Wedmore progress in national cup

FOLLOWING the ladies previous success, the Wedmore men also progressed to the third round of the Mail on Sunday Classic with a win against Long Sutton.

FOLLOWING the ladies previous success, the Wedmore men also progressed to the third round of the Mail on Sunday Classic with a win against Long Sutton.

Against tough opponents, defeats for Paul Plume and Terry Edwards were offset by wins from Nick Parker, John Wormold and Darryl Cornelius to see the team progress by 3-2.

Blowy but dry conditions faced the seniors for their February medal, but generally they fared well, particularly Stephen Lawrence who took Division 1 with a net 64. He was followed by John Viney (67) and John Sanderson (68).

Two in-form players were at the top in Division 2. Ron Barrett won with a net 66, two shots ahead of Dave Scarrott in second with Frank Denniston two shots back in third. In Division 3 there was a rare win for Colin Pinks, whose 66 took him three clear of Keith Simon with John Sim a further four shots adrift in third.


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Whatever the competition, ladies’ captain Jane Hewitt just cannot stop winning. This week it was a Texas Scramble and teamed with Judy Cutter and Jan Jenkins they just pipped second team Cathy Olive, Maggs Willetts and Vera Ireland by 0.3 of a shot. Ronnie Follenfant, Mary Clarke and Sue Spink were a further couple of shots back in third.

The threatened rain did not materialise until late in the day for the club Monthly Medal, but the wind made conditions difficult. This failed to stop Nick Parker who carded a net 65 to win Division 1 by three shots from Keith Thomas, who was a further shot ahead of Brian Warner.

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There was a close finish in Division 2 with Dominic Channon (66) just one ahead of Paul Sloman and James Vowles, who finished second and third respectively.

It was even tighter in Division 3 with David Myers (69) just winning on countback from Terry Simpson with Bill Wallace a further shot back in third. Val Webber and Sue Tarry were best scoring ladies on a hard day.

? WESTON Golf Club seniors’ held their third Alan Holt qualifying competition recently.

As always there was a good turnout and the competition was played in fine conditions except for rain which caught out the final groups. There were clear qualifiers for the knockout stages in Nigel Jillings and Dave Farmer.

Results: Nigel Jillings 82 (14) 68; Dave Farmer 81 (12) 69; Nick Bohin 87 (17) 70; David Andow 80 (10) 70; John Williams 99 (28) 71; John Hurcombe 84 (13) 71; Dave Rowland 78 (6) 72; Steve Bennett 94 (22) 72.

? THE monthly medal took place at Worlebury Golf Club in decent weather and some high scores were posted.

Results - Division 1: Malcolm Summers 44 pts; Andy Nichols 44; Tom Blackett 42. Division 2: Pete Wyatt 45; Barry Stone 45; Richard Gorton 43. Division 3: Frank Woolman 47; Graham Griffiths 43; Brendan Dykes 43.

Next weekend is the the RNLI Shield singles Stableford competition on Saturday, followed by the March monthly medal, also a Stableford on Sunday.

? WORLEBURY Golf Club ladies enjoyed their annual bring and buy event and the most popular feature of the morning was a home-made cake stall which was supervised by Jean Abbott and Margaret Ford.

The winners of the 15 hole golf medley Stableford competition which preceeded the sale were Amanda du Rose and Sue Kinch with a score of 40 points. Second were Maxine Gardiner and Amanda Cook scoring 37 and third Jill Webb and Suzie Coates with 37 on the back six.

The Four Clubs and a Putter competition was won by Jan Simms 33 on the back six. Second was Michelle James (33) and Carol Miles was third with 30.

Individual Stableford: Trish Smith (33); Shirley Davies (32); Lisa Griffiths (32).

The Yellow Ball Bowmaker winners were Helen Clarke, Maxine Gardiner and Michelle James, who returned a score of 94 points.

? JIM Wotton and Barry Tucker combined superbly to win the Mike Teal Trophy at Brean after handing in card of 43 points.

The event sees the pairs drawn at random from the entries and the winners dovetailed nicely throughout the round on their way to victory. Second place was decided on countback after three pairs scored 41.

With the better back nine Dave Barthram and Steve Jones secured second ahead of Brian Read and Dave Lockwood, followed by Paul Jones and Bob Masterman. The latter pair had victory in their sights until a disaster at the closing hole.

The Winter League qualifying period entered its final month on a breezy day last Sunday. League leader Roy Baker maintained his dominance of the event by again leading home the Division 1 entrants. His score of 42 points also saw his handicap reduced to five. Runner-up on 37 was Steve Bateman. In Division 2, Neil Barker ended the day in the lead. He accumulated 41 points and headed Brian Read by a single point.

The seniors’ were also in Winter League action with two events taking place last week. The first one was a Greensome event and Barrie Yearsley and John Heath were victorious with 43.

Runners-up were Jim Wotton and Jeremy Savill on 40, edging out Tony Tissington and George Stratford on countback. Stratford made amends two days later as he formed part of the winning Texas Scramble team alongside Mike Haskins and Pete Douglas.

They returned a score of 64.3 which was 2.5 shots clear of their nearest challengers in the shape of Geoff Seaman, Tony Anderson and Bill Griffin.

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