Weston ladies celebrate with end of season prize giving

Weston Golf Club ladies presentation.

Weston Golf Club ladies presentation. - Credit: Archant

Weston Golf Club ladies celebrated the end of the season with a prize giving and Christmas dinner.

WESTON ladies celebrated the end of the golf season with a superb Christmas dinner and prize giving celebration.

Lady captain Tessa Williams presented Jade Cope with the championship cup for the third consecutive year. Jade also won the Constance Blackmore spoons award, the Margaret Buckley gross cup, plus the Jubilee award.

Together with previous club champion Glenda Latham, Jade and Glenda won the final of the Bristol and District LGA Scratch Foursomes inter-club knockout, beating Knowle in the final at Bristol and Clifton.

Jade, a regular Alliance A team player for Weston, jointly won the Osborne Cup together with a member from Bristol and Clifton for scoring 20 valuable points for Weston’s A team in the seasons Alliance matches. In the County competitions this year, Jade won the Jenny Hobbs Trophy at the county silver meeting at Bath.

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Going on to present the club awards to members, Tessa congratulated all cup winners who produced some fine golf results throughout the year.

Aucterarder Quaich: Wendy Thomas; Blackmore Bowl: Wendy Homer: Boulton Cup: Carole Menzies; Brockenshaw Bowl: Caroline Poole; Christine Mason singles knockout trophy: Joan Jenkinson; Sally Irlam Salver: Glenda Latham; Half Century Cup: Sue Osman; Lillington Bowl: Terri Blackhurst; Miss Apps Salver: Gay Long; Teachers Trophy: Jan Bishop; Margaret Buckley Bronze Cup: Carol Harris.

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Millennium bronze award: Julie Ward; Ruth Alford Cup: Kath Farrant; Winter Foursomes Cup: Kath Farrant and Roberta Ferrari; Betty Butler Cup and bronze medal spoons award: Reine O’Reilly; Jenny Carter Toast Rack and Costeloe Carafe: Katrena Thomas; Past Captains Rose Bowl and Putting Championship: Sally Irlam; Grandmother’s Cup: Di Walker; Barstow Shield: Di Walker and Sue Garrett; Audrey Hirst Cup and Audrey Hirst Carafe: Sue Garrett; Youth and Beauty Shield: Zena Balcombe; Millennium silver award: Zena Balcombe; summer foursomes knockout winners: Zena Balcombe and Pat Murray; Sanders Bowl: Dodie Waterhouse; Lloyd Cup: Diney Costeloe; silver medal spoons award: Diney Costeloe; EG medal aggregate winner: Diney Costeloe.

Tessa congratulated all team players who participated in matches and knockouts throughout a successful season in both Alliance and friendly team fixtures.

December EG medal results: Sue Osman 74; Sue Garrett 74; Reine O’Reilly 82.

PMIKE Williams took over as seniors’ captain at Worlebury and was presented with his official jacket by the outgoing captain, Brian Book.

The 69-year-old Mike has been a member at Worlebury since 1987 and has played in most of the club’s teams and has been an active member of the seniors’ section for a number of years.

Scotsman Brian, has done a grand job and earlier this week presented a cheque for £2,014 to Angela Southway of the Western Active Stroke Group, the chosen charity of Worlebury seniors for 2014. Brian expressed his thanks to the section for their generosity in raising such a magnificent sum during the course of the season.

A full field turned out for Worlebury’s Christmas open pairs competition which was well organised by club professional, Gary Marks.

Terry Bradley was a late replacement and partnering Terry Santo, the pair gelled beautifully to amass an amazing 49 points to win by two from Mark Puddy and Steve Ham. In third place were two visitors from Enmore, M Ramsden and A Vickery with 46 points.

The pleasant weather attracted a full field for the December Stableford. Steve Gray won Division 1 with 40 points, with Kevin Pearson second on 38 beating John Melwani on countback.

Stan Henderson won Division 2, his 41 points being the best score of the day, narrowly pipping James Marshall by a point. Fred Hooper came third with 37. Division 3 was a close-run affair with Andrew Francis taking the honours by beating Stuart Cameron on countback, both scoring 40 points. Paul Gillingham was third with 37 points.

Worlebury had its annual children’s Christmas party. With 85 kids in attendance, it was a hugely successful event and is now a well-established part of the club’s social calendar.

Superbly organised once more by Janet Jamieson and her willing band of helpers, a great time was had by all. The highlight of course was a visit by Santa accompanied by Jenny, his little helper.

Entertainment was provided by Mr Spangles, the clown and also vice-captain, Peter Phillips, dressed as a Christmas pudding and Mandy Cook, who ran a disco. Janet would like thank the helpers, some of whom are pictured below.

THE ladies at Worlebury Golf Club held their annual meeting with new lady captain Maxine Gardiner taking over the reins from Marnie Sweet.

Marnie thanked her committee for all their help and was delighted to raise over £4,000 for her chosen charity, Children’s Hospice South West (Charlton Farm), which included £1,500 collected by Julian Franks from 1st Call Entertainment.

She then handed over to Maxine who is thrilled to be the new captain and is looking forward to the year ahead. Maxine will be raising funds for Above and Beyond, specifically for the Cardiac Unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital, during her year as captain.

Louise Goodrum was presented with the prize for most improved golfer of the year. Helen Clarke was the winner of the Jean Beat Trophy, the President’s Salver for the three best medals and the EWGA medal for the four best medal scores.

The summer eclectic competition was won by Helen Clarke (gross) and Louise Goodrum (nett). The winners of the winter mixed greensomes competition were John Keight and Claire Bayliss with 39 points.

IT WAS a busy week for the ladies at Wedmore, starting with their Christmas fair.

This got new captain Ann Adams’ charity, the Burns Support Unit at Frenchay, off to a flying start. With support from the new committee as well as several other members, the event raised £775.

This was followed by their Christmas party, preceded by a nine-hole bowmaker and a visit from Father Christmas. Winners of the Bowmaker with an excellent 41 points were Betty Norman, Deidre Wheadon and Jane Wright.

This put them two points ahead of runners-up Saybria Sims, Jenny Brown and Vera Ireland, with June James, Sue Griffiths and Jill Cornelius a point further back in third.

The result of the previous week’s competition, a greensomes with Christmas puddings on offer as the prizes is kept secret until the party. The pair winning the biggest puddings were Eunice Bond and Jenny Thomas with 38 points, giving them a one-point margin over MaryLou Denny and Sue McDonald.

These two were well clear of third-placed June Smith and Margaret Rogers on 34 points, with Ruth Pearson and Glenda Donald also in the prizes on 33.

The seniors had a closely contested medal well worth reporting. The cold weather and bitter wind kept scores higher than usual. Bill Lander was still two under par to win Division 1 with 68, just one better than Tony Biggs, who beat John Russell by virtue of a better back nine.

Ian Hollands scored 71 to win Division 2 by two shots from new captain Jim Crick and Derek Osborn. Division 3 was a re-run of Division 1, with Alasdair McDonald winning on 68 and Colin Clegg beating Peter Hathaway for second place on countback, after both scored 69.

IAN ADAMS completed a double winning weekend as he won the final monthly medal of the year at Brean.

The Weston-based window cleaner cleaned up the opposition with a nett 66 to take the top spot in Division 2, one stroke ahead of Pete Dunn. Russell Shaw just about held on to win Division 1 with his nett 67, ahead of Dan Broom on 68.

Bob Masterman matched par with his nett 70 to win the third flight again by one shot from early starter Trevor Searle.

Twenty four hours earlier Adams won the winter league with a round of 41 points. He took advantage of the almost perfect conditions to win by one from Kevin Davies. Murray Parsons lost out to Davies on countback for the runners-up spot.

Brean’s PGA professional Andrew March moved himself back up into third spot in the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Total Triumph Order of Merit with a tied eighth finish at a blustery Worlebury.

With just over a third of the winter season now gone, the G&S PGA take a short break over the Christmas period from their medal events and start again in early January.

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