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Captains Newsletter: September 2021

September started with the culmination of this season’s board competitions on finals weekend. A big thanks to all those who entered the various competitions. Congratulations to all those who progressed to a final, especially the winners. I was lucky enough to witness some very good golf on the first day of the finals weekend. The action photographs I took are available on the clubs Facebook page. If anyone would like a copy of the original high-resolution file to get their own print, please contact me on the email address below.  

Congratulations also goes to Stuart Poole and Damian Atkin who won the Wales Golf Senior Greensomes final held at Mold golf club. Our senior section goes from strength to strength winning all their inter club matches this season. The season’s matches were completed with an impressive 6:2 victory away at Mold golf club. Also, the seniors record of winning senior opens continues with another win at Arscott Golf Club. Well done Russ Adamson, Chris Jones and Alan Barnsdale. While on the subject of our senior section, a big thanks to all those who donated their winnings from the kitty comps to the captain’s charity.

And the success continues: with a team comprising Bob Brown, Gareth (Mr President) Roberts and your Captain winning the Denbighshire Golfing Union Past Captains Presidents Day competition held at our golf club. Well done team, especially to Bob who required broad shoulders to carry us through the opening holes.

A personal thanks to Chris (Trigger) Jones for his hard work installing the new steps to access the 7th tee. A plea to all members to use these steps to gain access to and egress from the 7th tee, there are no prizes for sliding down the bank on your backside, just ridicule!

The season is not quite over, there are a number of events scheduled for October. The first is the Ladies Borders Challenge that will see our ladies team play a team from Henlle at Clays. Good luck ladies. The second event is Presentation Day on Saturday 9th October. Please would all finalists do their best to attend the presentation that will take place at approximately 2pm. There is an open invitation to all members to come along and congratulate the finalists. The final two events take place on Sunday 10th October. One, the Clays Past Captains board competition has kindly been arranged by Paul Williams. Any past Captain who wants to play in this event please contact Paul as soon as possible so that he can finalise tee times and catering arrangements. The second event on this date is the Jubilee Plate finals to be held at Vale of Llangollen Golf Club. The semi-finals are held in the morning with the final in the afternoon. Three of the four teams to compete in the semi-finals are from Clays.  Good luck to Paul Stevenson and Graham Davidson-Clarke, Aled Bonds and Kev Wynn Jones and finally Rich Coillier and your Captain.

Hopefully, I will be reporting further success in my newsletter next month!

Dave Palferman