Spain Golf Trip March 2018

April 9 2018

Tom and I hosted our annual golf coaching trip with eighteen members of Wells Golf Club at the Almenara Resort, Sotogrande, Spain. The trip consisted of coaching, clinics, on-course competitions within our five rounds of golf and at least one round with one of the Professionals. Unfortunately the weather was a little overcast and on some of the days we experienced some tough wet weather conditions, however this didn’t dampen the competitiveness and enthusiasm from everyone.

Each morning we used the driving range for coaching and the nearby short game facilities so the Professionals could fine tune everyone’s game. Included within the on-course coaching we composed a Ryder Cup style format for each days golfing, the teams were Team Heginbotham vs. Team Maggs.
This year Team Heginbotham won the overall event with a superb 1209 points, beating Team Maggs who fell behind early on in the week and finished with 1153 points.

Everyone was given a chance to play with a professional and the groups were mixed around to give everyone a chance to play with different people. The main formats throughout the week were stableford and matchplay, these formats suited the course conditions very well. On the final day everyone played singles matchplay in handicap order to complete our Ryder Cup event.

Handicap order meant a battle between myself and Assistant Professional Tom who was making his debut on our annual golf trip, therefore the pressure was on him... Early in the round I made back-to-back birdies to take a quick lead against Tom. We exchanged quite a few birdies, but after being five up through 12 holes the victory was in sight, Tom started to level out the damage with wins on the 13th and 14th however couldn’t turn around my early lead, in the end I won 4&3 leaving Tom sulking in his buggy and contemplating where he wants to come again next year! It means I’ve got the bragging rights for the next year.

I’m pleased everyone had a fantastic time despite the poor weather. We are already planning our annual golf trip again next year and are hopeful to book a little earlier to ensure we get the best deal and tee times. If you’re interested in attending, then please let one of the Professionals know via email here so we can gather some numbers ahead of booking our next trip.

Winning Team - Team Heginbotham:

Jack Heginbotham.
Mike Metcalfe.
Mike Magrath.
David Szymanski.
Erica Klim.
Terry Pearce.
Ben Jones.
Jon Mackness.
Janice White.
Barbara Harris.

Thank you to everyone who attended and we’re both already looking forward to next year.

Ladies Beginners Course

February 22 2018

April Ladies Beginners Course only £25 for 5 lessons. Limited availability. Call 01749 675005.



Charity Presentations

January 17 2018

The 2017 Captains (Stuart, Tina, Glyn and Tom) would like to thank everyone for helping to raise £11293 for our nominated charities - British Heart Foundation and The Atmospherics Trust.

2018 Captains' Drive-in

January 12 2018

The members of Wells Golf Club met on a cold and frosty morning to welcome in the new Captains at their drive-in. Club Captain Colin Mantle, Senior Men’s Captain John Moxon, Ladies’ Captain Cath Levell and Juniors’ Captain Freddie Lovell all drove off straight and true setting a high standard for the coming year.

Markers were set to see who could land closest and then the shotgun competition started with 23 teams taking part. The wind kept the rain and clouds at bay but kept the temperature not far off freezing.

Geoff Ead won nearest the Captain’s Drive, and winning overall with 87 points were Mike Bailey, Ken Mitchell, Roly Currell and Eric Loxton. There were 4 teams with 81 points so on count back the runners up were Phil Leonard, Gary Nutt, Colin Payne and John Hockey. In 3rd place were Dave Hayward, Ashton Wylie, Pete Bartholomew and Guy Timson.

Club Matches

October 30 2017

The 33rd Annual Challenge Salver Match between Wells and Worlebury golf clubs was held this year at Worlebury on. The format for the competition was 4 ball better ball. Wells arrived to defend their victory in last year's match.

A strong wind made playing conditions challenging. The competition got underway with Stuart Mann (Wells Club Captain) and Geoff Dyer leading up until the 15th when Worlebury fought back to earn a half. Erica Klim and Bob Lench followed up with a 3&2 win to put Wells into the lead. This was a short lived lead for Wells with defeats for Colin Mantle and 11 year old Freddie Lovell in match 3 and Alan Elkins and John Moxon in match 4.

The Wells pairing of Pete Walker and Terry Pearce proved too strong for their opponents and achieved a 4&3 win to bring the match back to all square. Eric Loxton and Jon Mackness then lost 3&2 to give Worlebury a slender lead. This lead didn't last long as the strong Wells pairing of Ken Mitchell and George Davis proved too much for their opponents with a 3&2 win.

All square going into the final match but unfortunately the Worlebury pair proved too much for the Wells duo of Mike Bailey and Steve Rowse who lost 4&3. In the end a very close and well contested match was won by Worlebury.

Wells Club Captain, Stuart Mann presents the Challenge Salver to Andy Collard the Worlebury Club Captain

The Club Past Captains were victorious in this year’s annual match against the Ladies’ Past Captains. Although a close contest the ladies felt the club captains should have the honours this year and were gracious in defeat. Philip Slater said, ‘We always enjoy this fixture and it means a lot to us to win this year in such a close finish.

Philip Slater wrestles the trophy from Jill Bocquet after a close match.