Although Covid-19 restrictions have been eased allowing Caldicot Male Voice Choir to begin limited practices in the Choir Hall, the choristers still cannot fully get back together again.
A major part of being a member of the choir is its social life so the Choir’s associated Golf society, ‘The Birdie Boys’, captained by chorister David Gould have been out and about playing golf this time to picturesque Wernddu Golf course. This 18-hole course near Abergavenny is framed by the nearby Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons and 11 choristers took advantage of a gloriously sunny June 5th June to compete in a Texas Scramble tournament amongst themselves.
The winners of a friendly, enjoyable tournament were a team consisting of choristers Tony Griffiths, David Hennesey, Steve Davies and guest player Andy Yearsley. The ‘Nearest the pin’ prize was won by Tony Griffiths.
Other choristers taking part were organiser David Gould, Leon Jones, John Nicholson, Maurice Penny, Andy McDonnell, Ron Powell and guest Carl Powell.
As well as providing a chance for choristers to get together, ‘The Birdie Boys’ also play to raise money for local and National Charities. This year they are hosting a tournament at the Llanwern Golf club to raise funds for the Welsh Air Ambulance.