The course has been in excellent condition throughout the year, despite the drought like conditions. The Club has invested heavily in water supply and irrigation systems to ensure that the greens stay in tip top conditions. Earlier in the year, the Club was proud to host its first EuroPro Tour event, hosted by former Clevedon and Somerset player John E Morgan. He is now of course a respected and effervescent contributor to the Sky Sports Golf commentary team. It was a delight to see the pride that he felt in his home Club as they welcomed aspiring professional golfers to Clevedon. Included in the field were former Somerset players Matt Turner, Ali Balcombe and Ashley Mansell.
The competition for the Trounson Trophy is a team handicap medal. Teams consist of four players with the best three to count. The best individual score wins the President's Trophy.
Entry forms can be downoaded from the is website, and we have included an online entry option to make life easier for you
What a difference a day makes! Saturday was a perfect late summers day, blue skies and sunshine all over Somerset! Overnight, the clouds gathered, the rain fell and players arrived at Clevedon to be greeted by a persistent drizzle and wet conditions. Having said that, the greens were running fast and true with may players commenting on how impressed they were with how the course is progressing under the stewardship of Course Manager Steve Ewing. One prominent Somerset player remarked that "they were the finest I have played all year." The wet conditions made scoring difficult though, and the damp rough had a nasty habit of gripping the clubs to make recovery shots just that bit harder. CSS went to 76 on the day, 3 shots higher than standard.
Of the early starters, Burnham & Berrow posted the target for the others to aim for. There best 3 scores totalled 239, including an excellent nett 72 from David Whyte. They were overhauled by the defending champions from The Mendip led by Mal Srawley, before the conditions did brighten somewhat and perhaps scoring became slightly easier.
The two teams from Oake Manor both posted good team scores, with a close rivalry coming to the fore as the second teams' scores came in. They fell 1 shot behind Neil Mossman, Simon Rudd, James Ward and Bob Tye on a total of 228. Long Sutton were also closing in, and it all depended on their final player.Wes Allen led from the front with a sub-par round of net 71, well supported by John Parkinson with a score of 76. Question, could Henry Edwards do enough to snatch the lead? Answer - yes! A total of 227 put them in front, with only Clevedon 2 and Taunton & Pickeridge left out on the course, could Long Sutton be stopped?
We had to wait for the final card of the day to be handed in before we knew the answer. Clevedon 2s Rich Littlewood handed in a nett 72 to give them a total of 225, winning the Trounson Trophy by 2 shots. Rob Parker recorded a gross 77 to snatch the best gross score prize from David Whyte.
Cogratulations to Clevedon, and many thanks for allowing us the use of the course for the day. Next year we will be playing the competition at Tall Pines Golf Club, who have always been great supporters of the event. We sincerely hope that more Clubs will choose to enter next year, this is the chance for every golfer to compete for his club in a handicap event. Make a note in your diaries - we want to see 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 Dates||23rd September 2018|
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