LAST week, the women who joined in the Women into Golf Programme at Enmore Park Golf Club had a chance to see how much they had improved through their coaching experience, through putting and chipping activities, and playing a Texas Scramble over three holes.

The women involved defied the challenging weather conditions to play outside, after which their reward was a good meal and social occasion.

The winners of the Texas Scramble were Lyn Page, Theresa Warren, Jennifer Hills and Mary Close.

Many plan to engage in the improvers golf coaching sessions join the Access Golf Programme or join Enmore as nine-hole members.

For more details, you can contact the manager at Enmore Park Golf Club via 01278 672100 (option 4).

Enmore seniors headed across the Quantocks to Oake Manor; a close match was expected and the end result reflected this, with the away team coming away with a win by 4.5 matches to 3.5.

Only three Enmore pairs were outright winners – Ray Hancock with Lindsay Moss (1 up), David Taylor with Norman Webb (3&2), and a fantastic 6&5 win by John Earp with Carl Netto.

That left three pairs to gain half points – Dave Cousins with Steve James, Jeff Saunders with Jim McGuckin, and Chris Willsteed with Kelvin Tuthill.

The Croad Shield, which is a fiercely contested competition between the senior ladies and men at Enmore Park, took place last week.

At the end of the contest, it was the men who claimed victory.


BREAN Golf Club captain Trevor Pitt and his wife – and the club’s lady captain – Lyn Bird won the Anniversary Bowl on Sunday, which was awarded to the winning pair in the Open Mixed Pairs event.

They produced a score of 42 points, which was matched by the father and daughter combo of Steve and Millie Jones.

After the back nine countback was conducted, Pitt and Bird were declared the winners.

Sherborne pairing of Iain and Sharron McVie took third with their 41-point return, ahead of Brean’s Steve and Gail Mason who finished fourth on 40.

Scott Lismore produced the standout score in Saturday’s August Stableford, as he racked up 44 points on his way to victory in Division 2.

On a day when only two players broke the 40-point barrier, Chris Fairchild found Lismore in his way in the second flight as he finished with a very respectable 41.

Third place went to Roy Fletcher with 38.

Barry Fellows kept up his year of success by adding the Division 1 award to his list of wins.

His 39 points edged him ever closer to a single-figure handicap and kept him two clear of Steve Eley; Jerry Brueford was third on 35.

Dave Mann was the man in Division 3 after a countback victory over Tony Osborne.

The duo scored 36 points apiece and were only separated on the back nine scores; Les Byrne took third position on 35.

The final Avalon League action for Brean of 2019 took place at Enmore Park, as the Division 2 side lined up for the final game of the season.

In a close battle, four out of the five games were decided on the home hole and the bulk of those points headed the way of the home side.

Dan and Tom Broom won comfortably by 4&3, while Eamonn Wynne with Steve Bateman, and Leighton and Mark Jenkins, both halved their games.

Eileen Parnell was the clear winner of the Lady Secretary Shanker competition.

The event sees each competitor restricted to using just two clubs and a putter to complete the usual 18-hole course.

Parnell scored a very respectable 32 points considering the restriction, to win by three from Lyn Bird.

Two points further back in third position was Gail Mason.

Ian Raymond threatened to produce a low round in the previous week’s Chairman’s Cup but was hampered by a few poor holes mid-round.

This week was a different story, though, as he produced a superb round which totalled 45 stableford points.

This was good enough to win Division 2 by two points from Ray Byatt, with Alan Evans finishing another two points back in third.

Division 1 scoring couldn’t match the heights of Raymond and co, as 40 points was sufficient to provide a win for Pete Douglas.

His winning margin was four from Barrie Yearsley, while Geoff Hill claimed third with 34.

The Brean Seniors team lost out to Cannington’s Seniors last Thursday when they paid them a visit.

The home team won by 4.5 games to 1.5 on an enjoyable if not successful afternoon for the Vincent Ford’s men.