Junior & Young Adults Section
Get involved in our thriving Young Persons Section!

New members are always welcome and we are having a great response to our special offers on membership for juniors, students and young adults and our first year membership deal.

We are offering some very special deals to encourage younger members to take up golf. Providing a great opportunity for young people to learn a skill for life.

Juniors, and Young Adult Full 7 day membership 2020 - 2021 membership:

Please refer to the membership fees section for up to date rates.

Membership year commences 1st August.

WHAT DO I NEED? Trainers (for initial visits/coaching) or golf shoes (preferred), shirts with collars and trousers or long shorts (Refer to Dress Code Page). We can loan equipment to get you started.

Our new PGA professional Mathew Coombes often runs new initiatives and sessions for juniors, please see his face-book page – Dinas Powis professional golf shop – for details or contact Mathew directly on 029 2051 3682

Ladies Section
We welcome Ladies of all ages and abilities

The Ladies Section is actively campaigning to introduce golf as a social sport to all ladies as a means of improving fitness and well-being. We welcome members of all ages and abilities.

Our ladies day is Tuesday but there are also opportunities to play every day (including Saturday) and Sunday is also very popular. Apart from our Tuesday competitions we have several knock-out and team events running. In the winter we have monthly fun competitions which include 9 holes of golf followed by lunch.

Our course is registered with the Golf Union of Wales to allow 9 hole competitions to count for handicaps.

Contact the ladies section direct by email: ladies@dpgc.co.uk

Seniors Section
Reach 55 years old and join something special

To play in the Seniors Section is something special. To qualify you should be over 55. We cater for ALL handicaps and different levels of ability and new members will receive a warm welcome. As well as the competitions and trophies to play for, there is the added bonus of playing away at some of the best courses in South Wales, with approx. 10 matches played against other clubs during the Summer season and all you pay for is your meal.

All our matches are played with great spirit and friendly rivalry but we always play to win as we are representing DPGC. It is a great way of socialising with like minded members of other clubs. The matches are followed by a two course meal which we share with our opponents and there is always lots of friendly banter. Our dress code is informal, smart casual and collar and tie is not required.

Many golfers who have joined the Seniors have commented that it is the most enjoyable golf that they have ever played.

During our Winter season we play a regular Stapleford competition for a weekly sweep every Wednesday morning with tee times reserved between 8 and 9am with a drink in the bar afterwards putting the world to rights and complaining about the winner’s false handicap!

Jackdaws Section & Hallets Golf Society
How to get involved

This Jackdaws golf society primarily caters for members with a handicap of 18 and above, although we extend a very warm welcome to all members aged 18 and above who wish to play with us. This section is noted for its friendliness and is seen as the ideal way to introduce yourself to the club, make friends and really enjoy your golf at Dinas Powys!

During the spring/summer months we play on a Thursday evening, the tee being reserved from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. This is usually a Stableford competition where 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, together with a nearest the pin prize, are awarded. Entry fee for these competitions is £4:00 which is payable on the evening. The society also runs a variety of other competitions throughout the season, which include Jackdaw of the year, as well as a knockout and team competition. Trophies are awarded at the end of season dinner. During the course of the season we also organise “away days” and other social events, many of which attract a subsidy from the society for qualifying members.

In addition we also run the Hallett’s Cup section of the club which is specifically for players with a handicap of 18 and above; we play in a competition against other golf clubs in the area on a home or away basis. Team games run between April and July and provide an ideal opportunity to experience different courses and provide an excellent introduction to competition golf.

If you are interested in joining or just want more information please see Simon Bowden (Hallett’s captain), Tony Martin (registration guru) or Steve Lloyd (treasurer) or just ask Matthew in the pro’s shop. You are sure to receive a warm, friendly welcome! To belong to the Jackdaws and enjoy all the related competitions and events there is an annual membership fee of £10.00.

If you’re interested and not quite sure what to do next, remember a wise man once said “In golf, as in life, it’s the follow through that really makes the difference!”

Thank you and we hope you enjoy your golf with us!

Tony Vagges - Jackdaws Secretary

2020 – COVID 19
As with many other aspects of our lives the current COVID 19 pandemic has caused major disruption to our season which has been drastically curtailed. Our season will now commence on Thursday 6th August, with the tee reserved between 15:00 and 17:30 for existing members and those that wish to join us. The season will consist of 4 x 18 hole and 3 x 15 hole competitions, and will end on Thursday 24/09/20 with a 9 hole W.I.P. The following measures have been agreed by the committee for the remainder of the season:

I. New and existing members will not be charged a membership fee for the remainder of the season, but could you please provide your details to Tony Martin or the designated committee member in readiness for next year.
II. All tee off times must be booked via the Club V1 app and strictly adhered too. On arrival at the club members must sign in via the terminal in the club foyer or by phone (track and trace)
III. The entry fee of £4:00 must be paid to the designated Jackdaw committee member prior to entering the competition.
IV. All games must start from the first tee and will be a three ball format.
V. Scores must be entered via the terminal in the club foyer or by phone and score cards given to the designated committee member.
VI. Prizes will be awarded at the end of play or left in the pro shop as last year.
VII. Subsidises for events held later in the year will only be available to new members if finances allow.

Halletts Golf Society
The Halletts golf society was established in 1946 at the end of the Second World War. Mr Arthur Hallett, a member of Wenvoe Castle Golf Club, was the main instigator of the society. He saw a way to meet fellow golfers of comparable handicaps, hold a social evening and fit in a game of golf at the same time. The spirit of the game is always friendly, even though there is an element of competition as well. There are 42 clubs who are members of the Halletts Cup Golf Society mostly based in the old counties of Mid-Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and Gwent although there is one member club in Powys and one in Gloucestershire.

Each year the 42 clubs are drawn into six leagues of seven clubs with every team in each league playing each other home and away. The six league winners then qualify for the play-off for a place in the final which is generally held at Wenvoe Castle. There is also a knock-out competition with the final at Wenvoe Castle.
The Aims

* To familiarise new golfers with the Rules of the game, particularly those relating to etiquette.
* To show by example that, in golf, standards of conduct are still considered important.
* To teach players how to be competitive but still retain sportmanship and good social relationships.
* To enable people to play a variety of courses, with the accent on inter club relationships.
* To help new golfers pass through the society and on to teams playing off lower handicaps.

League Open Days
The winner of the league competition hosts an Open Day for all 42 teams in the following year, usually in late July/early August. We enter a team of 4 which normally consists of the Hallett Captain and three others to be selected by a method of the Captains choosing.

There are also Hallett open days run by other clubs. For such events, each club enters a team of 4 although more teams may be permitted subject to availability (there is usually plenty of room for extra teams). Participation is on a first come first served basis and the entry fee is normally about £50 per team. Please check the Jackdaws notice board for details.

Something for the lower handicap players

The Wayfarers is a mens’ society formed for players of handicaps 9.5 to 17.4 and is a means of playing in a league against other clubs in a match-play format. There is a small annual fee of £10 to be a Wayfarer member.

Each year all clubs wishing to play within the Society are drawn at random into groups of 6-7. All teams within a group play against one another on a home & away basis in ‘Greensome Foursomes’ matches (through May – September).

We are always looking for new ‘blood’ within this society, so if your handicap is as above, can give up some time & would like the opportunity to play then do not hesitate in putting your name forward (details of matches will be posted on the Wayfarers board in the club house, on the web-site and in the fixtures book ).

As a club society during the spring/summer months we meet on a Wednesday evening where the tee is booked from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This is a Stableford competition where Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and a golf ball and bottle prize raffle are awarded in the club house after play. The entrance fee is £4.00 and as usual, all are welcome. We also play for the Wayfarer of the Year trophy (this is only for those with 9.5-17.4 handicap) and have an end of year away-day.

If you need any other information regarding the Wayfarers society please do not hesitate in contacting Paul Maplestone (Captain), Ian Eidman (Treasurer) or Colin Smith (Secretary).

Colin Smith – Wayfarers Secretary

Visit the Wayfarers’ Society home page.