Ogden seals stableford points competition
The annual end-of-season seniors’ challenge match between the club captain’s team and the club president’s team at Bath Approach finished all square with five points for each. As the club captain, John Sercombe, won the match last year he retained the shield and was presented with it by BAGCS chairman Brian Woodford. The losing president was Dave Ferebee. ■ BATH seniors competed or the Players Cup last week which was played as a stableford points competition. The winner was Geoff Ogden with 38 points, second was Ian Hull with 37pts, third Tony Mccallum with 36 pts with Stan Frith fourth on 35 pts. The Ladies also played a stableford points competition but in a pairs foursome format. The winners with 36 points were Mags Ashman-marr & Sandie Moore with 36 pts, second on countback also with 36pts were Linda Mchugh & Sue Morton-jenkins, third on 35 pts were Heather Cottle and Honor Jones and fourth on 34 points Pippa Western and Mary Perkins. American Greensomes is a format that usually leads to good scores and this proved to be the case in the Sunday Mixed Event at Bath Golf Club. Elaine Weaver had also donated a trophy for the winners in memory of her husband, Mike, who had been a member of the club for more than 40 years. 10 couples recorded excellent scores of 40 points or better and 43 points from Lesley and Peter Roebuck enabled them to claim third place. The ever consistent Christine and Russell Wakefield’s score of 44 points gave then the runners up slot but a superb return of 45 points from Heather and Graham Cottle put them in poll position to take the first prize and become the inaugural winners of the Mike Weaver Trophy. ■ LANSDOWN The Jubilee Cup had a very clear winner as Trish Ritchie scored 43 points to put her 8 points ahead of the field – second place went to Jane Belsten on countback from Karen Smith as both ladies came in with 35 points. The September midweek stableford went to Mervyn Townley with 38 points but it was all very tight. Division one could only be separated by countback as Mark Cooper and Steve Ashley came in with 36 points. Chris Sparkes took division two with 37 points just one point ahead of Bill Rose whilst Stephen Pursey claimed second spot behind Townley with 36 points. The Scratch Cup is a knockout competition for the top 16 players in the club championship. The final will be a fascinating affair match between 10 times club champion, Ed Butler, and young Charlie Patterson who took second place this year behind Butler. In the semifinals Butler won a tight match against head greenkeeper, Paul Garland, whilst Charlie beat another greenkeeper, Alex Ward to claim his place in the final. The latest midweek medal winner was Abi Bakali with 44 points which put him seven points clear of Dean Faulkner in the top division. Division two was taken by Dave Price with 36 points which put him just one shot ahead of the consistent Bill Rose. In division three, Adam Goodridge shot an excellent 43 points with Jeremy Reice a further 5 points adrift. Club Captain, John Butler, presented cheques for £4,000 each to Clic Sargent and Childrens Hospice South West from money raised at his charity golf event at the club. The annual ladies/seniors Texas Scramble has been won by Tegwen Hopkins, Flora Samiei, Terry Corbett and Dave Pearce with a nett 61.1 which put them half a shot ahead of the team of Jean Russell, Pippa Newland, Roger Snell and John Rees whilst the quartet of Clare Mornement, Sue Fereday, Alan Hobson and Derek Godwin claimed third place.
Lansdown Golf Club captain John Butler presenting cheques to Clic Sargent and Childrens’ Hospice South West
BAGCS chairman Brian Woodford (left) presetns club captain John Sercombe with the shield