ENMORE Park Ladies have taken part in the Dawn Patrol, a competition which has been played annually since it was first introduced by Jenny Barden, a former Lady Captain in 1996.

When the claxon sounded at 7.30am and 32 ladies set off to play the greensomes format event, the weather looked doubtful, however it stayed fine.

The Dawn Patrol has become one of the firm favourites in the ladies’ calendar and was enjoyed by all participants.

The winners of the 2019 Dawn Patrol were Sue Hockley and Ann Morrison.

In second place were Hilary Cockcroft and Chris Lewis who narrowly beat Carolyn Warren and Wendy White into third position.

Enmore Ladies played their first match in the 2019 Wessex League against Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club last Monday.

Despite the heavy rain that was forecast most of the matches managed to play without getting wet, apart from the final two.

The deluge arrived while the ladies were enjoying their tea so they were lucky with the weather. The matches were well played by both teams and Enmore won 4 and 3.

On Wednesday, the Ladies played in a Team Multiplier competition and once again were fortunate to escape the predicted storms.

The winners of this competition were Hazel Percy, Madge Wakefield and Julie Blumgart, with 78 points.

The runners-up were Jane Driver, Judith Sperring and Henriette Hayden, who scored 76 points

Enmore Park’s Avalon Seniors’ excellent start to the season came unstuck at Stockwood Vale on Thursday, where the Bristol course was in good condition.

Team captain Mike Rossiter and Martyn Westbury never really threatened in the first game; by contrast, Alan Vickery and Andy Chambers were always in charge of their match.

Rob Fear and Jeff Saunders only succumbed on the 18th green, while Chris Marsh and Steve James had a comfortable victory.

Although Martyn Clapp and Phil Hodge’s defeat in the final game saw Stockwood take eight points for the win, Enmore still earned six points to retain top spot in the North division, with Minehead heading the South division.

On an extremely wet day the seniors travelled to play the Mendip club.

With the heavy downpours not relenting, the away team did not cope well, finishing with just one win and a halved match out of the eight contested.

Enmore’s single point was gained by Jim McGuckin and the in-form Graham Pain (4&3), while Jeff Saunders and Tony Pomeroy earned the half.

On a much improved day weather-wise, the seniors had their second away game of the week at Wells.

Of the six matches played two pairings just lost, one down at the finish, but sadly the other four pairs were further behind, meaning a 6-0 whitewash defeat.

Enmore Royals continued with their fine form, beating Avon & Somerset Police 3.5-2.5.

Victories were gained by captain Paul Martin and Ben Filler, Andy Woods with Bob Shorthouse, and Andy Roff and Gilmour Thomson.

The pairing of Wayne Hawley and Steve Dacosta managed to halve their match.

The Nigel Wixon Trophy went the way of Glyn Russ on Saturday, as he scored 42 points to beat Kevin Lewis (41) into second and Max Popham (40) into third.

Congratulations go to Will O’ Halloran, who has won the 2019 Enmore Park Junior Club Gross Championship, and Ollie Thomas, who won the Nett Championship.

O’Halloran is currently at Millfield School, while Thomas has just left Bishop Fox’s School.

Enmore Park Junior golfer Joe Young is enjoying a good season and in recent weeks he has triumphed in both the Bishops Cup and the Lynne White Stableford.

An increasing number of juniors are taking part in the weekend competitions at Enmore Park and recently Olivia Lake, Rory Lake, Toby Hallett, Oscar Hallett, Max Popham and Tom Canavan all took part in the Loder Shield.