Pontardawe Golf Club
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Free Golf Open Day, So It wasn't an April Fool's Joke. It was Free to Enter & Play !!

Monday 9th of April 2018 22:05

 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.

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Visitors

1st:- with 97pts

"Team Misfits"

2nd :- with 88pts

Team Happy Anniversary

Members

1st:- with 90pts

Team Andrew George

2nd :- with 88pts

Dean Owen, Martin Darrell, Phil Walters, Jim Higgs

Nearest the pins

Martyn Hollaway

Daniel Norton

Hayley Jones

A Palmer

Longest Drive (Ladies)

Hayley Jones

Longest Drive (Men)

Daniel Binding

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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

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And there we have it, The Verdict !!

An absolutely resounding success for Pontardawe Golf Club !!!

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To see More Photos taken on the 1st Tee click on the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/pontardawegc 

To collect all prizes contact the professional Steffan Jones 01792 863118

 

 

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