Over 500 competitors teed it up over the four days of this year’s open week at Farrington Park, with over two thirds of this year’s players being visitors.
The week kicked off with the Seniors’ Open Bowmaker on the Wednesday, with 130 players playing in very windy conditions.
The overall winners were the Farrington Park team of Kevin Gould, Leo Seddon and Alan Skivington on 85 points. Best visitors were Daryl Cornelius, Keith Jackson and Trevor Denny, from Burnham and Berrow, with 82 points.
Another 80 players competed in the Ladies’ Open Bowmaker on Thursday.
The Individual Stableford on Friday had 90 competitors, with separate events for the ladies and men. The best score on the day was Farrington Park’s Kevin Kehoe, with 43 points, with best lady being Barbara Lewis from Bristol, with 34 points.
The final day saw over 200 men play in the Men’s Open Bowmaker. Scoring was very close with the home team of Trevor Dale, Dave Glew, Shaun Rawlings and Jon Brown, claiming the title with 95 points and just pipping Phil Thompson, Tony Waldron, Don Perry and Alan Taylor, also Farrington Park, by one point.
Best visitors team went to Richard Neal, Kevin White, Mike Sullivan and Kerry Lyne from Enmore Park, Brean and Burnham with 89 points.
The next open competition comes in two weeks with the Cyder Cup, a 36-hole event played at both Wells and Farrington Park.
With President Trump going through staff like there’s no tomorrow, Farrington Park Seniors were thinking a similar ending, when confronted by atrocious weather conditions for the playing of the Committee Cup. Some 40 players ventured out, but sadly only 23 completed the 18 holes. Search parties were despatched for the missing players, who were eventually discovered safe and sound, mumbling and burbling but bearing little resemblance to their appearance some four hours earlier!