Worlebury Ladies knocked out of Mail on Sunday event

Peter Lowery.

Peter Lowery. - Credit: Archant

Worlebury Golf Club Ladies lost to Weston in the first round of the Mail on Sunday competition.

Worlebury Golf Club Ladies entertained a strong Weston side in the first round of the Mail on Sunday competition and while acquitting themselves well, they narrowly lost 3-2 in a sporting contest.

There were good wins for Claire Bayliss and Amanda Cook against tough opposition. The two clubs clash once more in the Rogers Cup in the near future and Worlebury look forward to renewing old friendships and sporting rivalry against their nearest neighbours.

The ladies also held their February Stableford, which was played over 15 holes. The tricky conditions made scoring difficult and, in a close contest, Angela Bagley took the honours, edging out Ginette Bright and Lynne Johnson.

The seniors’ February Stableford drew a good sized field. The weather had improved with no sign of the rain that has dogged this winter, but a stiff breeze made life just that bit more difficult for the players.

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John Jones and Tony Evans both played well to win their respective divisions with the day’s top score of 39 points. This gave John the edge in Division 1 over seasoned campaigners, Brian Matthews and Malcolm Simpson, who took second and third place respectively with 38 and 37 points.

Tony’s win in Division 2 was much more convincing, seniors’ captain Ron Stevens, being his nearest challenger with 34 points. Bob Saddler came third, a further point adrift.

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Love was in the air when the social committee organised a Valentine’s party in the clubhouse. Following an excellent meal, prepared and served by chef Andy Purdy, and his team, 90 members and guests were royally entertained by Bath singer Sam Nolan, in an another memorable social event for the club.

Sixteen teams turned out for the Brean AGM scramble which precluded the annual meeting when Andy Thomas took over from Stuart Wills as captain.

Thomas almost marked his big day with a win, but his trio including Wills and Martyn Cahill were beaten by an excellent score from Phil Aspinall, Trevor Pitt and Vic Burnell.

They scored a very impressive gross 57 over the 15 holes and when their 9.5 handicap allowance was taken off they won by almost two strokes from Thomas, Wills and Cahill. Taking third spot just 0.1 of a stroke further back was Thomas’ new captain-elect David Porter who was joined by Phil Hodgson and Jeff Read.

Following the golf in cold, but very pleasant winter sunshine, the members convened in the clubhouse for the annual meeting, which ran smoothly and ended with Andy Thomas taking over a captain for 2016.

In his acceptance speech, he announced that his chosen charity for the year would be Prostate Cancer and his captain’s charity day would take place on May 13. More details of this event will follow in due course.

Murray Parsons was victorious over a small field in the Winter League round. With the cold and damp weather putting many off, he scored 38 points to win by three from Matt Haskins.

Weston Golf Club general manager Peter Lowery, has won the Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Customer Service Award.

Peter joined Weston almost two years ago and has been a great ambassador for the club and his enthusiasm and positive energy has been felt both on and off the course.

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