Simon wins at Worlebury

WORLEBURY Golf Club held its Annual Championship last weekend over two days for all sections of the Club.

WORLEBURY Golf Club held its Annual Championship last weekend over two days for all sections of the Club.

The Mens Championship was won on the last put on the 36th hole with Simon beating the runner up Harry Rowlands by one shot.

Full results - Mens gross winner with 146 Simon Dempsey, runner up Harry Rowlands 147. Net winner Rob Furlong with 126, runner up Andy Nichols 132. Ladies gross & Net winner Helen Clark 173 &149, runner up gross Emma Liner 183, runner up net Marni Sweet 153. Junior Section gross winner Joe Dale 153, runner up Matt Pearson 154. Net Winner Ryan Jones 126, runner up David Wilson 130.

MENDIP Spring hosted golfers from as far afield as Nottingham for the annual Open Weekend.


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The weather was kind and the Brinsea Course was in first class condition for the 78 pairs who played in Saturday's four-ball better ball competition. Lady captain Pauline Cornish partnered by Jackie Cleverley from Pennard took the ladies' prize with 40 stableford points on count back from Mrs Cridley and Mrs Berry from Taunton Vale.

Mendip Spring pair of Andy Webb and Neil Langston took the men's prize with 45 points followed by vice-captain John Webb and Colin Fear with 42 points on count back from Enmore pair of Mark Lazenby and David Winn.

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On Sunday, 44 pairs competed in the mixed competition and Mendip Spring's Heather Kerr-Wilbur partnered by Nick Yandell from Long Ashton took the prize with 44 points followed by Doug and Deborah Chalmers from Dunstable Downs with 42 points.

ISLE of Wedmore older members had a big week, with three events on Monday of last week.

In the morning, former captain Peter Rodwell, despite his many ailments, won the regular stableford. In the afternoon, captain Ellis Nearn led the team to a narrow 4-3 victory in the friendly against Chipping Sodbury.

Meanwhile, the most important event of the day was taking place at Enmore Park where Wedmore seniors took on Minehead for a place in the quarter-finals of the Somerset Seniors Bowl. This is a nerve-wracking foursomes event and Wedmore showed early nerves, falling behind in all five matches. Fitness told on the hilly Enmore course and John Hurdman with David Clements and then Tony Biggs with John Viney both turned their matches around to win 3 and 1.

Non-playing captain Chris Scott was still predicting failure so it was with relief and surprise that John Bennett and Derek Warn played nonchalantly down the 18th and announced a match clinching 3 and 2 win. Ray Dodkin, playing with Gordon Macarthur, made a brave three-footer on the last hole for a halved match before being told he did not need it anyway.

Minehead got their only win in the final match against Geoff Brooks and Peter Bendell. Wedmore meet either Bath or Worlebury in the quarter-finals.

Tuesday was the senior ladies' day, holding their Open Bowmaker . The response from visitors was good and they easily outnumbered the home players on what was for once a sunny if chilly day.

In the end, it was the high powered home team of ladies' captain Judy Cutter, vice-captain Claire Biggs and former captain Maggs Willetts who took first place with 88 points. This was just one point better than visitors from the Mendip, M.Moody, L Rose and C.Shaw with the inexperienced team of Alison Owen, Ruth Pearson and Margaret Rogers taking a creditable third place in their first open competition. Liz Sims followed up her hole in one on the fourth hole the previous week by winning nearest pin on the same hole this week.

WESTON Midweek Stableford, Division 1: C Hall 44 points; P McKechan 41; P Allen 40; M Evans 38; M Mantell 38; J James 37; M Vann 35; A Northern 32; W R Griffiths 32; J Searlr 26; J Lancaster 24; L Wherlock 22.

WORLEBURY Ladies Daisy Payne Flag: J Wakerley 70 nett; H Clarke 73. June Weekend Medal: M Gardiner 73 nett.

June Medal, Silver Division: J Jamieson 73 nett (back 9). Bronze Division and EWGA Medal Winner: R Firth 72 (back 9); S Horobin 72; J Tiney 74; W Larner 76.

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