AT the height of the golfing season the club captain at Wenvoe Castle is given freedom of the course to arrange a special day for all club members to enjoy some competitive golf and special prizes.

Club captain Lesley Sherrard was rewarded with a huge turnout with members really enjoying a delightful mix of competitive golf but played in great social atmosphere.

Best score of the day went to Dan Williams with 40 stableford points just ahead of Paul McCarthy who was runner up on countback with 38 points.

Nicola Manning won the Ladies Prize with 32 points and Keith Stimpson was nearest the pin on the 9th hole.

Keiran Bowen displayed some huge hitting and accuracy to score a rare albatross by holing out in two strokes on a par 5 in this case the demanding 13th hole.

Lesley thanked all those who took part in a very enjoyable day on the course in its usual magnificent condition.

The members were all thanked for their generous support given to her nominated charity Parkinson’s UK -Wales on the day and funds will continue to be raised throughout her special year as club captain.

Members were up bright and early for the Men’s June Medal held the following day and Lloyd Bolt put in a consistent performance to win with a net 70 just ahead of Declan Morgan who also posted a net 70 but lost out on count back. Kevin Knowles was a close third with a net 71.

This was followed by the regular Seniors Stableford during mid-week and Charlie Kinsey took first place with a steady 34 points enough to hold off Jack Shore just one point behind on 33 points.

The Men remained busy on the weekend with stableford competitions on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday Darren Jeffries posted 3 birdies and 10 pars in an immaculate round to win with 40 points. The in-form Kevin Knowles just missed out again scoring a birdie and 10 pars in an excellent 39 points.

On Sunday Wayne Curtis took the spoils with an even higher score of 41 points which included no less than 12 pars and was just enough to hold off John Finlay who missed out by a single point scoring 39 points.

The Ladies Section have been equally busy with Sheila Morrow and Dee Lloyd winning the Australian Spoons Qualifier and will go through to the Regional Finals at Swansea Bay in early July and hopefully onwards to the all Wales Final in late September.

The Ladies Coronation Foursomes qualifier took place recently with Karen Ball and Delyth Thomas coming out on top with 31 points. Karen and Delyth will travel to regional finals to be held at Weston Super Mare in mid-July and with the aim of qualifying for the Grand Final to be held in September and played on the prestigious Eden Course at the home of Golf St Andrews in Scotland.

They hope to emulate Barbara Beedham and Maria Venn who did so well to make the Grand Final last year.

Last Saturday the Ladies competed for the Millennium Plate which was a fourball better ball format and a high/low handicap partnership. Sian Smith and Caroline Holland combined well to win with 37 points. Linda Marples and Jo Marriot were runners up with 34 points and needed to count back for them to be ahead of Sue Dayananda and Chris Robinson also with 34 points.

The club were absolutely delighted that club member, Sheila Morrow, a past lady captain and very successful golfer at Wenvoe Castle, was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours being awarded an OBE for her services to hockey.

Well done Sheila and congratulations from all at Wenvoe Castle on this outstanding and well-deserved achievement.