THE Seniors Section at Wenvoe Castle were delighted that golfers from throughout south Wales and further afield showed solid support for the recent Seniors Open.

Huge entry of 134 competitors typified the willingness and enthusiasm for players to support other club’s Seniors Open Day and this was clearly no exception.

The players were rewarded with excellent weather and the championship course was fully prepared and presented in its usual superb condition.

The hot weather meant extra roll on the fairways which was an additional but interesting challenge and the greens were an absolute delight to play receiving many compliments throughout the day.

The main competition was an individual stableford and prizes available for the top three scores in three separate age groups.

Category A – 55 to 62 years, Category B 63 to 69 years and Category C – 70 years and over.

Additional prizes were available for nearest the pin on the challenging 159 yards 9th hole and nearest the pin in two strokes on the finishing 376 yard 18th hole.

The latter was played out in full view of the busy patio in front of the club house and provided an interesting climax to the round especially for those unlikely to be in contention for the major prizes seeking a final chance for glory.

The results were both interesting and pleasing in that away players were quite successful against home players with some local knowledge.

However, the two top scores were posted by Wenvoe Castle members with Alan Grant a clear leader with a superb 43 points and Murray David scoring an excellent 41 points.

Full results:

Category A (55 to 62) –

1st 39 points - Mike Morley (Neath Golf Club)

2nd 37 points – Ray Sims (Llanwern Golf Club)

3rd 35 points - Steve Daniels (Celtic Manor Golf Club) (Countback)

Category B (63 to 69)

1st 38 points – Jeff Emes (Wenvoe Castle Golf Club) (Countback)

2nd 38 points – Martin Rhys (Radyr Golf Club)

3rd 37 points – Martin Cook (Neath Golf Club)

Category C (70 and over)

1st 43 points - Alan Grant (Wenvoe Castle Golf Club)

2nd 41 points – Murray David (Wenvoe Castle Golf Club)

3rd 39 points – Robin White (Wenvoe Castle Golf Club)

Nearest the pin 9th hole – Tony Horton (Llanwern Golf Club)

Nearest the pin 2nd stroke 18th hole – Gary Griffiths (Neath Golf Club)