31 October, 2014

SENIORS EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2014



  TUESDAY NOV 4TH  TEXAS SCRAMBLE


  THURSDAY  NOV 6TH  MEDAL - PAY IN SHOP

  TUESDAY NOV 11TH  KEN LAWRENCE MEMORIAL TROPHY

  THURSDAY NOV 13TH  GREENSOMES

  TUESDAY NOV 18TH  YELLOW BALL

  THURSDAY NOV 20TH  INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD

  TUESDAY NOV 25TH  9 X 2  9 X 3

  THURSDAY NOV 27TH  MELODY

  TUESDAY  DEC 2ND  PAIRS BETTERBALL

  For those who have forgotten the MELODY rules please see below..

  It is a team game played off 10% of the combined handicap. Each player must have his gross score
  recorded on at least 4 holes. Selection of whose scores is going to be recorded must be done after
  each hole and NOT at the end of the round. Good judgement must be used in choosing which score
  must be recorded in the early part of the round. Gross scores are recorded on the card after each hole
  then totalled for the 18 holes. The combined handicap is then deducted to find the lowest NETT.

  Simple according to Stewart!  Enjoy

30 October, 2014

Seniors betterball stableford October 30th 2014




    1. Geoff Morris and Dave Roberts  47pts

    2. Noel Jones and Malcolm Williams 44pts

    3. Barry Dare and Cliff Evans 44pts

    4. Phil Morris and Bob Brown 43pts

    5. Bill Hughes and Peter Lynch 42pts


         

29 October, 2014

Seniors Greensomes October 28th 2014




             October 28th Seniors GREENSOMES, PLAYED  OFF 50% OF COMBINED HANDICAPS.


           1. Mike Turner and Peter Almond 62.5

           2. Bill Parry and Paul White  66.5

           3.  Terry Jackson and Noel Jones  67

           4. Ernie Williams and Irwin Elkin  67.5

           5. Reg Peacock and Mike Griffiths  68

    Some of the few pictures courtesy of John Hughes below.




     
  


























24 October, 2014

Seniors Kitty competition October 23rd 2014




October 23rd seniors results of nine x 2 nine x 3 were as follows.

1.     Andrew Mitchell, Keith Jones and Neil Sanger  93pts
2.     Don Wraight, Peter Fraser and Bill Hughes 92pts
3.     Tony Jackson, Tony Harcombe and Paul White 88pts
4.     Noel Jones, Bill Parry and Cliff Evans 84pts

21 October, 2014

Kitty Competition October 21st 2014


Well what a day! We had the aftermath of the hurricane from the Caribean! With high winds and many heavy showers only 24 hardened Seniors turned up to play. Although not the best of conditions it was good to be out in the fresh air!!!

Format was teams of 4  with best 3 scores to count.

Photos and videos of the day can be seen below

Results:-
1. Tony Jackson, Bob Brown, Barry Dare and Ernie Williams  105pts

2. Peter Almond, Mike Jordan, Mike Hollings and John Kelty 99pts

3. Andrew Mitchell, Graham Stokes, Richard Key and Reg Taylor 98pts

Various photos will show the windy conditions as well as Stewart driving off the 16th!!

First picture show view from 7th tee towards 8th fairway



Below video as wind blew down 7th fairway




Below view down 7th fairway


Below looking down the 8th fairway


Looking down 8th fairway. Really blowing a gale at this moment


Below view up 13th fairway. The wind was very strong at this point


Below Stewart driving down the 16th


16 October, 2014

Seniors pairs stableford October 16th 2014


1, Maelor Davies and Neil Sanger  71pts

2. Stewart Poole and Bill Parry  69pts

3. Joe White and George Hooson 67pts

4. Malcolm Williams and Tony Jackson  64pts


15 October, 2014

Seniors Open Oswestry Golf Club October 15th 2014


A large number of Clays Seniors competed in this event and if results become known  Derek will publish them. In fact if one looks here Oswestry Golf Club - CLUB View results can be found. Derek did however manage to card a 2 at the par 3 hole pictured below and won 12 golf balls!!

Firts picture was view down the 7th fairway..



Above is view back on the 12th hole that Derek had a 2 on.. note walled ditch in front of the green!
Below Ron putting out for his 3 on the same hole


Below Ron Roberts driving off on the 13th after THAT par 3 hole where Derek had his 2!!!







14 October, 2014

Seniors Texas Scramble October 14th 2014



TODAY'S RESULT OF KITTY COMP TEXAS  SCRAMBLE.

  1 ST DON WRAIGHT,DAVE ROBERTS, GRAHAM STOKES & PAUL WHITE    61.2  PTS

  2 ND. ERNIE WILLIAMS,  MIKE KALKA,  EIFION JENKINS & CLIFF EVANS.  61.4.

  3RD. ANDY MITCHELL, BILL PARRY, NIGEL DAVIES & PETER FEY. 61.8.

13 October, 2014

Some Junior news and photo



Some Junior news and photo


Clays Junior Golfer plays his way to the USA

Matthew Sandoz, age 11, from Clays Golf Club near Wrexham was recently successful at the Lee Westwood Golf Camp National Finals held at Close House, near Newcastle, winning his Under 13 age category and being crowned the overall winner. As part of his prize Matthew won a family golf holiday to Florida with the possibility of joining Lee Westwood for a few holes of golf.

Throughout the year the Lee Westwood Golf Camps have been on-going across the UK with the winners and runner ups from these Camps being invited to attend the Finals that were held at Close House on 29th September, where Lee Westwood is the Touring Professional. Matthew had previously won his 3 day Golf Camp that was held at Macdonald Portal, Tarporley, in July earlier in the Summer to qualify. The Finals this year were extra special as they were attended by Lee Westwood himself who travelled down from Gleneagles after helping the European Team secure an emphatic victory over the USA in the Ryder Cup

Matthew was fortunate enough to have attended the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, the previous week, and was inspired after watching his heroes win to go one further himself in this years Final as he finished runner last year at Gainsborough. The Finals consisted of skills tests in the morning which tested a players short game ability including chipping, putting, pitching and bunker play. The finalists then played on the Close House Filly course in the afternoon with the overall winner being crowned 2014 Lee Westwood Golf Camp National Winner.

There was also further family success at the Finals as his younger brother William Sandoz, age 9, was runner up in the Under 10s age group and received a trophy and selection of prizes from Lee Westwood.

Matthew, has been a junior member of Clays Golf Club since he was age 6, is also a member of Wrexham Golf Club, and has already been recognised as having potential to go a long way in the game. Already at the age of 11 he has been a member of the Golf Union of Wales Nursery Squad for the past 2 years, is receiving training at Denbighshire County level and is also a member of the Clays Junior Elite Squad.

Matthew is coached at the North Wales Coaching Academy at Clays Golf Club by Gareth James, Head PGA Professional and Golf Union of Wales Regional Coach, who looks after Welsh golf's elite amateur players. William is coached by Sam Griffiths, PGA Professional at Clays, who is also part of the Golf Union of Wales Coaching Team at Nursery Squad level.

09 October, 2014

Clays Past Captains and Officials day event played October 5th 2014

Past Clays Captains day and Officials organised by Fred Court

Winner Graham D Clarke with 35 points; second Reg Peacock with 34 points; Third Don Wraight with 33 points, on count back from Dave Riley also on 33 points.

Seniors pairs better ball October 9th 2014


A wet and cool morning yet some good scores carded

1. Steve Monk and Nigel Davies  43pts on count back

2. Reg Taylor and Bob Brown 43pts

3. Ernie Williams and Bob Jarvis  43pts

07 October, 2014

Melody competition October 7th 2014


It was the first time the Seniors played this format.


  1. Andrew Mitchell, Malcolm Williams, Cliff Evans and Peter Fraser  69.9
  2. Bill Kelleher, Nigel Moore, Peter Almond and Dave Jones  71.5

Stableford Medal non qualifier October 2nd 2014



Senior Winter Medal (Stableford)
Played on Thursday, 2 October 2014 at Clays.
Competition Scratch Score = Non-Qualifying (Men)

Overall
Position
Player
Score
Comments
Revised
Handicap
Division 1
2
Division 1 Winner
15.7
3
Division 1 Runner-Up
14.8
5

14.5
Division 2
1
Division 2 Winner
20.3
4
Division 2 Runner-Up
19.8
6

20.9

03 October, 2014

Denbighshire Past Captains Day news about Bill Kelleher and Cliff Evans



The Denbighshire Past Captains final event of the season took place at Llangollen Golf Club on Wednesday October 1st and the winners of the John Hawkes Silver Salvers were Bill Kelleher and Cliff Evans from Clays with 41 points. Mrs. Iris Hawkes widow of the late John Hawkes attended the evening function and presented the trophies. John was a much loved and highly respected member of Llangollen G C and one of the founding fathers of the Denbighshire Golf Clubs Past Captains Society.



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