Baillie is Senior Champion for Wells

By Leah Smith in Golf

The Wells Golf Club Seniors’ Championships took place over two days with a field of nearly sixty. The winner of the Cole Cup and Seniors’ Champion was Jack Baillie, who played very consistent golf and shot gross 75+78 for a total of 153.

The first day saw many people score well in the relatively easy conditions, and both the gross competition and the nett were wide open. After 24 hours of rain, the second day conditions were completely different, with receptive greens and much less run on the fairways.

After many swings and changes, the best nett scores over 36 holes were determined. Mike Magrath had 138 and Jack Baillie 137. The runner-up was Terry Searle, who shot a consistent 67+67 for 134.

The winner of the Dalby Cup was Trevor Jones, who followed up a first round 67 with a magnificent 66 in the second, totalling 133.

The final group battled all the way to the last hole, with the lead changing regularly. Mike Metcalfe shot gross 75+80 for a 155; Steve Rowse shot 72+82 for second place.

One senior, Brian Henderson, had a two on the par four ninth followed by a two on par three tenth!

The Ladies’ Friendly against Worlebury was a win for the home team.

A tightly fought Avalon league match resulted in two wins, two halves and one loss, giving a 3/2 win for Wells. Mike McKay and Jamie Marklew won 6&4, Tim Harris and Glen Crocker won 3& 2. Simon Jackson/Pete Walker and Andy Williams with Nigel Goodwin halved. Pascal Norman and James Church lost 3&2.

Phil White played in the Regional Qualifying round of this year’s Open Championship, held at Little Aston Golf Club in Sutton Coldfield. Professional, Jack Heginbotham was caddy, who said: “It was an absolute pleasure to watch White plot his way round the course, hitting the ball beautifully.” He finished on one-under-par and was tied fourth, so will go through to Final Qualifying at Notts Golf Club. A fantastic achievement.

Janice White