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Victory Shield Foursomes Match vs Cardigan
Thursday 16th May at Tenby Golf Club
Jamie Dean and Tom Williams represented the club in the Victory Shield match played at Tenby GC last Thursday 16th May.  As stated in last week's newsletter in this tournament matches are played in the tough foursomes format and despite taking an early lead our pair could not shake off the Cardigan pairing. 
 
The decisive moment in the match came at the short par four fourteenth with Cardigan driving to the mouth of the green setting up an eagle putting opportunity which was not taken but they did win the hole.  On the next hole, the par five fifteenth, despite missing the fairway left Cardigan managed to hit the green with their second short which could not be equalled by Carmarthen.    Jamie and Tom gave everything on the night but alas it was not to be and Cardigan went on to win the match one up.
   
C&P Ladies golf day….  
Last Friday 17th May Carmarthen GC hosted a Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Ladies County Golf Association fun competition. 
 
Twenty five teams of three entered the Waltz and a CGC trio took the first prize with Derllys Court in second place and South Pembs coming third.   
Congratulations go to Tracey Dix, Jean Barratt and Jane Thomas, well done ladies.

The Golf Team would like to thank C&P Ladies for their very kind donation of £100 for the use of CGC in hosting this event.
 
   
Success for Rebecca….  
The Golf Team and the ladies section would like to congratulate Rebecca Robinson who recently came runner-up in the Ladies Police UK Championship at Staverton Park, Daverton.   Well done Rebecca.  
   
Success for our CGC Seniors….  
On Monday 13th May some of our seniors travelled to Swansea and entered the Langland Bay GC senior’s individual stableford open event.
 
The Golf Team would like to congratulate Ken Gealy who came first in the over 70’s category with a score of 35 points and Ray Sinden who came second with a score of 34 points.  Great result, well done lads.
   
Last Week’s Results  
Thursday - Seniors Bill Naylor Salver [2]
Brilliant turnout with 52 seniors taking part on a warm sunny spring dry day. 
 
Congratulations to the overall winner Wynne Thomas with an excellent score of 40 points and his one shot handicap reduction. 
 
Congratulations also to the division winners and place finishers.
Division 1 0-16.4
 1st  Adrian Thomas 39 Points
 2nd  Tony Lloyd-Jones 38 Points
 3rd Gary Evans 37 Points
Division 2 16.5-20.4 
 1st  Wynne Thomas 40 Points
 2nd  Ian Ritchie 36 Points
 3rd Ken Gealy 35 Points
Division 3 20.5+
 1st  Simon Barratt [B9] 36 Points
 2nd  Mike Davies 36 Points
 3rd Phil Webb  35 Points
   
Par Three 2’s  
7th Adrian Thomas  
  Gerwyn Davies  
9th Peter Jones  
13th Tony Lloyd-Jones  
  Huw Phillips  
  Graham Williams  
   
Thursday – Summer League 2  
Ten players took part in the second summer league competition, congratulation to Carwyn Jones with the overall winning score of 69 nett and the lowest gross score of 76.
 
Result Score
1st Carwyn Jones 69 Nett
2nd Luke Heap 72 Nett
3rd Stuart Evans 74 Nett
4th Marc Thomas 75 Nett
5th Kristian Harries 76 Nett
     
Par Three 2s  
7th Paul Davies
  Jason Evans
13th Luke Heap
  Carwyn Jones
15th Stewart Evans
   
Friday - Knights Towy Works Cup  
Great turnout with 30 players entering this Knights section Friday competition. 
 
Many thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winner Luke Davies with an outstanding score of 43 points and a three shot handicap reduction.  Congratulations also to the place finisher.
Result Score
1st Luke Davies 43 Points
2nd Jason Rice 40 Points
3rd Chris James 38 Points
4th Martin Phillips 36 Points
5th Marc Thomas 35 Points
     
Par Three 2s  
7th Mike Bowen
  Chris James
9th Jimmy Myo
13th Gruffydd Rees
   
   
Saturday - Tretower Cup Individual Stableford
Great to see 38 players entering this competition. 
 
In accordance with 2019 competition changes the entries are split equally to enable lower and higher handicap golfers to compete for a 50/50 share of the prize fund with the cup being awarded to an overall winner. 
 
Congratulations to the winners and place finishers in each section and in particular to the overall winner Jake Fearn with a great score of 42 points.
Division 1 0-13.4 Handicap Score
1st Jake Fearn 42 Points
2nd Gareth Rees [B9] 39 Points
3rd Jamie Dean 39 Points
     
Division 2  13.5+ Handicap Score
1th Stuart Barclay 41 Points
2nd Neville Jones 37 Points
3rd Simon Barratt 37 Points
     
Par Three 2s  
9th Jamie Dean  
  Jake Fearn  
  Stuart Barclay  
13th Wynne Thomas  
   
Sunday – R&A 9-Hole Pairs

24 played in this unique 9-hole competition, congratulations go out to overall winner Paul Davies and place finishers.
Pairs Results Result
1st Paul Davies 20 Points
2nd Richard Palmer 19 Points
3rd Marc Thomas 18 Points
4th Jimmy Myo [L6] 17 Points
5th Mick Fenney [L3] 17 Points
   
Par Three 2s  
7th Alan Evans  
  Jeff Harries  
  Peter Jones  
9th Mick Fenney  
   
Monday - Seniors Qualifier  
Nineteen players took to the course congratulations to the winner and place finishers, the results were:
Result Score
1st Adrian Edwards 37 Points
2nd Alan Edwards [B9] 36 Points
3rd Huw Phillips 36 Points
4th Stuart Barclay [B9] 35 Points
5th Jimmy Crawford 35 Points
   
Tuesday - Ladies Eunice Jory 4BBB
Thirteen pairs took part in this competition, congratulations go out to the winners and place finishers.
Result Score
1st Rebecca Robinson & Louise Davies 46 Points
2nd Tracy Dix & Helen O’Sullivan [B9] 39 Points
3rd Jane Lindquist & Jennifer O’Sullivan 39 Points
4th Jane Ingram & Paula James [B9] 37 Points
5th Ruth James & Cynthia Morris 37 Points
   
Wednesday - Seniors vs Neath Away  
Earlier today (Wednesday) the seniors visited Neath on a fine and sunny spring day.  Neath GC is a very tricky test with some tight holes with some stunning views of Swansea Bay.
 
Congratulations go to Captain Rodri and Elwyn who halved their match and to the two pairs who won their individual matches.  Regrettably the team lost the match 5½-2½.
Pairs Result
1st Rodri Davies & Elwyn Morgan Halved
2nd Huw Rees & Hayden Harries L 2&1
3rd George Laidlaw & John Bevan L 3&1
4th Fred Steel & Charles Maliphant W 2 Up
5th Gary Evans & Nick Ingram L 1 Down
6th Norman Edwards & Dennis Driscoll L 3&1
7th Ryan Bowen & Ian Ritchie W 6&5
8th Jimmy Myo & Wayne Morgan L 5&4
   
This Week’s Diary
Thursday Seniors Glyn Knight Cup 09:00-11:40 hours
Thursday Summer League 3 09:00-11:40 hours
Friday Bronwydd Cricket Club Society 13:00-16:50 hours
Saturday Ladies Medal [4] 10:30-11:00 hours
Saturday Knights vs Garnant Home 11:10 Start
Saturday Tigers vs Milford Haven Home 13:00 Start
Monday Seniors Balls-Up 10:00-10:50 hours
Tuesday Ladies E S Evans (Draw) Medal 11:00-13:00 hours
Tuesday Junior Taster Session (Boys & Girls) 10:00 & 14:00 hours
Wednesday Seniors vs Glynhir Away 11:00 Start
   
The Royal & Ancient Golf Society of St Arvans (RAGS) 
Another satisfied society….!
The Golf Team would like to share with our members the following complimentary email message that was received this week from this society expressing how pleased they were when they visited Carmarthen GC two weeks ago.  Well done and thank you to everyone involved for making this society feel welcome and want to return again at some point in the future:
 
On May 8th, nine intrepid travellers from St Pierre made the hazardous journey from Chepstow to Carmarthen to meet up with our old friend and colleague John Edward Thomas. The original plan was to come two weeks earlier but the weather prospects were poor so we delayed.  On the given day we battled through torrential rain at Bridgend and arrived with some trepidation at Rhydymarchog for light refreshments before heading for the Golf Course.
 
The Pro Shop staff were very welcoming and we received our starting instructions whilst sheltering from the latest squall.  Golf began in a rain shower but, having got here, we were not to be put off.  Occasional rain interfered particularly with putting but we battled through and withstood the strong winds, so prevalent in your part of the world.
 
We enjoyed the course very much and, had the weather been kinder, we would have enjoyed the glorious views even more.  We encountered some difficulties with the various tee and fairway crossovers and some of us actually managed to tee off the wrong way on the 11th.  It just shows what wind and rain can do to the ageing brain!!  Despite the weather we had some excellent scoring, with the winner on the day recording 39 points. 
 
At the end of golf, we were again looked after very well and enjoyed a drink and an “All Day Breakfast” in your lovely Clubhouse.  On the journey home, we again encountered torrential rain in West Glamorgan so we could count our lucky stars that it was never that bad in Carmarthen!! 
 
Please give our warmest thanks to all your staff and we hope to return to play again, this time in bright sunshine so that we can really appreciate your facilities and the beautiful countryside surrounding it.

Kindest regards,
 
Tony
 
Compliments to the Chief…..  
The Golf Team would like to share with our members the following complimentary feedback received from a friend of our Vice-Captain, Ryan Bowen who recently visited the club with his family for Sunday lunch.  Well done to the catering team.
 
'Ryan has constantly said how good the food at the golf club is and as a family of fourteen we finally visited for Sunday lunch.  We were not disappointed as the food was of exceptional quality in lovely scenic surroundings.  The beef melted in my mouth and the blackberry roulade ....wow!!  Please pass on my compliments to the catering team'.
 
Brian Mathews
   
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