It was a round dozen of Tenby Senior golfers who travelled to Haverfordwest on Monday to take part in this year’s Pembrokeshire Seniors Invitational Competition. They were rewarded with a day of fine sunshine to meet the challenge of a well-manicured course with quick and true greens.
Seniors’ Captain, Derek Cole, was the first of the Tenby contingent to tee off, and it was he who carded the highest Tenby score of thirty-seven. He was closely followed by Barry Neale on thirty-six with Des Stone and Bob Forrest close behind on thirty-five.
Falling in line behind this group were John Richards on thirty-three, Ross James on thirty-two and Richard Davies on thirty. A couple of blobbed holes was the reason for David Rees just failing to reach thirty, ending up with twenty-nine. Behind David there was some frustration from Steve Sutcliffe who, along with Mick Seal, completed the course with twenty-five each. An out of sorts Alan Sayers, was one behind them on twenty-four. Roger Scholfield, suffering from a bout of hay fever, was unable to complete the course, walking in after fourteen holes.
The overall winner of the competition was Chris Topliss, playing on his home course, with thirty-nine points. Tenby did not figure in the team event, which is decided on the best five scores from each team. That award went to Haverfordwest.