Weston ladies celebrate season with awards evening

Weston Golf Club ladies.

Weston Golf Club ladies. - Credit: Archant

Weston Golf Club ladies’ section celebrated the end of their season with an awards evening.

WESTON Golf Club ladies’ section celebrated the end of the golf season with their annual Christmas dinner and prize giving presentation.

Winning the prestigious club championship cup for the second consecutive year was 19-year-old Jade Cope. Jade, who is also a member of Somerset County first team squad, added a further five cups to her collection this season including the Jubilee award, the Teachers Trophy, the Jenny Carter Toast Rack, the Constance Blackmore Spoons and the Margaret Buckley Gross Cup, totalling six trophy wins during 2013.

Following closely behind in the ranking, and accumulating a total of seven club trophies with some outstanding scores throughout the year was Joan Jenkinson.

Playing some remarkable golf, the throng of trophies included the Ruth Alford Cup, the Sally Irlam Salver, the Christine Mason singles silver division summer knockout competition, the Brockenshaw Bowl, the Lillington Bowl and the Lloyd Cup.


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In the summer knockout pairs competition, Joan went on to win the final with partner Gay Long. Joan also qualified to play in the final team round of the national Help the Heroes charity competition held at the famous Ailsa Turnberry course in Ayrshire.

Wendy Homer took home the 2013 putting championship prize, the Sanders Bowl and the Past Captains Rose Bowl.

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Sue Andow won the Grandmothers Cup for 2013 and the Betty Butler Cup. The silver division Medal Spoons prize and the Blackmore Bowl were won by Diney Costeloe.

The Miss Apps Salver, the millennium bronze category award and joint winner in the summer foursomes knockout competition went to Gay Long. The Half Century Cup was won by Julie Ward.

Youth and Beauty Shield went to Pam Hudson, while the Millennium silver award goes to Alysia Rees. Pat Murray took home the bronze medal spoons award and vice-captain Tessa Williams won the final of the Boulton Cup bronze division singles knockout.

Kath Farrant won the Audrey Hirst Cup and Carafe and Carol Harris won the Margaret Buckley net prize.

In other pairs’ competitions, Alison Whitewood and Reine O’Reilly were the winners of the winter foursomes knockout and Carol Harris and Angela Cook jointly won the spring Barstow Shield competition.

Lady captain Di Walker, after presenting and congratulating all prize and trophy winners, was awarded by the president with the Auchterarder Quaich Cup after having an excellent winning score in this competition in August.

Following the dinner and speeches, the traditional and humorous club cabaret followed, whose cast included many talented lady members, to commemorate the captain’s year.

Left to right on (front row): Jade Cope (club champion), Joan Cumming (president), Di Walker (captain) and Joan Jenkinson (club championship runner-up).

MEMBERS of Weston Golf Club played a social 10-hole competition.

The presentation of prizes took place in a packed clubhouse, with everyone who played enjoying a glass of mulled wine and some wonderful food.

The winners were John and Pauline Lancaster, Harry and Trina Thomas, followed by Dave Cummins, Virginia Rossi, Les and Renie O’Reilly, Steve Corrick, Tessa Williams, Sue Andow and Roy Schubert, Tim and Alysia Rees, Dave and Julie Ward.

THE ladies at Worlebury Golf Club held their AGM and outgoing lady captain Pam Burnell thanked her committee for all their help and was delighted to raise £1,100 for her chosen charity, Lighthouse of Weston-super-Mare.

She handed over to Marnie Sweet, who is thrilled to be the new captain and is looking forward to the year ahead. Marnie will be raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West (Charlton Farm) during her year as captain.

Lisa Griffiths was presented with the prize for most improved golfer of the year, while Michelle James was the winner of the Jean Beat Trophy. The summer eclectic competition was won by Emma Limer (gross) and Michelle James (nett).

The winner of the President’s Salver for the hree best medal scores was Lisa Griffiths. The EWGA medal for the four best medal scores was won by Michelle James, who also won the LGU Brooch for the September medal.

Outgoing lady captain Pam Burnell with the new captain Marnie Sweet.

RETIRED police inspector Brian Book has taken over from Gerry Miles as seniors’ captain at Worlebury for the forthcoming season.

Scotsman Brian has played golf for over 50 years since joining Pitreavie Golf Club in Dunfermline as a youth. He is looking forward to leading the senior section and building on Gerry Miles’ successful year.

The seniors’ annual Christmas lunch was preceded by a Stableford competition which was won by M Reeves and D Brimfield. In second place were D Clark and D Williams, closely followed by J Langdon and R Saddler.

Gerry Miles (left) congratulating Brian Book on his appointment.

NEW Wedmore ladies’ captain Ange Webber got her reign off to a flying start with some winning performances.

With all the ladies in party mood she, together with partners Alison Crick and Ann Search, stormed to 43 points to take first place in the Bowmaker. This put them one point ahead of second placed Jan Jenkins, Linda Roberts and Jenny Cornwell.

This was not the only prize for Ange either, as at the following party, she also picked up first prize from the earlier Christmas Pudding competition along with playing partner Joan Peck.

In the rather more sober greensomes competition, there was another win for Joan Peck, scoring 34 points with partner Cathy Olive, which beat Alison Dodkin and Jane Hewitt on countback.

The seniors’ medal was won by Brian Crosby who won Division 2 with 64, putting him three clear of Peter Tyler with Brian Kidd third on 69. There were good scores in Division 1 which went to Steve Lawrence on 65, with Ivor Monelle (66) second and Mike Tanswell (67) in third.

Division 3 was won by John Hogan on 69, with Clive Williams just taking second place from Ray Wall on countback after both scored 72.

The wind and rain did not put off players in the monthly Stableford. Best score of the day was a 63 from David Stacey to win Division 3 by four shots from Keith Rabbitts, with John Vowles a shot back in third.

There was a tight finish in Division 2 with Richard Lane taking first place with a 64, one better than runner-up Tony Biggs, with Paul Sloman a further shot back in third. An excellent 66 from Jeremy Richards was good enough to win division 1 by 5 shots from Mark Cornish, with Rob Davis a further 3 shots back in third.

Wedmore ladies vice-captain Ann Adams presenting prizes to captain Ange Webber, Alison Crick and Ann Search.

RICHARD Triscott recorded the best score of the December medal at Brean to win Division 1 by three shots.

He handed in a nett 63 in a competitive top flight where five players beat their handicaps. Murray Parsons was the runner-up on 66. Dave Bradley took top spot in Division 2, while Alec Bateman finished second one stroke behind with his 68. Scoring wasn’t as easy for the Division 3 boys with Mo Sanders being victorious with his 74 in front of Gordy Wheelaghan on 79.

Richard Broom got the family name back into the winners circle with his win in the Winter League Stableford. He won on countback from Dave Lockwood, who both scored 38 points.

Seniors’ chairman Wally Pape teamed up with Tony Tissington and Jim Longford to win the turkey trot event. They scored 60.7 to win by 0.6 of a shot from Pete Douglas, Len Young and Stuart Adams.

Paul Jones, Jeff Read, Simon Baunton and Tom Marshfield combined to win the Grumpy Trophy Christmas scramble. They scored a superb nett score of 54.9, giving them a winning margin of just over a shot from Mike Carter, Tony Richards, Russell Shaw and Murray Parsons.

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