Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (August 2015) (18-08-2015)
Thanks once again to Aled Bebb
The last week of July sees the traditional Open Week take place at the Aberystwyth club. Despite a now curtailed programme compared to yesteryear, the week took off with a good turnout for a Texas Scramble. Leading the way was the Clive D Williams’ team of Ray Dodd, Arwyn Morris and Anthony W Jones on 55. Second was the Noel Scott assembled team of Richard James, Dai Blair and Zac Galliford (Borth and Ynyslas) on 56.7. Narrowly losing out on countback was Mark Deveraux’s team of Dai Christopher, Gerwyn Pugh and Emyr Jones also on 56.7.
In an Open Medal Pat Jones, was the narrow winner with 73-4-69 beating M Hanchin 84-15-69 on countback with Richard James 67 off plus 4, 71 third, beating Justin Quin 75-4-71 also on countback. Richard James on 67 was the lowest gross score.
In the midweek Seniors Open Stableford the overall winner was John Wootton with 41 points becoming a reluctant Tiger in the process. Category A leader was Rob McBurnie with 40 points from Ian Jones 35 points while Dai Jones led in category B with 34 points from Emrys James 33 points.
In the Open Gents category, young Sion Edwards led with 37 points from Dafydd Edwards 35 points and Harvi Singh also 35 points.
In the first week of August the final qualifying round of the Redvers Llewellyn was played with Ray Dodd with 87-20-67 easily the winner from Terry Richards’ 89-18-71, Nigel Southgate’s 82-11-71 and Steve Hughes 78-6-72.
Following this an extra Stableford took place where Adrian Davies with 39 points off 9 led the field from D.W.Davies 37 off 16, Jeremy Edmunds 36 off 6 and Chris O’Rouke 36 off 21. Both Adrian and Dai Davies lose a shot on their handicap.
Meanwhile the Seniors continued their Summer programme with two good home wins against Llanidloes and Borth and Ynyslas. Robert H Jones and Alun John also had a successful trip to Llandrindod Seniors Open and with 43 better ball points came third.
The Tigers had contrasting fortunes easily beating Tenby 8 ½ to ½ and Carmarthen B by 7 ½ to 1 ½ both at home. However they travelled away to Newport, Pembs losing narrowly by 5 matches to 4.