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Seniors Open 2018 - Results

by Office

on Wed June 20, 2018

Yesterday We Hosted Our seniors Pairs Open 2018.

Playing a 4BBB Stableford off the White Tees, we had over 60 pairs from all over the South West enter, & some very good scores were returned.

Our Members Champions for 2018 were J Merrills & M Sutherland with an Outstanding score of 48 Points

Our Visitors Champions for 2018 were M Bruton (St Pierre) & P Rodwell (Henbury) winning on countback against 5 other pairs with 43 Points (Winning on back 9 Countback with 24 Points)

Prizes were paid to the Top 3 Members Teams, & The Top 6 Visiting Teams

Special thanks goes to all our volunteers.

We hope you all enjoyed your day, and we hope to see you all again next year, if not before.

Thank You From All At Orchardleigh

Full results can be found below:





Mens Open 2018 - Results

by Office

on Sat June 16, 2018

Today we hosted our Mens Pairs Open 2018

Over 60 Pairs entered from all over the South West, with some very good scores returned.

Our Members Mens Pair Champions for 2018, winning a Taylormade pro stand Bag Each Were T Smith & M Chu With An Outstanding Score of 48 Points

Our Visitors Mens Pairs Champions for 2018 winning a Taylormade pro stand Bag Each were Farmer (Kingsdown Gc) & Dawson (Bowood GC) with a fantastic Score of 43

Prizes were paid out to the Top 3 Members Teams, and the Top 3 Visitor Teams.

Special thanks goes to our Two Volunteers, Rod Jelly who drove our Drinks Buggy heping keep the Golfers refreshed, and Jim Worlsey whose expert ball spotting kept the course flowing.

We hope you all enjoyed your day, and we hope to see you all again next year, if not before.

Thank You From All At Orchardleigh

Full results can be found via the links below:






Avalon A & B Home To Burnham & Berrow Sunday 10th June Match Report

by Office

on Mon June 11, 2018

Avalon A Match Report


Firstly, on behalf of the A Team we would all like to say a big thanks to Neil & Jordan for all their efforts and support for both teams on Sunday, and to the club for allowing a BBQ which hopefully everyone would agree was a great success, even promoting comments from our Burnham opponents such as “why can’t we ever do something like this at Burnham, it’s such a good idea and great way to end the day”

Given the fantastic support for both teams this year, first off was two reserve games against the Orchardleigh B team, Gary Quin & Joe Hearn followed by Jordan Andrews & Nick Lemon, both pairs won their games and showed form for future matches.

First out was Matt Bullus & Liam Litterick, and although I believe they played well and had a close game, the difference in the end came down to the putting prowess of one of their opponents who apparently just didn’t miss a put all day, so unfortunately this game was lost 2&1.

Second out was Simon Addison & Paul Lewis who continued their strong start to the season with a fantastic 7&6 victory, this included an eagle on the 2nd from Simon and in the end their opponents just could not take it anymore and retired to the bar without finishing the full 18 holes, great work gentlemen.

Third out was myself & Neil Jelly (the dream team from previous years), and given that I made some last minute changes to the pairings (again sorry to Jordan) we just had to win this game, thankfully started with an impressive eagle on the first (if I do say so myself) and followed that with a sandy birdie on the second, this put our opponents on the back foot for most of the game and was sublimely finished off by Neil with a 30 foot birdie on the 14th to close out the game 5&4.

Forth out was Simon Curtis & Peter Foote, two steady heads that I was confident would frustrate their opponents into submission, and thankfully that is exactly what happened with a good strong 3&2 win, added congratulations to Peter on his first full game for the team, well played gents.

Last out was Rob (steady) Edney and our newest addition to the team Stan Ford, a pairing that would wrap up the match in style with Rob chipping in on 16th to win the game 3&2, congratulations to both but especially to Stan for his first team win, first of many I’m sure.

In the end the match finished with a 4-1 win which effectively cancels out the 4-1 loss we had at Burnham a few weeks ago, so all in all was a great performance and perfect why to continue our league campaign.

Thanks again to everyone for their support, our next match will be Sunday 17th June away to Enmore park, onwards & upwards.

Alex Fraser


B Team Match Report

On what was a glorious day, we welcomed Burnham and Berrow to Orchardleigh with a double header with the A team.

Firstly congratulations to Alex Fraser and his team for a 4-1 thumping of their opposition. A fantastic result.

Sadly the same cant be said about the B team after a 2-3 loss.


Gary Jefferies and Paul Cornish teed off first and managed to get a great half, being 3 down with 4 to play. Next up, Matt Gaisford and Simon Barnes lost for the first time this season 3 & 2, but Dan Duncan and Andy Gattiker reversed that result with a great win. Steve Regler and Phil Brocks were next up and unfortunately lost, so the team waited for Chris Roach and Sean Mcguiness. Being 1 up coming up 18, hopes were high, but with Sean going in the water and Chris going, what we thought was out of bounds, but actually wasn’t, lost the last, so drawing their match.


Need to say a big thankyou to our Captain Neil Mcguiness for arranging such a great day. The BBQ after the match was a great success, with everybody watching the players come in.


Orchardleigh B team






Avalon A & B Away To Burnham & Berrow Sunday 13th May Match Report

by Office

on Wed May 16, 2018

A Team Vs Burnham & Berrow Sunday 13th May

Firstly congratulations to Simon Barnes and the B Team for a fantastic result against Burnham B, it’s amazing to see the team spirit across both squads and having our illustrious leader Neil McGuiness walking (well in a buggy) the course and providing his support was fantastic.

This was always going to be our hardest game of the season, even more so given the windy conditions on the day, however as with our last game the plan was to try and win at least 2 games to get some decent away points, unfortunately this was not to be and the result was 4-1 to Burnham A, so in the end we only managed to walk away with a hard fought 3 points.

Congratulation to both Simon Addison & Paul Lewis for back to back wins, although we didn’t get the team results we wanted it’s time to put that game behind us and look forward to the next match away @ Long Sutton on 26th May, figures crossed the weather conditions will be more in our favour and we can get some points back.


B Team Vs Burnham & Berrow Sunday 13th May

After last weeks first win of the season, confidence was high travelling to Burnham and Berrow, on what was a typical day for links golf, bright sunshine and strong winds!

The match didn’t start well. Despite being up early, Gary Jefferies and Paul Cornish lost 4 & 3, but we were soon level after Matt Gaisford and Simon Barnes won a hard fought match, which swung 1 up and 1 down through out. Dan Duncan and Andy Gattiker continued their unbeaten run, with a heroic comeback. They were 2 down with 2 to play, playing 2 difficult finishing holes. Andy hit a superb tee shot to a few feet on 17 and then sunk another long putt to win 18. Michael Chu and Dan Sandquest also unbeaten, then held on to win, with Dan sinking a tricky putt to win 1up. Finally Trevor Atkinson and Chris Roach lost another tight match 2 & 1. So the match was halved, meaning we picked up 9 points to their 6.

It was a great day. The match was played in a great spirit and I look forward to our return match in a few weeks.

Big thanks to Neil, our Captain for travelling down and giving his support

Somerset Bowl Vs Isle Of Wedmore at Wells GC Sunday 6th May Match Report

by Office

on Fri May 11, 2018

Sunday 6th May Somerset Bowl At Wells V Isle Of Wedmore


Gorgeous weather greeted Orchardleigh and Isle Of Wedmore At Wells Golf Club on Sunday 6th May, as we played against each other in the 1st Round Of The Somerset Bowl.


Simon Barnes & Captain Gary Jefferies started us off, and although their match went all the way to the 18th, they unfortunately lost 1 down.


Neil McGuinness and Chris O Brien were next off, and quickly made it 1-1, and luckily we didn’t  get to the “3 up with 4 to play stage”, as they romped home 5 and 4.


James Rutt & Paul Carmichael followed, and considering they had combined 25 years experience playing at Wells as members in the past, surely a win beckoned? Not this time I’m afraid, as they lost 2 and 1, the biggest loss of the day. We might have to chip in and buy Paul a course planner next time we play at Wells, to ensure on hole 15 he goes for the correct flag ha ha.


Now losing 2-1, we needed to win both remaining games to win the match. Rick Wright & Pete Foote were next up and their match went to the 18th 1 up, and managed to secure a 2 up win.


So the match was to be decided by our last pair Gary Quin & Bryn Withers, their match also went to 18, but unfortunately lost 1 down, resulting in a 3-2 loss to Orchardleigh, as Isle Of Wedmore Wedmore progressed to the next round.

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