England Golf South West Region Foursomes at Weston Super Mare Golf Club, 4th October 2018
Weston Super Mare Golf Club was shrouded in sea mist at 7.30am on the morning of the popular South West Foursomes event. A field of 110 players from all 6 counties of the South West Region were competing. The field comprised some very low handicappers, County players and club golfers. The club manager Graham Humphries and Lady Captain Zena Balcombe had worked tirelessly to host this event in Somerset. Thankfully the mist lifted to allow the event to start on time at 9am and a beautiful autumn day developed. The course presented really well and the greens were good, many players complimenting the green keepers. Amanda Mayne (2) and Gill Brown (6) from Saltford and Burnham & Berrow Golf Clubs were leading with a gross 79 despite setting off in cold misty conditions. Last year's winner and SW Chairman Jane Southcombe (4) with a new partner Harriet Teversham (1) Yeovil GC came in with a tremendous gross 74, to win the SW Foursomes candlesticks. Jane had polished them especially to return them. Christine Harris and Mary Dolman Saltford GC won the nett with 72. The Stableford category was won by Monica Seeley and Carly Frost from Parkstone GC Dorset with 35 points. 24 placement prizes were presented. This event moves to Wiltshire County in 2019..
Pictured, Carole Paterson SW rep Somerset, Jane Southcome and Harriet Teversham Yeovil GC winners gross 74, Zena Balcombe Captain Weston super Mare GC.
Ladies gather from all over the South West
The early starters at Lansdown found themselves donning extra layers of clothing when they arrived for a bright but cool and crisp South West Autumn Bowmaker.
The President thanked everyone for playing, especially as this competition very nearly didn't happen at all. Sue recalled the course at Lansdown being easy level walking and no water so hopefully there were not too many lost balls today.
Sue Rawles thanked Gloucestershire Competition Secretary Sue Johns for running the competition so efficiently and she in turn offered her thanks to Club Captain John Butler, a multi-tasker who was at hand all day; she would have been lost without him!
Sue Rawles went on to thank everyone in the pro shop and kitchen, and to Lansdown Golf Club for hosting the competition today. It was especially nice to see our friends from the other counties within the South West region and she hoped they would all continue to support the SW competitions in 2019.
Only 3 points separated the top three teams with the local team from Lansdown GC coming out on top; the winning team complimented the green keepers on the excellent greens and expressed their gratitude to Sue Johns for the very smooth running of the competition.
Full results appear on the GLCGA website.
Pictured are Lansdown Captain John Butler with Tricia and Bridget from Lansdown receiving their 1st prize from GLCGA President Sue Rawles.
1st Patricia Ritchie, Bridget Ashley and Laura Leach-Lansdown GC with 83 pts
2nd Jackie Mccarthy, Lin Wright and Kim Burchill -Tracy Park GC with 82 pts
3rd Carole Paterson, Caroline Hunter and Corinne Stolworthy -Long Sutton GC with 80 pts
The South West Australian Spoons Regional Final took place at Thornbury Golf Club on Tuesday 19th July.
On the hottest day of the year to date (35C!) 44 pairs took part from all counties in the South West. (All competitors had won their club event to be at the regional final played between April & June).
Thanks to Thornbury GC staff and members for a very successful day and looking after all the players in the hot conditions. Particular mention must be given to Kate Williams for helping me and organising cold drinks and wet flannels for over heated players. Thank you to the Lady Captain, Di Geraghty, Rob Ford the starter and all the ball spotters.
Well done to all the players for completing their round and and taking part in the Regional Final.
Congratulations to the winners, Michelle Underwood and Tara Welland from Fingle Glen GC who will now go forward to the England Golf National Final to be held in September at Waterlooville GC.
1st: Michelle Underwood & Tara Welland Fingle Glen GC 35 pts
2nd: Cherry James & Frances Harbron Okehampton GC 35 pts
3rd: Carol Hughes & Sue Williams The Kendleshire GC 34 pts
4th: Janette Jones & Betty Marney Oake Manor GC 33 pts
5th: Julia Colling & Gill Dunphy Filton GC 33 pts
6th: Lyn Chitty & Sue Dicker Cape Cornwall GC 32 pts
Front 9: Hilary Marsh & Margaret Hiscock Chippenham GC 20 pts
Back 9: Linda Whalley & Sheila Zoegga Dudsbury GC 17 pts
Today's results showed what a great game golf is for all ages with Tara in the winning pair turning 16 today and Mrs Betty Marney in the 4th winning pair in her 80th year!
Well done all!
Footnote: apologies for the misreading of the results -- even the heat and the 5am start got to the organiser!
L-R: Tara Welland, Glos President Carole
Stratford & Michelle Underwood
L-R Frances Harbron, Glos County President
Carole Stratford & Cherry James
L-R: Carol Hughes, Sue Williams &
Glos County President Carole Stratford
L-R: Betty Marney, Janette Jones
& Glos County President Carole Stratford
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