With the help of Mike Mowbray, we have arranged the first meeting at Holyhead Golf Club (Mike’s home course) on the 30th June 2021 some members, myself included, are travelling there the day before and hopefully we will be able to meet that evening at a suitable hostelry, details of which I am leaving in the capable hands of Keith Lewis to arrange.

In the morning, just prior to the Golf we will gather for a short service of remembrance at the Memorial in Penrhos Nature Reserve to Guardsman David (Dai) Williams 56, who lost his life on the RFA Sir Galahad.  We were going to do this last year but were unable to due to the cancellation of the meeting and as Wrexham has been cancelled again this year it seems even more appropriate.

The service will consist of the playing of the last post followed by a minute’s silence then the reading of the Welsh Guards Collect in English and Welsh before moving on to the Golf Club.

For those wishing to book accommodation, if you not done so already there is both a Premier Inn and a Travel Lodge in Holyhead.

Itinerary

0845 Hrs Meet at Memorial in Penrhos Nature Reserve (Liaison Keith Lewis) OOD Golf wear
0900 Hrs Service of Remembrance
0930 Hrs Arrive at Holyhead Golf Club
0945 Hrs Tea, Coffee & Bacon Rolls
1100 Hrs First tee off time
1630 Hrs 2 Course Evening meal (Depending on timings prize giving will be before the meal)

Cost

The cost of the day will be £38 for coffee and bacon roll, a round of golf, two-course meal and a small contribution to the prizes.  The WGA have once again kindly agreed to making a grant of £125 towards purchasing the prizes.

Golf Competition

This will be an 18-hole Stableford competition off full World Handicap System playing handicap, for those playing and who is not a club member and does not have a WHS handicap and are unsure what their handicap is, as this is the first meeting I will allow a maximum handicap of 24 this will be adjusted, where appropriate, at future meetings. For players who are club members I ask you to look at your playing handicap for the course on your App and put your course playing handicap down on to your returns sheet this will, hopefully, save me a lot of admin on the day. We will play in groups of 3/4 players off the yellow tees there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd , nearest the pin and longest drive.

There will be a two’s competition on the par 3’s involving a £1 entry fee on the day for those wishing to join in, if there are no two’s on the day the prize money will roll over to birdies on the par 4’s and if no birdies on them it will roll over to par 5’s. We will also be playing for the Eifion Jones Cup the holder of which is John ‘Jack’ Badham so please can we make sure that the cup is engraved up to date and bring it with you John. Guests are welcome and as before if there are enough of them there will be a prize for the best guest

Attendance Returns Form

It is very important that this is filled in and returned to me either by email or post having it saves me a great deal of admin in knowing who is attending so Please please send them in.  All returns including Nil returns, to be in no later than Monday 21st June 2021, if you are bringing a guest/guests I have added sections for their details on the return’s forms.  Any cancellations after will incur a cost to the player unfortunately. Gareth as Battalion Golf Rep I’ll leave it to you to let me know the members of the battalion attending and their relevant handicaps. If you would like to attend complete your return and send it to my address above or email it to my above email address.  The form can be found here.

Payments

To reduce administration and the time it takes to physically visit a bank to pay cheques or cash in, as from this year we are asking that all payments (wherever possible) are made by BACS to “Welsh Guards Treasurers Account” Account No. 00647065 Sort code 30-11-75 using the reference "WG Golf". If you are unable to do this, payment can be made by cheque made out to Welsh Guards Treasurers Account” and sent with your return to my address.  I will NOT be accepting cash on the day. If you are bringing a Guest(s), please add their payment to yours.  All BACS and any cheque payments should be made by the 21 Jun 21.

Location of Club

Full details can be found here

Buggies

If you require buggies, please contact the pro shop on 01407 763279 to make your own arrangements.