Somerset Golf Union

Seniors Somerset Bowl 2017


SENIORS SOMERSET BOWL DRAW -2017

Round 1     BY      6 th  May Round 2   BY    17 th  June Round 3   BY    22 nd  July Semi Finals  BY  26 th  August Final   Moday 11th September 
Clevedon



atClevedon
Bye
  at Stockwood Vale Clevedon
Mendip Spring  The Mendip
at Isle of Wedmore
The Mendip

at WellsClevedon
Kingweston Oake Manor
at  Farrington Park  Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare
  at Long Sutton
Oake Manor Oake Manor
at  
Bye

at Mendip SpringBurnham  & Berrow
Farrington Park Burnham & Berrow
at  Wells Farrington Park
Vivary Park

at Tall PinesBurnham & Berrow
Burnham & Berrow  Burnham & Berrow
at  The Mendip
Fosseway

at Farrington Park
Entry Hill  Orchardleigh
at  Saltford  Stockwood Vale
Stockwood Vale

at Mendip Spring
Saltford   Orchardleigh
at  Bath
Orchardleigh


Isle of Wedmore at Weston-super-Mare
at Brean   Cannington
Cannington

at WheathillCannington
Enmore Park  Brean
at  Taunton & Pickeridge
Brean

at Vivary ParkMinehead & W Somerset
Long Sutton   Minehead & W Somerset
at Cricket St Thomas  Long Sutton
Wells

at Oake Manor
Tickenham Minehead & W Somerset
at Enmore Park
Minehead & W Somerset

at Taunton & Pickeridge
Wincanton
Worlebury
at Long Sutton   Cricket St Thomas
Cricket St Thomas

at Cannington  Worlebury
Worlebury  Worlebury
at Tall Pines
Bath

at Isle of Wedmore
Bleadon Hill WheathillWorlebury
at Cannington Wheathill
Wheathill

at Orchardleigh
Tall Pines   Tall Pines
at Worlebury
Taunton & Pickeridge

Saltford are the 2016 Winners

There was a thrilling climax to the final as they finally overcame a stern challenge from Taunton & Pickeridge


Seniors Somerset Bowl Final 2016
Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club
Saltford Golf Club
GamePlayersPointsResultPointsPlayers
1Alistair Johnston & Keith Wiggins12 and 10David Phillips & Mark Wickham
2Mike Robinson & Barry Simpson &15 and 30Sean Doyle & Mike Curtis
3Mike Fudge & Gary Burton-Wood03 and 21Chris Padfield & Nobby Edwards
4Joe Knowles & Kevin Jackson01 up1Mike Penn & Keith Forster-Dark
5Trevor French & Chris Doyleo2 and 11Keith Taylor & Nick Griffiths
Saltford win by 3 points to 2

 The sun was shining, the Clevedon course was in an excellent condition having been prepared for an England Golf championship, and there were two talented sides ready to compete for the title. Everything was in place for a competitive match, and what a match it turned out to be!

After 7 holes, Taunton & Pickeridge had the slight advantage - up in 3 matches and down in 2, but there was little to choose between the individual matches. As the players came to the 11th tee, not much had changed, though one pair from each side seemed to have their individual games under control. In the other three there was still every thing to play for. As we came to the final holes, Alistair Johnston and Keith Wiggins secured the first point over Saltford, clinching a 2 and 1 victory on the 17th green.

Behind them, Mark Robinson and Barry Simpson had their game under control, and the end came on the 15th hole where the Saltford pair lost a ball and were forced to concede the hole and the game - 2-0 to Taunton & Pickeridge. Game 3 looked set for the first point for Saltford as Chris Padfield and Nobby Edwards held a comfortable looking lead. The Taunton pair kept plugging away and reduced the deficit, but Saltford held their nerve to win 3 and 1.

The final two games were going to decide the match and both were close. Saltford earned their second point in game 5 where Keith Taylor and Nick Griffiths secured the win 2 and 1. The drama was now on in game 4 with both pairs pushing for the win that would take the Rosebowl for 2016. The game was all square after 15, but Joe Knowles and Kevin Jackson went 1 up after a wayward drive from Saltford meant a lost ball and the concession of the hole. Both sides made mistakes on the 17th but it was Saltford who took the hole to level the game. On to the 18th tee, and a monster drive from Peter Forster-Dark allowed his Saltford partner Mike Penn a short iron to find the safety of the green. The best that Joe and Kevin could do was to be on in 3. Both sides had putts of similar length, but Saltfords' was a testing downhill and Taunton & Pickeridge had the advantage of going up the slope.

Eventually it ws decided that Saltford were away, and Peter Forster-Dark read the line superbly and the ball dropped in for a birdie 3 to secure a famous win for Saltford - the length of the winning putt will get longer with each re-telling of the story!

In the end, a magnificent final played in the most sporting of fashions - a point commented upon by both Captains at the presentation ceremony conducted by SGU Chairman Derek Hanson, Our thanks to both clubs and also to Clevedon for allowing us the use of their course.


SENIORS SOMERSET BOWL DRAW - 2016

Round 1    BY     6 th  May
Round 2  BY   17 th  June
Round 3  BY   22 nd  July
Semi Finals BY 26 th  August
Final   5th October
Kingweston        
a t Cricket St Thomas  Oake Manor
Oake Manor
  at Burnham & Berrow  Oake Manor
Wincanton  Clevedon
at The Mendip
Clevedon  
  at Wheathill  Taunton & Pickeridge
Entry Hill  Taunton & Pickeridge
a t  Isle of Wedmore  Cannington
Cannington
  at Minehead & W Somerset
Wells  Taunton & Pickeridge  
at  Long Sutton
Taunton & Pickeridge  
  at Weston-super-Mare  Taunton & Pickeridge
Orchardleigh  Stockwood Vale
at  Stockwood Vale  Orchardleigh
Mendip Spring
  at Mendip Spring  Burnham & Berrow
Cricket St Thomas  Burnham & Berrow
at  Taunton & Pickeridge
Burnham & Berrow  
  at Wells
Fosseway  Stockwood Vale  
at  Farrington Park  Stockwood Vale
Stockwood Vale
  at Clevedon
Wheathill  Enmore Park  
a t  Vivary Park
Enmore Park  
   at Clevedon
Bath  Saltford
a t Wells  Bath
Brean
  at Tall Pines  Bath
Worlebury  Worlebury
at  Cannington
Bleadon Hill  
  at Farrington Park  Saltford
Vivary Park  Saltford
at  Vivary Park
Bye
  at The Mendip
Isle of Wedmore  Saltford  
at Tall Pines
Saltford  
  at Mendip Spring
Farrington Park  Long Sutton  
at Saltford  Farrington Park
Tall Pines
  at Orchardleigh  Farrington Park
Bye The Mendip
at 
The Mendip  
  at Isle of Wedmore
Weston-super-Mare  Long Sutton  
at Clevedon  Weston-super-Mare
Tickenham
  at Enmore Park
Long Sutton   Long Sutton  
at Oake Manor
Minehead & W Somerset  


Orchardleigh win the Seniors Somerset Rosebowl

Orchardleigh Captain Peter Forth with the trophy presented by former Tottenham Manager Keith Burkinshaw


This years competition was won by Orchardleigh Golf Club after a keenly contested final played at Wells against Long Sutton.

There were dark clouds over the Mendip Hills as the starting time drew near, The weather forecasters had promised that the rain would clear in time for the first match at 1 o'clock. Not for the first time were they proved wrong! The first game had barely got underway before the heavens opened and there was a scramble to get the wet weather gear on!

Long Sutton took an early lead in Game 1 with Norm Banfield and Steve Southgate pulling ahead, only to be pulled back by Gordon Archer and Pete Jeffries. All square on the 17th tee, Long Sutton took advantage of a mistake by Orchardleigh to pull ahead. Fortunes were reversed on the 18th when an approach to the green by the Long Sutton pair went out of bounds, Orchardleigh winning the last to take the match into extra holes.

Behind them was another tight match with Roy Parmiter and Dave Manning from Long Sutton taking on the Orchardleigh pair of Phil Jeffries and John Scott. The match finished 1 up to Orchardleigh, who seemed to be in control in matches 3 and 4. Malcolm Lloyd and Guy Turner taking down Phil Bowditch and Martin Hawkins, followed by Andy Smith and Peter Holloway closing out winning 4 and 3 against Rich Bartin and Phil Lock

Orchardleigh had the 3 points needed to win the competition, and the remaining matches were called in off the course. Fortunately the sun did come out and the match finished on a lovely sunny afternoon.


The winning team with a couple of interlopers!

SENIORS SOMERSET BOWL DRAW - 2015

  

Results to be emailed to the Competitions Secretary on competitions@somersetgolfunion.co.uk

Round 1  BY 6th May Round 2  BY 17th June Round 3  BY 22nd July Semi Finals  BY   26thAugust Final    21st September
Wincanton



at Cricket St Thomas  Isle of Wedmore
Isle of Wedmore

at Mendip Spring

 Orchardleigh
Orchardleigh Orchardleigh
at Farrington Park
Entry Hill

at The Mendip  Orchardleigh
Mendip Spring Mendip Spring
at Wheathill  Mendip Spring
Cricket St Thomas

at Frome

Wheathill Wheathill
at Long Sutton
Kingweston

at Saltford

Winners

 Orchardleigh

Minehead & W Somerset Worlebury
at Brean  Minehead & W Somerset
Tickenham

at Burnham & Berrow

 Clevedon
Wells Clevedon
at Saltford
Clevedon

at Tall Pines
Fosseway Worlebury
at Mendip Spring  Worlebury
Worlebury 

at Clevedon

Tall Pines Tall Pines
at Stockwood Vale
Bath

 at Wells Golf Club

Farrington Park

 Long Sutton

at Isle of Wedmore  Burnham & Berrow
Burnham & Berrow

at Cannington

 Burnham & Berrow
Bleadon Hill Vivary Park
at Wells
Vivary Park

at Minehead & W Somerset  Taunton & Pickeridge
Taunton & Pickeridge Taunton & Pickeridge
at Enmore Park  Taunton & Pickeridge
Brean

at Vivary Park

Oake Manor Oake Manor
at
Bye

Mendip Spring
Enmore Park Long Sutton
at Oake Manor  Enmore Park
Cannington

at Taunton & Pickeridge

 Long Sutton
Weston-super-Mare Long Sutton
at The Mendip
Long Sutton

 at Farrington Park
Frome Frome
at Orchardleigh  Frome
The Mendip

at The Mendip

Stockwood Vale Saltford
at Bath
Saltford




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