KEITH Welsher with 39 points was the winner of Taunton and Pickeridge’s Over 55 Stableford, but only after count back edged him in front of Bill Maginn, who returned with the same score.

Two players carded 37 points so once again count back was used after which it was Brain Beck who was third and Robin Cracknell fourth.

Last week’s Stableford was won by Graham Miller with an amazing 47 points, six clear of Robert Hutchinson who was second on 41. Charlie Foster was third with 39 and Roger Wallbutton fourth with 37.

The Bank Holiday Stableford was won by Gareth Eggle with an impressive 43 points, five clear of George Hutchings who was second on count back from Robert Parnham after both scored 37. Darren Carter was fourth on count back from Guy Dibble after they both carded 36 points.

Taunton and Pickeridge Seniors’ Section has sponsored and supplied a Players' Courtesy Box, which is placed in the starters hut beside the first tee.

Seniors’ Captain Frank Kirkham unveiled the Players' Courtesy Box with Kevin Jackson, Club Captain, and explained that the box will provide players who find themselves in need with a scorecard, pencils and/or pitch mark repairer. 

“The idea for a Courtesy Box came from some of our Seniors’ Section members who had been impressed by the positive impression a similar box made on them when they visited another rather prestigious club,” says Frank.

“They returned with the idea that we could enhance the T&P experience for visitors and members alike by providing one at T&P.

“With the support of the CDC, our Club Professional and of course the exceptional cabinet making skills of Graham Adams, the Seniors committee decided it would be a worthwhile project to support.”

The courtesy box will be stocked with pencils and pitchmark repairers for those who need them, courtesy of the T&P Seniors’ Section. 

After stocking the box with supplies Frank added: “While it is understandably tempting to grab a handful of pencils, I trust that the our members will only take what they really need so that this sponsorship can continue and benefit everyone who plays at T&P.”