New club captain signs in at Worlebury

Pete Nuttall, the new captain at Worlebury Golf Club started his new year in office with a greensomes competition.

FOLLOWING Worlebury Golf Club’s recent annual meeting, Pete Nuttall, the new club captain was formally presented with his green jacket by outgoing captain Jim Sutherland.

Pete who moves up from his vice-captain post of last term and prior to that was chairman of the match and handicap committee, addressed the meeting vowing to carry on the traditions and good work of previous post holders.

In other appointments, past captain Kerry Allchurch was appointed club chairman, while another former club captain Frank Barlow takes over from John Saxby in the president’s chair.

John Saxby was elected as a life member of the club following his tireless work for many years.

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Following a trend of this year, yet another former club captain Keith Wharton returns as vice-captain, while John Keight and Jim Skinner are both re-elected into chairman of greens and house committees for their third year respectively. Paul Gardiner was elected chairman of match and handicap committee.

Four new committee members - Dave Pope, Barry Newsome, Paul Lintern and Bill Stow are elected to complete the line-up for this year.

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New skipper Pete Nuttall was pleased to announce that Weston Hospicecare would be not only his, but also both the ladies’ and senior captains Sheila Cook and Kevin Pendergast’s charity of choice for the year.

The captain’s greensomes competition got underway once Nuttall had performed the traditional drive-in. Results: Barry Stone and Max Pitcher 49 pts; Pete Melhuish and Geoff Tucker 49; Paul Gardiner and Martin Philp 47.

? WESTON Golf Club seniors Texas scramble results: Nick Bohin, Frank Burns, Ray Harris, Tim Latchem 63 (5.9) 57.1; Tom Bacon, Tony Hynam, John Poole, Graham Somerville 63 (5.7) 57.3; David Bates, Terry Holden, John Morgan, Dave Southern 67 (5.8) 61.2; Colin Dummett, Dave Farmer, Peter Parish, Terry Whybroy 69 (7.1) 61.9; Trevor Knott, Michael Latham, Alan Tucker, Robin Webb 67 (5.1) 61.9; Ray Chambers, Roy Schubert, Peter Sedley-Jones, Brian Whiddett 68 (6) 62; Jim Blackhurst, Mike Hill, Gary Homer, Dennis Longden 68 (5.9) 62.1; Peter Alcock, Peter Lumb, Dave Snowdon, Tony Wyatt 69 (6.9) 62.1.

? BREAN Golf Club went ‘on tour’ over the weekend due to the annual car rally taking place at the leisure park.

Events were arranged for both Saturday and Sunday at two different venues and were well supported by the members.

The Car Rally Trophy played on Sunday had a new venue this year as 40 golfers travelled to Thornbury Golf Club where they received a warm welcome.

The players played an individual stableford over 18 holes and then gathered in the clubhouse for the blind draw. Steve Bateman led the way individually with a sparkling card of 43 points including a couple of two’s, with Chris Fairchild, Steve Jones and Steve Peates all topping the 40 point mark.

Fairchild was one of the early cards drawn out and was immediately followed by Paul Jones who totalled 39 points giving the pair an impressive score of 80. This looked to be the likely winners until Nigel Hodges who also had 39 points was joined by Bateman which gave them 82 points.

Third place went to two players who both handed in steady scores of 37 points in the shape of Trevor Pitt and Steve Mason, who in turn were one point ahead of Pete Dunn and Martin Brown in fourth.

The previous day saw almost 30 players make the short trip up the road to Burnham and Berrow and tackle the Channel Course for the Boycie Trophy.

The event organised by Mike ‘Boycie’ Sutton was an individual Stableford event and cold dry conditions greeted the players. The winner on the day was captain elect Stewart Garrett who played some steady golf to accumulate 38 points, helped by a couple of nett eagles on his opening nine holes.

Joining the members was professional Andrew March and he took second spot with a sub par round of 37 points. Jerry Brueford came third on 35 points and Jenny Vaughan defied injury to claim fourth with a respectable 34 points over the tough layout.

Two days earlier March relinquished his leadership of the Total Triumph Order of Merit after just one week as Ross Langdon (Henbury) overtook him after Langdon posted 65 to win the G&S PGA Medal at Weston.

March was back in ninth spot on 72 just ahead of Brean colleague David Haines on 73. Both players were left to rue dropped shots due to a lost ball each.

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