Worlebury GC – News for Week ending 10th March 2109
A busy week at Worlebury GC started on Monday with the Seniors Stableford.
John Jones jots up another win
A full field of Senior golfers played their regular Monday Stableford in very challenging conditions as the tail-end of Storm Freya blew over the golf course.
John Jones took full advantage of the favourable conditions of the front nine, notching up 20 points from 5 Par’s and then a further couple of Par’s and Birdie on the back nine secured him the Division 1 win with 37 points. Brian Brook took second place with 36 points and in third place with 35 points, was Peter Hagendyk, whose better scoring on the back nine edged out John Ratajczak into fourth on countback.
The winner of Division 2 was Steve Corcoran whose score of 35 points was help with a brace of Pars on the front and back nine. In second place with 34 points was Tony Evans whose steady scoring on the front and back nine just edged out Gordan Poynter on countback into third place, but Gordan must have been pleased with the pair of Birdies and three Pars on his score card in the tricky conditions.
Clive Rides romped home in the 80+ Division with 27 points, followed by Ken Hirst in second place and Ivor Doel in third place
Shot of the Day for David
During the Seniors Stableford Shot of the Day has to be David Grant’s Hole in One on the 6th!
The Par 3 sixth can be a beast of hole playing into a wind like there was on Monday, for many it is a challenge to reach the green, let alone have Hole in One. David used his trusty 3 Wood because of the strong head wind and David described the shot as “ Straight at the pin, running up to the hole but I lost sight of the ball so I was thinking it may be a two, but when I got to the green with my putter the ball was in the hole “
Congratulations David for joining the Worlebury Hall of Fame
David is pictured with his Trusty 3 Wood
Sue Sokal sows up the March Stableford
On Tuesday it was forecast that storm Freya would have left our vicinity, but alas it was still hanging around, however the blustery and wet conditions did not deter many of our Ladies members from playing in their March Stableford.
Division 1 winner was Sue Sokal with 37 points, that came from a classy nine Pars, a Birdie and not a single double on her scorecard. In second place was Susan Tarry with 30 points and past Ladies Captain Maxine Gardiner with 27 points
The best score of the day was posted by the Division 2 winner, Cheryl Saunders whose excellent score of 39 points included a Birdie and 5 Pars. In second place was Patricia Smith with 31 points and in third was Julie Knight
Division 3 was won by Helen Ball with 36 points, in second place, on countback, was Patricia Sharp followed by Carole Miles in third.
Peter pips Lee.
On Saturday morning a chilly 43 mph gusting Westerly wind greeted the players in the Men’s March Stableford.
In such challenging conditions for golf, Lee Grant’s front nine gross of 35, for 20 points needs to be applauded, but it was Peter Cornish’s consistent scoring on the front and back nine that enabled him take the Division 1 win on countback with 35 points. Countback was also needed to separate third, fourth and fifth places and it was Callum Tucker‘s better scoring on the last three holes that separated him from Robert White and Philippe Vibert.
The winner of Division 2 was Ian Smith with 36 points whose couple of Birdies on the back nine enabled him to take the win on countback from Derick Forsyth. Having played earlier in the week in Senior Stableford in similar conditions obviously stood John Ratajczak in good stead enabling him to take third spot with 35 points.
Division 3 winner was Darrion Ball who posted the best score of the day of 38. In second place with 36 points was Jason Ball and Matt Matter squeezed out Adrian Heeney on countback to take third place with 35 points.
On such a windy day for playing golf we salute you all
A Constellation of Stars at Thornbury
With the Avalon League starting soon, the Captain of the Worlebury Allstars Andy Taylor, arranged a pre-season get together at Thornbury GC to re-new and forge new playing partnerships. Whilst the rain held off long enough for everyone’s round to be completed, the wind and wet conditions underfoot made the golf difficult.
The winning team was Jim Skinner, Cullum Tucker and Paul Lawrence proving cream always comes to the top. The other prizes of nearest the Pins were won by Graham Hewlett and Kerry Dunston and Ross “Rory” Coyne won the longest Drive.
The Allstars pictured outside Thornbury Golf Club
Barry’s Pitch keeps the Numbers up
Last year the 200 Club sales were £3,006 from which £2,410 was paid in prizes and a £600 donation was made to the club. This year the numbers have been maintained at 300 and it is anticipated that that the donation will be increased to £650.
It is to 200 Club organiser, Barry Newson’s credit, that this number has been maintained, as, for the first time, a number of members chose not to continue. Barry’s sales pitch was obviously very convincing.
As usual the £600 will be put to a meaningful purchase or project that is of mutual benefit to the club and its members. The last three donations have been spent outside of the building so it is thought that something for the interior this year would be a good idea.