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Linda Edmondson (left) and Beryl Richards

GOLF: Brean duo step in to win Somerset Ladies event

HOME duo Linda Edmondson and Beryl Richards stepped in at short notice to contest the Somerset County Seniors Ladies Betterball meeting at Brean last week – and immediately gelled to win the competition with a superb score of 44 stableford points.

Edmondson, the club’s lady captain, and Richards, a county delegate, filled a space vacated by an injured pair.

And in sunshine and light winds they finished the twice-delayed event three clear of the 17 other pairs.

The Wells duo of Linda Wright and Diane Ramsay and were second – five clear of the third-placed finishers.

A countback was required to decide this spot with Jill Paul and Marlene Ewens from Taunton & Pickeridge prevailing over Bath pairing of Faye Galley and Lesley Roebuck on the back nine.

Shirley Marlow defied the Brean breeze to take the honours in the Ladies August Medal. She compiled a superb nett 68 to lead home Millie Jones and Lyn Bird by a stroke. Jones won a countback over the closing nine holes to take second ahead of Bird, the Ladies’ club champion.

Seniors cup

On the same day Pete Dunn was victorious in the Seniors Chairman’s Cup. He was the only player to reach 40 points in the tricky breezy conditions and won the silverware by one from Bob Toller. Toller was in turn one clear of Brian Read.

Earlier in the week the annual Seniors’ Away Day took place at Mendip Spring with over 30 members making the short trip to the North Somerset venue.

The RW Taylor Shield was up for grabs for the best score in the individual stableford and Les Byrne took that in convincing fashion as the only player to pass the 40 point mark.

He scored a superb 42 points to hold a four point advantage over the trio of  Ron Edmondson, John Cranley and Leighton Jenkins. The back nine countback saw Edmondson take second with Seniors captain-elect Cranley edging out Jenkins over the back six holes for third.


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Boom Boom Cup Scramble winners Adam Cox, Ashley Cox and CJ Organ with Ryan Edwards missing


Boom Boom scramble

Saturday saw almost 100 golfers gather to remember the late Keith Porter and contest the Boom Boom Cup Scramble played in his memory.

Porter used to love the Scramble competition format and 24 teams set out over 18 holes to see who would come out on top in 2021.

A mainly dry morning was slightly spoilt by a shower as most players were coming to the conclusion of their rounds but this didn’t detract from the excellent scoring and the computer countback was called into action to separate the leading four teams.

They all returned scores of nett 50 and the winners were declared as the Cox brothers Adam and Ashley alongside CJ Organ and Ryan Edwards.

Runners Up were Scott Miles, Chris Fairchild, Gordy Wheelaghan and Bob Pelzer marginally ahead of Dave Porter, Steve Eley, Simon Baunton and Tom Marshfield. Rounding out the prizes were a Jones quartet consisting both youth and experience with Dave and Eric being joined by juniors Millie and Zak.

Keith Porter’s father Mike took part in the event and was on-hand to present the prizes to the winners. He thanked everyone for taking part on the day and praised the excellent condition of the course.

Super Series

Matt Haskins won Sunday’s Super Series Stableford with a score of 40 points on another breezy day at Brean. Both Chris Baker and Trevor Pitt scored 38 and were only separated by a countback for the runners-up prize. Baker had the better back nine return to take the placing over club chairman Pitt. Zak Jones was fourth on 37.

Pete Barton’s B team edged themselves back in front overall in the fourth rubber in the Avalon Series. They won 3-2 on Sunday and now take a 2-1 lead into the final game of the series later this month.

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