WHATEVER the reason, Denbigh pairings continue to perform well in the Clwyd and Border Alliance every Wednesday.

It started with Eric Howells and Fred Jones take second spot at Ruthin.

At Wrexham, Nigel Morris and Haydn Owen claimed top spot, followed by John Copeman and Brian McBride in second place at Llangollen.

Over at Mold, Eric and Fred again claimed first position with Nigel and Llew Davies in second.

Last week at Rhos-on-Sea, Llew and Tegid Phillips again edged a first place whilst Huw Parry, now joining the teams, has won the scratch competition a few times.

Handicaps certainly have a bearing as playing away from the tight home course helps the members to play far more attacking golf on the away days.

Ken Pierce 55+ stableford (April 21): Stableford winner, Jake Jones 42pts; Cup winner, Nigel Morris (15) 41, runner-up, Andrew W Jones (28) 41. Silver: 1, Derry Morris (16) 38; 2, Adam Houston (14) 37. Bronze: 1, Robert Davies (20) 39; 2, Gwilym Williams (20) 37.

Welsh H/C qualifier (April 23): Winner, Robert Thomas (29) 42pts. Silver: 1, Haydn Owen (12) 39; 2, Arthur Jones (10) 37. Bronze: 1, Peter Howland (27) 42; 2, Gwynn Jones (30) 41.

Ladies' R & A Coronation Foursomes: 1, Ceri Parry & Margo Stubbs 43pts; 2, Maria Morgan & Sue Baggaley 38; 3, Jean Gwynn & Judy Owen 35.