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Steve Jones ... September Medal winner

GOLF: Jones trio in winning form at Brean

THE Jones family enjoyed a superb weekend on the course at Brean with Steve Jones leading the way on Saturday with victory in Division One of the September Medal.

Steve scored a gross 75 which was reduced by ten when his playing handicap was deducted, giving him a nett 65.

Following Jones home in the top flight was Scott Miles who carded a nett 68 along with Barry Fellows with Miles claiming the silver position on countback.

Postman Simon Copping delivered a victory in Division Two with a nett score of 66 going against his name on the leaderboard. He was one clear of fellow postie Dan West who took second, with Mark Elvins in third on 68.

The Division Three went the way of Steve Mason with his nett 67 giving him a one shot advantage over Andrew Pound. Pound was also one clear of Steve Barker who placed third.

Zak’s turn

The successful winning weekend in the Jones household continued as Zak Jones teamed up with Eamonn Wynne to win the Treasurers Trophy on Sunday.

Just 24 hours after his father Steve won the Medal, Zak played a major contribution to the 44 points he and Eamonn compiled in the greensomes stableford. The duo held a two point winning advantage over three pairs on 42.

Tony Groves and Jason Cracroft won the countback for the runners-up spot ahead of Andrew Pound and Mark Jenkins. John Cranley and Sam Grosvenor had to settle for fourth.

Over to Millie

Not to be outdone by her father or brother’s success, Millie won the Berryman Bowl Final on Sunday as well. The final of the Ladies Summer Matchplay was a very close affair with very little to separate Jones and her opponent Eileen Parnell throughout the round.

Jones just prevailed though on the final green to win by one hole and collect the Trophy for the first time.

Trounson trophy

The Brean A quartet of Dan Broom, Barry Fellows, Josh Heseltine-Smith and club champion Dan Williams finished in a very impressive third place in the annual Somerset Golf Union Trounson Trophy on Sunday.

The event, usually played at the home course of the county President, was this year just up the road for Brean at Burnham & Berrow.

With the three best nett scores from the four players to count it was Dan Broom who led the team off with a very impressive nett 68, two under par. Fellows was unable to match that with his return but Heseltine-Smith and anchor-man Dan Williams produced a 75 and 73 respectively to place Brean first for a short time.

They were overhauled by eventual winners Farrington Park and runners-up Cricket St Thomas but still continued the club’s good record in county events this year.

Another team also represented the club with Brean B – comprising Pete Barton, Steve Jones, Scott Miles and club captain Dave Morgan – finishing eighth of the 23 teams taking part. Morgan matched Broom’s nett 68 and the duo were only two strokes off the best individual score returned on the day.

Seniors medal

Jeff Milton was the winner of the September Seniors Medal on the first Tuesday of the month. He completed his round in 83 strokes giving him a nett score of 62 which left him five strokes clear of Chris Fairchild with Barrie Tucker being the only other player under par on the day in third on 68.


A damp start and heavy showers through the morning saw the stat sheet decimated on Thursday morning’s Stableford as the heatwave came to an end. It was more a case of who would last the longest to win.

In the end it was Chris Fairchild who enjoyed top spot after being one of the few to complete the whole round. He scored a very tidy 39 points to win from Roger Phillips on 36 and Mike Allen in third on 33.

PGA strokeplay

Last Wednesday Brean hosted the Gloucester and Somerset PGA Total Triumph Strokeplay 36 hole championship, won by Brickhampton Court’s Ross Langdon with a two round total of 134 after a pair of 67s.

Runner-up was James Keitch of Taunton & Pickeridge with two rounds of 68 with Giuseppe Licata (Filton) and Ali Balcombe (Weston-Super-Mare) sharing third, one stroke further back.

Two new professional course records were set on the day as well with Balcombe and Ed Goodwin (Cirencester) both posting scores of 66 to share that accolade. Brean’s own professional, Andrew March, tied for sevenths with rounds of 74 and 68.

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