2019 SW bowmaker at Isle of Wedmore gc, 20th september
Played in glorious sunshine with a strengthening wind. Congratulations to all the winners, especially the team from Long Sutton GC in Somerset - Eileen Arundell, Carole Lancaster and Christine Turner who scored 80 points. There were only three 2s, with each lady winneing £42. Thanks to the organisers at Long Sutton who were great hosts, and particularly to Jane Pitcher, Somerset's Competitions Organiser who stayed all day recording scores.
2019 SW championships at filton Golf Club, 1st September
Katherine Cairns Bowl - Best Gross overall : Sarah Gee (West Wilts, Wiltshire) (138)
Hawkins Vase - Best Gross over 50: Gillian Brown (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset)
Champion's Cup - Best Gross u18: Davina Xhan (Mendip Spring, Somerset)
Nett Salver - Best Nett u18: Ellen Mans (Dudsbury, Somerset)
Challenge Cup - Best Gross u16: Chloe Hasler (Broadstone, Dorset)
Best Nett u16: Lorna Evans (Minchinhampton Old, Glos)
Under 14s Cup - Best Gross u14: Siena Birsh (Broadstone, Dorset)
Best Nett u14: Niamh Cripps (Broome Manor)
Fraser Evans Bowl - Best Nett Overall: Sarah Gee (West Wilts, Wiltshire)
County Challenge Salver - 3 Best Gross in county: Wiltshire (446)
Taylor Young Salver - 3 Best Nett in county: Wiltshire (422)
County Trophy under 18 - 2 Best Gross u18 in county: Dorset (306)
2018 England Golf South West Region Foursomes at Weston Super Mare Golf Club, 4th October
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.
2018 South West Championship at Broadstone GC
Katherine Cairns Bowl - best 36 holes Gross (overall) : Alexandra Saunders (Bristol & Clifton) 143
Champions Cup - Best 36 holes Gross (under 18): Jess Hays (Cumberwell Park) 154
Hawkins Vase - Best 36 holes Gross (over 50): Jan southcombe (Yeovil) 156
Fraser Evans Bowl - Best 36 holes Nett (overall): Molly Kington (Weymouth) 143
Nett Salver - Best 36 holes (under 18): Molly Kington (Weymouth) 143
Best 18 holes Gross (over 18): Charlotte Dommett (Torquay) 70
Best 18 holes Nett (over 18) : Rebekah Hobell (Broadstone) 68
Challenge Cup - Best 18 holes Gross (under 18) : Davina Xanh (Mendip Springs) 76
Best 18 hole Nett (under 18): Chloe Lloyd (Knowle) 68
Under 15 Cup - Best 18 holes Gross (under 15) Davina Xanh (Mendip Springs) 76
Under 15 Cup - Best 18 holes Nett (under 15) Sienna Birch (Broadstone) 69
County Challenge Salver - 3x best Gross County: Gloucestershire - Alex Saunders, Jess Brown and Izzy Lloyd - Total 461
Taylor Young Salver 3x best Nett County: Dorset - Alice Webb, Meg Walker and Serena Birch - total 432
County under 18 Trophy - 2x best Gross County : Dorset - Alice webb, Louise Burke - total 313
South West Bowmaker 2018 at Lansdown Golf Club
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