OPEN WEEKEND 2018

The 2018 Open Weekend began with the Cumberland Cup team of four event on Friday 24th August. Ladies teams, men's teams and mixed teams took part with the overall best score winning the Cumberland Cup.

Results:

Cumberland Cup & Mixed winners -

Anne & Gordon Williams, Mandy & Mark White (Hollywood)     98 points

Men's

1st    Josh Price, Ciaran Price, Jack Hammond, Chris Jones (Builth Wells)   97 pts

2nd  Jon Samuel, Tom Samuel, Andrew Claridge, Billy Samuel (Builth Wells)   95 pts

3rd   Tom Offa, Thomas Edwards, Harry Edwards, Aaron Evans (Builth Wells)  93 pts

Mixed

2nd   Kathy & Peter Clement, Fredericka & Mark Price (Machynys & Bryn Meadows)  93 pts

3rd   Tina & Ian Kinsey, Elsbeth & Malcolm Morton (Hurlston Hall,Formby Ladies/Formby)  89 pts

Ladies

1st   Sheila Saer, Dot Jones, Kim Allen, Kay Coldrick (Builth Wells/Cradoc)    88 pts

2nd  Lisa Hughes, Lindsay Jones, Sherrie Edwards, Hayley Price (Builth Wells)  83 pts

3rd   Mo Inglis, Heather Hughes, Sandra Hodnett, Dee Rees (Looe/Builth Wells)  82 pts

Nearest the Pin 5th (Men)   Dick Sawdon Smith

Hole In One 15th hole - Jon Samuel (Builth Wells)

Day 2 - Saturday 25th August - 4 Ball Better Ball stableford

Ladies - Manchester Trophy

1st    Tina Kinsey & Elsbeth Morton (Hurlston Hall/Formby Ladies)     41 pts

2nd  Elizabeth Derwent & Stevie Parker (Builth Wells/Maxstoke Park)    40 pts

3rd   Carol Bancroft & Jenny Curley (Maxstoke Park)    39 pts

4th   Chris Hughes & Debbie Roberts (Builth Wells/Baron Hill)    38 pts

5th   Anne Williams & Mandy White (Hollywood)    38 pts

Nearest the Pin 5th hole - Elsbeth Morton (Formby Ladies)

Men - Jim Downs Cup

1st    Antony Bridgeman & Guy Walker (Builth Wells)     44 pts

2nd  Chris Jones & Steve Witherston (Builth Wells)      43 pts

3rd   Phil Johnson & Nick Morgan (Builth Wells)        42 pts

4th   Roger Booker & Allan Demery (Builth Wells)     41 pts

5th   Gus Rubery & Paul Street (Rhondda)           41 pts

6th   Carl Lloyd & Aaron Evans (Builth Wells)      41 pts

Nearest the Pin 5th hole - Terry Troth (Kings Norton)

Day 3 - Mixed Greensomes - Sunday 26th August

Due to heavy rainfall and the course being unplayable the Mixed Open was cancelled

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.