AFTER an enforced break caused by the weather golf made a welcome return at Taunton and Pickeridge where they hosted two competitions over the weekend and on Tuesday the Ladies also played a competition

In the top division of Sunday’s Stableford Craig McGown claimed the honours with 41 points, two ahead of second placed Mark Coleman, with Gary Wide in third spot after scoring 37.

Kevin Parker was the winner of the first medal round of the year, but only after countback put him in front of a quartet who came back to the clubhouse with 67. Second place went to John Snell, Adam Cridlin was third and Ian Bowidge fourth.

In Division Two it was Paul Laming who was the winner after shooting a nett 65, Ken Rees was second on countback from Andrew Tidesley after both scored 68 and Paul Thorogood fourth with 70.

Marc Jones was the winner in Division Three with 66, one better than second placed Gary Nightingill, Dave Stephenson was third on countback from Kevin Scribbins after both score 69. 

Clare Welsher headed the second flight with 37 points, one more than second placed Stephanie Childs, who had the same advantage over third place Steve Coomber with 35.

On Tuesday the Ladies played a Betterball Stableford at the end of which it was Jackie Pike, Roz Pocklington and Heather Crump who were the winners, but only after countback put them in from of Jan Olive, Ali McGown and Annie George when both scored 73 points.

Carolyne Fawcett, Fiona Snell and Barbara Barber were third with 72 points three more than fourth placed Sarah Blake, Mary-Jo Shepherd and Jane Ledsham.

T&P have created a Memorial Garden close to the first tee and earlier this week club member Jordan Mein (of Meins Landscaping) constructed and installed the planter, which is pictured below.

Former Club Captain Jacky Ford who kindly donated the Memorial garden to T&P said: “My idea began with the passing of Ken Hinchliffe, a much-respected Past Captain and Chairman of T&PGC, whose wishes were for his ashes to be scattered on the Course.  The Past Captains were honoured to fulfil this and held a small ceremony close to the first tee.

Jacky added: “As a club, we occasionally receive similar requests.  It started me thinking about having a safe, designated area on the Course for relatives to conduct their own private service.  The Memorial Garden now provides a focal point to facilitate this.”