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CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP (late June, 2013) (23-06-2013)

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For once this year, it is nice to report on some favourable golfing weather at the beginning of June which was reflected in some good scores and results.

In the second qualifying round of the Redvers Llewellyn Cup Graham Tapp 77-13-66 led the way from Sion Meredith 75-8-67. Barry Pugh 81-14-67 was third on countback with Alun Price Thomas 81-12-69 fourth.

The second Monthly Medal took place with Jonathan Evans continuing his early season form with 75-7-68. He led Mike Morris 86-17-69 with Clive Davies 83-10-70 holding off Anthony Griffiths 73-3-70 on the back six. This was followed by an extra Stableford with Mark Davies 39pts (16) winning from Jonathan Evans 38pts (6). Ioan Rhys Richards 36pts (7) and young Jack Rimmer also 36pts (10) the best of the rest. It is worth noting that Jonathan Evans’ early season form has seen his handicap drop by two in the space of the month.

During this busy start to June, the Captain’s Centenary 4 ball better ball qualifying competition took place with the top 16 pairs going on to the knock-out phase. The leading pair on the day were Jonathan Evans and Martin Harries with 42 points. Father and son combination Paul Wyn and Ioan Wyn Jones (42 points) were second, losing on the back six. Captain Barry Crawford and Dafydd Evans qualified in third position.

Despite this busy domestic programme at the club, the various teams found time to fulfil their individual commitments. The Tigers played against Penrhos and completed the double with a good 5 ½ -3 ½ win. Meanwhile the Rabbits, with Captain Terry Richards back at the helm completed their own double over Cwmrhydyneuadd. They won 4/2 away on a course that visiting teams rarely succee and repeated the score 4 matches to two at home putting the tribulations of the poor start to the season behind them. The Seniors meanwhile continued their good early form and entertained a very stong Cardigan team. Although the score was six matches to two to the home side, most of the matches were very tight and went to the final holes. They then travelled to Llanidloes and lost a tight match by 4 matches to 2.

Four players from the club who had qualified in a competition back in March represented the Club in the Welsh Team Handicap Championships at the Regional final held at Llandrindod. Jeremy Edmunds, Phil Richards, Tim Jenkins and Dylan Morris had a very good day and led the way to qualify for the National Finals to be held at the Celtic Manor in August.

Finally, Aberystwyth under the expert leadership of non playing captain D.G.Davies travelled up the coast to Borth and Ynyslas to defend the Friendship Cup played between the two clubs annually. Having won comfortably at home in May, the Aberystwyth boys travelled confidently, but on a wind swept evening, the home side with their local knowledge of playing in such conditions, won comfortably by six matches to four. D.G.Davies emphasised afterwards the importance of the Cup in maintaining the good relations between the two clubs, while Aberystwyth Captain Barry Crawford presented the Cup to Peter Bassnet the immediate past Captain at Borth for safe keeping for the year.

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