WALES JOIN THE SPIRIT
Tim Dykes and Ryan Thomas will compete alongside Stephanie Evans and Lydia Hall in the Spirit golf tournament at Whispering Springs GC in Houston from 12 - 15 October 2005. To follow their progress please follow the link www.thespiritgolf.com
Dated 11 October 2005
ANDREW MORGAN, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN GOLF ASSOCIATION
Andrew Morgan, President of the Welsh Golfing Union during its Centenary celebrations in 1995 has taken over as Preseident of the European Golf Association (EGA). Morgan speaking from Sweden where he took over the Presidency at the weekend said:
"Golf really has provided a success story for the concept of a united Europe and it's one we're keen to promote within the EGA.The golfing associations, federations and unions of the individual member countries enjoy a great deal of autonomy and the EGA seeks to be a supportive intermediary rather than an interfering presence. But where we can agree some best practice guidelines on things like coaching structures or running tournaments, the EGA is keen to do so. That is particularly true at the moment when we have a number of emerging golf nations - from Latvia to Kazakhstan - taking their first steps in the game."
"The other thing we try to pass across is the great message of the game - all the etiquette and history that make golf such a great sport."
Morgan who started his golf at Tredegar Park once reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Amateur Championships at Royal Porthcawl and soon became involved in the administration of the game in Wales, heading the Mens selection committee and more recently Chairing the Golf Development Board. In addition, he was a member of the team that helped bring the Ryder Cup to Wales in 2010 and continues to look forward to Wales' biggest moment in Ryder Cup history with great pride and a sense of fulfillment.
"Golf development is one of my great passions and it's pleasing to see the progress being made in Wales on the back of the Ryder Cup," said Morgan.
"We've had the plans for years. What we haven't had before is the finances provided by bringing the Ryder Cup to Wales.
"The WGU has been very progressive in all the time I've been involved with it. It's gone from being run from the front room of a bungalow in Burry Port - because that was effectively how it was under former secretary John Treharne - to having its own modern offices at one of the leading golf resorts in the Europe at the Celtic Manor.
"I think we led the way in using sports psychologists with our national squad, and Phil Price and Stephen Dodd were two of the golfers in our first academy to benefit from that. Phil still works with the same man, Alan Fine."
"And all the tournaments being run today are giving the Ryder Cup stars of the future their first taste of matchplay competition and it's a very important introduction to the vagaries of that type of golf.
"The EGA also runs the European end of the Junior Ryder Cup and Garcia has become the first golfer to progress from that competition to the Ryder Cup proper. I'm sure we'll see more in the future."
Across Europe as in Wales these days, and at whatever level of golf, you just can't escape talk coming back to the Ryder Cup.
Dated 11 October 2005
CHAMPIONSHIP SECRETARY - EUROPEAN GOLF ASSOCIATION
The European Golf Association has advertised for the position of Chmapionship at its headquarters in Switzerland. For more details please click here:
Dated 11 October 2005
SENIORS HOME INTERNATIONALS
Wales will be looking to improve on last year's second place finish as this year's event gets underway at the Lahinch Golf Club, Ireland.
To follow the matches please click here.
Dated 27 September 2005
WALES LOOK FOR WIN AT ROYAL ST GEORGE'S
Wales will be looking to recapture the Raymond Trophy for the Home International matches next week at Royal St George's. The Championship will take place from 7 - 9 September, to follow the matches please click here.
Dated 2 September 2005
GLAMORGAN WIN BOYS INTER COUNTIES
Gareth Phillips round of 71 helped Glamorgan win back the Welsh Boys Inter Counties at Creigiau. For results please click here.
Dated 26 August 2005
WALES TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR HOME INTERNATIONALS
The following players have been selected to represent Wales At the Home International Matches at Royal St George's from 7 - 9 September 2005.
Rhys Davies - Royal Porthcawl
Tim Dykes – Wrexham
Nigel Edwards – Whitchurch
Craig Evans -
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Dated 10 May 2005
IRISH AMATEUR OPEN STROKE PLAY
CARTON HOUSE, 6 - 8 MAY 2005
James Williams was the highest placed Welshman at the Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play finishing in 10th place (77, 74, 70, 71). Nigel Edwards T11th (73, 74, 73, 73) and Tim Dykes 14th (72, 73, 77, 73) also made the cut at Carton House. For full scores and details please click here.
Dated 9 May 2005
ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES GOLF CLUB, 29 APRIL - 1 MAY 2005
Gareth Wright finished as top Welshman at the Lytham Trophy closing out with rounds of 71 and 70 to tie for 14th. Tim Dykes, Nigel Edwards and Llewellyn Matthews all made the cut. For a full list of scores please click here.
ASHBURNHAM & TENBY GOLF CLUBS, 23/24 APRIL 2005
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SOUTHERNDOWN GOLF CLUB, 16/17 APRIL 2005
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The Wales team of Nigel Edwards, Craig Smith, James Williams and Gareth Wright will be looking to win the Sherry Cup, a title Wales won in 2002 at the Sotogrande course from 6 - 9 April. To follow their progress please click here.
Dated 31 March 2005
WALES VICTORIOUS AT THE CARDIGAN CUP
Wales Boys defeated Ireland in their annual match for the Cardigan Cup at Rosslare Golf Club by 11 points to 9.
Wednesday 30 March - Singles
Niall Kearney 3/1 v Mark Trow
Karl Gilbert half v Marc Lewis half
Brendan Walton 3/2 v Lee Jones
Andrew Hogan 2/1 v Richard Merchant
Ian Bermingham v Adam Runcie 2/1
Liam Reilly 2/1 v Tom Benjamin
Barry Donohoe v Rhys Enoch 2/1
Fergal Rafferty v Lee Lewis 4/3
Wednesday 30 March - Forsomes
Niall Kearney/Brendan Walton 4/3 v Mark Trow/Marc Lewis
Karl Gilbert/Liam Reilly v Lee Jones/Adam Runcie 6/5
Andrew Hogan/Barry Donohoe v Richard Merchant/Tom Benjamin 2/1
Fergal Rafferty/Ian Bermingham half v Rhys Enoch/Lee Lewis half
Tuesday 29 March - Singles
Niall Kearney 6/5 v Adam Runcie
Karl Gilbert v Marc Lewis 3/2
Brendan Walton v Mark Trow 4/3
Fergal Rafferty v Lee Lewis 3/2
Ian Bermingham half v Lee Jones half
Liam Reilly v Richard Merchant 4/2
Andrew Hogan 4/3 v Rhys Enoch
Barry Donohoe half v Tom Benjamin half
Follow Wales' golfers in the Spanish Amateur Championship at El Saler Golf Club near Valencia from 2 - 6 March 2005 by clicking here.
Dated 25 February 2005
The R&A Great Britain and Ireland Rules of Golf Quiz, supported by Rolex is entering its eleventh year with even closer competition anticipated from the clubs taking part.
The Quiz, which tests club golfers’ knowledge of the Rules of Golf, has repeatedly proved popular over the past ten years with over 500 clubs taking part each year. Winning clubs have come from locations as far apart as Lahinch on the West Coast of Ireland (2003), Banchory in the Scottish Highlands (2000), Lancashire based Wilpshire (1996 & 1997) and the most southerly of all, Hagley in Worcestershire (2002). The other winners since the quiz started in 1995 are Broadway (1995), Braehead (1998), Stone (1999 & 2001) and Glen (2004).
The Quiz gets underway in May and is run on an inter-club knockout basis, leading to Area Finals in September and Regional Finals in October. The six winning teams at the Regional Final then travel to St. Andrews for the Great Britain and Ireland Final on 27 November in The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
There are several thousand Quiz questions which vary in difficulty from straightforward questions that are addressed to individuals to more probing questions, based on the “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” publication, addressed to the teams as a whole.
David Rickman, Director – Rules and Equipment Standards said, “The Quiz has proved most popular over the years with the questions designed to be challenging but not too difficult. We have found that the Quiz has not only stimulated interest in the Rules, but has also generated friendship between Clubs.”
Richard Cutler, Sponsorship Manager at Rolex commented, “Rolex is delighted to continue its support of the R&A Great Britain and Ireland Rules of Golf Quiz which is a natural complement to the company's sponsorship of the Rules book itself. It is to be hoped that more clubs than ever will enter in 2005 to demonstrate their understanding of the rules which govern the game.”
The Final will be held in the famous ‘Big Room’ of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and the finalists will dine that evening in the club’s private dining room with overnight accommodation being provided in the 5 star Old Course Hotel in St Andrews. Golf is also offered to team members and captains during their visit to St Andrews.
Quiz prizes this year given by The R&A and Rolex, will include Open Championship season tickets as well as the honour of being Quiz Champions.
A selection of prizes which include So-Lo golf balls are also being provided by Titleist and Footjoy and these will be presented to the winning and runner-up teams at Area Finals and to the winning teams at each of the Regional Finals.
Details of the Quiz can be found on the R&A’s website, www.randa.org, and Golf Monthly will again promote the Quiz and carry editorial and results. All Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland will be written to and invited to take part.
Entries close on 25 April 2005.
For further information, see www.randa.org, or contact the Quiz Organisers: -
The R&A GB&I Rules of Golf Quiz Organisers,
0151 625 9994
0151 625 9972
Kevin Barker, Manager – Rules & Equipment Standards, The R&A, Tel: 01334 460000
Dated 25 February 2005
PORTUGUESE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Follow Craig Evans, Tim Hayward, Mark Laskey, Llew Matthews and Ben Westgate in the Portuguese Amateur Championship at Estella Golf Club from 23 - 27 February 2005. Please click here.
Dated 23 February 2005
Rhys Davies, Nigel Edwards, Zac Gould, Alex Smith, Craig Smith & Gareth Wright all compete in next week's Jones Cup Invitational at Sea Island, Georgia. To follow their progress please click here.
Dated 11 February 2005
CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Entry forms for Welsh Golfing Union Championships are now available online. To download an entry form please follow this link.
9 February 2005
FOLLOW DYKES AND WILLIAMS IN AUSTRALIA
Tim Dykes and James Williams start the Lake Macquarie Championship on 27 January, follow their progress by clicking here.
Dated 25 January 2005
JANUARY 2005 NEWSLETTER ONLINE
To access the Welsh Golfing Union's latest Newsletter online please click here.
Dated 21 January 2005
EARLY SEASON TRAVEL FOR WALES
Welsh Selectors have nominated the following players to attend the Lake
Macquarie and NSW Amateur, Jones Cup, Portuguese Amateur, Development Squad,
Spanish Amateur, Mens Squad and Sherry Cup:
Lake Macquarie & NSW Amateur,
Australia, 20 January – 14 February 2005
Dykes (Wrexham) and James Williams (Pontypridd)
Jones Cup, Ocean Forest GC, Sea Island,
Georgia, 18 – 20 February 2005
Davies (Royal Porthcawl), Nigel Edwards (Whitchurch), Zac Gould (Vale of
Glamorgan), Alex Smith (Pyle & Kenfig), Craig Smith (St Mellons) &
Gareth Wright (West Linton).
Portuguese Amateur, Estella near Porto,
23 - 27 February 2005
Evans (West Mon), Tim Hayward (Pontnewydd), Mark Laskey (Brookmans Park),
Llewellyn Matthews (Southerndown) and Ben Westgate (Perranporth)
Squad, Quinta du Peru, near Lisbon, 27 February – 6 March 2005
Butler (Aberdovey), Zac Gould (Vale of Glamorgan), Lee Jones (Conwy,
Caernarvonshire), Matthew Jones (Pontypridd), Lee Lewis (Gower), Marc Lewis (Borth
& Ynyslas), David Lovell (Anglesey), Richard Merchant (Monmouthshire), Adam
Partington (Clays), Adam Runcie (Abergele), Mark Trow (Llanymynech) & Peter
Williams (Lantrisant & Pontyclun).
Spanish Amateur, El Saler GC near
Valencia, 2 - 6 March 2005
Dykes (Wrexham), Alex Smith (Pyle & Kenfig), Craig Smith (St Mellons), James
Williams (Pontypridd) & Gareth Wright (West Linton).
Squad, Quinta du Peru near Lisbon, 13 – 20 March 2005
Tim Dykes (Wrexham),
Nigel Edwards (Whitchurch), Craig Evans (West Mon), Tim Hayward (Pontnewydd),
Paul Hendriksen (Churston), Mark Laskey (Brookmans Park), Llewellyn Matthews (Southerndown),
Alex Smith (Pyle & Kenfig), Craig Smith (St Mellons), Ben Westgate (Perranporth),
James Williams (Pontypridd), Gareth Wright (West Linton)
Cup, Sotogrande, Spain, 6 – 9 April 2005
Edwards (Whitchurch), Craig Smith (St Mellons), James Williams (Pontypridd)
& Gareth Wright (West Linton).
Dated 20 January 2005