AS Brean didn’t take part in the Avalon League as usual this year the two club teams took part in a 5 match series on home turf over the Summer to keep the competitive matchplay spirit going. Heading into the final rubber Pete Barton’s B team held a 2-1 lead over Dan Broom’s A Team with one game ending tied.
Singles matchplay was the name of the game on Saturday with ten pairs heading out for the match. In the end it was the B Team who won the game by 6 games to 4 and took the overall series by a 3-1 scoreline.
Mike Mullin secured his first win since joining Brean Golf Club as he claimed top spot in the Super Series Stableford. Teeing off in the first group of the day on Saturday he made good use of the benign conditions to post a superb score of 46 points. Despite many other scores in excess of 40 points during the day no one could challenge his lead and in the end he finished three clear of runner up Andy Chapple. Chapple thought he had signed for a 42 point return but a miscalculation gave him a crucial extra point to move him up into second on his own. He left Ian Adams and Nigel Ellis behind him and this duo required a countback to decide the finishing order with Adams getting the verdict for third.
Sunday’s Super Series competition produced a remarkable winning round from Stewart Garrett. He carded no less than 12 nett birdies to win the Bogey event with some ease. He could even afford to mark a couple of bogies on his scorecard as he recorded a score of +10! This left Garrett five clear of runner up Jason Kidley who defeated Ian Adams on a back nine countback as Adams recorded his second podium finish of the weekend.
Nine teams took to the course on Thursday morning and in a change to the usual country course the teams played the full 18 holes seeing a twist to the rules and setup. Despite the obstacles placed in front of them the scoring was very impressive with one team dipping below the nett score of 50. This was Brian Reeves, Tony Higgins, Roger Phillips and Carole Short as they took the winners prizes. Three teams all posted 50 as just four strokes separated the whole field at the conclusion of the day. The team of John Cranley, Jeff Milton, Bob Toller and Shirley Marlow were placed second on countback with Trevor Pitt, Chris Stephens, Bill Marlow and Bev Cranley ending up in third. Fourth place went to the shorthanded trio of Chris Fairchild, Tim Amy and Vincent Ford.
Brean’s Seniors home match with Cannington finished with honours even on Tuesday afternoon. With Seniors Captain Mike Short still suffering from injury his Captain Elect John Cranley took over the leadership and he saw three games go in favour of each team to record a draw.