Samuel wins the Kelly Cup at Weston

Worlebury Golf Club ladies.

Worlebury Golf Club ladies. - Credit: Archant

Samuel Cooper won the Kelly Cup at Weston, the juniors first competition of the year.

THE first competition of the year for Weston’s junior golfers took place in breezy conditions.

Playing for the Kelly Cup, junior captain Sam Fernley and vice-captain Harry Turner both put in solid performances in the first group out. However, Thomas Holyday with 36 Stableford points held the lead in the clubhouse until the last scorecard had been checked.

The winner with a brilliant score of 40 points was Samuel Cooper, who started with a birdie three at the first hole and never looked back.

On the same day, a competition was held for Weston’s younger academy members. The winner was nine-year-old George Holyday, whose driving and putting were superb all morning.

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Weston’s golf academy is in full swing for the summer with coaching sessions every Wednesday starting at 4.30pm on the practice ground near Uphill. Any juniors who want to try golf are welcome. Sessions only cost £2 and all equipment is provided.

WESTON Golf Club’s men’s winter foursomes knockout competition, the Paterson Salver, was won by John Whitewood and Tim James, who beat Dave Ward and Andy Zanelli in the final.

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In pleasant conditions, John Morgan won the Derick Wood Trophy with an excellent 40 points, from four players on 38 points.

Results: John Morgan 40 pts; John Banfield 38; Ken Matthews 38; Terry Whybrow 38; Terry Marnock 38; Eddie Langford 37; Peter Hardaway 36; Derek Cook 36; Matt Duffin 36.

Left to right: Andy Zanelli, Dave Ward (runners-up) with Paterson Salver winners John Whitewood and Tim James.

MARTIN Wilyman hit the top score at the PGA National competition at Worlebury. He won Division 2 with 40 points with Jonathon Blackhurst following close behind on 39 and Craig Young third on 35. Division 1 was a close affair, Craig Conway pipping Pete Cornish into second place on countback after scoring 38 points, with young Jeremy Backman third on 37.

A fun Easter Greensomes competition was held with a shotgun start. The pairing of Terry Santo and Craig Young won the day with a creditable 46 points, beating Colin Chandler and Brian Thrupp by a single point.

The pairings of Richard Brown and Dave Pope, Mike Knight and Phil Stone and Steve Gray and Stuart Lock each scored 42 with countback deciding the placings.

Pam Burnell, lady captain of Worlebury Golf Club hosted a charity competition for her chosen charity Lighthouse.

Two representatives from Lighthouse, Julie Lanham and Jo Southard, gave an informative talk about the work they do which includes offering support and practical help to families.

The ladies at Worlebury played a three team bowmaker competition to raise money and also had a raffle and were able to donate £240 to Lighthouse.

Winners of the competition were Janice Hartree, Megan Cochrane and Sue Kinch with 67 points over 15 holes.

Pictured is Pam Burnell with Julie Lanham and Jo Southard from Lighthouse, and vice-captain Marnie Sweet.

THE annual charity day at Brean Golf Club raised about £1,500 for the captain’s chosen charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Fifteen teams took to the course at the Leisure Park for 18 holes of golf before sitting down for the carvery lunch in the Tavern, which preceded the prize giving and charity auction.

Two teams, the Magic Carpets and Jones Bros, both handed in cards of 88 points and after the countback rules were applied, the quartet of Steve Bateman, Alec Bateman, Martyn Cahill and Paul McLanaghan were declared the winners.

The Jones’, Steve, David and Eric, were joined by Pete Barton as they had to settle for the runners-up spot. Third place went to Tony Groves, Dave Lockwood, John Mardon and Ian Adams on 82, while professional duo Andrew March and Roy Baker teamed up with members Trevor Pitt and Neil Barker to take fourth spot two points further behind.

Club captain Brian Read alongside his captain-elect Paul Jones, Les Clutterbuck and 2012 captain Stewart Garrett rounded out the prize winners on 79 in fifth place.

Chris Payne handed in the only two of the day, plus the best score in the Super Series round held at Brean. His card of 41 points was one better than Suzanne Hatfield, who returned a card of 40. Third spot was taken by senior Pat Mullholland with a score of 37.

The seniors’ team for this year’s Pro Celeb Am has a more than useful look to it as lining up alongside captain Roger Williams will be Roger Phillips, seniors’ chairman Wally Pape and Barrie Tucker. These three will go forward to represent the senior section in the Pro Celeb Am in early June.

Assistant pro Roy Baker made his debut in a West Region PGA event in the first of the 2013 Titleist/Footjoy Under-30s League events at Teignmouth Golf Club.

He went round in 78 to end the day in a tie for 16th place to gain him some useful Order of Merit points.

The event also incorporates a betterball competition with an amateur partner and the old Somerset Bowl clinching pairing of Baker and Dave Barthram was resurrected for the day. Barthram played well and improved on Roy’s score to give them a total of 34 points.

Charity day winners at Brean (left to right): Paul McLanaghan, Alec Bateman, Martyn Cahill, Steve Bateman and captain Brian Read.

DESPITE a few showers, the extra run on the ball led to some excellent scores in the ladies spring meeting at Wedmore.

The morning competition was an individual Stableford with the silver and bronze divisions competing for the Midgley and Fry Cups respectively.

Best score of the day came in bronze division where Ann Adams amassed 42 points to win. Winnie Burkhill was a commendable runner-up with 39 points with Joan Peck third on 37.

In the silver division, there was an impressive return to form from Sue Chambers after breaking her fingers last year. Her 38 points put her four points clear of Liz Hill, who just beat Marion Macarthur on countback.

On a day of returning players, it was good to see Jan Jenkins not only back playing competitively again, but coming in second in the afternoon bowmaker. Teamed with Ann Adams and Sue Tarry, her team scored 35 points. This was just one point behind Mary Clarke and Jenny Cornwall, who won with 36, despite lacking a third team member.

Earlier in the week, the seniors held their monthly medal. Tom Bennett continued his fine run of form to win Division 1 with a net 67, three clear of Graham Clifford who beat Mike Munns on countback.

Best score of the day was in Division 2 won by David Russell with a net 66. This was two better than Mike Peacock in second with Barrie Gardner taking third on countback from a group of places on 71.

Division 3 went to John Bussell whose 67 was two better than Roy Peck who was a shot ahead of Barry Stone.

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