Wales Retain “Ryder Cup” Trophy at Glamorganshire Golf Club


The Wales “Ryder Cup” Team with captain Pete Goodfellow holding the trophy

AS MATCHES go this wasn’t a game of two halves but one way traffic from Wales who won the “Ryder Cup” at Glamorganshire Golf Club by 12½ to 5½ last weekend.

The traditional yearly event started with a Texas Scramble on Friday, September 30, which was eventually won by John Peters, Paul Davies, Darryl Hamonda and Richard Jeremy (last year’s Wales’ captain).

In the evening all players representing Wales and the Rest of the World were at the dinner where they received their shirts from both captains, Wales – Pete Goodfellow, and Rest of the World – Richard Kynaston. A thank you here to all the shirt sponsors and to Andy Ferrier for compering the evening with his usual wit and charm.

The betting then took place to see who could predict the correct or nearest scores for the Saturday competition, which was again arranged by Mike Hennessey.

Saturday morning the first teams were on the tee at 8.10am for the foursomes and by lunchtime Wales were leading six points to three with Wayne Blatchford and Ian Jones having a resounding win of six and five.

However Messrs. Brown and Hughes lost four and three, which is down to their antics on Friday night. The afternoon’s matches of fourballs started with both captains playing against each other with their respective partners of Wales’ James Barnett and Rest of the World’s club captain Alan Buchan.

The game was won by Wales on the 18th which set the tone for the afternoon.

Outstanding performances in the afternoon came from Richard Jeremy and Nathan Waters who won eight and six, Steve Morris and Peter Edmunds who won four and three and Tom Maunder and Paul Richards also winning four and three.

Congratulations to Paul Richards for getting the most results correct. Yet again Paul Brown was unsuccessful in getting any points for Wales, so there will be changes next year.

The Wales captain was presented with the Ryder Cup Trophy which was filled with Champagne from the Rest of the World captain.

The two captains’ will again lead their teams next year and have appointed the following vice captains, Wales Richard Hughes and Rest of the World Mike Jones.

A great golfing weekend was had by all and the Club are sure that next year’s event will go from strength to strength.


Match Captain’s Report – April 25, 2014

A good weekends golf was had by many members over the Bank Holiday.

The Easter cups were competed for on Saturday with Ross Toshack posting the best score of 40 points and winning the division one cup and Robert Beale scoring 39 points to win the division two cup (getting his handicap reduced by 2 in the process ). With a competition standard scratch of 72, conditions continued to be tough in windy Spring conditions.

Bank Holiday Monday saw a mixed medal competition played on a calm warm day with the scores reflecting the improved conditions, standard scratch 70 with the top six all breaking 70 nett.

Outright victory went to Chris Burns with an excellent nett 67. I will note it would have been nice to see a greater number of our Lady members testing themselves in this medal format on such a nice day.

Less pressure on everybody this weekend with a 4BBB, but it is the qualifier for the Earl of Plymouth Cup. It has been pointed out to me a few times that the Earl of Plymouth qualifier should be a medal competition, not a Stableford as listed in the diary. This is correct and I can confirm that it is indeed a medal competition.

Members are still doing an excellent job in keeping play moving well with morning rounds consistently below 4 hours and afternoon rounds between 4 hours and 4 hours 15 mins. Thank you to everyone for your support in this matter, let’s keep it up.

Happy golfing

Alan Buchan
Match Captain