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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:           Assistant Events Coordinator (Seasonal)         

Salary:                 £18,000 (pro-rata)

Contract Length:  2 year fixed term;     1st March 2020 – 30th November 2020 and st February 2021 – 30th November 2021

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

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 an Assistant Events Coordinator.

The main function of the role will be to provide support to the Championship and Development Departments as listed below:

  • Planning, execution and evaluation of golf events; delivery of the Wales Golf Festival Week event; liaising with clubs and key partners; assist in the preparation of event administration; assist in the promotion of golf events; assist with the monitoring of the impact of shorter formats of golf; effective coordination with club and Wales Golf volunteers

Other functions of the role will include the following but are not exhaustive: –

  • Working alongside existing Championship & Development Staff for effective execution of events; answering queries relating to the Championship Department
  • Providing support for other members of the Championship and Development Team when relevant
  • Any other duties as befits an event coordinator

The candidate must possess the following: –

  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and typing skills and a professional telephone manner
  • Flexible attitude towards working and an ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to maintain an excellent standard of work when working under pressure
  • A full UK Driving License

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 from our website ( and go to the about us section. To apply please complete and return the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (no CVs please) and email for the attention of

Applications close on Friday 24th January.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th February 2020.


The post is contingent on the availability of external funding from the R&A for a period of 2 years. This funding is subject to annual review by the funding agency and should it be withdrawn prior to the expiration of the 2-year term employment will cease with appropriate notice. As the post is subject to external funding, there is also the possibility that the contract could be extended beyond the two year period.


Please click on the following links for:-

Job Description

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form


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

30th August 2019

Golf Union of Wales Ltd hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting will take place at the Media Resource Centre Llandrindod Wells on 1st October 2019 1830hrs. The following documentation can be downloaded here.

    • AGM 2019 2nd Letter
    • 2019 Annual Report
    • 2018 Draft Accounts
    • 2018 Notes to the Accounts
    • A Covering Letter dated 30th August
    • 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 2019 AGM
    • Minutes of the 2018 AGM


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
Sophie Madsen Communications & Events Coordinator
Linda Stokoe Administration Officer (Finance) 
Laurie Carvell Performance Co-ordinator
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 Robert Martin 3 years to 28 February 2020
Eric Brown 3 years to 28 February 2022
Alan Davies Chairman Contact via email
David Wilson Championship Manager Contact via email
Sophie Madsen Communications & Events Co-ordinator Contact via email
Sandy Veale Golf Co-ordinator Contact via email
Robert Martin Chairman Contact via email
Sandy Veale Golf Coordinator Contact via email
Linda Stokoe Administrator Contact via email
Sandy Veale Golf Coordinator Contact via email
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.