Team Phillips Kick off the Winter Mixed in Style
Following the recent atrocious weather to wake up on Sunday to bright sunshine and not a breath of wind must have been very welcome for the players who had entered the first Mixed Greensomes competition of the winter season. The weather, coupled with receptive greens, meant good scoring was the order of the day and so it proved with a minimum of forty Stableford points needed for a top-five finish.
The clear winners were always popular family pairing Jill and Peter Phillips. Playing off a combined handicap of 18 the pair romped home with 43 points, that included two birdies Two’s (greedy!) and 6 pars. They made the most of their opportunities on the front nine carding a gross 3 over par 39 for 24 points however the back nine proved to be more tricky as they carded a couple of doubles but steadied the ship with three pars for a gross 45 and 19 points.
The winners Peter and Jill are pictured with a gorgeous Worlebury sunset as a backdrop
It was another family team, Club Captain Paul McAdams and his lovely wife Lady Captain Eunice McAdams who took the runner-up spot on countback from another husband and wife team of Tim and Sue Liddeatt. Both teams scored 42 points but it was Paul and Eunice’s excellent 24 points on the back nine that sealed the deal. Despite a birdie two on the 2nd Paul and Eunice challenging front nine but ground out 18 points but on the back nine, despite a triple on the 14th were on fire scoring 24 points. In their game, Tim and Sue played some very steady golf carding, a birdie and 3 pars on the front nine for 21 points and followed this up with another birdie and three pars on the back nine for another 21 points.
In fourth place was the team of Julie Knight and Steve Taylor who carded 7 pars on the front nine and birdie and three pars on the back nine for their 41 points and in fifth place was the recent C.D Lock Mixed winners Janet Fear and John Leech with 40 points.
Finally a special shout out for Lorna Macivor, because when her husband partner pulled out with an injury she very kindly turned up to mark the card for Helen and Jason Ball, despite it being her birthday. It's club members like Lorna that make Worlebury G.C such a wonderful club to be a member of.
Angela Bags the Win
In the Ladies October Medal it was Division Two winner Angela Bagley who card the best score of the day with a nett 75 and in runner-up spot was Division One winner Julie Stafford.
Julie’s round consisted of one under par 35 on the front nine and a nett four over par on the back nine for her nett 76. The Runner-up in Division One was Maxine Gardiner with a nett 78, Maxine was nett 3 over par on the front nine and nett 2 over par on the back and this one shot made all the difference taking the spot from Helen Clark on countback. Helen was nett 2 over par on the front and Nett 3 over par on the back nine.
Division Two winner Angela had a great round being Nett par 36 on the front nine and Nett 2 over par 75 on the back nine making her the clear winner by two shots. Sue Kinch was Division Two Runner-up with a Nett 77 and in third place was Pauline Smith with a nett 79.
Division 3 Winner was Eunice McAdams with a Nett 7 over par 80 carding a nett 4 over par on the front nine and 3 over par on the back nine. Losing out on countback by one shot was Lornar Macivor, and in third spot was Kay Pollard with a nett 81.
The winners of the Turkey Trot give the rest of the field a “Roasting”
In the traditional led-up the Christmas comp, the Turkey Trot, Ryan Jones, Kevin Marshall and Chris Clark were on fire carding exceptional combined score of 91 points, four ahead of rest of the field. Their round included six birdies, four from Ryan and one each scored by Ken and Chris, and a combine twenty three pars.
In the Runner-up spot was John Dyer, Graham Horroll and Danny Saunderson with, normally, a very respectable 87 points, scored from a combined 14 pars and birdie. The third-place team of Kelvin Betts, John Jones and Tony Foster finished their round with a combined score of 84 points, which included three birdies and fourteen pars. In fourth spot was Peter Gilpin, Steven Gray and David Mellor with 81 points from twenty two pars and a birdie and taking fifth place by one shot on countback was the team Paul Lawrence, Roger Thompson and Keiron Osmond, snatching the place from Jamie Crandon, Tony Danvers and Graham Griffiths, with a combined 80 points.