Senior Men's Open 2018

A very bouncy golf course greeted the seniors playing in the 2018 Senior Men's Open. With lovely overcast conditions (cooler than of late), 89 players took to the course. Playing from the yellow tees, full handicap stableford, low scoring was difficult to come by. This years overall winner was home club member Trevor Price who scored 39 points playing off a handicap of 14. Full results as follows:

Overall Winner - Trevor Price (14) (Builth Wells) 39 points

Handicap 0 - 18:

Winner - Nick Hall (16) (Builth Wells) 39 points

2nd - David M. Thomas (9) (Monmouthshire) 38 points

3rd - Don Harris (12) (Builth Wells) 37 points

4th - John Parker (8) (Builth Wells) 37 points

5th - Peter Lewis (14) (St Idloes) 37 points

Handicap 19 - 28:

Winner - Mike Harvey (19) (Builth Wells) 37 points

2nd - Steve Newell (21) (Builth Wells) 37 points

3rd - David Saunders (21) (Builth Wells) 36 points

4th - Stephen Greenow (19) (Builth Wells) 34 points

5th - Gwyn Jones (19) (Brecon) 34 points

2's winners: £8.00 per two

Richard Robinson (Llanishen)

Peter Riley (Builth Wells)

John D G Davies (Llanishen)

Bryn Rees (Brecon)

Paul Richards (Rhondda)

John Parker (Builth Wells)

Nigel Thomas (Glyn Abbey)

Senior Men's Pairs Open Results

On a glorious summer's day, 52 pairs took to the golf course playing a 4 ball better ball stableford, 90% handicap off the yellow tees. The golf course played very well which was reflected in the scores.

1st  Graham Jackson (16) & Dave Saunders (22) Builth Wells                         47 points   £80.00

2nd Alan Topping (17) & Tim Brookes (25) Droitwich/Tewkesbury Park   42 points    £70.00

3rd Mike Cook (13) & Ken Phillips (22) Penrhos                                                        42 points    £60.00

4th  Allan Demery (18) & Steve Reynolds (25) Builth Wells                               42 points    £50.00

5th  Nigel Davies (14) & Peter Riley (15) Builth Wells                                            41 points     £40.00

6th  James Allen (21) & Mick Mills (17) Builth Wells                                               41 points     £35.00

7th  Colin Bradley (15) & Nick Hall (16) Builth Wells                                               41 points     £30.00

Nearest the Pin 5th Hole: Allan Demery (Builth Wells)                                                  £10.00

2's winners: £7.00 per two

Roger Slade (Pontnewydd); Martyn Hughes (Builth Wells); Terry White (Rhondda); Phil Atkins (Builth Wells); Owain Morgan (Brecon); Nigel Davies (Builth Wells); Tim Brookes (Tewkesbury Park) x 2; Peter Riley (Builth Wells)

 

Senior Men's Team Open

The 2018 Senior Men's Team Open took place today, Wednesday 25th April. The format was team of four, 90% handicap allowance with 2 scores to count on holes 1-6, 3 scores on holes 7-12, all 4 scores on holes 13-18.

Results as follows:

1st     Bryn Rees (12), Mike Harmer (6), Mike Evans (13), Bob Williams (12)

         (Brecon & Creigiau)                 110 points                                                     £160

2nd    Stuart Barclay (13), Ian Griffiths (12), Ken Gealy (17), Ray Sinden (19)

          (Carmarthen)                          106 points (Bk 9 - 66)                                  £120

3rd     Trevor Price (14), Nigel Davies (14), Don Harris (12), Gwynfor Evans (11)

           (Builth Wells)                          106 points (Bk 9 - 61)                                  £100

4th    Mark Williams (15), Mick Williams (22), Trevor Jones (16), Bob Wynn (15)

          (Burghill, Clitheroe, Builth)    104 points (Bk 9 - 58)                                  £80

5th    Jamie Allen (16), Tom Evans (21), John James (21), Ashley Yelland (14)

          (Pontardawe)                         104 points (Bk 9 - 57)                                  £60                                                    

Nearest The Pin 5th Hole: Geoff White (Penrhos)                                   

2's Sweep winners: 3 balls (£8.00) per two

Robert Jones (Tenby); Ken Morgan (Mountain Ash); Allan Demery (Builth); R. Curtis (Bargoed); Terry Webley (Bargoed); Trevor Jones (Clitheroe); Trevor Price (Builth); Graham Jackson (Builth); Graham Parker (Builth)

Prize winners will receive their vouchers in the post unless home club members.

34 teams took part (136 players) with 19 different clubs represented. Thank you to everyone who played.

Builth Wells Golf Club 72 Club

The JANUARY 72 Club draw has taken place, the lucky winners are shown below:

   1st               Simon & Sherrie Edwards                                    £100

   2nd             Bruce & Theresa Watkins                                      £80

   3rd              Phil Johnson                                                                  £60

   4th              Gwynfor & Enid Evans                                             £40

   5th              Dee Rees                                                                         £20

Anyone wishing to join the 72 Club please ask in the Pro Shop or Secretary's Office. The cost is £24.00 per year with 4 draws paying out a total of £1,200 plus in prize money.

Course Closed - Snow

The golf course is currently blanketed in approximately 4-6" of snow and is therefore closed.

The Pro Shop and Clubhouse will be open for reduced hours until the roads etc are safe to negotiate.

Anyone wishing to speak to either Simon Edwards (Secretary/Professional) or Debbie & Malcolm Grainger (Stewards) outside of opening hours (10am - 2pm) please either email info@builthwellsgolf.co.uk or simon.edwards1@btconnect.com or contact Simon on 07770 940413.

Sorry for any inconvenience, hopefully this dreadful white stuff will disappear soon!!

2017 Presentation Evening

The 2017 Trophy Presentation Evening took place on Saturday 7th October with the seasons trophies being presented by Club President, Philip Hunt, ably assisted by Lady Captain, Enid Evans.

 2017 Major trophy winners

2017 Major trophy winners

Lant Cup - Tom Price; Rover Trophy - Shane Claridge & Grant Thomas; John Pledge Mixed - Sherrie & Thomas Edwards; Smithfield Ford - Graham Parker; Veterans Cup - Roger Booker; Captains Cup - Ian & Ciaran Price; JL Davies Memorial Cup - Ian & Ciaran Price; Rabbits Cup - Mike Speake; Bradley Foursomes - Sherrie Edwards & Hayley Price.

Open Weekend - Hugh Vaughan Mixed Cup

Day 3 saw 70 pairs take part in the Hugh Vaughan Cup - the format being Mixed Greensomes, 1/2 combined handicap. The 2017 winners were mother & son partnership, Dinah Bridger & Phil Bridger of Edwalton & Builth Wells respectively, with a fine score of net 60. The gross winners with an excellent 73 were Nigel & Julie Miles of Monmouthshire Golf Club.

Results:

Net

Winners - Phil Bridger & Dinah Bridger (Builth & Edwalton)     87 - 27 = 60

Runners up - Ian & Tina Kinsey (Hurlston Hall)     78 - 17 = 61

Third - Martin Simmonds & Fiona Molloy (Blackmoor)     74 - 12 = 62

Fourth - Richard Thomas & Katie Davies (Builth Wells)     87 - 25 = 62

Fifth - A & E Owen (Hollywood)     90 - 27 = 63

Gross

Winners - Nigel & Julie Miles (Monmouthshire)     73

Runners up - Malcolm & Elsbeth Morton (Formby & Formby Ladies)     77

Third - Tony Hill & Christine Henderson (Cocksmoor & Kings Norton)     78

Nearest the Pin 5th hole - Derek & Dot Jones (Builth Wells)

Congratulations to Sue Convery (Carmarthen) & Brian Trendell (Llanwern) who both scored a hole in one on the 136 yard 15th hole.

Open Weekend - Jim Downs Cup/Manchester Trophy

Day 2 of the 2017 Open Weekend saw 168 competitors take part in the Jim Downs Cup (Men) and Manchester Trophy (Ladies). The format was 4 ball better ball stableford, 90% handicap allowance. Host club members, John Parker & Paul Parry walked away with the Jim Downs Cup scoring a superb 46 points. In the Manchester Trophy Lisa Hughes & Jayne Wynn were victorious with another superb score of 46 points.

 Jim Downs Cup winners Paul Parry & John Parker (centre) with Club Captain, Tom Davies (right) & Lady President Sue Parry

Jim Downs Cup winners Paul Parry & John Parker (centre) with Club Captain, Tom Davies (right) & Lady President Sue Parry

Results:

Jim Downs Cup (Men)

Winners - John Parker & Paul Parry (Builth Wells)                    46 points

Runners up - Carl Lloyd & Gareth Davies (Builth Wells)            45 points

Third - Gareth Pearson & Peter Scott (Builth Wells)                  44 points

Fourth - Roger Booker & Les Jakeman (Builth Wells)                44 points

Fifth - Aaron Evans & Tom Mills (Builth Wells)                           44 points

Best Visitor Prize -

Ian Kinsey & Ben Kinsey (Hurlston Hall & Huyton & Prescot)     42 points

Manchester Trophy (Ladies)

Winners - Lisa Hughes & Jayne Wynn (Builth Wells)                  46 points

Runners up - Mo Inglis & Chris Morris (Looe & Pontnewydd)     42 points

Third - Wendy Thomas & Celia Speake (Builth Wells)                 42 points

Fourth - E. Owen & Jane Mcternan (Hollywood)                         42 points

Fifth - Elsbeth Morton & Tina Kinsey (Formby & Hurlston)         39 points

Nearest the pin 5th hole:

Men - Jon Samuel; Ladies - Lisa Hughes