CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP (March, 2014) (18-03-2014)
Aled Bebb reports on the final Winter League Qualifying rounds and other recent events.
Photo: Mike Morris, winner of the Cut Throat Shield. All the best Mike.
The Winter programme continued apace with the players benefiting from having the facility open and playable despite the unfavourable weather encountered during February. However with March arriving and the weather dramatically improving, the enthusiasm of all involved was evident to see.
The Winter League competition was fast drawing to a close and qualification for the final was fiercely contested. In Winter League 7, Phil Talco led with 43 points off 26 from Steven Williams 41 pts off 24 and Mark Rimmer 40 pts off 17 and Phil Small 38 points off 19 third and fourth respectively. In Winter League 8 in tough conditions Keith Clement led the way with 40 points off 17 was the only person to beat par with Jeremy Edmunds off 7 returning a respectable 36 points with Steven Williams 33 points off 24 and Club Captain Clive Williams 33 points off 11 the best of the rest. In the final qualifying competition Winter League 9 some new members led the way. Winner was Julian Dotchon with 41 points off 23 with Keith Jones runner up with 40 points off 17, Club Captain Clive Williams losing to Keith on the back 9 with 40 off 12 and another rookie James Jenkins fourth with 38 points off 26.
During this period an extra Stableford took place when Martin Haynes led the field with 43 points off 12 just beating Steven Williams’ return of 42 points off 25 with Jeremy Edmunds with 39 points off 7 beating Mark Rimmer 39 points off 18 on the back nine. On the second of March a St. David’s Day competition was held where a team of three was the format. Leading the way with 84 points was the Gerwyn Pugh led team of Chris Tapp and Martin Haynes beating the Adrian Davies, Terry Davies and Ioan Richards team on 82 points with Dylan Morris, Mark Rimmer and Trevor Stables’ team in third on 81 points.
During February the Wednesday cut throat have a celebration dinner at the club to present the Cut Throat Shield to the person who has won the Wednesday competition most times. In past years winning three or four times has been enough to win the shield but this year’s winner had an outstanding year winning seven times on a Wednesday. Unfortunately Mike Morris the winner was unable to be at the dinner due to ill health but Brian Blair the chief organiser of the the Wednesday Cut throat arranged for Mike to receive The Shield at home, while the rest of the thirty players and guests enjoyed a thoroughly social night at the club at the same time wishing Mike a quick and healthy recovery.