36 HOLE MEDAL
Craig Adams (Tall Pines GC) has won the 2021 County Championship and will go forward to represent the county at the National Champion of Champion’s Tournament, to be played at Woodhall Spa GC on September 12th.
Craig has been there or thereabouts so many times and was extremely pleased to have won the coveted trophy.
An opening round of 67 gross gave Craig a 2-shot advantage over Andrew Isaacs (Long Sutton GC) and 3 from Huxley Howell (Saltford GG).
In the nett event Neil Holbrook 74 -7- 67 led the way and Neil’s good form continued in t the afternoon round 75 -7- 68 total 135 winning the overall nett by 5 from fellow (Mendip Spring GC member) Adam Jenkinson.
As scoring generally improved as the afternoon progressed it all came down to the final match and the final green. Craig and Andrew were separated by a single shot playing the last and both made par!
On 139 gross Craigs single shot victory over Andrew who claimed outright runner up by a single shot from Dylan Xanh whose best score of the afternoon, 69 elevated him up the leaderboard to claim the U21 Colts trophy.
Craig will also have the chance to represent club (Tall Pines GC) and county in the team National Finals, Knole Park GC Kent 18th & 19th September along with fellow team members Andrew Ferris & William Mather.
Good luck Craig and Tall Pines GC.
Winning Team Tall Pines
Mark Wait Team Captain (centre) pictured collecting the Shield
The winning Club is also invited to represent the County at the 'EGU Champion Club Tournament to be held at Knole Park GC Kent 18th & 19th September 2021
Clubs may enter teams of three who must also be playing in the County Championship.
Team members must be nominated prior to the commencement of play of the County Championships.
In the event of a tie the Competition will be decided on the basis of the afternoon rounds, taking the last 18 holes, then 9, then 6, then 3, or finally by such manner as the Competition Committee shall decide.
The Champion Club is a combined score Gross event over 36 holes with all team score to count
Entries to Rob Davis, Secretary Somerset Golf Union 7 Allen’s Lane, Wells, Somerset BA5 3NQ Tel: 07476 319281 Email: email@example.com
Weston-Super-Mare GC will once again host the County Championship having seen the event cancelled in 2020 due to Covisd-19.
Not Played 2020
Johnny Grace Saltford Golf Club is this years Somerset County Champion following a fine second round 3 under par 68 at The Mendip Gc on Sunday 19th May 2019.
Played on a course is excellent condition the Championship was blessed with fine weather and a competitive am round say club house leaders Oli Worts Orchardleigh GC and Alex Winn Worlebury GC on 1 under par ahead of Craig Adams Farrington Park 71 and a host of other in close contention.
The afternoon round was dominated by Grace who's 3 under par 68 for a combined total of 143 and a 3 shot victory over runner up Craig Adams Farrington Park 146 with Andy Ferris Long Sutton GC 147 and Vivary Parks James Short 148 in 3rd and 4th place.
Kobe Adams Taunton and Pickeridge picked up the Colts Trophy on 149, his am round helped by back to back eagle 2's. The Junior title went to Dylan Zanh Mendip Spring GC on 151.
1st nett Neil Onslow Saltford GC runner up kieran Bye Bath GC runer up .
Johnney Grace admitted that The Mendip had often got the better of him but for once he had come out on top. Club Captain Paul Smith joined County President Geoff Ogdon in presenting the prizes and trophies as pictured alongside Johnny and Kobe opposite.
A special thank to the members and all staff at The Mendip for hosting this years Championship and we all look forward to 2020 when the current holder will have his chance to defend the title at Weston-Super-Mare GC on May 17th 2020
2019 Mendip Spring take the Trophy by one shot from Burnham and Berro w
On the 19th May 2019 The Mendip Golf Club hosted the 2019 County Championship and Team Championship. Played over 36 holes the team event saw Mendip Spring win by 1 shot from Burnham and Berrow with Worlebury in 3rd. Representing Mendip Spring; Will Poole 78-71=149, Dylan Xanh 78-73=151 & Olly Brimfield 77-77=154. The trophy was eventully presented in July at Mendip Spring and the team will go on to represent Club and County in the National Champion Club Finals. Good luck Mendip Spring.
In yet another thrilling climax to the Somerset County Championship. Jeremy Larcombe took the title after a 4 hole play off.
We enjoyed some wonderful weather and a course set up in excellent condition as we arrived at Bath for this years competition. The morning round was dominated by Taylor Stote from Enmore Park who displayed some exceptional golf to reurn a 5 under par score of 66. This opened up a four hole lead over his closest rival, clubmate Matt Kippen. There were a bunch of players all handily placed to take advantage of any lapse in form during the afternoon. Leading the pack were Jason Brock, Sam Fernley and Ian Parham.
Phil White, the defending Champion, was still very much in contention with a round of 73.
As the scores began to come in from the afternoon there was a feeling that the result would be in the balance, and Performance Coach Russell Covey confidently predicting a play-off.
Matt could nit hold his form, and a round of 84 put paid to his hopes, There were plenty of players making moves in the opposite direction, notably former County stalwarts George Morgan with a score of 69, and Tom Lowe with a round of 70. Craig Adams, now restored to the County side, also scored well with 71.
Taylor was another who went backward, a round of 76 leaving him on level par for the day. Sam Fernley was having a good second round, but mistakes on the 17th led to a quadruple bogey and an end to his hopes for this years event.
Jeremy returned with a score 0f 68 to tie the lead with Taylor, and referee Paul Wills took the players out to begin a four-hole play off. They eventually shooks hand on the 18th green with a first County title for Jeremy.
Taylor took the Colts Trophy with Saltford's Louis Archer returned the best score by a Junior on the day. Burnham & Berrow, represented by Phil White, Sam Fernley and Justin Lane retained the Champion Club title.