August’s extreme heat wave didn’t stop 13 golfers from Kilgetty Golf Society travelling to the Bridgend area and playing the hidden gem of a course at Coed-y- Mwstwr Golf Club. Steve Gizmo Jones had described the course as fairly flat. On the day some begged to differ and described it as hilly, especially when walking and pushing a trolley in 30C! This didn’t stop Gizmo though as he swept the rest of the field aside with 43 points and also managed to misplace his trolley to the amusement of his playing partners Meurig Careful Evans and Rob The Builder Nixon. The former was not particularly careful on the day and thought he’d won the Wooden Spoon, whilst The Builder, who couldn’t get his driver working, couldn’t build a score. A team total of 85.
Behind them, albeit losing their way on the back 9, were Mike Slippery Skidmore, Idwal Diddy-idi David, and new member John The Mohican Barber. The Mohican was unnerved by the short back and sides given to the greens, while Slippery was suffering with a bad shoulder – did he slip or was he pushed? So, it was up to Diddy-idi to pull the team score to 69 with a well-crafted 32 points.
Third out were Peter Pulao Rice, Jack Zabaglione Zeraschi, and Roger Whalebone Scrimshaw. All first timers at this tricky course and consequently also losing their way in the odd arrangement of holes. This didn’t deter them and as a team they scored 88 points with the fried Pulao Rice accumulating 36 of them. Zabaglione lost a few balls and Whalebone helped him look for them.
Last out a fourball of John Hamster Hammond, Dave Camper Crowley, Roger Analyst Handcock, and John Magneto Richards. The latter two had played before so only nearly got lost. Hamster has been on tremendous form recently but probably his hairy coat made him overheat, while Camper was probably more used to outdoor conditions scoring a commendable 33 points, with Magneto not far behind on 30. The Analyst failed to compute or compete meaning their team score was limited to 85.
But all players deserve a big hand for just playing on such a hot day and at the end of their round could have done with being sprayed with a hosepipe. Unfortunately, Graham Victor Longster was not at hand with his hosepipe as he had broken it that morning and couldn’t travel whilst waiting for a plumber!
After a few rehydrating drinks and an excellent meal The Analyst presented the prizes with the major one going to Gizmo. In second place was Pulao and third Camper. The team prize belonged to Pulao, Zabaglione and Whalebone. Zabaglione had the only two, and he also won the 28+ handicap prize. Nobody got on the difficult 4th green for the Nearest the Pin prize. Careful hit the Longest Drive on the 15th, and avoided the Wooden Spoon which went to The Mohican.
Thanks to all the very friendly staff at Coed-y-Mwstwr Golf Club for providing an excellent course and dining arrangement.
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