Seniors’ section

Seniors’ Three-Man Texas Scramble

ROB BELL was the star of the show as he and partners Mick Moore & Terry Mason won the Seniors’ Texas Scramble on Wednesday which attracted 30 teams, writes Danny Hall.

The terrific trio put together eight birdies and only one bogey in a scintillating round.

Rob and Mick have ‘history’ in team events as they are the reigning Seniors’ Pairs Knockout champions.

For this competition, they cannily drafted in the fast-improving ‘Perry’ Mason, who is currently leading the seniors’ winter stableford series.

The Moore team knocked it around in a gross 64 and with their 20% of combined handicap deduction (8.8) they had a winning score of 55.2.

Modesty forbade Rob from taking the credit but team captain Mick was happy to oblige on his behalf.

“I think we all contributed,” he said, “but Rob’s putting was quite extraordinary.

“We decided that Rob would go first and I don’t think Terry or I had more than four putts each during the whole round.”

Victory completed a good month for Rob as his son Ewan was one of the contestants who successfully completed the recent Talisker Atlantic Challenge, rowing in a four-man boat more than 3,000 miles ‘across the pond’ from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

Runners-up in the the Scramble were Steve Page, Alan Smith & Charles Reed on 57 (gross 68), and completing the podium were Howard Jones, the in-form David Murray & John Hartley on 58 (67).


1st: Rob Bell, Mick Moore & Terry Mason 55.2 (64 off 8.8); 2nd Steve Page, Alan Hughes & Charles Reed 57 (68 off 11); 3rd: Howard Jones, David Murray & John Hartley 58 (67 off 9); 4th: Tony Killick, Tony Scrivens & Mike Burbage 58.2 (67 off 8.8); 5th: John Appleby, Stuart Michaelis & Jeff Salter 58.6 (66 off 7.4); 6th: Eamonn Cuthbert, Paul Sheen & Bill Peach 58.8 (72 off 13.2).

Ladies’ section

Waltzing Bowmakers

EIGHTEEN teams of ladies competed in a 14-hole Waltzing Bowmaker competition on Thursday with victory going to the trio of Sally Hadley, Jan Stephens & Barbara Johnson with a sterling 61 points.

In second place with 58 points were Fiona Fyfe, Jane Muncer & Paddy Challens, and third spot went to Muriel Telling, Jill Cloughton & Mary Dobson on 57 points.

On Saturday, February 1, the same competition was played in very windy conditions and this time Fiona Fyfe went one place better as part of the winning team along with Jayne Worthington and Jacqui Barcilon on 57 points.

The runners-up were Angela Woodward, Brenda Taylor & Elaine Harrison on 54 points, and third place went to Ali Kelly, Emma Brereton & Blanche Neal with 51 points.

Gloucestershire & Somerset PGA

Weston-super-Mare Stableford

CIRENCESTER pro Ed Goodwin enjoyed his third victory of the G&S PGA season when finishing joint-first in the latest competition on a calm and cloudy day at Weston-super-Mare Golf Club.

Ed, who is a renowned specialist over links venues, carded six birdies in his round. They came at the 1st, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th and 17th.

Only a solitary bogey on the 14th denied him outright victory.

The event was contested as a stableford over 16 holes, due to the closure of the 5th and 6th holes.

Both Ed and joint-top scorer Martin Dewhurst returned scores of 37 points (effectively 5 under par) to win by a single point.

With the Total Triumph Order of Merit leader Lee Corfield missing from action this week, Goodwin took advantage by closing the gap as he jumped into second place.