On 18th & 19th July 11 teams descended on the Vale Resort, Hensol to compete in this year’s National Team Stableford sponsored by 3M/Scott Safety. The competitors were met with glorious weather and 2 difficult and challenging courses. Day 1 started on the Lakes course with all players starting on the 1st tee. Some very good play in evidence, including a exceptional par on the par 3 - 8th hole, holing the 2nd tee shot, after putting the first ball out of bounds. There was some very good scores shot on this course including 3 x 40 plus. Later that evening everyone enjoyed a splendid meal, and some excellent entertainment with the 007 themed Casino Night, with some great prizes on offer for the top chip leaders at the end of the contest.
Day 2 was on the Wales National course having a two tee start, this course is a very different test being long and tight in certain areas. The scores on this course proved this as they plummeted, with nobody achieving par. Although a difficult day all players seemed to enjoy the course, with special mention going to the fire fighting skills in evidence when the clubhouse caught fire and we all had to evacuate, quick thinking by our players and some handy fire extinguishers meant that after a small interruption we were able to resume our eating, drinking and presentation. 3rd Place – West Midlands A (185) 2nd Place – Hampshire (187) 1st Place – London (203) Congratulations to all competitors and winners, thanks to the Sponsors, Vale Resort and Firesport UK Golf for another successful event in beautiful sunny weather.
Team Stableford Results
1st – London – Tony Leslie, John Barwis, Brad Brown, Martin Ewins. (203)
2nd – Hampshire – Andy Smith, Paul Goddard, Jim Stone, Sandy Thompson. (187)
3rd – West Midlands (A) – Tim Beech, Nick Bird, Mark Davies, Bob Cleaver. (185)
Nearest the Pin on Lakes Course 3rd – Nick Bird – West Midlands (A) 8th – Tony Leslie – London 10th – Russ Shires – East Sussex 13th – Tim Beech – West Midlands (A)
Nearest the Pin in 2 on Lakes Course 12th – Colin Mottram – Kent
Nearest the Pin on National Course 3rd – Bob Cleaver – West Midlands (A) 8th – Phil Wright – Tyne & Wear 12th – John Barwis – London 14th – Danny Hague – Humberside (A)
Nearest the Pin in 2 on National Course 11th – Brian Jenkins – Mid & West Wales
2’s on Lakes Course. Brad Brown – London (2) Steve Sherriff – Mid & West Wales (1) Jonathon Campbell – Mid & West Wales (1) Tony Leslie – London (1) Martin Westbrook – Kent (1) Nick Bird – West Midlands (A) (1) Tim Beech – West Midlands (A) (1) Paul Russell – Humberside (B) (1)
2’s on National Course. Paul Copley – Kent (1) Jonathon Campbell – Mid & West Wales (1)
Lakes Course 18th July 2018. SSS – 72 PAR – 72 CSS – 72
National Course 19th July 2018. SSS – 73 PAR – 73 CSS – 76