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.

Seniors Open - Wednesday 17th May

May 18 2017

Click here for the results of the Seniors Open.

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and took part.

Well's Junior is Somerset U14 Champion 2017

April 25 2017

The weather was set fair for the day and the course was in excellent condition for the 36 boys who were taking part in this year's Somerset Under 14's event. After a good start, Ashton had a front nine total of 36 giving him a three shot lead at the halfway stage. However dropped shots from Asthon on 10 and 14 gave others an opening to gain shots back. Freddie Turnell stepped up to the plate and showed what a true champion he is with a strong finish, birdies on 14 and 16 saw an inward nine score of a 1-over-par (36). Ashton scored a 6 on 18, leaving Freddie the chance to win if he could find a par. In the end, Freddie managed a 5 to take us to a sudden death play-off.

A large gallery accompanied the boys to the first, where both boys slightly overshot the green with their second shots. Playing first, Freddie nearly chipped in for a three and Ashton left his putt short of the hole. First away again and Freddie's putt narrowly missed again leaving Ashton a putt for the title. Ashton nervously found the centre of the cup to take the title.

This was a great competition played in an atmosphere of great sportsmanship and true friendship.
Our thanks again to the members and staff at Wells Golf Club who were wonderfully hospitable hosts

2017 Pros trip to Islantilla

March 27 2017

Wells Professionals Jack Heginbotham and James Keitch led a golf coaching holiday at Islantilla Golf Resort in Spain for 20 members. 27 holes offered many opportunities for driving over water, across ravines and along narrow, tree lined fairways. The golfers were divided into two teams and a variety of formats were played day by day after a warm up hour on the driving range.

Heginbotham and Keitch worked hard all week helping everyone to improve and giving clinics on various techniques, from bunkers to putting, from driving to chipping. With much camaraderie on and off the golf course the holiday was voted a great success by all who attended.

Bob & Dave at Golf Monthly

March 11 2017

Bob wrote to Golf monthly with his tale of woe after not being allowed to partner his first choice in the seniors winter foursomes (disallowed as the pair had played together the previous year). He teamed up with David Gibbon after a misunderstanding of why they shouldn’t play together. Bob was trying to suggest David would be better off with a lower handicapper to have a better chance of winning.

In their 1st round they found themselves 4 down with 4 to play so discussed who was buying the teas. However they managed to win the next 4 holes and the 19th. Free cup of tea!  

From then on it was their name on the cup after winning 5&4 in each of the next rounds including the Final! Golf monthly invited us to their studio for a photo shoot & interview which will appear in a later issue. Watch this space.