THE Brean Seniors played their annual match against Sedgemoor Police and they felt the long arm of the law as they were beaten 4-2 Brean last Thursday.
With their season almost at an end now they will hope to record a victory this week when Oake Manor make a visit and end a run of disappointing results for them. Jim Longford was a popular winner of the Seniors Stableford last week. The 2011 Seniors Captain ended top of the pile with 37 points with Ken Ponter taking second on 35. Longford saw his handicap reduced by a stroke as a result of his victory.
Brean’s Charity Open just survived the wet weather on Saturday and was played on a very sodden course after the steady overnight rain. Murray Parsons, Eamonn Wynne, Tony Richards and Russell Shaw skipped through the puddles to success as they combined for a winning score of 129. Second place went to the youthful quartet of Tom Marshfield, Jeff Read, Simon Baunton and Phil Hodgson with 133. They edged out Tony Groves, Dave Lockwood, Paul Jones and Jeff’s father Brian Read on countback for the runners up spot. Despite a smaller than hoped for entry a good amount of money was raised for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Charity on the day.
Andrew March made a good start to the G&S PGA Winter Medal season last week. Playing over his home course he posted a two under par 68 to take second spot just one behind the winner Rod Hibbitt (Cotswold Edge). Roy Baker enjoyed a good start to his Professional career with a tied seventh spot on his debut after a 74 to earn him his first ever Total Triumph Order of Merit points whilst David Haines had to retire injured early in his round after injuring his back.
All the players were impressed with the changes to the course at Brean as well as the excellent condition the course was prepared in for them despite the recent poor weather.