THE annual Brean member’s trip to Bristol and Clifton to play in the Bristol Tankards ended in success, as club champion Steve Bateman and his immediate predecessor for that title Dan Broom, teamed up to score 43 points and the coveted prize.
Bateman's usual partner cried off injured so he rang Broom to ask him to play at short notice.
He duly obliged and a few hours later the duo were crowned Champions much to the delight of the many other Brean members who take part in the event each year.
Recent lessons seem to have reaped rewards for both Ian Raymond and Charlie Hastie as they featured in the winning trio of the Seniors Scramble.
They were joined by Colin Roberts as they posted a nett score of 58.34 to finish just over a shot ahead of their nearest challengers. Mike Higginson, Dai Wood and Pete Douglas were that team who ended as runners up and they in turn held an advantage over the third placed team of John Sherwood, Jeremy Savill and Barrie Yearsley who had a 60.27 total.
Taunton Vale was the latest destination for the seniors’ summer of golf as they took on their counterparts from that club last Thursday.
The hosts were in no mood to be lenient and sent to Brean team home on the wrong end of a 4.5 to 1.5 scoreline. In form Charlie Hastie and Bob Masterman were Brean's only victors and were selected as the Captain's team of the day.
For the first time in a few weeks the winner of the Midweek Stableford didn't top the 40 point mark - 38 points was good enough for a back to form Phil Hodgson to take the honours two points ahead of Matt Haskins.
Haskins was playing his final comp for a while as he goes in for surgery on his knee later this week but he still relegated last week’s victor Wayne Barrett in to third spot this time around.
Brean’s PGA Professional and Director of Golf Andrew March moved himself up the Regional Order of Merit after the recent Forest Classic.
The Regional Captain for 2014 shot rounds of 68 and 74 for a one over par total which gave him a tie for 19th spot. The final Regional Order of Merit event for the season is in two weeks time at The Players Club in Bristol.
Results 29.07.14 Seniors Scramble 1, Ian Raymond, Charlie Hastie & Colin Roberts 2, Dai Wood, Mike Higginson & Pete Douglas 3, Jeremy Savill, John Sherwood & Barrie Yearsley 30.07.14 Midweek Stableford 1, Phil Hodgson 38pts 2, Matt Haskins 36pts 3, Wayne Barrett 35pts