Willie Wonkas win at Mendip Spring

PUBLISHED: 14:33 29 June 2011

Mendip Spring Golf Club.

Mendip Spring Golf Club.

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Mendip Spring Golf Club staged their Captain's Charity Day in blustery conditions.

THE Captain’s Charity Day at Mendip Spring provided a stiff challenge for the 34 teams entered with the continuing blustery conditions making good scoring difficult.

Club captain Kevin Evans and ladies’ captain Enid Duthie welcomed the Tall Pines Rejects team onto the first tee and they set the pace for the day in the bowmaker competition.

The Willie Wonkas, made up of Mendip Spring members, Ian and Will Poole, Dave Rich and club professional John Blackburn, came out on top with 87 Stableford points.

The £2,500 raised on the day will be shared between the charities of the two captains, namely Weston Hospicecare and the Bristol Urological Institute.

The seniors’ open proved to be a competitive event with 134 players from the Midlands, Wales and the South West taking part.

Division 1 winner was A Walker of The Bristol with 40 points. Division 2 went to P Gibbs of Clevedon with 38 points and Brian Shearer came out on top in Division 3, limited to Mendip Spring members, with 38 points on countback. The winner in the Over-70 category was Bob Garrett of Mendip Spring.

The Bristol & District Division 3 league match saw Mendip Spring entertain table toppers Long Ashton and the youthful home team turned in an impressive performance, losing just one game, in a 3.5-1.5 victory. Pride of place went to captain Alan Maslen and junior George Fear who triumphed 6&5.

Results – monthly medal incl Captains Cup: A Vowles (87) 66; N Bridgman (77) 67; N Linham (79) 70.

Ladies’ medal: Di Yates (88) 69; Gill Prophet (91) 75; Susan Long (100) 76.

Chairmans Challenge Stableford: J Russell 39 pts; C Hannay 39; M Ashcroft 38.

Mens Stableford: N Jenkins 41pts; J Badger 39pts; C Hannay 38.

n Pictured right: Club captain Kevin Evans (left) and ladies 
captain Enid Duthie (right) with the Tall Pines Rejects team at the start of the day’s competition.

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