Charity event raises £2,200, and cups presented at ladies AGM

FIFTEEN Wells Golf Club ladies competed in the October Stableford competition. It was a closely fought contest with three ladies equal first on 31 Stableford points. The winner on countback was Andrea Staples.

The final of the summer 4BBB knockout cup was played at last, having been rained off three times. The winning pair were Philippa Gowen and Katrina Foote winning 6&5.

The annual ladies AGM saw Philippa Gowen installed as the new ladies’ captain. As well as the formal business all the season’s cups were presented.

On October 7, the Avalon League group held their end of year event – a day to celebrate a successful year in the league where they managed to finish a creditable third but also to announce their player of the season. 

Eighteen of the 22 people who represented the club ventured out. Peter and Veronica Cherry had sponsored a number of bottles of wine for the closest to the pin prizes (Bryan Ashton (5th); Ben Barnett (10th) and Nick Poore (12th)) as well as the winners on the day of Ian Burr, John Cooksley and Glen Crocker.

After winning 71 per cent of the games he played and amassing 11.5 out of a potential 17 points, Ian Burr was deservedly crowned as the Avalon Player of the Year and received the trophy from captain Peter Cherry and Rory Passmore.

On October 20, Wells Golf Club held a 4-Ball Bowmaker Stableford in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness.

This was the fourth year the club has run the event with an aim to beat the total of £1,900 from last year.

Thirty teams took part with the majority wearing pink (including hair). They generously purchased raffle tickets for a wide selection of items donated by club members, and there was also a silent auction for a hamper and a £100 voucher, with £2,233 being raised in total.

The overall winners were Scott Finnegan, Andrea Staples, Daniel Staples and Peter Hill.

• Picture: Wells Golf Club cup winners with their trophies