Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (December 2016) (14-12-2016)
Latest instalment from Aled Bebb.
Club President John Wootton is pictured with the winners of the Ladies Competitions 2016, following their recent awards ceremomy.
The end of November saw the completion of the Autumn programme at Aberystwyth Golf Club and also the beginning of the Winter programme.
The last of the Autumn Stableford took place with Nigel Southgate 40 points off 13 with a better back nine beating Harvi Singh also 40 points off 11 into second place. Third was Martin Harries 39 off 8 with a better back nine than Martyn Lewis also 39 off 13. With the last of the Autumn Stablefords played the best 3 aggregate scores from 5 would be the winner. Three players had a total of 112 points but with a better all-round record Ray Dodd was announced the winner, while Trevor Stables and Clive Davies were joint runners up, countbacks were unable to separate them.
The Winter League programme then took off, this year on an individual basis as opposed to the traditional team system. In Winter League 1 Steve Hughes led with 41 points off 6 from Wayne Gornall 40 off 11 with Paul Hagget third with 39 off 27 beating Aneurin Thomas also 39 off 7 on countback. In Winter League 2 Mark Deveraux’s superior back nine with 38 off 8 beat Chris Tapps 38 off 9. Stephen Williams was third with 37 off 16 and J.W.Davies 36 off 7 fourth. However in Winter League 3 J.W.Davies with 42 points off 7 held off Chris O’Rouke also 42 off 21 on countback. Similarly Martin Haynes with 40 off 10 beat Paul Rimmer 40 off 25.
In Winter League 4, left hander D.W.Davies led the way with 36 points off 16 beating Guy Barron also 36 off 13 on the back nine with Martyn Lewis 35 off 13 third and Terry Davies 34 off 18 fourth. In Winter League 5 Steve Hughes again won with 40 points off 6 with Nigel Southgate 38 off 12 and John James 37 off 24 holding off veteran golfer Alun John 37 of 12 on countback.
During this period another extra Stableford took place with Martin Haynes winning with 39 off 10 having a better back six than Martin Harries 39 off 8 in second. Paul Carr was third with 37 off 28 also held off Stephen Williams fourth with 37 off 16 on countback.
With the competition keen and to a high standard, it goes without saying that the high scorers saw their handicaps reduced accordingly.