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Seniors Open Day Results

The Grove Golf Club Seniors Society held their Seniors Open Day on Friday 26th July with 176 players entered for this very popular competition which attracts club golfers from all over South Wales. After a long spell of hot and sunny weather, the forecast for the big day was a promising one, and so it proved on the day with ideal weather conditions for playing golf.

Congratulations go to all those who took part and helped make the day a great success – we appreciate their support.

The course was in excellent condition with hard and fast fairways and excellent greens and I must thank Rhys Williams and his Ground Staff for all their hard work, especially during the period of dry weather we have experienced. There were many compliments received from nearly every player who took part, which was well deserved.

The Seniors Open at The Grove continues to be a great success over many years and is popular with many golfers who return year after year, and this is down to the hard work of several people before and on the day of competition – it is a great Team effort.

The Seniors Society also sincerely thank the Directors and Management of the Golf Club for allowing us to hold our Open Day at The Grove. 

Special thanks go to Lady Member Linda Dacey and Ladies Captain Roni Emlyn-Jones for their priceless help with Registration duties and sale of Raffle Tickets for the many prizes donated by the Members of the Society. Also on hand were several Committee Members who helped with various tasks in preparation on the morning of competition and with the checking of scorecards as the players completed their rounds. Senior Member Graham Davies once again carried out the duties of Starter on the 1st tee and he made sure that everything ran to time – once again many thanks.

Because the Club Buggies were in great demand there was also a need for Club Members to make their personal buggies available for hire and I thank them all for their generosity.

With such a large number of golfers entered into our Seniors Open there was a need to ensure they were “well fed and watered” during the day and this was well managed by all the Bar Staff, Catering Staff, and Waitresses I thank them for all their hard work in looking after our visitors.

Success on a day such as this is only achieved by team work and we had this in abundance – let us hope we can continue to do so in the years to come.

In conclusion I would like to thank, once again, all those players from the many Golf Clubs, and also our own Society Members who participated in our Seniors Open Day 2019 – I hope we can do it all again in 2020.

Overall Champion                                                                                                                                                                 

Winner                              Colin Hampton             Rhondda G.C.                    41pts           

Category A (55 - 68)

Winner                                    Mark Thomas            Grove G.C.                     40pts

Runner-up                              Nicky Rees                 Mond Valley G.C.          39pts B.B.9      

Third                                        Mike Booth                Aberdare G.C.               39pts  


Category B (69 +)

Winner                                    Roger Griffiths           Aberdare G.C.              40pts

Runner-up                              Arwyn John                Pyle & Kenfig G.C.       39pts B.B.9.                                                                                                                                                                                 BB 9

Third                                        Michael Jones            Mond Valley G.C.        39pts  


Longest Drive (nearest the line)                                                                

Winner                                                        Dai Reardon        Aberdare G.C.                                                     

Longest Drive Hole 9

Winner                                                     Jim Richards        Mond Valley G.C.

Nearest the Pin 2nd Shot 6th Hole      Paul Young           Aberdare G.C.

Nearest the Pin Hole 7                         Derek Edwards    Aberdare G.C.

Nearest the Pin Hole 12                       Neil Routliff          Grove G.C.                                

Nearest the Pin Hole 18                       Jim Richards         Mond Valley G.C.    


Two,s :-  Tony Woodman, Pontardawe G.C.;  Neil Routliff, Grove G.C.;

                Marti Blount, Mond Valley G.C.; Lee Evans, TATA Steel G.C.;

                James Richards, Mond Valley G.C,; Derek Edwards, Aberdare G.C.


Yours truly,


     Keith Griffiths for

     Ed Channell,

     Open Day Sec.      


 Could you also list the 3 unclaimed raffle ticket numbers – 219 Blue;  242 Blue; 340 Yellow.


Photograph attached shows Under Armour Golf Top plus Taylormade Putter cover which were lost on the course.