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Carmarthen Golf Club. (1907 – 1928)

Founded in 1907.

The club led a nomadic life in the first 20 years of its existence. It finally settled at the current location on Foel Hill in 1928.

Extract from a report that appeared in the South Wales Daily News Saturday 27 April 1907 – “A golf club was formed at Carmarthen last night, its promoters meeting at the Boar’s Head Hotel. Mr D E Stephens, solicitor, who presided, reported that he had seen the Mayor (Mr G N Williams) to draft an agreement, some small details of which had to be settled. His Worship met them in a sportsmanlike and liberal way, he being prepared to grant a lease of four fields at Penlan for five years, free of rent for the first year. The club is to enclose and fence-in nine greens and erect a clubhouse and the necessary stiles. The committee seemed to think a green of 30 feet square would suit for immediate purpose. In the proposed course the longest hole would be 450 yards and the shortest 120 yards. The club is to be styled the Carmarthen Golf Club. The president appointed was R M Driver, of Woking; D E Stephens, captain; E S Allen, M.A., vice-captain; Walter Rees, secretary; C E Davies, treasurer; committee – Arthur Llewellyn Davies, C Haydn Williams, W J Williams, Dr. Barry and R A Lewis. It was resolved that the subscription for gentlemen should be one guinea and half a guinea for ladies, the entrance fee to be 10shillings, which is not to be enforced until the committee thinks fit, not until after the first year. It is hoped that the ground will be ready for use in October. The committee will begin to enclose the grounds in about a month.” 

Below is a report on the opening of the first course in September 1907.

 

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Carmarthen Golf Club. Report on the opening of the first course in September 1907.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Report on the opening of the first course in September 1907.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Report on the opening of the first course in September 1907.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Report on the opening of the first course in September 1907.

Western Mail Friday 13 September 1907. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

The winner of the November 1907 monthly medal was E Walter Rees with a net score of 40.

Result of the January 1911 monthly medal; J B Arthur, 102-25-77;W Vincent Morgan, 111-30-81; E W Rees, 98-16-82; H E Ellis, 114-30-84.

The monthly medal for April 1912 was played on the Conwil course and was won by E W Rees, 91-16-75.

Report on the annual meeting held in July 1912.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Report on the annual meeting in July 1912.

The Welshman Friday 26 July 1912. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

The new course at Pencarreg in November 1912.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. The new course at Pencarreg in November 1912.

The Welshman Friday 15 November 1912. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

It was reported in December 1912 that John Hinds M.P., had been appointed president of the “new” Carmarthen Golf Club.

C K Cotton elected captain in November 1912.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. C K Cotton elected captain in November 1912.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. C K Cotton elected captain in November 1912.

Western Mail Tuesday 18 November 1912. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

It was reported in April 1919 that it had been decided to resuscitate the club which had been abandoned during the war, and a course at Penlan had been selected.

The first monthly medal competition was played at Penlan in November 1919; J W John, 45-10-35; H E Ellis, 47-11-36; J B Arthur, 51-11-40; E F Bidgood, 55-11-44; J Davies, 69-12-47.

Competition results from February 1920.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Competition results from February 1920.

Western Mail Monday 16 February 1920. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

In March 1922 the club decided to engage a professional for the first time. W Finch, son of the professional at Ashburnham, was appointed.

Alterations to the Penlan course in May 1922.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Alterations to the Penlan course in May 1912.

Western Mail Saturday 6 May 1922 . Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Result of a stroke competition played in October 1923; E Heddon, 90-18-72; J W Johns, 86-10-76; E G Evans, 92-14-78.

Competition results from July 1925.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Competition results from July 1925.

Western Mail Monday 13 July 1925. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

Report on the annual meeting in March 1928.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. Report on the annual meeting in March 1928.

Western Mail Thursday 29 March 1928. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The clubs acquires its current course in September 1928.

 

Carmarthen Golf Club. The club acquires its current course in September 1928.

Western Mail Friday 28 September 1928. Image © Reach plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

 

The Google Map Below shows the location of the Carmarthen Golf Club first course.