What a day it was at Mendip for Ladies Captain Aimee Sawyer’s Charity Day in aid of the Katie Piper Foundation.
A full house of 152 entrants, subsidiary competitions and challenges all over the place, an auction, excellent catering arrangements both on and off the course and a very full clubhouse made for a day to remember for Aimee, the Charity and indeed Mendip Golf Club.
Aimee and her family had put so much work into organising the event and she was so well supported by the professional team, many volunteer members and many local companies.
The main event, a four person Texas Scramble was won by the Mens Club Champion, one handicapper Scott Butland who was supported by twenty three handicap Steve Pugh and two higher handicap members of Orchardleigh, an ideal combination for this type of event. They scored a remarkable net 49 with a Fosseway Team second with 51 on countback from a Mendip Team, Simon Jefferies, Trevor Messenger, Colin Wiltshire and Nigel Wiltshire.
However, the main winner on the day was the Katie Piper Foundation for whom £8,623 was raised, a wonderful result showing the respect and support that Aimee enjoys from her friends, family and Mendip members.
Mendip’s Open 4bbb event saw a good field of predominantly visitors who enjoyed fine playing conditions. Eric Jordan and his guest from Saltford won the best Mendip team prize with 43 points.
Nearest the Pin went to Phil Butcher with Tony Scott second.
The Mens Avalon A Team suffered a narrow home defeat to table topping Worlebury 2-3. Wins from Tom Chapman/Tom Black and Brian Rawlings/Rich Gumbleton. The B Team also met defeat at Weston 1½-3½, points from Rob Cook/Charles Whitaker and a half from Mark Necker/Andy Wells.
The Mid Week Stableford saw Benedict Toomey win Division 1 with 40 after countback from Ryan Sainsbury. Division 2 went to Liam Robertson with 40 with Brian Smith second with 36 and Division 3 was won by Phil Bendall with 35, Pete Jones was second with 34.
The Ladies Alliance A Team had a splendid 12-2 win over the Kendleshire with wins from Ellen Reakes, Jinhee Page, Marion Speed, Lynne Vowles, Fran Davies and Vi Hayes. This puts them currently in second place in Division 3 with three games to go.
Mendip Seniors competed with fourteen other clubs in the annual Enmore Stag Team event and came out winners with 183 points, five ahead of Wedmore in second place. Representing Mendip were Robert Miller/Tony George, Tony Scott/Rob Richardson, Alan Edwards/Bryan Lewis and Paul Wood/John Ellis. This was Mendip’s first win in the event, well done Robert Miller and his team.
The Seniors won a close fixture versus Wells 3½-2½ with wins from Nick Carter/Gareth Collier, Terry Carter/Graham Bingham and Rob Richardson/Mike Snaith and a valuable half came from Tony Scott/Kevin Carmody. The Seniors followed this up with a fine 5-1 win over Yeovil.