Steph Bonnar and Ruth O’Carroll made club history when they brought home to St Athan Golf Club the Australian Spoons from Borth Y Ynyslas. The Australian Spoons is a competition held annually throughout Britain with each Home Country holding a set of beautifully boxed Spoons donated in the mid 1960s by the Australian Ladies Golf Union. Initially a foursome stableford competition is held at club level, the winners of this progressing through to the regional finals. A total of 88 clubs competed this year in the regionals, 64 from the south Wales region played at Coed-Y-Mwstwr and 24 from the north played at Bull Bay in Anglesey. From here the six best pairings from each competition would have to make the journey to Cardigan Bay to compete in the All Wales final. Representing St Athan Golf Club, Steph and Ruth were delighted with their 37 points carded at Coed-Y-Mwstwr, placing them in fourth position behind The Grove, Coed-Y-Mwstwr and Pennard and it ensured that they would be travelling north on Saturday, September 19. As the tee off times were relatively early Steph and Ruth decided to travel the day prior to the competition; however they declined to utilise the offer of a courtesy practice round at Borth Y Ynyslas and instead settled for a quiet night. This decision obviously worked favourably with both players; waking refreshed and to glorious sunshine they tackled Borth’s links course with finesse and precision. The ladies produced an outstanding round of golf and returned into the clubhouse with a magnificent 40 points on their scorecard and hopeful that they would be in the running. With all cards checked and verified, Steph and Ruth were ecstatic to discover that second place was awarded to Maesdu Golf Club who carded 34 points. It was then they realised they’d done it and they were bringing the Spoons to St Athan.