CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP ( April 2012) - Easter Competition report (09-04-2012)
Aled Bebb reports on a busy Easter Competition programme. The feature will also appear in the Cambrian News.
The excellent Spring weather enjoyed by all was reflected in the standard of play and scores at the local golf club towards the end of March.
Two Stablefords Competition saw impressive numbers turn out in the favourable weather. In one competition Mark Devereux with 39 points held off the challenge of Alan Mckenzie, Mike Jones and Tony Evans all on 38 points. In the other Stableford, Paul Wyn Jones with 39 points had the better back nine than Captain Clive Williams and Alex James both also on 39 points, with Mark Devereux again in the prizes with 38 points in fourth position.
The Summer season is traditionally teed off with a Tiger and Rabbits Competition and the popular event saw nearly 40 pairs play. In a Four ball better ball formula Nigel Southgate and Barry Pugh led the way with an excellent 48 points from Alex James and Mark Rimmer with 46 points holding off postmen Emyr Jones and Paul Weston also 46 points on the back nine.
The Easter weekend saw the course revert to it's full playing length with three traditional competitions taking place off the white tees, but despite the colder and overcast conditions the players continued to return some impressive scores.
On Good Friday in the Major Mathias Bogey, Emrys James off 10 returned a +3, holding off his grandson Alex James who had +2 off 5. Third was Jeremy Edmunds with +1 beating Richie Owen also +1. On the Saturday in the R.A.S.C. Cup Huw Williams led the way with 40 points from Justin Quinn 39 points, with Patrick Jones, returning from a long football injury on 38 points with Adrian Davies the best of several golfers on 36 points.
The Sunday had the best turnout of the weekend where nearly sixty players contesting the Cambrian Cup and also the Golf Union of Wales team of four qualifier. Leading the way was Aneurin Thomas with 40 points, which saw his handicap tumble yet again from 16 to 14, beating young Jack Rimmer also 40 points on the back nine. Low handicappers Ioan Richards (5) with 39 points and Phil Richards (1) with 38 points were third and fourth respectively making up a strong balanced team to go on to represent the Club in the first round of the GUW handicap competition.