May 11, 2011
30 golf teams hit the greens for annual Brean charity tournament
thirty teams took part in the annual Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament
at Brean Golf Club on Tuesday (May 10th).
teams did well in this year's event by managing scoop the top
awards in the competition, which was held to raise money for three
good causes benefiting were The Injured Jockeys Fund, St Margarets
Hospice Taunton and The Alzheimers Society.
Many of the teams on the day were led by a National Hunt jockey
or trainer or a selection of local PGA golf professionals.
winners were the Brean Golf Club team, ably led by Club Captain
Dave Bradley. He was joined in the formidable quartet by Tony
Richards, Pete Dunn and Paul Jones as they amassed a total of
four played very well, with birdies and eagles flooding their
scorecard which not surprisingly saw them run crowned as winners
of the Tom Childs Memorial Trophy.
runners-up spot proved to be a much closer run thing and it saw
the two Brean PGA professionals going head-to-head.
a better back nine score, the Andrew March led Brean Golf Club
Ladies team - which comprised of Jenny Vaughan, Shelia Rouse and
Gail Mason - came out on top after the countback on 83 points.
to settle for third was David Haines and his team representing
Burnham Golf Range made up of Mike Porter, Terry Edwards and Brian
Watermark Financial Solutions have featured in the prizes prominently
in recent years and they continued that trend by taking fourth
on 82 points with Mark Woods being joined this time by Jim Vearncombe,
Robin Griffiths and Richard Catton.
out the prize positions was a team named 'Billy the Kids. The
team moniker has horse racing connections and was led by jockey
David Crosse, along with Brean members Eamonn Wynne, Tony Higgins
and Jason Kidley who handed in a card totalling 80 points.
The winners all received their spoils at the presentation in the
Tavern at Brean Leisure Park with the day being concluded by David
Haines performing an impressive golf trick shot show for all present.
March, Brean Golf Club's PGA professionalm, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The day ran smoothly and despite a spell of wet weather
for the afternoon players, a good day was had by all."
thanks must go to many people for making the event the success
that it is. Firstly Brean Leisure Park, the House family and Bob
Nicholson for running the event and the hospitality extended to
all present, Deidre Wheadon for the smooth organisation, Robin
Williams and his team of green staff for the superb presentation
of the golf course which was met with unanimous praise, the jockeys
and PGA Pros who took part, Roger Williams for performing the
starters duties and finally to all the sponsors for supporting
what has now become one of the most popular events on the golfing
calendar in the area. The countdown has already started to next
Pictured (from top): Brean GC (Richards, Bradley, Jones); Brean
Ladies (Mason, Vaughan, Rouse); Burnham Golf Range (Edwards, Porter,
Warner); Watermark (Vearncombe, Griffiths, Catton, Woods) and
'Billy the Kids' (Wynne, Crosse, Higgins)