MORE THAN 70 players gathered to remember former Brean Golf Club member Keith Porter on Saturday as the Boom Boom Cup was played for once again in his memory.

Eighteen teams headed out in the scorching weather for the Texas Scramble event and the scoring was almost as hot as the weather.

The leading four teams were only separated by 0.5 of a stroke when the final results were announced.

With a score of 55.3, it was the defending champions who were victorious by just 0.1 of a stroke – Dave Mann, Paul Bacon, Stewart Garrett and Tony Groves maintaining their grip on the trophy for another year.

The trophy was presented to them by Keith’s father, Mike.

Chris Fairchild, Roger Vaughan and Gordy Wheelaghan all tasted success back in 2016; this year they were joined by Barry Fellows but had to settle for second this time around.

Third place went to the Edmondson twins, Ron and Don, Chris Stephens and Mike Short, who carded a score of 55.6, with Kevin Davies, Mats Mattsson and captains Trevor Pitt and Lyn Bird fourth on 55.8.

Stewart Garrett enjoyed his second victory of the weekend thanks to a stunning back nine which brought him success in the Super Series Bogey competition.

He posted a score of +5 to beat Phil Hodgson by one, while third place went to John Ham on +3 as he went top of the overall Super Series points leaderboard.

Ian Adams scored the only two of the day.

Brean’s Division 5 team in the Avalon League enjoyed a comfortable home win on Sunday afternoon.

Dave Morgan’s men were on their way thanks to a couple of sizeable early wins and ended up victorious by a scoreline of 4-1 in the end.

A damp start put off many of the seniors on Tuesday, and although the weather soon improved, the scoring was not so good, with a nett 70 seeing Barrie Tucker top the board.

He pipped Pete Dunn by a single stroke as Dunn rued a disastrous 10 at the notorious 12th hole; Pete Douglas was third on 72.

The seniors enjoyed a successful Thursday as they triumphed in their latest inter-club match at home.

Tall Pines were the opponents and Vincent Ford’s men sent them flying back to their Bristol airport base on the wrong end of a 5-1 scoreline.

Shirley Marlow completed a June Medal and Stableford double when she topped the scorecharts in the Stableford on Thursday.

She scored 35 points in breezy conditions to win by two from Lyn Bird, as Millie Jones took third on 27.

Friday saw a visit to Brean for near neighbours Burnham & Berrow Ladies.

Greensomes Matchplay was the format and Brean Ladies continued their excellent form by winning 4-0.


BURNHAM & Berrow’s Mimi Rhodes, 17, has been selected for the England Girls’ team at the European Team Championships next week.

The event takes place at Parador de El Saler, in Spain, from July 9-13.

Patience Rhodes, meanwhile, will represent England at the European Young Masters later this month.

The 15-year-old will join Jack Bigham, Josh Hill and Lottie Woad in the England quartet, participating in the 54-hole championship at Kunětická Hora, in the Czech Republic, from July 25 to July 27.