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2018 season Team news.
Thursday 10th July 2018.
In this week’s inaugural home team match against Tenby, Captain Phil Jones looked to be heading for victory in the opening match with partner Nick Argue until one of his opponents drove the green on the 301 yard dog-legged 18th hole to set up a birdie, and reluctantly had to settle for a half.
Nevertheless, he was delighted to welcome Graham Owens and Hugh Thomas into the clubhouse with an outstanding 6&5 win, followed by further winning scores from Ian Watson and John Llewellyn (5&4), Alan Hire and Chris Evans (3&2), and Idwal Thomas and Richard Clark (2&1). With Tony Wood and Graham Bebb edging a close match (1up), after a thoroughly enjoyable fixture, a 5½-2½ win was secured.
Thursday 28th June 2018.
As the hot weather continued, Captain Phil Jones welcomed Cardigan to play a friendly team match on a course that was playing as quick as Cardigan’s own Links course.
However, with the home players adapting to the conditions well, a comfortable victory was achieved with Jones again setting the tone with an opening match winning score of 3&1 with partner Graham Owens.
Further wins for Roy Gallop and Ninian Davies (3&2), Tony Wood & Idwal Thomas (2&1), Argue and Brian Newcome (2&1), Winston John and Clive Jones (2&1) and a half from Graham Bebb and Phil Mountjoy edged the team to a 5½-2½ winning scoreline.
Thursday 21st June 2018.
Captain Phil Jones took a team to South Pembs for their annual visit. In a very close match where the result was always in the balance, wins for Wood and partner Idwal Thomas (4&3), Mountjoy and Ian Watson (2&1), Roy Gallop and Clive Jones (1up), and a half for Graham Bebb and Ninian Davies proved not to be quite enough to steal a narrow victory, with recent “banker” pairing of Winston John and Richard Clark losing their match on the final hole. Nevertheless, after a splendid day, the captain was reasonably content to come away with a 3½ to 4½ scoreline in the hosts favour.
Monday 18th June 2018 – seniors’ “B” team had a great home victory over Pontardawe to move into the quarter-finlas of the seniors’ classic Bowl competition.
1). Colin Walters & Chris Palmer won 3&2
2). Phil Mountjoy & Graham Bebb won 6&4
3). Tony Wood & Phil Jones won 5&4.
John and Clark do it again for the second successive match!
The seniors at Derllys Court welcomed a team of seven pairs from Haverfordwest last week with captain Phil Jones hoping for another good performance from his team.
Jones and Graham Bebb started well to open with a 3&1 win, followed soon after with a comfortable 5&3 victory for Ian Watson and Wayne Causon. In two close matches, Nick Argue and Idwal Thomas were defeated on the 18th, before Meirion Evans and Phil Rogers hung on for a half. The match score was levelled when Chris Palmer and John Llewellyn registered a 4&2 loss before Chris Evans and Alan Hire restored the lead for the hosts, winning 2up.
For the second successive week, the overall result of the match hung in the balance with last week’s 8&7 winners Winston John and Richard Clarke once again playing in the final match. Unable to quite match last week’s superb performance, the pair nevertheless delivered a comprehensive 6&5 result in their favour to see the team through to a 4½ – 2½ winning scoreline.
John and Clark come through for Captain.
The second home team match of the season saw a tense finish when Glyn Abbey visited the club. Phil Jones & Wayne Causon (4&3), Tony Wood & Nick Argue (2&1) and Graham Owens & Hugh Thomas (3&2) gave the home team a healthy lead early in the match, only for the visitors to reply with three convincing wins of their own to level the score.
With the overall result still in the balance, John Richards & Idwal Thomas won their match at the 17th leaving just one pair still on the course. Captain Jones was delighted to hear that his final pairing of Winston John and Richard Clark had played exceptionally well to finish with an 8&7 scoreline to see the team through to a 5-3 victory.
Despair for Captain Jones as Ladies take back the Cup.
A busy week for the seniors at Derllys Court featured the annual 9 hole competition for the Christine Phillips Trophy against the vastly improved Ladies section at the Club. With last year’s one point victory serving as a warning, captain Phil Jones was hoping to see his team rise to the challenge and retain the trophy for the fifth consecutive time.
As the better-ball stableford matches finished and the results came in, it was apparent that a close contest was guaranteed. Despite some good scores from Jones and partner Chris Evans, Chris Palmer and Dave Wood and Phil Pickersgill and Nick Argue, there were a greater number of disappointing scores from the men. With the ladies scoring more consistently, the final result was greeted with huge delight by the ladies when a 296 to 292 scoreline was announced in their favour.
Later in the week, the seniors “B” team welcomed a team from Builth Wells in the Bowl competition of the south Wales Seniors’ Classic. With all three matches virtually level at the turn, it was the back nine holes that proved crucial as the home team showed the benefit of course knowledge and took the opportunity to nudge ahead in two of the matches.
With all three matches closely contested to the finish, wins for captain Jones and partner Tony Wood (2&1) and Phil Mountjoy and Graham Bebb (2up), was enough to see the hosts through to the next round, despite the narrow defeat suffered by Chris Palmer and Nick Argue.
Captain welcomes Team’s opening victory!
Captain Phil Jones witnessed a much improved performance from his seniors’ team when Langland Bay were welcomed to the Club. With partner Phil Rogers, the two Phils set the tone for the day with a comfortable win in the first game. There were further victories for Idwal Thomas & Nick Argue, Chris Palmer & Graham Bebb, Graham Owens & Meirion Evans, Roy Gallop & Mike Benbow, and Phil Mountjoy & Nick Goldsmith.
John Hartley & Ninian Davies were engaged in a really tough battle when they found themselves four holes down early in their game, only to fight back to halve the match. Last year’s captain Clive Jones and Chris Evans were also in a tight match but found themselves unable to overcome an early deficit and lost a close match. Captain Jones acknowledged the great spirit in which the games were played and looked forward to returning to Langland Bay later in the year.
Haverfordwest too strong for seniors’ in second away fixture.
The seniors’ second team match of the season saw a welcome return to form for Graham Owens. Playing with Hugh Thomas, the pair excelled to produce a comprehensive 5&4 win for captain Phil Jones, with Thomas now being the only player to have won in both the first two team matches. Ninian Davies also overcame his recurring nightmares from his visit to Cardigan two years ago when playing with Idwal Thomas and securing the teams’ second victory, 3&2. Despite several close games, two was the limit of the seniors’ wins, and the overall result saw Haverfordwest winning comfortable by six matches to two.
Rogers & Newcombe bring a welcome spark to disappointing start to summer season.Derllys Court seniors’ Captain Phil Jones took a team to Newport Sands last week to play their first match of the season, and were fortunate to find a rare dry day. With all scheduled home competitions for the seniors at Derllys Court washed out for the whole of April, it was no surprise to find that the lack of game time showed as the visitors struggled to find any rhythm in their play.
Despite a number of very close matches, there were only two victories recorded by the visitors. The highlight of the day saw Brian Newcombe and Phil Rogers making the most of their stroke allowances in their match against Derllys dual member Dai Linquist playing for Newport with partner Morus Rees. Starting from the tenth tee, Newcombe and Rogers found themselves two down after four holes before Newcombe won the 14th, to be followed by successive pars on the two par 3 holes from Rogers which levelled the match. The visitors strong run continued on the 17th and 18th holes, to go two up at the turn. Steady play and another win from par 3 specialist Rogers at the sixth hole was sufficient to hold off a late Linquist fight back to take the match 3 & 1.
The second win saw Meirion Evans and Hugh Thomas record an impressive and very hard-fought victory over strong opposition in a match that changed hands numerous times before the visitors ran out 2&1 victors. Despite the heavy defeat, Captain Jones thanked the hosts for a very enjoyable day and the great spirit in which the matches were played.
In this year’s South Wales Classic, both the A and B teams will now be looking to the Bowl competition for success after both teams suffered heavy defeats in the preliminary round matches. The B team faced a very tough challenge at Pennard and despite several good performances, the lack of course knowledge in particular took its toll as the home team ran out convincing 3-0 winners. There was a similar outcome to the A team’s home tie against local rivals Carmarthen last week. Despite two of the three matches remaining competitive until the final few holes, Carmarthen’s more consistent play earned them a deserved and comfortable victory.
SENIORS’ TEAM MATCH V LANGLAND BAY (AWAY) WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2017
The seniors played their final team match of the season at Langland Bay, and welcomed previous captain Jeff Thomas back into action after a lengthy absence.
In a match played in great spirit, wins for Graham Owens and Hugh Thomas (3&2), Tony Wood and Idwal Thomas (6&5), Jeff Thomas and Les Burgoyne (2&1) and Graham Bebb and Phil Jones (2&1) ensured a most satisfactory 4-4 draw, with Jeff Thomas’s only two of the day putting the icing on the cake for the season.
Thursday 27th July 2017
The Seniors’ team match at home against Cardigan on Thursday 27th July 2017 resulted in a 5 matches to 3 victory.
Following the club’s strong performance in the DGU Championships, the seniors’ captain Clive Jones had good reason to be optimistic when Cardigan visited a few days later. In the first match, Jones and Roy Gallop had a very enjoyable contest against their visitors which was only decided in their favour in the final few holes, 3&1.
The most convincing win went to Chris Palmer and Mike Benbow and with both players on top form an impressive 7&6 victory was inevitable. There were further wins for Graham Owens and Hugh Thomas (4&2), Graham Bebb and Ian Robertson (3&2) and Wayne Causon and Frank Simons (4&3) to secure an overall score of five matches to three for the home team.
Wednesday 19th July 2017
In the Cup competition of the South Wales Seniors Classic, facing a tough challenge against Machynys, the A team needed to be on top form and captain John Hartley set the tone when he and partner Dai Linquist put in a great performance to win the opening match 6&5. The second pair, Graham Owens and Roy Gallop gelled well and put in their best performance to date with a comprehensive 5&4 win of their own.
With two wins and the team victory ensured, the third pairing of Meirion Evans and Phil Pickersgill recovered from a slow start to halve their deficit by the back nine, but ran out of holes to suffer the team’s only defeat. The A team now move to the semi-finals at Clyne next month in a match against Neath golf club.
In the Bowl, the B team found themselves engaged in a very close battle with St Athan. Unfortunately, a win for Phillip Jones and Tony Wood wasn’t enough to see the team progress further as two defeats for Nick Argue and Phil Mountjoy, and Graham Bebb and Ian Robertson brought their challenge to an end for this season.
Monday 26th June 2017
In South Wales seniors’ classic matches, the seniors’ A team beat Woodlake Park in the Cup competition by 3-0, with wins for John Hartley and Dai Linquist (2&1), Graham Owens & Roy Gallop (1up) and Phil Pickersgill & Meirion Evans (5&4). The B team had a tougher day in the Bowl against Milford with an 18th hole defeat for Idwal Thomas & Ian Robertson, followed by a 5&4 victory for Phil Mountjoy and Nick Argue before Phillip Jones and Tony Wood sealed the match with a 1up victory.
Both teams will now play in the quarter-finals at Morriston Golf Club on Wednesday 19th July.
Thursday 22nd June 2017
The Seniors’ team against South Pembs on Thursday 22nd June 2017 were well beaten last week with a half for Clive Jones and Mike Benbow, and excellent wins for Wayne Causon and Graham Bebb (3&2) and Ian Watson and Winston John (2&1), resulting in an overall 7.5-2.5 defeat.
Thursday 1st June 2017
The Seniors’ team match at home against Glyn Abbey on Thursday 1st June 2017 resulted in a score of 4 matches each with the following pairs winning:
Tony Wood and Idwal Thomas (3&2), Phil Jones and Ian Robertson (5&3), Graham Owens and Phil Mountjoy (3&2), and Nick Argue and Ian Watson (4&3).
Friday 26th May 2017.
The week finished with two seniors’ Classic matches.
The A team beat Cradoc by 2.5 to 0.5. John Hartley & Dai Linquist won 1up, Graham Owens & Roy Gallop won 4&3, and Colin Walters & Wayne Causon halved their match.
The B team beat Mond Valley 3-0. Idwal Thomas & Phil Rogers, and Tony Wood & Phil Jones won 1 up and Graham Bebb & Nick Argue won 3&2.
Thursday 25th May 2017.
The Seniors’ team match home against Newport Pembs on Thursday 25th May 2017, was won 7 matches to 1.
There were wins from Clive Jones & John Hartley (1up), Tony Wood & Idwal Thomas, Wayne Causon & Winston John and Graham Owens & Phil Mountjoy (all 3&2), Nick Argue & Frank Simons (2&1), Ian Robertson & Roy Gallop (4&3) and Ian Watson & Phil Rogers (1up).
Just one pair failed to deliver for the captain – but will remain nameless!
Thursday 11th May 2017
The seniors won their home team match v Langland Bay 6 matches to 2.
There were wins for Clive Jones & Nick Argue (1up), John Hartley & Roy Gallop (7&5), Wayne Causon & Nicky Goldsmith (7&5), Ninian Davies & Idwal Thomas (3&2), Ian Robertson & Winston John (7&6), and halved matches for Graham Owens & Hugh Thomas & Chris Palmer & Graham Bebb.
Brian Newcombe carded a HOLE – IN – ONE on the 2nd hole, but he and Phil Rogers were the only pair to lose their match!
Thursday 4th May 2017
The seniors lost their away match against Havefordwest on Thursday 4th May 2017 by 8.5 matches to 1.5 although a number of matches were a lot closer that the final result suggests!
Thursday 27th April 2017
The Seniors lost their away team match away against Newport Pembs on Thursday 27th April 2017 8 matches to 2.
Graham Owens and Phil Rogers (won 1 up)
Ninian Davies & Hugh Thomas (won 3&2)
All other pairs were defeated.
Thursday 13th April 2017
The first seniors’ team match v Priskilly Forest on Thursday 13th April 2017 was halved.
Clive Jones & Phil Rogers (won 4&3)
Phil Jones & Ninian Davies (lost)
Graham Bebb & Hugh Thomas (halved)
Graham Owens & Phil Mountjoy (won 4&2)
Roy Gallop & Les Burgoyne (halved)
Tony Wood & Idwal Thomas (lost)
Meirion Evans & Nick Argue (halved)
John Hartley & Brian Newcombe did not play due to Priskilly only fielding 7 pairs.
Reserves: Winston John, Wynne Evans, Frank Simons, Wayne Causon, Alan Hire