After the disappointment of being forced to cancel the 2016 competition, we are looking forward to taking the Championships to the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club 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 2015 and 2016 competitions have both been hampered by rain, so we are really hoping for bright skies and plenty of sunshine this year. That is what August is meant to bring surely!
The competition is now open for entries which can be made online or by downloading an applicaton form. Forms are also available from Club Managers and Secretaries
We were finally able to complete the 2015 Category Championships after the rain on the original date forced us to postpone until 20th September.
There was a thick fog over the Mendips as competitors made their way to Orchardleigh, but fortunately not enough to delay the start of play. Heavy rain in the preceeding days meant that the ground conditions were wet, and that combined with the moisture in the air made the course play longer than its 6,824 yards.
Scoring off the white tees was going to be difficult, but Kevin Brimble from Farrington Park set the early pace with a gross 79. No-one was able to better that score and Kevin deservedly took the trophy in Category 2.
Frome Golf Club member Dan Allen shot an 87 to claim the Category 3 title. Frome members have always been great supporters of this competition so it was fitting that they were able to produce another Champion. We are sorry to see the club close, but wish all their members well at their new clubs and look forward to seeing them at future events.
Home player Julian Seviour took the honours in Category 4 with a battling 104.
We would like to than k the Directors, Members and Staff at Orchardleigh Golf Club for their efforts in making us so welcome. The groundstaff put in a great deal of effort to prepare the course to such a high standard in difficult weather conditions which was much appreciated by all of the competitors.
We look forward to seeing you at The Mendip Golf Club for our 2016 Championship