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Captain Nick Carter wins top prize at Wells Sweepstake

By GeraintTucker  |  Posted: July 25, 2013

  • Ladies’ President’s Cup winner Sandy Heath with Silver and Bronze Division winners Sue Wells and Sylvia Gibbon

  • Pat Webster and George Davis share the Claret Jug after the Captain of Captains competition

  • The Wells Golf Club Captains Day winners

  • Nick Carter (left) receives his trolley prize from Wells club professional Adrian Bishop

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Wells Golf Club senior captain Nick Carter won the Pro’s Open Championship Sweepstake.

The victory continued a great summer for Carter, who won the Seniors Open at Wells, and earned him the top prize of a Motocaddy S3 Pro Electric Trolley.

Club professional Adrian Bishop said: “I’m very grateful for the level of support the members gave this competition, it enabled us to offer great prizes.”

As well as the trolley for the winner, three runners-up received £50 vouchers for the club shop.

Meanwhile, Sandy Heath played superb approach shots in difficult conditions to win the Ladies’ President’s Cup with a nett 70.

Sue Wells was the best in the Silver Division with nett 76 and Sylvia Gibbon was the Bronze winner with 72, beating Margaret Sellar and Kathy Lane on countback.

There was a good turnout at the annual Captains Day at Wells, with members enjoying the firm fairways and fast greens.

Results: Men: 1 Alan & Sam Tod, 2 Bob Lench & Kevin Squire, 3 Gary Nutt & Tim Taylor, 4 Alan Obern & Ivor Mckeown.

Ladies: 1 Jackie Clark & Philippa Gowen, 2 Glynis Slater & Polly Williams.

Mixed: 1 John Hockey & Sue Hockey, 2 Gill Magrath & Mike Magrath.

Nearest the pin: Ladies – Sylvia Gibbon; men – Mike Bailey. Nearest the line: Men – R Padfield; ladies – Glynis Slater.

There was an exciting finish when the Club Captains team took on the Ladies Captains for the Claret Jug.

Stand-in skipper of the Club Captains, George Davis, declared the match halved, while event founders Audrey and Alan Shore joined competitors afterwards.

Taking part were George Davis, Alan Pickstone, Andy Williams, David White, John Chillington, Malcolm Terry, Eddie Westmorland, Eric Loxton, Derek Biggs, Steve Rowse. The Ladies Past Captains were Pat Webster, Hazel Carmichael, Jenny Davis, Sue Wells, Sue White, Margaret Sellar, Sandy Heath, Janet Elliot, Polly Williams and Barbara Hunt.

The Wells seniors team were comfortable 6-2 victors at home to Enmore Park.

There were wins for Peter Leverick and Peter Bartholomew (8&7), Martyn Underdown and Allan Bancroft (7&5), Dave Hayward and John Moxon (5&4), Stuart Mann and Keith Cooper (1-up) and Bill O’Callaghan and George White (1-up).

Roger and Ron Hancock halved, as did Geoff Ead and Len Sweales, while captain Carter and Piers Dalby went down 6&5.

Wells suffered a heavy defeat at Orchardleigh two days later, however, with only Nick Wilson and Ron Davey picking up a half in a 6.5-0.5 defeat.

The Ladies Alliance team came out strongly in trying conditions against Mendip Spring, with Julie Kinsey, Glynis Slater, Kim Lord, Sue Wells and Jill Bocquet all winning their matches in a 10-4 triumph.

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