Pro-Captain Away Trip to the Vale Resort

October 16 2017

22 members from Wells Golf Club joined Club Captain, Stuart Mann and Head Professional, Jack Heginbotham for a two day Pro-Captain Away Trip to the Vale Resort in South Wales. The golf on both days was played in beautiful Autumn sunshine.

A draw was made to decide on who played for the Captain's and Professional's teams. Over the two days the match formats were 4 Ball Better Ball with stableford scoring. There were also selected holes where double scores applied. The first round was played on The Lakes course and the pairing with the highest score on the day was Club Captain Stuart Mann and Steve Rowse with a very credible 51 points. 

The second day's competition was played on the Welsh National Course. A combination of a tougher course and over indulgence by many players, during and after dinner the previous evening, led to much lower scoring. Highest score for the round was 43 points achieved by Rob Berry and Geoff Spinks. 

Over the two days, after totalling up the combined stableford scores the bragging rights, until next year, went to the Professionals team with 267 points. This was 25 more than that achieved by the Captain's team. The challenge is on for next year!!

Past Captains v Somerset Captains

August 28 2017

Wells Past Captains played the annual match versus Somerset Past Captains with a resounding win for Wells 6.5/1.5. George Davis, President said ‘It was a good match played in true friendly spirit.’

Full Match report and team photoson the Somerset Golf Captains website

Picture Captain of Somerset Captains, Jim Scott presenting the trophy to Captain of Wells Captains, Phil Slater



The Cyder Cup 2017

August 28 2017

The Cyder Cup competition was held at Wells and Farrington Park. In its 8th year this two day 4BBB event continues to attract a large field from neighbouring counties and even further from Hampshire, Cambridgeshire and across the waters from the Isle of Wight.

High scores were achieved on day one at Farrington Park, but Wells seemed to be more challenging and tested the skills on day 2.

The trophy was won by Mike Metcalfe and Rod Patch with 86 points. Metcalfe’s persistence has paid off and after 7 years has found the perfect playing partner; one with previous form. Patch won it previously in 2013 with Martin Barnes.

Picture: Club Captain Stuart Mann presenting the trophy to Mike Metcalfe

The Quantock Stag

August 28 2017

The Quantock Stag, played at Enmore, saw 15 different club teams of 8 players. All 4 scores count and Wells finished with 168 points. Well done to Nick Carter and Nick Wilson 46 points, George Davis and Stuart Austwick 41, Phil Slater and Malcolm Terry 41 , Mike Metcalfe and Bob Lench 40.

Charity Day July 6th

July 17 2017

Wells Golf Club held its annual Charity Day when 40 teams enjoyed glorious weather whilst competing in a Fourball Bowmaker.

The winning team with 96 points were Mick Currell, Andy Marshall, Andy's grandson James Marshall and Bob Clark. Runners up in this category were Dietrich Martini, David Flinders, William McKay and Pete Bartholomew. In the non-handicap category the winning team, with 97 points, were Nick Oliver, Tim Hector, Ollie Jenkins and Andy Colyer.

The golf was followed by an auction of various lots and this contributed to a total of £8500 being raised on the day. This, along with other money raised throughout the year will be donated to the club's nominated charities - British Heart Foundation and the locally based charity The Atmospherics Trust.