THE glorious weather conditions are ideal for golf and Wenvoe Castle continues to provide the superb setting for members and visitors to enjoy both competitive and social golf.

The programme of competitions is in full swing at this time of year with opportunities for men and ladies to test their skills and possibly pick up a prize in one of the many competitions available during the mid-week or at weekends every Saturday and Sunday.

The 36-hole scratch qualifying competition for the Men’s Club Championship was held to produce the 8 best scores to proceed to the knockout stages.

Entry is restricted to players with a handicap of 9 or below and defending champion Matt Mullooly showed his determination to make it four in a row by posting the best qualifying score of 148.

Matt wins the Hales Trophy presented to the best qualifier and will be joined by David Barrell (151) Keith Stimpson (152) Alistair Woodward (154) Richard Bond (157) Ryan Cox (158) Terry O’Grady (159) and Darren Jeffries (161) in the knock out stages leading to the final in early September.

The Men’s Dragon Trophy for players with a handicap of 10 and over is also based on qualifying but over 18 holes and the top 8 qualifiers with best net scores then proceed to the knockout stages.

The best qualifier was Chris Tatt who produced a stunning 89 net 66 to lead the field by two strokes.

Chris will be joined by Philip Parker (85 net 68) Peter Grace (81 net 69) Glyn Jones (90 net 69) M A Brown (93 net 69) David Clark (88 net 69) Tim Dimond (80 net 70) and Mike Chick (81 net 80) in the knockout stages played with full handicap allowance.

Last Wednesday the Seniors played their weekly Stableford and Mike Froud won for the second week running with an excellent 40 points. This was 3 points ahead of runner up Robert Garn with 37 points and Mike Tanner 3 points further back on 34 points.

The previous Sunday the Stableford was won by Robert Pike with a stunning 43 points and Robert Jones and David Vaughan were extremely unlucky to miss out both scoring 41 points.

Stroke of the day was by Paul Wheatley who scored a hole in one on the long 200-yard par 3 15th hole and as usual celebrated with his fellow players on his return to the club.

The Saturday Stableford was won by Alex Morgan who continues to see his handicap tumble after scoring 42 points.

Jeff Hull came into form but just missed out with 41 points usually enough on most days.

The Ladies Section held several competitions and on Tuesday last Caroline Holland lifted the Seniors Cup with a steady 36 points winning by two clear points from Carole Harris.

Nicola Manning won the Ladies GUW Medal with an excellent net 75 ahead of Sheila Morrow who recorded a net 77 followed by Mags Lewis with a net 79.

Finally, last Saturday Sheila Morrow deservedly won the Janet Duddridge Rose Bowl with a superb net 70 and comfortably ahead of runner up Jane Lott who scored a net 76.

Lynda Campbell also posted a net 76 but just missed out on countback.

August sees no let up in competitions particularly the final stages of the various knock outs all eventually being played out on Finals day in early September. There is still plenty of opportunity to take out membership at special pro rata rates and still have a chance of getting your name engraved on the honours board.

Competitions or alternatively enjoyable social golf is available so why not give Club Secretary a call on 02920 594 371 for details or simply call in and enjoy a drink on our superb patio and simply relax taking in the stunning landscape and delightful scenery.