THE 2018 Avalon Golf League saw Vivary A win Division 1 for a record-breaking eighth time and celebrate their third successive title.

The A Team topped Division 1 with a total of 90 points, 18½ ahead of their nearest rivals, Stockwood Vale A.

Not to be outdone, Vivary B also won their division by five points at an average of 9.67 points per match.

In doing so, they carried off the prestigious Avalon Shackleford Trophy played for each season by all teams in all divisions and awarded to the team scoring the highest average number of points per match played.

Although Vivary is one of the smallest clubs in the competition with only 100 full members, it once again outshone its bigger local rivals and showed it has quality players in depth.

A team captain Phil Coleman and B team captain Greg Lowe thank their respective squad members for their support with both looking forward to defending their respective titles in 2019.


KOBE Adams scored 39 points to win Division 1 of the Saturday Stableford Competition at Oake Manor.

Bob Tye came second with 38, Clive Thorne was third with 37 and Jimmy Greenhow fourth also with 37.

Sean Oaten won Division 2 with 41, the best score of the day.

Past club captain Harvey Piper came second with 35, Andrew Cleland was third also 35 and Stephen Plowman was fourth also with 35.

Kieran Ashton and Tony Keitch won the Sunday 4 Ball Better Ball Competition scoring 44 points.

Michael Tourle and Greg Scribbins were second with 43, Mark Chapman and Robert Wright were third with 41 and Paul Scribbins and Simon Greaves were fourth also with 41.

Mike Amos won Division 1 of the Seniors Monday Stableford Competition with 39 points.

Martin Rivers came second with 38, John Coleman was third with 37 and Peter Taylor was fourth with 35.

Trevor Cook won Division 2 with an excellent 41, Alan Whittaker came second with 37, Tony Staple was third with 36 and Bob Trott was fourth with also with 36.


TAUNTON & Pickeridge Golf Club held their St Andrew’s Trophy on Saturday.

Played as a 4BBB stableford at the end of the round it was Glyn Webber and Pat Jones with 43 points who were the winners, one ahead of Pete Darch and Peter Brierley with 42, while Tim Nuttall and Dave Kennedy claimed third place with 41.

On Sunday, JJ Poole with 40 was the winner of the Stableford competition, four ahead of second placed Neil Aries, with Philip Smith third on 35.

Paddy Farrell with 40 was the winner of the Over-55s Stableford that was held on Monday, one better than second placed Robert Hutchison 39, while Ian MacGregor was third with 36.


ENMORE Park’s David Dixon is on course for a return to the PGA Cup team and a couple of outings on the European Tour after the first round of the PGA play-offs in Turkey.

Dixon posted a four-under-par round of 67 to lead the 24-strong field in the chase for the £3,500 first prize.

The occupants of the first three places will play in the Great Britain & Ireland PGA Cup team aiming for an historic hat-trick of victories over the USA in Texas next year. The top two will also qualify for the 2019 British Masters and the first four the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next September.

Dixon was a member of the 2015 PGA Cup team which was victorious in America for the first time. He has also won on the European tour.

But, with two more rounds to come, the 41-year-old will have to draw on his deep well of experience to maintain his slender advantage.

ELSEWHERE at Enmore, the Seniors held their AGM. Outgoing seniors captain Graham Pain congratulated Steve Lukins on his installation as captain for 2019.

Ian Bowdige won the Club Stableford with 41 points, two ahead of Colin Galbraith, who edged out Geoff Powell for second on countback.

Norman Webb scored 44 points to win the Seniors Turkey Trot. Graham Pain was second on 39, with Kevin Lewis third with 38.