CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP (early July, 2014) (10-07-2014)
Aled Bebb reports on Ghosty's Captain's Day and all the latest competition news.
In glorious July weather, Aberystwyth Golf Captain, Clive Williams, popularly known as Ghosty, held his Captain’s Day. In typical Ghosty fashion the course was redesigned so that 18 holes became 20, to accommodate the large numbers wanting to play. Teams of five went out to play in Texas Scramble fashion. The glorious weather, several watering and feeding stops made sure the 22 teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Leading the way with a return of 52.9 points was the Veteran team of Dai (Pencraig) Davies, Alun Jenkins, Neville Jones and Terry Davies ably led by Richard James. Richard had just returned from America where he has been enhancing his golfing experience.
The second team with 54.6 points was Martin Haynes, Dai Christopher, Gerwyn Pugh, Martin Harries and Iwan Jones and with Pat Jones, Nigel Truman, Ian Jones, Rob Mcburnie, and Nigel Southgate coming third with 55.4 points.
The Captain also presented the team of Mark Deveraux, Ken Burnell, Hefin Lewis, Idwal Jenkins and Mike Morris with a special reward namely the Hackers’ Trophy for their unique round. Other awards went to Tony Evans nearest the pin for over 55’s while Mark Roberts was nearest the pin for under 55’s. Longest drive for the over 55’s was John Scullion while Ioan Richards’ monster drive on the twelfth was the longest drive for the under 55’s. Nearest a line drawn down the fairway of the second was Steff Edwards while Anthony Griffiths and Julian Thomas were rewarded for placing their drive nearest blind targets.
The celebrations continued deep into the night at the traditional 19th hole where Clive entertained members, guests and family to cap a really successful day.
Apart from the Captain’s Day, the July Monthly Medal took place where Alun Jenkins with 90-20-70 beat Harvi Singh 84-14-70 on countback. Anthony Griffiths was third 73-3-70 by the same criteria. Fourth was Wayne Jones on 85-14-71.
An extra Stableford was also played where James Jenkins led with 42 points off 23 holding off Aled Bebb 41 points off 13. Phil Small, 40 points off 18 was third. Finally a surprising large number of players played the third Redvers Llewellyn qualifier on the day after Captain’s Day. Obviously the previous day’s celebrations did not affect Huw Williams who led with 75-10-65. Jac Rimmer was second with 75-7-68 and Ioan Richards third with 72-4-68. Tim Jenkins was fourth with 73-3-70 the best of three 70’s returned. Huw, Jac and Ioan saw a shot disappear from their handicap.
Congratulations to young Sion Edwards who represented the club at Builth Wells in the team Championship. On a day when the team qualified to play in the final at the Celtic Manor in August Sion Edwards returned the best score on the day scoring 41 points and received a medal to commemorate the achievement.
Meanwhile the Tigers continued their Dyfed League programme travelling to Carmarthen but returning with a 6-3 loss.
The Seniors also travelled to Cilgwyn and after beating them comfortably at home had to accept their retaliation with a 7-1 loss. The Seniors also travelled on their annual trip to Ashburnham for their Open Seniors Competition where Aled Bebb with 38 points came second in his category.