Llantrisant and Pontyclun Golf Club

Ely Valley Road, Talbot Green, CF72 8HZ – 0144322816 www.llantrisantgolfclub.com

Llantrisant & Pontyclun Golf Club is a ‘hidden jewel’ situated in the heart of Talbot Green.

A parkland course lined with mature trees and bounded by the river Ely at its northern edge. The course itself is a little over 5,300 yards and presents an enjoyable challenge for all levels of golfer.

The views from the course are spectacular and there is plenty of wildlife to take in on your way around. The clubhouse is warm and inviting with an atmosphere that we are all very proud of.

HISTORICAL DATES

 

1926    Llantrisant & Pontyclun Golf Club formed on present site following an enforced move from the Common. The course had 9 holes and a single room clubhouse.

 

              First President appointed – Sir Rhys-Williams

              First Captain appointed – Dr J C R Morgan

              First Professional – Mr C A Pickett

              First Hon Secretary – J. Megins

              First Treasurer – T G Davies

 

1927     Official opening of the Club by Vice President Mr Gomer T. Morgan J.P.

 

1932     Motion carried at the AGM to allow play on a Sunday.

              First hole in one recorded – Mr. A.W. Venables.

 

1933      At a time of critical financial hardship an EGM was called and members voted in favour of applying for a bar licence.

 

1934     May – official opening of the bar.

 

1935      Ladies provided with their own bar having made a financial contribution to the costs.

 

1936/7 Club became direct tenants from the landowners and proceeded to make further

                improvements to the Course.

 

1937      First County Competition held.

 

1939    Outbreak of WW2. Army Western Command personnel stationed at Danygraig House

              awarded courtesy of Course and Bar.

 

1940    The freehold land was purchased.

              August 7th – Clubhouse gutted by fire (started in the men’s airing cupboard).

              By Christmas new Clubhouse rebuilt and officially opened.

              At the end of their stay Army personnel presented the Club with a trophy known as the

              Western Command Cup.

 

1950’s   Additional land purchased – 20 acres for £1,000 – three new holes constructed.

 

1962    Winter League formed.

 

1967     Ted Davies won the Welsh Amateur Stroke Play Competition.

 

1968    One Hundred Club formed.

 

1969     David Stevens won the Welsh Amateur Stroke Play Competition.

 

1969/70 Club had 3 representatives in the National side –Ted Davies/David Adams/David Stevens.

 

1970     Ted Davies won the Welsh Amateur Championship.

         

1976     David Adams won the Welsh Amateur Championship followed by David Stevens in 1977, repeating the performance in 1980.

 

1984    First Pro Celebrity event held.

 

1985    Renewal of the Clubhouse roof and demolition of old locker room and accompanying

              facilities at a cost of £12,000.

 

1997     Development of an 18-hole course and the construction of the Professional Shop

               became reality with the aid of Sportlot funding. With membership levies and grants support from the R & A this enabled the development of an 18-hole course to proceed. 

               Ladies became Full Members with the right to vote.

 

1998     Mrs Moira Griffiths became first lady member elected to serve on Club’s Main Committee.

 

2000     Official opening of the 18-hole course.

 

2002      Mrs Moira Griffiths became first female member to hold the office of Club Captain,

               the second female Club Captain in South Wales.

               

2002      The 75th Jubilee Year commemorated with a tree planted by the President Mr J. Hogg and Club Captain Mrs Moira Griffiths.

 

2009      October construction began to provide an Indoor Teaching Area between the

               Professional Shop and the Green Keeper’s Workshop at a cost of £30,000.

 

               SENIOR INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS: 

               1959-1974    E. N. Davies        46 caps

               1969-1982    D. L. Stevens       29 caps

               1969-1977    M. P. D. Adams   20 caps 

               1971             E. N. Davies        Welsh Team Captain & Walker Cup Selector

    

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