SIXTY-FIVE competitors played in the first Mendip Golf Club Stableford of the new season.

Div 1 went to Shaun Robertson with 37 points, Phil Leadbeater was 2nd with 36 and Ryan Sainsbury was 3rd with 33 after count back from Rob Edney. Div 2 was won by Jack Harrington with 35, Cam Elliott was 2nd with 33 after count back from Steve Cox and Ross Keyworth. Div 3 saw the best score of the day from Will Burns with 44 points, Jordan Rupprich was 2nd with 41 and Kyle Shephard was 3rd with 37 after count back from Andrew Shakesby.

Sixty ladies played in the Bowmaker, the first 18 hole event for the ladies this year.  The winning Team consisted of incoming Lady Captain Ann Padley playing with 3 new lady members Fiona Hassard, Carol King and Lizzie Wood who recorded a tremendous score of 80 points which was 9 points clear of the second placed Team who were Lynn Cox, Hilary Rowdon, Jean Padfield and Corinne Durbin. In 3rd place came Maureen Charlton, Jackie Wilcox, Pauline Young and Jacqueline Hobbs who scored 70 who on count back beat Anne Collins, Diane Stanton, Pippa Brown and Suzie Howe.

A full Clubhouse for Mendip’s AGM received two very professional presentations from Chairman Alan Edwards and Finance Director Alan Kay. The evening proved to be an extremely positive experience for all concerned. The Club is in a very strong position with a full membership, not seen since the 1990s and with a current waiting list. Despite the dreadful winter that all Clubs have experienced, whilst Mendip has been far wetter than anyone can remember and has been unusually closed at times, nevertheless Mendip has been so much better off than most clubs; there have been no trolley bans, no tee mats and apart from very odd occasions, no temporary greens or holes out of play. Finances are strong and money is budgeted for Course and Club improvements.

At the AGM reports were made by the Mens and Ladies captains and among their presentations were details of the sums that have been raised for their respective charities. Chad Patel, Aimee Sawyer together with the Seniors Captain Robert Miller have raised the staggering sum of £ 23,837 for Young Lives versus Cancer, The Katie Piper Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer UK. Their heartfelt thanks goes to all Mendip Members and friends who have shown such great support during this past year.