What a thrilling day it was for Tenby Golf Club’s mixed team as they ventured to Carmarthen on Saturday 9 September, to compete in the Ping Mixed Plate final!
The competition format had everyone on the edge of their seats: three pairs battling it out in a Stableford Foursomes match, where the scores of two pairs would ultimately determine the winner. The picturesque course was in impeccable condition, but beware, the lush rough had a way of making even the shortest drives mysteriously disappear!
Leading the charge was the ever-reliable duo of Angie Gottwaltz and Roger Schooling. They set the bar high with a fantastic 35 points, earning them second place in the individual standings. With the best score at 36, they were just a whisker away from claiming the top spot.
Next up were Di Dredge and Brian Jones, who started their round on fire, racking up an impressive 20 points on the front 9. However, the scorching sun proved to be quite a challenge on the back 9, and they wrapped up their round with a commendable 34 points. A special shoutout to Di Dredge for her impeccable accuracy off the tee, never missing a fairway.
The final pair to grace the course was Diane Gough and Ian Duke. They maintained steady play throughout their round, amassing 34 points by the 17th hole. Just three points away from seizing the individual title, they approached the 18th hole with high hopes. Unfortunately, it turned out to be their toughest hole, and they were unable to register any points. The anticipation reached its peak as all teams gathered in the clubhouse, waiting for Wales Golf to announce the results.
Tenby Golf Club emerged victorious, securing the Plate with a total of 69 points. Each Tenby player proudly received a Wales Golf Medal and a Ping Umbrella, although Brian Jones humorously pointed out that it never rains in Tenby!
Congratulations to the entire Tenby GC mixed team for their outstanding performance and for bringing home the Ping Mixed Plate.