BRIAN Read was announced as the new captain of Brean Golf Club at their annual general meeting at the weekend.
Read was handed his Captains blazer by outgoing Captain Stewart Garrett and was wished good luck for his year ahead. Shelia Rouse is the new Ladies Captain whilst Roger Williams takes charge of the Seniors section for 2013.
It is hoped that the new captains will bring with them some better weather though as the planned Scramble that was due to precede the AGM was cancelled due to the persistent rain that fell through Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The previous day Dan Williams defied the constant drizzle to win the Winter League round. With all 18 holes in play for the first weekend for a long time he carded 37 points to claim a two point win over a trio of players on 35. Russell Shaw headed those players on countback as he took the runners up spot ahead of Ron Vine and Pat Mullholland. Again no one scored a two for the third competition running so a healthy rollover fund is building for the upcoming events.
Pete Douglas and John Kerr made light of the fact that they were one player short as they won the latest round of the Seniors Winter League. Playing over the full 18 hole course they combined to shoot a Scramble score of 62 to win by three. They relegated the trio of Barrie Yearsley, Wally Pape and Ken Ponter in the runners up spot as they could only manage a 65. Third place was claimed on 67 by Dai Wood, Roger Blackwell and Roger Phillips.
David Haines continued his return to fitness and form as he shared sixth spot in the G&S PGA Medal at Forest Hills with a 77 on a difficult day in the Forest of Dean. His Brean colleague Andrew March matched Haines's total as he consolidated his fourth spot in the Total Triumph Order of Merit but neither player could catch the winner in the form of Enmore Park's David Dixon after his excellent 71. Brean Assistant Pro Roy Baker ended up back in the pack after his round of 82.