GOLFERS from the Newtown area descended on their home course to take part in one of the oldest competitions in the club calendar last weekend.

St Giles held the 2024 Woosnam Cup Competition on Saturday, a cup which was donated in 1912 by Max Woosnam, who is considered one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of British sport.

Raised in Aberhafesp, Woosnam won an Olympic gold and silver in tennis at the 1920 Summer Olympics, won the doubles at Wimbledon, compiled a 147 break in snooker, made a century at Lord’s Cricket Ground, captained the British Davis Cup team, captained Manchester City to runners-up in the Football League Championship in 1920–21 and captained the England national football team as well as playing football for Cambridge Town.


The second round of the event saw 17 people finish the tournament on Sunday. 
The 2024 Woosnam Cup winner was Neil Evans coming in with138 nett while the runner up was 2018 winner Gareth Williams with 140 nett while third place and the round one leader was Stuart Richards with 144 nett.

The course played very hard and it was great to see such great scores across the sunny weekend.