Captain’s day held at Worlebury

PUBLISHED: 14:19 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 21 June 2017

Worlebury Golf Club winners.

Worlebury Golf Club winners.


Worlebury Golf Club captain Andy Collard hosted captain’s day at the club with the competition hotly contested as usual.

It was a big day for Worlebury captain, Andy Collard, as he hosted his captain’s day. The competition, as always, was hotly contested, but in the end it resulted in a clear win for the team of Graham Hewlett, Tony Westren, Paul Marsh and Julian Brown with 130 points. In second place with 126 were Paul Shearing, Michael Ham, Dean Nute and Jim Walton, who edged out the team of Andy Cooper, Chris Mannings-Hill, Alan Street and Russell Priest by one point.

The ladies’ competition was won by lady captain, Sue Kinch, vice-captain, Lorna Macivor, Pauline Smith and Eunice McAdams with 121.

Nearest the pin prizes were won by Martin Green on the second and Martin Philp on the 12th.

The evening, as always, was special with a crowded clubhouse being entertained by an excellent set from local band, the JD Experience.

Andy thanked everyone who had contributed to the day’s success, particularly vice-captain, Steve Taylor and his helpers on the hospitality tent at the eighth tee with a special mention to chefs, former captains, Jim Sutherland and Paul Lintern.

The ladies’ Alliance team notched up another fine win, this time away to Tracy Park by 10-4 which replicated the result at home. Played in scorching conditions the Worlebury team of Sue Sokol, Katherine Sokol, Emma Bourton, Helen Clarke, Janet Fear, Sue Tarry and Claire Bayliss were on fire.

This followed up an excellent performance by Emma Bourton and Maxine Gardiner in the Bristol and District Ladies Golf Association Handicap Foursomes. Facing Filton in the quarter-finals, the pair combined beautifully to see off strong opposition and march on to the semis.

Ginette Bright top scored with a nett 71 to win Division 2 in the ladies’ June medal. Diane Millar and Angela Bagley were second and third respectively. Janet Fear won Division 1 with a nett 72 followed by Sue Sokol and Helen Clarke.

Countback was required to separate the field in Division 3 with Eunice McAdams pipping Carole Miles and Shirley Horobin.

Barry Newson’s seniors were also firing on all cylinders continuing their rich vein of form with two fine 4-2 home wins against Mendip and Long Ashton. Both matches were played in sunny, but breezy conditions with fast running greens which made life slightly tricky.

Barry took a well-deserved rest in the Mendip match, leaving the team in the capable hands of John Yates. The match was marred by Mendip captain, Henry Banks, taking ill at dinner, led to an admission to Weston Hospital. Thankfully Henry is on the road to recovery and the seniors send him their good wishes.

The match was won after a strong start by Worlebury’s opening three pairs who recorded big wins particularly Stuart Macivor/Fred Spearing and Nick Ryan/Clive Rides.

By comparison, the Long Ashton success was largely down to a strong finish with the pairings of Nick Ryan/John Hobbs and Pete Cornish/Chris Nelson winning the final two matches to see Worlebury home. The other home success was in the opening tie with Gordon Poynter and Ron Stevens playing well to win 3&1.

John Jones was a clear winner in the seniors’ Centenary Cup, his nett 65 was five shots better than his nearest challenger, John Millar, who took the runners-up prize on countback from Frank Hopkinson and Stuart Lock.

Richard Brown took the men’s midweek Stableford with 39 points, two clear of runner-up Trevor Isaacs, who came second on countback from Ryan Jones and Kerry Dunstan. This fine performance saw a reduction in Richard’s handicap and elevation to the second division.

Weston Golf Club hosted its annual captain’s charity fourball competition in conjunction with Business Leader Magazine.

The 125th anniversary year captain’s charity day was in aid of bowel cancer in memory of former captain Anthony McEvoy.

The course was playing well and enjoyed by all 130 competitors during the day. The winners were Andy Disney, Andy Fernley, Chris Wray and Joe Neary, with 93 points. They were followed by Rich Carter, Pete Fryer, Dave Richardson and Lee Walsh on 92, Jon James, Dave Edwards, Rich Fisher and Kerry Kimitri (88), Phil Acton, Dave Isaac, Trevor Isaac and Steve Acton (88).

Two holes-in-one were achieved on the seventh and 14th, recorded by Steve Thomas and Robert Adams and the nearest the pin in two was achieved by Dave Wright, these holes were sponsored by TaxAssist.

All competitors enjoyed the halfway house and this was kindly sponsored by Marston’s Brewery. Food was supplied with bacon rolls to start and a buffet running throughout the day. There was an extensive prize table for the winners and sponsored holes.

The club held its annual Fuller’s London Pride gold medal and club medal. A hot and sunny day greeted the competitors and the winner of the gold medal and Division 2 recipient with a nett 65 was Kenton Simpson. Division 1 winner was Jack Radcliffe.

One score to mention was Matt Evans with a gross 71 after he recorded a sixat the first.

Results - Division 1: Jack Radcliffe 67, Matt Evans 68, Roger Magor 68, Mark Fozzard 69, Clive Stillwell 69. Division 2: Kenton Simpson 65, Chris Disney 68, Ian Goldsworthy 68, Nick Bohin 70, Keith Davie 70.

In contrast to the week before, Weston ladies were bathed in sunshine for their captain’s away day to Cumberwell Park.

Seven teams of four competed for prizes with the winners of Sally Irlam, Virginia Rossi, Julie Ward and Reine O’Reilly taking top prize. The ladies enjoyed a meal after the prize giving before heading home.

It was a busy week at Wedmore with the competition literally hotting up at the weekend.

The ladies held an open bowmaker with competitors from clubs across the county. This year there were more prizes for visitors, but the overall prize went to a Wedmore team.

This was ladies’ captain Saybria Sims with Judy Cutter and Wendy Lucas, although their score of 78 was matched by Ronnie Follenfant, Janis Lawrence and Sue Hughes who lost out on countback, but took the best home team prize.

Best visitors were Sue Grounds, Liz Lyon and Cathy May from Mendip Spring with 73 points, which was one better than second-placed Sue Harrop, Ann Gates and Heather Bush from Wheathill.

There was also a prize for the best mixed club team and this went to Caroline Patterson and Audrey Cowlin from Wedmore with Hazel Cox from Worlebury.

There were more visitors the previous day when the seniors held their invitation day. Tony Biggs invited the right guest as he and Peter Stuckey from Tiverton together scored 43 points to win by a point from Ivor Monelle and Alan Wignall from Clevedon, who in turn were a point better than third-placed John Hogan playing with Liam Player from Stockwood Vale.

Saybria Sims picked up her second trophy of the week winning another bowmaker alongside Jim Dobbs and club captain Steve Smith. Their score of 85 points was four better than runners-up John Cutter, Terry Clark and Brian Webber, with John Russell, Roger Harding and Tom Bennett third on 78.

Hottest player in the Sunday medal was John Cutter winning Division 3 with a nett 66, eight better than John Vowles with David Horsley third. A close finish in Division 1 saw Lee Parsons winning on 70, a single shot better than John Wormald with Rob Davis another shot back in third.

David Poyner was the only other player beating his handicap, his 68 winning Division 2 by two shots from Frank Denniston with Evan Newman third. Dawn Chadwick was best lady on nett 78.

Despite the final format of the re-vamped Brean Super Series rotation being a pairs event, one player certainly dominated proceedings.

Dan Reason produced a stunning round off his 26 handicap to provide the basis of the winning score for himself and Jeff Read. In the betterball medal format, the pair returned a remarkable nett 51, 18 under par, to win by six from Roger Phillips and Tony Romeo.

Reason did much of the damage, but Read also featured on the card along the way. Reason bagged the only two of the day at the 17th as well as the pair collected the bulk of the prizes on offer. Third place went to Ray Rushman and Mike Hurman on 59.

Rushman had an impressive weekend as he had the low round of the day in the June Stableford with 43 points to bring him Division 3 success. He also enjoyed the largest winning margin of the three divisions as he ended five points clear of John Ham.

Stewart Garrett headed the Division 2 scorecharts with a solid round of 42 points which reduced his handicap by a couple of shots. Brian Read was the runner-up to Garrett on 38. Russell Shaw was the final winner of the day with his Division 1 win after carding 41 points, leaving him two clear of Jason Kidley in second.

Birthday boy Bill Griffin produced another stunning round to win the third and final round of the seniors’ Captains Cup. Having won the opening round two weeks previously with a nett 61, he was in pole position heading into this event.

He made sure no-one would get a chance to challenge him by returning a best of the day 64 on his 82nd birthday. This was two better than the rest of the field and not surprisingly gave him a very comfortable nine-stroke winning margin over Roger Phillips overall.

Runner-up on the day was Barrie Tucker on 66 as he defeated Pete Douglas after a countback. Barrie Yearsley was awarded third spot in the overall event on 136.

The ladies’ June medal went to Sue Wright who negotiated a breezy day better than the rest. On a day when scoring was difficult with the firm ground and the strong wind, she beat Liz Blackwell into second with Gail Mason being awarded third.

Matt Haskins won the midweek Stableford with his 41-point card. Haskins has been a steady performer this season and he ended two clear of runner-up Steve Eley, who had to fend off Trevor Searle on countback for that position.

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