A NEW era has begun at Welshpool Golf Club.

Substantial work to the course has been undertaken with the utilisation of water resources including excavation of the largest pond and widening the green on the 14th hole.

Fern and bracken has also been removed while tee boxes levelled and re-turfed while further improvements planned for later in the year include work on drainage and path renovation.

The course changes have been led by new course manager Jon Gamble along with greenkeeper Mark Fletcher with the support of captain Mark Bell, secretary Ken Stephens and chairman Martin Hughes.

Hughes said: “ There is an exciting buzz around the clubhouse at the moment and we look forward to the future with the improvements that we have planned for both the clubhouse and the course.

“ We invite all members of the public to come up and see what we have already done to date and discuss our future plans with us.”

St Idloes

ALED Lewis (11) won the monthly WGU record competition with a nett 62 to edge out Marc Ray (3) on the countback with the latter just one shot shy of the course record with a gross 65.

Hugh Lewis (20) ended third with 65.


GWENAN Davies (20) claimed the EG Medal first division monthly prize with a nett 72 to just pip Norma Hughes (14) with 73.

Annie Evans (21) won the second division with 72 ahead of Ceri Broughall (25) with 73 while Ruth Belk (30) topped the third division with 80 with Sara Davies (32) second with 83.