FRIDAY saw the re-arranged Captain’s Charity Day in aid of Cure Leukaemia go ahead at Brean Golf Club, and once again a team put together at the last minute tasted success. 

Ray Rushman and Vince Ford stepped in with less than 24 hours notice to join Jason Kidley and Dave Bradley, and they formed the winning team, collecting 93 points. 

In a good day personally for Ford, he also took two of the Nearest the Pin spot prizes, as well as making a two on the 14th. 

Second place went to ‘Norfolk’n’Chance’, as the quartet of Ian Adams, Stewart Garrett, Tony Groves and Brian Read scored 91 points to secure the runners-up prize. 

Club chairman Tony Roper led the team in third, as ‘The Merlot Boys’ scored 90 points. 

Past captain Paul Jones, his brother Steve, Pete Barton and Les Clutterbuck made up the final prize-winning team of the day.

Club captain Dave Porter also included a few other extra competitions on the day with the Lost Ball Sweep proving popular. 

Various guesses came in as to the total number of golf balls that would be lost by the field over their round, and John Rabbetts took home a cash prize by correctly guessing 145. 

Ian Adams won a Fourball voucher, as he was drawn out of the hat from the players who hit the seventh green with their tee shot and score an extra bonus point for their team. 

A successful auction and raffle followed the prizegiving, and overall the day raised over £1,800 for Porter’s chosen Charity.

The Brean Ladies hosted a successful Invitation Day on Thursday. 

The weather was kind, the course in excellent condition and the company superb as the Brean members joined with their guests for the day. 

A blind pairs draw was conducted by barmaid Glenys Flett after the conclusion of the round in the clubhouse, with a Brean member being drawn out with a visiting player. 

As it happened the two best scores of the day were drawn out of the box together and Lesley Millard and Kim Porter combined for an unassailable winning total of 72 points. 

They won by seven from Beverly Cranley and Amy Stevenson, with Jenny Vaughan and Jenny Hay taking third.

There were no fewer than five players who returned very respectable nett 65s in breezy conditions on Saturday in the July Medal. 

With only the three divisions, not all of them could taste success though, and two missed out after countbacks. 

The Division 1 winner was Matt Shaw, who saw his handicap drop back to five after his round.  

The other countback winner was Dan Reason in the third flight. 

He edged out early starter Bob Smith, again with the better back nine, and his win saw him lose another two shots from his ever-decreasing handicap. 

The ‘biggest’ winner of the day came in the middle division, as Pete Dunn held a whole one shot advantage over Steve Mason. 

Barrie Tucker was the winner of Sunday’s Super Series Bogey event with a score of +7, two clear of the rest of the field. 

Paul McLanaghan ended the day in second, after a countback separated him from Mel Brown.

Generally beating the par by seven is good enough to win a Seniors Medal, but it wasn’t this time for Mike Allen, as George Thomas posted a sparkling nett 61 to win. 

ENMORE Park hosted the annual encounter with the mixed team from the Royal North Devon club, based at Westward Ho! 

As is the custom, the Lady Captain is in the hot seat for these matches and Enmore’s captain, Linda Anniss, was able to really enjoy the day.

In sparkling summer sunshine, her team prevailed 5½-2 ½. 

Enmore’s victors were Linda and Roger Anniss (6&5), Linda and Ron Brown (5&3), Chris and Kevin Lewis (3&2), Joy and Steve Maconnachie (2&1) and Mel and Pip Millar (1 up), while Jackie and Barry Woodman secured a half point.

Enmore’s mixed ‘Ryder Cup’ foursomes medal format has similar levels of pressure to the real thing.

Winning on countback were the Millars - Pip and Mel - with an impressive 69.5, beating Sarah Rendell and Rhys Gwillym.

For Enmore Park Seniors, the dreaded ‘hat-trick’ was completed with a third consecutive away loss to a mid-Somerset club, this time at Long Sutton by 5½-2½.

Enmore’s victors, both by 3&2, were Mike Sullivan with Tim Smith and John Newell with Peter Scott, while Steve Lukins with David Taylor gained a half point.