Dear Member

Junior Team Golf Home Nations Inter-Club Championship Final Update on the Juniors…

Home course practice

Range practice

Rules tutorial

Bags & clubs packed

Passport Remembered


With no stone left unturned in their quest to become the home nations Junior Team Champions preparations were finalised the team and organisers travelled to Morgado Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal early on Tuesday and arrived safely.


Prior to leaving and as part of their preparations Jeff Harries held a Rule School in Carmarthen to ensure that the team were completely clear on the new rules and the junior organisers would like to thank Jeff for giving up his time.


This morning (Wednesday) the team were up and out early getting to know the Alamos course in 30 mph winds!!  They have reported back that the course is in great condition with extremely tough greens.  All juniors played very well giving the organiser a headache with team selection for Friday.  With the first practice round done and dusted a lesson learnt is that course markers are in metres and not yards!!  Practice round tomorrow (Thursday) morning on the Morgado course.   As a junior golfer what more could you ask for…..playing golf on the Algarve representing your club and country…wow what an honour!!  Living the dream does not do it justice.  Take it all in and enjoy it team, you will be telling the story for many years to come and Good Luck.   Members please don’t forget to keep in touch with the teams progress by using the Junior Team Golf competition website and competition Twitter page that contains lots of information and will be a useful informative source during the competition.  Follow the links below: @juniorteamgolf

Our story made it to the Carmarthen Journal this week…..

Message from the Junior Organisers posted on Facebook on Monday…..

As the time has arrived for the Juniors to jet off to Portugal to represent the Club and Wales it is an opportune time for us to thank all of you who have supported our fundraising efforts. Thank you to:   S S Construction (Wales) Ltd; Ceredigion Plumbing; Fair Trade Coffee; Steven Rees Wealth Management Ltd; New Stags Head; Jackie James; Evans & Wilkins; Travis Perkins; Ungord Thomas & King; Red Kite Law; Richmond Homeloans; Jones & Johnson; The Tigers Team; The Seniors Section; Members of the club who have made personal donations; friends and families of the juniors and anyone who provided us with prizes for the various raffles.   Thank you to all who have supported the events we have put on, the raffles we have asked you all to buy tickets for.  The events that have been run on our behalf - The Alternative Quiz, Tex-Mex evening.    A huge thank you especially to Stewart and Jan for everything they have done to help, your support has been truly appreciated.  To Julie Rees for giving us completely unique gifts to present to our fellow competitors at the event and the Town Mayor for the pennants to present.   Thank you to the club and the officials at the club for their assistance and support throughout.  We will endeavour to keep you as up to date as we can during the next week with the assistance of Fred Steel and the Facebook page.   The juniors are set and will I am sure give their all to make the club proud of them.   Diolch o galon i chi gyd.

The 100 Square Update…..

The junior organisers have taken the 100 square board with them to Portugal and have tonight (Wednesday) have made the draw and the names of the three winners are:

Hole in one - 4 ball at Ashburnham Golf Club - Mike Bowen

Nearest to the pin - 4 ball at Cardigan Golf Club - Huw Smith

Longest drive - 4 ball at Tenby Golf Club - Marc Thomas  

Last Week’s Results

Thursday - Seniors Individual Stableford 3 Divisions:

Division 1 0-16

1st - Jim Crawford 43 Points

2nd - Tony Lloyd-Jones 38 Points

3rd - Tim Harries 38 Points 

Division 2 17-20 

1st - Wynne Thomas 41 Points

2nd - Ian Ritchie 37 Points

3rd - Graham Williams 37 Points

Division 3 21+

1st - John Bevan 37 Points

2nd - Paul Bennett 35 Points

3rd - Dennis Driscoll 34 Points

2’s - Huw Rees 9th, Nick Ingram 9th, Elwyn Morgan 9th, Gerwyn Davies 9th, Wynne Thomas 9th, Alan Williams 9th, Graham Williams 13th, Ken Gealy 13th & Alun Davies 13th.

Sunday Mixed Competition:  12 pairs entered and enjoyed the good weather and great playing conditions that encouraged a scoring feast…so much so that Ann & Hywel Morris and Olive Corner & Gerald Vaughan both scoring 40 points missed out on the prizes!!  The result in reverse order was 3rd place winning on countback Simon & Jean Barratt with 40 points, 2nd place Jane & Nick Ingram scoring 43 points and in 1st place scoring 20 points out and 24 points back were Christine Rees & Ryan Bowen with an outstanding total of 44 points.

Monday - Seniors Ball Up:  Another good attendance on a cold winters morning 21 players attended and the result was 1st Alan Edwards 42 points, 2nd Jim Crawford winning on count back 40 points and 3rd Tony Lloyd-Jones 40 points, commiserations to Ian Griffiths who also scored 40 points but lost out.

This Week’s Diary

Thursday - Seniors 4BBB:  09:00-11:40 hours

Friday - Ladies Competition:  11:00-11:30 hours

Sunday – Winter League 5:  08.30-09:30 hours & 11:30-12:30

Monday - Seniors Ball Up:  10.00-10.50 hours

Tuesday - Ladies 9-Hole High/Low Fun Competition:  11:00-12.00 hours 

Clive’s Quiz Night reminder....

Please don’t forget that Clive’s Quiz Night is scheduled to be held this Friday 25th January at 7.30 pm and during the evening the first 100 club draw will also be made. 
The Entertainments Group apologise for the error made with the original poster and to clarify Teams of four £5 per team, please come and support this event.

The Entertainments Group Events 2019 Dates for your Diary…..

The 2019 Events Schedule has now been set by the Entertainments Group. 
Full details will be published on the club website and on Facebook nearer the time of each event but in the meantime please make a note of the dates in your diaries and tell your friends. 

Carmarthen-Enniscorthy Reciprocal Golf Trips….

You will no doubt have received separate email informing that with regret a decision has been taken to postpone the planned trip to Enniscorthy in May this year.  The circumstances have been explained, thank you to everyone who responded. 
Again I apologise for not allowing a sufficient period of notice and I very much hope that you will be able to participate in the events planned for September with Enniscorthy visiting Carmarthen.

And finally…….

Thank you to those who have been kind enough to provide stories and pictures for inclusion in this week’s update.  If you have anything that you would like to share please forward to my email address ( and I will do my best to incorporate them.   Thanks for reading.
Fred Steel