Our results for the 2019/2020 season are as follows
recent event first):
The Cliff Thompson Salver
Conwy Golf Club - 15th November 2019
18 hole stableford (full handicap)
Write-up by Steve Lloyd
With a huge amount of rain falling in the weeks prior to the
November trip to Llandudno, many BUNGS members were
questioning whether the trip would take place. Both courses
we were due to play drain very well so there was never any
doubt about the trip,but North Wales Golf Club was reduced
to just 15 holes. Because of this, it was decided to switch
the main competition to the first day of the trip and play
for The Cliff Thompson Salver at Conwy Golf Club.
The had been another huge amount of rain overnight so we
arrived at the course to see puddles of water allover the
course, but it remained open and surprisingly playable. The
weather was cold but luckily dry, so after a hearty
breakfast, 29 BUNGS members headed onto the course.
The course was shortened due to the wet winter conditions
meaning scoring wasn't too bad on the day. The wind was 'up'
on the front nine but dropped when we were playing the
second nine, so most players made their scores on the back
33 points was good enough for the first of the prize
vouchers with last season's most improved player, Steven
Raji, continuing his fine form. He beat Steve Harris into
fourth with a better back nine, scoring just 13 on the front
nine but 20 points on the back nine off his handicap of 16.
Also on 33 points, and also with a poor front nine was Tim
Thacker playing off 12. Tim had a paltry 10 points on the
front nine bit came alive and played the back nine in +1
gross for 23 points and third place.
In second was Mark Johnson who also struggled somewhat on
the front nine scoring just 14 off his handicap of 12. He
improved sunstantially on the back nine however scoring 20
points, 34 in total. One point ahead and with a more
consistent performance, with 17 on the front nine and 18 on
the back nine, was Peter Meaney playing off 8. Pete's 35
points were enough to secure his third BUNGS 'crown', well
After a few drinks at the golf club it was off to the Dunoon
Hotel where the sensible checked-in to their rooms and
grabbed a nap, whilst others headed straight to the bar. The
meal was great and a few headed straight to bed, a few
remained in the bar and some checked-out the 'highlights' of
Llandudno's drinking establishments.
We awoke Saturday morning to light drizzle, but warmer,
conditions and headed to North Wales Golf Club for the
fourball-betterballs, to be played over 15 holes. By the
time we started to tee off the rain became heavier and it
was miserable for a while, but this soon passed through and,
once again, we were relatively lucky with the weather.
The money was won by John Shaw (4) and Kev Armitt (13) with
a whopping 40 points (10 under par for 15 holes), one behind
in second were Steve Harris (10) and Geoff Wayman (4) on 39
who pipped Gary Tyler (15) and Graham Thorpe(24), finishing
third, on countback.
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