Busy, Busy, Busy:
A hectic few days at Worlebury saw all the sections enjoying success. It started with acts of charity, saw the Junior's Club Championship held, Andy Cooper winning a board event and culminated in the men’s team reaching the Somerset Bowl final and the ladies the Rogers Cup final.
Mary’s Day, the annual Bone Cancer Research Trust Charity Day, was very well supported and raised over £9,300. Club Captain, Andy Collard and his wife Sue, organised the day to raise funds in memory of their daughter, Mary, who passed away in 2012. They expressed their thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the day, but particularly, the members for the use of the course and the clubhouse; to Drive Vauxhall for being the main sponsor; to hospitality tent chefs, Paul Lintern and Jim Sutherland; to various family members and friends and, finally, to the Baskervilles band for kindly playing free of charge.
The golf, in many respects, was incidental but won comfortably by the quartet of Kevin Marshall, Geoff Snook, Chris Thorne and Steve Partridge with 137 points. Jon Dyer, Danny Saunderson, Graham Horroll and Fred Spearing came second with 130. Third were N. and J. Parker, A. Burford and M. Vaughan with 125 and fourth, Andy Nicholls, Lee Grant, Adam Day and Craig Conway on 124. The Ladies' competition was won by Claire Bayliss, Janet Fear, Pam Jarvis and Helen Clarke with 105 points.
Successful Seniors’ Captain’s Charity Day:
The BCRT Day was quickly followed by Seniors' Captain, Barry Newson, hosting his charity day. A sum in excess of £300 was raised for the Weston Hospital Scanner Appeal. John Jones won the golf with 44 points. John Biggs was runner up on 41, with Michael Cerasoli pipping Pete Gilpin for third place, both scoring 40 points.
Sociable Seniors Succumb:
The Seniors had one social match which was at home to a team of high handicappers from Wells. Barry Newson played the captain's part winning his tie, partnered by Clive Rides. Dave Pope and Fred Spearing were the only other winners in a 4-2 defeat.
Otty’s Boys reach another Somerset Bowl Final:
The Somerset Bowl Team beat Fosseway 3-2, at the neutral venue of Wells, to reach the final for the third time in the last four seasons. It was a close contest, but the team, ably led by Mark Otterburn, came through in the end. Congratulations to Mark and the team: Mick Keen, Simon Dempsey, Keri Allchurch, John Melwani, Zac Shelford, Ryan Jones, Lewys Charles, Josh Freeman and Ken Hanson.
Andy Cooper made up for narrowly losing out in the Club Championship by winning the Pro Trophy Final. His fine nett 64 included 5 birdies and an eagle. Andy’s best competitive round of the season saw his handicap reduced to one. Junior, Mikey Nicholls, had four birdies of his own, to come second on a nett 65. Lee Grant also had four birdies to take third place with a nett 67 on countback, pipping Barry Saunders and Rich Exon.
Andy is pictured with club captain, Andy Collard.
Midweek Delight for Martin and Marshie:
Martin Weston won the Midweek Stableford with 42 points. Seven handicapper, Avalon Royal player, James Marshall, continued his run of good form to finish second with 41. Both players were rewarded with handicap reductions. Gareth Hawkes came third on count back edging out Steve Ganfield, both notching 38 points.
Mikey on the crest of a wave:
It was a good week for Mikey Nicholls, as he went on to win the Praill Cup (Junior Nett Championship) with two good rounds of nett 67 and 69 to beat Callum Tucker by one shot. Callum, a recent addition to the Junior Section, has made his presence felt and if he consolidates his progress, his handicap is bound to tumble. Alex Chandler, who, along with Ryan Thrupp, top scored in the morning with a nett 65, could not sustain this and had to be content with third place, a further shot adrift.
Mikey is pictured with Club Vice Captain, Steve Taylor and the Praill Cup.
Dylan – Junior Club Champion:
The top performance of the day however was made by one handicapper, Dylan Xanh, who comfortably won the gross championship. Dylan’s morning round of 69 included six birdies. His 74 in the afternoon sealed the win.
Olly pips Lauren in 15 hole Stableford:
A 15 hole Stableford for the higher handicappers was won by Olly Tripp, his 32 points edging out Lauren Hanson by one.
Ladies Trounce The Mendip to reach Rogers Cup Final:
The Ladies travelled to Minehead to play in the Rogers Cup semi final against The Mendip and came away with a resounding 6-1 victory. The team consisting of Sue Sokol, Katherine Sokol, Emma Bourton, Helen Clarke, Maxine Gardiner, Janet Fear and Amanda Cook eagerly await Mendip Spring in the final on 3rd September at a venue to be confirmed.
The jubilant ladies and supporters are pictured.
Stableford Success for Sue and Helen:
Seven handicapper, Sue Sokol, won the Hon Secs Cup, her 36 points edging out Tricia Smith on countback. Louise Goodrum came third on 35.
The Ladies Weekend Stableford saw a narrow win for Helen Clarke, her 37 points pipping Lauren Hanson by one. Sam Hewlett was third with 30.