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Dear Member

Message from the Directors Playmore Golf Announcement…..
Carmarthen Golf Club in conjunction with Playmore Golf will be launching a new membership category with effect from Monday 13th May.   Flexi membership is a point’s based system which is specifically designed for the casual golfer who plays very few rounds during the year.    
Four other local clubs are members of this scheme which enables the Flexi member to play Tenby, Ashburnam, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and ourselves, as well as using their points at any other club in the UK who are members of the scheme.   Details of this new scheme will be published on our website from next Monday.
Club PGA Professional News….  
Members will be aware from previous newsletters that Clive Coombs is currently running joint tuition sessions with the ladies every Wednesday and these are proving to be very popular.  The group sessions comprise of 8 to 10 ladies who pay £6 each for one hour and it has gone down well. 
Clive is now interested in providing the same arrangement for male members.  Clive has suggested Tuesdays for these.  Morning or afternoon sessions could be arranged for members available during the day and early evening, say 5.30pm to 6.30pm for members who work day time hours.   Everyone is welcome and Clive would like to emphasise that the invitation extends to none members (friends or family) who may like to join members as means of introduction to the first class facilities that are on offer at our friendly and welcoming club.   Anyone who is interested please make contact with Clive who would be most grateful for your support and delighted to help you to develop your game.
Last Week’s Results
Thursday - Seniors Team vs Mond Valley Away
Last Thursday the seniors visited Mond Valley GC on a fine but cold spring day.  Captain Rodri Davies had picked a strong team to play this fixture on their relatively short course.    The Mond was in good condition however it was difficult to get used to the speed of the greens that were very slow compared to Carmarthen GC.   The result was match halved 4-4.
Pairs Result
1st Rodri Davies & George Laidlaw L 5&4
2nd Huw Rees & Gary Evans L 3&2
3rd Ken Gealy & Ray Sinden W 5&3
4th Mick Fenney & Peter Jones              Halved
5th Tony Lloyd-Jones & Jim Crawford Halved
6th Norman Edwards & Hywel Morris W 3&1
7th Fred Steel & Ian Ritchie W 4&3
8th Charles Maliphant & Danny O’Sullivan L 2&1
Thursday - Seniors 4BBB  
Twenty teams taking part, congratulations to the winners and place finishers, the results were:   Second and third place have had prize winnings credited to their club cards.
Result Score
1st Stuart Barclay & Simon Barratt 44 Points
2nd Alan Williams & Len Davies 43 Points
3rd Adrian Thomas & Keith Lewis 42 Points
Friday - Knights' Bertie Butters Cup  
32 players entered the second Knights' section Friday competition, a great turn out.    Many thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner and place finishers, the results were:   Also well done Brett for your handicap reduction of one shot and now playing off your new handicap of 16.
Result Score
1st Brett Wlaker 39 Points
2nd Peter Ashley-Jones 37 Points
3rd Gruffydd Rees [Last 6] 35 Points
4th Ken Gealy [Last 9] 35 Points
5th Mark Evans [Last 6] 35 Points
Par Three 2s  
7th Mark Evans
  Alan Williams
9th Martin Phillips
Saturday - Knights vs Haverfordwest Away

In their third Three Counties Summer League match the team visited Haverfordwest GC on a dry but windy day   Captain Brett Walker was unavailable to lead the team for this fixture so the responsibility went to newly elected Vice-Captain Cliff Webb.    Regrettably the team lost 4-2 and the section would like to thank the players who made themselves available for their support.
Pairs Results Result
1st Fred Steel & Jimmy Myo W 1 up
2nd Cliff Webb & Richard Evans L 3&2
3rd Alan Edwards & Elwyn Morgan L 2&1
4th George Laidlaw & Mark Evans L 2 down
5th Alastair Laidlaw & Mike Bowen W 4&2
6th Sam Newbould & Keith Lewis L 3&2
Sunday - Tigers vs Ashburnham Away
Last Sunday the Tigers were on the road for their Dyfed League Jeff Harries Bowl first round match against the old foe Ashburnham Golf Club.  The weather conditions were good, and as always the course was in fantastic condition.   Team Captain Paul Davies picked a strong team with a mix of handicaps from 2 to 13 however when playing a foursomes format it is never easy to get the balance right, especially away from home.  Unfortunately this was to be the case with the Ash taking the win 5½ to 1½.    Nevertheless the team had a great welcome and enjoyable day and thanks go to Ashburnham for giving two courtesy tee slots for CGC supporting squad members to have a round.   The Tigers now turn their attention back to the league and a big thanks goes out to the squad who were available for this match, your support is much appreciated.
Pairs Results Result
1st Jamie Dean & Huw Smith L 3&2
2nd Steve Rees & Dai Thomas L 3&1
3rd Scott Jones & Carwyn Jones L 4&3
4th Simon Davies & Paul Davies L 2&1
5th Ed Wheeler & Sean Hazelby Halved
6th Luke Heap & John Dive W 2 up
7th Alan Price & Stewart Evans L 4&3
Seniors – Monday Qualifier  
Eighteen players took to the course on Bank Holiday Monday.  Weather was overcast and congratulations go to the winner and place finishers.  The results were:   Well done to the top three players for their one shot handicap reductions.
Result Score
1st Dennis Jones [B9] 40 Points
2nd Norman Edwards [B9] 40 Points
3rd Alan Edwards 40 Points
4th Ewan McLean [B9] 39 Points
5th Huw Phillips 39 Points
Par Three 2s  
7th Norman Edwards  
9th Huw Phillips  
Tuesday - Ladies Gwen Phillips Salver Medal (including Alternative Day
Thirty players entered this competition, congratulations go out to the winner and place finishers and also to Paula James who shot the lowest gross score of 87.
Result Score
1st Meinir Hunter 68 Nett
2nd Tracey Dix [B9] 71 Nett
3rd Cynthia Morris [B9] 71 Nett
4th Ann Morris 71 Nett
5th Jean Barrett [B9] 72 Nett
Par Three 2s  
7th Ann Morris  
13th Jane Lindquist  
This Week’s Diary
Thursday Seniors The Lone Ranger 09:00-10:52 hours
Thursday Seniors vs Glynhir Home 11:00 hours start
Friday Knights P C Evans Cup 15:00-17:00 hours
Saturday Men’s Medal Alan Griffiths Cup 08:30-10:30 & 13:30-14:30 hours
Saturday Ladies Stableford 3 10:30-11:00 hours
Saturday Hedydd Griffiths Society 11:50-12:10 hours
Sunday Mixed Maridunum Vase 09:0-09:30 & 13:30-15:00 hours
Sunday Swansea Con Club Society 11:00-12:00 hours
Sunday Knights vs Penrhos Away 12:00 hours start
Monday Seniors Ballsup 10:00-10:50 hours
Tuesday Ladies Stableford 4 11:00-13:00 hours
Welsh Team Championships 2019  
This Thursday Carmarthen are playing Penrhos in the first round qualifier of the team championships at Cardigan GC starting at around 5pm.   Good luck to the team, all the CGC members will be rooting for you.
  Tom Willimas
  Jamie Dean
  Scott Tomos
  Ian Marks
  Steve Rees
Junior Tour Event - Sunday 28th April 2019
The Golf Team would like to share with our members the following complimentary email message that was received this week from Wales Golf Coordinator, Sandy Veale:
Hi All Just thought I would write a quick note to say thank you to Carmarthen Golf Club for hosting our Junior Tour event with yourselves a couple of weeks ago.  The hospitality of the club was superb as ever and competitors only had kind words to say about the condition of the course, catering, volunteers and overall support from the clubs staff and members.   Please pass on these thanks to the rest of the club.  I can also confirm that our report for the event is live and the results are live on the website.  Please feel free to use this in any club bulletins regarding the event.  The links to these are below.   Results: http://www.walesgolf.org/ping-wjt-results-2019/ Report: http://www.walesgolf.org/junior-golfers-produce-storming-performance-at-carmarthen/   Kind Regards   Sandy Veale Golf Coordinator - Wales Golf  
R&A 9-Hole Qualifier Reminder Sunday 19th May is the date for your diary….
The Golf Team would like to remind members that this 9-hole competition is open to male and female players and the handicap limit is men 28 and ladies 36.  The format is teams of two, each player’s individual scores will be added together at the end of play.  The best two scores from our club will then be submitted to Wales Golf to go into a league table. 
The top two pairs from this league will be invited to play in the 9-hole final to be held at Royal Portrush GC on Saturday 13th July.
Entry for this event is free so the club hope that members will all participate….last year two members from our club narrowly missed out on count back so it is all to play for.
CGC 2019 Seniors Mixed Team Open Monday 20th May is the date for your diary….
The Golf Team would like to remind members that the club is holding their Seniors Mixed Team Open on Monday 20th May and that as club members you are entitled to enter at half the published price.    The number of entries needs to be boosted so at £7.50 per person, £30 per team why not support the club and enter for this event.  As previously stated by populating the field it will help generate the feeling of supply and demand and hopefully improve the number of visitor bookings.   Please support the club and tell your family and friends.  
Welcome Wednesday Golf is back Wednesday 22nd May is the date for your diary….
The Golf Team are excited to inform that Welcome Wednesday golf is back on the calendar, every fortnight starting on 22nd May 5pm to 7pm. 
Invite your family and friends to enjoy our great course for nine holes of stableford golf, £5 per guest plus £1 each player for prizes.


100 Club Draw Results  
100 Club organisers Brenda Richards and Olive Cornor are pleased to announce the results of the April draw. 
Congratulations to the winners, please note the next draw will be made on Tuesday 4th June.
1st Prize £100 Nick Ingram
2nd Prize £75 Mike Davies
3rd Prize £40 Olive Corner
4th Prize £30 Gary Evans
5th Prize £20 Huw Smith
And finally…….
Thank you to those who have been kind enough to provide stories and pictures for inclusion in this week’s update.  If you have anything that you would like to share please forward to the email address below and we will do our best to incorporate them.   Email:  fred_bryncerrig@outlook.com   Thanks for reading.
The Golf Team