This section of the golf club plays in the South East Wales Wayfarers league, which consists of 7 leagues with clubs from as far West as Pyle & Kenfig, as East as Forest Hills in Coleford, and Cradoc in Brecon in the North. The league was established over 40 years and continues to be a great success in South Wales golf.
The leagues are organised so that you will not play the same teams this year as you did last year. So you get to play a mixture of some wonderful South East Wales golf courses each season.
Membership of the league is restricted to clubs who are affiliated to the Welsh Golf Union and players who have a handicap of 10 and above.
As well as playing home and away games in the leagues , there is also a Knockout Cup competition and a Charity Day as well. With the winners of the Knockout Cup hosting the Charity Day the following year.
The team consists of 5 pairs of players , playing Greensome Foursomes, both drive then every other stroke match play, off scratch, off white blocks.
This is ideal way for the mid handicap golfer to get himself into playing team golf in a relaxed , but competitive format. It is the starting point for those golfers wishing to move on to play singles team golf for the club, when they get under the 10 handicap threshold.
Please feel free to look at the our notice board in the changing rooms , on the left before you enter the front hallway. The contact details of the Captain and Secretary are they for you along with the current years fixtures for your perusal.
Please consider the Wayfarers as the start of your venture into team golf.
Wed 19 May - Home vs Brynmeadows - Cup - Won 3-2
Fri 28th May - Away vs Newport - League - Lost 0.5-4.5
2nd June - Home vs St Mellons - Cup - Halved, Away Side wins
Fri 18th June - Away vs Coed y Mwstwr - League - Lost 1.5-3.5
Mon 21st June - Home vs Tredegar Park - League - Won 5-0
Mon 28th June - Home vs Whitehall - League - Won - 3.5-1.5
Mon 12th July - Home vs Newport - League - Won - 4.5-0.5
Mon 26th July - Home vs Coed y Mwstwr - League - Lost 2-3
Mon 2nd Aug - Away vs Whitehall - League - Won 3-2
Wed 11th Aug - Away vs Tredegar Park - League - Lost 1.5-3.5
Congratulations to our Wayfarers Team for finishing runners-up in the League for the 2021 season.
The Wayfarers section of Pontypool Golf Club under the captaincy of Mike Price, enjoyed a successful 2021 season, finishing Runners Up in their highly competitive league.
The season started well with a win over Bryn Meadows in the Cup 1st round, before drawing at home to a strong St. Mellon’s team in round 2, with the final match going to the final putt on the 18th, resulting in a halved match, which meant our exit as the away team goes through in the event of a draw in the cup, in order to avoid replays.
League games quickly followed at Coed Y Mwstwr, Newport, Whitehall and Tredegar Park. Our League was however a team short as St. Athan Golf Club had dropped out of the Wayfarers.
In the league we managed 3 home wins and a loss to the league winners, Coed Y Mwstwr.
Away from home we lost 3 games and won at Whitehall.
Outstanding performers over the season for the Wayfarers were Steve Witcombe, who played in every game winning 6, halving 2 and only losing 2 games all season.
James Jacob also enjoyed his Wayfarers debut season with 6 wins and 2 losses in his 8 games.
Thanks, must be given to all 19 players who turned out for Wayfarers, especially those who were press ganged into playing at the last minute, 4 of the 19 players only played 1 game.
The Wayfarers will now play all the other teams who also finished in the runners up position in their respected leagues this season in the 2022 season, keep an eye on the Wayfarers notice board for the full details of who those teams will be, presently the teams we know for sure are Woodlake Park, Pontnewydd, Bargoed, Maesteg, with two teams to join these once their final league games are played.
Once again, many, many thanks to all who played for the Wayfarers in the 2021 season.
We look forward to welcoming you again in 2022, but we are always looking for new players to join our ranks, so if you are of a handicap of 9.3 or above you are able to play for the Wayfarers, keep an eye on the Wayfarers notice board in the coming months for details of the 2022 season.
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Page last updated -
26th July 2021