A field of forty seven played at Northop Golf Club today in fine weather on a course which has much improved under the new members input and hard work, the new club house and facilities are a credit to the officials and members of the newly formed Northop Golf Club.

The winner of the best gross was Dave Ledsham, Mold with seventy four from Jake Massey, Holywell and M. Thomas, Prestatyn who both scored seventy five.

The best net score posted was Neil Walker, Northop with seventy four, seven, sixty seven, with Gareth Wright, Padeswood & Buckley seventy eight, seven, seventy one.

There were nine twos with a share of twenty seven balls, three each.

The course standard scratch on the day was seventy three plus two from the standard scratch score of seventy one.

The next scratch to twelve is at Prestatyn on the 14th May with already thirty plus entrants, so if you wish to play please contact Prestatyn Golf Club as soon as possible as spaces are filling up quickly.

The next scratch to twelve is on Thursday the 30th of April at Northop Golf Club, tee from 2:30 until 5:30, if you require a tee time please contact Matt Pritchard the Professional at Northop on 01352 840440.

See you there.

It has been quite a couple of weeks for Junior Welsh International and current Welsh Junior Champion at both stroke play and match play Ben Chamberlain of Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club.

On the weekend of the 11th and 12th of April in very testing conditions at Southerndown Golf Club Ben finished tied 14th on 301 which included a magnificent 69 in the third round in the first GUW event the Duncan Putter.

Following on from that in the Peter McEvoy trophy at Copt Heath in the Midlands, Ben again produced another four solid rounds of golf to finish in sixth place in a very competetive field of over seventy golfers all under the age of eighteen on the 1st of January 2015.

Culminating in last wekends win in the Central Wales Boys Championship held over thirty six holes at Borth and Ynyslas Golf Club again in a very strong field Ben shot a final round of sixty nine to take the title by three clear shots.

At this very early part of the season after just three ranking events Ben who is currently playing of a handicap of plus two leads the Welsh boys Junior Order of Merit by nearly one hundred points, with Jacob Davies of Mold in fifth place.

The second scratch to twelve was held yesterday at St Melyd Golf Club , thirty four entered and twenty five actually played.

Winner of the best gross was M. Compton Prestatyn 74, from Adam Smith 75.

The best net was from Brian Rush Northop 78-10-68, from J.E. Hughes St Melyd on 76-6-72.

There were eleven two's resulting in one ball each!!

The par at St Melyd is 69

SSS is 68 and last nights CSS was 70

The next scratch to twelve is at Northop Golf Club on Thursday the 30th of April, the sheet is filling up pretty quickly, to play contact Matt Pritchard at Northop Golf Club on 01352 840440 as soon as possible.

See you there

On a bright sunny day at Hawarden Golf Club, Flintshire Junior County team under the management of Kevin Peters defeated Caernarfonshire by six and a half points to five and a half.

Leading by a point, two and a half to one and a half from the morning foursomes, the singles resulted in four points a piece and a narrow win overall for Flintshire.

The team consisted of Jacod Davies, Liam Pritchard, Jack Smith and Harry Griffiths of Mold, Liam and Ross Peters Flint and Matthew Roberts and George Price Padeswood & Buckley.

On a cold and rainy day five of the Flintshire Golf Clubs were represented in the first scratch to twelve of the season at Rhyl Golf Club, those that played were impressed with the general condition of the course and the greens so early in the season. Thanks must go to Rhyl for allowing us to use their facilities and course, The winner of the best gross, was Adam Partington of Old Padeswood with Mike Worrall of Padeswood & Buckley second, the winner of the best net was Adam Smith also of  Padeswood & Buckley with J Sutton of Northop in second place.

The next scratch to twelve is at St Melyd on the 15th of April which is a Wednesday, the start sheet is with St. Melyd tee times can be booked by ringing the office at St Melyd 01745 854405 between the hours of nine in the morning and two in the afternoon,Monday to Friday. See you there

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