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About Us

Everyone's Game, Anywhere.


Everyone’s Game. Anywhere.

Purpose Statement

To create and support an environment in Wales where golf is safe and accessible for everyone to participate, enjoy and progress.


  • Real:  We are approachable, supportive and operate with transparency and integrity
  • Innovative:  We are ambitious and open minded in finding new ways of achieving our goals
  • People Centred:  We place people at the heart of all that we do. We are fair, honest and inclusive; connecting with all corners of our community
  • Excellence:  We always strive to be the best we can be. We add value by giving a great service.

Copies of the Strategic Plan can be downloaded below.













Below is a downloadable info-graphic of the services Wales Golf offer to its member clubs and their members and our Club Services Affiliation Pack which gives much greater detail of all our services and is available for clubs to download and share.


Job Title:      Communications and Marketing Officer  Hours:         35 hours weekly on average. The post holder will be required to work additional hours at peak times during the year to meet the needs of Wales Golf Location:      Primary Location will be at Wales Golf headquarters with fieldwork as required Salary:           £20,000 – £25,000 We are the national governing body for amateur golf. Our vision is to make ‘Golf Everyone’s Game. Anywhere’. We aim to create an environment in Wales where golf is safe and accessible for everyone to play and enjoy. Our values are to be real, innovative, people centered and operate with excellence. 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 the Communications and Marketing Officer. This role requires an enthusiastic, team worker who is a great communicator, has the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with experience in working in the Communications field. The post holder will work to ensure Wales Golf presents and projects itself in a clear engaging way to key stakeholders and will manage and improve internal and external communications in line with the Wales Golf strategy. If you have the knowledge, desire and passion to contribute to the success of Wales Golf, can help us deliver our strategic goals and want the chance to join our vibrant team please download the full role description and person specification below.  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:   Monday 4th February 2019 Interviews take place:     Thursday 14th March 2019 Wales Golf is an equal opportunities employer. Wales Golf Job description and person spec Comms Officer WG Job Application 2019 WG Equality Monitoring form 2019   Job Title:      Championship Volunteer Wales Golf are seeking a small number of volunteers to help the Wales Golf championship team at events. Working with the Championship Manager and an established team, this is a great opportunity to get involved in some of Wales Golf’s championships ranging from junior events to national amateur competitions. Click here for further information and application form  

Position Board Member Email Address
Chairman Dr Val Franklin Contact via email
Treasurer Andrew Emery  
Chief Executive Richard Dixon  
  Ashton Bradbury  
  Kelly Gaffney  
  Laura Goode  
  Declan Goodwin  
  Dr Hannah Mawson  
  Andrew Minty  
  Ben Wigley  

22nd August 2018 Golf Union of Wales Ltd hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting will take place at the Media Resource Centre Llandrindod Wells on 26th September 2018 at 18.30 hrs. The following documentation can be downloaded here.

  •  Formal Notice of the AGM
  • A proxy form including notes to the proxy form and notes re voting and       weighting of votes.
  • An Agenda for the 2018 AGM
  • Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  • A covering letter dated 13th September 2018
  • The Annual Report 2017/18
  • The Report of the Directors and Financial Statements for the 12 months ended 31stMarch 2018
  • A detailed Income and Expenditure Account for the Golf Union of Wales for the year ended 31stMarch 2018
  • A detailed Income and Expenditure Account for Golf Development Wales for the year ended 31st March 2018

  Richard Dixon Chief Executive    

Name Position Email Address
Richard Dixon Chief Executive
Gillian O’Leary Director of performance
David Wilson Championship Manager
Sandy Veale Golf Coordinator
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 Administration Officer (Part-Time) 
Kim Boulden Community Golf Development Co-ordinator (North)  
Theo Baker Community Golf Development Co-ordinator (South) 
Simon Lu Women & Girls Co-ordinator

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 Mike Bryant President
Dr Val Franklin Chairman
Andrew Emery Treasurer


District Council Member Term of Office
Caernarfonshire & Anglesey Val Oxendale 3 years to 28 February 2021
  R Adrian Jones 3 years to 22 February 2022
  Brett Wheatley 3 years to 28 February 2022
Denbighshire & Flintshire Glenys Jones 3 years to 28 February 2021
  Irwin Elkin 3 years to 28 February 2022
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
  Phil Harris 3 years to 28 February 2021
Glamorgan Alison Morris 3 years to 28 February 2020
  Alan Davies 3 years to 28 February 2022
  Roger Essex 3 years to 28 February 2022
  Colin Wood 3 years to 28 February 2022
  Gareth Morgan 3 years to 28 February 2022
Gwent John Holland 3 years to 28 February 2020
  Robert Martin 3 years to 28 February 2020
  Eric Brown 3 years to 28 February 2022
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
Sandy Veale Golf Coordinator Contact via email
Linda Stokoe Administrator Contact via email


Trevor Davies Chairman Contact via email
Linda Stokoe Administrator Contact via email
Roger Essex    
Val Franklin    
Irene Gilman    
John Holland    
Adrian Jones    
Jean Jones    
Alison Morris  
Gillian O’Leary Director of Performance contact via email
Laurie Carvell Performance Co Ordinator contact via email


Performance Advisory Group
Carl Rowe Chairman of Performance
Gillian O’Leary Director of Performance
Andrew Minty Board member
Owen Lewis Sport Wales
Chris King Male Volunteer
Chris Rossiter Female Volunteer
Theo Baker Development staff member


Performance Team information click here

To find out more information click here.

To access Final Accounts Click Here    

To find out more information click here.