Welcome to the Championship page for the inaugural Welsh Counties Championship organised by the Welsh Counties' Championship Committee
GLAMORGAN WIN THE COUNTIES' CHAMPIONSHIP
Glamorgan won the first Welsh Counties Championship at Borth & Ynylas. It is probably more accurate to say Carnarfonshire surrendered their first round lead in unfortuate circumstances: one of their players becoming unable to continue after playing the first hole of the afternoon round. This meant that all the other scores had to count for the team total. This was always going to be a hard task and utimately their aggregate score of 741 left them two strokes shy of the Glamorgan, who improved significantly in the afternoon to record a total of 739. Gwent were third on 753 with Flintshire in 4th place on 756 and Dyfed 5th on 757.
Players generally found scoring difficult and the general opinion was that the course was playing tougher than in previous years. This made for an excellent Championship with good golf being rewarded and bad golf being punished. The 2nd hole at Borth is renowned for its challenge but on the day the 10th hole proved to be the hardest to score on.
As Glamorgan's non-playing Captain Mike Evans received a medal This was a fitting reward for the amount of work Mike did to keep the Championship alive.
Appropriately perhaps the first player to drive off in the Championship, Carnarfonshire's Lee Jones took the Individual award with a 2 round total of 141, beating Flintshire's Ben Chamberlain and fellow Caernarfonshire player Evan Griffith by virtue of a better back 18.
Round 1 was +3 and Reductions Only.
Round 2 was +3 and counting.
The Championship owed much of its success to the facilities and welcome provided by the Borth Club. This Championship has developed from the Golf Union of Wales'Inter Counties Championship traditionally associated with the Borth club. The Counties would hope that this tradition continues.