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The latest from Kilgetty Golf Society as they release July 2022 report

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THE KILGETTY GOLF SOCIETY sent in the following report to The Herald this week:

In the middle of the hot spell, Kilgetty Golf Society held their July fixture at Derllys Court Golf club in Banc y Felin. 24 members turned up and enjoyed perfect conditions for scoring with 19 equalling or exceeding 30 points. The turnout was a fair representation of Pembrokeshire Golf Clubs with players from Newport Links; Priskilly Forest; Dawn to Dusk; South Pembs; Tenby; and Trefloyne golf clubs, with one unattached player.

A new member, who was also a newcomer to golf, Steve Davies, managed to play 14 holes before deciding he needed more practice. It’s not easy this game, perhaps he should stick to the green baize! The other 4 under 30 Stapleford points for whom it was not their day in the limelight, were Idwal David, Alan Jeffrey, Mike Skidmore, and Jack Zeraschi. The race for the Wooden Spoon prize was a very close affair for the first three (only 1 point in it) and surprisingly won by Idwal who was champion at the previous fixture. Oh! the ups and downs of golf. His excuse at the presentation was that he wanted to collect a full set of the Society’s prizes. As he also won the Longest Drive he’s already half way there!

Those between 30 and 36 points and not winning anything on the day were Wayne Connett, Meurig Evans, Nick Griffiths, Steve Jones, Wynne Richards, Peter Rice, John Richards, Alan Sayers, and Mark Wood . However, Bob Forrest won Nearest the Pin and Mark Taylor and Barry Neale both had two’s, whilst Graham Watson surpassed himself by hitting the best score for a 28+ handicapper.

Over 36 but not in the top 3 were John Viner (38), Roger Handcock, and Dai Hunt (both 39). Dai also had a Two.

But having a great day, were, in third place with 40 points Rob Nixon, and, just pipped on the closing stretch with 41 points in second place Alan Gawith. The champion however was John Hammond who excelled on the back 9 with 8 pars and one bogey accumulating 27 points to equal Alan’s 41 points. What a display! Congratulations John, and continue keeping your nose to the wheel.

Thanks to all Derllys Court staff for making us welcome, maintaining a lovely course, and providing a great meal. Our next fixture on 10th August is at Coed y Mwstwr golf club in Coychurch, Bridgend, further away but well worth a visit. More information at www.kilgettygolf.co.uk.

Photo Caption: 991 Champion John Hammond models the Green Jacket.

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Haverfordwest County officials to visit Atlético Osasuna for strategic discussions

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NEXT week, Haverfordwest County A.F.C. chairman Robb Edwards and COO Beccy Nuttall will travel to Spain to visit Club Atlético Osasuna. During their visit, they will engage in high-level discussions with Osasuna’s upper management, focusing on community and fan engagement strategies.

In April, both Haverfordwest County A.F.C. and Club Atlético Osasuna were appointed to the Executive Board of the Union of European Clubs (UEC), an international organisation established in April 2023. The UEC was founded to provide a voice to the 92% of professional football clubs that often go unheard. The Union aims to democratise decision-making processes in European football, ensuring that each club has a vote and that the destiny of the sport is not determined solely by the wealthiest clubs on the continent.

“We look forward to this meeting with Osasuna and hope our collaboration with other clubs continues to grow,” said Edwards. The upcoming visit underscores the commitment of both clubs to fostering stronger ties and working collaboratively to shape the future of European football.

The discussions will likely cover a range of topics, from enhancing fan experiences to developing community outreach programmes, reflecting the shared values and objectives of both clubs within the UEC framework.

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Free multi-sports events for 5-7 year-olds in Haverfordwest

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SPORTS mad youngsters aged 5-7 and those looking to try out new sports and activities are invited to free multi-sport sessions in Haverfordwest.

The sessions run from 4.15pm to 5pm every Thursday during term time and are based on the Tennis Courts at Haverfordwest High VC School.

All sessions are free and there are a wide range of activities to try.

The sessions are run by Sport Pembrokeshire Staff and assisted by Young Ambassadors from Haverfordwest High

Local clubs also take part to run sessions and provide information on how to continue with any sport.

Parents/Carers who would like to sign children up for the session are required to complete the online form.

Dan Bellis of Sport Pembrokeshire, said: “It is great to see so many young people enjoying Sport and being physically active.

“The multi-sport sessions are great as they allow youngsters to try out so many different games and activities which really helps them to learn and develop.”

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Bike It 100: Kilgetty gears up for charity cycling event

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CYCLISTS from across the country are gearing up for the Kilgetty Bike It 100, a charity non-competitive cycling sportive set to take place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. Organised to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and Haverfordwest High School’s South Africa Rugby Tour 2025, the event promises a fun, friendly, and challenging day on the bike.

Participants can choose from three scenic routes of varying difficulty: 50.5 miles with an elevation of 3,400 feet, 77.8 miles with an elevation of 5,284 feet, and the full century route at 101.7 miles, climbing a total of 7,428 feet. Each route is meticulously planned with GPS guidance, direction markers, and designated water stops to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Early bird entries are priced at £35 and are available until 31st May. Post this date, if slots remain, the entry fee will increase to £45. All participants will receive a commemorative Welsh slate medal upon completion. In addition to the ride, the event features organised outdoor BBQs, coffee stops, and well-earned drinks available for purchase at the finish, courtesy of Kilgetty Sports & Social Club.

The sportive has been a tremendous success in previous years, raising £12,000 in 2021 and 2023. Organisers hope to exceed this amount in 2024, bolstered by the community’s continued support and enthusiasm.

For more details and to register, participants can visit the British Cycling website or scan the QR code on the event poster. Queries can also be directed to [email protected].

Join us for a day of cycling through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, all while supporting two fantastic causes. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to ride, enjoy, and make a difference. Secure your spot today!

For more information, visit British Cycling Event Details.

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