11/12: Royal Porthcawl Named UK Golf Club of the year
Congratulations to Royal Porthcawl on gaining the prestigious award of "Golf Club of the year 2013". Porthcawl beat off the challenge of over 100 other clubs, including Sunningdale, Wentworth and Ganton to take the award. At the awards ceremony held recently, the panel Chairman said:
“Porthcawl may be in its 122nd year but the club shows no sign of aging. Maintaining traditions while securing a healthy future is tough for all clubs these days. It is a very fine balance and this is something that Royal Porthcawl clearly recognises.
The judges were looking for a club which manages to combine traditional standards with forward thinking strategies, encouraging new followers as well as ensuring that existing members are looked after and securing a healthy future for both the club and golf in the UK.”
Royal Porthcawl is one of the clubs covered by the "half normal green fees" available to County Card holders. Buy a 2014 card at your Club and visitRoyal Porthcawl and the other excellent courses in the County
03/11: League Fixtures Now available:
Go to appropriate league page for downloadable fixtures for your league.
1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6b
31/10: Royal Porthcawl Neath JuniorsComplete County Treble
Neath reversed the day before's result to beat Aberdare in the County Junior Team Final at Royal Porthcawl. This completes what surely must be a unique treble for Neath. Their First team are the Team Champions, their second team won their division, now the Juniors. Must be something in the air at Neath1.
30/10: Aberdare are GUW Junior Club Champions
Aberdare became the GUW Junior Club Champions after winning an exciting Championship at Builth Wells. The Championship was decided after a count-back with Aberegele perhaps unfortunate that their best nett was also best gross. Aberdare go on to represent Wales in Spain. Good luck to them!
16/09: FINAL LEAGUE TABLES
The last date for receiving results has now passed and the Final Tables are now available. Neath have won the Premier Division. Southerndown and Pennard are promoted from Divisiobns 1A & 1B. Click on your league to see where you finished:
Prem, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B
Final Junior East Leagues
The final Junior leagues in the east show Aberdare, Pontypridd, bargoed and Vale Resort have qualified for the play-offs.
Tom Peet Wins Nursery Squad Championship
P&K's Tom Peet won the Nursery Squad Championship with 21 Gross Stableford points..Results.
Kurtis Wara Wins U/14 Order of Merit
Cardiff's Kurtis Wara, one of only 3 players to score double-fgures points in every OOM competition deservedly won the inaugural U/14 OOM...Final Table
Southerndown 12/09: Paul McMullen regains Mid-Am title
Caerphilly's "English Exile" Paul McMullen regained the County Mid_am title with a fine 70 round a mist-shrouded Southerndown..Report and Results
Wells 08/09: Channel League chances slip away
Defeat at the hands of Somerset at Wells saw the chances of taking the 2013 Channel League title slip away. All-square at the end of the morning foursomes the afternoon singles....Report and scores
02/09 Swansea Bay: U/14's beat Dyfed
In the last match of the season the County U-14 team made it 4 wins out of 4, beating a strong Dyfed team at Swansea Bay.. Report & Results
01/09 Neath: County maintain unbeaten record with win against Wiltshire
A fine 11 - 4 victory over Wiltshire at Neath kept the unbeaten record intact...Report
29/08 Glamorganshire: Nick Caulfield is County Seniors' Champion
Wenvoe Castle's Nick Caulfield overcame a strong field to win the County Seniors' title at the Glamorganshire Golf Club. Nick's 76.....Report and scores
28/08 Henbury: U/18's Lose to Gloucestershire in Junior Channel League
In their final match of the season the U/18 team lost 10 games to 5..... Report
27/08 Weston S-M: Unbeaten Somerset prove too strong for U/18's
Facing unbeaten a previously unbeaten Somerset side the U/18 team went down 9 games to 6 at Weston-Super Mare
25/08 Ross-on-Wye: County reatain unbeaten record in Channel League
In a very te4nse and exciting finish the County finished all square against Gloucestershire at Ross-on-Wye to retain their unbeaten record....Report
25/08: Latest Junior Leagues Published
The positions in the Junior Leagues east and West have been published
East League tables
West League tables
22/23 August St Mellons: Strong U/18 Team lose out in Severnside
A strong U/18 side suffered 2 very close defeats and finished 3rd in the annual quadrangular Severnside Tournament at St Mellons...Report
23/08 Pennard: Seniors Suffer Home Defeat
Outplayed by Gwent the Seniors suffered a rare Home defeat 8.5 to 6.5 at Pennard. Although a couple of players short... Report
21/08: Seniors' Championship Start Sheet
The start sheet for the above is now avaialble.
Click to download pdf
20/08 Morlais Castle:: U/14 beat Glos.
In a close match the U/14's continued their fine run with a victory over Gloucestershire at Morlais Castle. Report and Results
14/08: U/14's Beat Wiltshire
The U/14's team travelled to West Wilts and recorded a convincing 12 - 3 victory over Wiltshire. Report & Results
11/08: Chris O'Neill has unassailable lead in County Order of Merit
Radyr's Chris O'Neill capatured third place in the Castle Trophy to get 13 OOM points and take an unassailable lead into the last Competition of the series, the Glamorganshire Baffie
Click to view latest table
11/08: Jordan Price-Davies wins Castle Trophy
Glamorganshire's Jordan Price-Davies won his first County Order of merit event last Sunday at Wenvoe Castle. His two-round total of 150 was one stroke better than home player Leigh Ivory... Report
Jordan receives the Trophy from Wenvoe Castle Captain Barrie Jones
07/08: Day 2 Boys' Internationals
Wales were over-run by the Scots 12.5 to 2.5 with the County boys unable to produce the form of day 1.
06/08: County Juniors in Impressive Debuts
Although Wales lost heavily to England on the first day of the Boys' Home Internationals County pjuniors Kyle Harman (1.5 pts), Tim harry (1pt), and Mountain Ash's Rhys Davies all won their singles to contribute to the team total of 4.5 points.
Follow the team's progress on days 2 and 3
05/08 Pyle & Kenfig: Jeff Thomas Regains Open Seniors' Title
Royal Porthcawl's Jeff Thomas regained the South Wales Open Seniors' title in extremely trying conditions at Pyle & Kenfig today.
Report and scores
05/08: Successful Weekend for County Teams
Both the County Seniors and Men's team won tight matches over the weekend and remain unbeaten in 2013.
Devon Report and results
Ashburnham 02/08: Jack Bush becomes Welsh Amateur Champion
Morlais Castle's Jack Bush overcame fellow County player Mike Hearne (Southerndown) to become the 2013 Welsh Amateur Champion.
Jack receives the trophy from the Ashburnham Captain
Five County Players in Welsh Team
The two finalists in the Welsh Championship, Jack Bush and Mike Hearne have been rewarded with their fist Welsh men's caps for the Home Internationals to be held at Ganton later this year. They are joined by another new cap, Neath's Craig Melding and two "old hands" Radyr's Alastair Jones and Southerndown's Ben Westgate.
Congratulations to all..
Ashburnham 01/08: All Glamorgan Final In Welsh Championship
Mike Hearne (Southerdown) and jack Bush (Morlais Castle) meet tomorrow in the Final of the Welsh Championship at Ashburnham tomorrow. Mike beat Richard James 4 & 3 and Jack survived a 21st hole marathon against fellow County player Ben Westgate Southerndown & Trevose).
Follow their progress
26 July: U/16 beat Wiltshire
At Ogbourne Downs the U/16 team continued its unbeaten run beating Wiltshire 9.5 to 5.5
Report and Stats
Four County Juniors selected for Welsh Boys' Team
Newly crowned Welsh Boys' Champion Kyle Harman (Cottrell Park) was amoung the four County juniors selected for the Welsh Boys team to play in the Home International series at Hoylake next month. Congratulations to Kyle, Tim Harry (Vale Resort), Rhys Jones (Mountain Ash) and Alex Matthews (Cardiff).
Glamorganshire 25/07: Kyle and Callum make it a Glamorgan Double at Welsh Boys
Cottrell Park's Kyle Harman became Welsh Boys' Champion at Glamorganshire today.. Pennard's Callum Dale made it a double for the County when he won the Plate Competition. Kyle completed a unique treble, winning the 36 hole Nett prize, the 36 hole Gross prize and then the Boys' Championship. Click for Report
South wales Open Seniors' Start Sheet
The start sheet for the South Wales Open Seniors is now available.
Click to download pdf of Sunday start times
Monday start times
Glamorganshire 24/07: Kyle in Welsh Boys' Semis
Kyle Harman carried his form from the Strokeplay into the matchplay stages of the Welsh Boys' Championship arlier today. Winning two rounds Kyle now faces Penrhos / Radyr player Thomas Davies in the Semi-final tomorrow.
23/07: Welsh Boys' Championship:Kyle turns on the Style to take Strokeplay Championship
County Junior Champion, Cottrell Park's Kyle Harman blew the field apart with an opening 62 in the Welsh Boys' Strokeplay Championship at Glamorganshire. He folloed it up with a 69 for a 9 under total of 131 8 strokes ahead of the field.
Six Matches Gone & League Battle Tightest for Years
With 6 matches played the battle for the premier Division is tighter than for many years with 5 clubs out of the 6 within three points. Reigning Champions Neath with 3 home matches out of the four remaining must be favourites.
Click below to see how your team is doing:
Prem, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B
Morlais Castle 07/07: Home Player Jack Bush Continues run of form to win Morlais Castle Bowl
Home player Jack Bush returned two fine rounds of 67, 66 to take the Morlais Castle Bowl. U/16 player Daniel Pickering (Royal Porthcawl) produced an outstanding performance and outscored established County players to take second place on 141...
Click to view report / results
Bargoed 02/07: Kyle Harman wins Junior Championship in style
With rounds of 71 and 72 Cottrell Park's Kyle Harman became Junior County Champion at Bargoed yesterday. His two-round score gave him a 7 stroke margin over Cardiff's Alex Matthews ......Report and scores
Kyle receives Trophy from Andrew Meredith, Bargoed Captain
Formby: 2 County players make cut in Brabazon Trophy
Neath's Craig Melding and Radyr's Alastair Jones both made the cut in the Brabazon Trophy yesterday.
Follow Craig and Alastair's progress
County Leagues - Three teams in battle at top of Premier Division
At the half-way stage three teams, Aberdare, Glamorganshire and Neath have all got 7 points from their 5 matches. Crucially perhaps, Neath, always strong at home, have played 4 away games
3 GLAMORGAN PLAYERS IN WALES' EURO TEAM
The vale Resort's Tim Harry and Rhys Pugh were selected for the Welsh team to play in the European Team Championships in Denmark next month. They are joined by "adopted" Couty player Ben Westgate (Southerndown / Trevose).
WENVOE CASTLE 23/06: KEITH STIMPSON WINS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
County Seniors' player Keith Stimpson (Wenvoe) defeated former winner and County player Chris O'Neill (Radyr) in a 4 hole hole play-off to become the 2013 County Champion....Full Report and scores
Keith is presented with Trophy by Wenvoe Captain Barrie Jones
Conwy / Maesdu 09/06: Radyr's Alastair Jones wins Aberconwy - 5 County players finish in top 10
Radyr's Alastair Jones, newly graduated from Texas State University won the Aberconwy Trophy .......click for link
Leagues 09/06: Champions Neath make strong Start in premier Division:
2012 Champions Neath are unbeaten after 3 matches in the Premier Division of the Team Leagues. Newly promoted Aberdare are also unbeaten having held Neath to a draw at Aberdare.
COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WENVOE CASTLE 23/06 ENTRIES:
Players should note that he closing date for Championship entries was originally June 10th. This has been extended to June 14th.Please submit your entries on the form below:
Championship Entry Form
Neath 31/05: Jamie Pickering wins U/14 Neath Bell
Jamie Pickering (Royal Porthcawl) with 30 gross Stableford points won the inaugural U/14 Neath Bell. Ioan Consitt with 39 points won the Nett prize. The event is part of the new County U/14 Order of Merit introduced this year to enhance the profile of U/14 golf. ..Report and Results
Cotswold Hills 29/05: Seniors' Remain Unbeaten in SCL
The County Seniors' team, halved the match with Gloucestershire at Cotswold Hills and remain unbeaten in the Seniors' Channel League after 3 matches. Report and Results:
Neath 25/05: Daniel Davies wins Neath Bell
Home player Daniel Davies went one better than last year, winning the Neath Bell....Report and leading scores
Aberdare 24/05: U/14's Enjoy Winning Start
The County U/14 team got off to a fine start defeating Worcestershire 11 games to 4...Results and Report
Obituary Dennis O Bartlett
It is with sadness this week that the passing of Dennis Bartlett is reported. Dennis, a member of the Whitchurch Club for over 60 years, was very active in County affairs, being County Chairman in 1971-74 and latterly a Vice-President and Trustee. He was also Category 1 golfer who represented the County.
Royal Porthcawl 17/19 May. Vale Resort's Rhys Pugh wins Welsh Open Strokeplay
With an 11 under total of 277 Walker Cup player Rhys Pugh (Vale Resort) won the Welsh Open Strokeplay at Royal Porthcawl..Report.
Ashburnham/Tenby 27/28 April; County players shine in Trubshaw
Vale Resort's Tim Harry followed up his sucess in the Duncan Putter with second place in the Trubshaw Cup. With County Captain Ian Flower winning the Tenby Golden Eagle...Report
Clyne 21st April: County win first Channel League match
Afeter the usual close tussle the County won the opening Channel league match against Gwent 8 -7. Report
Southerndown 14 April: Tim Harry becomes youngest ever winner of Duncan Putter
In a tournament curtailed due to severe weather 15 year-old Tim Harry (Vale Resort) became the youngest player........(click for report / results)
Tim receives putter from Ted Jones, Southerndown captain
Builth Wells 7th April: County Team with Impressive Singles performance overcomes Brecon & Radnor
After taking the morning foursomes 3.5 to 1.5 the County team romped home 12.5 to 2.5.......(Report)
Clyne 5th April: U/18 Go Down to Gwent in Opening Match
In conditions typical of the coldest spell for 50 years the U/18 team narrowly lost their opening match to Gwent at Clyne ...(Report)
Pontardawe 4th April: Golley wins Junior Spring meeting
An U/16 player, Clyne's Jordan Golley won the Spring meeting at Pontardawe with a fine 73 some 6 strokes better than second placed Jonathan James of Llanishen....(Report and results)
Jordan receives Trophy from Martin Price the County Chairman
2013 LEAGUE FIXTURES NOW AVAILABLE
The 2013 fixtures templates have been completed and may be downloaded. Click on league to view / download template
1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6b