Welsh Mini Masters

The Welsh Mini Masters is an open golf competition for players that are not members of a golf club or have recently joined a golf club but have not yet obtained a handicap of below 28.

The event is designed as a fun opportunity for young golfers to put in to practice skills they are currently developing.

Each qualifying round will be split into the following categories:-

Male and female as at 1st September 2013
7 and under (pupils, in the current school year, who have been in Year 2 and below)
8 – 9 (pupils, in the current school year, who have been in Years 3 & 4)
10 – 11 (pupils, in the current school year, who have been in Years 5 & 6)
12 plus (Year 7 and above)

The competition will be played over 9 holes at the following venues:

Qualifying Rounds
Penmaenmawr Golf Club 4 August
Welshpool Golf Club 5 August
Tycroes Golf Centre 6 August
Virginia Park Golf Club 7 August
Pontnewydd Golf Club 8 August

Celtic Manor 28th October

The best scores from each qualifying round, in each category, will be invited to the next round of the competition.

Entry is free but each player is asked to support Shelter Cymru by raising sponsorship. There are prizes for sponsorship raised. All prizes are supplied by Nike Golf.

The top 6 fundraisers from across Wales will be invited to The Celtic Manor to play in their own separate event.

Each of our venues are perfect for those new to the game of golf. All equipment required to take part in the competition (clubs and balls) can be provided at the qualifying venue but players will have the opportunity to use their own equipment if they prefer.

Holes are generally between 40 – 160 yards in length and the course will be set up specifically with young beginner golfers in mind.

We particularly encourage entries from golfers with a disability with a previous Welsh Mini Masters winner going on to be the British Disabled Boys Champion.

The maximum number of shots on each hole is 10 and there are a number of other changes to the usual Rules of Golf.

1. Each player must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Adults are allowed to fulfil all functions of a normal caddy plus they are responsible for recording their player’s score on each hole. See “Marking the Card” below.
3. The maximum number of shots to be recorded on any one hole is 10. Once a player has taken 10 shots then the ball MUST be picked up and then play moves to the next hole. When this occurs the maximum score of 10 is recorded.
4. Attempts to hit the ball that do not make contact (air shots) are NOT to be counted.
5. If a player fails to hit the ball out of the bunker after 2 attempts then the player may choose to pick up the ball and place it outside the bunker no closer to the hole. This incurs a penalty of one shot.
6. If a ball is lost a player must replay the shot from the closest position from where they last played and add one stroke to their total.
7. There are no dress restrictions.

We are very pleased to have the support with prizes from Nike Golf. The more sponsorship raised the better the prize.

Each player that raises:
£30 will receive a Nike Cap.
£60 will receive a Nike Windproof Umbrella
£100 will receive a Nike Weekend Carry Bag
£250 will receive a Nike Performance Carry Bag

The top six fundraising players, from across Wales, will be invited to The Celtic Manor to play in their own separate event.

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Page last updated: May 23, 2014