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.

Pro-Captain Away Trip to the Vale Resort

October 16 2017

22 members from Wells Golf Club joined Club Captain, Stuart Mann and Head Professional, Jack Heginbotham for a two day Pro-Captain Away Trip to the Vale Resort in South Wales. The golf on both days was played in beautiful Autumn sunshine.

A draw was made to decide on who played for the Captain's and Professional's teams. Over the two days the match formats were 4 Ball Better Ball with stableford scoring. There were also selected holes where double scores applied. The first round was played on The Lakes course and the pairing with the highest score on the day was Club Captain Stuart Mann and Steve Rowse with a very credible 51 points. 

The second day's competition was played on the Welsh National Course. A combination of a tougher course and over indulgence by many players, during and after dinner the previous evening, led to much lower scoring. Highest score for the round was 43 points achieved by Rob Berry and Geoff Spinks. 

Over the two days, after totalling up the combined stableford scores the bragging rights, until next year, went to the Professionals team with 267 points. This was 25 more than that achieved by the Captain's team. The challenge is on for next year!!

Past Captains v Somerset Captains

August 28 2017

Wells Past Captains played the annual match versus Somerset Past Captains with a resounding win for Wells 6.5/1.5. George Davis, President said ‘It was a good match played in true friendly spirit.’

Full Match report and team photoson the Somerset Golf Captains website

Picture Captain of Somerset Captains, Jim Scott presenting the trophy to Captain of Wells Captains, Phil Slater



The Cyder Cup 2017

August 28 2017

The Cyder Cup competition was held at Wells and Farrington Park. In its 8th year this two day 4BBB event continues to attract a large field from neighbouring counties and even further from Hampshire, Cambridgeshire and across the waters from the Isle of Wight.

High scores were achieved on day one at Farrington Park, but Wells seemed to be more challenging and tested the skills on day 2.

The trophy was won by Mike Metcalfe and Rod Patch with 86 points. Metcalfe’s persistence has paid off and after 7 years has found the perfect playing partner; one with previous form. Patch won it previously in 2013 with Martin Barnes.

Picture: Club Captain Stuart Mann presenting the trophy to Mike Metcalfe