MOTHER and son pairing Stephanie and Seb Childs were the winners of the 4Ball Better Ball competition at Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club on Saturday with 46 points.

Second place was claimed by Mike Crump and John Snell with 44 points, who were one ahead of third placed Paul Davies and Ian Smith who edged ahead of Jordan Mein and Mike Bird on countback after both returned with 43. 

Sunday’s Stableford was won by Marc Jones with 40 points, two ahead of second placed Graham Cox who returned with 38.

Two players returned with 36 points but following countback it was James McGown who was third and Gary Wide fourth.

On Tuesday the Ladies Section 4 Ball Better Ball attracted a large entry and at the end of the competition two pairs tied on 38 points.

Following countback however it was Sarah Blake and Jane Ledsham who were the winners just ahead of Jackie Pike and Heather Crump.

Two pairs also returned to the clubhouse with 37 points but after countback it was Jenny Scobie and Judy Powell who were third and Katie Guest and Roz Pocklington fourth.

Following the competition on Tuesday a presentation was made to Shirley Hartley who has been a member at T&P for 50 consecutive years, during which time she has been Lady Captain twice.

The presentations were made to Shirley by Kevin Jackson and Georgia Richards the current Club and Lady Captain respectively.

After the presentation the Ladies section enjoyed some lovely cakes to mark the occasion!

If you are looking to get into golf in 2024, Taunton & Pickeridge may be the place to do so locally.

The club said: "If you are interested in golf membership of the only members’ club in Taunton, please apply online or download our application form.

"We have a wide range of membership categories and we recommend that you speak to our Head PGA Professional Jason Avery to discuss your options. Tel: 01823 421790 (or talk to the office on 01823 421537) email:"

As well as full membership the club offer a range of other memberships which have been tailored to meet a range of circumstances.

From Four-Day Membership to Country Memberships and special packages for beginners, there’s sure to be an option for you. 

The club added: "Please do get in touch to discuss your needs, we’re more than happy to advise on costs and availability, and we’ll answer your questions too."