WHILE Europe’s golfers were recording a historic 17.5-10.5 win against the USA to regain the Ryder Cup (with Enmore Park’s captain Paul Thorogood watching on), Enmore Royals hosted a closely-fought encounter with East Devon.

The visitors’ match captain Neil Roughton birdied the last to win the first game, soon followed by another away win from Dennis Chivers and Chris Bird.

Andy Criddle and Nick Hughes won Enmore’s first point in the third game.

In the fourth game, despite being four down with six to play, Bob Barnes and Paul Thompson clawed their way back against Matt Rich and Paul Henson to salvage a half.

Steve James and Danny O’Loughlin won the fifth match comfortably, but East Devon’s Richard Price-Hughes and Jason Bowring took the deciding game for a 3.5-2.5 win for the visitors.

The Avalon Seniors team travel to take on Cricket St Thomas on Thursday for their semi-final.

Twenty-five Enmore Park ladies made the trip down to Dainton Park in Devon on Monday, for the Lady Captain’s Away Day.

The sun shone throughout, the catering was excellent and the course was beautiful but demanding.

The event was played in a Bowmaker format, and everyone enjoyed the day.

The winning team of four, playing off a 90 per cent handicap, was Wendy Walker, Fiona Ryan, Penny Parker and Pam Berry, who were just ahead of second-placed Shanni Whisler, Sheila Bowden and Marilyn Turrell.

Nearest the pin in the Bronze Division was won by Di Webster, and in the Silver it went to Linda Anniss, who holed out for a two – her ball was so close it was almost a hole in one!

Two days later, Enmore Park Ladies Section held their Autumn Meeting, when once again they were blessed with another fantastic day weather-wise.

This was the last major qualifying event of the year and was played as a stableford competition, with a two-tee start ensuring all players were present for the prizegiving, where there was a great atmosphere.

The overall winner was Diane Dee with 35 points; first place in the Silver Division went to Karen Flanagan with 33 points, while in the Bronze Division it went to Jane Driver with 34.


BILL Marlow was the winner of Brean Golf Club’s Veterans Trophy on Thursday with a score of 40 points. 

Ron Edmondson also scored 40 in the Stableford competition but, as he is a sub 70-year-old, youngster Marlow was awarded the silverware. 

Third place went to Mike Allen, who edged out Mike Short on countback after they both had 39 points.

To complete a family double, Shirley Marlow matched her husband’s win by securing the Ladies September Medal. 

It was her first ever competition win since she joined the club, after a few near misses. 

She relegated ladies captain Sue Wright into the runners-up spot after her nett 70; third place went to Lyn Bird (75).

The Brean Seniors team remain unbeaten at home in 2018, as they recorded a second drawn game against a strong Sedgemoor Police team. 

The result was three games apiece, with captain Chris Stephens awarding his team of the day prize to Tony Roper and Ray Byatt for their victory.

With captain Mike Carter hosting his Away Weekend at Dudsbury, it was a weekend of Super Series events back at Brean. 

Steve Barker was one of the later starters in the Stableford on Saturday; many good scores were returned during the day but none as good as Barker’s 45-point total.

His card also showed the only two of the day, which made it a very profitable day overall for him. 

He won by one from Paul Bacon, who still bemoaned his putting despite scoring 44 points. 

Third place was decided on countback between Dave Bradley and Simon Baunton on 43, with Bradley getting the decision with the better back nine points score. 

John Cullinan carded his second low round of the weekend, as he beat the course by seven in Sunday’s Bogey competition. 

With the low scoring on Saturday, his 42-point score was only good enough for fifth spot, but 24 hours later he topped the scorecharts and took the maximum Super Series points. 

Those 10 points also see him rise to the summit of that overall points table, ahead of the winter break at the end of October. 

Runner-up on +5 was Pete Dunn, with Brian Read taking third on +2. 

As was the case the previous day, only one two was scored, by Tony Higgins at the seventh hole.

Captain Mike Carter and pro Andrew March finished in a tie for seventh spot in the Regional Final of the Skycaddie Pro/Captain Challenge last week at Bowood. 

The duo scored 39 points and actually led the way for part of the day, but ended the day with a very respectable top 10 finish for the club.

The winners from Honiton GC will now travel to Spain in early November to contest the National Final.