Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (June 2016) (19-06-2016)
A very busy month of Golf at Aberystwyth culminated with the playing of the Corporation Cup, arguably the most prestigious of all the “boards” competitions. Played over two rounds on consecutive days, consistent golf usually rewards the winner.
In round one leading the way was Martin Harries with 78-10-68 with Simon Edwards 75-5-70 holding off Harvi Singh 81-11-70 on countback who similary held off Clive D Williams on 81-11-70. In round two Steve Hughes led the way on 75-6-69 having a better back nine than young Jack Rimmer’s 73-4-69 who held off Dylan Morris 74-5-69 on countback and Martyn Haynes 79-9-70 fourth.
Coupled with a steady opening round of 72, Jack Rimmer’s second round 69 for a total of 141 was good enough to win the cup from Dylan Morris’ two rounds of 73 and 69 for a total of 142. Though still a teenager Jack has now won the Corporation Cup twice. Another interesting anomaly regarding the Rimmer family has seen three generations of the family win board competitions in the same year. Grandfather Paul has won the Bown Cup while father Mark won the Redvers Llewellyn Cup. Jack’s success in the Corporation Cup completes an unusual hatrick of wins for this Llanilar golfing family.
As mentioned in the Bown Cup for 14+ handicappers Paul Rimmer won with 100-28-72 from Ben Willis 95-20-75. Graham Saunders Jr with 92-14-78 was third and John Scullion 98-18-80 fourth. An extra medal played on the same day saw Harvi Singh lead the way with 85-11-74 from Anthony Griffiths 81-5-76 and Jeremy Edmunds third with 83-6-77 beating Martyn Haynes 86-9-77 fourth on countback.
In the first round of the Redvers Llewellyn Chris O’Rourke led with 92-21-71 with Wayne Gornall the best of three net 72’s with 82-10-72. Third was Ioan Rhys Richards 78-6-72 and Graham Saunders Jr 4th with 86-14-72.
In another extra Stableford Terry Davies was the winner with 39 points off 19 beating Ray Dodd 38 off 20, Anthony Griffiths 37 off 5 and Pat Jones 36 off 4.
On the final weekend of May a Bank Holiday Stableford took place with Graham Saunders Jr winning on countback with 39 points off 14 from Sion Meredith 39-off 5. Third was Harvi Singh 37 off 11 and Jeremy Edmunds 35 off 6 fourth.
In the Daily Mail Foursomes Aneurin Thomas and Ioan Richards fell at the latest hurdle to a pair from Llandrindod while Pat Jones and Tim Jenkins reached the quarter final of their zone in the WGU Victory Shield beating a team from Carmarthen on the 19th green.
The Tigers got their Dyfed League programme off to a good start with a 6-3 win against Glynhir while the Rabbits had an avenging win against Penrhos at home by 4 matches to 2.
The Seniors programme started with a loss away at Penrhos by 4 matches to 2 but regained respectability with two good wins at home beating Cilgwyn 5-2 and Cardigan by 4 matches to 2