Somerset Golf Union

Chairman's Invitation Day 2019





Thursday 18th July

Weston-Super-Mare was in excellent condition as 96 players came to enjoy the day and to compete for the Wyvern Trophy. The format of the day was a bowmaker with 2 scores counting on par4's and 5's and all scores counting on the 5 par threes. Brittany Ferries had sponsored all par 3's nearest the pin and had put up an extra £800.00 hole in one prize on the 11th. Ian Brimfield from Mendip Spring came closest but not close enough! 

Players began arriving at 8am and by 8.30 the clubhouse catering staff were run off their feet with breakfast requirements. A very big thank you to all the staff of Weston-Super-Mare for their effort before and throughout the day. By 9.30 all competitors were ready for the shotgun start and play commenced on time. Thankfully the early morning rain had passed over and the competition was blessed with good weather from start to finish.

By 1.30 everyone was back in the club house and enjoying the buffet as tales of good and bad golf were exchanged. The afternoon's formalities began with the Somerset Golf Union Chairman Tommy Tulk giving a brief address on topic's including the WWHS and SAFE-GOLF. Tommy also highlighted the continued success  the County has achieved this season at 1st Team and Junior level and highlighted the growing strength of FIRST4GOLF and the fine work being done by Dave Owen in driving this forward.

The presentation saw Barry Lake present his Wyvern Trophy to the winning team Worlebury (Graham Hewlett, Paul Mc'Adams, Jon Dyer & Dougie Woods) and Graham Ruth of Brittany Ferries present the nearest the pin winners. The afternoon concluded with an auction following donations from some of the very best clubs in the Southwest.

Our thanks to the members of Weston-Super-Mare GC for allowing the SGU to host this event and also to all competitors for completing in under 4 hours.


1st Worlebury 109pts 2nd Clevedon 103pts 3rd Taunton and Pickeridge 102pts 4th Farrington Park 100pts & 5th Vivary Park 96pts. 

Nearest the pin at 3rd Keith Taylor Saltfort, 7th Paul Meacham Tall Pines, 11th Ian Brimfield Mendip Spring, 14th Rob Arthur Clevedon & 16th Paddy Farrell Taunton and Pickeridge.

Parkstone, Royal North Devon, Cumberwell Park, Bristol and Clifton and Burnham and Berrow and The Mendip GC's have all supported the day and a final thank you goes to those present who were successful bidders.  

2019 Winners Worlebury Golf Club


Chairman's Invitation Day
Wyvern Trophy 2018

Isle of Wedmore golf club

Tuesday 24 July

After taking a break last year from the original concept of the Wyvern Trophy, we changed the event to become our Chairman's Invitation Day Each of the Owners or Chairman of our affiliated Club were invited to enter a team of four to compete in a Team Bowmaker competition, and we were so grateful to the Isle of Wedmore Golf Club for allowing us to run a Shotgun Start on the day, The response was fantastic as 23 teams took part. With all of the tees taken we needed to allocate more than one team on some of the holes.

The day was supported by two of our sponsors, Butcombe Brewery provided hospitality at the Half Way House, with Brittany Ferries supplying prizes for Nearest the Pin competitions on all of the Par 3 holes.

There was something very special on offer on the 9th a Hole in One would win a team prize of complimentary entry into the annual Brittany Golf Tour in October - a total prize value of nearly £800.

It is not too late to take advantage of the offer by booking your favourite 4 ball onto the trip. Full details are shown on the link for the Hole in One Prize, or by clicking on the Brittany Ferries logo.

We also managed  to raise some funds to support Special Projects in the County by offering 4 ball vouchers generously donated by some of our Clubs, with support also coming from Cumberwell Park, The Point at Polzeath and East Devon. Thanks to the generosity of the players, we were able to raise over £700 on the day.

The day was very much enjoyed by all who took part, and we hope that the support shown will continue in the future.

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