EDDIE Cullen, the host who provides the hospitality in the club house at Vivary Golf Club, celebrated a fine win in the Vivary Seniors’ Club Championship by taking the Alex Field Trophy for the best nett score.

He returned with a nett 61 playing off a handicap of 15, with Pat Vaughan second two behind on nett 63 and Pete Jeffery third on nett 64.

Jeffery, however, turned the tables and secured the Dave Carter Trophy for the best gross score in the Championship with a 73, followed by Cullen on 76 and a better back nine than Chris Heaslewood, also on 76.

Seniors captain John Fisher won the Les Mason Stableford with 42 points.

One behind was Dave Thomas and third, a further one behind, was Pat Vaughan.

The Two-Man Texas Scramble saw Brian Thomas and Dai Lloyd romp home with a 45.

Trailing second on 49.5 were Pete Jeffery and Graham Morris, with Steve Baker and Colin Woodford coming third on 50 exactly.

The Captain’s Cup and sixth eclectic was won by Dave Thomas.

His score of nett 62 was one better than John Blissitt on 63, and three better than Graham Morris who came third.

Blissitt, however, went one place better in the Tudor Humphreys Stableford, coming home first with 43 points.

Brian Thomas was second with 41 points and Dai Lloyd third on 40 points.


MARK Pritchard won the John Stevens Cup at Oake Manor on Saturday, scoring a nett 66 in the Medal Competition to win Division 2.

Benjamin Blows was second in Division 2 with nett 68, Mick Holley was third with nett 70 and Mark Harris fourth with nett 71.

Darren Blows won division 1 with nett 69 - the next three players all had nett 70 but on count back Kevin Ward came second, Gary Tillett third and Ross Thomas fourth.

Peter Rabbage won Division 1 of the Seniors Monday Stableford Competition scoring 39 points.

Jeffrey Copp was second with 38, John Greenslade was third also with 38 and Dave Free was fourth with 37.

Edward Winter won Division 2 with 40 points, the best score of the day.

Trevor Cook was second with 39, Malcolm Homes was third with 38 and Rodney Smith was fourth with 36.

Pat Snelling won The Grannies Goblet, wining Division 1 of the Ladies Tuesday Stableford Competition with 33 points.

Rosemary Webber was second, also with 33, Rachel Hughes was third with 32 and Janet Howe fourth, also with 32.

Ladies captain Ros Shepherd won Division 2 with 36 points, Diane Darlow came second with 33, Judy McKellar was third with 32 and Linda Bottard fourth with 31.

On Wednesday, the men played a three-ball Bowmaker Competition for the Fred Land Trophy.

The winning team were Mike Bright, Richard Taylor and Glyn Pearce with 94 points, ahead of Roy Smitheman, Tom Stewart and Phil Marsh with 90.

Simon Malloy, Kevin Ward and Mike Cottrell were third, also with 90, and Dave Perry, Mark Mitchell and Ant James were fourth with 89.


TAUNTON’S Tom Sloman has been selected in the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup squad to take on America.

Sloman, 22, plays at Taunton & Pickeridge Golf Club and is part of the 10-man GB&I squad for the contest at Royal Liverpool on September 7-8.

Sloman is one of two Somerset representatives in the team alongside Yeovil’s Tom Plumb.

GB & Ireland squad: Alex Fitzpatrick (20) – Hallamshire, England; Conor Gough (16) – Stoke Park, England; Harry Hall (21) – West Cornwall, England; Thomas Plumb (20) – Yeovil, England; Conor Purcell (21) – Portmarnock, Ireland; Caolan Rafferty (26) – Dundalk, Ireland; Sandy Scott (20) – Nairn, Scotland; Tom Sloman (22) – Taunton & Pickeridge, England; James Sugrue (22) – Mallow, Ireland; Euan Walker (24) – Kilmarnock (Barassie)