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Padeswood pair claim victory shield

THE first Wales Golf Finals Week proved a success in Mold, with around 300 golfers from all round Wales being brought together to compete for nine different titles.

With ages ranging from Under 8’s through to Senior level, players who had qualified for their finals came together to compete with Mold Golf Club hosting all the events with aplomb over four days.

The highlight for our North Wales clubs was Padeswood and Buckley beating Radyr in a North v South final of the Victory Shield, with Ben Chamberlain and Adam Partington proving too strong for Tom Wright and Oliver Young.

Also victorious from our region were Clays pair Damian Atkin and Steward Poole, who won the Senior Greensomes, while the Centenary Greensomes was won by Debbie Roberts and Liz Madine from Baron Hill Golf Club, Anglesey. Conwy were losing semi-finalists in the PING Mixed Foursomes.

“We were delighted with the way this went, bringing the events together as part of such a big event gave them all the status they deserve,” said Wales Golf championship manager David Wilson.

“The players really enjoyed the chance to mix with all the various competitors from other events which gave the four day event a very different feel from before.

“We must also thank Mold who were amazing as a host club, with so many members volunteering and their incredible staff.

“It was a very positive week with lots of positive comments on the new format. We will carry out a review of how it went, but it looks as though Wales Golf Finals Week is here to stay.”

Photo caption: Ben Chamberlain, left, and Adam Partington with the Victory Shield.