OLIVIA Lake, aged 11, and Enmore Park's leading junior girl golfer, played at Burnham and Berrow Golf Club last weekend as part of the Somerset Girls Performance Academy.

The Academy brings together the county's leading promising young players with potential.

The youngster, who hails from Bishops Lydeard, has been part of Enmore Park's Academy for two years and has seen her handicap fall to 40 this year.

Enmore Park Ladies enjoyed a wonderful autumnal day for their greensomes competition on Wednesday.

Sue Hales and vice-captain Wendy Walker claimed first place with 43 points, second place went to Betty Edney and Judy Hancock with 40 points, one ahead of third-placed Sally Dymock and Pat Rodgers, who returned with 39.

Enmore Park Seniors travelled to Cricket St Thomas to do battle with a team unbeaten at home all season; Graham Pain’s marvels came away with a stunning victory 6-1.

With golf to match the sparkling Autumn sunshine, Enmore’s pairs doing the business were:

David Pascoe with Steve James (6&5), Mike Taylor with Jim Potticary (4&3), Steve Lukins with Doug Read (3&2); Chris Willsteed with Tony Pomeroy (3&2); Mike Perry and Mike Sullivan (2&1); Graham Pain with Jim McGuckin (2&1).


FOR the third year running, Brean were the runners-up in the Quad Cup.

Played last Sunday at a wet and windy Tall Pines GC they lined up against their usual opponents of the hosts, Isle of Wedmore and Weston-super-Mare.

With each team fielding six pairs they faced each other twice in the long standing format.

Brean won three of the their matches but lost out in the other three giving them three points, the same as Weston-super-Mare. Each game is played to a finish and the number of holes up or down at the end decides any ties.

Brean just edged out Weston but failed to match the points total of the hosts who claimed the Trophy for a seventh time.

In 12 months time it will be the 25th anniversary of the event and it is Brean’s turn to hold and they look forward to welcoming the neighbouring clubs to the new Country Club.

Roger Phillips proved that he might be wasting unnecessary fuel in his buggy when he plays by taking the weight of a full bag of clubs with him.

The Ward Tankard only permits two clubs and a putter to be used and Phillips returned his best score for a few weeks with a winning score of 40 points on Thursday morning.

He wasn’t the only sub par score either as Barrie Yearsley and Ian Adams both carded 39, with Yearsley winning a countback for second spot. Pete Douglas carded 38 for 4th spot.

Not one but two nett 63s were handed in on Tuesday, in the third round of the Seniors Eclectic event.

The first came from George Stratford and it proved to be the winning one as Don Edmondson’s similar effort later in the day lost out on a back nine countback. Third place went to Ken Ponter on 66.