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Captains Newsletter: July 2022

July sees the golfing season really under way and the course in fantastic conditions as is the golf that you all are playing I hope you are all enjoying.

The DGU team after a narrow victory at Wrexham continued in great form by beating the Moss 7 / 1 and last weekend topping that victory by going to Old Colwyn and winning 5 ½  2 ½. Anyone that has played Old Colwyn will know just how tough the course is and what a great victory it was. Team has now played 3 and won 3 with Denbigh visiting us on the 7th August our last league match. Good luck to the team and well done once more vice-captain Mick McHugh. Unfortunately at this moment we have no league table to see how the positions are but it looks pretty rosy.

Ladies section is prospering with a draw at North Wales followed by wins at home against Llangollen and North Wales in the Challenge Shield. They are still active in the Daily Mail and Purves knockouts, great achievements.

Former Lady Captain Angela Thompson-Williams will be doing a 72 hole marathon in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance in August, we wish her well and I hope you will all help in her sponsorship.

Seniors have a match against Northop away on the 14th July a new venture and fixture, we wish they well and hope for a good result.

The Ping mixed team had a great victory at Porthmadog golf club against Maesdu in horrendous conditions, all down to a winning putt on the last hole by Nigel Davies who kept his nerve in pouring rain and high winds. Next opponents are Abergele at Mold golf club in a couple of week, good luck at hopefully better conditions.

Finally Captains Day was held last week in lovely sunshine and a nice breeze to keep everyone comfortable.

Mark and his team presented the course in fabulous condition, I don’t recall it looking better, thanks lads oh and Molly.

83 players entered the competition which was a shotgun start, played at a nice pace.

Scoring was very close with former Club Captain and Vice President Fred Court taking the men’s trophy with a great 41 pts pipping Nick Buley into second place on 39 pts.

Lady’s trophy was won by Jacqueline Moxon with 39pts and Sue Falcus on 36pts.

The Senior’s prize was won by Brian Beaton a good 39pts from runner up Barry Dare last year’s winner with 37 pts.

There were prizes for nearest the pin for ladies on the 5th which Shirley Roberts won. Nearest the line wad actually plumb and won by Shan Stapley beating yours truly by millimetres. Darren Jones took the prize for nearest the pin in2 for men on the 18th.

Big thanks to Haley who laid on sandwiches and chips for everyone after the game. It was fantastic to see so many enjoying the clubhouse and outside afterwards and attending the presentation. Let’s keep that atmosphere going please.

Finally June and July ended and started with 3 losses to our membership. Keith Jones, Graham Stokes and former Captain and President Richard Key all passing, they will always be remembered by most I’m sure.

Happy golfing and keep safe

Don Wraight

Club Captain