Ladies AGM

Tuesday 14th November 2017


Gala Dinner 2017



will be held at

Brynhill (Barry) Golf Club

Port Road, Barry CF62 8PN


Thursday 16th March 2017

at 7.30 p.m.


Management accounts and agenda will be available.


Nominations for the offices of Captain, Vice Captain, Honorary Treasurer, and for membership of the Committee should be made in writing to the office, together with the names of the proposer and seconder, at least 7 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.

Propositions need to be submitted at least 14 days before.




The dress code will be smart casual


Sam receiving the Brynhill Captain’s Prize

Sam has been a member at Brynhill since he was 14 years old, and has recently attained the coveted Captain’s Prize at the age of 23. The club are incredibly proud of his achievement, despite being up against 92 other competitors Sam kept his cool and came out on top.

Congratulations Sam, we hope to see many more wins for you in the future!

A link for the article can be found here.

Brynhill Golf Club – Incoming Captain

Brynhill Golf Club held their  AGM in the clubhouse on 17th March 2016.  At this meeting  the out going Captain hands over the reins to the new captain.

Rhys Jones the 2015 Captain presented Matthew Thomas with the Captains green jacket. Matthew will welcome his new management team at the next committee meeting.

Matthew thanked Rhys for his hard work during the past year and promised to give 100 per cent to his new role as the 2016 Captain.

The President, Mr. Keith Atkinson, made a presentation of an engraved watch to Mr. Derek Coombes to recognise his outstanding loyalty and dedication to the Club. Derek has been a member for over 30 years and has been Club Captain, Seniors Captain and Handicap Secretary. After serving on the management committee for 25 years, he can now take a well earned rest and hopefully play more golf.

Captain Matthew Thomas and IPC Rhys Jones (002)


The Old record club resumed their Bank Holiday appearance at Brynhill on Sunday 27th March 2016. There was a large turn out as the  Mail on Sunday National winners were presented with their trophies. The team won in grand style in Spain in November 2015 and Brynhill honoured their success with the presentation, including a beautiful cake especially made for them by the President Keith Atkinson’s daughter – in – law, Laura Atkinson.  The Vice Captain, Mr. Mike Underdown, introduced the evening’s proceedings . The Captain, Mr.Matthew Thomas and the President, Mr. Keith Atkinson presented the trophies to Wayne Adams the captain of the winning team who responded by thanking everyone for their support and in coming to the presentation night. Special thanks go to:

Jo Kirkpatrick for all the press coverage and raffles, Roger North Long and Partner, Chris James, The President Mr. Keith Atkinson, Vice Captain Mr. Mike Underdown, Senior Section, Ladies Section, Simmon and Debbie Pringle, and all the members who donated their winnings from presentation night. He added that the support from the members who had followed all the knock-out matches had been really appreciated by the team and, in essence, it probably had improved their game by another 10%. Mr. Peter Hayman the retired President was always there supporting the team and woe betide them if they made a bad shot !!! Wayne thanked all those who followed them to the finals in Spain.

The Mail on Sunday officials had commented on how the team were a credit to Brynhill Golf Club, especially in the way they presented themselves.

Well done team.

Mail on Sunday 27.3.16.



will be held at

  Brynhill (Barry) Golf Club,  Port Road, Barry CF62 8PN

 Thursday 17th March 2016 at 7.30 p.m.

 Audited accounts and agenda will be available at the venue.

Nominations for the offices of Captain, Vice Captain, Honorary Treasurer, and for membership of the Committee should be made in writing to the Secretary, together with the names of the proposer and seconder, at least 7 days before the date of the Annual General Meeting. Propositions need to be submitted at least 14 days before.

The dress code will be smart casual.

Last November 2015, the Brynhill Mail on Sunday mens’ team played their grand final match in Spain and won the prestigious Mail on Sunday Trophy. It is that time of the year again when the knockout rounds resume.  The Brynhill Golf Club team was drawn against St. Andrew’s Major Golf Club in the 1st knock out round and played at Brynhill on Saturday 13th February 2016 in difficult conditions. Brynhill won 3-2. Good luck in the next round.

Burns night at Brynhill Golf Club was well supported with nearly 90 members and guests attending the festivities. Mrs. Libby Fine the Ladies’ Captain organised the event in fine Scottish tradition. The evening started with the guests being served a starter of Scotch broth. The Scottish Piper, Mr. Archie McCasser then piped in the haggis. This fine meal was carefully carried in with full ceremony by the caterer Mr. Mark Dommett. The Piper, Mark and the Toast Master, Mr. Alec Gray toasted the haggis in good old tradition with a large glass of whisky. Alec then recited the Ode to the Haggis. The meal of haggis, tatties and neeps was enjoyed by all and then followed with Scottish shortbread. Mrs. Fine hails from Aviemore in Scotland  and started learning Scottish Highland dancing from the age of two. The Ladies’ Captain performed the traditional Scottish sword dance to a huge round of applause. Many of the lady golfers had been rehearsing for weeks to entertain the guests with a few Scottish reels. There was group singing led by David Fine on guitar and Andy Banks on the Bodhran and harmonica. The songs of Scotland were enjoyed by everyone who attended.

The President Mr. Keith Atkinson congratulated Mrs. Fine the Ladies’ Captain for organising a such wonderful evening.Ladies' Captain - Mrs. Libby Fine

Presentation night at Brynhill Golf Club

After a successful golfing season , presentation night at Brynhill Golf Club on 7th November was a glittering affair. The glass and silverware trophies and cups  were cleaned and polished  and put on display ready to be presented to the worthy winners .

The President presented club ties to the Mail on Sunday team and wished them very good luck for their finals in Spain.

.List of winners as follows:

Chris Smith Cup winner – Scott Nelson  R/u – Dan Peters

Bristol Cup winners – Richard Pierce & Andrew Davies   R/u – Daniel Williams & Nathan Clissold

Ernest Williams Cup winner – Craig Balchin  R/u – Wayne Adams

George Williams Cup winner – Bradley Dodd  R/u – Chris Evans

Gunners Cup winners – Simmon Pringle & Chris James  R/u -Michael Murray & Nigel Stephenson

Sir Robert Webber Cup winners – Gemma Evans & Andy Chick  R/u – Liz Taylor & Glenn Taylor

Harry Cocks Cup winner – Tony Thomas  R/u – Scott Warne

Porth Cup winner -Colin Lewis  R/u – Gary Pudge

Bobe Hope Trophy winner – Doug Griggs R/u – Steve Gould  Best gross – Scott Warne

Tennessee Cup

Rabbits & Tigers winners – Steve Wright, Andy Hilton, Peter Curtis & Glyn Coles  R/u – Nigel Stephenson, Stuart Robertson, John Kirkpatrick & Lee Jones

Queens Coronation Cup winner – Simmon Pringle  R/u – Lee Price

Victory Trophy winner – Glyn Coles  R/u – Ben Collins

Seniors Championship Winner – John Kirkpatrick  R/u – Chris White

Hugh Howells Cup winner – Anne Phillips & John Griffiths  R/u Andrea Page & Stephen Davies

Artillery Cup  winner – Matthew Thomas & Carl Williams  R/u – Simmon Pringle  & Jamie Griffiths.

McEnroe Cup  winner – Mike Cook  R/u – Aaron Smith

Major Cope Cup  winner – Goronwy Jones  R/u – Doug Griggs

Holme Towers Cup  winner – Scott Nelson  R/u – Lee Jones  Best Gross – Scott Bowman

Junior Gold Cup  winners – Scott Bowman & Scott Warne  R/u – Jonathan Burrowsa & Craig Balchin

Don ( The Fox) Cup winner – Chris Phillips  R/u – Scott Warne  Best gross – Scott Warne

Dave Bruce Cup winner – Dave Morris  R/u – Aaron Smith  Best gross – Aaron Smith

Champagne Breakfast winner – Steve Jones & Bob Bounds R/u – Lee Price & Simon Bowsher

Marcus Watt (nett) Cup  winner – Glenn Taylor  R/u – Andrew Anstee

Ken Murphy (Gross)Cup winner – Scott Nelson

Brian Whitehouse Cup  winner – Gareth Jones  R/u – Aaron Smith

Presidents Cup  winner – Daniel Williams  R/u – Richard Pierce

Caledonian Cup  winner  – Lee Jones & Chris Evans  R/u  – Nathan Clissold & Daniel Williams

Kenyon Davies Cup  winners – Lee Jones & Cael Penberthey  R/u – Simon Bowsher & Peter Incledon

Barryn & District News Cup  winners – Michael Murray & Andy Chick  R/u – Simmon Pringle & Colin Lewis

John Collins Foundation Cup winner – Julian Hopkins  R/u – Scott Nelson

Consolation Trophy  winner – Richard Bond  R/u  – Anthony Day  Best gross – Richard Bond

Victor Ludorum  winner – Scott Nelson



The men’s 1st team this year had an indifferent season for the first season in the premier league in nearly 20 years, but they struggled to get a settled team.This resulted in them finishing 5th out of six in the league and unfortunately getting relegated. However Brynhill 1st team was still the 5th best team in South Wales this season !!!!

The 1st team also qualified for the Welsh team championships finals held at Glamorganshire in August, where they reached the last 16 in Wales.

The 2nd team continued their winning ways and climb up the league tables by getting promoted this season for the second consecutive season. Congratulations to Sam Preston and his team.

Finally and by far the best achievement came in the Mail on Sunday competition. This team consisted of 1st and 2nd team players.

The Mail on Sunday competition was an inter club knockout open to every golf club in the UK. The first round was in January and 9 rounds later Brynhill Have qualified to play in the finals in Spain at the end of November. 3000 teams entered the competition and we are now down to the last 4 teams. This is the first time Brynhill has ever won through to the finals in this competition and the only Welsh team to have got through to the finals this year.