Scratch Pairs Championship Cancelled until 2021
19th April 2020; we lost the County Scratch Pairs and what a day was planned. A full start sheet had looked forward to 36 holes at Burnham and Berrow. The mornings fourball on the Channel Course would have set up the afternoon foursomes on the Championship Course where the quality entry would have all challenged for the overall title of scratch pairs champion's.
It is regret that this Championship will now be put off till 2021 and we can only hope for the same weather as today. (Refunds will be issued over the next few days)
Karen and the team at Burnham had puled out all the stops in arranging today so thank you and see you again later in the year.
The SGU have postponed all activity until June 7th due to Corona Virus. We will be reviewing this date and will take action based on Government guidance. At present no decision has been taken on the future of all Championships. We will make positive decisions with everyones health being the most important consideration and will make such decisions at the earliest oppertunity
This years Championship will give many the oppertunity to play links golf and with the 2020 South West Wekk being hosted by Burnham and Berrow GC in June the chance to play and pratice at Burnham may give an edge to some when the SGU Captain selects his squad for South West Week. Entries will be limited as the Chammel Course is a 9 hole Course. ( In response to feedback from the players, the Scratch Foursomes competition was re-aligned to become a Scratch Pairs Championship. Instead of 36 holes of foursomes, we decided to play the afternoon round as a Scratch Betterball, and to combine the two scores to produce a 36 hole Championship)
The morning round of foursomes was won by Alex Winn and Joshua Freeman with a gross score of 69. Followed in by Taylor Stote (last years winner) with his new partner on the day, Jeremy Larcombe, with a gross 70. The morning saw testing conditions with a chilly wind making the finishing holes a greater challenge than many expected. The 17th a short 482 yard par 5 accounting for many dropped shots.
The afternoons competition saw the County Captain, James Ward, and partner, Andy Ferris, return a score of 65 gross which matched the score returned by the morning winners Winn and Freeman.. Under par scores were common place as the conditions improved but none were able to match the front runners. On count back Ward and Ferris back 9 of 32 was just enough to see the betterball trophy home..
No count back was required to crown the overall County Scratch Pairs Champions. Winn and Freeman lifted the trophy with a combined total of 134, two shots clear of their playing partners, Jeremy Larcombe and Taylor Stote, whose afternoon challenge came off the raiils over the back 9 when victory was in sight. The net 36 prize went to Phil Coleman and Jamies Short..
Geoff Ogden County President (starter am and pm) presented the trophies and thanked Weston-Super-Mare Golf Club for hosting the event. Overall a great start to the County Season, good scoring, great atmosphere and a well supported Tournament.
Held at Weston-super-Mare Golf Club on March 31stl