Kilgetty Golf Society
Kilgetty Golf Society

Maesteg - June 22

21 members of Kilgetty Golf Society visited Maesteg Golf Club for our June fixture. Whilst the weather in Pembrokeshire wasn’t perfect, it was decidedly “iffy” above the Neath and Ogmore valleys, albeit affording some beautiful views. Not that our golfers spent much time looking at them as this varied and testing course took all their attention with a series of holes that required careful consideration of what club to use and which direction to hit in, often accompanied by shouts of “I never saw that ditch, bunker, rock, etc etc”.

The first three ball off were Peter Pulao Rice, John Hamster Hammond, and Meurig Careful Evans who rocked around the course in quick time which afforded them plenty of drinking time afterwards! A good team score of 90 thus averaging 30 each. Careful completed a very successful round by striking the Longest Drive on the 18th.

Following them were Idwal Diddy-Idy David, Roger The Analyst Handcock, and Graham Victor Longster. Perhaps taking more time over their shots they scored 94, and on this testing course this may have proved to be a winning score. Wait and see! Meantime the Analyst managed a Two for a prize.

So could Wynne Andy Capp Richards, Bob Dixie Forrest, and Steve Gizmo Jones get one up on them? No chance, a score of 71 and a lot of swearing. Whilst the patient group behind of Keith Mother Hubbard, Graham Cordwangler Willcocks, and Rob The Builder Nixon managed a creditable 91.

Next away were Allan Snuff Gawith, Jack Zonda Zeraschi, and Tom Tiger Woods making a comeback after his recent injury. Unfortunately, Tiger may have to return to rehabilitation because he was left with the Wooden Spoon. A team score of 70 also proved to be the lowest of the day.

Two teams left. Graham Basildon Bond, Kelvin Curtains Boughey, and Wayne Chopsy Connett fought hard but only reached 76. Perhaps Chopsy was exhausted after his long drive after taking to himself on the long drive from Devon. Basildon helped their cause by winning the Nearest the Pin prize and converting it to a Two.

Last out were the promising team of Alan Sooth Sayers, Mike Slippery Skidmore, and John Magneto Richards who were, unpromisingly for them, with a score of 78 unable to best the score of Diddy-Idy, The Analyst and Victor.

The team prize therefore went to the latter three with Diddy-Idy the Champion with a magnificent individual score of 37. Second was Careful with 35, and Third The Builder with 33. The best 28+ handicapper was Snuff with 25.

Honourable mention goes to The Analyst 31 points and Mother with 30. Also to Jason Bond who came all the way from Australia only to have the unenviable task of caddying for his dad! Lastly, well played everyone in windy conditions on a hard but enjoyable course.

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