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Young golfers excel at Powys championships

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12th September 2018 

Image of some young golfersYoung golfers from across Powys have battled it out an annual mini competition.

Builth Wells Golf Club hosted the Powys 'Wee Wonders' Golf Championships during the summer holidays (August 8) which saw over 20 young golfers aged 14 and under compete.

The Wee Wonders Championships are organised by Powys County Council's Sports Development Unit and is part of their strategy to increase participation in golf.

The Wee Wonders rules are very simple - the youngsters tee off from junior tees, which are closer to each hole, and each golfer is allocated a total of 36 shots. The aim is to see how far around the nine-hole course they can get.

The standard of play from every golfer was very encouraging and all had a great time. Every finalist received a certificate and the top two golfers in each age group were awarded trophies by the council's Senior Sports Development Officers, Katie Hamer-Grew.

The top finishers in each category were:

Years 8 and 9

Boys: 1st - Ciaran Price (Builth Wells); 2nd - Tom Offa (Builth Wells); 3rd - Thomas Young (Llanidloes)

Years 6 and 7

Boys: 1st - Thomas Edwards (Llanelwedd); 2nd - Owen Price Davies (Gwernyfed)
Girls: 1st - Hali Rae Morris (Irfon Valley)

Years 4 and 5

Boys: 1st - Harry Edwards (Llanelwedd); 2nd - Dafydd Price (Builth Wells); 3rd - Reuben Baker (Cefnllys)

Years 2 and 3

Boys: 1st - Joshua Alderton (Knighton); 2nd - Aled Davies (Builth Wells); 3rd - Harry Selly Hawkins (Llanidloes)
Girls: 1st - Chloe Edwards (Llanelwedd)

For more information about golfing opportunities for children please contact either Katie Hamer for North Powys (katie.hamer@powys.gov.uk / 01686 614063) or Elin Wozencraft for South Powys (elin.wozencraft@powys.gov.uk / 01874 612335). 

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