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While in Ireland recently for the launch of Larry Byrne's book about St Helen's Bay Golf Club I saw this newspaper cutting from a Wexford paper dated 2016 which talks about the Wedges and includes a photo on the bottom left of Justine Lawrence, Melanie Coffey and Sandra Huxtable. The top photo also includes John Edwards in the centre

Here are the boys on tour in Spain, From l to r Back Row: Peter Walters, Phil Elliot, Owen Money, Kevin Budge, Mike Davey, Rod Woodward, Adrian Gregory Mike Williams, Front Row: Paul Gregory, Tony Allen, Someone who wants to remain incognito and Kenny Morris

Captain: Kevin Budge
John Booth

President: Colin Price - Freeman of the 
Borough of Neath & Port Talbot 
Vice-President: John Edwards
Chairman: John Jackson
Vice-Chairman: Kenny Morris
Sectretary: Roger Parsons
Treasurer: Bob Webb
Handicap Sec: Frank Webb


Immediate Past Captain
Club Officers (above)
Dave Devreaux
Phil Elliott
Ken Gregory
Mark Roche
Rod Woodward

Max Boyce M.B.E.
Ruth Madoc
Sir Bryn Terfel C.B.E.
Sir Gareth Edwards C.B.E.

Honorary Professionals:
Ian Woosnam O.B.E.
Bradley Dredge
Past Captains:

Steve Kane (2018)
Mike Thomas (2017)
Ian Webster (2016)
Paul Gregory (2015)
Adrian Gregory (2014)
Rod Woodward (2013)
Jimi Webb(2012)
Bob Webb (2011)
Frank Webb (2010)
Ken Gregory (2009)
Mark Roche (2008)
Colin Price (2007)
Kenny Morris (2006)
Mike Williams (2005)
John Edwards (2004)
Nicky Piper (2003)
Jeff Alvey (2002)
Kenny Morris (2001)
Phil Elliott (2000)
Wayne Michaels (1999) Mark Roche (1998) Roger Parsons (1997) Owen Money (1993-1996)


St Helen's Bay Golf Club - Our friend Larry Byrne has written a book entitled 'From Farmland to Fairways' which is a history of the development of St Helen's Bay Golf Club in Ireland.

I have lost count of the number of visits that the Wedges have made to St Helen's Bay but it is nice to see that we get a couple of pages in the book which talk about the first meeting with Larry and praising our efforts in raising money for their charities. There is also a little anecdote about Colin Price and the single seater buggy that he used - if you don't know what happened then ask Colin.

John Booth - Our Captain for 2019 had only officiated at our opening game before he was diagnosed with a serious heart condition which neccessitated him undergoing open-heart surgery.

John Booth is on the road to recovery.

After the operation in July, John experienced some setbacks and was re-hospitalised for a while but is now home and hopefully on the road to a full recovery

Ruth Madoc - Following Ruth dreadful fall on stage in Dublin, I am pleased to report that Ruth has made a good recovery and will return to the production of Calendar Girls on September 17th at Bournmouth.

Ruth Madoc, plans to return to Calendar Girls in September









Our good friend and patron Ruth Madoc has embarked on a long tour of Calendar Girls, The Musical . With music written by Gary Barlow. Ruth returns to the production when it visits Bournmouth.

17th Sept           21st Sept          Pavilion, Bournmouth
24th Sept.         28th Sept.         Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
1st Oct.            5th Oct.           New Wimledon Theatre, London
8th Oct            12th Oct.          Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton
16th Oct.          19th Oct           Winter Gardens, Blackpool
29th Oct.          2nd Nov.          Storyhouse, Chester
5th Nov.          9th Nov             Theatre Royal, Bath

Doberman - I was sent the photo below by one of our members who I shalln't name (KM)

"Hello, Doberman Cabs, can I help you? What do you mean Colin's marked my card?"

" I can do Cimla to Swansea Bay return for £30 but don’t keep on about my handicap"

Handicaps - If you need to check your handicap please click on the 'Start Sheets etc' button on the menu and you will find it there. You will need a password to get in, if you haven't already got it, ask Frank Webb or any of the committee members. Remember if you have any questions on the handicaps then please talk to our handicap secretary Frank and remind yourself of the Handicap Rules Etc. here)

Wedges Rulebook - Would members please take time to familiarise yourselves with the Wedges Rulebook

Committee Meetings - The Wedges committee have agreed to meet on the 3rd Wednesday in February, June and October each year. It is hoped that with these dates agreed well in advance that any member who wishes to get in an application form or other correspondence can do so in plenty of time.

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