Seniors brave the conditions

WESTON Senior Section had a forecast of a cold morning with blustery showers and the 59 players who took part in the autumn medal were not disappointed.

WESTON Senior Section had a forecast of a cold morning with blustery showers and the 59 players who took part in the autumn medal were not disappointed.

Despite the difficult conditions tremendous scores were recorded, three players with 65 nett, including a fine 76 gross by senior captain Tony, his best of the season just to find third spot. Ahead being David with a gross 74 and piping Nick on a six-hole count-back.

Results: D Andow 74 (9) 65 nett; N Fisher 82 (17) 65; A Barry 76 (11) 65; R Chambers 83 (16) 67; A Tucker 80 (12) 68; N Jillings 82 (14) 68; J Blackhurst 87 (19) 68; G Homer76 (8) 68.

ISLE of Wedmore held two stableford competitions this week, the Seniors on Monday and the Ladies on Thursday.


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While the Seniors suffered the odd drop of rain this was nothing to the gales and storms that the early starters in the Ladies contended with. Scores were inevitably low in the difficult conditions but two regular winners came through aqain to take first place in each division, both scoring a creditable 35 points.

In the Bronze, Wendy Lucas secured another handicap reduction. This year she has come down from 33 to 26 and still keeps winning. This time she was just one shot ahead of Liz Miller and Margaret Rayfield. In the silver it was the ever-dependable Liz Hill who won, two shots ahead of Gina Falcon who was a further shot ahead of Cathy Olive, making a welcome return to play after her operation.

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In the more benign conditions of Monday, the Seniors scored well. Division 2, in particular, saw 43 points from Jim Warner, finally pushing Richard Kellaway (41), who had made many anxious visits to the leader board, into second place with Dennis Howard again finishing strongly in third. Division 1 results were not quite as high, Graham Clifford just beating Jeff Elliott on count-back with 40 points with Ron Vine taking third place with 39.

The weekend event was the annual match between the A and B teams and a Captain's select team. This produced the major shock of the week with Tom Bennett collecting the Sanderson Trophy on behalf of the B Team, who have spent most of the season struggling in the nether regions of the Avalon League.

Event of the week, though, has surely to be the marriage of Suzy and Mark Foster. The two stalwarts of Fairway Catering, who spend their working lives ensuring members are properly fed and watered, were married on Friday and on Sunday afternoon held open house at the club for the many members, keen to wish them every happiness in the future

WORLEBURY Ladies' President's Salver is presented to the player who has the best three nett medal scores from May to September. This year there was a play-off between Rosemary Firth and Lisa Griffiths, who both had a nett score of 211. The winner of the 18-hole strokeplay play-off was Rosemary Firth.

A three-person bowmaker was played with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness. The winners with a tremendous score of 68 points were J Wakerley, J Clapp and A Cook.

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