Showing posts from September, 2019

9x3 plus 9x2 and away match vs Mold September 26th 2019

Thank you to Stcve Monk  AND Malcolm Williams for the following reports

With 20 members playing an away match against Mold GC, a further 20 turned up at Clays to play a '9 x 3' plus '9 x 2' competition. After much rain in the week the course was wet and a little heavy, but definitely playable. Five x four balls competed.
1st - Stewart Poole, Graham Bryne, Mike Parks and Ken Tieszen with 95 points.
2nd - Andy Mitchell, Peter Taylor, Damian Atkin and Maelor Davies with 91 points.we beat Mold 5 and a half to 4 and a half away! Good win in excellent conditions. Please can you thank all those who've supported Ernie and I all season as it was the last match of the year!

Message from Malcolm in Madrid

We beat Mold 5 and a half to 4 and a half away! Good win in excellent conditions. Please can you thank all those who've supported Ernie and I all season as it was the last match of the year!

Captains Newsletter September 2019

Clays Golf Club
Captain’s Newsletter : September 2019
Dear Member of Clays Golf Club
In many ways, September marks the end of the season in that the Honours Board Finals weekend takes place during the month. However, looking at the club calendar for the next few weeks and months, there is still a lot of golf to play and a number of social events to attend.
I really enjoyed following the various matches during Finals weekend and seeing how the play developed. There was some great golf played throughout the weekend by all of the finalists and some very close results, which I’ll detail later in the newsletter. It’s a great achievement to reach one of these finals and all participants are to be congratulated, regardless of the final outcome.
We are going to adopt a different approach to the presentation of trophies this year in that we are not going to be having a Presentation Evening. Instead, we will be holding a Presentation Day on Saturday, 9th November. This will comprise a shotgun start …

Kitty competition September 24th 2019

Thank you to Peter Bowen for sending Derek this report.

Only 8 seniors turned up to play over 9 holes only. Weather been awful overnight and rain continued this morning.

Results as follows:

Andy Mitchell   16 pointsColin Brown 14 points

Link to Gorillas September 2019

Hi. You might like this link gorencda5/

Reminds Derek of when he worked with Gorillas many years ago.


Las Vegas competition September 19th 2019

Glorious day for golf with the course in exceptional condition. Some photos of the day below. Results below kindly sent by Steve Monk.

In very pleasant conditions, 36 players competed in a Las Vegas pairs competition today. (Called Las Vegas because, compared to all other competitions, the scores consist of only big numbers!). Results were:
1st - Harold Hughes and Mick Carnell with a score of 713.
2nd - Mike Hollings and David Jones with 730.
3rd - Mike Parks and Club Captain Nigel Davies with 746.
4th - Andrew Mitchell and Ernie Williams with 751.

In the 2's competition run by Peter Bowen there were 2 winners both carding a 2 on the 2nd hole. They were David Jones and Harold Hughes.

Today was the 86th birthday of Roy Jordan.  Don Wraight announced the event and so in walked Hayley with a cake with lighted candle. Congratulations Roy.

Statistics via Mike Healey on members September 17th 2019

Statistics kept since 4th April 2019 and presented at Committee Meeting 12th SeptemberType of Competition (inc. Kitty and Board competitions)StablefordStrokeplayTeamTotal senior member turn out to date435398696No of Competitions under each format14921Average senior members per competition314433No of senior members played to date91No of senior members who have won at least once in all formats73

Match vs Hawarden at Clays September 17th plus stableford kitty competition 2019

Don Wraight sent the following result
Team played Harwarden today and won 7 to 0 Great response on the course by all their members best they have been to. Catering was also second to none

Mike Healey provided the following report

27 Clays seniors played a stableford kitty comp. and the results are as follows:
1st            Peter Bowen            35 points
2nd           Ian Ketland              33 points (countback)
3rd            Martin Povey           33 points (countback)
4th            Bob Brown              30 points (countback)
5th            Bob Jarvis               30 points (countback)
6th            Alan Bottomley       30 points (countback)

Photos from Finals weekend 2019 Courtesy of Josh Green


Pairs Better ball September 12th 2019

Thanks to Mike Healey for the following report.

50 Seniors turned out today for Pairs Betterball - almost not enough room on the golf course. The weather held despite a few light drops threatening just after midday. The winners were:
First:        Chris Jacques and John Kelty                        43 points
Second:    Peter Thomas and Alan Bottomley                 42 points
Third:        Maelor Davies and Pauline Peacock               41 points (countback)
Fourth:      Roy Jordan and Barry Dare                            41 points (countback)
Fifth:         Stewart Poole and Bob Brown                        40 points (countback)
There were no twos scored (at least by the members who had entered the competition). .

Individual Stableford qualifier including kitty competition September 10th 2019

Thank you to Mike Healey for the following report
44 seniors rolled up for an Individual Stableford Qualifier. The weather turned out quite warm despite the ground being fairly soft after heavy overnight rain. The competition was played under preferred lies on the fairway only. We also held a kitty comp in conjunction and the following players came through:
First -            Alan Bottomley                            35 points
Second -       Mike Healey                                 34 points
Third -           Graham Wright                             33 points
Fourth -         Mike Hollings                               32 points (countback)
Fifth -            Tony Harcombe                            32 points (countback)
Sixth -           Nigel Harris                                 32 points (countback)
Seventh -       Damian Atkin                               31 points (countback)
Eighth -         Dave F Jones                               31 points (countback)

Twos were scored…

Thank you to all Seniors who provide results and photos for this blog

Derek would like to thank several members who have provided results and photos etc over the years

Mike Healey
Don Wraight
Andrew Mitchell
Nigel Davies
Peter Bowen
Tom McGrady
Mike Parks

IF I have left anyone out please let me know via
Nigel Davies sent the following results

Results as follows  ...

Challenge Cup  Paul Lloyd beat Andy Matthews 
Aber Shield  Dilly Jones beat Gareth Whitley
Aber Rose Bowl Dawn Thompson beat Pauline Peacock 
Flick Cup  Jason Hill and Paul Wallace Jones beat Mike Jones and Gareth Roberts 
Seniors Pairs  Stewart Poole and Damian Atkin beat Dave Palferman and Clive Davies 
Mixed Foursomes  Beverley Hood and Nigel Davies beat Dawn Thompson and Paul Wallace Jones 
Scratch Cup  Josh Green beat Paul Lloyd 
Seniors Matchplay  Dilly Jones beat Andrew Mitchell 
Gem Trophy  Andy Matthews and Gareth Whitley beat Dave Palferman and Richard Collier
Ladies Betterball Dawn Thompson and Jane Evans beat Christine Evans and Pauline Peacock