CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP (early October, 2013) (10-10-2013)
Aled Bebb reports on the end of season golfing activities.
September and its autumnal weather saw the climax to most of the summer competitions.
In the Redvers Llewellyn Cup, the top 36 players who had qualified throughout the summer went out on a very wet and windy Sunday which was reflected in the scores. The player who returned the best score on the day, getting his name on the honours board in this competition for the second time was Jeremy Edmunds with 84-7-77 just holding off Ioan Rhys Richards (85-7-78), Dylan Morris (84-6-78) and Alex James (83-5-78).
In similar weather, Harvi Singh challenged Simon Edwards in the final of the Captain’s Cup played over 36 holes. Using all of his experience, Simon soon went ahead to lead after the morning round by 5 holes. Harvi battled hard as the weather further deteriorated but Simon’s match play knowhow saw him close the match out by the 31st hole by 7 and 5.
In the Vice Captain’s Plate, junior Sion Edwards took on rookie golfer Phil Talco in a very close match with both taking the lead. Phil had the lead after nine holes by one hole. Sion however came back to level after 12 and went two up after 16. Despite Phil winning the 17th Sion halved the last to win the Shield for the first time, one up.
In the Club KO Foursomes Justin Quinn and Jon Evans took on Anthony Wyn Jones and Adam Roberts, again a very close match which went to the eighteenth, with Justin and Jon becoming champions winning one up.
In the Club Championships played off scratch over 36 holes, Phil Richards and Pat Jones were the two finalists. With both players playing at their best Phil lead after 18 holes by two. Phil’s greater experience of match play saw him increase the pressure in the afternoon round. He extended his lead and closed out the match at the 30th hole by 8 and 6. He became the Club Match Play Championship Champion in a year when he is about to emigrate to Australia.
The previous week had also seen Phil Richards take on Anthony Wyn Jones in the President’s Putter. Played over 18 holes Phil again dominated the match early on going three up after four. Anthony battled back however to be only two down after nine, one down after fourteen and go down the eighteenth still only one down. A bogey on the last by Anthony saw Phil win the President’s Putter 2 up and further leave his name on the winners’ board.
A Stableford competition was also played at the end of September. Nigel Southgate lead with an excellent 40 points off 12 just beating Clive E Williams, 39 off nine. Alun Price Thomas 37 off 11 beat John Walter Davies 37-7 on countback for third position.
Penrhyncoch Football Club made use of the local Club to organise a very successful golf invitation day. The winning team consisted of Gavin Allen, Sion Meredith, Sion Edwards and Barry Thomas on 56. On 56.1 in second place were the Jeremy Edmunds team of Harvi Singh, Sean Bethel and James Jenkins with the Barry Crawford team of Clive Williams, Huw Williams and Aled Bebb third with 56.4 The player with the longest drive was Jonathan Evans and nearest the pin was Anthony Wyn Jones. Reflecting a very successful day was the presentation of a booby prize to the team that had enjoyed mostly the various extras of the day on the course and at the nineteenth hole, the team consisting Dai Jones, Dai Evans, Reg Griffiths and Anthony Davies. A successful auction of various items contributed to a good return to all parties involved on an enjoyable day.
The Rabbits hobbled towards the end of their Dyfed League programme losing 3 ½ to 2 ½ at home to Glynhir and drawing 3-3 also at home to Priskilly. The Seniors also finished their programme away at Penrhos losing 5 ½ to 2 ½ .
The Tigers however reached the final of the Jeff Harries Bowl in the Dyfed league played as a Greensome Foursomes match play. Played at Cardigan against a very strong Carmarthen A team the final result was 3 ½ to 3 ½. This meant the final pair Clive Williams and Emlyn Thomas had to go into a play off. As they only managed a bogey to their opponents par on the first extra hole, they lost out in the final by the narrowest of margins.
The Tigers travelled on the first Sunday of October to South Pembs knowing that the winners of the match would be both Champions and be promoted to the first division if successful.