CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP ( March 2012) (14-03-2012)

Aled Bebb continues with his latest news and golfing updates.

Paul Wyn Jones presents the Morlais Hughes Challenge Cup to the winning Winter League team.
photo: Mr Ken Burnell

With the Winter programme fast coming to an end, the last two Winter League qualifiers took place. In Winter league 8 club Captain Clive Williams with 40 pts led the way from Mel Evans, Jeremy Edmunds and Lloyd Evans all on 39 pts. The following week in Winter League 9 fast improving youngster Jack Rimmer with 40 pts led from Aneurin Thomas with another good score of 39 pts with Martin Harries 38 pts and Jonathan Evans 37pts third and fourth respectively.

With the completion of the qualifiers Clive Davies emerged as the leading qualifier with several impressive rounds with over 40 points, followed by Jeremy Edmunds who also scored consistently. The leading qualifying team throughout the winter was that of Clive Williams, Emlyn Thomas, Clive Davies and Wyn Hughes while the team of Brian Isacc, Jonathan Evans, Justin Quin and Jeremy Edmunds were the runners up.

In glorious spring weather the Winter League final took place when the top eight teams played off for the Morlais Hughes Challenge Cup. Presenting the Cup to the winning team was Morlais Hughes' grandson Paul Wyn Jones to the leading team on the day viz. the father and son combination of Mark and Jack Rimmer, Simon Edwards and John Walter Davies. The leading individual on the day was newcomer Wayne James on 41 points from Tony Evans and Steve Hughes both on 40 points.

Club members were glad to hear news filtering from across the Atlantic, from New Mexico, U.S.A. where local golfer Richard James is furthering his general and golfing education. It was encouraging to hear that he won 2 weeks running back to back competitions, shooting a 10 under par 62 at the Roswell Golf Club creating a course record in the process, and the following week going on to win the Ronnie Black Invitational by 6 shots with rounds of 66,75 and 68. He is obviously playing some good stuff at the moment and long may it continue till we welcome him home in the summer when he will challenge on the British Amateur Circuit yet again.

The club would also like to acknowledge the recent passing away of one of the club stalwarts and one of the oldest members in Meg Bowen. She held all the main offices in the Ladies Section and was with her late husband a huge influence on the running of the club over many years. Our thoughts are with Kaye, Alun and the rest of the family.

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