Golf: No keeping up with Jones at Brean

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 May 2019

Steve and Millie Jones receive the Presidents Trophy from Richard House (right) at Brean

Steve and Millie Jones receive the Presidents Trophy from Richard House (right) at Brean


Steve Jones and daughter Millie won the prestigious Presidents Trophy at Brean with a whopping 48 points.

Jones twice broke his foot during the winter, but claimed the silverware - held in memory of Bert and Marie House - for a second time following success in 2014.

And it maintained an impressive run of success in the event as Steve's brother Paul and uncle Eric have also won in the past.

Millie did most of the damage with a rare five-pointer on the fifth hole as they finished three clear of Simon Baunton and guest Dave Bidgood.

Barry Fellows and Brian Read were third on 44 points, one ahead of Gordy Wheelaghan and Neil Barker, as the father-and-son pairing of Steve and Alec Bateman took fifth on countback as three pairs posted 41 points.

A total of 37 pairs took part in excellent weather, as club president Richard House hosted for the first time in the Kestrel Suite of the new country club.

After two months of stormy weather on the scheduled dates for the monthly Stablefords the May edition was completed and Roy Fletcher had the standout score with a superb 41 points for top spot in Division Two.

The 16-handicapper was four points clear of Paul McLanaghan and two shots lighter on his handicap as a reuslt, as Tony Richards finished third on 36 points.

Adam Cox was the only player to beat his handicap in the top flight as his excellent 38 points saw him five clear of Pete Barton, leading to a handicap cut to eight. Chris Payne was third with 32 points.

Roger Phillips won Division Three with 36 points, two clear of Steve Martin as Bob Toller finished another point back in third.

The three winners now have the opportunity to join club captain Trevor Pitt in the annual Sports Celebrity Am on Wednesday June 12 at Brean.

Brean Ladies entertained Weston on a dry but windy day for greensomes matchplay and, despite all four pairings having to give shots to their visitors, they held firm to end up victorious in all four.

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