SIXTEEN pairs competed for the Hackin Smith Salvers on a balmy Sunday afternoon. This is a Mixed Greensome Foursomes competition. There was stiff competition for places but in the end the husband and wife partnership of Steve and Diane Warlow stormed to victory with a score of 66.8.
It was extremely close for second place with Liam and Cheryl Eva narrowly beating Andrew Smith and Ivy Jenkins who finished third.
The twos pot was shared by Aaron Byrne and Karen Lewis, John and Jackie Skelhorn and Keri and Leigh Broome. Each two was worth £12 in the pro shop.
Friday Evening Roll Up
THERE was a strong entry for the nine-hole roll up and some good scoring. Phil Davies was rampant with a spellbinding 23 points leaving Peter Taylor and Gwyn Scale wallowing in his wake with second place scores of 21 points.
There were two twos by Chris Oliver and Josh Lewis.
July Monthly Medal
THE July Monthly Medal was sponsored by Steve Arnold of Port Engineering Steve has been a regular supporter of the monthly medal over the years. His continued support is much valued.
The presentation was carried out on behalf of Port Engineering by Andrew Arnold who was also among the prize winners. Although there were some late withdrawals because of the damp conditions the weather didn't put a dampener on the scoring.
Early starter Andrew Miles and experienced Gareth Fairburn both returned highly impressive scores of 66 nett with Andrew sneaking first place on count back.
This was also a qualifying competition for the Welsh Individual Handicap Championship to be held at Llandrindod Wells in September, Gareth and Andrew will now have their results submitted for qualification for the 0-12 and 13-28 categories respectively.
On another day the returns of 67 nett made by Andrew Arnold and Tristan Carlson might well have been good enough to win, but their fine scores only brought them 3rd and 4th places, Chris Oliver was in 5th place with a good 68 nett showing a welcome return to form.
The prize for the best gross went to Gareth Fairburn with a splendid one under gross 70. The high scoring meant that the standard scratch was 70 on the day.
There were 11 twos worth £6 each as follows:- Nathan Day x2, Jimmy Howells, Dean Matthews, John Roberts, Paul Thomas, Jeff Button, Alan Dennison, Jack Jenkins, Emlyn Williams and Andrew Windsor.
The impressive scoring meant Dai Humphreys had a field day with the handicaps. His victims were: - Liam Eva 3-2, Tony Hughes 27-26, Andrew Miles 25-24, Chris Oliver 14-13 and Stuart Owen 28-27.
The current standings in the Brian Bebb Order of Merit are as follows:-
1, Tom Hughes 40 pts
2, Liam Eva 32 pts
3, Tristan Carlson and Andrew Arnold 31 pts
Tom is currently in good form and a strong effort will be required to reel him in.
LAST Tuesday, was a busy day for the senior section with their annual members and guest day played in fine weather, a great day was had by all with a meal and presentation in the club house after play. The results were as follows.
1, - Gareth Rees and Des Griffiths (Haverfordwest) 40pts (20/9)
2, - Peter Ryder and Bob Howes (Tenby) 40pts(18/9)
3, - Brian Mitchell and S Blower (Hwest) 38pts
David Christopher carried out the presentation. David started the better ball sableford competition and donated the trophies some 13 years ago.
Last Thursday, Milford seniors entertained Newport seniors to their annual match at Milford. Milford seniors ran out victors with a landslide of eight and half matches to a half. The Newport captain thanked Milford for an entertaining afternoon and complemented the ground staff on the excellent condition of the course and also thanked Barry and catering staff on an excellent meal.
Last Tuesday, sixteen ladies played in their weekly tournament in lovely golfing weather. The winner was Lady Captain, Pat Evans with 37 points, and the runner-up was Pauline Summons also with 37 points, but losing out on count back. The course must have been playing easy for some as there were three twos recorded - Denise Kimber and Jackie Skelhorn on hole 4 and Keri Broome on hole 8 - so they shared the kitty.
The next golfing activities for the ladies will be when they take part in the Club Captain's Day this Saturday, and the club wishes Gwyn Scale a very successful day.
Friday Twilight Golf
THIS is a new regular event played every Friday evening at the club. It’s a fun nine-hole stableford competition, open to all members and their guests.