Centenary Golf Club Ball

12:02pm Sunday 24th November 2013

LAST Friday, the club held a Ball to celebrate their centenary year; it was held at Beggars Reach Hotel when 180 members and their guests attended.

Centenary club captain John Price welcomed everyone before handing over to Gareth Rees to say grace; Gareth was captain of the club in 1978 and is only survived by three other previous club captains; Arthur Elder 1963; John Winter 1967 and Peter Harries 1973 all who were unable to attend.

After an excellent meal John and Club President Chris Davies then cut the centenary cake which was donated by lady club members Margaret Hicks and Barbara Phillips and was made by Barbara’s sister Elizabeth Rees of Solva.

The speeches were short; firstly made by John Price who thanked all the staff of the club for the way that they carried out their duties in a very busy year; Fran the administrator; Barry and Emma and their staff for providing excellent food throughout the year; to Kevin; Stephan and Edward who has provided the club with a course to be proud of and not forgetting Matthew and Elliot in the pro shop for their service throughout the year. John went on to thank Andrew Rees for printing all place cards for tables; Donald Forrest for all the work he did in organising the event he thanked Donald’s wife Debbie for all the table arrangements; Margaret and Barbara for the cake and last but not least to Mike and Jill and their staff of Beggars Reach Hotel for providing an excellent meal and service.

Chris gave a brief summary of the centenary year; which included a lot of highs for the club who had turned a big loss in 2012 to a profit in 2013. As far as Chris was concerned since Barry and Emma has joined the club with their excellent catering facilities the club has certainly moved forward to the next level to such that the bar takings was up by nearly 50 percent on previous year.

The highlights of 2013 centenary year was the club hosting a lot of excellent tournaments and competitions especially the Welsh Team Championship, which the Milford team narrowly lost in the final by three matches to two to Wrexham golf club.

The Golf Union on Wales was little bit anxious getting near to the event and wondering if such a small club like Milford Haven would cope; but the club exceeded their expectation by the quality of the course; organisation and service which was provided over the four days. Chris raised a toast to the next 100 years.

The evening ended with excellent live music from local male and female duo Tracy and Tony Ashbridge “Heads over Heels” who was backed by the Marc Devonald disco sounds.


LAST Saturday, the November monthly medal was played and Pembrokeshire Building and Plumbing Supplies sponsored the event.

It was an excellent day for the Lewis family with dad Wyn winning the competition with a nett 66 beating son Jake on the back nine counts also with a 66 and young Josh another son just scraping into the top ten with a nett 70.


Brian Bebb points in brackets

1, Wyn Lewis nett 66 (10); 2, Jake Lewis nett 66 (9); 3, Paul Kingston nett 67 (8); 4, Steve Roberts nett 68 (7); 5, Ian McCarthy nett 68 (6); 6, Rolly Council nett 68 (5); 7, RJ Roberts nett 69 (4); 8, Thomas Hughes nett 70 (3); 9, Matthew O’kell nett 70 (2); 10, Josh Lewis nett 70 (1)

Best Gross RJ Roberts 7

Twos winners were Jake Lewis x2, RJ Roberts x 2, Thomas Hughes x 2, Wyn Lewis, Paul Kingston, Jamie Lonergan, Richard Brock, Barry Harding, Shaun Dyson, Tristan Carlston, John Rees, Nathan Rees, Gerald Slate and Ivor Mckenzie.

Presentation was carried out by Club Captain John Price

This Saturday, a stableford turkey trot will be the competition and on the November 30 the third round of the winter league will be played.

The club’s annual general meeting will be held in the restaurant on Tuesday, December 3 commencing at 7.30pm.


LAST Tuesday, the ten faithful Ladies played in their weekly stableford competition on a dry day with the winner Barbara Phillips wining by five clear shots from Jackie Skelhorn


1, Barbara Phillips 37 points

2, Jackie Skelhorn 32 point

Twos winners were Captain Pat Evans and Barbara Phillips.

The presentation was carried out by Karen Pullen for the last time as ladies captain assisted by the new incoming ladies captain Pat Evans.

The ladies held their annual general meeting last week

Officers and Committee appointed for 2014 are as follows;

President Denise Kimber; Lady Captain Pat Evans; Lady Vice Captain Karen Lewis; Past Captain Karen Pullen; Treasurer Eileen Davies; Handicap Secretary Keri Broome; Secretary Margaret Hicks; Committee Members Barbara Phillips, Jackie Skelhorn, Pauline Summons and Anne Robinson.

Presentations were made to retiring Captain Karen Pullen and retiring President Freda Owens in appreciation for all their excellent work carried out in their term of office the evening ended with the new lady Captain pat Evans receiving her badge of office from Karen Pullen the retiring lady Captain.

The winter programme will continue with ladies tee time on Tuesdays at 10.15am and a two tier roll up on Sundays at 10am and noon.


LAST Thursday, the seniors played a stableford competition when only 18 players braved the cold wind to play in the second turkey trot.


1, Martyn Price 38 points (£15.00 voucher)

2, Rolly Council 38 points (£10.00 voucher)

3, Chris Naylor 34 points (£5.00 voucher); after having one point deducted from his score of 35 points after being placed in the turkey trot competition in the first week.

Twos winner was Rolly Council.

Presentation for the day’s competition was carried out by senior’s Captain Gwyn French

The next competition will be held on (today) Thursday, which will be a stableford turkey trot, competition with the first draw at 10.30am.

The seniors’ annual general meeting will be held on Thursday, December 5 with the following Thursday 12 is the presentation and Christmas dinner.


THE junior section played their November monthly medal that was sponsored by Steve Arnold of Port Engineering Ltd, The Docks, Milford Haven.

This medal round was the first competition for the 2013/2014 season and was won by Josh Lewis with a nett 67.

The following morning the junior section beat Trefloyne juniors by seven matches to two, the return match will be at the club this Sunday.

On Saturday, November 16 two junior competitions was played with Harley Holes winning the junior competition for over 19 handicaps which was sponsored by Matthew Hearne the club professional.

Also played on the same day was a competition for the Junior Eagles this went to a play off between Ashleigh Bevans and Naomi Charnley which was eventually won by Ashleigh.

South and West Pembs Winter Alliance

THE first of the South West Pembs Winter Alliance will be held at Tenby Golf Club this Friday. This will be the first time Tenby have held an alliance meeting after having only recently joined the other clubs such as Havefordwest, St Davids, South Pembs and Milford Haven. Dates for the other meetings will be published in the next couple of weeks.

Pembrokeshire Seniors Invitation Annual Meeting

THE annual Pembrokeshire Senior Invitation meeting was held earlier this month.

It was decided to purchase a new cup for the invitation day competition as the existing

Cup was badly tarnished.

The Pembrokeshire golf clubs seniors open days for 2014 are as follows;

Tenby July 22; Milford Haven August 5; Trefloyne August 26; South Pembs August30; Haverfordwest and Priskilly Forrest Golf Clubs dates are yet to be decided.

CENTENARY BALL: Club President Chris Davies (left) and Club Captain John Price cutting the cake at the Centenary Ball.

MONTHLY MEDAL: November winners Paul Kingston, John Price, RJ Roberts and Wyn Lewis.

LADIES AGM: Karen Pullen (retiring Captain), Freda Owens (retiring ladies President), Pat Evans (New Captain), Karen Lewis (New Vice Captain).

TURKEY TROT: Seniors’ turkey trot stableford competition winners are

Martyn Price, Gwyn French (Captain) and Rolly Council.


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