Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (late September, 2015) (27-09-2015)
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Pictured are the Dyfed League team that took on Newport, Pembs in the final match of the season.
With the onset of Autumn and the transition from Summer to Winter Golf, all the knockout competitions held over the last three months came to their final stages.
In the Club Matchplay Championship, Dai Blair who had beaten Jonathan Evans in their semi-final, took on Pat Jones who had beaten Jack Rimmer in his semi-final. In a very tight match that went beyond the 36 holes and the match was settled on the 38th hole with Dai Blair the Club Champion for 2015.
In the popular President’s Putter, another tight match went to the 18th where young Sion Edwards beat Ioan Richards 1 up. The semi-finalists were Dai Blair and Mark Rimmer.
Another important competition is the Captain’s Cup where the 15 handicappers and under challenge each other. In the final, fast improving golfer Wayne Gornall beat Pat Jones by 2 and 1 with the two Penrhyncoch footballers Aneurin Thomas and Jonathan Evans the two losing semi-finalists.
The Vice Captain’s Plate for 15 plus handicappers and the final also went to the last hole where Terry Davies beat Barry Crawford, 1 up. The two losing semi-finalist were James Jenkins and Chris O’Rourke.
The Captain’s Four Ball Better Ball Knockout saw the Llanilar duo of Jack Rimmer and Roly Salmon take on and beat Ioan Richards and Pat Jones in a match settled on the first extra hole. The four unfortunate semi-finalists were Jonathan Evans with Martyn Harries and Harvi Singh with Jeremy Edmunds.
The final Knockout final was the Club Foursomes where Pat Jones (along with Partner Ioan Richards) was in his fourth final. Having lost the previous three, he made the most of his last opportunity. Pat and Ioan beat Tim Jenkins and Aneurin Thomas on the last 1 up. The losing semi-finalist were Jeff Morgan and Wayne Gornall and Dai Blair and Simon Edwards.
In an extra Stableford, Graham Tapp playing off 13 returning 36 points was the winner. Second was Steven Williams 34 off 17, third was Clive Davies 33 of 11 and in a low scoring competition Trevor Stables was the best of six players on 32 points off 24.
And in another Extra Medal T.T. Davies 88-18-70 led from Martyn Harries 80-9-71 and Mark Deveraux third also 77-6-71 while Daniel Basnett fourth on 82-10-72.
The Rabbits went on their annual weekend jaunt to Pembrokeshire and suffered a loss at Tenby by 5 matches to 1 on the Saturday, but after an evening of comradeship came good the following day at Haverfordwest with a four two win.
Finally the Tigers went into their last match of the season needing at least a draw with their opponents Newport, Pembs to gain promotion from the second division of the Dyfed League. On the day the 18 players did the club proud and came up trumps and blew away their Pembrokeshire opponents by 8 matches to one to march into the premier division of the Premier League