This year the Saturday Swingers of Tenby GC chose Swindon as the base for their Annual Tour.
The weather was fabulous throughout the long weekend. Post golf activities were centred around Old Town Swindon.
Friday – Wrag Barn Golf Club
A tough tree lined parkland course with fabulous slick greens situated at Highworth, north east of Swindon.
The top scores were posted by Peter James and Gary McNeilly – both 32pts. Richard Ormond and Andy Prosser had 30pts each and Dai Cope and Mike Antony scored 29pts.
Saturday – The Wiltshire Golf Club
Located near Royal Wootton Bassett. Another difficult and lengthy undulating layout with two superb holes to finish. Their hotel is currently occupied by asylum seekers.
Andy Prosser’s 34 pts was the best score. Terry Davies scored 33pts. John Bowhay, Owen James and Viv John all had 31pts. Dai Cope, Richard Ormond and Neil Webb had 29pts each.
Sunday – Thornbury Golf Club
North of Bristol – an ideal position course for the last day of a busy Tour. Several lakes and also having potential card wrecking 17th and 18th holes. Unfortunately, the greens had been spiked a few days previously.
The bionic Phil Keating was top of the pile with 38pts. Terry Davies played very well for his 36pts. John Bowhay and Viv John both had 34pts. Gary McNeilly and Andy Prosser came in with 33pts each.
Swingers’ Tour Champion – Andy
Although he wobbled slightly towards the end of the final round, Andy Prosser, a man of Gwent, held on to claim the Swingers’ Tour Champion title with an excellent aggregate of 97pts.
Just as he did in Chester last year, Terry Davies missed out by just a single point and had to settle for the runner-up spot again with 96pts.
John Bowhay sneaked third place with 91pts. Joint fourth were Dai Cope and Gary McNeilly with 90pts each. Richard Ormond and Phil Keating shared sixth place with 89pts each.
Nearest the Pins – Andy Prosser, Terry Davies and John Bowhay. Longest Drives – Terry Davies and Dai Cope (2).
Nearest the Pins in 2 Shots – Owen James and Gary McNeilly. Twos – John Bowhay, Phil Keating and Viv John.
The Swingers are now looking forward to their next Tour which will be to Taunton in September 2024.