Seniors Channel League 2019 Season

Glamorgan Vs Dyfed

Thursday 20th September at Cardigan Golf Club

 

Foursomes

GlamorganScorePtsHoleDyfedScore Pts
Total2Total3
Adrian Bragg & Mike Gwyther2&119Rob Clark & Alan Shaw0
Nick Caulfield & Pat Regan09Lyndsay Morgan & Steve Sutcliffe2&11
IanHenderson & Chris Glenny09Ed Wheeler & Brian Russell2&11
Kevin Knowles & Eric Torjusson2&119Graham Owens & Roger Schooling0
Ron James & Darryl09Ian Thomas & Simon Williams4&31

Singles

GlamorganClubScorePtsHoleDyfedClubScorePts
Total4Total6
Adrian BraggRadyr018Lyndsay MorganCardigan1 H1
Mike GwytherMorlais Castle1 H118Alan ShawBorth0
Nick CaulfieldWenvoe Castle2 UP118Rob ClarkBorth0
Pat ReganWenvoe Castle018Brian RussellCardigan3 & 21
Ian HendersonWenvoe Castle018Roger SchoolingTenby6 & 41
Chris GlennyCottrell Park018Ed WheelerCamarthen4 & 31
Kevin KnowlesWenvoe CastleA/50.518Steve SutcliffeTenbyA/S0.5
Darryl BailyesWhichurch4 & 3118Ian ThomasAshburnham0
Ron JamesLlanishenA/50.518Simon WilliamsAshburnhamA/S0.5
Eric TorjussonWhichurch018Graham OwensDerllys Court2 UP1

 

Overall

Glamorgan6Dyfed9

Glamorgan Vs Dyfed

South Wales Seniors League

Following a loss to Brecon and Radnor last season, the SWSL team had a disappointing loss to Dyfed at Cardigan, but it can be seen that this new league has increased the competitiveness of both Dyfed and Brecon and Radnor bringing new players forward who would otherwise have not considered playing a friendly match.

Despite a beautiful summer day with the superb views the Cardigan Golf club always offers neither could spark the Glamorgan fightback needed after finishing the morning session 3 to 2 down. With eight links players in the team and two parkland players who regularly play the nearby links courses, Dyfed wisely chose a links course to give themselves the best opportunity of victory. The victory for Dyfed was well deserved with some comfortable wins. The return match at Mond Valley should prove more of a test for any links players in the Dyfed team and it will be interesting to see how they handle a parkland course. As always, our thanks go to Cardigan golf club, Captain and members for the use of their excellent course and to the greens staff who prepared top quality greens on the day.

Seniors Channel League 2019 Season

Glamorgan Vs Cornwall

Thursday 28th June at Southerndown Golf Club

 

Foursomes

GlamorganScorePtsHoleCornwallScore Pts
Total1.5Total3.5
Jeff Thomas & Richard Jones09Phil Clayton & Andy Rowe1 H1
Nick Grimmitt & Brian Rigby09Lyndsay Morgan & Steve Sutcliffe2 UP1
Adrian Bragg & Gwyn Jones3&219Ed Wheeler & Brian Russell1
Keith Stimpson & Pat Regan09Graham owens & Roger Schooling2 UP
Kevin Spear & Chris GlennyA/S0.59Ian Thomas & Simon WilliamsA/S1

Singles

GlamorganClubScorePtsHoleCornwallClubScorePts
Total6 1/2Total3 1/2
Richard JonesRoyal Porthcawl018Andy RoweLooe3&21
Nick GrimmittGlamorganshireA/S0.518Dave KneeboneTruroA/S0.5
Jeff ThomasRoyal Porthcawl1H118Charlie PhillipsNew Quay0
Gwyn JonesRadyr7&6118Phil ClaytonNew Quay0
Keith StimpsonWenvoe Castle018Warwick HollandWest Cornwall2&11
Brian RigbyGlamorganshire018Colin KittChina Fleet1H1
Adrian BraggRadyr5&3118Rick BunchWest Cornwall0
Kevin SpearNeath4*3118Garry StoneBude0
Pat ReganWenvoe Castle018Rodney HanysideWest Cornwall3&11
Chris GlennyCottrell ParkA/S0.518Malcome EdmundsWest CornwallA/S0.5

 

Overall

Glamorgan6.5Cornwall8.5

Senior Channel League Match

Glamorgan Vs Cornwall

Southerndown Golf Club 28th June 2019

 

Glamorgan were hopeful of following up on a successful visit to Devon, with a home win against Cornwall. It was not to be however and despite a half from Chris Glenny and Kevin Spear and an excellent win for Gwyn Jones and Adrian Bragg, Glamorgan went to lunch 1.5 to 3.5 down.

In the afternoon singles, excellent wins for Gwyn Jones, Adrian Bragg and Kevin Spear failed to stop Cornwall’s charge. The remaining matches were a tale of come backs by enlarge with too many going to the visitors with the final score being 6.5 to 8.5. Maybe it was the two links specialists in our team, as opposed to the seven in the Cornwall team that tipped the odds is debatable, however, we were basically outplayed by a team whose handicaps were, on average, higher than ours.

The Senior Channel League is wide open again and there is much for the selectors to consider and the team to play for in the next match against Gloucestershire at the Kendleshire golf club.

Thanks go to Southerndown Golf Club for their hospitality and consideration with regards to this fixture.

Senior Channel League Match

Glamorgan Vs Brecon & Radnor

Friday 24th May at Builth Wells Golf Club

 

Foursomes

GlamorganScorePtsHoleBrecon & RadnorScore Pts
Total3Total2
Nick Caulfield & Pat ReganA/S0.59Ian Miles & Phil EvansA/S0.5
Kerry Jones & Meurig PhillipsA/S0.59T. Price & Mike HarmerA/S0.5
Chris Glenny & Kevin Knowles2&119R.Sam & D.Harris 0
Martin Brock & Eric Torjussen3&119R. Keddle & C. Williams0
Darryl Bailyes & Ron James09A. Oakley & B. Rees1H1

Singles

GlamorganClubScorePtsHoleBrecon & RadnorClubScorePts
Total 6Total4
Pat ReganWenvoe Castle4&3118T. Price0
Kerry JonesCardiff018M. Harmer2&11
Meurig Phillps Radyr018P. Evans3&21
Nick CaulfieldWenvoe Castle1 H118P. Evans0
Chris GlennyCottrell Park3&1118R. Sam0
Kevin KnowlesWenvoe Castle018D. Harris3&11
Darryl BailyesWhichurch7&6118B. Rees0
Eric TorjussenWhichurch3&2118A. Oakley0
Martin BrockWhichurch3&2118R. Keddle0
Ron JamesLlanishen018C. Williams1 H1

 

Overall

Glamorgan6.5Cornwall8.5

South Wales Seniors League 2019 Season


Match Report Brecon and Radnorshire v Glamorgan at Builth Wells Golf Club

Friday 24th May 2019

 

A closely fought match t Builth Wells ended in a 9-6 victory for Glamorgan.

Leading 3-2 after the morning foursomes with 2 wins and 2 halves, the match was levelled after the first 3 singles matches of the afternoon, but the strength of the Glamorgan lower order took the match away from a strong Brecon and Radnor team.

The Builth Wells course was very dry and both teams found it difficult to adjust to the links-like conditions. Good wins for Pat Regan at the top of the order, Nick Caulfield who came back from 2 down with 3 to play, and from the Whitchurch contingent of Martin Brock, Eric Torjussen and Darryl Bailyes made this a very satisfying win in the first SWSL contest of the season.

 

Senior Channel League Match

Glamorgan Vs Devon

Thursday 16th May at Tiverton Golf Club

 

Foursomes

GlamorganScorePtsHoleDevonScore Pts
Total2.5Total2.5
Jeff Thomas & Richard Jones2&119Paul Newcome & Peter Bicknell0
Adrian Bragg & Gwyn Jones09Tim Aggett & Colin Papworth1 H1
Mike Gwyther & Keith StimpsonA/S0.59Tony Allsopp & Richard WardA/S0.5
Nick Grimmitt & Brian Rigby2&119Mark Evans & Dave Eva0
Steve Watkins & Kevin Spear009Paul Vickery & Barrie Keith1 H1

Singles

GlamorganClubScorePtsHoleDevonClubScorePts
Total5.5Total5.5
Richard JonesRoyal Porthcawl2&1118Paul Newcome East Devon0
Jeff Thomas Royal Porthcawl018Tim Aggett Warrn2&11
Nick Grimmitt Glamorganshire1 H118Tony Allsopp Tiverton0
Adrian Bragg Radyr018Peter BicknellTorquay3&11
Keith Stimpson Wenvoe Castle1 H118Richard WardDainton Park0
Brian RigbyGlamorganshireA/S0.518Colin PapworthTeighntonA/S0.5
Mike GwytherMorlais Castle018Dave EvaThurlestone6&51
Gwyn JonesRadyr6&4118Mark EvansRoyal North Devon0
Kevin SpearNeath4&3118Barrie KeithWarren0
Steve Watkins Pyle & Kenfig018Paul VickerySaunton4&21

 

Overall

Glamorgan8Devon7

SCL Match Against Devon At Tiverton Golf Club

Thursday 16th May 2019

 

Having hosted Devon at a James Braid course in Neath in 2018, Devon responded by inviting Glamorgan to another Braid course in Tiverton. Last year Glamorgan were successful and so it was again this year in our away match. Devon again fielded a strong low handicap team with scratch golfers and a highest handicap of 3.

The morning foursomes was a tight affair around Tiverton’s tree lined fairways with solid wins for both Jeff Thomas & Richard Jones, and Nick Grimm. & Brian Rigby. Two of the other matches were a loss to Glamorgan but by the narrowest of margins of one hole. The half from Mike Gwyther and Keith Stimpson meant that honours were even at the midday lunch break.

In the afternoon, Richard Jones led the line convincingly with a solid win over Paul Newcome. Jeff Thomas had to give best to Tim Aggett after a very tight match but Nick Grimm. at 3, won by one hole against local Tiverton man Tony Alsop giving us the lead. A loss at 4 mean that Keith Stimpson’s win over Richard Ward put At back in the lead. Mike Gwyther went down to Dave Eva, but this was nullified by new man Gwyn Jones winning handsomely 6 & 4. Brian Rigby was next to finish fighting back from two down with three to play, to get a half.

This left two matches out there and Al to play for, looking At the overall match was heading for a half. Steve Watkins was having a hard time against the evergreen Paul Vickery eventually going down and this left Kevin Spear as the last man standing, but he brought home the bacon with a 4 with 3 win.

A close match as would be expected against the, ever strong, Devon team and last years Senior Channel League winners.

There is a long way to go this season of course, but this win against our closest rGals for the past few seasons does mean we can look forward to this season without thinking we have to make up ground.