teams compete in Brean pro-am golf tournament
thirty teams took part in the annual Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament
at Brean Golf Club on Tuesday (May 11th).
total of 33 teams, which is believed to be a record number, took
to the greens on a dry, cold day as they attempted to avoid the
many hazards that lay in wait on the course's new layout.
team representing Jones Bros were declared the winners of the
tournament for the second successive year after heading home a
three player team was accompanied by either a celebrity, a local
golf professional or a National Hunt jockey or trainer and the
aim of the day was to raise money for three charities - the Injured
Jockeys Fund, St Margarets Hospice and The Alzheimers
Playing alongside the National Hunt Jockey Nathan Horrocks were
Brean members Dave and Eric Jones and Wayne Barrett, who set a
blistering pace with an excellent score of 85 points.
figure stood well clear of the challengers for much of the day
and only came under threat as some of the later starters returned
to the clubhouse.
team that came closest to beating them was representing Burnham-On-Sea's
Watermark Financial Services, led by Mark Woods.
team of fellow Burnham and Berrow members, comprising Robin Griffiths,
Richard Turner and Richard Catton, fell just one point short as
they were left to rue a poor final hole which cost them the chance
the winners, they also matched their finishing position of 2009
and will surely be back to try to go one better next year and
stop Jones Bros completing their hat trick.
Golf Club's teams took the next two spots in the prizes.
Captain Steve Bateman led Steve Mason, Mike Carter and Tony Groves
to third spot after their storming back nine holes edged out the
Brean Seniors team after they had both accumulated 82 points.
team captain Dai Wood was joined by Tony Anderson, Peter Douglas
and Barrie Yearsley and they gave a good account of themselves
to secure fourth spot.
out the prizewinners in fifth place was the David Haines led Burnham
Golf Range team, made up of Mike Porter and regular range users
Brian Warner and Chris Payne, who put their practice to good effect
to score 81 points.
Jones' ladies team were the top female team with a score of 74
and comprised of Beryl Robert, Joan Jenkinson, Sue Mardell and
the presentation the winners received their spoils and were then
entertained by comedian Ian Sludge Lees unique brand
of humour which rounded off a successful and enjoyable day for
all," Andrew March, the Brean club's PGA professional player,
go to Deidre Wheadon for her sterling efforts in putting the large
field together and to the House family and their staff at the
Leisure Park for looking after the competitors so well on the
mention must also be made to Head Greenkeeper Robin Williams and
his staff who, after a difficult winter, and now an extended dry
cold spell, presented the course in splendid condition for all
the participants to enjoy."
are (from top) the Jones Bros team (Andrew March, Dave Jones,
Eric Jones and David Haines; Burnham's Watermark Financial Services
team of Mark Woods, Robin Griffiths, Richard Turner, Richard Catton
and David Haines; Brean Golf Club Team of Steve Mason,
Mike Carter, Tony Groves, Steve Bateman and David Haines; and
the Brean Seniors of Dai Wood, Peter Douglas, Tony Anderson and