Charity day at Worlebury

PUBLISHED: 08:55 17 August 2012

Worlebury ladies.

Worlebury ladies.

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Worlebury Golf Club opened its doors for the open charity team day, attracting 22 teams of four.

WORLEBURY Golf Club opened its doors for the open charity team day, attracting 22 teams of four.

Winners with 114 points were Chris Mannings-Hill, Andy Nicholls, Lee Grant and Graham Daugherty. Runners-up were Mark Otterburn, Terry Bradley, Billy Coles and Pete Nuttall with 111.

Proceeds raised on the day from the auction will be going to the club charity, Weston Hospicecare and also Steps at Southmead (anorexia unit).

The July monthly medal was contested at Worlebury, after being cancelled last month, with the event being played in three divisions

Alan Hartree found the conditions to his liking, shooting a superb gross 66 net 62 to take the first division honours with the card of the day, with plenty of others in good form.

Results - Division 1: Alan Hartree (66) 62; Dave Mellor (71) 64; Craig Conway (76) 64. Division 2: Ryan Harvard (81) 65; Joe Joyce (81) 65; Nathan Talbot (85) 67. Division 3: Matt Lacey (85) 65; Fred Spearing (91) 68; John Ratajczak (89) 69

The Bernard Oldfield Salver was the prize on offer for the winner of the seniors’ medal. William Nicol shot an excellent 67 to take the silverware with Clive Mealing on 68 and Alan Hartree, also on 68, second and third respectively.

Matt Blackman scored an impressive 42 points to win the junior midweek Stableford, with Charles Lewys second on 39 and Mike Nicholls taking third on 34.

The Worlebury teams also had a good week, the first team played the Bristol at home, and recorded a resounding four points to one win to retain their top of the table position.

Pick of the matches was Rich Godwin and Ken Hanson with a 3&2 victory, Chris Davidson’s side now need one win from their two remaining fixtures for promotion.

Meanwhile, the Avalon side were in action at home and also won by a solid four points to one margin against Burnham & Berrow. Team skipper Bark Burland partnered with Keri Allchurch were the top team on the day, recording a 5&4 result.

Finally, the seniors completed a hat-trick of wins by beating Henbury in a close match by four and a half points to three and a half.

Captain Pete Nuttall with Andy Nicoll and Chris Mannings Hill in Olympic pose on charity day.

AFTER a night of thunder and lightning, the day dawned brightly at Weston for the 44th Irlam Trophy - a husband and wife foursomes Stableford competition.

George Irlam and his first wife, Eileen, presented the handsome silver bowl back in 1969 and the event is now a firm favourite in the golf club’s annual calendar.

Sally Irlam took over the organisation of the event after her husband, George, passed away in 2003 and is delighted that it continues to be a great success.

The prize presentation took place at a dinner following play and Sally presented the winning pair, John and Pauline Lancaster, with the trophy. They just pipped Nigel and Gay Long on the back nine with an excellent 39 Stableford points.

Harry and Katrina Thomas came third with 36 points. Tim and Alysia Rees scored the only two of the day and received a dozen golf balls.

John and Pauline Lancaster receive the Irlam Trophy from Sally Irlam.

CLUB captain Colin Fear’s big day went off with a bang at Mendip Spring Golf Club, Congresbury.

The Saturday event commenced with a shotgun start bowmaker for men, with 28 teams competing, followed by a nine holes pick a pin any gender competition in the afternoon. There was also a putting competition followed by a pig roast buffet. The day concluded with entertainment from comedian Simon Sands.

The bowmaker competition was won by a team led by Ian Poole, with 86 points. Second was Nigel North’s team with 84 points and third was Nigel Linham’s team with 83 points.

Nearest the pin was won by Byron Stadden and 18-year-old Somerset junior champion Will Poole had a 350 yard longest drive.

Other competition results - seniors’ Stableford: M Webb-Morris 30pts; B Mellor 30; R Slocombe 30.

Chairman’s Challenge, men’s Stableford: B Whalley 38pts; L Felstead 35; S Stacey 32.

Ladies’ Daily Mail Foursomes - Division 1: Sue Sokol’s team 74; Wendy Greetham’s team 81.5; Janet Fear’s team 83.

Match results - seniors’ matches: Mendip Spring 4.5, Chipping Sodbury 2.5; Weston 4, Mendip Spring 3.

Ladies’ inter-club league: Tall Pines 5, Mendip Spring 5 (halved). Mendip Spring ladies continued their run of no losses this season.

Avalon team: Mendip Spring 3.5, Windwhistle 1.5.

IN WINDY and often wet conditions, 53 players from 19 clubs from around the UK contested the 2012 Junior Open at Burnham & Berrow.

The winning scores reflected the good quality of the play from the young entrants.

In category one, for players with handicaps below 10, the winner on countback was Richard Kippen of Enmore Park. Richard scored a gross 76 (nett 72), narrowly beating Burnham member Arthur Dickson-Bell, who had a gross 91 (72).

In category two, for players with handicaps between 11 and 18, the winner was again decided on countback. Lewis Thomas and Ian Kelland both from Pontypridd, recorded nett 73s, with Lewis coming out on top.

The over 19 handicap winner was Dan Solomon of Burnham with 40 points, followed by 11-year-old Alice Thomas of Pontypridd with 38.

The Love Cups for best nett scores were won by Charlie Huggins of Burnham (71) and Maddie Stone of East Devon (79). Finally, the Mills Shields for the best gross were won by Andrew Ferris of Clevedon (72) and Megan Dennett of Enmore Park (91).

THERE were two winners in the ladies’ competition at Wedmore last week as the regular monthly Stableford also incorporated the Grannies Cup, which can only be won by those golfers with grandchildren.

There were some good scores, with Saybria Sims with an excellent 36 points to take third place. This was one point behind Ange Webber, who qualifies as a granny and looked likely to win both prizes until virtually the last group of the day came in.

Maggie Morris came home with 38 points to win the Stableford, but leave Webber as the winner of the Grannies Cup for this year.

The previous week, the ladies had taken on the difficult format of foursomes in which players take alternate drives and shots. This calls for great trust in your partners, so congratulations must go to Judy Cutter and Liz Miller, who won with a creditable 35 points.

This was three points better than Margaret Rogers and Ruth Pearson in second place, just pushing Maggie Morris and Ruth Pearson into third place on countback.

While the seniors’ team were losing away at Knowle, those not in the team played a remarkable Stableford at home.

Terry Stew won with an impressive 44 points, but there were no less than four players tied behind him on 40 points. Countback sorted the positions out with John Taylor in second, followed by Bob Jackson, Eric Wallace and Jeff Elliott.

Ange Webber, winner of the Grannies’ Cup.

TWENTY-six members of Worlebury Golf Club ladies’ section boarded a coach for Dewstow Golf Club in Wales for their annual away day outing.

Everyone enjoyed 18 holes of golf in glorious sunshine, playing a bowmaker, followed by a two-course meal in the clubhouse.

The winners on the day were Marnie Sweet, Maxine Gardiner and Jill Hobbs with 68 points; Jan Simms, Claire Bayliss and Joyce Tiney (67); Michelle James, Janet Jamieson and Trish Smith (61). Nearest the pin was Trish Smith.

The winner of the Prunier Cup is Zandie Lennox with a nett score of 69. Runner-up was Claire Bayliss with 75.

Worlebury ladies winners: Marnie Sweet, Maxine Gardiner, Jill Hobbs with lady captain Sylvia Cook.

HUSBAND and wife team of Ken and Shelia Rouse teamed up to win the Jubilee Plate mixed greensomes at Brean Golf Club.

They notched an excellent 40 points in the Stableford format to win by a single point and give them their first win together in a mixed event. Second place went to competition debutants Mark and Suzanne Hatfield.

After being persuaded to enter by ladies captain Gail Mason, they almost marked their first competition appearance with a win after their round of 39 points. Two pairs tied on 37 points and were separated by a countback.

Over the back nine holes it was the aforementioned Gail Mason and her husband Steve who were victorious over Tony Roper and Annie Williams.

Pete Dunn was the winner of the Pro Shop Stableford by a comfortable margin after handing in a 39 point card. Runner-up six points behind was Ian Adams and Roger Phillips was a further point back in third spot.

The seniors had a close game with Windwhistle at home and only just secured victory as the final score ended 3.5-2.5 to the hosts.


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