AFTER the cancellation of last year's annual Easter Monday mixed golf match due to snow, conditions were in stark contrast for this season's Enmore Park v Taunton & Pickeridge fixture.

It was a particularly special occasion as it saw two former colleagues from Heathfield Community School captaining the two sides - Wendy Walker leading the home side and Lyn Gridley captaining the visitors.

The glorious sunshine was matched by the standard of golf and the team Stableford format was equally popular.

A good day was had by all and Enmore came out on top by three points, the highlight being Steve Darch's birdie on the last.

Over the Easter weekend, Taunton & Pickeridge golfers took part in a running Stableford which operated each day, with the aggregate scores being added up to identify the overall winners.

Good Friday: Division 1 - winner Anton Hotham, 43; second Alfie Jubb on countback from Kobe Adams.

Division 2 - winner Aron Lockyer 41; Richard Harman 40; Harvey Morris 37.

Saturday: Division 1 - David Chesney 43; Malcolm Lawrence with 39; Alfie Jubb 38.

Division 2 - Tim Nuttalls 40; Richard Harman on countback from Keith Marlborough 36.

Division 3 - Martin Tuffill 37; Roger Howard 35; Roy Miller 33.

Sunday: Division 1 - Kobe Adams 38; Richard Harman 37 on countback from Matt Bettridge.

Division 2 - John Delacherie 38 on countback from Martin Evans; Fred Yardley 33.

Easter Monday: Matt Bettridge 41; Luke Whitear 37; Adam Cridlin 36.

Overall winner: Anton Hotham, David Chesney, Aron Lockyer.

On Tuesday, the Ladies’ Section took part in a Foursomes Stableford.

Winner - Rosie Spragg and Louise Worth 35; Sue Walsh and Heather Fletcher 32; Janet Kingston and Jill Paul 31 on countback.

The winner in the top division of the Junior Short Game Challenge for April: Kyle Miller 51; Bailey Langford 47.

Division 2 - Kieran Mackay 40 on countback from Freddie Eglin; Theo Lamey 39; Abigail Mackay 24.

FRESH from his European Nations Cup triumph last week, Taunton & Pickeridge golfer Tom Sloman lines up in England’s mixed team to take on Spain this coming weekend.

The international fixture, at Formby Golf Club, Lancashire, will run from Saturday, April 27 to Sunday, April 28.

He will be joined by Saunton’s Jake Burnage and Yeovil’s Tom Plumb.

The teams compete for the Seve Ballesteros Trophy and, over the years, it has been contested by the likes of Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal.


MARK Chapman won Division 1 of the Saturday Stableford at Oake Manor, scoring 37.

John Byrne came second with 36, Mike Cottrell was third with 35 and Simon Mankin was fourth with 34.

Division 2 - Matthew Gray 36; Roland Phillips 35; Graeme Garwood 34; Wayne Milton on 33.

Division 3 - Billy Williams-Pritchard best score of the day with 39; Samuel Mercer 38; Graham Chesterfield 34; Roger Goodman 33.

After having had his handicap cut by six shots last week Williams-Pritchard saw it reduced by a further five this week for an 11-shot reduction in eight days.

In-form Jeff Copp won Division 1 the Seniors Order of Merit Stableford on Monday with 36, Competition Secretary David Free was second with 35, Somerset Captain of Captains John Beer was third with 34 and John Atkinson was fourth with 32.

Division 2 - Malcolm Holmes 35 on countback from Michael Latham; Julian Kerry 31; Simon Lambrechts 31.

Ladies’ Tuesday Stableford Competition: Division 1 - Lena Holland 32; Jenny Musgrove 30; Nancy Marshall 29; Rosemary Webber 29.

Division 2 - Ladies’ Captain Ros Shepherd 32; Sheila Grant 31; Pepita 31; Jeanette Jones 29.

Wednesday Midweek Stableford - Adam Stoneman 38 on countback from Mark Pritchard; Kevin Ward 37; Mark Smith 36.

Good Friday Stableford: Division 1 - Kieran Ashford 36 on countback from Jason Brock; Matthew Croker 35; Matthew Gray 35.

Division 2 - Ross Thomas 36; Jason Ashton 33; Raymond Dakers 31; Graham Chesterfield 30.

Congratulations go to Hannah Woodley, who has recently been appointed as golf director at Enmore Park Golf Club.

Woodley (nee Grant) has a longstanding affiliation with Enmore because it is where she started her playing career.

Since then, Woodley has since gone on to achieve many things in her golfing career, including winning the Somerset Ladies’ Championship four times in the last five years.

The 31-year-old, who currently works for the PGA, also won the Champion of Champions event in 2018, a final involving all the county champions from across England.

Woodley said: “I am looking forward to representing the club and working closely with everyone at Enmore.”