When you are going to play golf for two days in inclement weather it is usual to pack plenty of dry gear, especially socks. John Avill sat down with me looking very dismayed on Friday morning and confessed that, prior to leaving home he had prepared all his dry gear and laid it out on the end of the bed ready to be packed. Sadly it was still there when he got to Somerset. 

One day before setting off, Angela Allington fell downstairs (sober) and broke a toe. Although painful, she declared herself fit to play golf but not able to walk round the course. Accordingly, her partner Jim Jacobs, rang me to organise a buggy. I found that all the buggies were reserved and Ian Cairns team had got three between four of them.  I rang IAN to ask if he could manage with two buggies. Ian said he was happy to share a buggy with Alan McCulloch but, he has been told that to abide by social distancing, they must not share a buggy. In order to rectify the situation I went personally to the pro shop and explained that Ian and Alan were a gay couple who had requested the honeymoon suite at their hotel accommodation. I was immediately told that it would be fine for them to share a buggy; thus releasing one for Angela to use.

When Ian and Alan arrived at the club and asked me if I had rectified the situation I told them that I had but in order to uphold the claim could they please hold hands when they went into the pro shop to pick up their buggy key.

Last weekend was the official end of the wonderful Indian summer that we have all enjoyed in September.  Thursday was overcast with intermittent showers and a fresh breeze.  Scores were good and the top three teams carded impressive scores of 85 for 2nd & 3rd and 86 for top spot by a team of Little Aston Artisans on their first visit to the course.

The weather on Friday morning was brutal. I gave sanction to anyone who wanted to save themselves for the afternoon round on the Championship course that they would get the average score.  

Notwithstanding the rain and wind five players posted 16 points for the nine holes - I made them all first among equals.

By lunchtime two teams had decided to head back North to dry out and two teams decided to head for a pub in Weston Super Mare to see if they could get as wet inside as they were outside.

The afternoon was not as bad as the morning and the to three teams all posted an impressive 82 points.

Burnham are keen to have us back next year and I am sure there will be a keen entry for this most popular venue.

1ST - 2ND OCTOBER 2020. FINAL SCORE

PLAYERS

POINTS

1

Matt Harrison 11 Angela Harrison 19 Luke Harris 4 Martin Harris 9

221

2

Steven Champion 14 Richard Portman 11 Russell Tatton 10 Kevin Lawrence 6

220

3

Chris Connorton 12 Wayne Canning 20 Chris Johnson 14 Ian Knowles 15

211

4=

Dean Pointon 11 Roy Everett 9 Darron Henn 5 Chris Hobbs 12

207

4=

Lyndon Tyler 18 Mark Newbold 8 Adam Newbold 12 Geoff Tibbetts 17

207

6

Derek Davies 12 Dave Davies 13 John Avill 13 Jonathan Avill 20

197

7

Jim Jacobs 11 Angela Allington 14 Stuart Bond 10 Jonathan Fraser 14

190

8

Andrew Birch 8 Ceri Hughes 8 Dan Clewer 8 Mike Craggs 10

189

9

Martin Crosthwaite 24 Andy Naylor 7 Richard Bruce 20 M Peckett 14

182

10=

Les Lawrence 10 Neil Kelly 5 Mark Townsend 7

10=

Kevin Bryan 12 Martin Stevenson 11 Micky Maher 13 Steve Thomas 11

10=

Ian Cains 18 Colman Whitelaw 19 Ken Bailey 18 Allan McCulloch 15

10=

Adam Grundy 11 John Kidney 11 Matt Cuthburt 0 Richard Garbett 8


THUR 1ST OCTOBER 2020. Best 2 Stableford

CHAMPIONSHIP PURPLE TEES

PLAYERS

1

Steven Champion 14 Richard Portman 11 Russell Tatton 10 Kevin Lawrence 6

86

2

Les Lawrence 10 Neil Kelly 5 Mark Townsend 7 Proscore

85

3

Chris Connorton 12 Wayne Canning 20 Chris Johnson 14 Ian Knowles 15

85

4

Matt Harrison 11 Angela Harrison 19 Luke Harris 4 Martin Harris 9

84

5=

Andrew Birch 8 Ceri Hughes 8 Dan Clewer 8 Mike Craggs 10

79

5=

Dean Pointon 11 Roy Everett 9 Darron Henn 5 Chris Hobbs 12

79

7=

Kevin Bryan 12 Martin Stevenson 11 Micky Maher 13 Steve Thomas 11

78

7=

Lyndon Tyler 18 Mark Newbold 8 Adam Newbold 12 Geoff Tibbetts 17

78

9

Jim Jacobs 11 Angela Allington 14 Stuart Bond 10 Jonathan Fraser 14

76

10

Derek Davies 12 Dave Davies 13 John Avill 13 Jonathan Avill 20

75

11

Adam Grundy 11 John Kidney 11 Matt Cuthburt 0 Richard Garbett 8

70

12

Ian Cairns 18 Colman Whitelaw 19 Ken Bailey 18 Allan McCulloch 15

69

13

Martin Crosthwaite 24 Andy Naylor 7 Richard Bruce 20 Michael Peckett 14

65

Jonathan Avill

Nearest pin 5

Ian Knowles

Nearest pin 17

Darron Henn

Longest drive 13

Two’s

Jim Jacobs; Chris Connorton; Neil Kelly; Ian Knowles; Russell Tatton; Kevin Lawrence


FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2020. INDIVIDUAL Stableford

PLAYERS

POINTS

1=

Steve Thomas 11

16

1=

Russell Tatton 10

16

1=

Matt Harrison 11

16

1=

Martin Harris 9

16

1=

Jonathan Avill 20

16

6=

Jonathan Fraser 14

15

6=

Luke Harris 4

15

6=

Darron Henn 5

15

6=

Mark Newbold 8

15

10=

Derek Davies 12

14

10=

Lyndon Tyler 18

14

10=

Ian Knowles 15

14

13=

Steven Champion 14

13

13=

Kevin Lawrence 6

13

13=

Geoff Tibbetts 17

13

16=

Stuart Bond 10

12

16=

Roy Everett 9

12

16=

Michael Peckett 14

12

16=

Adam Newbold 12

12

20=

Jim Jacobs 11 (Average Score)

11

20=

Angela Allington 14 (Average Score)

11

20=

Les Lawrence 10 (Average Score)

11

20=

Neil Kelly 5 (Average Score)

11

20=

Mark Townsend 7 (Average Score)

11

20=

Richard Portman 11

11

20=

Dean Pointon 11

11

20=

Ian Cains 18 (Average Score)

11

20=

Allan McCulloch 15 (Average Score)

11

20=

Ken Bailey 18 (Average Score)

11

20=

Colman Whitelaw 19 (Average Score)

11

20=

John Avill 13

11

20=

Adam Grundy 11 (Average Score)

11

20=

Richard Garbett 8 (Average Score)

11

20=

Matt Cuthburt 0 (Average Score)

11

20=

John Kidney 11 (Average Score)

11

20=

Chris Connorton 12 (Average Score)

11

20=

Wayne Canning 20 (Average Score)

11

38=

Dan Clewer 8

10

38=

Martin Crosthwaite 24

10

38=

 Andy Naylor 7

10

41

Chris Johnson 14 

9

42=

Micky Maher 13

8

42=

Angela Harrison 19

8

42=

Andrew Birch 8

8

42=

Mike Craggs 10

8

42=

Ceri Hughes 8

8

42=

Chris Hobbs 12

8

48=

Martin Stevenson 11

7

48=

Richard Bruce 20

7

50=

Kevin Bryan 12

5

50=

Dave Davies 13

5


FRIDAY 2ND OCT 2020

CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN TEES

PLAYERS

1=

Matt Harrison 11 Angela Harrison 19 Luke Harris 4 Martin Harris 9

82

1=

Dean Pointon 11 Roy Everett 9 Darron Henn 5 Chris Hobbs 12

82

1=

Chris Connorton 12 Wayne Canning 20 Chris Johnson 14 Ian Knowles 15

82

4

Steven Champion 14 Richard Portman 11 Russell Tatton 10 Kevin Lawrence 6

81

5

Martin Crosthwaite 24 Andy Naylor 7 Richard Bruce 20 Michael Peckett 14

78

6=

Andrew Birch 8 Ceri Hughes 8 Dan Clewer 8 Mike Craggs 10

76

6=

Derek Davies 12 Dave Davies 13 John Avill 20 Jonathan Avill 13

76

7

Lyndon Tyler 18 Mark Newbold 8 Adam Newbold 12 Geoff Tibbetts 17

75

8

Jim Jacobs 11 Angela Allington 14 Stuart Bond 10 Jonathan Fraser 14

65

Les Lawrence 10 Neil Kelly 5 Mark Townsend 7

0

Kevin Bryan 12 Martin Stevenson 11 Micky Maher 13 Steve Thomas 11

0

Adam Grundy 11 John Kidney 11 Matt Cuthburt 0 Richard Garbett 8

0

Ian Cairns 18 Colman Whitelaw 19 Ken Bailey 18 Allan McCulloch 15

0

Ian Knowles

Nearest pin 9

Mark Newbold

Nearest pin 14

Matt Harrison

Longest drive 18

Two’s

Russell Tatton; Matt Harrison; Martin Harris; Dean Pointon