THE Worcestershire Golf Club’s Denise Codrington and Jackie Marks enjoyed success in the county foursomes at Fulford Heath.

Codrington had previously triumphed in the coronation foursomes at the Malvern Wells club with Diane Meakin.

Marks went on to win the June weekend medal at The Worcestershire with 74 nett.

The club’s men’s A team lost 3.5-2.5 at home to Bransford in the first fixture of the year.

Four of the six matches went to the 18th hole.

The winning pairs for The Worcestershire were Andy Longley (4) and John Wootten (7) 3&1 and Mark Read (5) and Phil Birch (6) one-up while Steve Carter (9) and Tom Howells (scratch) secured a half.

The Worcestershire then beat visitors Evesham 5.5-0.5.

Longley and Wootten and Carter and Dave Marshall (1) both won 4&3.

There were also victories for Pete Lupino (scratch) and Brian Kendall (12) 3&1, Andy Dunster (5) and Tom Davies (5) one-up and Andy McCabe (3) and Howells 2&1.

Read and Birch managed a half.

The Worcestershire lost 6-5 to Kidderminster in a mixed match with Geraldine and John Williams, Liz and Ron Gordon, Jan Kirkland and Andy Turner and Jenny and Colin Jones forming the winning partnerships.

Mike Elston won the midweek stableford off the white tees with 38 points and Phil Burton from the yellow tees with 36.

Wootten beat Mike Bothma and Mark Wright on countback for the Professionals Cup.

Behind him in Division One, Phil Shurmer recorded 71 nett and Wickes Potgeiter 72.

In Division Two, Elston beat Rob Marriott on countback on 72 and Gary Torbitt was third with 73.

Behind Bothma and Wright, Roger Turner finished third in Division Three with 70.

Jim Wilde, Colin Jones, Marc Davies and Gerry Rooney won the open am-am with 88 stableford points ahead of Nev Clarke, Maurice Moore, Paul Ford and Martin Gummery on 85.

Meanwhile, Bransford seniors held a trial competition using the Slope handicap ratings system which is due to be formally introduced into the sport late next year.

Fifty-nine played in a non-qualifying fun competition incorporating current handicaps with teams of three with all scores to count and a separate competition using the Slope handicap format.

Convincing winners using Slope scores were Alan Cockill (20), Brian Lawrence (24) and Ron Perkins (32) with 118 points.

Cockill scored 42, Perkins 39 and Lawrence 37. On the Slope system they played off handicaps of 23, 28 and 37 respectively.

Runners-up on 113 were Roger Clark (25), John Phillips (22) and Roger Steade (30) with scores of 29, 41 and 43 respectively off 29, 26 and 35 on Slope.

They were followed by Ferey Ghani (17) 36, Dave Ryall (21) 31 and John Knowles (27) 43 on 110, the same total as Tony Lee (20) 35, Bill Bowen (23) 31 and Gerry McCurry (26) 44 (23, 27 and 30).

The top individual score was achieved by Cliff Hayes (33/38 handicap) with 45 points and then came McCurry and Trevor Ditchfield (30/35) on 44.

Bransford seniors drew 3-3 at Cleobury Mortimer.

There were wins for Peter Harrison (25) and Rob Blake (15) 2&1, Alan Wallcroft (26) and Phil Spencer (19) 2&1 and Dave Lindsay (23) and Mike Weaver (18) 5&4. Andy Falconer (26) and Neil Holbrow (13) lost 2&1, Gordon White (27) and Phillips (22) one-down and Clark (25) and Mile Davidge (16) 4&2.

Alexander Park seniors played a Texas scramble competition.

Des Samuel, Tom Boswell, Keith Smith and Carl Tasker won with 63 points.

Alan Shakesheff, Mike Pearce, Ray Ingram and Brian Goode were second on countback from Tim Hollingworth, Peter Rouse, David Thrower and George Cozens with both teams on 64.

The seniors beat visitors Brickhampton 5.5-0.5 with wins for Hollingworth and Mike Hawkins 7&6, Tasker and Smith 2&1, Steve Norwood and Goode 8&7, Shakesheff and Geoff Foster two-up and Samuel and Ingram 3&2.

Ellis Crombie and Cozens halved.