ONCE again the weather intervened on Saturday, this time with the postponement of the February monthly medal which was to be sponsored by Alex Youds.
The course was opened and in place of the medal round a stableford competition was organised. The monthly medal will now be played at a later date.
Thirty-eight gents turned up to play in the stableford competition; considering the weather the course was in remarkable condition, with greens in excellent.
There were good scores returned with Karl Read on top of the list to win the competition with 40 points.
1, Karl Read 40 points
2, Mike Anderson 39 points
3, Gwyn Scale 38 points
4, Donald Forrest 37 points
Ten twos were shared by Lyndon Brown x3, Tony Davey x2, Jim McGee, David Humphreys, Steve Warlow, Phil Davies and Calum Day.
Presentation was carried out by club captain Gwyn Scale.
The winter league matchplay stages will commence this Saturday along with a stableford competition for the non winter league players.
On Saturday, March 1, the second round of the winter league match play winners will play with the losers playing a stableford plate competition. Non winter league players will also play a stableford competition.
Centenary Captain’s Presentation
LAST Saturday, a presentation of a scrap book and a photograph album was presented to Centenary Club Captain John Price by Club Captain Gwyn Scale and Owain Picton who prepared both keepsakes. Owain stated that he has presented 16 past captains with scrap books and also 14 of those captains also received photograph albums as a memory of their years in office. This was Owain’s last year of preparing the mementoes as he is standing down as press secretary in the next couple of weeks as soon as another person is appointed to take over the position. Owain has been press secretary for over nine years and has decided to have a break from administration at the club after 19 years in total including committee duties; chairman of competitions; handicaps and fixtures for 15 years; he has also been treasurer of the junior section since 1996 and intends to continue with these duties.
LAST Sunday, 15 Ladies played in their first tournament of the year being a Texas Scramble with teams consisting of three players per team.
Considering the atrocious weather the tournament was played in beautiful sunny weather with the course having dried out some with the greens in excellent condition.
The winning team consisted of Margaret Hicks, Liz Durward and Barbara Phillips.
Presentation was carried out by captain Pat Evans.
The Ladies will be playing their Tuesday competitions as normal with their next main tournament will be the Jubilee Foursomes to be played on Sunday, March 2, with the draw at 11.45am in the locker room.
Storm damage on the course
GALE force winds again have damaged the course in the last week of storms; chairman of greens Lyndon Brown said: “Over 100 trees have been uprooted with some very well established trees falling to the high winds and to clear the course will take some time, but the course will remain open as the work is being carried out.”
Open Days Competitions 2014
BOOKINGS are now being taken for the Milford Haven Golf Club for their open days in 2014.
Friday, June 20: Bateman Trophy Texas Scramble - Teams of 3 - Any combination of players with no more than 1 junior per team. £15 members team, £24 non-members team.
Saturday, July 26: Centenary Open Day Teams of Three - Best two scores on each hole to count - Any combination of players with no more than 1 junior per team. £15 members team, £24 non-members team.
Tuesday, August 5: Seniors open day - For the Devalca Shield. Max handicap 24. Prize Cat 55-64 and 65 over. Entry fee Section member £6, non section member £10, visitors £10. All including two’s and raffle.
Thursday, August 7: Ladies open day - Single Stableford Competition. Full handicap allowance, £10 entry, optional twos. To book a tee time contact our pro shop or Keri Broome on 01646 663169 or 07527404749 mail email@example.com
Saturday, August 9: Tom Stockwood Cup - Single Stableford Competition. £5 members, £10 non-members.
Gents Annual Handicap Review 2014
GENTS’ annual handicap review will take place in the last week in February; players who wish to have their handicap increased or reduced must put the request in writing to David Humphreys the new chairman of Competitions and Handicaps by February 23.
THE weather caused the cancellations of the seniors Thursday competition.
Next seniors’ competition will be a stableford played on today (Thursday) with the first draw at 10.30 am; with further competitions on Friday 28th.
South West Pembs Golf Alliance
THE February meeting of the above alliance will be held at Milford Haven Golf Club on Thursday 27, this competition is open to full male members of Haverfordwest, South Pembs, St David’s City, Tenby Golf Clubs and the host club; for tee times please contact Matthew Hearne or Elliot Harding on 01646 697762.
Haverfordwest Golf Club will be hosting the March meeting on Thursday 27.