On a very windy day following a period of heavy rain Mendip Spring hosted the 2019 Category Championships and credit given to the green staff for getting the course ready. The weather caused mayhem especially on the back 9 and some big numbers were returned. There was only one score under 80 all day and other than a handful of players the majority saw their handicaps go up. Regardless of the conditions almost everyone returned their cards and the atmosphere in the clubhouse at presentation suggested most enjoyed the experience if not the scoring. Not all found the examination impossible and a truly great score in Category 3 saw the best gross of the day 79 nett 66 returned by Lee Andrews from Weston-Super-Mare GC. In Category 2 the winning score came from another Weston-Super-Mare member Steve Dowden with a gross score of 83. And the trophy winners were completed as Howard Simms, Mendip Spring GC came home in 106 to claim the Category 4 title.
WINNER BEST GROSS
Category 2 Steve Dowden Weston Super Mare 83
Category 3 Lee Andrews Weston Super Mare 79
Category 4 Howard Simms Mendip Spring 106
Ctegory 2 Anthony Hill Mendip Spring 85
Category 3 Steven Stacey Mendip Spring 82
Category 4 Gordan Wheelanan Brean 108
Category 2 Nathan Walker Mendip Spring 77
Category 3 Martin Bastable Long Sutton 68
Category 4 Les Bryne Brean 83.
County President Geoff Ogden pictured with the 2019 Category Championship Winners
from left to right;
Steve Dowden Howard Simms and Lee Andrews