Alliance Team Achieve Perfection:
The highlight of the week at Worlebury was the Ladies Alliance team preserving their 100% record by clinching promotion with a home win against Saltford. It has been a real team effort with captain Claire Bayliss using a large pool of players during the campaign, who have all played their part in the team’s success. A special mention should be made for Emma Bourton who has played in every match and won them all – a perfect 10!
The team who faced Saltford are pictured: Front row from the left: Emma Bourton, Janet Fear, Maxine Gardiner, Helen Clarke, Claire Bayliss and Ladies Captain, Sue Kinch; with Susan Tarry and Amanda Cook at the back.
Seniors finally win the Battle of the Sexes:
Sue Kinch took her troops into a match against Barry Newson’s Seniors in their annual challenge. Sue and her Vice Captain, Lorna Macivor, were pitted against Barry and Stuart Macivor in the first tie. Barry and Stuart combined well to win 3 & 2. Ginette Bright and Lynne Johnson hit back immediately to level the match but the seniors won the next four ties to put them firmly in the driving seat. Michelle James and Shirley Horobin won the final match to give the score an air of respectability but the Seniors wrestled the Challenge Cup back from the Ladies after a two year absence.
Successful Seniors pairings: Gerry Miles/Mike Williams; Paul Hibbard/Tony Westren; John Yates/Nick Extence and Carl Morteo/John Horobin.
Barry and Sue are pictured in the centre with the Challenge Cup flanked by Stuart and Lorna Macivor.
Sadly Seniors Succumb:
The Seniors followed this up with an away match against Cannington, which ended in narrow 3.5 to 2.5 defeat. Good wins were recorded by the pairings of John Hobbs/Alan Woolford and Bob Oram/John Yates with Fred Spearing and Carl Morteo getting a fighting half.
Highly Successful Seniors Open:
It was a big day for the Seniors when they held their Autumn Open. The entrants were greeted with gale force winds and heavy rain but, despite, this, 81 players, including a large number of visitors, were undaunted and took to the course. The rain eased by the afternoon but the windy conditions persisted throughout the day making good scoring difficult.
The competition was played in two age divisions (55-69 and 70 plus)
Worlebury’s, Alan Hartree, playing in the younger division, had the day’s top score of 39 points to take home the Bernard Oldfield Trophy. Brian Book was runner up with 38, closely followed by Michael Harmer (Brecon) on 37, David Samsum (Clevedon), 36 and Club Vice Captain, Steve Taylor, 35.
Worlebury had a first and second in the older division. Anthony Foster won with 37 points with Marcel Josling, runner up, a point adrift. Roger Stone (Cricket St Thomas) came third on count back edging out Stuart Meyrick (Clevedon), both scoring 35. Ken Lohmann (Isle of Wedmore) came fifth with 34.
Best visitor (not in the above prizes): Steve Fursland (Cannington) with 33 points
Nearest the Pin prizes: 6 th Brian Matthews and the 12 th Alan Hartree.
Mixed Fortunes for the Gardiner Duo:
The Ladies held a Bowmaker which was comfortably won by the trio of Claire Bayliss, Lynn Pope and Gloria Roche with 77 points. Hazel Cox, Janet Keight and Susan Tarry were runners up with Maxine Gardiner, Janet Jamieson and Sue Sokol, third.
Mike Tilke Putter and Murphy Cup:
The winners of the Men's Monthly Medals over the last year took to the course to compete for the Mike Tilke Putter (gross) and the Murphy Cup (nett).
Simple for Simon:
Simon Dempsey, with 5 birdies, won the Mike Tilke Putter again with a gross 69, pipping Josh Freeman by one shot.
Tinker Taylor Triumphs:
There was a close finish in the Murphy Cup with countback required to separate the top four, who all had nett 68’s. Andy Taylor had the strongest finish pipping Merv Kinch, Simon Dempsey and Alan Hartree to win the cup.
A delighted Andy Taylor is pictured clutching the cup with Club Captain, Andy Collard.
The Stragglers season is drawing to a close. Results have been patchy but each match has been thoroughly enjoyable. In the most recent result they entertained Wells only to go down by 3.5 to 1.5. The solitary win was notched by Danny Saunderson and Fred Spearing with Andy Judkins and Roger Clouter managing a good half.
Crème de la Crème:
Weston entertained Worlebury in the second leg of the Cream Cup. This sees the President and Chairman of each club and the respective Captain and Vice Captain facing one another in fourball better ball matches.
Worlebury had a four hole advantage after the first leg with both pairs winning two up. In the second leg, Worlebury’s Treasurer, Graham Hewlett, replaced Vice Captain, Steve Taylor, who was unavailable. Graham and Captain, Andy Collard, were beaten by three holes by Weston’s Captain, Glenn Taylor and his Vice, Chris Homer. Worlebury’s pairing of Keri Allchurch and Frank Barlow had a similar win against Gordon Robert and Gary Homer, however, to see Worlebury retain the cup.
Stars and Stripes Night:
A good night was had by all when the Social Committee organised an American evening. An American supper was followed by quality entertainment by South West band, Tarantula.
Our pictures show juniors, Mikey Nicholls and Ben Smart who contested the Junior Knockout with Club Captain Andy Collard….
and winners of the Summer Foursomes: Paul Marsh and Graham Hewlett.