BURNHAM & Berrow golfer George Ryall finished in a share for third place at last week’s Gloucestershire & Somerset PGA winter season event at Forest Hills, Coleford.

Ross Langdon (Brickhampton Court) topped the leaderboard with 38 points in a Stableford format, used due to overnight frost on the course.

Mark Plummer came second, two points back, and Ryall was one of five players tied together on 35 points.

In the overall Total Triumph Order of Merit standings, Giuseppe Licata maintains his lead over Russ Berry, with Ryall among those within striking distance of second.

Next week sees the final action of 2017 take place, as Burnham & Berrow's Channel Course hosts the Howards Motor Group Pairs Championship.


DAN Broom needed just 65 strokes to complete his round at Brean in the Lukee Cup on Sunday morning, winning the silverware with 46 points.

He beat par by four and also scored one of only three twos in the men’s event to reduce his handicap to five.

Runner-up to Broom in Division 1 was Russell Shaw with 42 points.

Jerry Brueford was Broom’s nearest challenger overall with his 43-point card, winning Division 2 by two from Mike Carter.

Tony Romeo was the Division 3 winner with 39 points, finishing one clear of Dave Jones.

Club champion Lyn Bird was the Ladies winner with 35 points, beating the up-and-coming Millie Jones into second with her return of 32.

Gordy Wheelaghan produced a stunning round of golf to take victory in the Winter League Stableford round on Saturday.

He carded 46 points, no fewer than eight better than anyone else in the 25-strong field, and with it promptly reduced his handicap by three shots.

The runners-up spot was a much closer affair, and was decided by a countback as Ron Edmondson and Nigel Ellis tied on 38 – Ellis getting the nod for second with a better homeward half.