Somerset Golf Union

SENIORS SCRATCH KNOCK OUT DRAW - 2017

 
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ROUND 1 ROUND 2 SEMI FINALS FINAL
BY 14th May BY 10th July
BY 21st August
12th October
       
Burnham & Berrow  Burnham & Berrow    
at Isle of Wedmore
Wells
  at Taunton Pickeridge                    
Long Sutton  Long Sutton
at Wheathill
The Mendip
     
Worlebury
 Worlebury  
n/a
Bye
   at Burnham & Berrow
Weston-super-Mare  Oake Manor
at Cannington
Oake Manor
       
Clevedon
Clevedon  

 

at Weston-super-Mare
Wheathill
   at Saltford
Bath
 Bath
at Wells
Saltford
     
Enmore Park
 Enmore Park
 
at Oake Manor
Cannington
   at Long Sutton
Isle of Wedmore
 Taunton & Pickeridge
at Enmore Park
Taunton & Pickeridge

 

 

 

Weston-super-Mare win a thrilling final at Bath

Clevedon just fail on the 1st extra hole after a brave comeback

Game

Name

Points

Result

Points

Name

1

Geoff Sinclair

1

1 up

0

David Shields

2

Ron Kelley

0

2 and 1

1

Bob Anderson

3

Kevin Lane

0

5 and 3

1

Robert Arthur

4

Dave Rowland

1

4 and 3

0

Mark D’Ammassa

5

Steve Thomas

1

19th Hole

0

Martin Reid

Weston-super-Mare win

3

 

2

 

The results sheet barely does justice to the drama that unfolded at Bath Golf Club on October 12th. Two well balanced teams battling it out for the trophy that was played in a generous sporting spirit and was a credit to both of these great clubs.

Weston-super-Mare seemed to be having the better of the early exchanges, and as the players reached the turn, they were ahead in 3, down in 1 with 1 game all square. Geoff Sinclair held the advantage over David Shields with a 3 hole lead. Clevedon's Bob Anderson was keeping just in front of Ron Kelley, game 3 was all square between Kevin Lane and Robert Arthur. David Rowland was keeping the challenge from Mark D'Ammassa at bay whilst County player Steve Thomas had established a lead over Clevedon's captain Martin Reid.

But then the tide began to turn! 3 down with 4 to play, David Shields began to peg back Geoff Sinclair, and had brought the deficit down to 1 as they arrived at the 18th tee. Both players missed the green with their approach shot. Facing a tricky up and down to an elevated green, David played a good shot but failed to hole out. Geoff rolled his chip up to the hole and the putt was sportingly conceded to secure the first point for Weston-super-Mare.

Bob Anderson has been in good form around Clevedon of late, and maintained this as he kept his lead over Ron Kelley, the pair shaking hands on the 17th green with a 2 and 1 win for Bob and a point for Clevedon. Robert Arthur pulled away from Kevin Lane over the back 9 and their match was decided on the 15th green, a 5 and 3 win with a second point for Clevedon. David Rolwland also maintained his grip on the 4th game and ran out with a 4 and 3 win over Mark D'Ammassa. All attention switched to the last game out on the course between Steve Thomas and Martin Reid. With 2 points each, this was going to be the decider!

Steve had established a 3 hole advantage for Weston-super-Mare, but Martin kept plugging away, reining in the lead and they were all square after 16 holes. Martin took the 17th to establish the lead and needed a half on the 18th to win the trophy for Clevedon. On the green, Martin's putt for the win rolled by and Steve stepped up to take the hole and we were set for a sudden death play off.

Back to the first tee, and two good drives saw both players on the fairway, followed up by two sound approaches to the elevated green. Martin was first away with the putter, the pace of the greens was probably slowing and his putt came up short. Steve then sent his first putt a bit further past the hole than he might have liked, and the onus was back on Martin. His second putt went agonisingly past the hole leaving Steve a putt for the win. The ball hovered briefly over the edge of the hole before dropping in and victory for Weston-super-Mare was secured.

Players and spectators trudged back down the hill to the warmth of the clubhouse, reflecting upon the drama they had witnessed, where the trophy was presented to the winning Team Captain John Morgan by SGU Vice President Paul Middleton.

 

 

SENIORS SCRATCH KNOCK OUT DRAW - 2016
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ROUND 1 ROUND 2 SEMI FINALS FINAL
BY 15th May BY 10th July
BY 21st August
12th October
       
Wheathill  Long Sutton  Burnham & Berrow
 Weston-super-Mare
at Cannington
Long Sutton
  at     Oake Manor                     
Isle of Wedmore

 Burnham & Berrow

 at Long Sutton
 Burnham & Berrow
    at The Mendip
Weston-super-Mare
 Weston-super-Mare  Weston-super-Mare
at Isle of Wedmore
Wells
  at Clevedon
Bye  Worlebury
at Isle of Wedmore
Wells
       at Bath
The Mendip
 Bath  Clevedon

 Clevedon

at Saltford
Bath
  at The Mendip
Taunton & Pickeridge
 Clevedon
 at Enmore Park
Clevedon
     at Weston-super-Mare
Enmore Park
 Enmore Park
 Oake Manor
at Wells
Saltford
  at Wheathill
Cannington
 Oake Manor
at Vivary Park
Oake Manor

 

 

 

Taunton & Pickeridge are the 2015 Champions

The sun shone but there was a fairly stiff breeze for the finalists of the Seniors Inter Club Scratch KO finalists to contend with at Burnham & Berrow on September 1st. The result was a win for Taunton & Pickeridge, who overcame a determined challenge from the Isle of Wedmore.

There was plenty of support for the Wedmore team who had reached a scratch final for the first time in their history. In the first match, Alistair Johnston from T&P was on a hot streak with his putter, and he ran out a comfortable  winner against Nick Parker.

The second game between Steve Sloman and Tim Harris was a closely fought battle, with fortunes swinging both ways. T&Ps Steve had the better of the earlier exchanges, and had sped to a 3 hole lead at the 8th. An unfortunate lie with Steve's ball embedded in the face of a bunker on the 9th saw Tim reduce the deficit, and the match was all square coming off the 16th green. Steve regained the lead on 17, so Tim had it all to do on the 18th to keep the match alive. Both players overshot the green on their approach shots, powered perhaps by adrenalin as much as the following wind. Tim managed a quite brilliant up and down for his par and to win the hole. So, it was back to the 1st tee to begin the extra holes to decide the point. This time it was Tim who suffered a bad lie when his approach to the green finished on the downward slope of a steep bank. He could not recover and was forced to concede to give T&P their second point.

Wedmore's Captain, John Russell was engaged in a close match with Mike Robinson, and they were all square leaving the 16th green. News that the 4th match between Barry Simpson and Bill Lander had finished, Barry gaining the vital third point to T&P meant the final was effectively over. John & Mike agreed on a half, and word was sent to the final pairing of T&P Captain Alan Keenan and Terry Clark from Isle of Wedmore. They too agreed on a half and the players returned to the Clubhouse.

SGU President thanked both teams for a well contested final, and also all at Burnham & Berrow for allowing us the use of their course on the day.

 Losing Finalists - Isle of Wedmore GC

 

Seniors Inter Club Scratch Knockout 2015

SENIORS SCRATCH KNOCK OUT DRAW - 2015
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ROUND 1 ROUND 2 SEMI FINALS FINAL
BY 10th May BY 14th Jun BY 19th Jul 1st September
       
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare  Weston-super-Mare

 Taunton & Pickeridge

(Winners)

at
Bye
  at Taunton & Pickeridge
 Oake Manor

 Oake Manor

 at Long Sutton
 Wheathill
    at Cannington
Long Sutton  Wells  Taunton & Pickeridge
at Wheathill
Wells
  at Long Sutton
Worlebury  Taunton & Pickeridge
at Enmore Park
Taunton & Pickeridge
      Burnham & Berrow
Saltford  Clevedon  Clevedon

 Isle of Wedmore

Weston-super-Mare
Clevedon
  at Saltford
 Burnham & Berrow  The Mendip
 at Isle of Wedmore
The Mendip
     at Wells
Isle of Wedmore  Isle of Wedmore  Isle of Wedmore
at The Mendip
Bath
  at Worlebury
Cannington  Enmore Park
at Oake Manor
Enmore Park

 

 





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