New 2 Golf

1 September 2015

Principality helps tee off golf day

Golf enthusiasts in North Wales were treated to a unique day out with Wales’ top golf professional, Amy Boulden.

As part of a partnership between Principality Building Society and Golf Development Wales, managers from two of the Society’s local branches volunteered for the day as nearly 60 amateur players took part in the event at Maesdu Golf Club in Llandudno.

With the aim of encouraging amateur players to get involved in local teams and play for fun, the New2Golf Summer Swing Event brought together 58 enthusiasts for a seaside day out.

Principality is one of the sponsors of the event and works on a number of initiatives with Golf Development Wales, a body which inspires more people to get involved in the sport.

In an event first, ladies pro Amy took the first tee shot for every player, challenging them to get as far around the course within 36 shots. 

Representing the Society on the day, Dafydd Pritchard, Bangor manager and Mike Yeomans, Chester manager, who have both been trained as community golf coaches, volunteered to help the local players through the course. 

Speaking of the event, Dafydd said: “Principality is proud to be involved in its local communities and to be a part of encouraging people into sport with events like this. New2Golf is a fantastic local event and it’s great for us to get out and about and play a friendly game with fellow golf enthusiasts, and even some of our regular customers.” 

The day out is one in a line of events that the society helps in order support its local communities. 

Kim Boulden, Community Golf Development Co-ordinator for North Wales, said of the day: “The New2Golf Summer Swing Event was put together for all participants who have been through the GDW New2Golf scheme. This was designed to encourage people who are new to the game of golf to play more fun golf. It was a fantastic event and 58 new players took part.

“A big thank you to Principality for volunteering on the day and being one of the event sponsors.”

Published: 01/09/2015