Paul stars at Worlebury

Worlebury Golf Club first team player Paul Simmonds was the star of the show in the annual 36-hole Stableford competition.

WORLEBURY Golf Club first team player Paul Simmonds was the star of the show in the annual 36-hole Stableford competition, the Jubilee Cup and Shield.

A cup winner of this event two years ago, Paul went one better taking both the net and the gross events to win both the cup and the shield.

Results - morning (net): Zack Shelford 38; Paul Simmonds 36; Ryan Jones 35. Afternoon (net): Jeremy Blackman 40; Paul Simmonds 38; Ryan Carlier 37.

Morning (gross): Paul Simmonds 32; Zack Shelford 32; Simon Dempsey 31. Afternoon (gross): Paul Simmods 34; Jeremy Blackman 33; Ross Coyne 30.

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Overall gross winner: Paul Simmonds 74; Ryan Carlier 71; Zack Shelford 70.

Overall net winner: Paul Simmonds 66; Simon Dempsey 59; Zack Shelford 58.

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Another first teamer, Ross Coyne, had an excellent hole-in-one, at the par three 194 yard 16th hole.

The Glover Cup was played over the winter months at Worlebury in a pair’s format, culminating in the final played last week. The pairing of Rob Field and Luke Matthews overcame Graham Dougherty and Bob Anderson 6&5 to take the title.

Worlebury first team hosted Tall Pines and had an excellent 4-1 victory. There were some good wins, with the pick being Chris Davidson and Zack Shelford by 6&5 and Simon Dempsey with Joe Dale coming in 5&4 winners.

Worlebury Avalon team played at Burnham & Berrow, but didn’t do so well, losing 4-1, with the only point coming from a win by Dean Hooper and Cameron Mcleod.

WESTON seniors recently held their Salmon and Vets Cups competition on a fine morning with a field of 63 golfers.

The Salmon Cup had a clear winner in Alan Harris, who is in a rich vein of form having won the Dennes Cup the week before.

Colin Dummett is performing well after his return from Burnham won the Vets Cup, awarded to the best performance by golfers over 70 years of age.

Salmon Cup results: Alan Harris (19) 40 pts; Michael Latham (19) 37; Ray Harris (11) 37; Tony Barry (11) 37.

Vets Cup: Colin Dummett (12) pts; Pete Holiday (18) 36; Frank Burns (18) 35; Pete Parish (27) 35.

GEORGE Stratford was gaining a bit of a reputation of always being the bridesmaid and never the bride in the various seniors’ competitions at Brean until recently.

Firstly he tasted success in the Wally Pape Bogey Trophy a couple of weeks back and has swiftly added the May medal to his growing list of wins.

He was the only player to match his handicap on a breezy day at Brean and won by two shots from seniors’ chairman Wally Pape.

The first round of the seniors’ Captains Cup took place, but only one player matched his handicap. Colin Roberts takes a healthy five shot lead into the second round ahead of Roger Phillips after his nett 76.

The senior team travelled up the A38 to Tall Pines Golf Club. The hosts were on top form though and the Brean team struggled to cope with their excellent scoring which resulted in a 4-2 loss.

The open fourball betterball concluded the open week and produced a close result. Two pairs returned scores of 41 points and a countback left Chris Payne and Debbie Windmill declared as the winners over Murray Parsons and Pete Barton.

Four more pairs scored 40 points and John Mardon and Tony Groves took third as the best of the quartet.

Brean’s director of golf, David Haines, got his 2012 West Region Order of Merit season off to a solid start as he posted two sub par rounds in the opening event of the season.

Playing at Oake Manor in Taunton, Haines carded 69 in each round of the Total Triumph Classic to finish on two under par and in 11th spot in an event won by Ross Jones of Bath after his stunning course record breaking second round of 62.

Andrew March also competed in the event, but frustratingly failed by a single shot to make the halfway cut after his round of 73.

THERE was glorious sunshine at Wedmore Golf Club last week for the annual match between the ladies and seniors for the aptly named Friendly Bowl.

The seniors have held the edge over the last few years and kept up their run of wins with a convincing victory. Best pair of the day though were Diane Miller and Eunice Bond who scored a staggering 48 points. Best pairing for the seniors were Tony Hoskings and Tony Ireland with 45.

Earlier in the week, the seniors held their monthly medal with a crop of good scores despite a brisk wind. Best score of the day came in Division 2 where Derek Osborn scored a net 66, two shots clear of Bob Dainty with Derek White a further shot back in third.

John Bennett took Division 1 in a close finish. His net 67 was a shot ahead of Ellis Nearn and Steve Lawrence. Peter Rutter was the clear winner of Division 3, scoring a net 69, three shots clear of both John Taylor and Eric Wallace.

The men’s B team have made a promising start to the season in the Avalon League with a good away win at Vivary Park, followed by a narrow loss to leaders Windwhistle.

Last week they travelled to Minehead for their third match. The match was finely balanced until Max Grant birdied the par three 14th hole and then followed up with an eagle two on the 15th to take himself and brother Mark to a 3&2 victory.

With wins for Mike Garbutt and Peter Beavan and Tom Bennett and Steve Smith, this secured a 3-2 win and took the team up to second place within striking distance of Windwhistle.

The seniors played their inaugural match in the County Scratch Cup, losing 4-1 to Bath in a closer game than the score suggests.

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