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Results from Golf Days

Our results for the 2019/2020 season are as follows

(most recent event first):

The Cliff Thompson Salver
Conwy Golf Club
- 15th November 2019
18 hole stableford (full handicap)

Peter Meaney, winner of the 2019 Cliff Thompson Salver
Peter Meaney, winner of the 2019 Cliff Thompson Salver

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 nine.

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 played Pete.

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.

View full results and handicap adjustments from Conwy

Gross 2's Scored by the following
2nd Par 3 143 yards Adam Thompson £5
13th Par 3 168 yards Rob Hallworth £5
15th Par 3 147 yards James Shipman £5
15th Par 3 147 yards Kevin Morris £5
15th Par 3 147 yards Tim Thacker £5
15th Par 3 147 yards Rob Hallworth £5

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