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Oliver Yarde wins on Captain's Day at Taunton and Pickeridge


A FIELD of nearly 100 enjoyed the sunshine for John Godleyís Captainís Day; which even included a free aerobatic display during the afternoon (courtesy of Corfe village fair).

At the end of a most enjoyable Captainís Day it was Oliver Yarde with 42 points, who claimed first place, two ahead of Martin Short who was second with 40.

David Clarke was third with 39points, Rich New was fourth on count-back ahead of Keith Marlborough after both carded 38 pts and Ian Clare was sixth with 37 after count-back.

The Ladies Prize was won by Marion Mittermaier with 34 points.

The Nearest the Pin on the 2nd Hole was won by Steve Coomber, while the Nearest the Pin in two on the 15th Hole went to Paul Hewton.

On Tuesday the Ladies Section played a Betterball Stableford at the end of which it was Jane Ledsham and Mary-Jo Shepherd who were the winners but only after count-back put them ahead of Lyn Gridley and Sue Holloway after both pairs returned with 39 points.

Corinne Lyon and Heather Crump were third with 37 points while
Jenny Scobie and Judy Powell with 34 were fourth after count-back.

The only two of the round was scored by Jane Ledsham and Mary-Jo Shepherd.

T&P took part in the third round of the Somerset Junior Golf League that was played in very difficult conditions at Burnham and Berrow last week.
The team of Alfie Jubb, James Canfield, Matthew Canfield, and Thomas Rew,did the section proud.
Thomas Rew did especially well and was placed second in Division Two.
The T&P team currently occupy equal third place with one round left on he 29th June.
Congratulations to Bailey Langford who won the T&P Junior Qualifying Stableford on Monday evening with 40 points, Freddie Eglin was second with 33 and Dillon Watts third on 22.
Bailey who plays off a handicap off 2 is the lowest ranked junior at T&P and the highlight of his round was an eagle 2 on the par 4 seventh, the hardest ranked hole on the course.

There are still a few places remaining for Club Captain John Godleys special D-Day competition this coming Saturday 8th June. that will be played as a 4BBB Stableford £10 per person which includes entry into a raffle and prizes.

The 18 golf holes will be renamed to reflect D Day, with a one-off score card that has been created alongside a special trophy that will be presented to the winners.

From noon, all members are welcome to view D Day and Second World War artefacts inside and outside the clubhouse with uniformed staff of the Upottery Airfield Heritage Trust available to provide information.

In addition there will be other attractions including music, bunting, cream teas and much more.