ALL to play for last Saturday in the finals of the Winter League and the plate competitions.
The weather was good to the golfers this week staying dry for the best part of the day and a prevailing south westerly breeze. Ian McCarthy and Lee Nicholas played Kevin Bowen and Darren Rackley in the final while Richard Hull and Alan Dennison played Sean Conway and Shaun Dyson for 3rd and 4th places. The results:-
Winter League winners 2016-17
1, Ian McCarthy and Lee Nicholas
2, Kevin Bowen and Darren Rackley
3, Sean Conway and Shaun Dyson
4, Richard Hull and Alan Dennison
Five pairs played in the final round of the plate competition with close results
1, Liam and Craig Eva, 168 points
2, Elliot Harding and Richard Brock, 166 points
3, Ian Hawkins and Kelvin Edwards, 165 points
4, John Roberts and David Humphreys, 164 points
5, Tom Hughes and Barry Harding, 159 points
37 members played in the Saturday roll up with the following results
1, Nathan Day, 44 points
2, Triston Carlson, 43 points
3, David Evans, 40 points
4, David Williams, 40 points
Five two were recorded: - 4th hole Nathan Cole, Nathan Day and Christopher Harding. Hole 12 Mathew Okell and Joseph Pullen.
Handicap changes:- Nathan Day 6-5, Tristan Carlson 10-9, David Evans 16-15, Mathew Humphreys 12-13, Brian Keen 17-18, John Jenkins 27-28 and Shane Williams 6-7.
This Saturday is the roll up and Winter League Ryder Cup 10am for 1am start.
On Thursday, March 2, the seniors section played a stableford competition which was the seventh qualifier for the John Winter. An excellent turn out of 44 players took part to enjoy the dry weather
1, Andrew Smith 40 points
2, Peter Derbyshire 39 points 23 points on back nine
3, Brian Mitchell 39 points 21 points on back nine
4, Rolly Council 39 points 20 points on back nine
5, David Britton 39 points 19 points on back nine
Twos winners: Mike Ballentine, Brian Keen x2, Nick Jones, Bobby Williams, Tony Davey, Alan Dennison, Ivor McKenzie.
Handicap changes were Russell James from 12 to 13 and John Sanderson from 13 to 14.
John Winter Tankard leaders Rolly Council 141 points; Brian Keen 134 points; Richard Setterfield 134 points; Brian Mitchell 134 points.
February 200 Club Draw
£50 No 167 Mrs. Ruth Davies
£30 No 54 Billy Hier
£20. No 85 David Evans
Tuesday’s Club Stableford Competition
Despite a very cold and very windy day 29 golfers played on Tuesday, February 28.
1, Bryn Gee 42 points
2, Steve Mayne 40 points
3, Bert Jones 36 points
4, John Clark 35 points
Twos winners: Adrian Dark, Mike Durward, Bryn Gee Steve Mayne x2, John Sanderson, Richard Setterfield.
Nearest the pin: Richard Setterfield, his fourth win on the trot.
On Tuesday, February 28 eight ladies attempted to play in their weekly Stableford competition, but only two were brave enough to complete the round due to the adverse weather conditions.
The weather was so horrendous at the start that most of the ladies either gave up after two holes or just didn’t start playing. The winner with 26pts was Pearl Slate and the runner up was Denise Kimber with 22pts.
On Sunday, March 5 Lady Captain Lucy French and Karen Lewis played in the first round of the Daily Mail Foursomes at home against South Pembs Golf Club. Lucy and Karen won 4 and 2 and are now through to the next round.
Josh Hutchings, Bobby and Jack Jenkins attended a full day of Dyfed Boys Coaching in Machynys on Saturday. In form Milford Junior Captain Alex Starling was putting his name on the Clawsafe Cup with an excellent score of 34 points in difficult conditions. In the afternoon the penultimate round of the 6/9 hole Winter League and with the two leaders consolidating their league positions with solid displays.
Harvey Davies took second place to push himself into third place in the League. These younger golfers played some wonderful shots in wet and windy conditions and it was fitting that the final shot of the day was a forty yard chip which dangled on the edge of the hole, but ultimately was enough to give Bleddyn Gibbs his first competition win and a shot off his handicap.
Sunday brought more wind and rain and the penultimate round of the 18 hole Sunday Winter League. Proving he really does know how to play in the wind, Alex Starling posted another excellent round to win the competition and take a crucial 10 points, meaning the final round will be a straight shootout between Alex and Hollie Jenkins.