Horsington Open: The Claret Jug returns to Horsington

The Horsington Open was held on Saturday. This annual charity golf competition, now in its 8th  year, was hotly contested at Henstridge Golf Club with a record entry of 68 socially distanced players. Horsingtonians turned out in force to support the event  – The Horsington Hackers, the Half Mooners, the Home Farm Harriers and Dentists on the Job all flew the flag for the village..

Scott Houghton from Templecombe, playing for the Horsington Hackers, carried off the Claret Jug, which now returns to its rightful place in the Half Moon. Peter Gripper and George Wagland, playing for the Half Moon,  won two of the three “Nearest the pin “ competitions. David Blake and the Warren family team,  the Horsington Hackers,  won the team prize, beating off a stiff challenge from the Foxcombe Flyers (Andre Blond and Damian Orton, with  Jack and Perran Newton); Richard and Denise Case put in a strong showing, along  with  Andrew Tarling and Nick Maynard, also representing the Half Moon. Chris Bailward’s team., The Home Farm Harriers managed to produce the division2 runner up, Rob Acheson.

Anthony Yateman fought off a spirited challenge from Richard Gaunt to secure last place with just 4 points.

Over £1200 was raised for charity, to be divvied up between St Margaret’s Hospice and the Somerset Air Ambulance.

A great day. Well done everyone.

Thanks to Jerry’s Electrical, Vale Motors and Totally Floored for some great prizes. And to Henstridge Golf Club, for presenting a course in terrific condition.

Winner Scott Houghton with the Claret Jug
The Horsington Hackers, winners of the Team prize. David Blake, Phil Warren, Mark Warren, Scott Houghton
The socially-distanced half Mooners- Peter Gripper, George Wagland, Nick Maynard and Andrew Tarling
The Home Farm Harriers – Rob Acheson, Gill Miles, Chris Bailward and Anthony Yateman
Dentists on the Job – Roman Franks, William Wallace, Tom Mallaburn and Richard Gaunt
George Wagland gives it one!
Andrew Tarling wields an invisible club!

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