Martin Like & Brian Evans win the 2018 Golfing Wales Challenge Cup

Martin Like (Left) & Brian Evans (Right)

Another fantastic year for the Golfing Wales Challenge Cup at the stunning Machynys Golf Club.

With the poor weather we’ve all experienced this year it was a pleasure to play on some slick, smooth greens. The greens staff had excellently prepared the course, and the weather conditions looked favourable.

With very little wind it was set to be a fine day of golf. The course was giving very little to competitors with next to no run and tricky pins, so this kept the scoring in check. There was some great golf played and some superb scoring. Some notable scores were James Brown from Trefloyne Manor Golf Club who scored 38 points on his own and Mario Roffi from Peterstone Lakes who took two of the nearest pins, with nearly a hole in one on 17.

However, the spotlight of the day was taken by the Golfing Wales Challenge Cup Champions for 2018 Martin Like and Brian Evans from Cradoc Golf Club who scored a superb 43 points.

Kieron White won the new PuttOut Challenge from Caerphilly Golf Club. All competitors had three putts from 5 feet with successful putts worth different points. Putt one was worth 3 points, putt two worth 2 points and putt three worth 1 point. Kieron was the first competitor, having previously said that it was an impossible task, who stepped up on stage and unbelievably holed his first putt! Many competitors came close, but no one else made a perfect putt. Nobody managed to successfully make a perfect putt from 6ft in an attempt to win the Ian Woosnam signed cap.

2018 was our final year at the Machynys Golf Club, a big thank you goes to them for their support over the last two years. We now look forward to 2019 as we move north with Porthmadog Golf Club being the host venue.

2018 GOLFING WALES CHALLENGE CUP – RESULTS

POSITION NAMES HOME CLUB FRONT 9 BACK 9 TOTAL
1st Martin Like Cradoc Golf Club  23  20 43 Points
Brian Evans Cradoc Golf Club
2nd Lee Healan Peterstone Lakes  22  19 41
Mario Roffi Peterstone Lakes
3rd Ben Hinchey Swansea Bay Golf Club  20  20 40 Points (Count back)
Kieron White Caerphilly Golf Club
4th Carwyn Watkins Mountain Ash Golf  21  19 40 Points
Jason Smith Mountain Ash Golf
5th Andrew Price Aberdare Golf Club  20  19 39 Points
Mark Evans Aberdare Golf Club
6th James Stacey Llanishen Golf Club  16  22 38 Points (Count back)
Jeff Lugg Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club
7th William Taylor Morriston Golf Club  18  20 38 Points
Nick Taylor Morriston Golf Club
8th James Brown Trefloyne Manor Golf Club  18  20 38 Points
9th Lewis Reed Aberdare Golf Club  18  20 38 Points
Dean Evans Aberdare Golf Club
10th David Stock Peterstone Lakes Golf Club  20  16 36 Points
Malcom Warby Peterstone Lakes Golf Club
11th Kevin Moore Peterstone Lakes Golf Club 17  18 35 Points
David O’Rourke Peterstone Lakes Golf Club
12th Martin Rosser St Deioniol Golf Club 14  19 33 Points
Peter Crane St Deioniol Golf Club
13th Russell Wilson Aberdare Golf Club  16  17 33 Points
Robert Williams Aberdare Golf Club
14th Clive Matthews Llandrindod Wells Golf Club  17  15 32 Points
Tony Price Llandrindod Wells Golf Club
15th Andrew Bannister Whitchurch (Cardiff) Golf Club  17  14 31 Points
Steve Curtis Whitchurch (Cardiff) Golf Club
16th Lloyd Staples Caerphilly Golf Club  12  13 25 Points
David Williams Caerphilly Golf Club

CLOSEST TO PIN

NAME HOME CLUB HOLE
Tony Price Llandrindod Wells Golf Club 2
Mario Roffi Peterstone Lakes Golf Club 7
Brian Evans Cradoc Golf Club 11
Mario Roffi Peterstone Lakes Golf Club 17

 

LONGEST DRIVE

NAME HOME CLUB HOLE
Dean Evans Aberdare Golf Club 13

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD SCORE

NAME HOME CLUB SCORE
James Brown Trefloyne Manor Golf Club 38 Points

 

PuttOUT CHALLENGE

NAME HOME CLUB SCORE
Kieron White Caerphilly Golf Club 5 Points
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