Keith to partner club professional in PGA regional qualifier

Worlebury Golf Club presentation.

Worlebury Golf Club presentation. - Credit: Archant

Worlebury Golf Club member Keith Knight will partner club professional Gary Marks in the PGA regional qualifer at Burnham and Berrow.

A BIG day awaits Worlebury Golf Club member Keith Knight in July, as he will partner club professional Gary Marks, in the PGA regional qualifier at Burnham and Berrow.

In the club competition, playing in Division 2, Keith’s 41 points gave him a comfortable win over the field. Andrew Girling was second in this division with 37 and Derek Isgrove third with 36.

The First Division was a close-run affair with countback needed to decide the places, all three players having 37 points. Terry Bradley’s strong finish gave him the verdict over Frank Hopkinson and Steve Taylor.

There was a good win for Worlebury in the first round of the Somerset Bowl. Captained by the ebullient Mick Keen, the team, with a mixture of youth and experience, beat a strong Wells side at the neutral venue of Mendip Springs.

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With the score at two matches each, it was the pairing of Martyn Chambers and Paul McAdam who won the deciding match to take Worlebury through to the next round.

The bi-annual quiz was held to a packed clubhouse with 21 teams pitting their wits against the tough questions set by Dougie Woods and his team. Julian Winn’s team prevailed, holding off the challenge of chairman Keri Allchurch’s erudite outfit.

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Dave Clark’s team came third after a tie breaker. The music and pictures prize was won by former captain, Pete Nuttall’s side.

IN supporting Weston Hospicecare, Worlebury Golf Club continued its fine tradition of raising funds for worthy causes.

Last season a number were supported with Weston Hospicare the choice of past captain, Keith Wharton.

Louisa James, commuity fundraiser for the charity attended the club to formally receive a cheque for £1,712 from Keith. Both thanked the members for their generosity and Louisa stressed the importance of public support in the vital work of the charity.

Our picture shows a delighted Louisa receiving the cheque from Keith (right) and current captain Paul Gardiner (left).

THE PGA qualifier and monthly medal at Weston Golf Club was won by Josh Freeman with a nett 67.

With an amazing albatross on 17 and a birdie on 18, he beat Aussie Denison on countback. Division 2 winner was Mark Allen.

Weston ladies put out a strong team to play against the county second team in their pre-season warm-up match.

The visitors battled against the strong winds, but the conditions favoured the home side and Weston won 3&2. Weston’s Jade Cope playing for the county against her home team, drew her match with team-mate Charlotte Humphries against Joan Jenkinson and Alysia Rees.

Congratulations go to Alysia who has been selected for the county second team squad.

Weston ladies B team played their first Alliance match at home against Thornbury.

In testing conditions, the Weston team were victorious winning 9-5. Wendy Thomas went four up after six holes and secured her win on the 12th hole.

The winning streak was contagious as Diney Costeloe had a convincing 7&5 win, Katrena Thomas won 6&4 and Beryl Robert 3&2.

Winter Eclectic winner was Sue Andow with 61.5.

WORLEBURY Golf Club ladies section played their first monthly medal for 2014.

Winners were - Division 1: Maxine Gardiner (nett 70), Division 2: Isabella Swift (77), Division 3: Maureen Williams (81).

The difficult windy conditions helped to give a competition scratch score of 75, resulting in a handicap cut for Maxine Gardiner.

STEVE Mason won a back nine countback with captain-elect Stuart Wills for the right to represent Brean in the regional final of the Lombard National Pro-Am Trophy.

He will tee up in July alongside club professional Andrew March at Burnham & Berrow after his 40 point score headed the leaderboard. Wills just missed out but did have the consolation of carding two of the three twos handed in on the day.

Third place went to Pete Dunn on 36 and Graham Exton, who is slowly returning to fitness took fourth place on countback.

Richard Triscott enjoyed a good day in the final Winter League qualifier. The long time leader of the table won the last event before the final to cement his top spot and gain the five bonus points.

His 41 points led the way by two from Roger Vaughan with John Cullinan third on 36. Triscott also scooped the two’s pot by scoring the only one of the day.

John Sherwood was the crowned seniors’ Winter League champion following the conclusion of the last event of the winter series. He partnered Colin Roberts in the final betterball medal round and they ended up as the runners-up on the day with a score of 66.

This was two behind the winners of Roger Phillips and Dai Wood, who set the course alight with a storming front nine holes and they held on coming home to secure top spot. Third place went to seniors’ captain-elect Bob Hurrell and Ken Ponter after their 68.

Experience told as the seniors defeated their opposition of the main cub team at Brean. In very close and competitive game they won by three games to two to give captain Allen Fellingham victory in their first match of the season.

They will hope to carry that good form on when they face Wincanton at Taunton Vale in the first round of the Somerset Bowl.

ALTHOUGH the field was reduced by a number of team players being away, the scoring was still excellent in the club monthly medal at Wedmore.

Most affected was Division 1, but the nett 66 from Mike Snelgrove was good enough to win most weeks. He was closely followed by Tony Glover and Nigel Jones, both of whom came in with 68, with Glover just taking second place on countback.

Closest finish of the day was in Division 2 with three players all finishing with 65. Winner by virtue of an excellent back nine was Don Sarjant. Second place went to Max Grant with third place going to David Ash.

Kevin Osman also had a 65 which was good enough to see him clear winner of Division 2 with Grahame Cox a shot back in second place and Tony Biggs a further shot back in third. Best score from a small ladies field came from Dawn Chadwick.

The ladies chose an unusual format for their competition, selecting 15 out of their 18 holes played to count to their total Stableford points.

Gina Falcon came out on top with 34 points, one ahead of both Joan Peck and Linda Roberts, with Peck winning out on countback. Maggie Morris came in fourth with 32.

The week finished with the first mixed friendly of the season against Farrington, which ended in the best possible way as a 3½-3½ draw.

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