BRYNHILL Golf Club was the host club for this year’s Wales Deaf Open, with the event enjoying another successful year.
The trophy has been on the ‘wrong’ side of the Severn Bridge for five years, and that was the last Welsh winner of the event in the shape of Daniel Rees, so the pressure was on.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind throughout the day, as the players had to battle through four different seasons in the one day, therefore it was challenging to post a low score as the players continually had to adapt to changing conditions.
A lot of pressure rested on the shoulders of Brynhill’s own first team captain, Barry boy Nick Daniels.
Sadly, it wasn’t to be Daniels’ day, though he wasn’t the only player who struggled. This left the door open for Englishman Michael Burris.
The one handicapper posted a fantastic 74, which proved to be three better than runner-up Marc Murphy.
That well deserved victory resulted in the trophy once again remaining in Albion for another year.
“I’d like to thank Brynhill for hosting the event, which complemented the fantastic course here,” said the manager of the Wales Deaf Golf Society.
“I would also like to thank Byrnhill’s wonderful caters for the standard of food and level of service we received.
“We certainly hope to return to this superb venue in the not too distant future.”
However, it wasn’t a complete disaster for those representing Wales, as Billy Harris from Llaneli won best net score with Barry boy Sam Lazenbury coming second.
Also, in the Stableford competition, first prize went to Brynhill member Darren Lloyd, while Royal Porthcawl’s Nick Lacey finished second.
Across the whole of the UK, there is a strong network of deaf golf organisations that cover the home nations with competitions and tournaments being run throughout the year.