Worlebury golfers turn out in force for awards evening

PUBLISHED: 12:57 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:57 14 November 2018

Worlebury Golf Club.

Worlebury Golf Club.


Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Worlebury members turned out in force for the club’s annual trophy night.

It was a wonderful evening as the club celebrated the season’s successes. Presentations were made to individuals or pairs in internal competitions and mention was made once more of the great success that all sections of the club has had this year in county competitions.

Awards – men’s section:

Presidents Cup and Bisdee Cup (club champion gross and nett): Andy Cooper; Papworth Cup (gross runner up club championship): Alex Winn; Jubilee Cup and Jubilee Shield: Matt Blackman; Mike Tilke Putter (scratch): Ken Hanson; Scratch Salver: Ryan Jones; Professional Trophy: Tony Foster; Centenary Trophy: Tim Barden; RNLI Shield: Josh Talbot; Coronation Cup: Paul Lawrence; Battle of Britain and Murphy Cups: Ian Tunold; WD Payne Flag Cup: Craig Conway; Petty Cup: David Mellor; Founders Cup: Peter Gilpin; Tolladine Cup: Tony McDonald; Bert Dunston Memorial Cup: Steve Rowlands and Dougie Woods; Commemoration Cup: Dave Collard and John Melwani; Foursomes Championship: Kevin Fudge and John Leech; Glover Cup: Keri Allchurch and John Ratajczak.


Ladies’ club champion: Katherine Sokol; Papworth Cup (club champion gross runner up): Sue Sokol; Marshall Salver (best nett club championship) Susan Tarry; Vets & Grannies Cup, Daisy Payne Flag Cup and Margaret Dunston Cup: Maxine Gardiner;

Kelson Cup: Janet Jamieson; Bindon Salver: Diane Millar; Prunier Cup and Centenary Trophy: Helen Clarke; Hon Sec Cup: Janet Keight; President’s Salver: Sam Hewlett; Vi Dunstan Cup: Shirley Horobin; Jackson Barstow: Sue Kinch; Babs Shaw Rosebowl: Janet Fear.

Mixed - Princess Diana Salver: Graham Hewlett, Dean Hooper and Troy Young; Philpott and Gertrude Johnson trophies: Lauren and Ken Hanson; Fred Crawford: Louise Goodrum and Kelvin Betts; Stella Hammond Salver: Eunice and Paul McAdams; St Dunstans Cup: Janet Fear and John Leech; CD Lock Trophy: Pauline Smith and Kevin Fudge.

Seniors: champion and winner of Wally Hartree Cup: John Wright; championship: Cyril Morgan Cup (best nett): Tony McDonald; championship: Malcolm Simpson Tankard (over 70 years): Stuart Lock; championship: Les Marston Cup (over 19 handicap): Frank Woolman; George Taylor Memorial Cup: Kevin Fudge; Four Ball Better Ball Summer Knockout: Steve Gray and Stuart Lock; Sayer Shield: Brian Maidment; Bernard Oldfield Cup: Dave Green; Bernard Oldfield Salver: Steve Corcoran; Centenary Vase: Tony Evans; Centenary Cup: Bob Darling; Cliff Harrison Cup: Steve Taylor; Bill Eynon Cup: Malcolm Summers; Winter Greensomes Knockout: Andy Francis and Clive Rides.

Juniors - The Phillips Maggs Shield for gross club champion and nett winner of junior open: Michael Nicholls; Praill Cup for nett club champion, Knockout Shield and H&H Alarms Trophy: Ollie Tripp; Burnell Shield for player of the year, Hammond Millenium Trophy, Eric Waghorn Trophy, nett eclectic winner and Simon Lunn Trophy for season’s most improved handicap: Lauren Hanson; Comms Plus Trophy and winner junior open (gross) Alix Kew; gross eclectic – shared by Michael Nicholls and Alix Kew; Chesney Shield: Callum Tucker; Eric Snow Trophy: Tyler Reeves; most nearest the pins in the season award: Ben Smart; Collier Cup: shared by Alex Chandler and Mikey Nicholls; Troy Young was presented with the Princess Diana Salver as the junior in the winning team.

Drinks will be flowing in the Sokol household this Christmas following Sue’s win in the ladies’ bottle competition. Played over 15 holes, Sue’s 28 points beat Carole Miles by one. Ladies’ captain Lorna Macivor beat Emma Bourton on countback to come third, both scoring 26.

The seniors held their November Stableford which saw Ken Williamson return the day’s joint top score to win the first division with 41 points. Pete Cornish took second place with 40 and Malcolm Summers came third with 39.

Stuart MacIvor also had 41 points to win Division 2, but only on countback from Colin Goddard. Rod Gribble was third with 40 points. John Biggs played very well to take the over 80s prize with 37 points.

The club’s apprentice greenkeeper, Ryan Tate, attended the annual Saltex conference at the NEC in Birmingham as part of his college course at Cannington.

Saltex is the UK’s national event for grounds care, sports, amenities, estates and green space management. Ryan joined three of his college mates and competed against all the other colleges in the country.

There was a quiz element followed by a presentation. We are proud to say Ryan’s team came out the winners which was an excellent achievement. The team have been rewarded with a behind the scenes guided tour of the All England Club at Wimbledon next June just ahead of the championships.

An extremely poignant Remembrance Sunday ceremony, led by Rob McMillen, was held at the club to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Club captain Steve Taylor laid a wreath and commemorative crosses were laid by ladies’ captain, Laura Macivor and junior captain Michael Nicholls.

Sally Brosnan from Weston Golf Club was one of three winners to share the Division 5 Bath Salver for 2018.

The presentation was made at the Bristol and District Lady Golfers Alliance annual meeting at Knowle.

Weston seniors participated in the second qualifying round of the Alan Holt Trophy with the first two going forward to the knockout stage in 2019.

The competitors enjoyed a generally fine day with a moderate wind. The winner was Gerry Taylor with a nett 67 followed by Ian Freeman just pipping Mike Dyer on 69.

Four players scored 70 separated on countback with Clive Stillwell ahead of past captain Robin Webb, who was just ahead of the new captain Eddie Langford. The final position on 70 went to David Gerry. The twos competition resulted in only six achieving a two.

It was a week of change at Wedmore when both the senior and ladies’ sections change captains.

The handover for the seniors was preceded by a match between teams representing the old and new captains. David Taylor went out on a high note with his team triumphing over that led by incoming captain Ian Sentence.

The ladies set out with the intention of playing a full 18 holes prior to their annual meeting, but reduced this to nine holes due to the wet weather.

The team of Pam Berry, Sue Hughes and Marion Warren-Smith won with 35 points, just a point better than Mary-Lou Denny, Heather Abraham and Ali Mantell with Ali Dodkin, Cathy Olive and Ange Webber just beating Marlyn Jackson, Maggs Willetts and Saybria Sims on countback for third spot.

A good turnout returned for the meeting in the evening to see Shirley Gooding hand over the reins of office to new captain Gill Jones.

Kevin Osman has a few weeks to wait before he takes over as club captain and perhaps being free of this burden spurred him on to score 41 points and win Division 2 of the monthly Stableford, although only on countback from Malcolm Tanner.

Jon Raeside was third on 37. Rich Vowles was winner in Division 1, his score of 39 just edging out Nigel Jones by a point with Alan Richardson a further shot back in third place.

A very close finish in Division 3 saw Don Sarjant win by a single point on 40 with Dave Horsley and Chris McKinley just a point behind with Horsley taking runners-up spot on countback.

The November medal was the competition of the day at Brean and with it the Bill Anderson Memorial Trophy was awarded to the leading score overall.

Two players compiled nett 65s so although both were victorious in their divisions and a countback was needed to decide the destination of the silverware.

Division 2 winner Gavin Jenkins had the better back nine to secure the trophy and narrowly defeat his Division 1 counterpart Matt Shaw, who continued his excellent run of form.

Jenkins held a one-stroke margin of victory in the middle flight as Byron Lismore and his uncle Mark Jenkins ran him close with their nett 66s, with Lismore just getting the nod for the runners-up prize after another countback.

Shaw was two clear in the top division as he headed home Andy Thomas (67) and Dan Broom (68) in second and third respectively.

Nett 66 was the winning score for Kevin Davies in Division 3 as he enjoyed a three-stroke cushion over Trevor Searle and Gordy Wheelaghan in second and third spots.

Jeff and Brian Read won the first of the Christmas themed competitions for 2018 as they won the Turkey Greensomes. The father and son team scored 41 points to beat Dave Morgan and Dan Williams in second spot by a single point.

Another point further back in third position was the pairing of Dave Bradley and John Cullinan.

The ladies braved the damp conditions to complete their November Stableford and also do battle for the inaugural Grandmothers Trophy.

Scoring wasn’t as good as has been the case in recent competitions meaning 30 points was good enough to see Linda Edmondson take the win and become the first name to be engraved on the new trophy.

She won by one from Lyn Bird and Shirley Marlow with Bird being awarded second after a countback.

Division 1 of the seniors’ Stableford saw three players tie on 38 points meaning the countback rules needed to be applied to decide a winner.

With the better back nine score, Tony Higgins was awarded top spot ahead of Mike Allen with club champion Ron Edmondson having the settle for third spot.

Division 2 saw seniors captain-elect Vincent Ford complete the medal and Stableford double for November. Seven days after winning the medal, he was once again top of the scorecharts with 37 Stableford points, which was three better than runner-up John Hale. Roger Phillips was third with 32.

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