Saturdays 4BBB Stableford saw the wind blow and blow, many cards were wrecked by the time they reached the homeward stretch. In addition to the wind, the torrential rain made many give up and walk in. Andrew Kerr Smith is currently investigating putting a refuelling station on 10th tee, it seems that the club buggies simply do not have the range to cope with the zig sagging that the shots of Mike Hennessey and Peter Corrigan require. They ran out of fuel on the 10th and needed a replacement buggy brought out. A score of 41 from Martin Wilkins and Gary Ward early on was enough to secure a great victory.
1st – Martin Wilkins & Gary Ward 41 pts
2nd – Tom & John Maunder 40 pts
3rd – Tony Warrilow & Brian Mitchell – 39 pts
4th – Dafydd Harries & Ian Jones – 38 pts (back 9 – 19 pts)
5th – Peter Edmunds & Brian Barton (back 9 – 18 pts)
9 balls for a two.
Some 264 golfers will play on Saturday’s Captains Day. The format is foursomes, half the combined handicap. The draw has taken place and the pairings are on the notice boards in the Club. Food will be served in the form of a buffet before you go out or after you have finished depending on your tee time. In addition, the Captain will be at the cabin where further refreshments will be served.
A tote is run by the Club and members can bet anything from £1 to £25 pound in denominations of £1 on pairs they think will feature in the prizes. Bets can be placed during the day in the Secretary/Managers Office or the office will be open from 1700 to 1930 every evening this week. Betting will close from Friday evening.
Dan Bird, Duncan Lendrum and Gareth Mathias’s Team are all partaking in Macmillian Longest Day today. They all hoping to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity. They will be playing 2 rounds of golf at the Glamorganshire, one at St Andrews Major and finishing at Cardiff Golf Club. I have included links for their Just Giving pages below. Well done boys.
The Millennium Trophy takes place a week on Saturday, its a great trophy donated by John Adams. Each team must have one lady in it. I have a list of ladies wanting to play so just put 3 names down and I will sort the rest.
Team news – the Second team finally won this week at home to Dinas Powis, well done Daryl and the Second Team boys. The First Team halved their match at home to Mountain Ash.
Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards. – Bobby Jones