Province of West Wales.
(Provincial Golf Society)
The annual report for 2017/18 season
The final results of the years qualifiers at Haverfordwest G C and Derllys Court GC, was concluded at the at Bancyfelin course on 4th, May 2018
The Provincial golf meetings during this past year have been very closely contested indeed, perhaps the closest contested season since I have been your secretary in 2009;
I do believe that it could have been very much more contested with greater support from more lodges in the province. We only have two meetings a year and with the starting of a National Masonic golf tournament, coming up in the near future I am sure that as a Province we could provide some competitive element toward that competition. I would urge all golfers within our Provincial fraternity to consider supporting the new Competitions starting in September this year. Please come along and support the society. We always have an enjoyable day!!.
The First of the seasons golf matches was held at Haverfordwest Golf club back in September 2017 with the final meeting of the 2017/18 Masonic golf society held on Friday 4th, May 2018 at the Derllys Court Golf Club, when sadly only 18 golfers were able to attend and compete for the seasons silverware. The day started with Bacon rolls and coffee and Golfers then went on to compete for and conclude the Provincial Trophies championships for 2017/18 season.
The Haverfordwest course, having been prepared for it’s finals weekend was in excellent condition and provided a good test of golf, whilst the Derllys Court course was in good condition although the greens were still at their winter cut level because of the poor winter weather but both greens and fairways still presenting a fair test of golf.
The results of the seasons two matches are appended at end of this report
A total of Seven Lodges were represented at Haverfordwest and six lodges at the final meeting in May, with guests at both meetings
At the conclusion of the golf and meal, the secretary Mike Bradney passed on apologies from the Captain Rt Wo bro. Eric Mock who was unable to attend his last meeting as the society Captain. He wished his successor (the writer) much success for his new role and passed the same wishes to the incoming secretary Bro Danny Overend of the Loyal welsh Lodge . Apologies were also received from a number of other regular golfers who were unable to attend for very good reasons.
The secretary then thanked all Guests and Masons for turning up throughout the year and contributing to another successful season of Masonic Golf . He also again reminded all to respond as early as possible if they were attending Golf days as this made it much easier to negotiate prices etc.
He thanked the Haverfordwest and Derllys Court Golf club for their excellent support during the year nd Wo..Bro.Clive Pitten and Bro.Danial Overend for their assistance. .
He reminded members of the Mark competition to be held at Derllys Court on May 18th this year . He stated that the first meeting of the 2018/19 competition would take place on Friday September 7th 2018 , at the South Pembrokeshire golf club the second meeting on Friday 3rd,May 2019 returning again to Derllys Court as per the society’s wishes.. (all dates may be subject to adjustment to satisfy Masonic meetings where possible)
May I close the report by thanking all who have helped me and Clive over the last nine years and ask that you give the same help and support to our new secretary Danny Overend. (Loyal welsh lodge)
I thank you for the honour of becoming your Captain for the next year and I will continue to assist whenever possible.
I would on behalf of Danny re-iterate the need for a speedy response in letting him know of your intention to play the competitions as Costs do vary depending on numbers.
Many thanks for your companionship on the course .
2017/18 Competition reports
The first meeting of the season was held at the Haverfordwest in September had left scores very closely balanced particularly between two lodges.
Results for the Day (Haverfordwest )
Nearest Pin Hole 8 Rob Davies Cambrian lodge.
Nearest Pin Hole 14. Shaun Lee Loyaol Welsh lodge.
First place --- John Collingbridge Guest 27 points.BB9
Second place --- Simon Wilkie Guest 27 points
Masonic results and Scores.
The overall Individual winner on the day was ;-
1st. .David Harris Loyal Welsh 38 Points
2nd Shaun Lee Loyal welsh 33 Points
Results for the Day (Derllys Court )
Nearest the Pin Hole 2 Mike Bradney -- Castlemartin lodge
Nearest pin Hole 5 Danny Overend -- Loyal Welsh lodge
Guest prize Simon Wilkie Cardiff
Masonic results and scores
1st. Wayne Hancock --- Loyal welsh lodge 39 points
2nd Chris Harding --- Cambrian Lodge 36 points
Over-all Champion Golfer 2017/8 (over two meetings)
David Harris --- Loyal Welsh Lodge (Col Trevor Kelway Cup.)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Champion Lodge 2017/18 ( over two meetings)
Yes Again !! By one Point
Loyal Welsh lodge (Tom Hughes Memorial Cup)
Final Lodge Positions after both meetings were as Follows
(Best three cards to count)
1st Place Loyal Welsh -- Total 195.Pts Champion Lodge
2nd Place Cambrian –Total 194 Pts
3rd place Tenby -- Total 146 Pts
A very Close result indeed.