The Verdict on the Free Open Day
Free Open Day, The Verdict !!
The Free Open Day Sunday 28th May
The FREE GOLF Open Day competition on Sunday 28th June, was again an absolutely overwhelming success with entries from Pontardawe Golf Club members as well as very large contingency of guests from a host of other golf clubs.
For the fifth year running, due to Pontardawe Golf Clubs continued success, we were able to host a FREE GOLF Open Day, with all tee times completely booked from 7.00am until 3.00pm. Over 60 teams entered the event, that's over 240 golfers on the course, most of which came in the clubhouse afterwards and enjoyed the renown Pontardawe Golf Club hospitality, sampling our superb selection of beverages along with our culinary specialities.
Conditions were good, a nice warm day with light winds. All our guests were really impressed with the set up and condition of the course and the welcome they received. They were full of praise and compliments about Pontardawe Golf Club.
There were some terrific scores returned and the format of the day was :-
- Teams of 4, best 2 scores count on each hole
- Three nearest the pins on the 2nd, 5th, 10th and 14th holes
- Longest drive on the 12th
Again there were some terrific prizes, and a raffle.
So have we lost the plot ?.... Far from it.....Then why do we do it ?......As we've previously stated
"Here at Pontardawe Golf Club its a members club, it's not all take. We like to give something back, and what a great way of showcasing our fabulous course and clubhouse to non members for them to see what their missing by not being a member of Pontardawe Golf Club"
The day was organized by Conrad Dyment-Jones who worked tirelessly throughout the day with the help of one or two committee members along with our resident Golf Professional Steffan Jones to ensure the event was a complete success. "Conrad's hard work ensured the day was an outstanding financial success showcasing our course and clubhouse, as well as a fantastic day of golf and entertainment"
The day was topped off with a fantastic group "The Buzzcuts" who kept everybody entertained until late with some superb songs that were enjoyed by all, I'm sure we'll see the Buzzcuts again at Pontardawe Golf Club in the near future
The presentations by the 2017 Pontardawe Golf Club Captain Gwyn Williams.
1st:- with 106pts
Chris Watkins, Daniel Parry, Carl Taylor, Lee Taylor
2nd :- with 97pts
DCP- Lee, Will, Armstrong, Sonny
3rd :- with 93 pts
Harling Heroes - Lee, Joe, Lee, Madder
1st:- with 97pts
Pandamania Richard Stockton, Meirwen Watts Phill & Nia Rogers
2nd :- with 95pts
The Einsteins - Steve Williams, Alan Lewis, Wayne Boobier, Dai 'hole in one' Wilks
3rd :- with 95pts
Peter Butt, Karl Lewis, Tom Evans, Martyn Hilier
Nearest the pins (Men)
Longest Drive (Ladies)
Longest Drive (Men)
Club Captain Gwyn Williams closed proceedings by thanking all who played and entered teams in the event and all the sponsors for their competition prizes and raffle prizes. It seems that this part of a Pontardawe Captains speech doesn’t change due to all the great professional staff we have here at Pontardawe. Once again thanks were paid to Jamie Probert our head green keeper and his team for providing us with such a terrific course this year. The course was in immaculate condition, with some difficult pin positions keeping everybody thinking about their approach shots and putts. A big thank you to the bar staff Bradley and Collette and their team for keeping us well fed and watered.
And there we have it, The Verdict !!
To see More Photos taken throughout the day click on the link below.
To collect all prizes contact the professional Steffan Jones 01792 860373