Clecs y Clwb / Club Gossip (September 2017) (05-09-2017)
Report by Aled Bebb
The month of August was a comparatively quiet time at Aberystwyth Golf Club competition wise with most of the internal knockout competitions coming to a conclusion.
However the Monthly Medal still took place with James Harvey 81-11-70 beating Ioan Rhys Richards 75-5-70 into second place on countback. Third was Stuart Wassal 86-15-17 and Anthony Griffiths 74-2-72 fourth.
The final qualifying round of the Redvers Llewellyn also was played in ideal conditions reflected in some excellent low scores and tumbling handicaps. Leading the charge was Bryn Shepherd with a round of the year return of 77-14-63 and a drop in handicap to 12. Second also dropping a shot was Matthew Evans 72-5-67 with Ellis Lewis 69-1-68 third with a better back nine than Chris Tapp 77-9-68. Chris also loses a shot. The thirty two qualifiers will now play in the final for the shield in September.
In a Summer Stableford played on Bank Holiday weekend, James Jenkins with thirty nine points off 14 was the winner but will be playing off 13 in future. Mark Deveraux 37 off 7 was second, Chris Tapp 36 off 8 third and Martin Harries 35 off 8 fourth.
The Tigers travelled to Cardigan to play Glynhir in the next round of the Dyfed League Jeff Harries Bowl played to Greensome Foursome rules. Though the matches were all close they just missed out losing by 4 matches to 3. In the Dyfed League they had a more successful return beating Ashburnum at home 8-1 and also on their home course they had revenge on Glynhir winning by 7-2 and narrowly defeating Milford Haven 5-4 also at home.
The Rabbits meanwhile had conflicting results receiving a whitewash loss of 6-0 on the windy Tenby links but beating South Pembs 5-2 and Glyn Abbey 4-3 both on home territory.
The Seniors travelled to Penrhos and lost the match by 3 ½ - 1 ½ but welcomed Borth and Ynyslas at home and won decisively by 5 matches to 1. The Seniors also travelled to Llandrindod for their 4BBB Open Seniors, Harvi Singh and Jeff Hughes came a respectable fourth.
In the Mid Wales Alliance competition at Llanymynech Ioan Richards and Pat Jones with a better ball score of 45 points came first.
It’s good to note that during a Saturday Cut Throat competition Martyn Lewis was the latest to achieve a hole in one seeing his tee shot drop in on the eighteenth.