Despite unrelenting rain for several weeks, Mendip Golf Course has shown it’s ability to cope and recover so quickly.
With play off grass tees at all times and only the odd temporary green on very rare occasions, it has only taken three days with no rain and a strong wind to almost completely dry out the fairways and greens, leaving the course at the end of November in extremely good order.
Eighty competitors played in the Turkey Trot Singles which saw some very close scoring. Rob Edney took first place in Division One with 38 points with Simon Jefferies second with 37 after count back from Phil Leadbeater. Colin Wiltshire took Division Two with 38 after a triple with James Pitchell and Clayton Merrett and Division Three was won by Tim Patch with 38 with Craig Robertson second with 37 and Geoff Collard was third with 36 after count back.
A fine entry of 42 ladies played in the 9 hole qualifying stableford event. Division One saw the best score of the day from Jean Padfield with 19 points, Elaine P Richardson was second with 17 and Jenny Merrett third with 15. Division Two went to Liz Rose with 16, Lilian Peel was second with 15 after count back from Ann Padley and Allison Rumming and Division Three was won by Debbie Godwin with 17 with Annette Jobbins second with 15 and Joan Clark was third after count back with 13. Great to see Joan back after her recent illness.
The Seniors held a four person Team Winter Waltz Bowmaker Charity Event with the proceeds goings to the Royal British Legion. Eighty eight players took part on a dry, if somewhat chilly day. The winners with 85 points were Paul Smith, Martin Myers, Alan O’Leary and Andy Parfitt. This team is becoming very difficult to beat! In second place came Steve Davis, Ian Perkins, Simon Wynn and Jim Boyd with 83 after count back from Mike Lill, Henry Banks, Paul Wood and Richard White, with Martin Wilkins, Tony Taylor, Nigel Brokenshire and James Boyce fourth with 82 points.
Tom Rowland is becoming somewhat of a Nearest the Pin specialist. He wins this week for the third week running and records a hole in one on the 159 yard third hole on the Teton Pines Golf Course in Wyoming, USA. Rob Cook was second.