TOM Sloman won the individual title as he starred in England Men’s European Nations Cup victory in Sotogrande, Spain.

The Taunton & Pickeridge golfer, 22, led England to an eight-shot win over Holland in the final of a competition which counts Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy among its past winners.

Sloman had a rollercoaster ride en route to the individual prize.

He had a two-shot lead going into the final round but struggled until an eagle three on the 14th put him right back in the mix.

His dramas continued until the 18th, where his drive finished in the trees but he managed a par after holing out from 15ft, completing the last five holes in one-under.

It proved to be a winner when Germany’s Jannik de Bruyn missed from 4ft, failing to force a play-off.

Sloman, recently made an honorary member of T&P, is currently ranked 32nd amateur golfer in the world.


THE President’s Cup took place at T&P on Saturday, with Ryan Aspinall and Jon Greenslade the winners on 45 points.

In second were Jeff Dyke and Clive Hardy with 44, while Mark Langford and John Irish were third on 43.

On Tuesday, the Ladies Section played the first of three qualifiers to play in the Pro Am in the summer team.

Berni Hatcher was the winner with 42 points and had her handicap cut to 20. Anna Rees was second and Ali McGown third on 33.

Jenny Scoble had a hole-in-one on the par three second.

Twos were recorded by Carolynne Fawcett (2), Ali McGown and Marlene Ewens.


OAKE Manor ladies captain Ros Shepherd and her partner Paul Scribbins scored 40 points to claim the Pattemore Cup Mixed Greensomes competition.

John Atkinson and Sandie Butterton were second with 38 points, and seniors captain Colin Shepherd and Shane Bordier were third with 36.

Nigel Jackson was nearest the pin on the sixth hole for the men, Shepherd nearest the pin on the 16th for the ladies, and Thomas Bordier and Nancy Marshall nearest the 18th in two shots.

Mark Lecompte was the clear winner of the Gardner Cup on Saturday – in which 127 golfers took part – scoring a nett 67 to win by four shots.

Jim Dale was second in Division 1 with nett 71, Kieran Ashton third, also nett 71, and Simon Mankin fourth with nett 72.

Mike Everett won Division 2 with nett 71, Steven Hamilton was second with nett 72, Richard Bryant third with nett 73 and Michael Andrews fourth, also nett 73.

Mukhtar Zaman won Division 3 with nett 71, Roger Goodman was second, also with nett 71, Mike Osguthorpe third with nett 72 and Roy Smitheman fourth.

Sue Corlett won the Ladies Stableford competition on Tuesday by scoring 33 points.

Lena Holland was second in Division 1, also with 33; Sandra Lawrence was third with 29 and Sally Jackson fourth with 27.

Lucinda Bottard won Division 2, scoring 31 points, Ros Shepherd was second, also on 31, Sheila Grant third with 29 and Brenda Taylor fourth.

Alan Clydesdale won the Wednesday Midweek Stableford with an excellent 41 points.