Fitzwilliam Golf Society
Golf for Alumni /ae of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
Fitz Golf Tour 2018 Day 2 - Llandrindod Wells
Llandrindod Wells is another upland course and again to climb up to the top of the course – around the 4th hole – was quite a challenge. But once up there we were rewarded with some marvellous views – including into the heart of the hills and valleys of mid-Wales, across the Wye valley and to the south to the towering Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons – and there were some great golf holes to play. Personally, I think that Llandrindod Wells was my favourite out of the 3 fine courses played.
On the second night we had an Indian menu at the excellent Fabian’s Kitchen in Llandrindod Wells. In particular, I liked the way at Fabian’s we all had our individually plated-up starters and mains – rather than messing about with loads of dishes in the middle of the table. Our lunchtime meals / snacks, at the various courses, were also good. And I like to think that – compared to most golf tours that I’ve been on – this trip presented fantastic value – at £290 for virtually everything, except for a few extra drinks.
Llandrindod Wells Golf Club Results
Pairs competition, 9 holes better ball on full handicap, 9 holes greensomes on a more complicated combined handicap (I won’t attempt to explain!), double points on the 18th hole:
1. 43 points – Sue Margrave-Jones (local guest and the Club’s lady president) and Emma Fitzgerald (guest) – it was great to have you playing with us ladies – but please don’t scoop all of the prizes next time!
2. 40 points – Stuart Lester and Ian Hall
3 =. 37 points – Colin Dunkerley and Matt Hignell,
Brian Hodge and Graham May
Mike Hamment and Henry Croft-Baker
32 Points – Bob Barltrop and David Wheeler (guest)
30 points – Pete Bennett and Charlie Brown
Nearest the pin on the 6th: Mike Hamment
Nearest the pin on the 11th: No good shots played here
Nearest the pin in 2 on the 13th: Sue Margrave-Jones and Emma Fitzgerald (unbeatable – about 12 inches away from the pin – on this fine hole)
Nearest the pin on the 18th: Nobody could hold the slippery green on the second shots – it was certainly not possible with a slight wind against for even our big hitters to go for Death or Glory and try for and hold the green in one
9 holes three clubs and a putter individual competition (holes 1 to 3 and 13 to 18) – best scores:
17 points – Stuart Lester
13 points – Matt Hignell and Mike Hamment