THE August monthly medal sponsored by Mr Youds of Servicemaster and was played in trying, blustery conditions.
There was some impressive scoring with countback required to separate the top three who all recorded scores of 66 nett. Peter Taylor came out on top to register his first, eagerly awaited win in a monthly medal with form golfer Paul Kingston second. The experienced Jimmy Martin claimed third place. This was a nice birthday present for Peter who this week celebrated reaching the age where he can choose to join the gentlemen in the senior section.
Fourth place was Don Wells, who was turning back the years as he recorded an excellent 67 nett, which on another day might well have been the winning score.
The prize for best gross was won by Shaun Dyson with a splendid 72.
1, Peter Taylor 87/66 nett
2, Paul Kingston 78/66 nett
3, Jimmy Martin 90/66 nett
4, Don Wells 94/67 nett
5, Leigh Broome 80/68 nett
6, Chris Oliver 81/68 nett
Eight twos recorded by Bryn Hawkings, Craig Robertson, Mike Arnold, Gareth Fawcett, Jake Lewis, Timmy Howlin, Paul Kingston and Gerald Slate.
There were handicap reductions for Peter Taylor and Don Wells, who were hit with a two shot revision. Not so good for Peter who has confirmed that he will take on all comers for £1 on his Rabbit Captain's Day August 30.
Paul Kingston 12/11, Jimmy Martin 24/23, Chris Oliver 13/12, Craig Robertson 18/17, Peter Taylor 21/19 and Don Wells 27/25.
Chapman Foursomes for the Ardent Trophy is this week with slots still available.
THE winner was Sonia Davies with 40 points, and the runner-up was Liz Durward with 39 points. There were four twos recorded, and three of them were by the same golfer, Liz Durward, who had two's on holes, 4, 10 and 16. The fourth two was holed by Sonia Davies on 16.
Congratulations to Barbara Phillips who carded a hole-in-one on the eighth.
Last Saturday, eight ladies played in the Past Captain's tournament which was organised by last year's Lady Captain Karen Pullen. The winner was Liz Durward with 39 points and the runner-up was Karen Pullen with 38 points. Jackie Skelhorn won the twos kitty.
On Sunday, Karen Pullen and Pat Evans played a pair of ladies from Ashburnham at Milford Haven in the second round of the Jubilee Foursomes. The Milford pair went three-up before it ended all square at the 18th and Karen and Pat sealed victory on the first tee of the play-off hole.
Also on Sunday, 17th August, 11 ladies played in the monthly Rookery Nook competition for August. The winner was Barbara Phillips with a nett 70, runner-up was Denise Kimber with a nett 73. Enid De Wolf, Liz Durward and Diana Warlow shared the twos kitty.
On Tuesday, Jackie Skelhorn and Barbara Phillips played in the final of the Rhian Pearn Rosebowl, which took place at Neath Golf Club. Find out how the Milford pair got on in next week’s edition.
Saturday Round 1: Pre-tournament favourite Brandon Cooper set about the task of defending his crown with an excellent gross 73, his nearest rivals faltered. In the nett, two members produced great scores; with Jack Wilson scoring nett 63 and Jake Houston taking a first round nett lead with a 59.
Sunday Round 2: Brandon controlled his game to shoot a creditable 78 gross, and regained the title. Josh Lewis was runner-up with a 78 gross, one shot ahead of junior captain Calum Day.
In the nett competition, Josh won the second day with a nett 71, but there was no catching Jake and Jack overall, with Jack Wilson coming second and Jake Houston winning the overall net prize.
During the afternoon some of the very young, and new, Junior Members competed in the seven-hole championship, and in increasingly difficult conditions everyone coped well and played some excellent golf, belying their age and experience. Bobby Jenkins won the stableford with 13 points, and brother Jack was the seven-hole champion with a score of 47 gross.
Seniors Open Day
Overall winner - Peter Ryder with 47 stableford points
Category - 55yrs to 64yrs
1, Ken Davies (Milford) - 39pts (back 9)
2, D Linquist (Carmarthen) - 39pts
3, P Pullen (Milford) - 38pts
Category - 65yrs to 74yrs
1, P Ryder (Milford) - 47pts
2, D Gerlach (St Davids) - 43pts (back 9)
3, R Council (Milford) - 43pts
Category - 75yrs and over
1, K Edwards (Milford)- 43pts
2, J Hancock (Tenby) - 38pts
3, D Bath (Tenby) - 37pts
Nearest the pin - Brian Mitchell (Milford). Longest Drive - Gareth Rees (Milford).
Roll-up on Friday
WITH only 24 entries Russell James ran away with the prizes, winning with 44pts, 6 Colin Reynold points and the only two, but he will now be playing off a new handicap of 11. Neyland were prominent again by winning the first three prizes.
1, R James - 44pts
2, K Edwards - 40pts
3, J Laugharne - 40pts
4, A Davey - 40pts
5, T Goodridge - 39pts
6, M Durward - 39pts
Results from August 14
1, D Wooding jnr - 40pts
2, M Ballantine - 39pts (21/9)
3, S Brown - 39(16/9)
4, Geoff Davies - 38pts(21/9)
5, B Morgan - 38(19/9)
6, G Scale -38(17/9)
Twos winners were G Charles, R Setterfield, G Davies jnr, A John and C Naylor.
Colin Reynold Points.
Mike Ballantine moved back into top position with K Edwards in second. Roy John and Gwyn Scale (Club Captain) dropped to fourth and fifth position.
Top Six Colin Reynold Points: Mike Ballantine 17points, Ken Edwards 15, Russell James – 15, Roy John 14, Gwyn Scale 13, Tony Davey 11.