CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP ( May 2012) (09-05-2012)
Aled Bebb continues with his monthly golfing report.
The unseasonable weather of the late spring did not deter the enthusiasm of the golfers who played in impressive numbers in both club competitions and matches.
In an Extra Stableford Competition Wayne James returned an excellent 42 points score from Martin Harries and Mark Rimmer both on 39 points and Barry Pugh on 38 points. The following week saw nearly 40 players compete in the Captain's Cup Qualifier for 0 – 14 handicappers. Top qualifier was Jeremy Edmunds with 76-11-65 and Martin Harries 78-10-68 and Justin Quinn 74-6-68 joint runners up and John W Davies 77-8-69 in fourth. Jeremy's handicap as a result dropped to 9 while Justin now plays off 5. In the Vice Captain's qualifier for 15 – 28 handicappers Nathan Jones 88-21-67 led from Wayne James 89-20-69 and Terry Richards 88-19-69 with Stephen Jones 94-22-72 in fourth. Nathan, Wayne and Terry saw their handicap drop by a shot each. Finally on the first Sunday of May the 15-28 handicappers played for the Bown Cup and again Stephen Jones returned 89-22-67 to drop his handicap to 20, beating Terry Richards 85-18-67 on the back nine to drop another shot. Juniors Jack Rimmer 90-19-71 and Dafydd Thomas 95-24-71 were third and fourth respectively. On the same day an extra medal for 0 – 14 handicappers had Adrian Davies 78-12-66 leas from Gareth Walley 76-9-67, both dropping a shot as did Jeremy Edmunds 80-10-70 and Alun Price Thomas 83-13-70.
In the Dyfed Leaque the Tigers lost two away matches by 6-1 at Tenby and 4-3 at Trefloyne. They stopped the rot with a 4-3 win at home to Cardigan. Meanwhile the Rabbits won 2 home matches 5½ to 1½ against Newport, Pembs and Haverfordwest 3½ to 2½. The Super Six Team got their season off with two matches played on a neutral venue at Cardigan. They lost 4-2 to Carmarthen but won their second match against Haverfordwest 4-2.
It is also worth noting that ex Captain D.G.Davies took over from his fellow Llanilar golfing companion, Dai Jenkins' organising the Annual Day Out. He took nearly 30 players on an overnight trip to the Belmont Hotel and Country Park in Hereford. The players who managed to concentrate more on the golfing rather than the social side were Sean Bethel and Joseph Evans.