Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (April 2017) (18-04-2017)
Aled Bebb reports
The Winter programme came to an end at the Aberystwyth Golf Club with the completion of the Winter League with the scores in the last three qualifying rounds reflecting the weather encountered.
In Winter League 8 four players returned 33 points with Dylan Morris playing off 6 leading from Barry Phipson off 7. Third also on countback was J.W.Davies off 6 beating Graham Tapp similarly off 14.
In Winter League 9 in kinder conditions D.W.Davies with 37 points 15 led the way beating Barry Phipson 37 off 7 on countback. Third was Martin Harries with 36 points off 7 beating Roly Salmon 36 off 17 on the back nine.
In the final leg of the Winter League 10 with early fine Spring weather reflecting the condition of the course some excellent scores were returned, with handicaps tumbling. Jac Rimmer with 43 points off 4 led the way and saw his handicap drop to 3. In second place losing three shots off his handicap was John James with 42 off 24. Dropping a shot in third was Huw Williams off 12 with 42 points while Paul Carr also dropped a shot with his return of 39 off 28.
When the final placings of the Jeremy Edmunds Sponsored Winter League were assessed the most consistent golfer was Anthony Griffiths on 215 points from J.W.Davies on 213 points and Martin Harries third on 212 points.
The Summer programme began off the full course with an Extra Stableford and the low handicaps came to the fore. Leading the way and losing a shot on his handicap was Anthony Griffiths with 41 points off 4 just beating Ioan Richards 40 points off 6. Dai Blair with 37 points off 3 was third and Mark Deveraux fourth with 36 off 7.
The Dyfed League programme also started with the Tigers travelling to Milford Haven and losing 6 ½ - 2 ½. The following week they again travelled to Ashburnham and failed to master the links course losing by 8-1. The Rabbits started their programme with a home match against Cardigan winning comfortably 5 ½- ½.
Meanwhile local golfer Richard James got his European Challenge Tour off to a commendable start at the Barclays Kenya Open at the Muthagia Golf Club in Nairobi. Having made the cut with two good sub par rounds of 69 and 68 and a return of 72 and 73 in the closing two rounds saw him finish in the top 50 which for a “rookie” was quite acceptable.
Playing in a club Saturday Cut Throat Richard James achieved a hole in one on the 16th, an achievement equalled by Aled Bebb in a Mid Week Cut Throat competition on the 13th.