Coronation Cup proves family affair as Andy and Mickey take top spots
The last of the men’s board competitions, the Coronation Cup, was recently held at Worlebury GC but the high winds and the rain, sweeping in from the West made the conditions difficult for golf. However this did not perturb father and son Andy and Mickey Nicholls who both carded a nett 65, however it was Micky’s Dad who won the trophy on countback.
Ten handicapper Andy had terrific front nine of gross one over par 35 that included a birdies and six pars, on the back nine a brace of birdies and pars helped him to a gross four over par 39 and card a net 65. Six handicapper Mickey made had an even more impressive front nine by not dropping a single shot until the 11th, and pair of birdies on the front nine meant he was gross three under par at the turn. His back nine started well with a birdie on the 10th but he dropped his first shot on the 11th which he got back with a birdie on the 13th, however a triple bogey on the 14th and a pair of bogies in the 17th and 18th meant he ended his back nine gross three over par 38, for a round of one over par 71, nett 65, a very impressive score from one of Worlebury’s young rising stars.
In third place was Ian Turnold with a nett 66, Ian carded a gross five over par 40 on the front nine and six over par 41 for his score and in fourth and fifth places was Craig Conway and Dave Collard who were two of the five players who carded a nett 67.
Club Captain Paul McAdams is pictured with the winner of the Coronation Cup Andy Nicholls and his son Mickey Nicholls who was the runner up.
The Worlebury Stragglers Team celebrated their 2019 season by holding their end of season final for the Clive Thomas Trophy for the best individual score and a 2 from 3 Bowmaker team event. Whilst the Stragglers could not quite match the success of the Avalon teams, their success was measured in the renewal and forging of friendships old and new with players at other clubs in the local area.
The good weather and receptive greens lead to some competitive scores and a close competition, with Stuart Macivor taking first place with 41 points. In the team event the winning team was Jullian Claydon, Kelvin Betts and John Mayer.
After the post-match meal Dougie Woods, the club President and staunch supporter of the Stragglers paid tribute to Clive Thomas and shared some memories of him with the team and Straggler captain Keith Knight presented the trophy to Stuart
To round of the day vice-captain and fines master, Jon Dyer, was in fine form extracting fines from all the players for any misdemeanour, legitimate or otherwise, with proceeds going to the Club Captain’s charity.
Stragglers captain Keith Knight is pictured presenting the trophy to Stuart Maclvor.
Following Worlebury GC’s recent success winning the Westbury away at Weston super Mare GC and the Centenary at home against The Mendip GC it was the turn of Brean GC to be welcomed at Worlebury by Lady Captain Eunice McAdams and her team to compete for the Breanbury Trophy.
As usual the format was mixed Greensomes and in reasonably good weather the Worlebury teams proved to be too tough Brean, beating them 5 – 2 to win the trophy for Worlebury.
After the excellent after-match meal Eunice and Brean lady Captain Lynnette Bird thanked the teams for a splendid day and the next years match at Brean GC.
Lynnette is pictured congratulating Eunice and Worlebury GC on their emphatic win and players from both teams are pictured with Lynnette and Eunice holding the trophy!