Tradition upheld at Weston

Weston Golf Club senior and juniors.

Weston Golf Club senior and juniors. - Credit: Archant

Tradition wasupheld at Weston Golf Club when the seniors played the juniors for the annual Elwyn Griffiths Trophy.

TRADITION was upheld when Weston seniors played the juniors for the annual Elwyn Griffiths Trophy.

An enjoyable match finished with the juniors winning 2.5-1.5 and was followed by lunch.

Results - seniors first: Mike Hill & Jim Brown halved with Sam Fernley & Harry Turner; John Morgan & Roger Preston lost 2&1to James Holt & George Worthington; Michael Latham & Jim Blackhurst lost 1 down to Jake Coleman & Toby Booth; Roy Schubert & Allan Tucker won 1 up against Tommie & George Holyday.

The seniors had a fun five-club competition in the best weather of the year so far.


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Many players showed they don’t need a full set of clubs by returning some very good scores. John Morgan won the competition with 40 points.

Results: John Morgan 40 pts; Raymond Chambers 39; Colin Dummett 38; M Sweeney 37; David Andow 37; Steve Strange 36; Graham Tripp 36; David Reynolds 34.

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Weston seniors’ captain Mike Hill presents the trophy to juniors’ captain Sam Fernley and some of the players.

WORLEBURY seniors and juniors held their first competitions of the year.

Nine hardy juniors braved the elements to compete in the half-term Stableford. The winner, Miles Richardson, came in with an impressive 40 points, with Jack Partridge in second place with 35. The winner of nearest the pin on the 12th hole was Mikey Nicholls, who also had a net hole-in-one on the difficult par three 16th.

The seniors, with milder but damp conditions, held a three-club Stableford challenge. John Sokol with 37 points won at a canter, using a driver, a rescue wood and a putter. Nick Rowen and outgoing captain Kevin Pendergast were second and third respectively, both on 34, the former taking the runners-up spot on countback.

THE weather favoured the late starters in the February medal at Burnham & Berrow as heavy mist reduced visibility to under 50 yards for those out early.

Stephen Seymour posted the best score 81(11) 70, which included a triple bogey seven on the last, to edge out Marino Griffiths 77 (7) 70 on countback. Peter Tomlinson was third with 84 (12) 72.

In Division 2, Chris Perry won by four shots with 90 (19) 71, ahead of Martyn Milverton 89 (14) 75 and Clive Matthews 92 (16) 76.

The annual lady captain v vice-captain singles matches were played last week. Lady captain Mandy Vickerstook on vice-captain Donna Robertson in the first match. After a very close battle, Mandy won on the 18th.

Overall, the vice-captain’s team won 9-6. The ladies enjoyed an excellent lunch together after the golf with all players receiving a prize.

Burnham ladies’ captain Mandy Vickers (right) and vice-captain Donna Robertson.

LOCAL builder Chris Fairchild returned both the best gross and nett score on his way to winning the February medal at Brean.

A 30 minute delay for fog was shrugged aside by Fairchild as he breezed to Division 2 success with his stunning nett 66. He claimed a two stroke win over Jerry Brueford and with it took the Presidents Putter which was on offer for the best overall score of the day. Third place in that division went to Dave Lockwood with a nett 69.

Division 3 saw Simon Baunton score a nett 69 and win by a single shot from Nigel Hodges with Roger Phillips in third spot.

Surprisingly no-one in Division 1 could match their handicaps, so it was Eamonn Wynne’s nett 71 that took the medal. Roger Vaughan was the runner-up on 73, just ahead of Andy Thomas on 74.

Dai Wood won his first seniors’ Stableford on a course restricted to 15 holes, but accumulated a winning score of 31 points. He beat both Barrie Tucker and Pete Douglas who scored 30, with Tucker edging it on the back seven hole score. Len Young and Jim Wotton shared fourth on 27.

The annual presentation lunch for the senior section at Brean Golf Club took place the following day. The event attracted over 70 members and their guests to The Tavern at the Leisure Park, where they enjoyed an excellent lunch before collecting their rewards for their golfing achievements over the last 12 months.

David Haines enjoyed his best G&S PGA finish of the season so far as he tied for third spot in a snow-shortened medal at Thornbury. He matched the revised par of 59 to end just two shots behind winner David Dixon.

Roy Baker also recorded his third top 10 finish of the season after his 62 left him in a tie for ninth, but Andrew March suffered a poor day to end up well behind the leaders although he maintained his fourth position in the Total Triumph Order of Merit.

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