CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP (early October 2014) (01-10-2014)
SION AND JACK RULE THE ROOST
Despite the well documented proceedings going on at Gleneagles on the last weekend of September Aberystwyth Golf Club had its own exciting on goings with two further knockout finals taking place.
In the first the President’s Putter played between father and son Simon and Sion Edwards umpired by President Ken Burnell resulted in an excellent match. With Sion receiving seven shots off his father, he quickly used his advantage to go two up after 9 holes. Simon however showed no mercy and birdied 10 and eagled 11 to get back to all square. Sion won 14 to regain the advantage but Simon again birdied 16 to draw level. After halving 17 the match went down to the last where Sion with a good par held off his father to win one up and seal a memorable win.
In the Club Knockout Foursomes, Sion combined with fellow Junior Jack Rimmer to take on the experienced Mark Wyn Jones and Aneurin Thomas. Receiving three shots overall, the two Juniors set off apace and were 3 up after 9. They lost the eleventh to go back to two up, but won 12 and 13 to go four up. Despite losing the 14th Sion and Jack closed out the match on the 15th with a birdie to claim another famous win by 4 and 3. This has been a particularly fruitful season for the two youngsters with Jack’s handicap now down to 6 and Sion’s to 10 with obviously more room for further improvement.
In an individual Stableford played on the same weekend Julian Dotchen led the way with 40 points off 22 with five players all on 38 points chasing him. The best of these was Martin Harries 38 off 9 followed by Barry Pugh 38 off 13 and Emyr James 38 off 13.
In what was a busy weekend all round Phil Talco’s Rabbits travelled to Pembrokeshire to finish their league programme. On the Saturday they lost to league Champions Haverfordwest by 5 matches to 1. On the Sunday after an overnight stay, a good draw of 3 matches all at Ashburnam meant that they ended up runners up in their “B” pool to obtain promotion to the “A” pool for next year. The Tigers travelled to Glynhir without their strongest team but only lost narrowly by 5 ½ to 3 ½ and narrowly failed to gain promotion to League 1.