FOLLOWING a socially distanced Executive Committee meeting on Friday afternoon, Brean Golf Club has announced that David Morgan has accepted the offer to remain as club captain for 2021 season.

After the turbulent start to his tenure he has experienced, with the poor weather closely followed the coronavirus pandemic, the committee were unanimous in wishing to offer the extension to him, which he gladly accepted.

The situation will be repeated through the other sections of the club as well, with Mike Short remaining as seniors captain and Linda Edmondson as ladies captain.

Their chosen charities for this year - St Margaret’s Hospice and PETAL - will continue to be supported by them for the remainder of their terms as well.

All three captain elects - Barry Fellows, John Cranley and Bev Cranley - fully supported this move and will now take over 12 months later than they originally expected.

However, with the demands that come with the extended captaincy, all three have pledged their full support to help out whenever and wherever the need arises.


BRADLEY Young secured his first silverware since joining Brean as he claimed the Bogey Trophy on Saturday.

Young had a score of +4 which was matched by his fellow 12-handicapper Scott Lismore, but Young was declared the victor on a back nine countback.

Third place went to Steve Eley, who finished at +3, while Barrie Tucker took fourth after another countback.

Craig Slack and Steve Jones were the unlucky players who missed out on the final prize money to Tucker.

Kevin White recovered from a mini wobble during his back nine to hand in the leading score in Sunday’s Monthly Medal.

The former postman returned a superb gross 75 which equated to a nett 65 once his handicap had been deducted and saw him take top spot in Division 1.

As a result he also achieved a long-term aim of his - a single figure handicap - as it was duly reduced to nine.

Pete Barton was the runner-up in the division and overall, two strokes back with a nett 67.

Barton’s score of 67 was matched by Division 3 winner Mark Ashley, in his maiden competition win at Brean.

He ended the day four clear of Andrew Pound, who defeated Trevor Searle for that position after a countback.

Roy Fletcher was the top man in the middle division with a nett score of 69.

Three players chased him down but ended up one stroke back, and another countback was needed to decide the runners-up prize.

Pete Dunn had the better back nine of the trio, so Jim Puddy and Barrie Tucker missed out.

A birdie two at the short 17th by Lyn Bird helped her to secure victory in the first ladies competition since lockdown was eased.

She scored 37 points on a very wet Thursday morning to win by two points from Millie Jones, who compiled her score in the alternate day event.

Third place went to Shirley Marlow with 33 points, and she was declared the winner of the Grandmothers Trophy for 2020, which ran alongside this event for those who were eligible.

In 2019 a player produced a nett 57 in the opening round of the Seniors Captain’s Cup and history repeated itself in the delayed staging of the 2020 opening round, as another nett 57 took the early lead in the three-round series.

John Procter was the owner of that scorecard and now takes a four-stroke advantage into the second round after handing in his stunning score.

The 16 handicapper needed just 73 strokes to cover the course and now not surprisingly finds himself as a former 16 handicapper, after a post-round two-stroke reduction.

On a day of low scoring, Pete Dunn was the runner-up with a nett 61, which on many a day would have brought him a win.

Third place was secured by John Hale who posted a nett 63, to edge out Don Edmondson (nett 64).

With two rounds left and the best two scores out of the three to count, Procter may have an advantage but a lot of players will be chasing him down in the coming weeks.

The Ward Tankard was contested two days later by a hardy few who braved the persistent rain of Thursday.

With the use of only two clubs and a putter permitted for the entrants in their 18-hole round, it did mean that they only had to dry out a few of their clubs afterwards!

Ken Ponter chose his weapons wisely and returned a very creditable score of 36 points, to win by two from Mats Mattsson.

Trevor Pitt won a countback for third spot on 32, ahead of Barrie Yearsley and Mike Allen.