Two hole-in-ones recorded in one round at Weston

Martyn Forman and Mark Frisby.

Martyn Forman and Mark Frisby. - Credit: Archant

Weston Golf Club saw the rare occurence of two hole-in-ones recorded in the same round of a fourball competition.

THE rare feat of two hole-in-ones in one round was recorded at Weston Golf Club.

Weston members Mark Frisby and Martyn Forman were playing in the same fourball when Mark aced the third hole. Soon after, Martyn sunk his tee shot at the seventh.

In a testing breeze with squally showers, the Weston men’s four-ball betterball open competition brought in some good results, with visitors achieving the top score.

Adam Bridges and Harry Lines from Ludlow came in with 43 points, while members Ian Hudson and Anthony McEvoy following in with 42, with Glenn Taylor and Ed Langford third on countback.

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The weather improved for the seniors’ Salmon and Vets Cup and the course was at its best. A field of 51 contested the trophy, but Mark Frisby lifted the cup with a fine round of 38 points. Club captain Roy Schubert scored 36 and Tony Barry 34.

The Stragglers team took part in a three-way match against Henbury and the home team at Worlebury Golf Club. This is a new fixture played in mixed teams of three.

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The result was a draw and plans are underway for repeating the format next year.

Weston first team played Bath (Sham Castle) in the Bristol and District League and in a well-fought match, resulted in a narrow 3&2 win for Bath.

The ladies’ nine-hole qualifier was won by Di Walker with 18, Sue Osman followed in second, with Angela Cook in third, both ladies also scoring 18.

The Alliance B team had a great win away to Long Ashton gaining 11 points to three.

The ladies’ Rogers Cup team had a fine win against Windwhistle at Cannington Golf Club and Walker and Sally Irlam are through to the fifth round of the Daily Mail Foursomes knockout competition.

The ladies’ friendly team enjoyed perfect conditions for their home match against Wells, with Weston winning all five matches.

A mixed match was played at Minchinhampton in excellent conditions and the team enjoyed a great round of golf, despite losing 7.5-4.5.

Martyn Forman and Mark Frisby, scored a hole-in-one in the same match.

IT was an early start for the competitors in the traditional Cockcrow competition at Worlebury.

They were rewarded with a beautiful morning of blue skies and early sunshine. Jason Dean and Stuart Brown thrived in the conditions and had a comfortable win, their 47 points seeing off the challenge of Graham Hewlett and Dale Rendall who were runners up with 44. Martin Morgan and Andy Taylor came third on countback.

It was a successful day for Graham as he went out later and helped the Avalon team to a convincing win against Minehead. This was sweet revenge for Worlebury, who were whitewashed in the corresponding away fixture earlier in the season.

Graham and Robbie McMillen won 3&2. Terry Santo, who was making his Avalon debut, partnered Stuart Fawcett and they had the biggest win of the day by 5&3. Tom Lennon and Paul Hibbard comfortably won 4&3.

The other two games were tighter, but both resulted in 2&1 victories. Captain Tony Westren, playing with Jeff Banfield and Cameron McLeod partnering Nevil Horne, saw Worlebury home for a 5-0 win.

The May monthly medal, which had fallen victim to rain, was played in June, in more pleasant conditions. This led to quality golf being played in the top two divisions, with the competitors in the third finding scoring more difficult.

Josh Freeman won Division 1 with a nett 66. Keith Thomas pipped Frank Hopkinson on countback to take the runners-up slot, both scoring 68s.

Declan Dorrington won Division 2, also with a nett 66. Terry Santo came second with 67 and Phil Hawkins third on 69. Adrian Marshman’s nett 70 won Division 3 on countback from Paul McAdam, with Jeff Snook third on 71.

The Stragglers entertained Weston and Henbury in a triangular friendly which resulted in a tie between the home side and Henbury, with Weston a close third.

Stuart Brown (left) and Jason Dean (right) are pictured with club captain Paul Gardiner.

BREAN Golf Club hosted their annual pro-celebrity am day for the 24th time with the benefactor again being the Injured Jockeys Fund, a charity chosen by the House family who own the Leisure Park.

The course was presented for the 23 teams taking part in excellent condition by Robin Williams and his team of staff, despite having a battle with the elements in the days leading up to the event.

Captain Paul Jones is no stranger to success in the event and he again had that winning feeling as he led home the golf club team. He was joined by Steve Bateman, Graham Foy and Steven Eley as they racked up 85 points.

In the end they won by five from another Jones, Paul’s uncle Eric, who led the Jones Bros Builders team made up of Eric, Phil Hodgson, Simon Baunton and Wayne Barrett.

Their 80-point score was matched by the Heineken-sponsored team of Mark Short, Andy Horsborough, Paul Coumis and Ron Ganfield, but the former had the better back nine score.

Rounding off the prizewinners was another Brean quartet in the shape of the ladies team alongside Brean PGA director of golf Andrew March. Ladies’ captain Annie Williams, her captain-elect Suzanne Hatfield and last year’s captain Sheila Rouse handed in 77 points to edge out the Brean seniors team in another countback.

The day was organised by Kelly Davison and Deidre Wheadon at the Leisure Park and the competitors enjoyed a superb meal ahead of the prizegiving, which all took place in the Tavern.

Brean winners (from left): Andrew March (director of golf), Bridget House (Brean Leisure Park), Steve Bateman, Paul Jones, Graham Foy and Steven Eley.

GRAHAM Exton returned to winning ways after recent injury with 43 points in the final qualifying Super Series event at Brean.

This gave him a three-shot winning advantage over Ian Adams, who himself edged out Gordy Wheelaghan on countback.

Sheila Rouse retained her Lady Secretary’s Shanker title after a 36-point haul. The rules of the competition only allow two clubs and a putter and despite this restriction, Rouse matched her handicap. Runner-up was Annie Williams with 33.

The Brean team bowed out of the Somerset Bowl. Having reached the quarter-finals, they lost to Isle of Wedmore at Burnham and Berrow.

Brean seniors endured another defeat on the road and this time relinquished the possession of the KingBrean Trophy. They were whitewashed 6-0 by their hosts in the away leg of the tie and will be hoping for better luck next year when they meet again.

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