Wales Retain “Ryder Cup” Trophy at Glamorganshire Golf Club


The Wales “Ryder Cup” Team with captain Pete Goodfellow holding the trophy

AS MATCHES go this wasn’t a game of two halves but one way traffic from Wales who won the “Ryder Cup” at Glamorganshire Golf Club by 12½ to 5½ last weekend.

The traditional yearly event started with a Texas Scramble on Friday, September 30, which was eventually won by John Peters, Paul Davies, Darryl Hamonda and Richard Jeremy (last year’s Wales’ captain).

In the evening all players representing Wales and the Rest of the World were at the dinner where they received their shirts from both captains, Wales – Pete Goodfellow, and Rest of the World – Richard Kynaston. A thank you here to all the shirt sponsors and to Andy Ferrier for compering the evening with his usual wit and charm.

The betting then took place to see who could predict the correct or nearest scores for the Saturday competition, which was again arranged by Mike Hennessey.

Saturday morning the first teams were on the tee at 8.10am for the foursomes and by lunchtime Wales were leading six points to three with Wayne Blatchford and Ian Jones having a resounding win of six and five.

However Messrs. Brown and Hughes lost four and three, which is down to their antics on Friday night. The afternoon’s matches of fourballs started with both captains playing against each other with their respective partners of Wales’ James Barnett and Rest of the World’s club captain Alan Buchan.

The game was won by Wales on the 18th which set the tone for the afternoon.

Outstanding performances in the afternoon came from Richard Jeremy and Nathan Waters who won eight and six, Steve Morris and Peter Edmunds who won four and three and Tom Maunder and Paul Richards also winning four and three.

Congratulations to Paul Richards for getting the most results correct. Yet again Paul Brown was unsuccessful in getting any points for Wales, so there will be changes next year.

The Wales captain was presented with the Ryder Cup Trophy which was filled with Champagne from the Rest of the World captain.

The two captains’ will again lead their teams next year and have appointed the following vice captains, Wales Richard Hughes and Rest of the World Mike Jones.

A great golfing weekend was had by all and the Club are sure that next year’s event will go from strength to strength.


Membership of the Glamorganshire Golf Club

Glamorganshire Golf Club is a Members’ Club with a very active membership, many of whom participate in regular Club competitions throughout the year.

The Men’s, Ladies, Veterans, Juniors, Wayfarers and Halletts teams have a full schedule of fixtures and, with our popular Winter League and the various in-Club social golfing groups, players of all standards can be accommodated.

There is also a varied social calendar the year round.

We welcome applications for Membership whether via introduction by existing Members or, if you don’t know anyone at the Glamorganshire, please contact the Secretary/Manager directly.

There are vacancies in all categories and there is STILL NO ENTRANCE FEE.

The annual fees are shown below.

You will be assured of a warm welcome so please don’t hesitate to contact us by telephoning or emailing us.

You may download a Membership Proposal Form from the Club website:

Contact the Secretary/Manager on tel: 029 20 701 185 (ext.3) or email for information on Membership availability.


When you join the Club as a full member you can enjoy the following benefits of Club membership:-

o    Official internationally recognised handicap issued by the Golf Union of Wales.

o    The option of signing in up to three visitors at any one time at a discounted guest rate green fee.

o    An opportunity to purchase for £15 a Glamorgan Golf Union County Card which allows 50% discount on a day’s green fee at most Clubs in South Wales.

o    Play over 200 other ‘James Braid’ designed courses in the UK and Ireland for a discounted Green Fee.

o    Superb greens

o    Buggy Hire

o    Practice Putting and Chipping Area

o    Locker Room and Trolley Store

o    Something for everyone – friendly, welcoming atmosphere

o    Access to the members’ section of the Glamorganshire Golf club Web Site and exclusive member only offers via email.

o    A minimum 10% discount on all drinks when paying with your swipe card.

o    Become part of the active and friendly Social side of the Club, join in with one of the member groups and take part in member events.

o    Receive regular emails and Newsletters which keeps you informed of events and news at the Club.


Annual Subscriptions

wef 1st April 2014 


Full (Men)

Full (Ladies)




Full (Non-Playing)


Full (Youth – aged 18-21)

Full (Youth – aged 22-24)

Full (Youth – aged 25)

Full (Youth – aged 26)

Full (Youth – aged 27)

Full (Youth – aged 28)







 Full (Students)





Juniors (aged 6-8)

Juniors (aged 9-13)

Juniors (aged 14-18)

                                 £ 44.50






*All members aged between 18 and 79 are invoiced an additional £50 which is credited to their bar cards.

*Members wishing to pay monthly by direct debit are charged an administration fee of £20.

Subscriptions may be paid in a number of ways:-



Credit/debit card

Direct debit (an admin fee of £20 per person is charged and added to the subscription).

The Club operates a Bar Card facility which allows members a 10% discount on all drinks purchased over the bar. All new members are expected to open a bar card account with an initial deposit of £50.