Dear Member

Driving-in-the-Captains Golf Day
Last Saturday our new season got off to a great start with 80 players taking part in the golf event and 108 guests attending the evening function with entertainment provided by ABBA tribute band Bjorn Belief.  The day could not have gone any better, weather was fine and the band were brilliant.    The Section Captains would like to thank Andrew and the greenstaff team who presented the full course in excellent condition (and its only March!!) and everyone who played and supported the event.   The Entertainments Group would like to thank members and guests and the table captains for their fantastic support and also to pay special thanks to Sandy & Martin and the catering team for the great job they did in looking after everyone.   
Last Saturday we demonstrated what a great club we are all privileged to be part of, let’s hope that everyone is thinking positively about the new season ahead of us.  
Last Week’s Results  
Thursday - Seniors Individual Stapleford 3 Divisions
The weather was the winner!!  The day started misty but deteriorated so severely that during the afternoon, play was temporarily suspended and eventually cancelled completely for safety reasons due to poor visibility caused by fog.  There was some disappointment particularly the players who were nearing the end of their round and potentially had good scores in the making.
Saturday Captains Driving-In Shotgun Start
With 80 players taking part all of the tees were occupied with double groups on the par five 6th and 18th.  The entries were divided equally into four sections, Mixed, Knights, Seniors and Tigers. 
To add some fun to the event and maintain the interest of those who did not have an outstanding score secret partners were drawn in each section. 
The two best scores won the prizes, £15 each for the winners and £10 each for the runners up, congratulations to the prize winners.
Nearest the line on the 18th was won by Jane Ingram and nearest the pin on the 9th was won by Dai Thomas both receiving a sleeve of balls.    
Mixed Section Score Prize
1st Ann Morris & Nick Ingram 71 £15 each
2nd Helen O’Sullivan & Olive Corner 66 £10 each
Knights Section Score Prize
1st Jeff Harries & Mick Fenney 73 £15 each
2nd Fred Steel & Andrew Jones 70 £10 each
Seniors Section Score Prize
1st Haydn Harries & Jim Crawford 68 £15 each
2nd Tony Lloyd-Jones & Ian Griffiths 65 £10 each
Tigers Section Score Prize
1st Anthony Kirkbride & Chris Jones 76 £15 each
2nd Paul Davies & Phil Lewis 68 £10 each
Monday - Seniors Qualifier  
20 players took to the course and enjoyed the spring weather and Mr Consistency again took the honours with a very fine score:
1st  Graham Williams 40 Points
2nd Dave Danskin 39 Points
3rd Simon Barratt 38 Points
Tuesday - Ladies Australian Spoons Foursome Qualifier
Lovely day, warm and sunny with six pairs taking part and the result of the competition was:  
   Team Score
1st  Jane Lindquist & Brenda Richards 36 Points
2nd Christine Soons & Christine Rees 33 Points
The remarkable news is that for the second time in the space of four months Delyth Rees had her second hole-in-one this time using a 5 iron on the 13th.   It takes most golfers a very long time....if ever in fact to achieve a hole-in-one and Delyth who only started playing the game less than two years ago has now managed two, the first back in November on the 7th.    Wow…what a fantastic achievement, congratulations to Delyth.  In the clubhouse to celebrate Delyth’s outstanding accomplishment lots of Prosecco was consumed by the ladies.    
In addition, to thank the ladies for their kindness and generosity on the occasion of her recent 80th birthday and for their support over the years whilst she held various offices, Ruth James provided tea and cake.
This Week’s Diary
Thursday Seniors Lone Ranger 09:00-11:40 hours
Saturday Duxberry Shield Individual Stableford 09:30-13:10 hours
Sunday Ladies Challenge Bowl & Medal [1] 10:30-11.00 hours
Monday Seniors Qualifier 10.00-10.50 hours
Tuesday Ladies Challenge Bowl & Medal [2] 11:00-13.00 hours
Sadly our flag is at half-mast again….
It was with great sadness that that the club received news this week of the passing of one of our long standing members, Mr Geoffrey Gordon Green….better known as Jim.   Jim was raised in Nottingham and joined the Royal Navy, serving for 25 years attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer and whilst stationed in Norway with NATO he met and married his Norwegian wife Synove.  They had three children, James, Gill and Lise and moved to Carmarthen from Hampshire and he joined the golf club in 1994, becoming Seniors Captain in 2001.    
A true gentleman, Jim enjoyed life to the full and, together with Synove participated in most of the functions at the Club.  He had not played golf for some time until recently due to a hip replacement but was looking forward to full participation this year notwithstanding attaining 80 years of age.     He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and as a club our thoughts and condolences are with Jim’s family and friends.


Welcoming Clive….  
Next Monday our new PGA professional Clive Coombs starts work at the club.  The Golf Team and all the members offer Clive a warm CGC welcome and our best wishes for the future.  
2019 Ping Mixed Foursomes Fixture….
Our opponents Machynys Golf Club have been in contact regarding our first round match that is to be played at Glynhir Golf Club by Friday 26th April.  The dates that have been offered are 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th or 16th April. 
The Ping 2019 WhatsApp group will be used to contact players interested in representing the club to agree a date.  Players not in WhatsApp group please text mobile number 07375 109097.
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:   Thanks for reading.  
The Golf Team
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