WITH the torrential rain forecast by the weatherman failing to materialise, the golfing conditions at Brynhill were almost perfect, for the Artillery Cup.

Top pairing was Huw Vaughan and Richie Pierce, their net 62 being just enough to squeeze out Tony Hewlett and Dave Griffiths, who carded the same numbers, only to lose out on a back nine countback.

Next week it’s back to Stapleford Singles when we battle it out for the Presidents Cup, followed on the Monday by the Seniors Championship.

However the main event is on the 15th of this month when the prestigious Welsh Deaf Open is hosted, for the second time, by the Barry Club on Saturday the 15th June.

Brynhill’s current first team captain, Nick Daniels, has been heavily involved in organising this event which sees competitors from far and wide take on this magnificent beast of a course.

Nick, who’s hearing impaired, has been teaching some of the members how to sign.

The tournament has been dominated by the English with the last Welsh winner being Daniel Rees, some five years ago, so a Welsh victory is long overdue, with the course in fantastic condition could home advantage and a partisan gallery be enough to inspire a local winner.

Captained by the irrepressible Matt Lundrigan the Brynhill second team recorded a fine 2-1 home win against Cardiff Golf Club.

Lundrigan and Professor Peters handing out a right tanking with superb 5n3 victory, closely followed by a convincing 3n2 for the Williams and Penberthy pairing.

1st team captain Nick Daniels partnered Dave Taylor for the evening but suffered a narrow defeat on the 18th.

Next up is a local derby against a strong Wenvoe GC at Brynhill, a close nervy game is anticipated with the victors securing local bragging rights.