Some of Gwynedd’s young residents recently competed in the High Sheriff’s Charity Golf Competition at Porthmadog Golf Club. The event was designed to raise funds for PACT (North Wales Police and Community Trust) and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, selected by this year’s High Sheriff of Gwynedd, Gwyn Peredur Owen.
The Ieuenctid Gwynedd golf team, which included Tomos Dobson, Jamie Williams and Siôn Endaf Parry, was one of 14 teams that took part on the day. The team was sponsored by Alderman Simon Glyn, chairman of Gwynedd Council, with youth worker Andrew Owen keeping a close eye on the score.
On that day, a group of young volunteers from Ysgol Eifionydd, led by youth worker Nia Rees, also helped. Nia is working with them on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and this has been an opportunity for them to gain experience of volunteering in the community.
After a close competition, Ieuenctid Gwynedd’s golf team emerged victorious. The young volunteers were also rewarded for their efforts by being invited to golf coaching with Mark Pilkington, a professional golfer from the club.
Alderman Simon Glyn, Chairman of Gwynedd Council, said: “This is excellent news and deserves great praise. I am very proud of their success and will personally congratulate them in due course. “
Nia Rees, youth worker, said: “I am very happy that the young people from Ysgol Eifionydd enjoyed volunteering during the competition. The highlight for them was definitely the golf training session with Mark Pilkington.
“I think the experience created some budding golfers for the future!”
Andrew Owen, youth worker, added: “I want to thank Tomos, Jamie and Siôn for participating in the competition and congratulations on winning the competition!
“I would also like to personally thank Alderman Simon Glyn for sponsoring us and giving the young people this wonderful opportunity to participate in the competition – a very good choice to ultimately sponsor the winners!”
Councilor Dilwyn Morgan, Cabinet Member for Gwynedd Council for Children and Youth, said, “It is great to hear about the success of this charity golf competition at Porthmadog Golf Club and that the young people of the area played an important role on the day. I would like to thank the young volunteers for their hard work and I’m happy to hear that they enjoyed the golf coaching afterwards.
“Congratulations also to the Ieuenctid Gwynedd team on winning the golf competition, which is a great achievement!
“I would like to thank the Ieuenctid Gwynedd staff for their enthusiasm and tireless work in helping the young people of the county, and Gwynedd Council Chairman, Alderman Simon Glyn, for supporting the Ieuenctid Gwynedd team.
“Finally, on behalf of Ieuenctid Gwynedd, I would like to thank the High Sheriff, the North Wales Police and Porthmadog Golf Club for organizing a successful day for the good of the good causes and the young people of the region.”
The benefit golf competition raised over £ 4,000 for good causes.