Couzens joins forces to take the title with Whatley - Pro's Day 2017
Saturday saw us host the annual Pro's Day, it was again a huge success and this year saw 144 players tackle the course on one of the hottest days of the year. The scoring was fantastic as to be expected with a full handicap 4BBB format, this saw many players make a charge on the back nine with two teams coming home in 25 points.
The winning team of Steve Whatley and David Couzens returned a scorecard of 46 points only just coming out on top by a single point from four groups who returned 45 points. Steve Whatley, who spends his weekdays fighting crime and his weekends fighting bogeys, joined forces with Dave Couzens for the first time. Dave hit a strong run of form over the closing six holes to seal the title for them. The next four places were all decided on countback which reflects the tightly bunched nature of the scoring with four teams all ending on 45 points.
Second place went to a mixture of youth and experience in the form of Dave Hayward and Tom Roberts, who claimed second place on the count back over the back nine. Third place went to Wells Golf Club committee members Phil Slater and Bob Lench again claiming third spot on countback on the back nine. Claiming fourth place were new pairing Chris Strickland and Sherborne's Kevin Costigan who manged to sneak fourth place on countback over the back six, finally in fifth place were veterans Derek Biggs and Bob Chalker. Click here for a full list of results.
I'd personally like to thank everybody for their support for the event and I am already looking forward to next year's event.
Pro's Day Raffle
This year's event also had a twist within the raffle, for £5 entry into the raffle players also gained entry into our putting competition comprising of six challenge holes around the putting green, many players found the going a bit tough without any player managing to get round the course without a single three putt! The winner of the putting competition was Mark Necker (Mendip Golf Club) with 13 putts winning on countback - Mark wins a £75 pro shop voucher. The winners for the raffle were as follows:
- First place - Grant Rogers - Callaway HyperDry golf bag.
- Second place - Mike Metcalfe - One dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls.
- Third place - Bill Curruthers - One dozen Callaway Chrome Soft balls.
As usual the Pro's Day prize table was fantastic, I'd like to thank Callaway for their support.
The Avalon League team played Stockwood Vale at home and secured a 4 - 1 win for Wells on a scorching day. There were wins from Glen Crocker and Malcolm Terry 3&1, Grant Rogers and Colin Mantle 4&2, Pascal Norman and Bob Lench 1Up and Ian Burr and James Church 1Up. Stand-in skipper Andy Williams and Simon Jackson didn't fare so well but a good outcome against a strong team.
Wells Stragglers hosted Saltford in dry, but slightly windy conditions. The result was a 4 - 1 win to Wells with Bill McCullom and Gary Leigh coming in 3&2, Steve Heath and Adam Holliday 3&1, Terry Searle and Steve Porter 6&5 and John Hockey and Bill Levell 3&2. The Captain Terry Pearce, lost five balls on his own course and was no help to his partner Richard Sheard who manfully tried to beat the opposition.
The ups and downs of golf were particularly evident for Wells Seniors as they managed both a comprehensive home win and a heavy away defeat in the same week! At home to Filton, they won 5-2 with wins for Peter Leverick and Colin Mantle, Glyn Hallett and Dave Waters (on debut), Mike Gee and Allan Bancroft, Club Captain Stuart Mann and Richard Sheard plus an inspired George White partnering Nick Wilson. However, 48 hours later they went down 5-1 away at Long Sutton with the only successful pairing being Dave Hayward and Chris Strickland.
Trevor Cook and Paul Hole won the Packer Cup in fine style.
The Nan Barber Trophy was played in perfect conditions with Diane Ramsay leading the way with nett 76. The runner-up was Chris Gee.
The mixed friendly played at Mendip Spring saw the Wells pairs struggle a little with the water hazards with just one pair winning their match. However the match was played in true friendly spirit. Pictured is Ladies Captain Tina Davies thanking Tim Nicholls for his welcome to Mendip Spring.
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