Hole-in-one recorded at Weston captain’s day

Burnham Golf Club juniors.

Burnham Golf Club juniors. - Credit: Archant

A hole-in-one by Andrew Hirst was recorded during captain’s day at Weston Golf Club.

STEVE Corrick held his captain’s day at Weston Golf Club when 37 teams played a four-ball bowmaker.

The weather ranged from torrential showers to high winds, which resulted in the winning team of Dave Isaac, Jack Radcliffe, Craig Hallworth and Andy McLeish scoring 83 points.

The nearest the pin prize went to Chris Evans and nearest the pin in two on the 10th to Sam Fernley, with the men’s longest drive going to Nick Farrant and the ladies’ to Pam Hudson. A special mention goes to Andrew Hirst for achieving a hole-in-one.


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Dave Isaac, Jack Radcliffe, Craig Hallworth, Andy McLeish 83 pts; Keiron Aplin, James Lane, Darren Henderson, Andy Gil 83; Pete Fryer, Nick Giuffrida, Terry Leonard, Alex Larkin 82; Chris Homer, David Andow, Gary Homer, Dave Snowdon 80; Rich Carter, Dave Richardson, Ross Davidson, Lee Walsh 79; Mark Allen, Kevin Jones, Adam Jones, Ian Clarke 78.

Congratulations to David Rowland who won the seniors’ championship for the fifth time from runner-up Trevor Knott, who is still able to return a gross score under his age. Tony Hyman won the Captain’s Trophy for the best nett score.

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Results – seniors’ championship: David Rowland 75 (gross); Trevor Knott 78; Eddie Langford 78; Tony Hynam 79.

Captain’s Trophy: Tony Hynam 68 (nett); Gerald Taylor 68; Dave Farmer 69; Eddie Langford 69; David Andow 69; Roy Schubert 70.

Weston went through to the next round of the Somerset Bowl with a 3-2 win against Stockwood Vale. The match was played at the neutral venue of Clevedon Golf Club.

The team consisted of James Lane, Kevin Lane, Glen Taylor, Eddie Langford, Adrian Edwards, Anthony McEvoy, Dave Andow, Andy Balcombe (team captain), Harry Turner and Jack Radcliffe.

Winning pairs were Kevin and James Lane who won the first match comfortably.

Eddie Langford and Glen Taylor won their match 8&7. Team captain Andy Balcombe and David Andow secured the overall win in the foorth match by winning 5&3 on the castle hole.

WESTON ladies held their annual summer open competition on a day with glorious sunshine with superb course conditions and very fast greens.

Teams of four played a bowmaker competition. The winning team consisted of three Weston ladies with their guest from Lansdown, near Bath.

Julie Ward, Alison Whitewood, Sue Radcliffe and Di Garry took first prize with 95 points. Alysia Rees, Wendy Thomas, Sue Andow and Cathy Preston, all from Weston, came second with 91.

Lady captain Di Walker, together with Chris Read and guests Sue Dennis and Corinne Rees, came third on 87, with visitors Elizabeth Matthews, Julia Nuttall, Sue Reading and Jane Cooper taking fourth place with 84.

Nearest the pin on the third hole was won by Weston player Rosie Hull who, using a five wood, achieved a hole-in-one to secure the bronze prize, adding several valuable points to their team score.

Nearest the pin in the silver division was guest Sue Hockley. Bronze longest drive prize was won by Alison Whitewood, with guest Lesley Wills winning the silver category.

Nine-hole qualifier: Patricia Murray 20 pts; Di Walker 17; Joan Cumming 17.

36-hole putting championship was won by Wendy Homer with 65, followed closely by Jade Cope with 66 and Di Walker with 70.

Left to right: Weston ladies open winners Alison Whitewood, Julie Ward, with lady captain Di Walker, Sue Radcliffe and guest Di Garry.

THE seniors’ championship at Worlebury was a nail-biting affair and ended with a tie between Mike Reeves and Dave Treleaven, both finishing on 78 gross, which will require a play-off to decide the outcome.

The Cyril Morgan Cup for the best nett score was won by Fred Spearing with an excellent 65, with Trevor Davies second on 68.

The Malcom Simpson Cup for players over 70 years of age was won by Frank O’Dell with a nett score of 67. The Les Marston Cup for the higher handicappers was won by Bob Anderson with a nett score of 67.

In a game played in glorious sunshine, the seniors continued their winning form by beating The Mendip seniors 5-1.

It was an early start for the men in the annual summer Cockcrow competition. The event was won by Pete Nuttall and Phil Stone with 42 points, pipping Steve Beasley and Kevin Pearson into second on countback, with the father and son combination of Andy and Michael Nicholls third, one point further back.

WHEN US Open champion Justin Rose was winning the England Boys Under-18 championship at Burnham & Berrow in 1995, three of these young Burnham golfers were not even born.

Lewis Norton-Collins, Charlie Huggins, Miles Richardson and Dan Davis completed a sponsored 72-hole golf marathon on the championship course and raised over £1,250 to support McMillan Cancer Care.

Starting at 4.30am, they finished their challenge some 14 hours later. In doing so, they covered well over 90 miles between them and hit nearly 1,300 shots.

Burnham & Berrow are through to the third round of the Somerset Bowl after a fine 4-1 win against Orchardleigh at Bath.

Adrian Deakins and Harvey Sampson won the top match 2&1, before Neil Folland and Robin Griffiths lost one down. Victories for pairings of Andy Harriott and Symon Clifford (two up), Andy Fisher and Jon Pitcher (3&1) and Neil Darby and Justin Lane (2&1), sealed the match.

The seniors are also through to the third round of the Somerset Bowl with a 3-2 victory over Long Sutton at Taunton Vale. They now play Taunton & Pickeridge in the next round.

On a difficult day with standard scratch rising to 74, Adrian Beaumont won the June Stableford with an impressive 38 points. Rob Rossiter took second from Chris Hill on countback, both with 36 points.

In Division 2, Jon Marshfield came first with 34 points ahead of Stephen Reading and Tony Pearman with 32.

The yearly Up with the Lark foursomes competition was played with 24 players on the tee at 6.30am for the shotgun start. Winners were Alison Smith, who started the competition over 20 years ago when she was captain and Gill Barry with 34 points. Runners-up were Elizabeth Sloman and Pat Rodgers.

Two Macmillan Cancer Spoon Stableford competitions were played. The first was won by Mell Bell with 31 points. Donna O’Connell was second with 30 and Annette Poynton third also with 30.

The second competition was won by Mandy Vickers with 37 points. Pat Rodgers was second with 36, followed by Jane Powell, again with 36.

Junior member Taylor Stote has won the SWCGC Under-14 individual championships which was held at Launceston. Taylor was also part of the Somerset Under-14/16 squad which won the team event.

Stote, Tom Barker and Charlie Huggins finished runners-up in the Somerset team event held as part of the Clevedon Junior Open. The team had the same score as the eventual winners, but were second on countback.

Huggins also had the second best individual score in Division 1, but finished fourth on countback, while Lewis Norton-Collins finished second in Division 2.

Still standing after 72 holes are Lewis Norton-Collins, Charlie Huggins, Miles Richardson and Dan Davis.

JOHN Russell emerged as the new club champion at Wedmore following a dramatic play-off against current champion Ben Barwell.

The event over 36 holes began with Barwell taking a one-shot lead from Russell with an excellent 74 in blustery conditions. Rich Vowles was a further shot back in third, with the perennial Tim Harris back in a group of players on 79.

The wind blew even stronger for the second round and scores were generally higher. Harris, however, improved with a 76 which in the end proved good enough for third place.

Meanwhile, Russell had moved past Barwell into a comfortable lead until a lost ball caused a disastrous eight on the penultimate hole to bring the scores back level. He then holed a brave putt on the 18th to take the contest to a three-hole play-off.

Both had shaky bogies at the first, but Barwell holed a long putt to birdie the second. Russell hit the flag with his bunker shot, but the ball stayed out as he fell one behind.

He then had a par on the final hole, while Barwell struggled in the rough and missed a crucial putt to take six, leaving Russell as both club and seniors’ champion.

Rob Davis had two outstanding rounds below handicap to take the Directors’ Cup for the best nett score. Best nett scores for individual days went to Keith Jackson and Josh Barwell, while the best gross rounds were won by Rich Vowles and Geoff Fisher.

The ladies’ held an open bowmaker which was won by the home team of Jan Jenkins, Shirley Restorick and Ann Search with 78 points. Best visitors’ team were runners-up frm Farrington, Peta Romaine, Gill Russell and Heather Woodland just one point behind. Judy Cutter, Esme Gulliver and Joan Peck all from Wedmore were a further point back in third.

The ladies’ had a second competition when the captain’s team beat the vice-captain’s side by the narrow margin of 7.5-5.5.

Weston Golf Club captain Tom Bennett, director Ken Abraham, winner of the Directors’ Cup, Rob Davis, club champion John Russell with the Jackson Trophy presented by Carol Jackson.

ALAN Marshall led the way in the monthly Stableford at Brean, with a best of the day score of 42 points.

This took him to Division 3 success by four points over Andy Chapple. Alec Bateman was the victor of Division 2 with the only other score to reach the 40 point mark with the runner-up again scoring 38 in the shape of Tony Richards.

In the top flight, Andy Thomas won with 37 points by one from Mark Hatfield. Suzanne Hatfield won the ladies’ event.

The second round of the seniors Captain’s Cup was won by Bill Griffin. He returned a nett 66 to win by a single shot from Colin Roberts. Third place went to Barrie Yearsley who posted a nett 69.

The seniors made the short hop up the coast to visit their near neighbours at Weston. They took with them their top form as well as they consigned their hosts to a 4-3 defeat after producing some superb golf along the way.

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