The recent wet weather storms followed by warm sunshine, aided by the excellent work that continues to be carried out by the Greens Team has helped create a golf course that Worlebury members were proud to show off to playing friends and family for the Men’s Invitation Day
On the day the weather presented perfect conditions for the 4BBB competition and it was the pairing of club member Chris Mannings-Hill and his guest Philip Venables who were the winners on the day with 45 points. At the start of the round Philip was on fire going par, birdie, par on the first three holes, this must have woken up Chris as he proceed to par the next par the next ten holes before the pairing carded their first bogey on the 14th hole and finishing their round par, bogey, par, par. They are both pictured below with club captain Paul McAdams having been presented with their trophies.
In second and third places, both with 44 points were the pairings of Kevin Fudge and his guest Edward Chabay and Dave Collard and his guest John Davidson. Kevin and Edward took the runner up spot from Dave and John the back on countback with their back nine score and Kevin’s guest Edward also made a terrific start to their round with a par, birdie, par and the pair added two more birdies to their front nine score for 25 points. They both found the back nine holes tougher only being able to add 19 points to their score for 44 points. Dave and his partner John were even more impressive being 4 under par after 8 holes, before dropping a shot on the par five 9th, finishing the front nine with 25 points. On the back nine they also scored 19 points, but it was a double bogey 6 on the 6th that cost them 2nd place.
In fourth and fifth places both pairs carded 43 points, but it was the club member Terry Bradley and his partner Paul Bowers that took 4th place on countback from Max Pitcher and his guest David Scott. Terry and Paul carded an impressive 20 points on the front nine that included a NR on the 8th and added and even more impressive 23 points on the back nine that included two birdies by Terry’s guest Paul on the par four 13th and long par three 16th. Max and David carded an excellent 26 points on the front nine but faded a bit on the back nine only being able to add a further 17 points to their score.
On the Friday before the Invitation day the Stella Hammond Salver was played for by mixed teams of senior club members in a Greensomes Stableford competition.
In great playing conditions the husband and wife team of Head Greenkeeper LauchIan and Diane Millar and Susan Tarry and Andy Judkins both carded 42 points, with Lauchlan and Diane taking the win on a 6-hole countback from Susan and Andy. Lauchlan and Diane had a steady five over par 41 on the front nine for 20 points then played even better on the back nine scoring 23 points, including a birdie on the 13th the enabled them to take the win. Andy and Susan also scored 20 points on the front nine, despite a couple of double bogeys on the 1st and 7th holes and on the back nine they scored 22 points, but it was the double bogey on the 13th that was their downfall.
A very happy team of Lauchlan and Diane Millar are pictured with the clubs Lady captain Eunice McAdams
In third place with 41 points was the always smiling team of Julie Knight and Steve Taylor, Julie and Steve stormed to a front nine score of 23 points, that included a birdie on the 7th but struggled on the back nine carding 18 points from a mixed bag of a NR on the 9th and a birdie on the 18th.
In fourth place was another husband and wife team of Mervyn and Sue Kinch who scored 40 points from a front nine score of 19 points and a much improved back nine score of 21 points that included a brace of birdies on the 12th and 17th.
In fifth place was pairing of John and Shirley Horobin with 39 points, they had made a good start on the front nine scoring 20 points, despite a couple of doubles, but couldn’t improve the scoring rate on the back nine carding 19 points.
At the beginning of the week the seniors battled it out for the Seniors Centenary Vase which was won by Kevin Fudge with 39 points.
On the front nine Kevin carded a 4 over par 39 for 19 points and then proceeded to go one shot better on the back nine with a 3 over par 38 and 19 points.
In second, third and fourth places all the players carded 38 points but it was was Bob Oram who took the runner up spot on countback. Bob, despite a NR on the 4th scored 18 points on the front nine and improved this on the back nine scoring a further 20 points, only spoilt by a couple of bogies and triple bogey on the card. In third place Dan O’Conner was five over par on the front 8 holes but a double on the par five 9th meant he carded a gross 42 for 18 points, on the back nine impressively was one shot better at 6 over par 41 for a total of 38 points. The final player to score 38 points and take fourth place was the very consistent 7 handicapper John Wright who had a 1 over par 36 and 20 points on the front nine followed by a back nine of 4 over par 39 and 18 points.
In fifth place was Barry Newson with 37 points amassed from a front nine gross score of 44 and 18 points and the same gross score on the back nine for 19 points, for a total of 37 points.