CLECS Y CLWB / CLUB GOSSIP ( Late May 2012) (01-06-2012)

Aled Bebb continues to report on the golfing activities of our playing members with some late additions provided by the website editor.

The latter half of May came to a conclusion with the golfers at the Aberystwyth Club continuing to enjoy different aspects of the game with excellent scores returned yet again in turbulent windy conditions.
Firstly 29 pairs played in an Inaugural Four Ball Better Ball Competition, where the top eight pairs would qualify to play in a knock-out style competition. The top three qualifying pairs were Tim Jenkins and Phil Richards on points with Dai Blair and Ioan Richards with 40 points holding off Harvey Singh and Jeremy Edmunds also with 40 points on the back nine. The following week in an extra Medal Competition Barry Pugh 84-16-68 held off Tom Thomas 80-12-68 on the back six with youngster Jack Rimmer 88-19-69 again in the prizes and Jeremy Edmunds fourth with 80-10-70. As a result all drop a shot off their handicap. The following week again saw Jack Rimmer dropping another shot as he led the way in the Redvers Llewellyn first qualifier with 86-18-68. Next came Terry Richards 86-17-69 with son and father Dafydd 88-18-70 and Clem Thomas 87-16-71 third and fourth respectively.
The Tigers continued their progress in the Dyfed League and beat Derllys Court at home 6 matches to one and travelled to the Carmarthen based Derllys Court to win by 4½ to 2½, beating a home side who had not lost at home for over two years. The Rabbits also had a good win at home against Milford Haven by four matches to one. The Seniors also travelled to Llanymynech and though five four man teams travelled, none were able master the tricky greens and windy conditions which were experienced on the day. However, they also entertained Borth and Ynyslas and Cilgwyn Seniors and in a competitive and social atmosphere coming away with wins in both cases.
In the Welsh Golfing Union Victory Shield, Anthony Griffiths and Phil Richards lost out this year in the first round losing one down to Haverfordwest on the fairways of Cardigan Golf Club. Anthony Wyn Jones and Ioan R Richards progressed to the third round of the Daily Mail Foursomes but lost to St. Giles, Newtown on their course.
At the end of the month Aberystwyth also entertained Borth and Ynyslas in the now annual match for the Friendship Cup. Borth, led by John Murphy and Aberystwyth by D.G.Davies, a tight match ended in a tie 4½ to 4½. As holders of the cup Borth retained the trophy until the rematch next month on their links course.
It is worth noting that another hole in one was achieved by local golfer Nigel Southgate playing in a mid week Cut Throat game on the sixteenth par three hole. Congratulations to Nigel, who will no doubt buy everyone a drink if you ask him nicely.

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