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Additional match reports below results table.

Seniors Avalon matches 2024 – Division OneResult 
Tues 26 Mar Minehead (Away) Lost 4 -1
Tues14 MayEnmore Park (Home)Won 5 – 0
Tues6 June Taunton & Pickeridge (Away)
Tues13 JuneMinehead (Home)
Tues27 JuneWorlebury (Home)
Tues2 JulyTaunton & Pickeridge (Home)
Tues9 JulyIsle of Wedmore (Home)
Mon15 JulyEnmore Park (Away)
Tues25 July Worlebury (Away)
Tues30 July Isle of Wedmore (Away)

 

Seniors Avalon 2024.

Updates for the new season from Andy Pearce:

Thanks to everyone who has put their names forward to play Division One Seniors Avalon golf this year.

There is good news that due to more clubs entering a Seniors team, the top two divisions will have the full standard Avalon league complement of six teams, up from the five we had last year, giving us ten fixtures. As introduced last year, there will not be an end-of-season set of play-off matches, so winning the league will decide the champions. The two-up/two-down promotion & relegation will remain in place between the three divisions.

The Avalon Seniors divisions all have a WHS Handicap Index cap of 20.0 imposed, so players higher than this are capped before the match handicaps are calculated. This is done by (a) calculating your Course Handicap (CH), based on your WHS Index/Slope Rating of the course (including from 1st April the new “Course Rating minus Par” adjustment ; (b) allocating shots based on 90% of the handicap difference from the lowest CH player in the four-ball.

For those who are new to this league, the match format is five pairs playing 4BBB match play (off the white tees). Points are won for each pairing’s result and the overall match result, with more points for away successes than home ones.

 

Seniors Avalon 2022
This has been a superb season, with the team winning the North Division by nearly 25 points, with the total of 128.5 points also being high enough to win the Shackleford Trophy (for the best average points per match (10.7) over all ten divisions (60 teams) in the whole Avalon League). Winning the division qualified us for a home inter-divisional semi-final, which was also won, and thus the final which was held at The Mendip against Isle of Wedmore who had finished second in our division, but won their semi-final away at Taunton & Pickeridge. Unfortunately, on the day, Wedmore came out on top, with a 4-1 scoreline.
This disappointment should not take anything away from the massive achievements of the season, as previously we had never finished higher than third (last year), so to win the league was a massive step forward. We won all six home matches, and five out of six away including a 4.5-0.5 win at last season’s division winners (Worlebury), and a 5-0 win at Mendip Spring. The only lost match was away at Isle of Wedmore (yes, them again!), though most of those games were really close.
It has been encouraging to have a real mixture of people involved in the squad: some who have been playing every year, some returning from a period away, plus some who are new to Seniors Avalon (and the club). Special mentions to Mel Gibbon (top of the total points earned, and the average points per match, and with only one loss in 11 matches), and Kevin Gledhill (only one defeat (on the last green at Wedmore) in eight matches). Three players appeared in 13 of the 14 matches (Mark Curtis, Peter Mumford and myself). Due to the many positive results we’ve had, most players have had good performance statistics – see tables 2022 tables.Andy Pearce, Avalon Seniors Captain.
 

2018
WorleburyHome06 SepWon3 – 2
CanningtonAway13 AugLost4 – 1
Taunton & PickeridgeAway07 AugLost3.5 – 1.5
EnmoreHome23 JulyWon3 – 2
WorleburyAway06 JulyLost3.5 – 1.5
Tall PinesAway25 JuneLost4 – 1
Taunton & PickeridgeHome11 JuneWon4.5 – 0.5
EnmoreAway07 JuneLost3 – 2
CanningtonHome09 MayWon5 – 0
Tall PinesHome27 MarWon4.5 – 0.5

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