Interclub success just keeps coming at Worlebury GC, the Avalon Royals played their last match of the season, at home Long Sutton Levellers, knowing that six points, or better, would be enough to gain promotion. Clearly, the match was going to be a nervy affair as Long Sutton also needing points to avoid relegation, but Terry Santo and his team did just enough with a 2.5 – 2.5 to score the six points necessary to gain the promotion.
There were wins Dave Collard & Ben Main, Will Denyer & Tom Dancey and a half for captain Terry Santo and Mark Puddy. Despite their best efforts Tom Main & Dan Bovingdon and Craig Young & Ben Dolbear just lost out to their opponents. Terry named his Dri-build player of the day to be Will Denyer and after careful consideration, his Dri-build player of the season was Dave Collard. However Terry was quick to acknowledge that the season’s success was down all the players in the squad of Tom Main, Ben Main, Will Denyer, James Marshall, Gareth Hawkes, Dave Collard, Steve Cameron, Dan Bovingdon, Mark Puddy, Craig Young, Tom Dancey, Mick Keen, Simon Dempsey, Ben Dolbear, Adrian Marshman, James Crandon, Gareth Little, Peter Phillips, Richard Exon, Leigh White, Dale Rendall and Mark Terry.
Pictured is a jubilant Terry Santo 2nd in from the right, with his team who clinched the points win promotion.
Earlier in the week Worlebury’s Junior Captain Alix Kew, played 72 holes in a day to raise money and awareness for the Captains Charity this year, South West Children’s Hospice which was a fantastic achievement, especially as Alix chose to carry his clubs and walk the 72 holes. After completing the 72 holes a tired but jubilant Alix said and he would like to thank the generous members at the club for their sponsorship and donations for this very worthy charity. Alix is pictured at the start of his last round of the day.
As the 2019 season comes to a close so do this season’s knockout competitions, with several of the Finals being played over the weekend and the preceding weeks.
Scratch Salver (Match Play) :-
Josh Freeman beating Lewys Charles after 36 holes 6 & 4
Founders Cup (Stroke Play) :-
Ross Coyne beating Russell Priest
Tolladine Cup (19 hcp above Match Play) :-
Eifion Price beating Daniel Winter 3 & 2
Commemoration Cup (4BBB Match Play) :-
Nick Extence/Alan Hartree beat Steve Ham/Dale Rendall
Seniors Singles Knockout (Match Play) :-
Jim Skinner beating Clive Rides
Seniors 4BBB (Match Play) :-
John Briggs/Colin Hicks beat Steve Taylor/Paul Gardiner
Vi Dunston (Match Play) :-
Lady Captain Eunice McAdams beat Pam Jarvis
After the two 18 hole rounds played on the Friday before the Bank holiday, this year’s Junior Club Champion is Lauren Hanson, Runner Up was Oliver Trip and Tyler Reeves took third place.
In round one Lauren carded a very respectable gross 86 than include a birdie on the 3rd and 6 pars, for a net 62. In round two she “ shut to door “ on her nearest challengers with a gross 82 that in this round included a birdie on the 1st and 7 pars and a score on nothing worse than a double bogey on the other hols for a net 65 and total net score of 127, well played!
In round one, Runner Up, Oliver Tripp also had an excellent round of gross 89 for a net 73, with the only blot on his card being a triple bogey on the 10th. In round two he also improved his game with gross 82, net 65, that included birdies on the 7th and 13th and five pars to finish with a total net score of 138.
In third place Tyler carded a gross 89 for a net 69 in round 1 but in round two the 1st hole must have a disappointment but he showed real fighting spirit to bounce back with birdies on the 2nd and 7th and pars on the 4th, 5th and 6th for a very respectable gross 46 on the front nine, I salute you young man! His back nine seemed to be a little less stressful carding a gross 45 for a round of net 71 and a total of net 140.
Hot off the press! The Isle of Wedmore Seniors Avalon team captain has just advised Keri Allchurch that they did not secure enough points at Mendip Spring on Monday to pip the Senior Avalon team to the runners-up spot in the North Division of the Seniors Avalon League.
Bring on the play-offs on!!!!!!!!!!!
On the Bank Holiday Monday, teams of mixed players took to the course to compete for the St Dunstans Cup and the top three teams all scored 39 stableford points but is was the strong father and daughter pairing of Ken and Lauren Hanson who won the trophy on countback from Ginette Bright and Terry Bradley with Susanne and Tim Liddeatt in third place.
Ken and Lauren had a steady start, scoring 17 points on the front nine but a pair of birdies on the 17th and 18th made all the difference to their round helping them clinch win. Terry and Ginette were very steady scoring 19 points on the front nine and with the help of a birdie on the 13th scored 20 points on the back nine. Susanne and Tim, even with a NR on the 8th scored 20 points on their front nine 8th and then went on to card another 19 points on the back nine.