20 golf teams hit the greens for annual Brean charity tournament
20 teams took part in the annual Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament
at Brean Golf Club on Tuesday (June 4th).
teams did well in this year's event by managing scoop the top
awards in the competition, which was held to raise money for the
Injured Jockeys Fund.
Jones Bros team tasted success for the third time as they won
the 2013 event with a score of 81 points.
Eric and David, along with David's son's Paul and Steve, seem
to have found the perfect combination for this competition as
they always feature around the leading places, if not leading
a change to the usual format a 'shotgun start' was deployed so
the 23 teams spread to all parts of the course at Brean Leisure
Park to enjoy an afternoon in glorious sunshine.
Williams and his team of greenstaff again excelled themselves,
producing a superb course with greens that were rolling very truely
and at a good pace.
sunshine was very pleasant but the stiff breeze blowing off the
land made scoring much trickier than it sometimes can be. This
was backed up by the Jones Bros team, who were the only ones to
score over 80 points on the day. 78 was to prove a popular score
as no less than five teams handed in that number.
Professional Andrew March might rue the recent lessons he has
given to the Jones family as it may have prevented his team from
led the Brean Ladies team to second spot as they had the best
back nine score of those on 78. This was helped greatly by a stunning
birdie at the 18th hole by Ladies Captain Sheila Rouse which netted
the team some crucial points.
Vaughan and Annie Williams completed the quartet which dovetailed
nicely after a slow start to their round. The team also scored
the only two of the day as March converted his putt at the par
3 2nd hole to scoop the sizeable pot!
place was the Butterworth Jones & Co 4 team again on 78 points.
Butterworth Jones are always great long standing supporters of
the event and Chris John, Mark Maxwell, Ryan Bartlett and Tony
Simes received their prizes from Robert John from the firm. Next
in line for the 78's were the Heineken 2 team. Joining entertainer
Sammy Small were Brean members Tony Groves, John Mardon and Alan
final prizewinners were the Brean Golf Club team led by Club Captain
Brian Read. Taking their places in this team, having qualified
via an earlier club competition, were Roger Vaughan, Pete Dunn
and Kevin Davies. The unlucky four to miss out were 'Tom's Boys'
made up of Steve Bateman, Charlie Kelly, Chris Fairchild and Steve
in all a good day was had by all who took part and thanks go to
the House family for hosting and to Deidre Wheadon for organising
the ever popular event which is sure to be eagerly anticipated
again in 2014," spokesman Andrew March told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
(left to right) Andrew March (Professional), Steve Jones, Paul
Jones, Robert John (Butterworth Jones), Eric Jones, David Jones,
David Haines (Director of Golf Brean GC)