Brean ladies get into the festive spirit and raise money for charity

FESTIVE headwear replacing bobble hats, trolleys accessorized with tinsel and Christmas jumpers a-plenty could all been seen on the course at Brean Golf Club for the annual Ladies Christmas Fun Day in aid of the Captain’s Charities.

Joined by members of the Senior Section, eight teams took to the course for a 15 hole scramble with some additional challenges thrown in along the way.

Topping the charts to be this year’s Christmas No1 was the team of Sue Wright, Chris Fairchild and Jeff Milton who returned a nett score of 41, just holding off the trio of Eileen Parnell, Brian Read and Tony Spencer. Third place went to Debbie Windmill, Brian Reeves and Bill Marlow.

Ladies Captain-elect Beverly Cranley organised the event and members of both the Ladies and Senior sections donated the prizes for the day’s festivities which raised £120.


The final Seniors fixture of the calendar year was completed a couple of days later with their Christmas Fayre Scramble taking place. The weather was dry, calm and unseasonably warm for mid December as the seven, three-ball teams tackled the one drive Texas Scramble format.

Coming out on top at the end of the day with a nett 58 was the trio of Ian Rogers, Kevin Davies and Nigel Trickey. For Trickey it was his last event as a Brean member before he moves away from the area at the turn of the year and he combined with Rogers and Davies to record the lowest gross score of the day as well with their score of 67.

Runners-up just one shot further back were Chris Fairchild, Mats Mattsson and Graham Exton who were one clear of two teams who posted 60. The John Cranley/Tony Higgins/Ken Ponter combination claimed third after a successful countback outcome with the team of Barry Fellows, Brian Reeves and Tim Amy settling for fourth.

Brean’s popular Christmas Open running Stableford got underway at the weekend and runs through until New Years Eve.


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