CLUB READY TO HOST TOP EVENT
THE Welsh Golf Boys and Girls’ Championship comes to Carmarthen next week.
The tournament is being staged at Carmarthen Golf Club from July 2326.
It is expected to attract more than 100 golfers.
The under-18 field must have Welsh family connections and they come from a wide range of courses, with two participants from Dubai and others from courses in England.
Local stars who will feature include Jamie Dean, Megan Thomas and Shaun Hazelby.
The format of play is 18 holes of strokeplay on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a cut resulting in matchplay on Thursday and the semi-finals and final on Friday.
Tee times start from 9am until 3pm at 10-minute intervals.
Andrew Steele and his staff are making final preparations to the course, with chief referee Jeff Harries helping to prepare the course.
Spectators are welcome to attend free of charge. Any members who are available to assist, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, are asked to put their names on the list on the noticeboard or contact Jeff Harries directly.
Meanwhile, Carmarthen Seniors captain Rhodri Davies took seven pairs to play Haverfordwest and in a close match the home team just prevailed 4-3.
Davies and Ray Sinden lost 3&2; Huw Rees and Fred Steel halved their match, George Laidlaw and Ian Griffiths won 2&1, Jim Crawford and Bruce Morris won 1 up, Mick Fenney and Mike Davies claimed a half, Hywel Morris and Charles Maliphant lost 4&3 and Dennis Driscoll and John Bevan lost 2&1.
The remainder of the seniors played in a high-low competition with the best and worst score of a three-man team counting.
Coming out on top with a very competitive 75 points were Adrian Thomas, Keith Lewis and John Williams, while in second on 70 were Alan Edwards, Dai Elias and Graham Williams.
In third with 68 points were Huw Phillips, Tony Jones and Peter Williams.
This week the seniors travel to Cradoc Golf Club near Brecon for the annual captain’s away day.
And the ladies’ section honoured their lady president Margaret Liversedge by playing a stableford competition for which she had kindly provided generous prizes in three categories.
In division one, Megan Thomas took first place with 39 points. Second was Ann Morris with 36, who edged out Paula James via a better back nine.
In division two, Vay Ashley-Jones took first place with 36 points, with Pat Langley in second with 34. In third place was Delyth Rees (31).
In division three there were some impressive high scores, with Christine Soons winning with 41 points. Lady captain Brenda Richards was second with 40 and Anne Williams scored 37 in third place.
Jane Lindquist was nearest the pin on the par-three ninth hole and Edna Morris was nearest the line on the 18th hole.
Carmarthen Golf Club lady president Margaret Liversedge (seated) is pictured with the prize-winners.