Free Golf Open Day, So It wasn't an April Fool's Joke. It was Free to Enter & Play !!
The FREE GOLF Open Day competition on Sunday 1st April, 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 sixth 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 2.30pm. 55 teams entered the event, that's over 220 golfers on the course, some 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 pleasant to start on day with light winds, rain and stronger winds challenging golfers later in the day, but that didn't dampen the atmosphere. All our guests were really impressed with the set up and condition of the course considering the amount of rain we've had this year and they all enjoyed 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 it's 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 "
The presentations by the 2018 Pontardawe Golf Club Vice Captain Alun Huw Thomas.
1st:- with 97pts
2nd :- with 88pts
Team Happy Anniversary
1st:- with 90pts
Team Andrew George
2nd :- with 88pts
Dean Owen, Martin Darrell, Phil Walters, Jim Higgs
Nearest the pins
Longest Drive (Ladies)
Longest Drive (Men)
Club Vice Captain Alun Huw Thomas closed the proceedings by thanking all who entered the event and to "Ian Booth from Golf Tee Time Service" for sponsering the closest to the pin prizes and to all the sponsors for their competition prizes and raffle prizes.
It seems that this part of a speech doesn’t change due to all the great professional staff we have here at Pontardawe. Thanks were paid to Jamie Probert our head green keeper and his team for providing us with such a terrific course this year despite the adverse conditions. Some difficult pin positions kept everybody thinking about their approach shots and putts. A big thank you to the bar staff & catering team for keeping us well fed and watered
And there we have it, The Verdict !!
To see More Photos taken on the 1st Tee click on the link below.
To collect all prizes contact the professional Steffan Jones 01792 863118