The annual competition for the Triples Trophy was played at Farrington Park on Easter Sunday. Teams consisted of a male, female and junior player. There was excellent play from all of the junior participants, and some were competing with adults for the first time.
The outstanding score from the winning team – Somerset girls player, Abbi Gray, Ladies Vice-Captain, Rosi Brown, and John Ward from the Men’s section, was 96 points. All juniors that participated received a Pro Shop voucher as a prize. A great day was enjoyed by all, with thanks to the organisers, Lin Papadopoullos and Rob Thain.
With the election campaign well underway, it was the turn of Farrington Park seniors to make their voices heard in welcoming the first qualifying Stableford of the season. Some excellent scores were recorded, due mainly to the unseasonal sunshine, or maybe just dedicated hard winter work – who knows!
Results – Division One: Bill Sims, 42 points, Rob Thain, 40 points, Barry Hall, 39 points. Division Two: Paul Cains, 46 points, Rick Clark, 42 points, Bob Baker, 42 points. Division Three: Ian Clement, 42 points, Kevin Gould, 40 points, Jim Farmer, 40 points. Nearest the Pins on 5th: Jeff Kelly, 8th: Rob Thain, 14th: Gerald Shearn, 15th: John Richardson.
Friendly Match result: 5–3 win at home to Isle of Wedmore.
Some top scoring brought an Easter bonanza of golf within Division One. In the Saturday Stableford held on 15th April, Paul Gregory returned to the clubhouse with a score of 38 points to take top spot, beating Jon Coates into second on countback with Pete Wenmoth a close third on 37 points. A great score from Mark Jennings of forty points took Division Two with Nigel Punchard in second on 38 points and Alistair Huckle third on 37 points.
The Easter Sunday roast was put on hold in the Sunday Stableford and early starter, Tony Guthrie, took Division One with 42 points, followed by later starter, Dave Jones on 39 points. In third place was Steve Kingman on 36 points. Jon Cox topped Division Two with 38 points, with Stuart Howe second on 35 points and Nic Jordan, third, on 33 points.
Lally Gibson is in sparkling form at the moment. After winning last week’s Biddles Flag competition, she triumphed again by beating a large field of 43 who entered the Foxy Lady qualifying Stableford trophy competition. Lally’s forty points were three clear of the field and earned herself a significant handicap reduction. In second place was Tracey Watts, with 37 points on countback, followed in third place by Jo Carter, also with 37 points, both receiving handicap reductions. Fourth was Maureen Charlton, with 36 points on countback, and fifth was Linda Rogers, also with 36 points.
The winning places in the Saturday Stableford competition were decided on countback. Jo Carter continued her good form from the previous Saturday and Thursday competitions, scoring 35 points to take top spot from Mandy Hobbs and Clare Salter after all tied on the same score.
The Farrington Park Ladies Rogers Cup team had a whitewash win in the first round of the Rogers Cup against Orchardleigh Ladies at Bath Sham by 7 wins to 0. All the victories were by impressive margins. Congratulations to the team for their resounding victory. To follow on this success, Farrington Park’s Jackie Walker and Angela Hudd won their first round match in the Somerset County Centenary Plate at Saltford against Worlebury Ladies by 3&2. Well done to Jackie and Angela.