Worlebury Golf Club

News for Week Ending 18th November

Lorna finishing on a high!

Worlebury’s Lady Captain Lorna Macivor’s year is coming to a close but she is ending it in some style. Her Charity Day had to be rescheduled from the summer because of bad weather. On the second occasion, however, the players were blessed with glorious Autumn sunshine, giving the event a feel-good factor.

Generous Ladies Section:

The Club’s nominated charity is the Freewheelers EVS and the ladies have played a significant part in raising money for this worthwhile cause. To mark the occasion the players were accompanied onto the course by Freewheeler motorbikes. 

Lorna is pictured with one of the riders.

Ladies Charity Day result:

The winners of the competition were the team of Sue Sokol, Louise Goodrum and Lynne Johnson. Second: Ginette Bright, Kay Pollard and Susan Tarry. Third: Janet Jamieson, Emma Bourton and Marnie Sweet

Nearest the pins: Lynne Johnson on the 2nd and Susan Tarry on the 6th.

Straightest drive: Ginette Bright on the 15th.

Freewheelers pay tribute:

Generous Lorna gave presents to all the players as a thank you for the fund raising they have done this year for the charity. The Ladies then heard an interesting talk about the work of the Freewheelers who paid tribute to the Ladies section on Facebook thus: “Special day yesterday for the Lady Captains Charity Day at Worlebury, who have been amazing, funny and so generous to the Freewheelers EVS - huge thanks to captain, Lorna and all the Lady Golfers”.

Claire and Sue pick up awards:

Alliance Captain, Claire Bayliss, recently attended the Bristol & District Lady Golfers' Alliance's AGM to be presented with the Divison 4 League Winners Salver. She was accompanied by Sue Sokol who picked up the Harding Salver for winning the most points in her division. This was another proud golfing moment in a fantastic year for Worlebury's excellent Ladies Section.


Sue (on the left) and Claire are pictured with their salvers.

Helen and John on the ball in latest Mixed comp:

The latest round of the Winter Mixed was held which saw a narrow win for Helen Ball and John Leech with 43 points. Runners up were Amanda Cook and Ken Hanson who were a point adrift. In third place came Lady Captain, Lorna and Head Greenkeeper, Lauchlan Millar with 39.

No more waiting for Mr Wright!

There was a good turnout for the Men’s November Stableford.

John Wright was in top of form and had the best round of the day by far, his 43 points winning the First Division at a canter. Merv Kinch was runner up beating Rich Godwin both scoring 38’s.

This fine round saw John’s handicap reduced to six.

The Second Division, by comparison was keenly contested, Ricky Bennett taking the honours with 37 points. Seven players had 36 points but it was Paul Lintern who took the runners up slot with Ray Collick, third. Unluckily missing out were, Tom Dancey, Andy Francis, Mike Amesbury, Peter Hill and Andy Judkins.

John Flanningan won the Third Division pipping Jason Ball on countback, both scoring 38. Steve Biddle was third with 35.

Cream rises to the top!

A Texas Scramble was the format for the Trophy Day Competition. With a handicap allowance of only 10% combined, the clever money was on the lower handicap teams. So it proved, with a youthful trio of quality golfers, Lewys Charles, Ryan Jones and Michael Nicholls taking the top prize. The trio played really well and in a round which included seven birdies and no dropped shots, they narrowly won with a nett score of 61.6. 

Unusually for a Texas Scramble, countback had to be used to separate second and third, both teams returning a nett 62.4. Fred Hooper, Andy Taylor and Rich Godwin could only muster a mere six birdies in their round. In third place, playing virtually off scratch, were Matt Blackman, Ken Hanson and Alex Winn. They had an excellent round with seven birdies and an eagle but uncharacteristically dropped shots on the first and 14th to be pushed into third place.

David Mellor – top of the form:

Off the course, another highly successful quiz night was held. The contestants were put through their paces by Quizmaster, Dougie Woods and his team. David Mellor’s six edged out teams led by John Wright , Keri Allchurch and Dave Clark.

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