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Everyone's Game, Anywhere.

At the Golf Union of Wales Ltd AGM on September 26th 2017 the brand Wales Golf was launched.  As part of the re-branding process Golf Development Wales and the Golf Union of Wales unite under a fresh new identity to coincide with the launch of a new 5-year Strategic Plan.

Our vision is to make Golf  ‘Everyone’s Game. Anywhere’. We will create and support an environment in Wales where golf is safe and accessible for everyone to participate, enjoy and progress. We have 2 versions of the strategy that can be downloaded. Version 1 is a summary 1 page document and version 2 is a 12 page more detailed document.

Copies of the Strategic Plan can be downloaded below.





Image in document: Leaderboard Photography

Position Board Member Email Address
Chairman Dr Val Franklin Contact via email
Treasurer Andrew Emery
Chief Executive Richard Dixon
Chairman of Golf Development Wales Dr Hannah Mawson
Ashton Bradbury
Laura Goode
Declan Goodwin
Andrew Minty
Ben Wigley
Name Position Email Address
Richard Dixon Chief Executive
Gillian O’Leary Director of performance
Fiona Davies Reaserch Officer
David Wilson Championship Manager
Daniel Farmer Club Services & Coach Education Manager
Linda Stokoe Administration Officer (Finance) 
Laurie Carvell Administration Officer (Teams & Performance) 
Nicola Miller Administration Officer (Championships) 
Name Position Email Address
Hannah McAllister Director of Golf Development
Dilwyn Griffiths Regional Club Development Officer (North) 
Zoe Thacker Regional Club Development Officer (South)
Sian Simmons Admininstration Officer (part-time) 
Stuart Finlay Regional Club Development Officer (Wast and Mid) 
Kim Boulden Community Golf Development Co-ordinator (North)  
Theo Baker Community Golf Development Co-ordinator (South) 

The Council comprises, the President, the Chairman, the Treasurer, up to 19 persons elected by Districts and up to 4 co-opted Members, appointed by the Council from nominations proposed by the Board to fulfil specific functions and/or assume defined responsibilities as chairman of any of the Committees.

The function of the Council shall be to consult with the Board over the policy and general strategy of the Union as formulated by the Board.

The full Council meets at least twice per year.

Name Position
Mr Jeff Harries President
Dr Val Franklin Chairman
Andrew Emery Treasurer


District Council Member Term of Office
Caernarfonshire & Anglesey Mike Bryant 3 years to 28 February 2018
Val Oxendale 3 years to 29 February 2018
R Adrian Jones 3 years to 29 February 2019
Denbighshire & Flintshire William Irwin Elkin 3 years to 28 February 2018
Gareth Hughes 3 years to 28 February 2018
Glenys Jones 3 years to 28 February 2018
Dyfed/Mid Wales Celia Bartlett 3 years to 28 February 2020
Irene Gillman 3 years to 28 February 2020
Elaine Rees 3 years to 28 February 2020
Glamorgan Simon Hopkin 3 years to 28 February 2019
Gareth Morgan 3 years to 28 February 2019
Alison Morris 3 years to 28 February 2020
Colin Wood 3 years to 28 February 2019
Gwent John Holland 3 years to 28 February 2020
Robert Martin 3 years to 28 February 2020
Simon Rhys Morgan 3 years to 28 February 2019
Ashton Bradbury Chairman Contact via email
David Wilson Championship Manager Contact via email
Nicola Miller Administrator Contact via email
Celia Bartlett
Trefor Davies
Jeff Harries
Clive Hutchinson
Glenys Jones
Val Oxendale
Colin Wood
Tracey Francis
Robert Martin Chairman Contact via email
Dan Farmer Club Services Manager Contact via email
Linda Stokoe Administrator Contact via email
Mike Bryant
Rhys Butler
Simon Hopkins
Robert Martin
Gareth Morgan
Huw Morgan
Rhian Walters
Trevor Davies Chairman Contact via email
Dan Farmer Club Services Manager Contact via email
Linda Stokoe Administrator Contact via email
Irwin Elkin
Roger Essex
Val Franklin
Irene Gilman
John Holland
Adrian Jones
Jean Jones
Alison Morris
Carl Rowe Chairman Contact via email
Gillian O’Leary Director of Performance Contact via email
Sam Birks Player Representative
Jill Evans
Richard Hendicott
Susan Joseph
Chris King
Chris Rees
Christine Rossiter
Pam Valentine

To find out more information click here.

To access Final Accounts Click Here



Women and Girls Co-ordinator (full-time)

An exciting job opportunity has arisen within Wales Golf, and we are now seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate who is dynamic, driven and versatile for the role of a Women and Girls Co-ordinator.

If you have the knowledge, desire and passion to contribute to the success of this exciting project, can help us deliver our strategic goals and want the chance to join our vibrant development team please download the full role description and person specification (see below) for more details. To apply please complete and return the application from and equal opportunities monitoring form (no CVs please) and email for the attention of

Closing date for applications:   Wednesday 8th November 2017

Interviews take place:     Week commencing the 27th November 2017

WG Advert and role description 2017

W&G Job description and person spec 2017

W&G Job Application 2017

W&G Equality Monitoring form 2017

To find out more information click here.

  • Strategic Plan - Version 1 - Summary
  • Strategic Plan - Version 2 - Full