Society members turn out for founder's 90th birthday

Gwyn Evans

A society founder has been recognised by his fellow members after celebrating his 90th birthday.

Gwyn Evans, a life member of the Glamorgan Farmers’ Golf Society, had the vision back in 1985 to set up a golf society to enable farmers and those with farming connections in the Welsh region to meet once a month throughout the year to play a round of golf.

Since then, the society – under Evans’ stewardship – has gone from strength to strength with over 100 different courses played. During that time, the society has also raised more than £50,000 for various local charities and has a proud record of never once failing to play its monthly competition.

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A recent monthly meeting of the society took place at Raglan Parc Golf Club, attracting 33 participants, all of whom were trying to win one of the many quality prizes supplied by the day’s generous sponsor, Brian Lakin of Sigma3 Kitchens and Bathrooms.

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For many, this was their first visit to the parkland course with the society’s only other visit back in 1996.

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Following a very enjoyable afternoon’s golf played in perfect conditions, just two points separated the top four at the conclusion of play.

Leading the field with 34 Stableford points was first-time winner Julian Golunski, followed by runner-up Aubrey Bowen and Robbie Llewellyn who both scored 33 points. Hugh Williams finished in fourth place with 32 points.

The visitors’ section was even more keenly contested with both Peter Francis (Pencoed) and Andrew Lamb finishing with 33 points.

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