Somerset Golf Union

Seniors Somerset Bowl 2017

 

SENIORS SOMERSET BOWL DRAW -2017

Round 1    BY     6th May Round 2  BY   17th June Round 3  BY   22nd July Semi Finals BY 26th August Final   TBA Sept
Clevedon        
at Clevedon
Bye
  at Stockwood Vale
 
Mendip Spring  The Mendip
at Isle of Wedmore
The Mendip  
  at  
Kingweston  
at  Farrington Park  Weston-super-Mare
Weston-super-Mare
  at Long Sutton
Oake Manor Oake Manor  
at  
Bye  
  at   
Farrington Park  
at  Wells Farrington Park
Vivary Park
  at Tall Pines  
Burnham & Berrow  Burnham & Berrow
at  The Mendip
Fosseway  
  at 
Entry Hill  Orchardleigh  
at  Saltford  Stockwood Vale
Stockwood Vale
  at Mendip Spring
Saltford  Orchardleigh  
at  Bath
Orchardleigh  
   
Isle of Wedmore  
at Brean  Cannington
Cannington
  at Wheathill  
Enmore Park  Brean
at  Taunton & Pickeridge
Brean  
  at   
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 
Wincanton    
at Long Sutton  Cricket St Thomas
Cricket St Thomas
  at Cannington  Worlebury
Worlebury  Worlebury
at Tall Pines
Bath  
  at 
Bleadon Hill    
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
Game Players Points Result Points Players
1 Alistair Johnston & Keith Wiggins 1 2 and 1 0 David Phillips & Mark Wickham
2 Mike Robinson & Barry Simpson & 1 5 and 3 0 Sean Doyle & Mike Curtis
3 Mike Fudge & Gary Burton-Wood 0 3 and 2 1 Chris Padfield & Nobby Edwards
4 Joe Knowles & Kevin Jackson 0 1 up 1 Mike Penn & Keith Forster-Dark
5 Trevor French & Chris Doyle o 2 and 1 1 Keith 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     6th May
Round 2  BY   17th June
Round 3  BY   22nd July
Semi Finals BY 26th August
Final   5th October
Kingweston        
at 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
at  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
 
at  Vivary Park
Enmore Park  
   at Clevedon
Bath  Saltford
at 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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