A STRONG field of 80 gents competed for the June Monthly Medal sponsored by Mike Jones of MJ Motors. Mike has been a long time sponsor and supporter of the club which is appreciated.
Mike presented Adam Bayjoo with his prize after he returned a tremendous score of 64 nett just pipping Chris Day He was also rewarded with a handicap reduction of two shots and is now playing off 11. There was some fine scoring with the standard scratch being 70.
1, Adam Bayjoo 64 nett
2, Chris Day 65 nett
3, Matthew Okell 67 nett
The best gross prize went to Liam Eva with a 71 just beating the perennial John Roberts on count back.
There were two recorded by Craig Robertson, Phil Davies, Liam Eva, Bob Williams, James Picton, Wayne Hancock, Adam Bayjoo, Liam Fawcett, Rob Devonald, Tony Davey, John Roberts and Andrew Arnold.
This week is the Club Championship played over two days. The entry sheet closes on Thursday with the draw being made that evening.
There has been a breakaway by Liam Eva in the Brian Bebb Order of Merit. He now leads the way with 32 points followed by Tom Hughes and Shaun Dyson on 30 and 25 points respectively.
There was some handicap reductions made as follows: - Liam Eva 3-2, Adam Bayjoo 13-11, Tristan Carlson 15-14 and Chris Day 10-9.
Rabbits away win
A GREAT result at Glyn Abbey for the Rabbits despite being a player down they managed a win by 2 ½ to 3 ½. The course was in good condition but the greens played slower than those at home. A lovely chicken lunch was supplied by Carol and her staff after the match. Thanks are given to all those who drove and to Gwyn Scale for his support.
FINE weather brought the seniors out in force with a full field of over 40 seniors playing last Thursday. The competition started in fine weather but then turned (despite club secretary Steve Brown saying there would be no rain, obviously Steve went to the Michael Fish school of weather forecasting) and all got wet except a couple of the early starters who made great sport of watching from the club house as their cohorts played on in the rain. It was still a good competition with a tight result.
1, Ken Edwards 39pts
2, John Hicks 38pts (20/9)
3, Russell James 38 (19/9)
4, John Laugharne 38pts (18/9) and in 5th position 90 year old Ray Andrew.
Twos: Richard Setterfield, Alan John, Roy John.
The Colin Reynold Points Competition is now starting to tighten up. Mike Ballantine having a run away in the early season is now being caught up by two of the Neyland stalwarts, Ken Edwards was only two points behind and Russell James sharing third place with Roy John with three points behind.
Leaders Colin Reynolds points
M Ballantine - 12pts
K Edwards - 10
R James - 9
R John - 9
A Davey - 8
G Scale - 8
J Sanderson - 7
LAST Tuesday, 13 ladies played in their weekly tournament. The winner was Eileen Davies with 35 points and the runner-up was Veronica John with 34 points. There were no twos recorded so the kitty money will roll over.
Last weekend, the Ladies held their annual Club Championship/Millennium Cup tournament. It is held over two days. The Club Champion is the winner based on two days gross score, and the Millennium Cup was donated to the Ladies Section by the late Mrs Pamela Price so that there could be a winner with the best nett score. Twenty-one ladies played and encountered a few heavy showers on the Saturday, but nothing to dampen the golf as there were some very close scores recorded on the first round. On Sunday, the sun shone and conditions were perfect for the ladies to compete in the final round. The overall winner and club champion for 2014 was Barbara Phillips with a total score of 181 gross and the runner-up was Cheryl Eva losing out by just one shot with a score of 182 gross. The winner of the Millennium Cup for 2014 was Liz Durward with a combined score of 150 nett and the runner-up was Cheryl Eva, who lost out to Liz on count back. There were five twos recorded over the two days play and the winners were Mary Christopher (2), Cheryl Eva, Barbara Phillips and Jan Goodridge.
The club congratulates lady captain Pat Evans and her playing partner Karen Pullen, who played in the first round of the Jubilee Inter-Club Foursomes at Haverfordwest Golf Club last Tuesday, and ended up winning their match against a pair from Haverfordwest Golf Club on the 19th hole, having put up a strong battle to come back from three down and bring it back to all square on the 18th hole, forcing a nail biting play off down the first hole again which gave them the win.
THE competition played on Saturday was the BDS Shield. Jay Power won with a tremendous haul of 44 points closely followed by Ben Fawcett with 43 points - also an excellent score. Both players have had handicap reductions.
Friday Twighlight Golf
FRIDAY saw the first Twilight Roll Up as poor weather kept many away. There was some keen competition and excellent scoring. The joint winners were Andy Windsor and Ian Charles with 22 points. Only one two was recorded by Wayne Hancock who won the pot.
This is a new regular event that will be played every Friday evening. It’s a fun nine-hole stableford competition followed by some socialising in the club house where there will be a happy hour for players.
200 Club Draw
THE June draw for the 200 club was a quarterly draw so there were four winners.
Number 198 Steve Warlow wins £500, 104 Dylan Phillips wins £50, 163 Steve Arnold wins £30, and 59 Sonia Nicholas takes the £20 prize.