After the disappointment of being forced to cancel the 2016 competition, we were looking forward to better weather as we took the competition to the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club this year. Fortunately, the weather gods smiled upon us, and we were able to complete the day in sunshine! this year. We always receive a warm welcome from the members and management of this wonderful Club, and we are again indebted to them for their continuing support of Somerset Golf.
The numbers were down a little from previous years as there had been several Avalon League fixtures arranged for the day, but the competition was up to the normal standards.
Dave Wellington from Fosseway had been the leader in the Clubhouse for much of the day in Category 2, but he was denied at the death when Simon Addison from Orchardleigh pipped him by one shot. In Category 3, home player Brian Fry took the honours with a round of 84, 3 ahead of clubmate Robert Thompson. Category 4 had a very small entry, so we must find out what needs to be done to boost participation in 2018. In the event, Brian Hanlon took the trophy home back to Oake Manor.
Everyone who plays in this competition says that this is a great way to spend the day, play a new course, make new friends and with plenty of prizes on offer, the chance to win an SGU Trophy. Please keep an eye out for the details of next years competition!