The Seniors' County Championship will be held in 2018 at Mendip Spring Golf Club which is now reaping the rewards of the investments made by the Mikulla family since taking ownership. Many tees and greens have been re-shaped and improved, and the course presents a challenge amonst the finest in the region. Our Champion will have to be on top of his game to secure the title.
We are always grateful to Mendip Spring, both their members and owners, for the support that they give to the county and the warmth of their hospitality
For the third year in a row, the Seniors' Championship had to be decided in a 4-hole play-off afyer Steve Thomas and Barry Simpson tied on 76. Steve eventually took the title on the 4th extra hole.
The weather played tricks with the early starters at Taunton & Pickeridge where shorts had to be quickly swapped for wet weather gear as the clouds came over. Fortunately the rain went away and we finished in dry conditions.
The course was presented in excellent condition with superb greens running fast and true. Scoring was proving difficult for some players. Steve came in with a score of 76 and faced an anxious wait as the lower handicappers began to come in. Eventually, 2015 Champion Barry Simpson came in to match the score and force a play-off, 4 holes of strokeplay followed by sudden death if neccessary.
Both players bogied the first before making par on 2 and 3 - scores were level and sudden death beckoned. The 4th hole measures 457 yards from the white tees, and Steve's birdie 3 was deserving to win the Seniors' County Championship.
Andy Selway won the Millenium Salver for the best nett score on the day.
The trophies was presented by SGU President, who thanked Simon Stevenson and all of the staff and members of Taunton and Pickeridge for their tremendous effort in hosting the competition to such a high standard. Steve was delighted with his win which he said was the highlight of his golfing life so far.