Abergele GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
Nefyn & District GC, Caernarvon & District Golf Union
Anglesey GC, Anglesey Golf Union
Baron Hill GC, Anglesey Golf Union
Bull Bay GC, Anglesey Golf Union
Conwy GC, Caernarvon & District Golf Union
Clays GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
Denbigh GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
Hawarden GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Henllys GC, Anglesey Golf Union
Holyhead GC, Anglesey Golf Union
Holywell GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Mold GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Northop GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Old Colwyn GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
Old Padeswood GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Padeswood & Buckley GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Pennant Park GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Prestatyn GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Rhos-on-Sea GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
Rhuddlan GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Royal St. David's GC, Caernarvon & District Golf Union
Ruthin-Pwllglas GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
St. Melyd GC, Union of Flintshire Golf Clubs
Vale of Llangollen GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
Wrexham GC, Denbighshire Golfing Union
North Wales Golf Club appointed Robin Hughes as a community coach last year to create community links and outreach work and focus on bringing in new golfers/members.
The club is now an HSBC Golf Roots Centre and Robin, along with volunteers, has provided sessions for over 10,000 young people in the last 12 months, averaging 200 children a week, creating a successful player pathway from local schools to the club (including six primary and five secondary schools).
Many of the sessions target girls and students with behavioural challenges and use a combination of Tri-Golf, StreetGolf and golf, with many sessoins welcoming up to 70 youngsters, with an average of 40% being girls.
As a result, the club has seen an increase of junior girls' membership from 5 to 25 in a year, with financial support where needed from the club. Junior members have increased from less than 10, 18 months ago, to 90, with a further 30 juniors in the coaching system at this progressive golf club.
Congratulations to Mold GC on their fantastic achievement of being voted the best Junior Club in Wales for 2016. The club must feel very proud of this award & their junior organisers John Roberts & Marie Moore for their hard work & commitment to the Junior section.
|John Roberts (Junior organiser) and Marie Moore (Girls organiser) with the GUW Trophy presented at the Annual Presentation Luncheon at Celtic Manor|
|Mold Junior Team who represented Wales in the Home Nations Championships at the Morgado Golf Complex in Portugal.
Team Left to - Right
Joe Davies, Jack Smith, Liam Pritchard (Welsh International), Jacob Davies (Welsh International), Ben Barron & Harry Griffiths.
|Mold Juniors finished 5th overall after being drawn in the toughest group, very narrowly losing 3½ to 2½ to both last year's Champions Vale of Glamorgan and this year's Champions Beadlow Manor from England.|
The NWCGA has a new President. At the recent AGM of the Association held at North Wales GC, Llandudno Flintshire's Karl Lurz was elected to succeed Denbighshire's Eric Howells.
The new President, who plays off a handicap of 5 at Mold GC has been a stalwart of North Wales Counties golf for the last four decades. He was County Captain of Flintshire in 2007 and at the turn of the century served a period of nine years as North Wales team Captain.
Originally promoted to Division One in 1996 Baron Hill Ladies shield team win the NWLCSA Shield Division I. their opponents this year were Aberdovey, Abersoch, Rhuddlan and Padeswood & Buckley Golf Clubs. They played 8 matches, 4 home & 4 away, during the golfing season winning 5 & halving one out of the 8 matches to retain the Shield.
For a nine hole golf club to have won the shield 11 times in the 18 years since being promoted into the 1st Division Past Lady Captain, Elizabeth Youren was very proud to receive the shield on behalf of the Baron Hill GC Ladies Shield team.
Left: Baron Hill GC Past Lady Captain 2013 - Miss Elizabeth Youren receiving the Division 1 Challenge Shield from Right: President of the NWLCSA - Mrs Val Wickerson.