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Gowerton Golf Tournament 2016

The 13th annual Golf Tournament was once again blessed with fine weather and an excellent turn out. Both competitions were keenly contested. Non playing Captain, Tony Small presented the prizes at the Machynys golf club.

We look forward to next year.

Alfie Jones

 

Men's Champion was Terry Beynon, originally from Wernffrwd, Penclawdd, closely followed by Alfie Jones and Hugh Thomas.
Roy Williams, Clive Morgan and Bleddyn Taylor were also amongst the prizes.
Roger Pardoe, Brian Saunders, Deryl Rees, Terry Beynon,
Roy Williams, John W Davies
 
Ladies' Champion was Dawn (Evans) Thomas, narrowly beating Margaret (Thomas) Dobbins and Mair Jones.
 
   
Margaret Dobbins, Dawn Thomas, Mair Jones
 
We were joined later in the day by Peter Calvin Evans, now living in London, Ontario. Peter lived in Pontlliw, entered Gowerton in 1955 and was in the same form as players Alfie Jones and Roger Pardoe. Peter emigrated to Canada in1966.
Peter Calvin Evans, Owen Davies, Derek (Decus) John.
   
Most experienced golfer was once again John W Davies, who started school in the 1940s!! - and Guest Winner was Deryl Rees who gave golf lessons at the school in the 70s.  
   
Owen Tudor, Roy Brandon, Hugh Thomas, Clive Morgan, Tony Small
     
 
Gareth Roberts, David Foote, Steve Hughes, Bleddyn Taylor, Lyn Griffiths.
 
John Coles, Owen Davies, Derek John, Keith Gwyn, John Beynon, Mike Swezdiuk
     

 

Gowertonian Golf Tournament 2015

Once again we had a wonderful turnout for the 12th GOWERTONIAN GOLF DAY at Machynys, Llanelli.

It is pleasing to see that so many former pupils are so eager to attend and promise to come to next year's reunion.The tournament attracted one spectator,Tony Small, and he witnessed an outstanding exhibition of golf by the winner
Once again the most “experienced  golfer” was John W.Davies (46-51). Longest drive and “nearest” the pins went to Alex Reid and Nigel Griffiths. The Ladies' Champion is Dawn (Evans) Thomas, closely followed by Mair Jones.

Bleddyn Taylor retained the shield with a magnificent round, leaving Roy Williams and Iwan Stokes scrambling in his wake!

Next year's Captain is Hugh Thomas

Alfie Jones

     
Mair Jones, Hugh Thomas, Dawn Thomas
 
Bleddyn Taylor, Hugh Thomas, Iwan Stokes
     
     
Steve Hughes, Nigel Griffiths, Deryl Rees, Hugh Thomas, John H Davies
Alan Dobbins, Hugh Thomas, John W Davies, Clive Morgan
     
     
 
Brian Saunders, Alex Reid, Hugh Thomas, Owain Tudor
 
Iwan Stokes, Terry John, Hugh Thomas, Alan Grey
     

 

Gowertonian Golf Tournament 2014

Once again we had a magnificent turn out for our 11th annual golf day. Thirty six Gowertonians, including four ladies battled for the coveted trophy!! The Champion golfers were Bleddyn Taylor with 38 points and ladies winner was Margaret Dobbins. Captain for 2015 is Kath (Lewis) Davies. The 2015 tournament is on Tuesday, Sept 15th at Machynys.

Alfie Jones
 
Bleddyn Taylor
 
   
Steve Hughes, Tony John, Roger Pardoe, Alwyn Jones
Geoff Reynolds, Roger Mitchell, John W Davies, Clive Morgan
   
     
 
 
 
Dawn Thomas and Margaret Dobbins
 
     
     
 
 
 
 
Alan Dobbins and John H Davies
 
Hugh Thomas and Clive Morgan
 

 

Gowertonian Golf Tournament 2013

 
 
 
 
Champion Golfer John Beynon
presented by Owen Davies
 
Lady Winner Kath
with husband, Owen
 

The 10th Gowertonian Golf Tournament was held in September at Machynys Golf Club. Once again we had a good turn out highlighted by the appearance of our first lady golfer, Kath Davies (Lewis). In all 32 played, and as usual a good time was had with lots of nostalgia in evidence. Two welcome players were Griff Lewis, head boy 61-62 , who is Kath's brother and who now lives in Sydney, Australia and James, Jimmy Francis formerly of Gorseinon 58-65 , who now lives in Hong Kong. Both guys arranged their holidays to coincide with our tournament.

This years winner was John Beynon followed by Past winner Phil Hopkins,Terry John and Gerald Akexander. Longest drive yet again was one by Iwan Stokes and nearest the pin by Islwyn Davies, whose brother John W won the most experienced player award. When you consider that John left school in 1949, gives us all hope!

By popular demand we shall return to Machynys next year and expect to meet up with old comrades, boys and girls. Well done Kath.

Alun (Alfie) Jones

 

 
 
Wynford Davies, Huw Thomas, John H Davies
and Deryl Rees
 
Islwyn Davies, John W Davies, Clive Morgan
and James Francis
 
Terry John, Brian Saunders, Alex Reid
and Iwan Stokes
         
 
 
Byron Lewis, Owen Davies, Gerald Alexander
and Anthony John
 
Handel Walters, Kath Davies and Griff Lewis
 
Mike Swediuk, Steve Hughes, Alfie Jones
and Roger Pardoh
   
   
   
Jeff Peters, Derrick John
and Hywel 'Bach' Richards
   

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Gowertonian Golf Tournament 2012

 

On 19th October at the Machynys Golf Club Llanelli, the 9th annual Golf Day was held. Amazingly the weather was good, but as expected the course was a little wet in some places. We had an excellent turnout with 32 Gowertonians competing, which is just about the ideal number.

 

Our President, Don Shepherd, as usual led the way in sprightly fashion. Don started school in 1938!!!

 

Some excellent golf was played. Don presented the prizes in the absence of club captain Owen Davies who was taken ill that morning.

 

 

1st Gerald Alexander
2nd Dai Foote
3rd Mike Swediuk
4th Keith Gwynne
Nearest flag on the 7th Clive Brannigan 17th Hugh Thomas
Longest drive Iwan Stokes
Most experienced golfer was of course Don Shepherd and our champion guest was the ever faithful Deryl Rees.

 

 

 

Dr. D Alan Dobbins was unanimously elected Captain for next year.

 

 

 

 

 

Date and venue of next year's golf tournament has yet
to be decided but will be posted on the website.

 

 

 

Alun Jones

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Gowertonian Society Annual Golf Day 2011

Winner of 2011 Golf Tournament was Gareth Roberts.

For more information, contact Dr Alun Jones on 01792 898211

 

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Gowertonian Society Annual Golf Day 2010

Over twenty Gowertonians met to compete for the 7th Annual Golf Tournament at Pennard Golf Club on 15th October 2010.

Joining us this year were a number of new faces who were in school in the 70s.

 
Clive Brannigan, Phil Hopkins, Keith Gwynn
 
Huw Richards, J Williams, David Beynon, Dai Foot
 
 
 
Clive Morgan, Hugh Thomas, Robert Morgan
 
 
Gareth Roberts, Nigel Griffiths, Roger Pardoe,
Bleddyn Taylor
 
Steve Hughes, Mike Swezdiuk, Anthony John,
Gerry Alexandra

 

As usual, the Championship Shield was a close-run event and this year's Champion Golfer is the popular Dai Foote, Penclawdd, with 38 pts. Second was a new member, Gareth Roberts, Pontlliw, with 37. You will remember that Gareth played rugby at the highest level and had many caps for Wales.

Former winner, Gerry Alexander, Loughor, playing off 6 had 36 pts just edging Mike Swezdiuk, also a Loughor boy, into 4th place.

The Longest Drive was won by Bleddyn Taylor. Nearest the Pins were won by Gerry Alexander and Hugh Thomas, Gorseinon. The most experienced golfer this year was Clive Morgan of Gorseinon who was in School in the early to mid 50s.

Overwhelming choice of Captain for 2011 is Clive Brannigan. Clive started in School in 1955 and was an outstanding cross-country runner. He has lived all his life on the Gower and is looking forward to his year as captain.

Next year's date and venue are yet to be decided.

Once again thanks to Pennard Golf Club and Keith Gwynn who organises the day.

Alun Jones

 

Gowertonian Society Annual Golf Day 2008

 

 

Once again we are grateful to Alun [Alfie] Jones for organising this popular event at Pennard Golf Club.

The course was tough with high rough and holding fairways and greens. Dave Borthwick and Roger Pardoe managed to lose 9 balls between them, an indication of the state of the course.

30 Gowertonians took part with this year's captain Byron Lewis, Her Majesty the Queen's Lord Leiutenant for West Glamorgan, leading from the front having turned down the opportunity to dine with Carol Thatcher on the same day.
         
Apologies were received from the club's President Don Shepherd who attended a presentation   made to him by Glamorgan CC for his outstanding services to the county at the New Swalec Stadium.
         

 

After the post tournament dinner awards were made to the following:

                    Oldest participant          John W Davies
                    Most travelled               John Burns who came from Dollar in Scotland
                    Nearest 15th pin            Martin Edmonds
                    Nearest 11th pin            Owen Davies
                    Nearest 5th pin              Gerald Alexander

Overall Placings

                    6th     Alun Jones
                    5th     Glyn Hammond
                    4th     Dai Foote
                    3rd     John Sparkes
                    Runner Up     Gwyn Jones

Champion      Gerald Alexander

The Longest Drive of the day went to Dr Alfie Jones!

         
     
     
     

We were grateful to the Pennard Golf Club for hosting us once again particularly their catering staff  for excellent cuisine and ambience.

   
   
         
It didn't take long to appoint the captain for 2009.By a massive majority Dai Foote was voted in.
         
If you wish to take part in next years event contact Alun on 898211
Robert Evans (GS Chair)

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Date: 6th July 2007

Annual Golf Day:

President: John Stone
Captain: Keith Gwynn 
Don Shepherd presenting the 2007 trophy to 2007 winner Phil Hopkins
Don Shepherd presenting the
trophy to Phil Hopkins, winner
 
Phil Hopkins
Don and Robert
Phil, Derek and Byron
 

Results/Awards

1st

Phil Hopkins

Leading Guest

Deryl Rees

2nd

Alun Jones

Most Experienced Participant

Don Shepherd

3rd

Nick James

Nearest to Pin

Owen Davies

4th

Simon Evans

Longest Drive of the Day

Nick James

5th

Glyn Hammond

Travelled furthest to take part

Roy Morgan

       
Golf Tournament Group
 

At our last meeting our President, JOHN STONE, stood down and DON SHEPHERD was duly elected in his place. BYRON LEWIS was then invited to be Captain for the forthcoming year 2008. Thanks to KEITH GWYNN for his continuing support.

Once again we are indebted to Pennard Golf Club and Mike Bennett for their help during the day.

Thanks to the Dr Alun Jones for organising the Gowertonian Society Annual Golf Day 2007 and to all who took part

If you'd like to play in the 2008 tournament, please contact 'Alfie' on 898211.
President: Don Shepherd and Captain:Byron Lewis

 

Date: 7th July 2006

Gowertonian Golf Day 2006

Golf Day 2006

This event was once again a huge success.

While we await news of the winners of this event, please see below the photos taken by Robert.

 

     
     

 

Date: June 2004 & July 2005 - Golf Days

Golf Group 2004
Golf Group 2005
 

Golf Group 2005

Golf Group 2004
 
Gowertonian Society Annual Golf Tounament
To celebrate the centenary of the Gowertonian Society an inaugural Golf Competition was held at Pennard Golf Club in June 2004. The winner of the Centenary Trophy was Roy Williams (1954-1961) and the presentations were made by Mr John Stone- a pupil at the school in the 1920s who is now in his 90 th year, and also by Mrs Julie Foster, a former Welsh International golfer, now a member of the teaching staff at the school.
Graham Morris, Keith Gwynn & Gwyn Jones
Wayne Walters, Ernie Brown & Phil Hopkins
Gareth Morris, Keith Gwynn, Gwyn Jones
Wayne Walters, Ernie Brown, Phil Hopkins

The 2005 competition was again held at Pennard on 8 th July, a gloriously sunny day. Forty golfers competed and this year’s winner was Ernie Brown(1969-1973) with an excellent 39 points closely followed by Phil Hopkins and Dave Foot (both circa1970). Gerald Alexander, Byron Lewis and Windsor Bowen also featured strongly. All agreed that we had an excellent day and we look forward to this year’s competition which will be held on July 7 th 2006, 12.30 at Pennard Golf Club once again.

The Society wishes to acknowledge the generosity of Pennard Golf Club and the help and advice received from Mr Mike Bennett, Golf Professional.

Officers for 2005-2006:-

President: Mr John Stone

Captain: Mr Billy Lewis

Secretary: Dr Alun H Jones (01792 898211)

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