Roy matches par in monthly Stableford

ROY Baker matched par for the course in his round that brought him success in the monthly Stableford at Brean Golf Club.

ROY Baker matched par for the course in his round that brought him success in the monthly Stableford at Brean Golf Club.

When his handicap of six was taken into account, this gave him 42 points and victory in Division 1. Runner-up to Baker was Barrie Yearsley, who scored 40 points.

Both of the other Divisions were won with scores of 40 points. Graham Exton was the winner of Division 2, whilst the fast improving John Doughty took Division 3. Runners-up in the respective divisions were Mike Porter and Roy Fletcher.

With the course holding up well to the wet weather, the players competed for the Pairs Aggregate Medal on Sunday.

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This format needs both players to be playing well, especially with the windy conditions they encountered and the winning pair certainly did that. Both Dave Barthram and Pete Barton returned nett 72s, which were good scores considering the conditions.

They won by two shots from Mike Carter and Tony Grimes, with Carter having a best of the day nett 66 as he reduced his handicap by a shot in the process.

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Brean professionals tasted more success in the latest Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal held last week at a wet and windy Minehead.

Following on from David Haines’ good result the previous week, it was the turn of Andrew March to finish high up in the results. He matched the par of 72 and with it took a share of second spot with John Goymer from The Mendip as they finished three shots behind the winner. Haines also finished inside the top 10 after a 76.

? ALL good things must come to an end and Jan Simms’ year as Worlebury Golf Club Ladies’ captain was no exception.

After a full and happy year, Mrs Simms handed over the baton to new lady captain Janet Keight (left in the photo).

Mrs Keight, a popular and long standing member of Worlebury, said she was looking forward to her captaincy with great enthusiasm and was confident her year in office would reflect her own individual style and continue in the friendly atmosphere of the ladies’ section.

? WESTON Golf Club Seniors Texas Scramble: Bill Menzies, Peter Lumb, Jim Ness, Roy Schubert 66-8.25=57.75; Tony Cooksley, Terry Cross, Peter Alcock 69-10.16=58.84; John Williams, Roy Hodgin, Monty Hughes, Matthew Duffin 71-11.75=59.25; Idris Woodfine, Mo Sweeney, David Bates, K Marshall 68-8.63=59.37; Alan Tucker, George Leigh, Robert Yeomans, Terry Holden 68-8.38=59.62.

? THERE was a strong blustery wind for the Isle of Wedmore seniors’ January Stableford this week, which made scoring difficult.

Richard Sanders’ 39 points was the lowest score of the day, which won Division 2 by four points from Malcolm Timmis on 35 with Ron Barrett third on 33.

There was another clear winner in Division 1 with Richard Banks on 38 finishing three points clear of the field. There were four players on 35 with second place going to Derek Warn and third to Ellis Nearn on countback..

There was a closer finish in Division 3 with David Summers-Cooke on 37, just beating T Stew into second place by a single point. Bernard Parsons came third with 34.

The early players in the ladies competition avoided the later rain and as the competition allowed players to choose their best nine out of 15 holes, it was always possible to finish a hole or two early.

This format seemed to suit the lower handicappers in the silver division as three regulars from the Alliance team filled the first three places. Liz Hill had the best total of the day, finishing with 23 points, a point ahead of ladies’ vice-captain Cathy Olive, who was a further point ahead of ladies captain Jane Hewitt.

There was a tight finish to the bronze division with just one point covering the first three places. First place went to Nesta Hathaway with 22 points. This was one point ahead of Linda Roberts, who took second place on countback from Ruth Pearson.

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