CIRENCESTER Golf Club pro Ed Goodwin came within a shot of recording back-to-back wins on the Gloucester & Somerset PGA Tour at Weston-super-Mare GC, writes Danny Hall.

In a competition reduced to 16 holes and switched to stableford from a medal because of the frozen conditions and forecast snow, Ed signed for 33 points including an eagle at the 13th hole.

He was pipped by Martin Dewhurst (34) but did close to within 14 points of Total Triumph Order of Merit leader Giuseppe Licata as the battle enters its final three months of the season.

Seniors’ Section

THIRTY SIX pairings were delighted to get on course for the Seniors’ Greensomes after having three competitions cancelled in the past three months.

The weather was kind but the conditions challenging with seven temporary greens due to the hard, frosty conditions, particularly for the early starters.

The scoring was excellent and in two cases sensational. The winning pair was Ken Anderson & John King with a nett score of 62, but they needed countback on the last six holes to edge out seniors’ vice captain Andy Ponting and last year’s club captain David Soar, who posted the same score having shot the best combined gross (74) of the day.


Ken Anderson & John King (nett 62), Andy Ponting & David Soar (62), Adrian Ruskell & Mark Pope (64), Mick Moore & Rob Bell (66), Dave Findlay & Leo Ferro (66), Dave Exton & Roy Lipscombe (66).

Ladies’ Section

CIRENCESTER’S ladies managed to squeeze in a 14-hole Waltzing Bowmaker on Thursday just before the snow arrived.

Twenty seven noble players braved the freezing temperatures and produced some good scores despite playing on temporary greens and with the balls bouncing everywhere.

The winners were Chris Park, Jane Muncer & Sue Bremner with 66 points. Runners-up were Jane Brodrick, Deb Hewitt & Emily Gorman with 64 points.

Recently a group of lady members had a great night out at Motown The Musical in Bristol, and hopefully more trips will be arranged in the future.