President’s day at Weston

Weston Golf Club president John Poole and lady president Liz Cromwell held a fun and enjoyable day.

WESTON Golf Club president John Poole and lady president Liz Cromwell held a fun and enjoyable day, while raising �1,214 for the Weston HospiceCare.

The format was men’s, ladies’ and mixed teams of two playing a full handicap four-ball betterball Stableford, with power play on holes 11-18.

The overall best score of the day was from the ladies’ pairing of June Phillips and Jade Cope, who came in with a magnificent 57 points, closely followed by the first pair out James Lane and Andy Gill with 56 points.

Prizewinners were – men’s: J Lane & A Gill (56); D Radcliffe & J Radcliffe (55); A Disney & R Harris (54); H Thomas & T Rees (54); G Sinclair & N Napier (54); P Allen & club captain Mark Short (53); P Fryer & T Leonard (52); D Hall & N Hitchens (52).

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Ladies: J Phillips & J Cope (57); P Rowland & V Brewin (52); S Irlam & G Latham (49); A Rees & K Thomas (46); D Walker & T Williams (46). Mixed: J & P Lancaster (48); G & B Robert (47); L & R O’Reilly (43); M Mantell & P Murray (33).

Ladies nearest the pin: Joan Jenkinson. Men’s nearest the pin in two on the 10th: Dave Rowland.

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A party followed with a buffet meal provided by the catering staff, ably supported by the bar staff who provided those attending with a glass of wine kindly provided by the lady president. Peter Phillips and Elizabeth Shepherd provided the entertainment.

The photo shows June Phillips & Jade Cope.

Weston Stragglers held their annual away day in memory of John Eynon Williams at the Green Meadow Golf & Country Club near Cwmbran. Superbly organised by Brian Whiddett, everyone had a great day. The individual winner was Eddie Morris.

Weston held their annual junior championships (18 holes) and the winner for the second consecutive year was Sam Fernley with 77 gross and the runner-up was Jade Cope with 82.

The Victoria Cup, the competition for the best nett score was won by eight-year-old George Holyday (69), his first trophy win.

Weston juniors also won their match at Long Sutton 2.5-1.5, securing the championship title in the junior league, despite having one more match to play.

The photo shows Sam and George with club captain Mark Short being presented with their respective trophies.

THE annual St Dunstans Cup mixed foursomes Stableford competition took place at Worlebury Golf Club.

Winners on the day with 38 points were Mick Keen and Zandie Lennox, beating Barry and Cheryl Saunders on countback.

The following day was the ladies’ Cockrow Stableford competition with an early start of 6.30am, followed by a full English breakfast. The winner was Angela Bagley with 32 points and runner-up was Maxine Gardiner with 28.

St Dunstan Cup winners Mick Keen and Zandie Lennox with vice-captain Keith Wharton and ladies’ vice-captain Pam Burnell.

DAN Bovingdon took the honours at Worlebury in the WD Payne flag cup.

The object of the competition is to get as far round the course using any shots made under par on the original round. Dan managed to reach within a few feet of the second hole on the second time around to take the title.

In second place was Mark Otterbur,n who also reached the second green. Ross Coyne recorded the lowest gross score of the day with 71, and he finished just off the second green.

Trevor Smith completed his round by holing out on the first for fourth place, followed by Luke Mathews.

Dave Mellor played the shot of the day by holing his tee shot on the par three 12th by hitting the slope and rolling down to the hole for an ace.

The juniors played in their 36 hole club championships with some excellent scores from the youngsters.

In the morning round, Ryan Thrupp shot a nett 59 (85), followed by Alex Kew 61 (87), with Dario Flood 68 (81) in third

In the afternoon round, Kew shot 61 (87) to place first, followed by Thrupp 61 (87), and third was Charlie Camper with 65 (79).

Overall winner was Thrupp with a combined 120, followed by Kew on 122 and third was Dylan Xanh on 137.

In the gross competition, Matt Blackman was first with 76, 77 = 153, ten clear of Charles Lewys on 163. Third was Dario Flood two back on 165.

The juniors also played a fixture away at Windwhistle, but were beaten by four points to two

Mark Burland’s Avalon side played their final fixture of the season at home to Orchardleigh already having secured their place in the division next season, but went down by three points to two.

The team ended up third in the table with the best performance of the day coming from the skipper himself and Keri Allchurch securing a 2&1 victory.

The midweek Stableford was won by Jonathan Mannings Hill on 42 points, followed by Rob Spence on 41 and Chris Davidson in third on the same score.

The seniors’ monthly medal was played in two divisions. Division one winner was Mike Parfitt 84 (68), followed by Brian Mathews 81 (69), David Green 87 (70). Division two winner was Rob Hall 95 (67), second was John Horobin 88 (69), and third Ken Lohmann with 92 (71).

THE bad weather forecast was not enough to put off a large field for the inaugural holding of the Richard Banks Trophy, named in memory of the popular club member at Wedmore.

In the event, the rain did not come until early afternoon and did not spoil a good day for everyone.

Third place went to the strong looking team of Dominic Channon, John Melwani, Don Edmondson and Rob Davis with a creditable 78 points. This put them one point behind the runners-up Saybria Sims, Dawn Chadwick, Jim Dobbs and Nick Parker.

Another mixed team, though, finished a clear three points ahead despite playing during the rain. This was Chris and Terry Simpson with Marlyn and Keith Jackson who scored 82 points.

They received their prizes from Richard’s widow Ann, who was also able to announce the event had raised �300 for WestonHospice.

Thursday saw the holding of the Vets Vase for the ladies which was part of the monthly medal. Strong winds made scoring difficult with only two players breaking 80.

One of these and winner of the Vase was Saybria Sims, who scored 79 which put her one shot ahead of runner-up Maggs Willetts. These two could only finish second and third in the medal which was won by Cathy Olive with 76.

Photo shows winners of the Richard Banks Trophy, Terry Simpson, Chris Simpson and Marlyn Jackson being presented with their prizes by lady captain Cathy Olive and Ann Banks.

LEE Trumper produced a stunning nett 63 to claim top spot in the monthly medal at Brean.

His score left him well clear of the chasing pack in Divsion 1e and also edged his handicap close to single figures. Stuart Wills was second after a countback with Murray Parsons on 67.

Pat Mullholland has won the Division 3 medal with a 68 from Ian Adams on 70. Pete Dunn was the Division 2 winner after his level par 70 with Dave Lockwood one stroke further back. Shelia Rouse was the winner of the ladies’medal.

The final Avalon League match of the season was completed by the Division 6 team at Brean as they secured their position in the same league next year with a 3.5-1.5 win over Stockwood Vale.

Invitation day was won by Murray Parsons and his son Matt, who was his guest for the day. They accumulated an impressive 44 points between them in the betterball Stableford format and finished six points clear of the second placed pairing who were John Cullinan and Sam Ferris.

A three-way countback was needed for third spot with Mark Parsons and Pete Lismore shading it on the back nine score.

Roy Baker cleaned up the individual Stableford event which ran alongside it by winning with 39 points and also scoring the only two of the day.

Barrie Yearsley was the winner of the seniors’ monthly medal with a score of 70. Yearsley held a three stroke advantage over the rest of the field which was led by Ken Ponter, who took second position with his 73.

Two days later the seniors suffered a rare defeat at home to their bogey team Woodspring as they went down by 1.5-4.5, which was also the score when the two sides met in Bristol earlier in the year.

Brean’s David Haines made the worthwhile trip to Falmouth Golf Club to play in their Pro-Am last week. He was invited to play by a team of amateurs and he finished in a tie for second spot after a one under par score of 70.

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