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Captain's Day Report (22-07-2012)

Further summary from Aled
Clive Williams the captain for 2012 celebrated his “Captain's Day” on the second weekend of the month when he entertained his members as well as numerous guests to an excellent day blessed with favourable weather.
In the morning the Ladies played in a 9 hole and 18 hole competition. Sue Sherman had the best return over the shorter course. Margaret Thomas took the honours over 18 holes.
Following the Ladies, over 110 Gents competed all day with the last players not finishing till after 7 pm. Despite the course playing long, some excellent scores were returned and the overall winner of the day was Aneurin Thomas with the best of several on 40 points. Having retired from his long career in football, Aneurin has seen his handicap tumbling from a high of 22 to a present low of 12 after his latest return and with his obvious natural ability, he will surely be a single handicapper in no time.
Leading the category 0-9 handicapper was Richard James off a handicap of +1, holding off 2 other youngsters with tumbling handicaps, Justin Quinn (40 points) and Jonathan Evans (39 points). In the 10 – 19 category junior Jack Rimmer led with yet another 40 points from Carwyn Jenkins (38 points) and Adrian Davies also with 38 points. In the 20 – 28 category yet another junior Dafydd Thomas (36 points) held off Mel Evans (35 points) and Wyn Hughes (35 points).
The players with the longest drive in the under 55 age category was Richard James on the twelfth. Kay Thomas had the longest drive for the over 55 year olds on the tenth. Nearest the pin on the thirteenth (under 55 year old) was Jonathan Evans while father Mel had the nearest the pin on the eighteenth for the over 55s. An award for the best past Captain score was returned by Simon Edwards with 34 points.
At the nineteenth hole, Clive saw his guests entertained to an excellent buffet meal with the live music of a local band providing background entertainment. After the presentations and Clive's acknowledgements, the rest of the evening was spent socialising and reminiscing on Clive's successful year.
The following day despite of the previous day's celebration the fourth qualifing round of the Redvers Llewellyn took place and a good turn out resulted in Nathan Jones (88-20-68) leading from Adrian Davies (80-11-69) and Bryn Shepherd (88-13-71) and Harvi Singh (85-14-71) third and fourth. Nathan and Adrian as a result drop a shot on their handicap.


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