Green machine’s late birdie clinches title

A six-birdie blitz helped green energy business Hafod Renewables take the Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club Sponsors Challenge.

Hafod Managing Director David Jones led from the front as his four-man team had a run of five threes from their second hole – the ninth on the course – after starting on the hole they sponsor, the eighth.

Kim Webb, veteran former club champion John Lewis and Hafod’s PR account manager, Alistair Syme, of Ceidiog Communication, all weighed in as well with Webb lacing an eight-iron to 10 feet at their 140-yard final hole for Syme to drill in the putt for a crucial birdie two.

That was enough for Hafod, who finished second last year, to clinch a narrow win over runners-up Ruthin Pre-cast Concrete led by the big-hitting Allen Roberts with Colin Jones Coal Merchants third.

Results: 1 Hafod Renewables: Dave Jones, John Lewis, Alistair Syme and Kim Webb, gross 60 – handicap 5.2 – nett 54.8

2 RPC: Allen Roberts, Derek Walters, Ian Hicks and Mike Brady, 61-5.4-55.6

3 Colin Jones Coal: Colin Jones, Clive Davies, Neil Roberts and Dave Roberts, 64-6.2-57.8.

Caption: The green machine, Hafod Renewables, from left, John Lewis, David Jones, Kim Webb and Alistair Syme.