Wonderful Worlebury Week:
It was a week of highs at Worlebury, which included: presentations of the Somerset Bowl to the Men, the Championship Salver and Alliance League 5 Salver to the ladies; Lady Presidents Day; Alex Winn representing the county; two holes in one and a highly successful dinner dance.
Perfect 10 for Ladies Alliance Team and Emma:
It was particularly memorable week for the Ladies. They held a celebratory competition and afternoon tea for some of those who had played in the Alliance League winning team and also those who finished runners up in the Rogers Cup to bring home the Championship Salver. The icing on the cake was the news that Emma Bourton, who, like the team, won all ten matches in the Alliance League, was awarded the Bath Trophy for being the top scorer in the division.
The team are pictured with captain, Claire Bayliss, holding the Alliance Salver.
The Championship Salver team are also pictured with Ladies Captain, Sue Kinch, holding the trophy.
An impressive record for the Ladies!
President Jamieson’s Big Bash and more tea!
Janet Jamieson hosted her Lady President's day. A waltzing bowmaker competition was held, followed by a delicious cream tea provided by Janet. The winners of the competition with 67 points were Hazel Cox, Sylvia Cook and Jane Wakerley who pipped Helen Clarke, Angela Bagley and new member, Jenny Roberts, on countback. Julia Jago won the Nearest the Pin prize on the 12th.
The prize winners are pictured with Janet.
It was also a memorable day for Diane Millar (pictured) who had an ace on the 6th hole.
Good weekend for Sokol and Jago:
Eight handicapper, Katherine Sokol, won the Weekend Medal with a fine nett 72. Helen Clarke and Janet Fear were second and third respectively. Julia Jago won the Weekend Stableford, followed by Gloria Roche and Annette Poynter.
Otterburn hails his heroes:
The successful Somerset Bowl Team were presented with the trophy by Club Captain, Andy Collard, at the traditional Sunday lunchtime gathering. Team captain, Mark Otterburn, made a rousing speech followed by the team photograph below.
Bob’s Brilliant Bullseye:
The Seniors had two games this week. The home match against Clevedon ended in a honourable draw, three each. The highlight was former World Champion darts player, Clevedon’s Bob Anderson, notching a hole in one on the 16th. This helped The Limestone Cowboy and his partner prevail over Dave Pope and Clive Rides. Generous Bob provided wine at dinner.
Good wins were recorded by Seniors Captain, Barry Newson/Steve Rowlands, Colin Dale/John Langdon and the Stuarts, Lock and Macivor.
The away match against The Bristol, whilst enjoyed by the team, saw them suffer a heavy defeat, with John Yates and Carl Morteo’s half, the only crumb of comfort.
O’Connell reigns in the rain:
The competitors in the Men’s October Stableford had to contend with heavy rain and strong winds, which made scoring difficult.
Matt O’Connell top scored with 38 points to win the Third Division. This fine win was followed by the annual handicap review. A number of solid performances over the last few months have seen Matt’s handicap tumble by three shots to 16 and elevation to the Second Division.
Jason Ball was runner up with 36 and Dan Winter, third, with 33.
Bovingdon spurred on to victory:
Dan Bovingdon played well to win the First Division with 37 points. Ben Main was runner up, pipping Keith Thomas on countback, both scoring 36.
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!
The Second Division was won by Julian Winn, also with 37. Andy Francis was runner up on 36 beating Darrell James on countback.
Fine Winn for County by Alex:
The club was delighted with the news that Alex Winn was part of the County Team that comfortably beat Devon to pip Glamorgan to the Channel League title. Alex played his part, winning his afternoon singles match, with consummate ease, 4&3.
Annual Handicap Review:
The M&H team have recently carried out an annual review of player’s handicaps and there have been a number of adjustments. A full explanation of the process is set out in a recent newsletter from the Chairman of M&H, Jim Skinner.
Members are advised to check their handicaps before they play in their next competition.
Fabulous Dinner Dance:
The dinner dance was thoroughly enjoyed by the assembled throng. Quality cuisine served up by Chef, Peter Carraud and his team, was followed by a brilliant set by the aptly named Bristol band, The Fabulous Dough Boys.