Good scoring at Brean

BREAN held the December Monthly Medal where scoring was good.

BREAN held the December Monthly Medal where scoring was good. Two of the divisions were decided on count-back after the top three players had all tied on the same score. Division Two had three players hand in nett 69s of which Simon Williams had the better back nine and Nigel Ellis and Gareth Evans had to settle for the minor places.

Division Three was the other division that needed the computer's help in deciding the result. Ian Adams secured his first victory of the weekend after his nett 70 ahead of Tony Romeo and Terry Morgan.

Best scoring of the day came in the top division though as Barry Tucker carded nett 67 off his 11 handicap which meant a one-shot victory over the consistent Stuart Wills. Jason Kidley was two behind in third on 70.

The Lukee Cup managed to be played at the second attempt on Sunday. Two weeks ago it fell victim to the wet weather but this time a large field competed in the popular Christmas competition where every player gets a prize. The overall winner of the silverware was Tony Westren after a superb effort of 43 points.

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Tony was two points clear of Alan Marshall as he claimed the top spot in Division Two as well. Both players had their handicaps reduced as a result of their scores. Captain-elect Steve Bateman had done a lot of the hard work in buying all the prizes beforehand and he managed to collect the top prize in Division One with his score of 38 points. Tony Higgins just missed out as he scored one less in taking the runners-up spot. Ian Adams matched his achievement of the previous day as he again won Division Three with 37 points. Graham Foy was second after also having 37 points but missed out on count-back.

Professionals David Haines and Andrew March finished the year in style as they claimed the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Pairs title at Burnham and Berrow last week.

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Surprisingly considering the length of time they have known each other it was the first time they had paired up in competition but after the successful result hopefully it will not be the last. They carded an 11 under par score of 59 over the Channel course in a scramble and betterball format. David played the final eight holes in seven under par. He also managed something that he can't remember achieving in a single round before and that was carding an amazing three eagles in 18 holes.

WORLEBURY Ladies played a 15-hole greensome stableford competition in foul weather conditions. The winners were M James and J Jamieson 30 points; J Simms and M Cochrane 29; and H Cox and J Tiney 27.

WESTON Seniors had 54 players taking part in the Stableford competition.

Tony Wyatt, with 43 points and Nick Bohin with 42 must have been pleased with their efforts, only to find they were beaten by Niz Hasham with his dazzling 44.

Results: N Hasham 44 points; A Wyatt 43; N Bohin 42; L R Schubert39 (count-back); J Ness 39; S Bennett 39; T Knott 39; D L Bates39.

Other leading scores: J A M Morgan 38; A Willis 38; T Latchem 38; P Parish 38; D Andow 38; M J Hill 38; D Reynolds 37; G Tripp 35; J M Williams 35; W J Raynham 35;N Jillings 35.

Midweek Stableford, Division 1: T James 44 points; M Evans 38; S Blackaller 38; P Bliss 37; J James 37; J Williams 35; C Hall 32; O Bliss 26; P R Trego 26.

ISLE of Wedmore began to wind down for Christmas this week but the seniors managed to combine both golf and festivities on Monday morning.

The golf in the morning took the shape of a two-club and putter competition. This causes much head scratching as players try to work out what clubs are going to get them to the green as well as get them out of any bunkers in the way. As usual, some players manage to come up with the right answers and score at least as well as they do with a full bag of clubs.

This year the successful players were John Sim, who scored 20 points over the nine holes, and Peter Bendell who equalled this score but lost out on count-back. Third place was taken by Elliis Nearn with 19 points, while Tony Biggs had the only two of the day and Gordon MacArthur won the "Water Challenge".

The golf was followed by the seniors Christmas meal, which this year was unusual in that it was attended by two ladies; Carole Pope, the new assistant professional, was a special guest while Claire Biggs kept unruly diners in place giving the annual speech proposing the toast to the Senior's Section. As usual, charity is also a major consideration on these occasions and a collection raised �137 for the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Unit at Nailsea.

Members are reminded that the EGM will take place on January 3 at 2.30 pm. Attendance is of utmost importance to the club. All golfers are wished a very Happy Christmas and a birdie laden New Year.

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