Somerset Golf Union

Trounson Trophy 2016

There was a bumper entry for this years Trounson Trophy competition. with 26 teams representing 15 Clubs (where were the rest of you?). We were very grateful for the generosity of the owner, members and staff of Ochardleigh Golf Club for allowing us to take over the course for so much time on the day.

We had to endure the hiccup of having no internet access on the day as a heavy storm overnight had damaged the connection. Despite the best efforts of Jordan from Orchardleigh, the competition had to be run on the old fashioned whiteboard and marker pens. Congratulations to Nigel Long, Norman Banfield and Brian Evans who managed to keep the leaderboard up to date.

Scoring was not easy due to a strong breeze, but a battle royal was taking place amongst the early starters, particulary in the second group of teams going out. The Mendip 1 were in the matches as Enmore Park, and it was nip and tuck between these two teams. Following behind were Farrington Park 2 who were also putting a good team score together, whilst further back in the field, Burnham & Berrow were having a good day.

In the end, The Mendip 1 took the victory, 3 shots ahead of Enmore Park who took the Windwhistle Cup, edging out Farrington Park 2 on countback.

The Presidents Cup was won by Will Poole from Mendip Spring, with a superb round and net score of 70 (gross 69). This was a splendid effort but did not quite win the "Champagne Moment for County President Tommy Tulk. That honour went to his son Jonathan on the par 4 eighth hole, when a gap wedge for his second shot holed out for an eagle, That will linger long in the Tulk household memory bank.

In his closing address, Tommy congratulated the winners and thanked all those who took part on the day. Again, our thanks to Orchardleigh for allowing us the use of their course and their support. Nexy year we shall be at Clevedon Golf Club on September 3rd. Look forward to seeing you there!

The Trounson Trophy is a handicapTeam Bowmaker competition, with 4 players making up a team. The best 3 scores will count. The maximum handicap allowamce is 18. Full conditions may be viewed by clicking on the link opposite.

Future Dates3rd September 2017
Future VenuesClevedon GC

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