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Aberkenfig & District, Bridgend. (1914)

It was reported in the Western Mail on Tuesday 2nd June 1914 that the growing neighbourhood of Tondu was the latest district to become charmed with the mysteries of the Royal and Ancient game. A public meeting was held in the Lion Hotel, Aberkenfig, at the end of May,  Mr Frank H Heaven was elected chairman. It was resolved that the club would be known as the Aberkenfig & District Golf Club and the following officers were elected; President, W H Hitchings; treasurer, Evan Thomas; secretary, W L Hitchings; Eiryn Davies, J Pictom, James and Barry Coytrahen. One of the conditions of the letting of the land was that there would be no Sunday play.   

Aberkenfig & District Golf Club did not survive WW1.   

Court Colman Golf Club, Aberkenfig appeared following WW1 with a nine-hole course.

Interesting to note that the secretary throughout the 1920s to its closure in the early 1930s was Wyn L Hitchings, Pentyla Saon, Aberkenfig (secretary at the earlier club.) The green-keeper was G Baldwin. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day. Station Tondu (GWR).

Court Colman Golf Club, Aberkenfig. Location of the former golf course.

The Court Colman course. Grid reference SS88400,81820, co-ordinates 288400,181820.