ON June 15 Brynhill Golf Club played host to the Wales Deaf Open, with the weather giving us four seasons in one day, keeping scores low was particularly tough with the players having to constantly adapt to ever changing climatic conditions.

This trophy has been the wrong side of the Severn Bridge for five years, since last Welsh winner Daniel Rees lifted it.

With this in mind much rested on the shoulders of Barry Boy Nick Daniels, Brynhill's own first team captain. Sadly Nick played so badly we had to send the scorecard to Carol Voderman to tally the numbers up. This left the door open for Englishman Michael Burris, the one handicapper posting a superb 74, three better than runner up Marc Murphy.

A well-deserved victory that sees the trophy, yet again, remaining in Albion for another 12 months.

However it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Wales as Billy Harris (Llanelli) won best nett with Barry boy Sam Lazenbury coming second, in the Stapleford competition first prize went to Brynhill member Darren Lloyd, while Royal Porthcawl’s Nick Lacey finished second.

The manager of the Wales Deaf Golf Society thanked Brynhill for hosting the event complementing the “fantastic” course, and wished to thank Brynhill’s wonderful caters for the standard of food and level of service they received, hoping to return to this superb venue in the not too distant future.