Fun in the sun at Worlebury:
The highlight this week at Worlebury was a highly successful Pro’s weekend. The Saturday was a team event with a number of twists designed for the players to have fun as well as test their golfing ability. Sunday was a more traditional individual Stableford competition.
The team event was open to men, ladies or a mixture of both. There was a highly impressive four figure prize table.
It was the ladies team of Jill Phillips, Hazel Cox, Marnie Sweet and Janet Keight who came first beating the mixed team of Lorna and Stuart Macivor, Pete Carraud and Ginette Bright on countback, their 148, two better than the third placed team of Matt Matter, Mark Lyons, Mark Otterburn and Stan Henderson.
There were prizes galore for Nearest the Pins on holes 1 to 15. The winners in order were: Gary Barford, Katherine Sokol, Matt Matter, James Marshall, Steve Taylor, Rob McMillen, Lee Grant, Kelvin Betts, Tom Main, Mark Puddy, Tony Westren, Mick McManners, Andy Taylor, John Melwani and Katherine Sokol.
Great Scott’s cooking on gas!
The players had the added joy of testing Pro, Scott Thompson’s culinary skills, with the barbecue set up on the 16 th tee. Scott and fellow Pro, Roy Baker, are to be congratulated for organising a wonderful weekend of activity.
Sunday Stableford success for Paul, Callum and Martin:
Former Club Captain, Paul Lintern, returned the top score of the day in the Sunday Stableford with 40 points to win Division Two. Nick Extence was runner up on 38 and Dougie Woods came third edging out Graham Hewlett on countback, both scoring 36.
Callum Tucker won the First Division with 37 points. Ross Coyne was runner up on countback with 36, an eagle on the 13 th giving him the edge over Ryan Jones and Keith Thomas.
Martin Wilyman won the Third Division with 36 points beating Adrian Heeney on countback. Tom Weston was third with 35.
The Men’s Midweek Stableford was dominated by the club’s youths in a birdie fest. Junior, Callum Tucker, continued his fine form with an excellent 45 points which included four birdies. Less than a year ago Callum was off 29, but with hard work combined with his natural ability and a mature attitude, he is now down to 12 and has been promoted to the First Division.
Juniors dominate Midweek Stableford:
Junior Captain, Michael Nicholls, and colt, Ryan Jones, both shot one over gross in their excellent rounds. Michael, with three birdies in his 42 point round, was runner up and had his handicap reduced to six. Four handicapper, Ryan, also with three birdies, came third with 39 points pipping Gareth Hawkes (four birdies) and Tom Dancey on countback.
Julie and Cheryl on the march:
Julie Stafford and Cheryl Saunders continue to make good progress in the BDLGA Handicap Foursomes. They made home advantage count in defeating a duo from Orchardleigh 3 and 1 in the quarter final. They now have a tough match away to Lansdown in the semi but go there in a confident mood.
Stableford success for Sam, Emma, Eunice and Julia:
Sam Hewlett top scored with a nett 67 to win the Second Division of the Ladies July Medal. Cheryl Saunders came second on countback with Izzie Swith third, both scoring 69. Sam and Cheryl were cut by two shots and Izzie, one.
Emma Bourton won the First Division with a 71. Janet Jamieson and Janet Fear came second and third respectively.
Ladies Vice Captain, Eunice McAdams won the Third Division followed by Marnie Sweet and Carole Miles.
Jacqueline Harris won the 9 Hole Stableford with 19 points, closely followed by Julia Jago (18) and Mary Rides (17).
Worlebury go down fighting:
Worlebury played Weston at Taunton and Pickeridge in the quarter final of the Seniors Somerset Bowl. Unusually, four of the ties resulted in big wins, two for either side. For Worlebury Keri Allchurch/TonyWestren and Paul McAdams/Dave Treleaven were successful and for Weston, Ron Kelley/Mark Fozzard and Terry Waite/Steve Edwards had resounding wins.
The match therefore hinged on the final tie, which by comparison, went all the way to the 18 th. It was finally decided when Gary Homer sunk a tricky 5 footer on the last green to take Weston into the semi finals.
The match was played in great spirit with the vast majority of players staying to socialise in the clubhouse after the final putt was sunk.
Glyn’s a stalwart whilst Pope finds divine intervention!
The Seniors had two social matches against Lansdowne and Mendip Spring both ending in 3-3 draws.
Away to Lansdown, good wins were recorded by Glyn Ager/Colin Dale and Mike Strang/Stuart Macivor. Dave Pope finally got a semblance of a result over his brother, Robin. Having lost all of their previous encounters, partnered by Peter Douel, the pair gained a fighting half. Roger Leaver and Ron Stevens won Worlebury’s other half.
Glyn Ager has had very good season and has been a staunch supporter of the Seniors Section since joining the club earlier this year. He won again in the Mendip Spring match, this time partnered by John Ratajczak. Other good wins were notched by John Langdon/Bob Oram and Colin Dale/Nick Ryan.
Past Captain’s summer bash:
The Past Captains held their annual summer together, a round of golf being followed by dinner.
The 2014 captain, Paul Gardiner, won the competition with 39 points and he is pictured on the right, having been presented with the Eric Waghorn Salver by current captain, Steve Taylor.
The Past Captains are also pictured after dinner.
Worlebury had a presence once more at the Haywood Village Community Fayre. Golf practice facilities were provided by the Somerset Golf Union Development Officer which allowed participants to try their hand. It was good publicity for the club and much interest was shown in membership.
Club Chairman, Phil Stone, is pictured with two young participants.