With the unknown extent of Covid-19 this years Chairmans invitation day is currently under review. With social distancing and Government timescales changing daily it is highly likely that the 20th July may not be achieveable. All options are being considered.
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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.