Kilgetty Golf Society
Handy Andy wins
by a neck.
June’s Kilgetty Golf Society’s fixture was held
last Wednesday at the little gem of a course near Coychurch in the Vale of Glamorgan. Coed Y Mwstwr Golf Club is a favourite venue for many of us although some who didn’t play well there thought
otherwise. But before the race to the 19th began we had a
withdrawal as Colin Davies’s car broke down on the way and he was stranded at Sarn Services. Hard luck Colin – hope it’s fixed before the next venue at Pontardawe.
Car problems had also beset Don Abbott who failed
to hear the starter and needed to be given a lift by Nigel Taylor. Then, after a delay caused by Steve Jones failing to organise the runners and riders in good time, things seemed to be going well on
the course, until Phil Smith pulled up hard on the 12th as
he felt he was already running well behind the pack and remembered he had better things to do than play golf! So out of 22 entries only 20 finished the course.
So who burnt up the track and who were also rans?
Well we can discount those who were on long odds, namely, Don, making a comeback after a decade in South Africa; new members Joe Braithwaite and Perry Phillips who were startled by the crowd at
the starting line; and the wounded but plucky buggy riders John James, Roger Woodward, and John Perrott, who fortunately remained seated on their steeds. A lot of money however was riding on Wayne
Connett, John Richards, Adrian Alman, and Wynne Richards but they found the going too heavy for them. Nigel unfortunately also failed to cut the mustard.
In better fettle and exceeding 30 points were, in
ascending order, Steve Jones, Wyn Hopkins, Mike Skidmore, Bob Forrest, Barry Neale, and Roger Handcock. Which left 3 going neck to neck for the lead but it was not quite a photograph finish. In third
position came Keith Leverton with 35 pts, second by a head with 37 pts was Peter Hughes, with the jet-lagged, Indonesian colt, Andy Bevans exceeding all expectations by breasting the tape with 38
pts. Well done Andy.
After a well earned visit to the water trough
(bar) and a filling chicken curry and apple crumble and ice-cream (no wonder none of our entries for the Derby have been successful) Steve announced the other prizes as follows:
Nearest the Pin – Bob Forrest
Longest Drive – Perry Phillips
20+ handicap - Roger Handcock
Nearest Pin 2nd shot – Roger Handcock
Two - Peter Hughes
Team - Keith Leverton,Andy Bevans and
Wooden Spoon - Don Abbott
Thanks to all for coming. I hope the sunburn heals