The finals of Mendip’s Summer Knock Outs have now been completed.

Congratulations to the various winners, who are:

• Rickards Cup (played off scratch): Ryan Sainsbury, who beat Nick Cox

• Anderson Goblet (handicaps 11+): David Braithwaite, beating Paul Jamieson

• Duffers Cup (handicaps 15.7+): James Blackstock who beat Richard Baillon

• Hodder Qualifier: Jack Hayes/Julian Redpath

• Hospital Cup: Simon Grant who beat Jeremy Lawrence

• Hospital Plate (1st Round losers trophy): Mike Merrick who beat Mark Smith

• Jeff Jones Greensomes: Philippa Brown/Clive Copp, beating Connie Cox/Ryan Sainsbury

• Hodder Knock Out: Mike Snaith /Mark George who beat Neil Onslow/Matt Rawlings

• Mens Order of Merit: Winner - Alec Roberts, runner up - Spencer Pocock, third place - David Ashton

And special congratulations to Mike Snaith who is very much a senior veteran!

One hundred and one competitors played in the Showering Cup event. Phil Butcher won Division Three with a net 68 with Rich Clifford second with 69. Division Two went to John Ellis with a fine 66 with Rob Cook second with 70 and Division One was won by Spencer Pocock with 68 with Phil Leadbeater second with 69. However the Cup went to Rob Edney, returning to form after recent eye problems, with an outstanding net 65, very well done Rob. The gross prize was won by Scott Butland with 71 and Jack Hayes was runner up with 75.

The Ladies weekly competition unfortunately was a victim of the weather with very heavy rain daunting even the bravest of the ladies. The Alliance B Team concluded their season regrettably with a 3-11 defeat to Thornbury. Halves were gained by Edwina Willis, Anita Butcher and Vi Hayes.

Nearest the Pin was won by Rich Clifford with Matt Bendall second.

The Club Mixed Foursomes was won by Alison and Alan Kay with a net 74, a point ahead of Rebecca and Alan Edwards who were second after countback from Julia and Michael Phillips.

The Mixed Team had a fine 4-1 win when visiting Kingsdown with wins coming from Lynn and David Cox, Lillian and David Peel, Pippa Brown and Clive Copp and Suzy Rudkin and Tony Logan who registered the biggest winning margin despite conceding 14 shots to their opponents.

The final Open event at Mendip was the three man Bowmaker which attracted a large entry of visitors. Winning with an amazing 91 points were a team from Mendip Spring, 11 shots ahead of the second team from Thornbury/Malborough/Frilford Heath with another combined team from Burnham/Wedmore/Farrington third with 75. The Mendip prize went to Clayton Merrett supported by visitors from Farrington with 76.

Tony Williams