Club Diary Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club

Pyle & Kenfig Win Golf Club of the Year

On 9th Mar 2017
By Dylan
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Pyle and Kenfig has been recognised with the Golf Union of Wales Golf Club of the Year Award as they prepare to welcome some of the world's best senior players again this summer.

The Mid Glamorgan course will be a pre-qualifier for the Seniors British Open at Royal Porthcawl this summer, having earned plaudits from competitors in 2014, however there is much more to the club which helped them claim the prestigious title.

They were part of a very strong shortlist, which also included Bryn Meadows, Clyne, Lakeside, Garthmyl, former winners Langland Bay, Milford Haven and Pennard.

Pyle and Kenfig were shortlisted last year, with a lot of their on-going initiatives helping them to earn the award as they came to fruition in 2016.

The last five years have seen one of the top courses in Wales become much more customer focussed, which has resulted in an increase of 65 new adult members across all categories, 47 new junior members almost half of whom were girls.

They also increased visitor fees by £10,000, invested £150,000 in the course, improved practice facilities, secured funding to develop a nine hole course, achieved the Golf Development Wales Junior Golf Cert and delivered community outreach programmes.

The club's junior team won the Junior Inter Club Team Championship, while they co-hosted the Amateur Championship in 2016 and will host the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship this summer as well as the Senior Open qualifiers.

“It has been an incredible five years, almost a roller coaster ride because we were desperate,” admitted club captain Roger Parsons.

“We were really up against it, we offered a £399 membership just to get heads in the golf club, but what we found was that those golfing nomads came and a year later they went so we addressed the situation.

“We needed to do a lot of work first so we developed the driving range, the putting green and the practice area. We are building a nine hole golf course, we put a golf simulator in, improved the gents and ladies lockers rooms and generally have done the facade of the golf club.

“We improved everything so when people came there local clubs they felt it was something special, somewhere they would want to be a member.

“The golf course is playable 24/7, 365 days of the year, so we have attracted new members and we have tried to endear them to us with functions, loads of things going on there.

“The junior set up is amazing. A year ago we had around 10-12 and they were the basis of the Welsh junior club team being looked after and nurtured - but we had nobody behind them.

“We had to reduce the fees, but these kids are being brought up with the Pyle and Kenfig badge which means we have 80 kids now we are nurturing and coaching.

“This is an historic award for us, the first time we have ever had the recognition, it is an accolade we are proud and privileged to achieve as a golf club. I am just lucky as I happen to be the captain this year, but the committee and everyone has worked tirelessly.

“We will get our golf flags branded with Welsh Golf Club of the Year, everything we produce will include that, our website and so on, because we are so pleased.

“We came close the last two years, but this year we put in an extra special effort to achieve it and, yes, we are very proud.”

“The Welsh golf awards are about so much more than just the professionals who represent Wales around the world, there is so much good work going on at golf clubs all around Wales,” said Golf Union of Wales chief executive Richard Dixon.

“Pyle and Kenfig are one of our traditional clubs with a big reputation, but they have gone through a considerable transformation both on and off the course.

“They have improved so much from the thriving junior section, the improved practice facilities, the nine hole course, the clubhouse and the course.

“They have turned round their membership numbers and shown what can be done.

“There is so much in Welsh golf to celebrate at the moment, a small nation punching above our weight, so it was great to have the opportunity to showcase that at former Ryder Cup venue Celtic Manor.”

P&K Juniors off to winning start in Portugal

On 15th Feb 2017
By Dylan
In General

News Just in from the Juniors in Morgado Portugal.

Morgado Golf and Country Club, Nr Portimao, Algarve, Portugal.

Well done P&K!

P&K are off to a great start in the Championships in Portugal, yesterday they played Bothwell Castle Golf Club who were representing Scotland and P&K won 4.5 to 1.5 Great individual and team effort with Tom Peet, Ioan Consitt and Emilie and Brodi Lewis all winning their individual matches. 

Today sees the P&K team play the England team from Cuddington Golf Club in Surrey, so lets hope for another win!


For more updates follow the juniors on their facebook page:

West Glamorgan Champions

On 11th Oct 2016
By Dylan
In General

West Glamorgan Champions


Our Junior Team beat Maesteg on 09th October 2016 to clinch the West Glamorgan title at Clyne Golf Club.


Our team represented by Ioan Consitt, Sam Peet, Tom Peet, Sean David, Emilie Lewis, Brodi Lewis, Kieran Tantum and Elliot Watkins now go onto the Welsh Junior Team Championships at Builth Wells on the 26th October 2016.


They then play the Vale of Glamorgan in the Glamorgan Grand Final at Royal Porthcawl the following day Thursday 27th October 2016.


Many thanks to all the members and family members who turned up to cheer the team onto victory.

P&K Junior Brodi Lewis Runner Up in Welsh Juniors Under 10's

On 27th Sep 2016
By Dylan
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Congratulations to Brodi Lewis


Brodi finished 2nd at the Welsh Junior U10 Championship Finals yesterday at Cottrell Park GC, lost out by one point for the win. Strong field of 20 golfers to battle against. Brilliant effort. ?️️???

P&K Ladies Win GUW Centenerary Foursomes

On 20th Sep 2016
By Dylan
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