WITH perfect golfing weather and the fairway looking inviting, it was another busy weekend at the Barry course.

Kicking off on the Saturday with the annual Champagne Breakfast Stapleford fourball, top pairing on the day, was Dan Williams and Dave Stephenson, whose 43 points was just enough to edge out father and son duo of Colin and Phil Lloyd, on a back nine countback.

On Sunday it was another two Stapleford comps on the line, with golfers contesting the McEnroe while the Hackerati battled for the Major Cope. The former won by Sam Lazenbury whose 7 under handicap 43 points, was four better than runner up Michael Moore jnr.

Top chopper in the Major Cope was Mike Knight, who carded a decent 39 points, the same total as runner up Mark Borges but with a better back nine. The contrast in styles between the two competition winners could hardly be more stark, Lazenbury looking the part, with good balance and a classic golf swing while the slightly less supple septuagenarian Knight, swings like a drunk Morris Dancer on a bouncy Castle. Just proves the old adage “it’s not how, it’s how many”.

On the Team front Brynhill’s Men’s second string edged out local rivals Wenvoe, in a tight home match, which saw victories for Williams/Millar and Lundrigan/Peters with the Moore and Ham pairing suffering a 4n3 reverse.

Meanwhile Brynhill’s Wonderful Wayfarers form slump continued, with a woeful home defeat to Radyr. Murmurings in the dressing room grew louder with some actually calling for the Divine Moustache to step down, absolutely insane thinking when you consider the only other candidate for the captaincy is hopeless hacker Terrance Hewings. Be careful what you wish for.

With the good weather forecast to continue the Club holds its Open Day on Saturday, a chance for golfers from far and wide to sample the delights of this stunning golf course. Then onto Sunday when we battle it out for The Caledonian Cup, which celebrates the contribution Scots have made to the World and Brynhill Golf Course in particular.