WITH the magnificent Barry course in almost perfect condition, Brynhill held its Members and Guests on Sunday 28th.

Top pairing were Brynhill’s public sector parasite Glyn Coles and Wenvoe’s sweet swinging Scouser Neil Kelly, their 42 points good enough to squeeze out Brynhill’s Bob Bounds and his partner Whitchurch Golf Clubs Phil Bond, on a back nine countback.

Longest drive was hit by hairy hacker Mark Weaver, with Phil Bond claiming nearest the pin. Special mention to Brynhill Member Tony Paloney Thomas, who holed his tee shot on the par three third and now joins the select band allowed to wear the Hugo Boss sports watch, which is presented the Ace Makers.

On the Team front the Wayfarers season of misery continued, going down 3-2 at home to an excellent Celtic Manor side. Led by the sartorially challenged Terrence Hewings the Barry Boys battled to the bitter end, eventually losing two matches on the last but the Newport team proved just too strong.

The Brynhill Halleteers meanwhile ended their indifferent season with two fine away draws, the first at Ridgeway with Gratton/Cummings and the veteran duo of Brookman and Bowsher (combined age 135 yrs) securing the draw, followed by a similar result away at Glamorganshire, this time the winning pairs were Bowsher/Lloyd and the ever dependable Mathews and Searle.

Onwards and upwards for the Halleteers next year, converting draws to victories is the difference between mid table mediocrity and table topping glory.

As for the Wayfarers with the retirement of the Divine Moustache and the failure of his deputy Hewings to inspire they need a hero.

Next weekend begins with the Colin Jones/Corey Price Memorial Day, as ever the event promises to be well supported and local charities will be the beneficiaries, as we take time to remember popular local solicitor Colin and Brynhill members son Corey, a talented footballer who never got a chance to realise his full potential.

Sunday and it’s a 2,3,4 competition , going out in teams of 4, two of whom score on the first, three on the second, all four on the third, then rinse and repeat through 18 holes. A bit of fun before the serious business of the 36 hole medal Captains Prize the following weekend.

As always at Brynhill golf will be the real winner.