Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (May 2017) (14-05-2017)
Aled Bebb reports
The Summer programme continued apace at Aberystwyth Golf Club with several qualifying competitions taking place.
In a Bank Holiday Stableford which doubled up as a qualifier for the Welsh Handicaps Tournament, the leading four were the winner Chris Tapp (10) 36 points, Anthony Griffiths (3) 34, Club Captain Barry Phipson (7)33 points and Graham Tapp (14)32 points.
These four will now represent the club at the next level which will take place at Newport (Pembs) Golf Club.
The Captain’s Cup and Vice Captain’s Plate qualifying medal took place with the top 16 in each category qualifying to go head to head during the summer.
In the Captain’s Cup for 0 to 14 handicappers the leading four were Harvi Singh 80-11-69, Alun John 81-12-69, Bryn Shepherd 83-14-69 and Barry Phipson 77-7-70. Harvi Singh saw his handicap drop to 10.
In the Vice Captain’s Plate for the 15 to 28 handicappers, the top four qualifiers were Trevor Stables 90-18-72, Mark Rimmer 88-16-72, Arwyn Morris 88-15-73 and John Wooton 91-15-76.
The May Monthly Medal also took place with Daniel Basnett losing a shot on his handicap with a return of 75-9-66 leading from Dai Blair 73-3-70, Huw Williams 82-11-71 and Aled Bebb 86-14-72.
The Rabbits continued their positive start to the season with good wins on home ground against Haverfordwest 4 matches to 2 and against Cwmrhydyneuadd by 4 matches to 3. Let’s hope they maintain this form when they have to travel.
Meanwhile the Tigers after a slow start losing consecutive matches away came good in the Jeff Harries Bowl Knockout taking on a strong Machynys team at home in a Greensome/Foursome match and winning by 4 matches to 1.
Finally, the top players in the club started their quest to qualify for the Welsh Team Championship with a win in the first qualifying round, again taking on a Machynys team on neutral ground at Cardigan. They emerged convincing winners thanks to wins for Tim Jenkins 1 up, Patrick Jones 3&2, Elis Lewis 2&1 and Jack Rimmer 4&3. Ant Griffiths lost narrowly on the 17th.