November 2016 Members Newsletter
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER
Nomination sheets will be posted on 10th November, with a closing date of Friday 25th November.
There is one vacancy for a 3 year term, and of course we still need a TREASURER.
Remember, following the EGM, all adult member categories are eligible to attend and vote.
With Christmas party season approaching, make sure you book for food in the evening, as the restaurant may well be busy, with many lunchtimes and evenings fully booked.
Final call for this year’s Club Dinner, which is at the Cliff Hotel on Friday 18th November. There will be a presentation to the winners of the major competitions but just as important will be having a good time and celebrating Pat and Lil’s 25 years at our Club. There will be drinks and photographs on entry, dinner, presentation and then a chance to strut your stuff at a disco afterwards.
19:00 for 19:30, Dinner Jackets or lounge suits. Cost is £22:50 per head, paid to Pat at the bar earlier rather than later please. There is a meal menu in the clubhouse lobby, please indicate your preferences in the columns below your name (A,B or C) (this keeps the cost down).
The Cliff hotel is giving a 10% reduction in room rates for us. If you book in; the spa is available to you in the afternoon and the following morning.
Closing date for booking – 11th November.
Christmas Draw – Friday 16th December
Sheets will be up by this weekend, so dust off those Christmas hats and jumpers.
The last quiz was on Fri 28th October, with a really good turnout. At time of press, the next date has not been fixed, so keep an eye out for notices.
Winter Open 4bbb – Friday 25th November.
An experiment for the club, 4bbb teams, any combination of men and ladies, members £25 per pair (visitors £30) to include coffee and bacon roll (each!). Limited tee times due to the light, book and pay in the pro shop.
Will commence on Saturday 3rd December, formats will be on the noticeboard shortly.
Autumn maintenance continues with the greens having been sanded to take out those final lumps and bumps. Most other work is now complete.
Please, please remember to repair pitch marks, it is even more important than normal at this time of year.
Winter rules remain in play for the moment.
Annual Junior presentation 2016 – Emyr James
The annual presentation of prizes and cups for the year was recently held for the junior section of the club with awards presented by club captain Lyndsay Morgan.
Concluding a very successful golfing year at the club, the main prize winners were as follows:
Aggregate Cup and most improved player: Marni Copeland
Nett Champion: Bleddyn Morgan
Scratch Champion: Dafydd Morgan.
Taking over as Junior Captain for the coming year is Benjamin James.
Seniors – Geoff Snape
Seniors season has now finished and a few of the Trophies have been presented to the Winners.
The monthly stableford competition based on the 3 best scores from 4 was won by Geoff Snape.
The Captains last away day was at Aberdovey and once again this fine course presented a stern test. A warm sunny day with a typical links wind made scoring difficult but Keith Phillips topped the list with 32 points followed by Ian Tushingham 2 points behind. The aggregate winner of the Tony Simpkin Trophy based on scores from Langland Bay, Clyne & Aberdovey was Keith Phillips.
The following Thursday the Seniors held their end of season competition and dinner. For the first time we played for the John Foley Trophy – we lost John suddenly 12 months ago and Andy Rodda presented a trophy in his memory. The winner was the Seniors “Star” performer of the year Keith Phillips with 41 points followed by Tony Simpkin with 39, Ned Kelly got the same number of points but lost out on the back nine.
Following the dinner the Seniors were duly entertained by Golf Pro Robert Ryder. That evening the new Captain Trevor Boyce took over the mantle from Geoff Snape. The outgoing Captain would like to thank all Seniors for the excellent support during his 12 months stewardship, it has been an enjoyable year with excellent numbers playing not only at matches but supporting the Tuesday & Thursday swindles. May I wish Trevor an enjoyable and successful Captaincy.
Ladies – by Rhian Hives
4th October – over 20 Ladies enjoyed their Autumn Outing at Priskilly Golf Club, the sun also came along for the day.
11th October was the last of the Ladies GUW Medals for this year with 27 taking part, the winner on the day was Lorraine LLoyd with a 72 and 2nd was Meinir Jones with 73.
18th October saw the Ladies Daily Mail 4somes Qualifier with Nicola Ward and Gloria Parsons coming in 1st place.
On 25th Oct, we held the yearly competition, Captains team V the Mde Vice ‘N’ her vixens, happily the Captain gloated her win of 8 1/2 – 3 ½.
Past Cardigan Lady Captains annual comp and dinner. This year hosted by Shelagh Greer, 21 ladies played and 25 attended the dinner. Nearest pin Judy Cramp. Winner of Caithness Ruby glass bowl presented by Beti Emanuel was Shelagh Greer, who beat Gloria Parsons on back nine with 38 points.
New 2 golf Ladies and men are being encouraged to turn up and play on Sunday from 1400 after the swindle/regulars go out. Turn up and play with other beginners and play the first four holes from the blue tees.
The Golf Roots Passport is well underway, and the juniors are turning up for an hour on Saturday mornings 0930 until 1030 to help keep their skills up over the winter months.
Cleveland wedges only £65 – just a few left
Christmas is coming, so don’t forget those presents for your loved ones.
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