Mendip Golf Club Press Report February 2019
After the recent snow and heavy rain, competitive golf has now returned to Mendip. Although the melted snow left the Course extremely wet, Members were delighted to see that the Greens remained firm and came straight back into play. With all the remedial work that took place in 2018, the recent weather was a true test of the Greens condition and they have passed with flying colours. Even more good news came with the Agronomist’s recent visit. There should be no need for any heavy greens preparation work in the Spring, meaning that the Greens should be in excellent order much earlier than usual.
The firm greens led to some fine scoring in the Pro Shop Stableford. N Harvey was the winner with 41 points, one ahead of P Leadbeatter. In 3rd place with 38 was A Payne who beat Mark Necker on count back. Alan O’Leary was 5th with 37, again on count back.
The Pro Shop nearest the pin saw a win for P Jamieson with A Matthews 2nd and Tony Taylor 3rd. The following week saw the largest entry since Christmas and with ever rising standards. Rob Earney’s 4 foot 5 inches whilst an excellent attempt, was only good enough for 3rd place, with M Hawking 2nd and M Llewelyn in 1st place.
42 Ladies played in the 9 hole Mix Up Bowmaker. The winners were Jean Padfield/ Wendy Norman/Val Dixon with 39 points. 2nd were Lulu Carolan/Margaret Allen/Jill Jestico with 38 and in 3rd place were Chris Atkinson/Gina Howard/Margaret Hawker with 37.
The second Seniors Competition of the year saw 72 entrants playing an individual 3 Clubs and a putter event. The scoring seems to prove that the additional 10 clubs we tend to carry are not really needed!
Division 1 saw a win for Simon Atkinson with 37 points, with Alan O’Leary 2nd with 35 on count back from Merlyn Saunders. Division 2 was won by John Cross with a splendid 41 points, David Garnsworthy was 2nd with 39 and Seniors Captain Elect John Brooksbank was 3rd with 38 points. The Veterans Division was won by Roger Wickett with 38, Alan Evans-Jones was 2nd with 35 on count back from Brian Barton.
There were only 3 ‘2’ spots earning Brian Barton, Mike Curtis and Brian Say the handsome sum of £23 each; a good day at the Office one could say!