Thanks to Aleb Bebb for his latest Cambrian News report.
Once play resumed at the Aberystwyth Golf Club after the pandemic lockdown the players have been competing with enthusiasm.
The highlight of the competitions so far was the 36 hole Corporation Cup played on consecutive days. On the Saturday under difficult windy conditions Ioan Rhys Richards led the way with an excellent 76-6-70 return to lead from Stuart Wassall and Jeremy Edmunds both on 75 net totals. The Sunday however saw Ioan slightly lose his way with an 82-6-76 return for a total of 70+76=146. Jeremy Edmunds meanwhile returned a second round of 76-5-71 to equal Ioan’s score 75+71=146. On countback with a better back nine Jeremy Edmunds was deemed the narrow winner.
In the Club Championship Knock Out Final Jeremy Edmunds again came up against Anthony Griffiths. After 36 holes, the match was level, but after sharing the 37th hole Anthony Griffiths finally won the Championship on the 2nd extra hole for the second year running.
The other important “Board” competition finally settled was the “Redvers Llewellyn Shield”. Winning this competition for the first time was Alun P Thomas with 85-16-67 from Ben Slater 76-8-68 and Dave Houghton 79-10-69.
Throughout the Summer a weekly Stableford Competition has taken place with several newcomers as well as the usual prize winners coming out on top.
In Stableford (SS) 1. Julian Thomas won with 37 points off 15 from Harvi Singh 35 off 10.
In SS 2, Gruff Williams won with 34 off 21 from Jeremy Edmunds 33 off 6. In SS 3, Andrew Caree won with 39 points off 23 from Jeff Jones Hughes 38 off 15.
In SS 4 Emlyn Thomas won with 36 points off 10 from Ray Dodd 35 off 20.
In SS 5 Ioan Rhys Richards scored 41 off 7 beating Jeremy Edmunds 41 off 6 on countback with both dropping a shot on their handicap.
In SS 6 Gruff Williams 42 off 21 with Alex James 40 off 21 and Andrew Caree 40 points off 23, all comparative newcomers to golf led the way with all three seeing their handicap drop.
In SS 7 another two novices came to the top with Joe Sherwood 39 points off 26 beating Alex James 39 points off 20 on countback with both seeing their handicap reduced. Stuart Wassall 38 points off 9 was third.
The Seniors finally got their travelling season back on the road with an away match against their neighbours Borth and Ynyslas. The home team won an excellent match by 4 ½ points to 2 ½.
Finally Aberystwyth Golf Club wishes James Reilly , their Head Greenkeeper for the last 5 years, best wishes for his future job at Machynys Golf Club and with his new family.