Welsh Golf Courses

Club of the Year gong for Bryn Meadows

Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa is celebrating after being named Welsh Golf Club of the Year at the Wales Golf Awards.

Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa is celebrating after being named Welsh Golf Club of the Year at the Wales Golf Awards.

It won the award, which was handed out in a ceremony at Celtic Manor, after introducing new policies which resulted in junior membership going from a handful to more than 100, an extra 20 ladies in coaching schemes and playing the academy course, while six new families joined under a new coaching and membership scheme.

"Bryn Meadows had submitted strong applications in the last two years, but 2017 saw many of their ongoing projects come to a successful fruition," said Wales Golf chief executive Richard Dixon. "They are a great example that even in these difficult times, golf clubs can adapt and thrive."

Gary Mayo, director of Bryn Meadows, right, added: "Winning this is something we have aspired to for some time. It really is a credit to the fantastic team we have; from greens staff to the back of house teams including sales and management to, of course, the golf team."

Other award winners on the night included former Walker Cup player and captain Nigel Edwards, who was presented with a Special Achievement Award. "Presenting an award to Nigel Edwards was also a great honour as he has done so much for amateur golf in Wales," added Dixon. "He also started at Bryn Meadows, so that is a neat coincidence of timing. Apart from his own playing record, rising to the No.3 in the amateur world and leading the Walker Cup team as captain three times, he was also the Golf Union of Wales director of performance before moving to England."

European Nations Cup winner Jack Davidson was named the Welsh Amateur Golfer of the Year, Mountain Ash was the Junior Golf Club of the Year, Robin Hughes of North Wales Golf Club won the Golf Development Wales PGA Professional of the Year, while Shauna Lyons made it a North Wales club double by collecting the Volunteer of the Year award.

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