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Turkey Trot No 4 – 19th & 20th October 2019

By |October 22nd, 2019|

Turkey Trot – No 2 – 12th & 13th October 2019

By |October 14th, 2019|

Century Club – August and September 2019

By |October 11th, 2019|

August

£100 Dr F D Riley (15)

£50 Mr Graham Lowe (62)

£45 Mr Eric Owen (88)

£40 Mr Mrs Kilday (48)

September

£100 Mr John Savin (71)

£50 Mrs Mair Davies (22)

£45 Mr Graham Harding (14)

£40 Mr A H Roberts (65)

Turkey Trot – No 1 – 5th & 6th October 2019

By |October 10th, 2019|

Rabagliati Trophy 28th & 29th September 2019

By |September 30th, 2019|

My Secret Places

By |September 24th, 2019|

Ali’s green and gorgeous view of the 5th green

 

On a sunny spring or summer morning with the sun rising over the Clwydians and the light filtering through the curtains I rise with not exactly a song in my heart but certainly a game of golf on my mind.

I’ve always been an early riser, I love the light, the quiet, the solitude and the birdsong and there’s few places you can enjoy those delights as much as on a golf course.
Of course if you’re working that day then you either have to find a golf course that is short enough to get round quickly or you have to start very early indeed.

Happily Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club is perfect. It’s no 7,000-yard monster and carrying a half-set of clubs I can skip round nine holes in less than an hour, be home, showered and at my desk by quarter to nine.
The course is over 600 feet up – when I was a teenage junior I once stood on the highest point of the sixth fairway and stared at the pilot of a big Vulcan bomber on a low level training flight – and he gazed back at me.

On a bright spring day there can be a touch of frost about in sheltered spots and a glistening carpet of dew can overtop my shoes and leave my socks soaked but I soldier on with little time to hang about.
There’s a glorious stillness but blackbirds and thrushes sing, buzzards screech and wheel on the thermals as the air warms, and very occasionally a red kite cruises overhead.

The course is undulating, the fairways lined with silver birch and oak and underneath them in spring are carpets of bluebells and other wildflowers especially orchids – there’s even a local rule that gives you a free drop if you might damage an orchid in taking your swing.
Volunteers led by the club chairman, retired butcher Oswyn Roberts, have cleared great swathes of undergrowth so that light filters through the tree canopy to encourage the flowers and wildlife and bug hotels and nesting boxes have been installed.

Surrounding it all are magnificent vistas – I’ve played Gleneagles in Perthshire and Pwllglas gives it a run for its money in the scenic stakes.
The Clwydian Range marches along to the east above medieval Ruthin, the fields of the Vale in spring edged with borders of white hawthorn blossom, while away to the south west the Clwyd meanders towards Corwen.
I even play the occasional good shot too. A few weeks ago my eight iron to the 140-yard seventh soared towards the flag, disappeared out of view and turned out to have gone in for a hole in one – without a witness in sight.

My Secret Places  :  Written by Ali Syme

Consistency Cup 2019

By |September 23rd, 2019|

Rover Cup – 21st & 22nd September 2019

By |September 23rd, 2019|

 

Moss Valley Centenary Trophy – 7th & 8th September 2019

By |September 12th, 2019|

Presidents Day – 31 August 2019

By |September 12th, 2019|