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Dinner and Presentation Evening - Saturday 21st October 2017 - 7pm for 7.30pm start - Worlebury Golf Club

Table Plan
Dinner and Presentation Evening
Worlebury Golf Club
Saturday 21st October 2017
7.00pm for 7.30pm start

Below are the seating arrangements/Table plan
for the Club's Dinner and Presentation Evening

Dont forget to bring a raffle prize for the bumper raffle

See you all at the golf club

Top Table
8 People
Table 2
10 People
Table 3
10 People
Table 4
10 people
Table 5
9 People
Table 6
10 People
  Mr B. Taylor
(Club President)
Mrs C.Taylor
Mr K. Leamon
(SBA President)
Mrs H.Leamon
Mr H.Guckian
Mrs V.Guckian
Mrs C.Cockayne
Mrs A.Woodards
Mr J.Rickerty
Mrs L.Rickerty
Mr R.Taylor
Mrs S.Taylor
Mr. T. Garfield
Mrs M.Garfield
Mr R.David
Mrs A.David
Mr J.Wright
Mrs K.Wright
Mr. M Kirby
Mrs P.Kirby
Mr K.Burgess
Mr T.Burnett
Mrs M.Burnett
Mr J.Amos
Mrs. A.Amos
Mr. M.Amos
Mr. J.Davies
Mrs J.Davies
Mr. P.Aldus
Mrs S.Aldus
Mr T.Hyde
Mrs C.Hyde
Mr M.Davies
Mrs H.Davies
Mr. V.McArdell
Mr C.Coffin
Ms S.Hayes
Mr. A.Vickery
Mrs S.Vickery
Mr M.Nash
Mrs S.Nash
Mr P.Fredersdorff
Mrs. L. Fredersdorff
Mrs A.Wyatt
Mrs T.Lewis

Mr G.Millard
Mrs. M.MIllard
Mr. M.Laycock
Mrs. C. Laycock
Ms C.Heal
Mr. S.White
Mrs L.White

Charlie Williams official do at Banwell Village Hall
  Charlie and his two daughters

Charlie Williams
100th Birthday.
Official Celebrations.
Banwell Village Hall
7th October 2017.

Charlie blows the candles out  

I was fortunate to be one of the invited guests to
Charlie Willams's 100th Birthday Celebrations
held at the Banwell Village Hall on the 7th October

Roy Rice, the local Banwell Historian was on hand
to give an interesting talk, complete with a slide show containing
many old photographs of Charlie in his younger days

Family, friends and bowls club members
had a good afternoon taking part in helping
Charlie celebrate his 100 years.

Below are just a few of the photos taken on the day

LIghting the candles
  Charlie and cake Charlie and family Charlie cutting cake  

And then there were the official cards from Her Majesty the Queen and the Government

  The Card from the Queen Charlie with the card from the queen The official card from the Government  

'Happy 100th Birthday Charlie

Bingo - September 2017
  Smiling Beans

Bingo Night
at the Clubhouse
September 2017


Sorry for the delay in putting all your smiling faces onto the website
But I was away for the weekend on grandfather duties.
Anyway below is a sprinkling of photos to illustrate a
successful evening with a good turnout for our last social
event of the season at the clubhouse

  Mal Laycock with Roll Shaun White in a statesman pose Barry Taylor  
Mal Laycock is happy
as he waves his ham
roll in the air
Shaun White
adopts a
statesman like pose
Barry Taylor again just a little
confused with the complexity
of the bingo cards

And then there were the lucky winners

And Finally

  GRaham MIllards 68th birthday


We had a birthday Boy on the evening.
Graham MIllard turned 68 on the day
Happy BIrthday Graham

A big thankyou to Trevor Garfield
and his band of helpers, the food producers
the people running the bar etc., etc.,

Once again a very successful evening

Well Done

End of 2017 Season - Green Renovation

End of season green renovation work is now being carried out on the green
Below is a report and some photos from Paul Aldus


"This week the green has undergone quite an amount of work in order to
renovate and continue to improve it. Autumn is the only time that bowling
green's can be renovated and repaired  in any meaningful way.
So this is the time of year for any major work to be undertaken .

Feedback from the membership was that the main issue this year had been the
speed of the green. It was too slow and heavy during the wet periods, so
this year's autumn renovation work has prioritised this issue. This has
meant focusing on the removal of thatch, the layer of dead and decaying
organic matter on the surface of the green. 

included in this year's
renovation work is:
Weedkiller (herbicide) a fungicide and moss killer was sprayed on to
the green last week.
A deep scarification in 2 directions was undertaken  to remove

The green was then reseeded.
A top dressing of three tons was then spread over the green. 
The top dressing was used to level out some of the worst uneven edges. 
This was then brushed in to  the green, which amongst other things ,
assists the likely hood of the seed germinating.

Later in November we will undertake deep solid tining using a
tractor (usually referred to as verti-draining). 
Additionally, from the first week in October a greens working party will be
renewing and raising the edging boards along the whole length of the far end
of the green. Subsequently the turf at that end will be cut, rolled back and
packed in order to bring it level again
and prevent the bowls from running off as they do now.

Furthermore a group of volunteers will be undertaking the removal of both
the wormcasts and brushing the dew off the green on a daily basis throughout
the close season. This is essential to promote a healthy green. Anyone who
feels they may be able to assist with this please let me (Paul Aldus) or
another member of the committee know."

And finally right: President Barry Supervising the whole project
in typical President Barry style

Charlie Williams 100 years celebration

Charlie Williams
100th Birthday
Celebrations at
Banwell Bowls

What an absolutely splendid afternoon we had to celebrate Charlie Williams's forthcoming century.
Charlies family and friends, were all there, the County sent a rink to take part in the bowls match
as did Clarence, Victoria and Ashcombe, and there was a good turnout from the Banwell members

This, along with a buffet fit for a king, and a warm sunny afternoon made the perfect afternoon.

The Team from Ashcombe The team from Victoria The team from Clarence The County team

The Achcombe Rink

The Victoria Rink

The Clarence Rink

The County Rink
  Charlie directs Charlie Bowls
Even approaching
the grand old
age of 100,
Charlie can still
deliver a bowl
  Charlie and his family   The Presentation  


Thanks to everyone who turned up to make
the day a success. Also a big thank you to
all those people who worked in the background
with the food preparation and running the bar etc.,

Charlie it was both a privilege and a pleasure
to present you with your blue glass decanter
not only for the celebration of your birthday,
but in recognition for everything
you have done for the club
over many years

Congratulations Charlie

JOhn AMos Presents Charlie with his decanter
Captain's Day - 2017

Captain's Day - 2017

  Barry Taylor

As the club was rudderless and drifting around without a Captain, President Barry Taylor took control of the day removing his President's hat and putting on a Captain's hat. Smart move as the day went off very successfully.

The weather was kind to us and only started to rain when we were inside the clubhouse enjoying a splendid 3 course meal prepared by master caterer John Davies and his team

Barry, of course, got into the swing of things by kissing as many tea ladies in the shortest length of time.

A good day all round



Barry gets his fair share of kisses - Steady on MO old girl,you will have his head off

  Cath Heal  

A big thank you to everyone who had a hand in the preparation and organisation of Captain's Day - it was a great day

Gordon Hollier's 60th wedding anniversary
  Gordon Hollier Wedding anniversary

Gordon Hollier
60th Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Gordon Hollier
and his wife Marion on their
60th Wedding Anniversary
14th September

I understand that they have
received a congratulations telegram
from the queen.

Well done you two
enjoy your day


Below is a photo of the congratulatory card from Her Majesty the Queen


A successful Finals Day

Thanks Hilary

We could not let the Finals Day pass
without giving Hilary Guckian a big big
thankyou for organising this years internal competitions

It is not an easy job and not one for the faint hearted
So once again "Many Thanks Hilary"


Organiser Hilary Guckian

Also a couple of interesting photos taken on "Finals Day"

  JD in his greys A Cover Up   John Amos drinks coke

JD got his knickers in a twist (or should I say Trousers in a twist)
over the dress code for finals day. Either Jan had not been using Super White Daz washing powder or he had put the wrong trousers on for the wrong occasion.
"Well nobody told me" he protested weakly. I reckon as he has been a member for 45 years and most likely attended 45 Final's Days
that that definitely has to be a pound in the pig


Is this photo correct? - is it a fake?
surley this cannot be right, John Amos
drinking a can of coke.
Is it a mental aberration? An abnormality?
or a temporary disorder?
Well you will be pleased to know that this
irregularity did not last long and he was soon back on "The Water of Life"

Club Finals Weekend
  Finals Day Spectators

Finals Weekend
Runners Up

The Umbrella Brigade  

This year the Finals Day was expanded and took place over three days for various reasons.
Some games were close others not quite so close,
some games were played in brilliant sunshine and others took place in torrential rain.
Below is a very brief report on who became Champions and who became Runners Up


Men's Championship (A.E. Lock Cup)

  Men's Champion with the President Graham MIllard, men's champion Winner and Runner Up  

A very close game with only two shots between both players at the end of the game.
Graham MIllard is the Men's club Champion for this year and John Davies the Runner Up


Ladies Championship (Barbara Paige Plate)

  Cath Heal, Ladies Club Champion Cath Jill and Hillary Club Champion Cath and Runner up Jill  

Cath Heal was in sparkling form to take the Ladies Champion title for 2017.
Well done to both Cath and Jill on a hard fought match. Cath Heal Champion, Jill Bishop Runner Up


Men's Handicap (The T. Amos Cup)

  Barry presents the handicap trophy to Graham Graham MIllard, Handicap Champion Handicap Winner and Runner Up  

Not content with becoming club Champion, Graham MIllard went on to pick up the Handicap Trophy
Commiserations to Darrell Johnston who met Graham on one of his unbeatable days. Handicap Champion Graham MIllard
Runner Up, Darrell Johnston


Men's Veterans Competition (Percy Wallace Bowl)

  Veterans Comp Presentation Veterans Champion MIke Davies Veterans Runner Up Barry Taylor  

The President v the International Umpire, all the hallmarks of a good game, and so it was.
But at the end of the game it was MIke Davies who emerged on top.
Veterans Champion Mike Davies, Runner up Barry Taylor


The Two Wood Singles Competition (Dr W.A. Taylor Cup)

  Two wood singles presentation John Davies two wood singles competition Runner Up MIke Amos  

Another very tight game which was nip and tuck all the way through. At 19 shots each, John Davies pounced on a couple of wayward woods from Mike Amos and secured the two shots to win the competition.
Two wood singles Champion John Davies, Runner up MIke Amos


The Novices Competition (H. Pollard Cup)

  Novices Presentation  

This game was played in atrocious weather, heavy rain and howling winds. Poor wet Jan Davies was nearly blown away.
But the bulkier Paul Wilfan was able to keep his feet and went on to win the game.
Novices Champion, Paul Wilfan, Runner Up Jan Davies


The Beginners Competition (R.Allam Shield)

  Gerry Bean wins the Beginners shield Gerry Bean Winner of the Beginners Shield Runner up Paul Wilfan  

New Boy Gerry Bean picked up the Beginners shield with a solid performance against Paul WIlfan.
Beginners Champion, Gerry Bean, Runner up Paul Wilfan


The Two Wood Pairs Competition(Stan Berry Cup)

  Two Wood trophy Presentation The two wood pairs winners Two wood pairs runners up  

This was exhibition stuff from Lead Tony Hyde with skip Darrell Johnston backing him up. They were worthy winners of this competition. Two Wood Pairs Winners, Tony Hyde and Darrell Johnston, Runners Up John and Mike Amos


The Ladies Pairs Competition (Paddy Cunningham Memorial Cup)

  Ladies Pairs Presentation  

A Business like performance from Karen Smith and Cath Heal powered them to a well deserved win.
Ladies Pairs Champions Karen Smith/Cath Heal. Runners Up Mo MIllard/Carol Broomhall


The Men's Pairs Competition (H.G. Pedrick Cup)

  Men's Pairs Winners Pairs Runners Up  

Another competitive game to watch.
Kim and Vic slowly started to pull away and finally won the game by 6 shots
Men's Pairs Champions Kim Burgess/Vic McArdell. Runners Up Harry Woodards/John Rickerty


Open Pairs Competition (Banwell Trophy)

  OPen Pairs Presentation Open Paies Winners Open Pairs Runners Up  

Tony Hyde and John Davies could do no wrong in this game and ran out convincing winners
Open Pairs Champions, Tony Hyde and John Davies. Runners Up Trevor and Martina Garfield


In addition the following competitions were played throughout the season

The Rinks Competition (A.N.Rowland Cup) Winners: Alan Cockayne, Pauline Mabbutt,Harry Woodards and Alan Vickery
Runners Up: John Evan,Carol Broomhall,Chick Coffin and MIke Amos
Triples (T.Usher Cup) Winners: Dave Mabbutt, Trevor Garfield, and Hilary Guckian
Runners Up: Gerry Bean, Trevor Burnett and Harry Woodards
Umbrella Competition
(Charles Eyre Memorial Cup)
Joint Winners: Jan Davies and Martina Garfield
Most Improved Player (Sam Brammar Trophy) To be announced at the Club Dinner
Clubman of the year (C and E Williams Trophy) To be announced at the Club Dinner

Dinner and Presentation Evening