Captains Day – a great success!

Oake Manor Golf Club was the venue for the inaugural Captain’s Day event!!

Internal events (such as the Spring and Autumn meetings) are always very popular with Somerset Golf Captains, and we were delighted to introduce a new internal event which was well supported by 76 players, including captains and their guests.

The weather was dry and clear but with a cool breeze which made golfing conditions tricky at times.

The format was 4BBB stableford, with 85% handicap allowance – and ladies received an extra 2 shots.

Captains and their guests enjoyed coffee and bacon rolls before teeing off at 11 am. The field was led off by Vice President Roy Parmiter, from Long Sutton, and his guest Dave Picton from Dorset Golf Captains.

The final group of the day at 1:30 p.m. included club captain Richard Bryant and his guest Matt Turner (Oake Manor), who was one of three professionals taking part in this event.

The early leaders in the clubhouse were Malcolm and Amanda Head from Long Sutton (42 points) after Amanda birdied  both the par-5 15th on the par-3 13th!

Later in the day however a number of other high scores were recorded. At the end of the competition the prizes were awarded as follows:

Nearest the pin on #10:  Scott Thompson (Mendip Springs)

Nearest the pin on #18: David Morgan (Brean)

3rd  place:  Kevin Blakeley (Stockwood Vale) and Mike Fry  – 43 points.

2nd place: Stephen Parker (Clevedon) and Steve Buckland (Clevedon) – 45 points

1st  place: Graham Hewlett (Worlebury) and Barry Saunders (Worlebury) – 48 points.

A full set of results is available here:


Player 1Player 2SCOREPlayer 3Player 4SCORE
Roy Parmiter (Long Sutton)Dave Picton (Dorset Golf Captains)32Harvey Sampson (Burnham & Berrow)Dr Lyn Griffiths37
Angela Baker (Long Sutton)David Baker (Long Sutton)37Malcolm Head (Long Sutton)Amanda Head (Long Sutton)42
Trevor Watts (Saltford)Yvonne Watts (Saltford)27Chris Warcup (Oake Manor)John Taylor40
Erica Klim (Wells)Katrina Foote (Wells)38Stuart Mann (Wells)Mike McKay (Wells)30
Tony Taylor (The Mendip)Richard Callow (West Wilts) 36David Morgan (Brean)Simon Mehrlich (Taunton & Pickeridge)38
Iain Robertson (T&P)Richard Stone. (Yeovil)22John Godley (T&P)Michael Godley 39
Keri Allchurch (Worlebury)Steve Taylor (Worlebury)38Jim Boyce (Mendip Golf Club)Alan Roper (Mendip Golf Club)37
Stephen Butterfield(Cannington)John Perkins (Minehead)35 Rob Ford (Long Sutton)Stuart Hodder (Long Sutton)30
Harold Lidbitter (Frome)Peter Rumming (The Mendip)32Jim Scott (The Mendip)Terry Carter (The Mendip)39
Jim Allan (T&P)Martin Brown (T&P)40Phil Barrett (T&P)Joe Knowles (T&P)29
Jeff Saunders (Enmore Park)Mike Holmes (Lilley Brook)30Marker (Oake Member)N/A
Paul Middleton (Clevedon)James Skinner (Worlebury)30Graham Hewlett (Worlebury)Barry Saunders48
Bob Acland (Mendip Spring)Robert Moss (Mendip Spring)37Peter Owen (Bath)Phil Scilly (Bath)38
Chris Reed (Wheathill)Steve Osbourn42Tim Wheeler (Clevedon)Simon Cranfield35
David Bate (Mendip Spring)Rad Radovich40Andy Carter (Stockwood Vale)Denzil Morgan34
Rob Fear (Enmore Park)Steve Darch (Enmore Park)36Mike Usher-Clark (Worlebury)Bob Spence. (Worlebury)36
Ben Gliddon (Minehead)Thomas Gliddon 32Stephen Parker (Clevedon)Steve Buckland (Clevedon)45
Ian Suttle (Mendip Spring)Scott Thomson (Mendip Spring)39Kevin Blakeley (Stockwood Vale)Mike Fry43
Mike Rossiter (Enmore Park)Martyn Acland 38Richard Bryant (Oake Manor)Matt Turner (Oake Manor)38


As these winning teams were late starters, and therefore late finishers, we were able to present them with their prizes before they left. The winning pair received newly supplied pewter tankers which had been kindly donated by former President of Somerset Golf Captains Mike Usher-Clark. It was therefore fitting that Mike was present at the end of the meal so that he could present the tankards to the winning pair.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the Captains and their guests for supporting this new event.

Captain of Captains Stephen Butterfield thanked Oake Manor Golf Club for their hospitality, and complimented the club on the state of the course and on the quality of the food and service. Stephen also thanked the Somerset Golf Captains Secretary John Beer for his organisation and administration of the day.

Club captain Richard Bryant responded and confirmed how pleased Oake Manor were to host the event and how much he hoped everyone had enjoyed the course and the day.

Don’t forget to register for the next internal event – the Autumn Meeting at Mendip Spring on 23rd September 2021.