Captain, Andy’s Big Day
It was a big day for Worlebury Captain, Andy Collard, as he hosted his Captains Day. The conditions were excellent with the course in great shape and bathed in sunshine.
The competition, as always, was hotly contested but in the end it resulted in a clear win for the team of Graham Hewlett, Tony Westren, Paul Marsh and Julian Brown with 130 points. In second place with 126 points were Paul Shearing, Michael Ham, Dean Nute and Jim Walton who edged out the team of Andy Cooper, Chris Mannings-Hill, Alan Street and Russell Priest by one point.
The ladies competition was won by Lady Captain, Sue Kinch, Vice Captain, Lorna Macivor, Pauline Smith and Eunice McAdams with 121 points.
Nearest the Pin prizes were won by Martin Green on the 2nd and Martin Philp on the 12th.
The evening, as always, was very special with a crowded clubhouse being royally entertained by an excellent set from local band, the JD Experience.
Andy thanked everyone who had contributed to the day’s success, particularly vice captain, Steve Taylor and his helpers on the hospitality tent at the 8 th tee with a special mention to chefs, former captains, Jim Sutherland and Paul Lintern.
Some of the prizewinners are snapped with Andy Collard.
Worlebury Ladies chill whilst Tracy Park wilt:
The Ladies Alliance team notched up another fine win, this time away to Tracy Park by 10-4 which replicated the result at home. Played in scorching conditions the Worlebury team of Sue Sokol, Katherine Sokol, Emma Bourton, Helen Clarke, Janet Fear, Sue Tarry and Claire Bayliss were on fire.
Emma and Maxine on the march:
This followed up an excellent performance by Emma Bourton and Maxine Gardiner in the Bristol and District Ladies Golf Association Handicap Foursomes. Facing Filton in the quarter finals, the pair combined beautifully to see off strong opposition and march on to the semis.
Ginette shines Brightly in the summer sun:
Ginette Bright top scored with a net 71 to win the Second Division in the Ladies June Medal. Diane Millar and Angela Bagley were second and third respectively. Janet Fear won the First Division with a nett 72 followed by Sue Sokol and Helen Clarke. Countback was required to separate the field in the Third Division with Eunice McAdams pipping Carole Miles and Shirley Horobin.
Seniors unbeaten run continues:
Barry Newson’s seniors were also firing on all cylinders continuing their rich vein of form with two fine 4-2 home wins against Mendip and Long Ashton. Both matches were played in sunny but breezy conditions with fast running greens which made life slightly tricky.
Barry took a well deserved rest in the Mendip match, leaving the team in the capable hands of John Yates. The match was marred by Mendip captain, Henry Banks, taking ill at dinner, however, which led to a brief admission to Weston Hospital. Thankfully Henry is on the road to recovery and the Worlebury Seniors send him their good wishes.
The match was won after a strong start by Worlebury’s opening three pairs who recorded big wins particularly Stuart Macivor/Fred Spearing and Nick Ryan/Clive Rides.
By comparison the Long Ashton success was largely down to a strong finish with the pairings of Nick Ryan/John Hobbs and Pete Cornish/Chris Nelson winning the final two matches to see Worlebury home. The other home success was in the opening tie with Gordon Poynter and Ron Stevens playing very well to win 3&1.
Centenary success for Jonesie:
John Jones was a clear winner in the Seniors Centenary Cup, his nett 65 was five shots better than his nearest challenger, John Millar, who took the runners up prize on countback from Frank Hopkinson and Stuart Lock.
Richard Brown took the Men’s Midweek Stableford with 39 points, two clear of runner up Trevor Isaacs, who came second on countback from Ryan Jones and Kerry Dunstan. This fine performance saw a reduction in Richard’s handicap and elevation to the Second Division.