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Mendip Golf Club Press Report 2018-20:

What a busy week it has been at Mendip with all sections involved in the competitive action. The latest Pro Shop Nearest the Pin competition saw wins for Jenny Merrett, Scott Butland and James Bisgrove.

The Mixed Team entertained Bath and ran out worthy winners 6½-1½. Wins for Selwyn Rees/Kay O’Connor, Anne and David Collins, Sandie and Alan Roper, Pauline and Alan Williams, Jenny and David Lamb, Lyn and David Cox with Club Chairman Mary Ware playing with Simon Atkinson gaining a half. Special mention to Mike Phillips who dropped a brick on his foot yet turned out to play, with wife Julia, utilizing one of the buggies and only lost on the 18th.

The Mens Avalon C Team continued their excellent start to the season with two more victories. Against Orchardleigh the result was 3-2 with wins for Tom Lowe/Chris Butland, Tom Chapman/Mike Sharp, Pete Kivi/Rob Richardson. A special mention to Alan Edwards who filled in at very short notice. When home to Mendip Spring, Mendip ran out 5-0 winners. Successful this time were, Scott Butland/Dan Allen, Chris Butland/Phil Leadbetter, Malcolm Srawley/Mike Sharp, Ryan Sainsbury/Clive Copp and Rob Richardson/Alan Edwards.

The Mens Mid Week Stableford attracted a good entry. Division 1 went to Wayne Black with 37 points after count back from Ryan Sainsbury with Adrian Payne 3rd with 36. Phil Leadbetter won Division 2 with 38 points, Jon Tweed was 2nd with 35 after count back from Stuart McKee. Division 3 saw the best score of the day by Peter Rumming with 40 points with James Blackstock 2nd with 37 and Martin Russell 3rd with 35.

Mendip held a very successful Mens Open 4bbb event which attracted 120 entrants a high percentage being visiting golfers representing 22 Clubs. Beautiful weather and the Course in tip top order led to many visitors commenting on the fine condition of the Course and promising to return. Overall winners from Woodlake Park, playing off 17 and 15, came in with a scarcely believable score of net 59. The winning Visitors pairing with net 65 came from Weymouth, with a Farrington pair 2nd with 66, 3rd and 4th pairs came from Yeovil and scored 67 and 68. Best Mendip performance came from Alan Edwards playing with his visiting son who scored 62, beating on count back Trevor Foster also playing with a visitor. 3rd was John Wyman and a visitor playing off 2 who scored 63 and in 4th place the only ‘true’ Mendip pairing of Keith Beasley and Alan Evans-Jones who scored 65.

The Ladies held a 4bbb event which was a qualifier for the National Ping Trophy event. Winners were the very much in form pairing of Anne Hopkins and Lulu Carolan with 43 points winning after count back from Wendy Norman and Eileen Masters with in 3rd place Chris Olds and Vi Hayes with 40. Anne and Lulu now have to wait and see if their score is good enough to proceed in the Competition; if so a trip to Lincolnshire awaits!

The Ladies Inter Club Team recorded a fine 4½-2½ win when entertaining Mendip Spring. Winners for Mendip were Lynn Cox, Libby Bellew, Diane Stanton and Margaret Hawker with Anne Collins gaining a half.

Anne and Lulu were again in fine form when visiting Yeovil in the 4th round of the Daily Mail  foursomes. They ran out very convincing winners and now await news of their next opponents.

The Seniors Rosebowl Team unfortunately went down 2-3 to a strong Bath Team. Wins coming from Paul Smith/Alan O’Leary and Phil Bendall/Bryan Lewis.  The Seniors Avalon Team went down by a similar margin when visiting Long Sutton. Wins this time came from Tony Taylor/Phil Bendall and Alan Williams/Martin Wilkins. However they enjoyed better fortunes when home to Wheathill winning that one 4-1. Winning pairs were David Collins/Phil Bendall, Tony Taylor/Peter Rumming, Jim Boyce/Alan Roper and Rob Richardson/Philip Moores.

The Seniors two latest friendly matches saw a visit to Long Ashton and a home fixture against Bristol & Clifton. The former resulted in a 3½-4½ defeat, wins for Mendip coming from Jim Mallon/Andy Griffiths, Stephen Smith/Mike Snaith, Martin Osborne/Merlyn Saunders with Bryan Lewis/John Brooksbank gaining a half. Against B & C Mendip registered a good win 6-1. Victorious for Mendip were John Brooksbank/Colin Davies, Andy Frampton/Merlyn Saunders, Martin Osborne/Nick Inskip, Keith Gadsden/Steve Creese, Kevin Carmody/Darryl Livingstone with Simon Atkinson/Adam Spragg and John Padfield/Nigel Cheshire gaining halves.

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Tony Williams