Close finishes in festive events

COMPETITIVE play continued at Mendip Golf Club during the festive period. The Pro Shop was very active in running competitions each weekend. A Singles Stableford event attracted 71 players and saw a four way tie for first place on 41 points, resulting in, after several count backs, a win for Layton Ball with Dave Cox 2nd, Lee Britten 3rd and Danny Middle 4th. New Year’s Eve saw a 4 person bowmaker event and a win for Mark Necker/Alan Edwards/Alan Kay/Tony Scott with 87 after count back from Kevin Keene/Darren Darby-Jones/Baden Wilkinson/Nicholas White.

A four ball better ball stableford  was won by Shaun Rich and Ken Webster with 45 points, and Colin and Nigel Wiltshire were 2nd after count back with 44.

Chairman of Greens Richard Jeffery held his very popular ‘Dickies Bash’ event between Christmas and New Year attracting a field of 80 with a number of invited Visitors attending including some very well known ex-Members. The winning team was Richard himself playing with son Grant, ex-Greenkeeper Rob Chandler and very popular ex-Member Adam Stephenson who won with 84 points on count back from Danny Middle, Graham Colbourne, Mervyn Vaughan and Dave Cox.

Steve Davis, Seniors Captain, announced that the last of his Seniors Captain/Vice Captain series of Challenges took place on December 23. In all 19 matches were completed and the fine sum of £555 was raised for his charity, the British Heart Foundation. The matches go the 18th hole and the winners this year were Nick Inskip and Brian Say who were 4 up but again after count back.