ON Saturday Brynhill held its Annual Open Day, with the course looking pristine and a day of gorgeous weather, good scores were anticipated.

And big hitter Craig Balchin didn’t disappoint, winning with a solid 42 best guest was Wenvoe’s Pat Regan with a fine 39, winner of the longest drive was Celtic Manor banger Carwyn Morgan while Barry Boy Nick Daniels claimed nearest the pin on the 16th.

Sunday saw a Stableford 4 ball better ball, best two on the day were Ritchie Mason and wily veteran John Kirkpatrick.

Who came in with an impressive 45 points, 2 less than the second placed pairing, D Taylor and Burgoyne.

Next week Brynhill Legend Don Phillips is remembered, when the Don the Fox Cup is contested. As ever it will be a Stroke Play Medal Round. You know the script gents, knock one Oscar Bravo down 5 and for you the war is over.

On the team front Brynhill Halleteers went down guns blazing away at Green Meadow in the Cup quarter final, before losing their last home league match to Aberdare, all games went to the wire but sadly only Team Captain Gratton and his partner Pudge could card a win, with Jones and Perkins scrambling a half.

This is Brynhill Hallets' first season back in the league for a number of years, so realistically it was all about building a new team.

Disaster for the (not so) Wonderful Wayfarers, who took a right kicking at Radyr, of all places, with a humiliating and catastrophic 5-0 reverse.

Worst performer on the night, with a 10 n 8 humiliation, was ex captain Mike Underdown, who went down with a serious case of the shanks.

Where rather than the ball travelling on, or at least near to, the target line, its squirts out perpendicular to it.

Let’s hope Mike sorts it out soon because let’s face it, the last thing The Wayfarers need is a shanker in the squad. Next up its Celtic Manor away, with the Devine Moustache shuffling the deck it’s pretty much an all change side, who’ll carry the hopes and dreams of Brynhill to the Roman Road Course.

It’s been a hard season for the Wayfarers as they’ve lost many of last year’s stars to handicap reduction. Slasher Giles, unlike some Handicap Secretary's, doesn’t protect team players handicaps.

Meanwhile The Second Side fought out a draw 1 1/2 - 1 1/2 with Dinas Powys 1st Team, with Ham and Penberthy sadly having to concede their match, and the Lundrigan Price duo drawing, it was left to Williams n Millar to snatch the draw, which they did with a superb 4 and 3 victory.

At time of going to press no 1st team results were available.