CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP (June, 2013) (23-06-2013)
Winner of the Corporation Cup 2013, Jonathan Evans.
Aled Bebb reports on golfing events during the Month of May.
Competitions are coming quick and fast with players turning out in impressive numbers in an attempt to have their name up on the winners board in the clubhouse.
Arguably the most prestigious competition of the year, the Corporation Cup, was played for in May. Thirty six holes played over two days saw a good turnout and excellent scores returned on both days. On the Saturday, leading the way was Harvi Singh with 80-14-66 just beating youngster Sion Edwards 85-18-67 with Richard Duggan 74-6-68 holding off Dai Blair who had a near perfect round of 71-2-69. On the Sunday left hander A.T.Evans led the way with 76-11-65 from Jonathan Evans 74-7-67 with Nathan Jones 83-14-69 third holding off Jeremy Edmunds 78-9-69 on countback. When the two round totals were aggregated , Jonathan Evans had a Saturday return of 78-7-71 to give a total net return of 71 + 67-138 total to beat Sion Edwards’ aggregate 67 + 63 -140. Congratulations to youngster Jonathan Evans for continuing the hold that the youngsters seem to have had lately on the Corporation Cup and even considering he is not yet a teenager it won’t be long before Sion Edwards gets to to put his name on the Club’s Winners Board, well on his way to following in his father’s footsteps.
On the previous Sunday the Henry Edwards Rose Bowl was played for as a Medal and another inform player Huw Williams led the way with 77-11-66 well ahead of the field with Ian Jones’ return of 83-12-71 beating Gerwyn Pugh’s 80-9-71 on the back nine with Jeremy Edmunds fourth with 82-9-73. On the same day the Bown Cup for 15+ handicappers was held and leading the way was Mark Rimmer 91-18-73 from Chris O’Rourke 102-28-74, Ray Dodd 96-21-75 and Trevor Staples 103-26-77. This year the traditional monthly Medal has been re introduced to be played on Wednesdays and in the first, student player David Pardoe was the winner with 76-11-75 from Dai Jones 82-14-68 with Alun John’s 80-10-70 better on the back six than Lloyd Evans’ 91-21-70. On the final Sunday in May an extra Stableford was played under favourable conditions and Alun Price Thomas took full advantage to score 41 points off 13. Arwyn Morris 39 off 17 led Dylan Edwards and Adrian Davies both on 37 points. With the excellent scores returned it goes without saying that the handicap committee have been busy reducing many a handicap.
Both the Tigers and the Rabbits have had questionable starts to their campaign, but May turned out to be a complete turn about in fortune. The Tigers entertained Penrhos and easily won the home local derby by 7 ½ to 1 ½ . The good home form continued with a win against the Carmarthenshire based Machynys Club by 8 ½ to ½. The Rabbits, who also had seen a bad start to their season travelled to Cardigan under the leadership of Rabbit’s vice Captain Mike Morris and returned with a good 4-2 win. With Mike Morris still in charge of the team, they entertained Cardigan at home and achieved the ultimate 6-0 win.
At the end of May, Aberystwyth welcomed the Borth and Ynyslas Club to contest the Friendship Cup introduced by a previous Borth Captain, John Murphy a few years ago. During this time the cup has gone back and fro, up and down the coast but on this night Aberystwyth held the Aces on home turf to win by 8 matches to3. D.G.Davies the Aberystwyth organiser thanked the Borth team for their admiral effort while Club vice Captain Clive “ Ghosty” Williams received the cup from Borth and Ynyslas. Captain Chris Williams who was humble in defeat but warned the home club that they would up their effort for the return match at Borth in June.
The Seniors also got their season off to a winning start while entertaining the Cilgwyn Club from Lampeter and returned an useful 5 ½ -2 ½ win
Finally the Senior section of the club went away to play at the Gower Golf Club, outside Swansea. On the first day a competition cut throat was held amongst the eighteen players who made the trip. Leading the way was the in form Mike Morris with 36 points just holding off JAV Roberts, 35 points. On the following day a match was played against a very competitive Gower Senior team and considering the length of time spent in the 19th hole the previous night the score of 4 ½ to 4 ½ was a very satisfactory return on a comparatively new course with many interesting and challenging holes.