GOLF: Brean ladies sail on in Daily Mail Foursomes

THE Brean Ladies duo of Lyn Bird and Eileen Parnell moved forward into round seven of the Daily Mail Foursomes after another victory.

They entertained a St Enodoc pairing on home turf and dispatched them back to Cornwall on the end of a 3&2 defeat.

They now await to hear who they face in the next round of the national knockout event.

Unfortunately the same duo suffered a defeat in the county knockout event, the Coronation Plate, when they succumbed to Clevedon by 4&3 at Long Sutton.


Ron Edmondson won the Veterans Trophy with an impressive 43 point score. As the leading player over 70 years of age he was awarded the silverware after finishing two points clear of Jeff Milton.

Runner up in the stableford on the day with 42 points was ‘youngster’ Sam Grosvenor who is still a few years light of being eligible to win this Trophy.

August Medal

Steve Jones produced a superb round of 74 which led him to victory in the August Medal on the opening day of the month.

This equated to a nett 62 when his playing handicap of 12 was deducted and saw him a comfortable five strokes clear of Barry Fellows and Leighton Jenkins in Division One. Fellows gained second spot by virtue of his better back nine score ahead of Jenkins.

Tony Richards enjoyed top spot in Division Two with a nett 65. He only had one stroke to spare over the runner-up Steve Hill but was three clear of the third-placed Trevor Pitt.

Another Jones almost topped the leaderboard in Division Three as Steve’s son, Zak, posted a nett 67. Unfortunately so did Steve Barker who then shaded the back nine countback to take the win and deny the younger Jones from matching his father.

Third place went to Chris Baker ahead of Andrew Pound on another countback.

Pro Shop Stableford

In Saturday’s Pro Shop Stableford Scott Miles ended as the biggest winner. He claimed first place on a countback from Sam Grosvenor after both had returned 43 points and he also scored the only two of the day at the seventh to collect that pot as well.

The in-form Miles prevailed on the countback as the bulk of Grosvenor’s scoring was done in a superb opening nine holes where 25 of his points arrived. Third place went to Kevin Davies.


Brean hosted the Paul Wynne Memorial event on Saturday, which is staged annually to remember the late brother of Brean member Eamonn.

A total of 70 golfers, mostly from Brean, Fosseway, and Burnham & Berrow took to the course in the two ball scramble event and the final scoring was a close run thing.

Just one of the 34 pairs dipped under the 60 mark with Brean’s Andy Chapple and Fosseway’s Paul Rose taking the victory with their nett 59.

Runners-up were Brean duo Leighton Jenkins and Dave Jones as they won a countback with club captain Dave Morgan and his partner Martyn Cahill (Burnham & Berrow) after both scored 60. Fourth placed was claimed courtesy of a seven-way countback by Tom Chapman and Fred Ford on 61.

In the evening a race night was held and the proceeds of the whole event – amounting to a four figure sum – were donated to the captains’ charities, St Margarets Hospice and PETAL.

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