THE headlines at Mendip Golf Club this week have to go to the club’s Avalon B team. With a much changed squad this season, team captain Tom Rowland was delighted to report their first win of the season when beating Wheathill convincingly 4-1.

Those successful for the Mendip team were Craig Robertson/Stephen Ledger, Charles Roberts/Jack  Harrington, Kieran & Colin Wiltshire and Tom Rowland/Williams Burns.  The Avalon C team also beat a Wheathill Team 4-1 with wins from Scott & Chris Butland, Malcolm Srawley/Joe Cox, Gary Quin/Clive Copp and Michal Rokitowski/Jon Cox. Nearest the Pin this week went to Dan Rowe. The Ladies Reid Trophy saw an outstanding score of 45 points from the winner  Pippa Brown which will surely trigger a handicap reduction!  Lyn Jones was 2nd with 39 points after count back from Susy Rudkin with Anita Butcher 4th with 38 after count back from Junior Captain Connie Cox.

The Ladies 9 hole Stableford competiton went to Elaine Richardson with 21 points after count back from Joan Clark with youngster Harper Howerd 3rd with 20. Connie,  along with another Mendip Junior Libbie Dezis, has been selected for the Somerset girls team to compete in the Inter Counties Match Week in August and we wish them every success. The Seniors completed a clean sweep when entertaining Bath and then went on to defeat Tidworth 4.5 - 2.5 in the first leg of the annual Tidworth Trophy match. Winning for Mendip were Steve Davis/Paul Godwin, Tony Scott/Alan Edwards and Phil Brocks/David Pilbeam with halves coming from Ian Whittamore/Derek Bellew, Gary Quin/David Judge and Colin Davies/Kevin Carmody. This was a particularly fine effort from Colin as Kevin had to depart the match early due to a family crisis. The Seniors Open Bowmaker was held in very wet and damp conditions although all competitors completed their rounds despite the testing conditions. The first four places went to visiting teams with 5th place going to the winning Mendip team of David Jukes/Andy Frampton/Tony Williams The Mendip Golf Club mixed team played out an honourable halved match with Wells with wins from David & Lyn Cox, Jonathan Coates/Jackie Wilcox (making their debuts for the team) and Pippa Brown and her son Adam who stepped in at the last minute. Tony & Andrea Williams