Doombar Ale & Hearty
After a series of fine days the weather finally became somewhat inclement for Kilgetty Golf Society’s July fixture at Glynneath Golf Club. Fortunately it was not too wet or windy, and cleared up by midday. This time of year attendance is lower due to holidays etc., and only 17 keen players took to the lovely setting in Pontneddfechan. The course has been modified since our previous visit and was in excellent condition.
Three threesomes and two foursomes set off. Leading the way were Kelvin Curtains Boughey, Colin ASBO Davies and Peter Peroni Hughes. Curtains started well but faded on the back nine, five blobs giving him five pts for a total of 17. ASBO coped quite well, only 3 no scores to record 28pts. Peroni was not in good form saying he found Glynneath more difficult than Neath was last month! He struggled to 23. Next away were Steve Gismo Jones, John Magneto Richards, and John Silver Hair Hughes. Gismo had a disastrous start – 2 pts in 5 holes! A slight improvement with only 2 blobs in the other 13 for a total of 23, far from the forty points which won him the Trefloyne Seniors title recently. Magneto enjoyed the course, only missing 2 holes for 30 pts. Silver Hair began at a gallop, 9 pts from the first 4 holes, 12 for 6, and 3 pts for the next 3. The back nine consisted of 1 blob, 7 bogies and 4 pts on the 15th par 3! Last of the threesomes were John Scribe James, Rob The Builder Nixon, and Dave Boy Green. The Scribe is still trying to reach 20 pts, falling 2 short for the fourth game in a row! The driver is working but his short game needs much work. The Builder took 9 holes to get going, 8 pts on the front turned into 19 on the back. A birdie on the 15th for a net zero score gave him 5 pts! His putt for the birdie was at least six metres, good one Rob! Two blobs on each half prevented Boy having a winning score, a creditable 29.
Now for the foursomes, first were Barry Chippy Wood, Roger Doombar Woodward, Martin FCUK Davies and Mike Big Box Allen. Chippy had a reasonable front 9, 16 pts; only one par on the way in, kept him to 13 pts for a 29 total. Doombar put last month’s horrendous round behind him and came in with the best score of the day. With one blob only on the way out he still scored 19 pts, helped by 5 pts on the par 5 6th Having no recollection of a 5 pointer in the past we suddenly have 2 in one day! Three points less on the back 9 took him to 35, so 3 shots off his handicap next month. FCUK had a steady round equalling Chippy’s 29. He scored 4 pts on the par 3 15th. Big Box has the distinction of being the first KGS player to play off scratch, well done Mike. Four bad holes kept his score to a reasonable 24 pts despite the wet conditions. Last to the tee were Wyn Nomad Hopkins, Glyn Semi-Colon Jones, Roger Analyst Handcock, and Wynne Andy Capp Richards. With the weather improving the scores followed suit, but not good enough to match Doombar’s. Nomad blobbed 6 holes and still scored 24 pts. Semi-Colon liked the course, scored 15 out and 12 back. The Analyst was off the pace for 9 holes, only 10 pts, then came to life, maybe the sun came out, recording 21 on the home straight! Finally Andy Capp showed consistency with 12 in and 12 out, 5 blobs not helping.
After an excellent meal Gismo took over for the results. In 3rd place was Magneto with 30 pts; 2nd went to The Analyst with 31. With a grand 35 pts, the winner, Doombar, although he wanted the wooden spoon as he had burnt the one he had last month! The Analyst claimed another prize for longest drive. Nearest the Pin at 29 inches was Boy, close to a hole in one! Twenty plus handicap prize went to FCUK, and yet again Curtains picked up the wooden spoon. Team prize went to Chippy, Doombar, FCUK and Big Box. There were two 2’s by Boy and the The Builder.
Thanks to everyone who came for yet another enjoyable competition.
January Fixture 12th January 2022 -cancelled due to Covid
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