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

Open Weekend - Cumberland Cup

48 teams of 4 took part on the first day of the 2017 Open Weekend. Scoring was excellent which was testament to the condition of the golf course.

Home Club members Paul Pearson, Antony Bridgeman, Jim Morgan & Andrew Claridge carried off the Cumberland Cup with an amazing score of 104 points, the highest score recorded in the competition.

Full Results:

Men

Winners -

Paul Pearson, Antony Bridgeman, Jim Morgan, Andrew Claridge (Builth Wells)  

104 points

Runners Up - 

Tom Mills, Dan Goodwin, Chris Jones, Jon Samuel (Builth Wells)              

102 points

Third place - 

Ian Price, Ciaran Price, Derek Havard, Wayne Simcock (Builth Wells)        

101 points

Ladies

Winners - 

Sherrie Edwards, Hayley Price, Lindsay Jones, Grace Edwards (Builth Wells)

89 points

Runners Up - 

Hannah Davies, Pauline Smith, Gill Webb, Sara Goode (Pontnewydd)                      

88 points

Third place - 

Sheila Saer, Kay Coldrick, Dot Jones, Kim Allen (Builth Wells & Cradoc)                    

86 points

Mixed

Winners - 

P. Clement, K. Clement, M. Price, F. Price (Machynys/Bryn Meadows)                        

96 points

Runners Up -

M. Galliard, S. Galliard, A. Owen, E. Owen (Hollywood)                                                

95 points

Third place - 

G. Williams, A. Williams, M. White, M. White (Hollywood)                                            

94 points

Best Visitor Team -

D. O'Brien, R. Andrews, R. Meredith, M. Wilmott (Worcester G&CC)                            

98 points

Seniors Pairs Open Results

The re arranged Seniors Pairs Open took place on Monday 17th July on a lovely summer's day - a massive difference to the original date when it was pouring down with rain!

This years winners with an excellent 46 points were home club pairing, Roger Booker & Allan Demery playing off 21 & 20 respectively. The next 5 places all scored 42 points with back nine, back three and final hole deciding the places. Results as follows:

1st     Roger Booker (21) & Allan Demery (20) (Builth Wells)                      46 points (£70)

2nd   J. Hanney (13) & P. Wilson (19) (Llanishen)                                              42 points (£56)

3rd    John Smith (17) & Derek Jones (18) (Builth Wells)                             42 points (£44)

4th    Nigel Davies (14) & Peter Riley (14) (Builth Wells)                              42 points (£40)

5th    Colin Durns (17) & Mel Hughes (13) (Builth Wells)                             42 points (£36)

6th    Steve Watkins (21) & Colin Apperley (16) (Burghill Valley))          42 points (£32)

2's winners: £11.00 per two

John Smith (Builth Wells)

Allan Demery (Builth Wells)

Steve Reynolds (Builth Wells)

Nigel Griffiths (Ludlow)

Dan Sweeney (Penrhos)

Peter Scott (Builth Wells)

Prize winners will receive their prize vouchers in the post. Thank you to everyone that attended.

 

Seniors Open Results

On a hot and humid July day the men's Seniors Open took place with 91 players taking part. Playing from the yellow tees scoring was difficult in the extreme heat. Home Club member Mel Hughes playing off a handicap of 15 scored a winning 40 points winning by 2 points from fellow home club member Peter Riley with 38 points. Results as follows:

Overall Winner - Mel Hughes (15)  Builth Wells     40 points          £50.00

Category A (0-13 handicap)

1st    David Thomas (8)           Monmouthshire  36 points          £40.00

2nd  Lyn Woodhouse (11)      Burghill Valley      34 points          £30.00

3rd   Richard Robinson (11)    Llanishen               33 points          £25.00  

4th   Chris Maidment (13)       Mountain Ash      33 points          £20.00

Category B (14-18 handicap)

1st    Peter Riley (15)                  Builth Wells            38 points          £40.00

2nd  Colin Durns (18)                 Builth Wells            38 points          £30.00

3rd   Martin James (17)             Pontypridd              36 points         £25.00

4th   Ray James (16)                   Buith Wells              35 points          £20.00

Category C (19-28 handicap)

1st    James Allen (21)               Builth Wells            36 points           £40.00

2nd   Graham Parker (21)        Builth Wells            35 points            £30.00

3rd    Hugh Davies (27)             Derllys Court         34 points           £25.00

4th    Steve Turner (25)            Rhondda                    32 points           £20.00

Par - 66; SSS - 66; CSS - 67

2's sweep - 

G. Gurung (Brecon)

L. Woodhouse (Burghill Valley)

Don Harris (Builth Wells)

R. Daniels (Burghill Valley)

M. Hunt (Burghill Valley)

Nigel Davies (Builth Wells) x 2

T. Smith (Atherstone)

Mel Hughes (Builth Wells) x 2

Colin Durns (Builth Wells)

H. Davies (Derllys Court)

John Cox (Builth Wells)

Prize winners (visitors) will receive prize vouchers in the post.

  

Builth Wells Golf Club 72 Club

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

   1st               WENDY THOMAS                                      £100

   2nd             DEREK & DOT JONES                              £80

   3rd              COLIN DURNS                                              £60

   4th              MARGARET BRADLEY                             £40

   5th              KATIE DAVIES                                                £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.