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Hannah Woodley ... held her nerve on the final play-off hole

GOLF: Hannah keeps her cool to claim fifth county title for Enmore

ENMORE Park member Hannah Woodley has won the Somerset county championships for the fifth time, writes Richard Walsh.

In the final, held at Bath Golf Club, Hannah was tied with Harriet Lockley on 75 (+1) after 18 holes of stroke play.

The pair then went into a 4-hole play off. Hannah birdied the first hole and held on to win with level par to her opponent’s +1.

The match finished with high drama as Hannah landed in a fairway bunker last play-off hole – 116 yards from the pin – only to hit her next shot to just six feet from the hole and putt out.

She said: “Even though this is the fifth time that I have won the championship I still get a real buzz out of it and hope that there will be more to come.

“This year it was a different format because of Covid but I just wanted to go out and see how I got on.

“In the build-up I had some lessons from Barry Forster, the Enmore pro, and he was a great help to me.”

The Edney Cup, played for by the Enmore Ladies Section, was won by 28 handicapper Lorraine Taylor with 37 points, two ahead of 17

handicapper Heather Neale.

Beverley Broad, (off 10), scored 33 to finish third on countback ahead of Lady Captain Julie Blumgart (off 16).

The Ladies 9 Hole qualifier was won by Lynn Slocombe with 13, Carolyn Blackwood was second with 11 and Lorna Parker third with nine.

The Mixed Club Stableford was won by Tony Deeble with 43 points off 28. Stephen Howell was second with 41 off 20, Geoff Poole third with 39 off 17, and Trevor Thompson fourth with 39 off 23.

The Enmore Park’s Avalon Seniors team opened their 2021 account at Tall Pines where they got off to an excellent start. Mike Rossiter and Leighton Townsend won the first game before Richard Sykes and Rob Fear took the second.

However a severe hail storm signalled a change in Enmore’s fortunes as Tall Pines took the next two games and the outcome hung on the last pairings when local knowledge and experience won the day to make it 3-2 to the hosts.

On Tuesday the Seniors entertained Long Ashton when despite an early victory for Mike Sullivan and David Taylor, and a fighting half for Mike Taylor and Tim Smith, the visitors ran out winners 4½ to 1½.

Enmore Park are always open to new members and are holding a Golf in a Day event on May 20.

Then on Friday, May 28 the club is holding a taster programme for women new to golf called ‘Bubbles and Balls’.

For more information contact Simon Rendle, club manager: manager@enmorepark.co.uk or Barry Forster, head professional: barryforstergolf@gmail.com

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