Worlebury Golf Club

News for Week Ending 20th May

The Alliance Juggernaut moves inexorably forward:

Worlebury Ladies, under Claire Bayliss’s leadership, continued their excellent start to this season’s Alliance League campaign. Having won promotion to Division 4, they have had a near perfect start in their opening three games, their latest result a very good 11-3 win away to The Mendip “B”. This gives them 39 points out of a possible 42.  Claire was ably supported by her team of  Sue Sokol, Emma Bourton, Helen Clarke, Janet Fear, Julie Stafford and Janet Jamieson.

Enjoyable Weekend for Louise:

Louise Goodrum continues to make good progress and her latest win in the Ladies Weekend Stableford with 42 points, saw her handicap reduced by three shots. Claire Bayliss was runner up on 36 and Emma Bourton, third, with 35.

Stableford success for the First Lady:

Lady President, Janet Jamieson, top scored with 38 points to win Division 1 of the May Stableford and earned a one shot reduction in her handicap. Helen Clarke was the runner up with 33 points beating Sue Sokol on countback.

Golfing chums go head to head:

Golfing chums, the evergreen Hazel Cox and Jill Phillips vied for the Division 2 title with the former just winning with 34 points. Jill was runner up on 33 and Sam Hewlett, third, with 32, pipping Jane Wakerley on countback.

Oh Carole!

Division 3 was won by Carole Miles with 31 points. Lady Captain, Lorna Macivor, was runner up on 28 and Jill Hobbs, third, with 26.


Lee, one for the future, as Alex’s star shines brightly:

Lee O’Dea, with an excellent nett 65, narrowly won the first round of the Pro Trophy Qualifier. Lee, who recently made his debut for the Avalon Royals has made excellent progress in the last few months and a First Division handicap should be his goal by the end of the season.

The round of the day, however, was shot by Alex Winn to take the runners up slot. One handicapper, Alex, had four birdies and an eagle on the par 5 15th for his nett 66. Keith Thomas was third on countback and Stuart Lock, fourth, on 67.

Josh Freeman playing off plus one just missed out on a prize on countback, his excellent round included six birdies. Also missing out on countback was two handicapper Matty Blackman who had four birdies in his outward nine.

Midweek stroll for Melwani:

Avalon Royals stalwart, John Melwani, had a narrow win in the Mens Midweek Stableford. John’s 41 points edged out Josh Talbot and Danny Saunderson by a point. Both John and Danny were rewarded with their handicaps reduced by one shot.

Stragglers arrest recent slump in form:

The Stragglers season under Keith Knight’s captaincy is picking up momentum. Their latest match resulted in a 3-1 win against the Police to see them win the much coveted Handcuff Trophy. Notable performances by the home team included a rare win for Jon Dyer and Danny Saunderson.

Pictured with the trophy are Gareth Starr on the left and Keith Knight on the right.

Senior’s corner:

Mike Strang’s Seniors had mixed results in their two social fixtures this week.

They were trounced 5-1 when they travelled to Oake Manor. Their only crumb of comfort was two fighting halves achieved by the pairings of Dave Pope/Carl Morteo and Clive Rides/Nick Ryan.

They bounced back with a 4-2 home win against Henbury. The highlight of the day was a resounding win by Colin Dale and John Hobbs. Other very good wins were recorded by the pairings of Pete Cornish/Dave Toulson; Peter Douel/Brian Maidment and Glyn Ager/Nick Rowden.


Steve Stimulated by Simulator

The Worlebury professional team of Scott Thompson, Roy Baker and George Ryall, have settled well in their short time with the club. One aim they had was to convert the upper floor of the Pro shop into a teaching area and as part of their investment in the club they have installed a golf swing simulator there. This will allow users to play a number of famous golf courses or as a teaching aid which will give an analysis of the swing path and feedback regarding the distance, spin, shape and destination of the shot.

The simulator can be hired at £25 an hour and can accommodate up to 4 players. It will be both fun and informative and is open all the year round during Pro shop hours. To maximise its use as a teaching aid, a lesson with one of the professionals is highly recommended but not essential. 

The facility is available to the general public as well as Worlebury members. For further details call the Pro shop on 01934 623932 or email

Club Captain, Steve Taylor, is pictured having been put through his paces by professionals, Roy Baker on the left and George Ryall on the right.

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