March 12th, 2009
The Wellington Sports Federation Golf Society is to change format in 2009. Previously, we held a Spring Meeting (for the Team Salver, WCC v WAFC v WRFC), a summer Cottage Cup Meeting (with guests permitted) and an Autumn Meeting for the Autumn Trophy.
In 2009, the Spring and Summer Meetings will combine into one, The Dolphin Inn Golf Day. Sponsored by Dolphin landlord Nick Fenn, the day will be held at Oake Manor Golf Club and have a similar format to previous Summer Meetings – 11 holes warm-up in the morning, light-lunch and 18-holes Stableford competition in the afternoon. The afternoon round will be played as TWO competitions; an individual stableford for the Dolphin Cup and the Team Silver Salver, where the top five stableford score will contribute to a team score in a competition between WCC, WAFC and WRFC. Guests and non-members of the three competing clubs will play for the Dolphin Cup.
Nick will serve a buffet at the Dolphin Inn where the presentations will take place.
The date has been fixed as Friday 10th July 2009 and the cost will be approx. £40 for non Oake member. Full list of entry fees will be posting shortly.
The Autumn meeting will be scheduled for late September.
February 24th, 2009
This website, www.sportinwellington.co.uk, will be unavailable from 6pm on Tuesday 3rd March until 9am on Wednesday 4th March, while a vast upgrade and modernisation takes place. This is the result of a feedback from users and will benefit all clubs within the federation. Some users who post stories to the site may be required to re-register once the new site is in place; apologies for that but I’m sure it will be worth it!
October 30th, 2008
On Monday evening Wellington squash Club 3rd team were the home side against Wellington 2nd team. On court 1 Mike Broom played Barry Bartram and took the first two games 9-5, 9-5. Barry being a few years younger and more mobile clawed his way back into the match and as the clock started to get round to the hour mark Barry secured a 3-2 win by taking the last three games 9-5, 9-4, 9-3. On Court 2 Phil hart played Chris Short. Chris took the first game 9-6, but Phil came back to win the second 9-8. from there Phil took the advantage and won the next two games 9-6, 9-5 to win 3-1. Next on court two was Roger Mason against Martin Rees-Davies. The first game was a close affair with roger having the edge but squandering the chance to win it and letting Martin squeeze home 9-7. The second and third games could not have been closer with Roger winning both games 10-9. Martin came back in the third 9-4. With everything now on the fifth game Roger took control and won it 9-2 for a 3-2 win.
Back on court 1 Gary Hood played Tom MaClure. Gary took the first game comfortably 9-2. Tom came back in the second to win it 9-5 and cruised through the third 9-1. Gary came back to take the fourth 9-5. Everything rested on the fifth game and at 7-7 it could have gone either way. In the end Tom clinched it 9-7 to win 3-2 and make the tie level at 2-2. Everything now rested on the final match between Phil Griffith and Greg Harrison. Phil never got going and Greg was playing a good game and kept things tight with good drop shots and boasts. Greg won easily 9-0, 9-2, 9-3. The final match score was Wellington 2nd 10 Wellington 3rd 15.
October 7th, 2008
Wellington squash club 2nd team started the new season with an away fixture against West Somerset 2nd team. With Brian Davenport having retired from league squash and Phil Hobbs unavailable new captain, Mike Broom, called upon Ken Roberts and new member Gary Hood as replacements.
Mike Broom at no.1 was clearly short of match fitness and against a younger up and coming player lost 9-6, 5-9, 3-9, 5-9. James Luard playing at no.3 narrowly lost his first game but came back with confidence to win 7-9, 9-1, 9-6, 9-6. New member Gary Hood played at no.2 and started well winning the first two games 9-1, 9-4 with little trouble. However, his opponent changed his style of play to win the third 9-5 and was in control of the fourth game at 8-5 up. Gary fought back to win the fourth 10-9 and clinch his match.
The ever youthful Phil Griffith played at no.4 against one of the West Somerset team new young players and had little trouble in winning 9-7, 9-1, 9-1. Ken Roberts also played a new player to team squash and won with ease at 9-3, 9-1, 9-6. The final match score was West Somerset 2nd 5 Wellington 2nd 16.
Next Monday the 2nd team play Merriot 3rd at home.
October 2nd, 2008
The new Somerset Squash League for the 2008-09 season starts on 6th October 2008. Wellington Squash Club have 3 teams in the league. The 1st team is in division 1 and the 2nd and 3rd teams are in division 3. This year there are 6 more teams in the league which will improve the strength and depth of the league. Wellington Squash Club is always looking for new members and the best time to come along and get an introduction is on club night every Wednesday at 7.00pm. We are particularly keen to see more lady members.
The club also has a thriving junior section that meets every Sunday morning at 10.00am for two hours. Coaching is provided by Andy Anderson and for newcomers the first session is for free. If you want to find out more about squash then come along and see Andy.
June 12th, 2008
Our popular summer meeting will take place on Friday 1st August 2008 at Oake Manor Golf Club, nr. Taunton. The following has been arranged:
Morning: 0800 Breakfast, tea, coffee can be taken if you wish. 0830 Announcements and formalities. Notification of revised society handicaps. 0852 – 0945 Eleven holes ‘strings’ competition.
Lunch: 1200 A light lunch at Oake Manor , Ham , Egg and Chips.
Afternoon: 1310 – 1353 Individual Stableford Competition in 3-balls for the Cottage Cup.
Evening: Buffet at the Cottage Inn and presentation of prizes
Cost: Including all golf, prizes and meals (Non WFSCGS members, add £5)
Oake Manor Full Member £8.50
Oake Manor Silver Member £29
Oake Manor Non-Member £40
Last Entry Date: By Thursday 17th July.
Entries to your Sports Club captain or to Simon Rudd, 11 Courtland Rd, Wellington.
March 10th, 2008
Draw for Minehead, Sunday 30th March.
Morning (first tee 10:12):
1 Mark Wardell, Ken Flint, Chris Rudd
2 Allan Samuel, Cliff Trott, Barry Bartram
3 Julian Jones, Matt Coleman, Simon Richards, Steve Burt
4 Paul Gannicliffe, John Coleman, Gareth Hodgson, Nick Bowrah
5 Paul Higgs, Gary Tillett, Michael Dobson, Adrian Gaines
6 Rob Higgs, Simon Rudd, Nick Fenn, Steve Smith
Lunch: Rolling single course carvery from 14:00
Afternoon (first tee 15:10):
1 Allan Samuel, Cliff Trott, Mark Wardell, Ken Flint
2 Chris Rudd, Dave Jones, Barry Bartram, John Mullen
3 Paul Gannicliffe, John Coleman, Simon Richards, Steve Burt
4 Julian Jones, Matt Coleman, Gareth Hodgson, Nick Bowrah
5 Paul Higgs, Rob Higgs, Simon Rudd, Adrian Gaines
6 Gary Tillett, Michael Dobson, Nick Fenn, Steve Smith
March 4th, 2008
The draw for the Thermac Plate competition, (Western Counties round 1 losers) has been made and is posted in the club house. Players are asked to take note and get matches arranged.
March 4th, 2008
Wellington 2nd team were playing a rearranged fixture against Westlands. James Luard started the match with a hard fought game which went all the way but unfortunately James lost the fifth 9-10 to lose 2-3. Brian Davenport was next on and looked to be playing good controlled squash having taken a 8-2 lead in the first game. However, he let it slip and ended up losing the first game 8-10. His opponent was now motivated and keen to play a quick game. Consequently Brian lost the next two games 6-9,4-9 to lose his match 0-3. Mike Broom at no.1 was never in serious contention in his match. He lost the first game 1-9. In the second game he started to show some improvement but lost it 4-9. Finally in the third game Mike started to show a bit more determination but still went down 6-9 to lose 0-3. Phil Griffith playing at no. 5 had little trouble in his first game winning it 9-3. In the second he lost his way and the game 8-10. However he got back into the groove and wrapped up the final two games 9-2, 9-1 for a 3-1 win. Finally Phil Hobbs came on at no.2. He took the first two games comfortably enough 9-2, 9-3. However, his opponent managed to pinch the third game 8-10 and took the fourth easily 3-9. Phil managed to regain his concentration and took the fifth 9-3 to win 3-2. The final match score was Wellington 2nd team 8 Westlands 15.
March 3rd, 2008
Entries are now closed. Start-sheet will be published shortly.