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.

Captains' Drive-in 2017

January 13 2017

Sunday 8th January


New Club Captain, Stuart Mann, got his year off to a flying start with his drive-in which was not only fully subscribed, but had a waiting list. Mann was delighted and even more so due to the number of new members who participated. The four captains for the year, Club Captain Mann, Captain of the ladies Tina Davies, Captain of the seniors Glyn Hallett and Captain of the juniors Tom Roberts all drove well which is always pleasing as this is the symbolic start to the Captain's year.

 

Defibrilator installed at Wells GC

December 6 2016

Wells Golf Club has installed a potentially life-saving piece of equipment after a successful fund-raising campaign that received a boost from an unexpected source.

The campaign raised enough to buy a top-of-the-range defibrillator, a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone in cardiac arrest. If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival chances increase from 6 per cent to 74 per cent.

The club's director of health and safety, Bob Lench, originally recommended purchasing one four years ago, but prices at that time were prohibitive and the club decided against it.
However, Mr Lench revisted the idea following the death of a player on the course, and this time the club agreed.

Wells Golf Club's director of health and safety, Bob Lench, and club chairman Geoff Ead celebrate the arrival of their new defibrillator

Juniors - Top of the league

September 21 2016

The Wells Junior Golf Team were this year's winners of the Somerset Development League, played against Junior Golf sides from across the county. They've had a fantastic year, under Junior Captain Tom Roberts, coming second (by just 1 point) in the Somerset Golf Junior Jamboree and reaching the semi-finals of the Somerset Junior Golf Knockout Cup.