The Veterans Section is open to all members aged 55 and over and operates a variety of events throughout the year. This is a thriving section priding itself on its friendly atmosphere and provides an true variety of competitions and events to suit all golfing tastes and abilities.
Clyne Veterans Society offers so much – and all for just £10 per year.
Through your Vets Membership, you can:
- Represent Clyne in team matches against Vets teams from other clubs. This is an excellent way to visit other courses with colleagues. It’s a way to meet Vets from other clubs and to play their courses, if selected for an away match.
- The selection policy is rotational, so everybody who makes themselves available for a match should have approximately the same success rate for selection.
- It’s free to play; the only cost is £10 per person for your post-match meal
- Play in Vets Competitions – these are announced on the notice board and are quite frequent during the season. There’s a range of different formats, and some allow you to introduce a guest for free
- Join in on Vets Away-Days – Great value days out, usually with transport if you need it
- Great social events throughout the year
Introduction for new members, please click here.
Golf within the Veterans Society includes singles, pairs and team competitions, inter club matches home and away, Away and Open Days as well as three dinners including the AGM in March. This year, being the section’s 40th anniversary year, will also feature a special anniversary competition and dinner.
Inter club matches against 9 local clubs are played as 4 BBBs on a friendly basis with the emphasis being on giving everyone who applies to play an equal opportunity with low and higher handicappers paired together where possible. The events conclude with a meal and provide an excellent opportunity to play other courses at a fraction of the normal cost followed by a convivial social occasion.
Inter Club match availability sheets are posted on the Veterans Section Notice Board where team selections are also posted.. Entries into Singles competition normally played in threes at £1 per head are simply made by collecting your card from the pro shop where Jonathan will happily arrange partners for anyone not already ‘fixed up’.
|Vice Captain||Bob Cleverly|
|Treasurer and IPC||Richard Davies|
|Competitions Secretary||Alan Clewett|
|Assistant Competitions Secretary||John Betts|
|Membership Secretary||Ray Anderson|
|Match Secretary||John May|
Seniors Individual Open – 13 June 2016
Results from this competition can be viewed here.
Vets Captain’s Annual Dinner 6 October 2016
To conclude a successful season, the veterans section held their annual Captain’s Day dinner and prize giving ceremony. Recipients of the various trophies are shown in the photograph below. The evening was a great success with a first class meal served by Joanne and her team and a very amusing and entertaining speech delivered by Robert Ryder. The event was well supported by 64 members of the veteran’s society.
Trophy winners for the year (from L – R): Robert Ryder (Guest Speaker), Peter Thomas, David Davies, Martin Morgan, Rhidian Morgan, Brian Connor, Keith Morris (Vets Golfer of the Year), Don Lewis and Bernard King.
Vets & Ladies Charity Cabaret Evening Fri 18 Nov 2016
Always a fabulous evening with great entertainment, music and food. For further details, please click here.
Following the final winter stableford on 15th February to determine the ‘Veterans Winter Golfer of the Year’ the season starts in earnest with our first trophy competition on 3rd March 2016 and our first inter club match on April 7th – please see fixture list below for full details.
As always, full details are posted on the Veterans Notice Board.
|7 Apr||Clyne v Ashburnham (H)||won 7 – 1|
|20 Apr||Pontardawe v Clyne (A)||halved|
|27 Apr||Clyne v Glynhir (H)||won 4.5 – 3.5|
|4 May||Clyne v Langland Bay (H)||won 6 – 2|
|17 May||Pyle & Kenfig v Clyne (A)||halved|
|26 May||Clyne v Maesteg (H)||lost 3.5 – 4.5|
|31 May||Machynys v Clyne (A)||lost 0.5 – 7.5|
|9 June||Clyne v Machynys (H)||lost 6 – 2|
|15 June||Glynhir v Clyne (A)||halved|
|21 June||Southerndown v Clyne (A)||won 5 – 3|
|7 July||Glynneath v Clyne (A)||lost 2 – 6|
|21 July||Clyne v Southerndown (H)||won 6 – 2|
|28 July||Clyne v Glynneath (H)||lost 3.5 – 4.5|
|10 Aug||Langland Bay v Clyne (A)||lost 6 – 2|
|25 Aug||Clyne v Pyle & Kenfig (H)||won 5.5 – 2.5|
|4 Oct||Maesteg v Clyne (A)||lost 4.5 – 3.5|
Veterans Fixture List 2016
7 Thur Winter Stableford 4
21 Thur Winter Stableford 5
27 Wed Post Christmas Medley
4 Thur Winter Stableford 6
18 Thur Winter Stableford 7
3 Thur Ian Scott Cup
10 Thur Ken Owens Cup Q
31 Thur AGM Cup and Dinner
31 Thur Draw for Bank Cup/Deg Morgan Cup
7 Thur Ashburnham – HOME
14 Thur Les Phillips Bowl (Medal) Q
20 Wed Pontardawe – AWAY
27 Thur Glynhir – HOME
4 Thur Langland – HOME
11 Wed Roy Barfoot Over 80s Salver
12 Thur Wyn Harrup Griffiths Cup (Gross & Net)
17 Tues Pyle & Kenfig – AWAY
26 Thur Maesteg – HOME
31 Tue Machynys – AWAY
2 Thur Presidents Putter (Medal) Q
9 Thurs Machynys – HOME
13 Mon SENIORS OPEN DAY
15 Wed Glynhir – AWAY
21 Tues Southerndown – AWAY
23 Thur Foundation Trophy
27 Mon AWAY DAY – Grove
4 Thur Triangular Trophy – Langland AWAY
7 Mon Glynneath – AWAY
14 Thur Clyne Ladies
21 Thur Southerndown – HOME
28 Thur Glynneath – Home
2 Mon Maesteg – AWAY
4 Thur Tom Williams Cup Q
10 Wed Langland – AWAY
18 Thur Ron Draper Shield
20 Sat Veterans Cup (Club competition)
21 Sun Finals Day (Bank Cup and Deg Morgan Cup)
25 Tues Pyle & Kenfig – HOME
1 Thur Hawkseye 3 Way Chip
14 Thur Pontardawe – HOME
4 Tues Maesteg – AWAY
6 Thur Captains Day Competition & Prize Presentation Dinner
13 Thur Winter Stableford 1
10 Thur Winter Stableford 2
18 Fri Vets & Ladies Charity Concert
24 Thur Winter Stableford 3
1 Thur Cliff Husband Cup & Christmas Dinner
8 Thur Christmas Medley – Graham Powell Trophy
All matches , Home and Away start at 12.00 (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)
Q Qualifier for Golfer of the Year