Local pair triumph in first mixed open

WESTON'S first mixed open greensomes of the season was held in blustery conditions, causing great difficulties especially for the players out early.

WESTON'S first mixed open greensomes of the season was held in blustery conditions, causing great difficulties especially for the players out early.

Over 60 pairs competed in this qualifying event for the Claude Lalonde Trophy. Winners and competitors joined the captain afterwards for the prize presentation and some excellent clubhouse hospitality.

The captain, Aussie Denison, in his presentation speech, welcomed all visitors to the club, particularly the large group of visitors from Frome, and thanked everyone for taking part.

The top four pairs are invited to return to compete for the Claude Lalonde Trophy on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, and all other competitors are invited to play for the consolation prize of the Walker Plate on Sunday, October 17.

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For details of the above and other open competitions, please log on to www.westonsupermaregolfclub.com or ring Karen on 01934 626968.

Results: Harry and Trina Thomas (Weston) 42 points; Simon Clifford and Sue Maradell (Burnham and Weston) 40; Rob and Elain Richardson (Frome) 39; Richard and Lucy Allen (Frome) 38; Andy and Zena Balcombe (Weston) 37.

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Gross stableford: Trevor and Loan Jenkinson (Weston) 25. G H Evans Trophy (best Weston pair): Harry and Trina Thomas.

WORLEBURY held the Pro Trophy qualifier competition and results were: Saturday, April 24: M Morgan 61 nett; A Winn 64 (on count-back); C McLeod 64.

Sunday, April 25: P Vibert 63; M Keen 65 (on count-back); M Amesbury 65.

Worlebury also held its first charity day of the year on May 1 and results were:

Men (28 teams): R Lloyd, D John, C Weekes, H Rowlands (119 points); S Taylor, K Wharton, H Josling, M Philp (116 back 9-60); J Sutherland, C M Hill, A Nicholls, N Carter (116 back 9-59).

Ladies (4 teams): A Cook, M Gardiner, L Griffiths, M James (103).

Nearest to the pin competition: 2nd, D Thompson;12th, 1st J Sutherland 4'2"

Well done to G Williams on an excellent hole in one on the sixth hole.

Donations for the day: �100, Anonymous; �50, captain Martin Green; �50, vice-captain Jim Sutherland; �70, past captains; �30, Stragglers; �50, Seymours Roofing Ltd; �20, Hobbs and Webb. Total raised: �493.

The captain, lady captain and Worlebury Golf Club would like to thank all their sponsors for their generous support of this competition and the chosen charity, the Weston Area Health Trust Diamond Appeal.

In the Worlebury team matches, the first team played hosts to Landsdown and recorded a shared half while the Avalon Team played away at Stockwood Vale and came away with a superb win by 3.5 to 1.5, helped by an excellent hole in one by Lance Myhill on the second hole.

BREAN held the popular Pro's Day and 15 teams were up for the challenge of trying to beat the Pros.

Brean's professionals David Haines and Andrew March were accompanied by club captain Steve Bateman and Roy Baker in a Melody fourball format and they were in perfect harmony as they returned an excellent score of 64 which none of the other teams managed to beat, therefore missing out on claiming a prize from the Pros.

The nearest challengers were the quartet of Tony Groves, Dave Lockwood, John Mardon and Brian Read who had a nett score of 68.1 and as the leading team (excluding the Pros team) they won the Shield.

Roger and Jenny Vaughan, Mats Mattsson and Kevin Davies finished just .1 of a shot behind them in third place.

Jerry Brueford produced the round of the day in the Super Series stableford. He was one of the later starters but posted an excellent 44 points. This was by far the best score on a cold, breezy and often drizzly day and it was also good enough to see his handicap reduced by three shots.

Taking the runners-up spot in Division Two behind Brueford was Mike Porter on 36. Barry Tucker was the leading player in Division One with 39 points which gave him a five-shot cushion over Steve Bateman in second.

The Avalon B team were also in action at Brean as they squared up to a powerful Minehead side in Division Six. Minehead arrived with a formidable line-up packed with low handicap golfers and this was to prove a good selection as they won by 3 games to 2.

The seniors are a force to be reckoned with under the leadership of Dai Wood at home these days and they sent another team home empty handed last week.

It was the first leg of the annual match against Fosseway and they whitewashed them by six games to nil. With the second leg to come later in the year Brean are assured of keeping hold of the trophy they won last year. In the case of an overall tie the previous year's winners keep the silverware so they can even afford a 6-0 defeat at Fosseway and retain the trophy.

Roy Snell produced the outstanding round of the day in the seniors' May Medal and Hall of Fame competition. He carded a nett 69 which pipped Roger Phillips by a single shot. Snell, much to the delight of his regular playing partners, received a handicap reduction to 23 after his round.

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