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Following on from his success at the Welsh Final of the Wee Wonders competition in July, Daniel Jeffries from New Inn, Pontypool, and a member of Newport Golf club went on to also win the UK Grand Final at St. Andrews.

As a result of his victory in the 9-10 age group, Daniel has been selected for team GB & Ireland to play in the US KIDS GOLF World Championships in America in 2004.

Well done to all of the Welsh competitors who played at St.Andrews !


Wee Wonders - Welsh Final results

Celtic Manor

Saturday 19th July 2003

Category                    Winner                        Category                    Winner

Girls 11 – 12            Kelly MiIler                    Boys 11 - 12            Nathan Williams

Girls 9 -10                Amy Boulden                Boys 9 - 10             Daniel Jeffries

Girls 7 - 8                Chloe Williams               Boys 7 - 8              Zachary Galliford

Girls 5 – 6                Emily Boyman               Boys 5 - 6              Daniel Pickering

Wee Wonders - 2003 Qualifying round results

Virginia Park                                                Began Park

Wednesday 16th April 2003                                28th May 2003

Category                    Winner                        Category                    Winner

Boys 11 – 12            Greg Jarrett                    Boys 11 - 12            Nathan Williams

Girls 11 – 12            Jessica Cripps                 Girls 11 - 12            Danielle Cobley

Boys 9 -10                Rhys Pugh                     Boys 9 - 10             Daniel Jeffries

Girls 9 –10                Amber Cripps                 Girls 9 - 10              Sophie Davies

Boys 7 – 8                Corey Chubb                  Boys 7 - 8               Thomas James

                                                                    Girls 7 - 8                 Emma Isaac

                                                                    Boys 5 - 6                Daniel Pickering


Summerhill                                                Garnant Park

Friday 25th April 2003                                        28th May 2003

Category                    Winner                        Category                    Winner

Boys 11 – 12            Josh Powell                 Boys 11 - 12                Luke Roberts and 

Girls 11 – 12             Emily Davies                                                    Jack Guerreiro

Boys 9 -10                Jonathon Williams       Boys 9 - 10                  Luc Davies

Boys 7 – 8                Adam Finn                  Girls 9 - 10                  Emma Guerreiro

Boys 5 -6                  Frankie Jones             Boys 7 - 8                   Luke Lawrence

Girls 5 – 6                 Caitlin Alder                Girls 7- 8                    Emily Morris


Events Timetable 2003



Start Time

Main Contact

Wed 16th April

Virginia Park, Caerphilly


Andrew Eskins

Fri    25th April  

Summer Hill, Powys


Sarah Powell

Sat     27th May  

Bryn Morfydd


Richard Hughes

Sat   24th May 

Penrhos Golf Club


Paul Diamond

Tue  28th May 

Began Park, Cardiff


Philip Bowes

Wed 28th May 

Garnant Park, Ammanford


Rowena Liles

Wed 28th May 

Treborth Driving Range


Richard Bradbury

Sat     7th June

Clays Golf Club, Wrexham


Steve Williams





The Final

Sat   19th July 

Welsh Regional Final, The Celtic Manor Resort



The first Steps to find the "Wee Wonders" of junior golf in Wales will take place at various venues across the country from April, culminating in a Welsh Final at The Celtic Manor Resort in July.

Director of the PGA Wee Wonders Open Championship Alasdair Good said, "I am delighted by the response to the PGA Wee Wonders Open Golf Championship in Wales and look forward to working with a variety of projects to encourage more young people into golf.  The spread of qualifying events is particularly pleasing this year as 8 competitions have been arranged right across Wales".

Supported by the PGA, Golf Foundation and Golf Development Wales, players aged 5 to 12 years take 36 shots to see how far they can progress around a 9-hole par 3 course.  A boy and girl winner from each of 4 age group categories will then progress through to the Welsh final hosted by The Celtic Manor Resort.  The winners here will then represent Wales at the Grand Final at Foxhills Golf and Country Club in Surrey.

However, the ethos behind the event is about having fun and for many of the young players it will be their first outing in a competition on a golf course.  Commenting on the event, Chairman of Golf Development Wales, Andy Morgan said: "The PGA Wee Wonders Championship will provide a welcome and friendly opportunity for the participants in various coaching programmes to try their new skills in a fun golf competition.  Wales has doubled the number of events being run this year and is grateful to all the host venues for their support to junior golf”.

For information about the Golf Foundation, Golf Development Wales and the Wee Wonders Open Golf Championship please visit the websites - www.golf-foundation.org and www.wee-wonders.co.uk.

Information on last year's Events is set out below:-

The two Regional qualifiers held in Wales were at Bryn Morfydd Golf Club, North Wales and Began Park Golf Centre, South Wales.

Warm thanks are due to Richard Hughes and the two venues.

Without their generous assistance the children would not have been able to enjoy, what was for them, the new experience of competitive golf.

Over 80 children took part in both events and the results are listed on the wee wonder website     www.wee-wonders.co.uk

Photographs from the Began Park event on 16 June are shown below:-








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