Late starters enjoy favourable conditions

Late starters at Burnham & Berrow enjoyed more favourable conditions in the latest club Stableford.

The late starters took advantage of more favourable conditions in the club Stableford at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club.

Club champion Ron Schroder took the honours in Division 1 with 38 points, and at the same time reduced his handicap back down to scratch. Ron picked up 18 points on the front nine getting to the turn in one over par 37.

Picking up three birdies and one bogey on the back nine, he returned in two under par for 20 points and 38 in total, edging out current club captain David Huxtable, who also scored 38 points, but lost out on countback.

Third spot went to last years’ captain Adrian Deakins, who also plays off a one handicap and scored 37 points. He also played the back nine in two under par, but will feel that taking four shots to get down from the front of the green at the par five eighth hole cost him the top spot.


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Tony Manlow won Division 2 with the highest point total of the day with 39 points, one ahead of Steve O’Connell, who scored 38 and two ahead of Mark Palmer in third place who scored 37.

Club members Jon Adams and Paul Spackman successfully defended the Four Ball-Better Ball Winter Open they won last year scoring 40 points, giving them victory by a one-point margin over Hugh Sandeman and Jon Bridger from Cleeve Hill Golf Club in Cheltenham.

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Playing in a cold south westerly with snow visible on the top of the Quantocks across the channel, Adams and Spackman fared better than most on the back nine which played long into the cold breeze, adding 18 points on the back nine to the 22 they made on the front nine.

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