“Southerndown Golf Course is unique. Founded in 1905, nature has crafted an unusual ‘limestone-heath’ on which to play our golf. The massive limestone outcrop, which rises over 70 metres from the sea and gives tremendous views, accounts for the course’s free drainage; the overlying soil supports acid-loving heathland vegetation such as heather, bracken and gorse; and the westerly winds have deposited centuries of sand to give the front eight holes a springy, links-style character.
This ‘limestone-heathland-links’ presented the original course architects with a unique tableau on which to work. Willie Fernie, Herbert Fowler, Willie Park, Harry Colt and Donald Steel – some great names in golf course design – have all played their part over the years in creating Southerndown as we know it today.”
Charity Golf Day raises £5,000.
The annual NFU Mutual Insurance Charity Golf Day was held on the 15th June 2017 at a sunny Southerndown Golf Club where 124 golfers assembled to raise funds for the Tenovus ‘Closer to Home’ Appeal Fund. With quality prizes donated by many generous sponsors the day’s individual and team competitions were keenly contested.
In the men’s section Cowbridge resident Peter Croke with a very respectable 37 points claimed first prize just ahead of Andrew Burton also with 37 points but with an inferior back nine.Rob Jackson finished in 3rd place with 36 points.
In the Ladies section Mrs Kath Evans collected first prize with 36 points followed by Helen Evans who scored 32 points.
Nearest the pin on the par 3-holes was Roger Jones, Shirley Lewis, Peter O’Toole and David Cream who also correctly guessed 177 balls would fail to make the journey home.
James Humphreys and Shirley Lewis won the longest drive prizes and Charles Heaven was rewarded with a prize for being nearest the pin with his 2nd shot to the 18th green.
- Gareth Perkins accompanied by Richard Scott, Shaun Davies and Andrew Burton won the men’s team event with 111 points followed by
- 2nd Nat West Bank who scored 105 points.
- A team from Pyle Garden Centre finished 3rd with 103 points.
- Two teams representing JCP Solicitors had contrasting fortunes with bragging rights being claimed by the successful ladies team comprising of Clare Goldsworthy, Helen Evans, Lyn Walters and Shirley Lewis. Their male colleagues from JCP Solicitors Rory Hutchings, Chris Davies, Sean Boucher and Aidan Jones collected the Best Endeavour prize.
Following the presentation ceremony a cheque for £5.000 was presented to Mr Brian Lakin a Trustee representing the Closer to Home Appeal Fund.
Brian thanked all those who had contributed to this worthy cause with a special mention to event organiser Mrs Pam Harris Marketing & Financial Services Coordinator at Bridgend and the Vale NFU Mutual and also to the many very generous sponsors.
Southerndown Golf Club will also be a qualifying course on the 24th July and packages are available for the “Walking on the Fairways of Legends Tour”
Southerndown Golf Course is ranked as the 10th best Golf Course in Wales and the 5th best in SouthWales Why don’t you come and visit Bridgend and explore our Golf Courses plenty of choice and incredible legendary landscapes.