Mendip Golf Club Press Report December 2018
The final event of the Turkey Trot season at Mendip is traditionally the singles event. Despite fairly poor weather a large entry competed. Winning Division 1 with 36 points was Richard Salter, with Philip Leadbetter 2nd with 35 and Jack Hayes 3rd with 34 after count back. Division 2 went to Mark Necker with a best of the day 42 points with Trevor Oats 2nd with 40 and Terry Carter 3rd with 38. Division 3 was won by Chris Bennett with 35 with Tom Ryan 2nd with 34 and Alan Evans-Jones 3rd with 33. As usual great thanks goes to Nola Russell for her organisation of these events.
The Ladies held an 18 hole Advent Adventure Pairs Greensome competition with 18 pairs competing. Winning with 38 points were Kay O’Connor and Chris Williams with 38 points with Andrea Williams and Nichola Croft 2nd with 36 points and Fran Davies and Jan Fukuyama 3rd with 34, but only after a 5 way tie!
The final mixed event of 2018 saw a reduced field due to terrible weather conditions, high winds and fairly steady rain. Commonsense prevailed and the competition was reduced to 9 holes. The new catering Team did an excellent job in bringing forward the post competition meal and all were pleased to be in the warm and able to tuck into a nice roast. Winning the competition with a fine 20 points were Lyn and David Cox, 2nd were Hilary and Hugh Rowdon with 18, beating Anne and David Collins on count back.
The latest Pro Shop Bulls Eye event saw a win for Tony Taylor with an amazing maximum score of 25 points and bearing in mind the shots were being made over a 90 yard distance, Tony must have a tremendous short game. Club Captain John Shakesby was 2nd with 18 and Martin Osborne 3rd with 17.
The Seniors Captain's Drive In took place and despite dire weather warnings 78 Seniors played in Teams of 4 and in very wet conditions although not as bad as feared. Incoming Seniors Captain Bryan Lewis was delighted with the support he received and provided a fine brew of mulled wine which went down very well with the Competitors. New Seniors Captain Elect John Brooksbank was also on hand to help. The actual competition was a very closely run affair with in 4th place Paul Smith/Martin Myers/Alan O’Leary/Andy Parfitt with 82 points and after a triple count back. In 3rd place with 84 were Chris Bennett/Keith Beasley/Phil Butcher/Alan Evans-Jones again after count back and losing out to David Cox/Alan Snow/Rob Needham/Martin Osborne, but by a single point with 85 the winners were Darryl Livingstone/Alan Roper/Rob Stanton/Alan Williams.
80 Members attended the annual Christmas Dinner. Traditional fayre plus additional choices . for those who preferred, were offered by Chef Ben and his Team, after dinner music provided by Member John Crick and his group all combined to give the Members and their guests a most pleasant evening. Next up on the Social Calendar is an evening with keyboard player Ian Towers, a regular visitor to Mendip over the past 20 years. An excellent entertainer so an evening not to be missed
Photo 1: On the right new Seniors Captain Bryan Lewis, supported by Seniors Captain Elect John Brooksbank and Sharon from the Bar and Catering Team.
Photo 2: The assembled gathering at the Seniors Captain’s Drive In