GLYNHIR ladies recent league match took them away on a beautiful sunny day to the beachside location of Newport Pembs's unique links course.
Due to a last minute drop out Sonia Davies had to play solo but our ever dependable Sonia had tough opposition as her Newport pairing included a Welsh Junior golfer who played exhibition golf finding the greens in two on par 5's and Sonia having to compete with not just pars but birdies and eagles throughout the match.
Lynn Hadley and Gill Sumner were second out and played some good, solid golf, Gill had some accurate long shots and Lynn some exceptionally long putts but Newport ladies also displayed quality golf and took the match on the 16th.
Next up was Wendy Jones and Susi Harris and their match was full of changing fortunes with them going three down from the start but they battled on winning and halving holes to get back level by the 10th. It was nip and tuck for the next couple of holes then they went 3 down again but despite winning the 16th and halving the 17th they had run out of holes and conceded their match 2 down.
Lady Captain Manda George and Mandy Shuttleworth were next and were somewhat shell shocked to find themselves three down after three holes, all to pars. Manda and Mandy won the 4th and 5th and started to feel a little more confident at only one down but this was short lived as Newport ladies won the 6th and 7th yet again to par. Mandy secured a win on the 8th which brought them back to 2 down and Manda played a fantastic shot onto the green on the tricky 9th only for them to be thwarted by another par. So three down on the turn from here on the usually steady eddy Mandy lost 4 balls to gorse and bracken and although Manda secured a half on the10th Newport ladies steam-rollered on, taking the next holes and the match, with impressive golf winning with a par on each hole apart from one.
Last pair were Heather Evans and Shan Murray, Shan playing Newport for the first time. Glynhir ladies had a nervous start but they managed to half the first two holes with some good putts from Shan. Then Newport ladies took the next five holes to par and bogie. Heather and Shan benefitted from the run at the links course but struggled to keep up with such accurate shots from the Newport ladies although they battled on and halved the 7th, 11th and 12th but by now nerves played a part and missed putts and some extremely wayward shots from Heather allowed Newport to continue their quality round and take the match.
Glynhir are now in 5th place in the league and have their next match at home to Milford Haven which requires a crucial win to secure their place in the top division.
Any ladies interested in playing golf at Glynhir are very welcome and can contact the club for details on membership deals.