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BUNGS Tour 2019 - South Wales

15th to 18th June 2019

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The 2019 tour will see the society re-visit the South Wales area where we will play three superb courses with dinner, bed and breakfast at The Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli.

As usual, we will split into two teams and play a ‘Ryder Cup’ style match


Our package with the hotel is for three nights accommodation, so once again the cost this year also includes the additional extra night’s bed and breakfast accommodation.

Further information on The Stradey Park Hotel can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Stradey Park Hotel
9 holes of greensomes matches (1st tee-time 10.00am)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 1.00pm)
Three course  evening meal at The Stradey Park Hotel

Further information on Machynys Peninsula Golf Club can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Stradey Park Hotel
18 holes of foursomes matches (1st tee-time 9.00am)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 1.45pm)
Three course evening meal at The Stradey Park Hotel 

Further information on Ashburnham Golf Club can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Stradey Park Hotel
18 holes of singles matches (1st tee-time 11.04)
Two course lunch followed by prize giving

Further information on Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club can be seen further down the page

36 places available
£380 all inclusive in a twin room
£445 all inclusive in a single room (20 available only)

Single rooms will be allocated on 'first-come first-served' basis on receipt of a £75 deposit.

It is expected that all players are to play in all the matches. Anyone wanting to play only 18 holes per day should ideally find someone else who is also willing to do this before signing-up to this trip.

Please note that handicap certificates may be required and a club may refuse you access to the course without one. If you don’t have a club handicap, you should try to get a certificate from another source (we do have some out-of-date ‘spares’ that could be used - although we cannot guarantee these will be accepted). Most courses we play do insist on handicap certificates, although we’ve never actually been asked to produce these. However, I’m giving you all warning just in case a club decides to be really strict.

Those who have secured places can be seen further down the page.

The Stradey Park Hotel
The Stradey Park Hotel

The Stradey Park Hotel

Furnace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4HA

Tucked in the Welsh hillside, the 4-star Stradey Park Hotel & Spa is a converted Edwardian mansion with panoramic views of the Gower and Carmarthenshire coastline. The hotel offers guests free parking and complimentary high-speed WiFi. This impressive Edwardian mansion mixes traditional features with modern style. The stylish en suite rooms offer a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilties ith on-site spa facilities. The Parc Spa (additional charges apply) includes relaxation rooms, sauna, hot tub room, tropical rain room, romantic coppertub room (ideal for Jamie and Marcho) and spa conservatory for luxury afternoon tea.


Machynys Peninsula Golf Club
Machynys Peninsula Golf Club

Machynys Peninsula Golf Club

Nicklaus Avenue, Machynys, Llanelli, SA15 2DG
3 miles and approx 10-15 minutes from the hotel

Opening to a blaze of publicity in 2005, Machynys Clwb Golff is a Nicklaus designed 7121 yard modern links championship golf course and has already hosted an unprecedented 8 championships, including 2 Royal & Ancient Championships and 4 Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe. Machynys is the youngest course ever to be awarded an R&A championship. But, whilst Machynys represents a true test for the lower handicapper it is still a thoroughly enjoyable course for the higher handicapper and a corporate and society treat.


Ashburnham Golf Club
Ashburnham Golf Club

Ashburnham Golf Club

Cliffe Terrace, Burry Port, SA16 0HN
5 miles and approx 15 minutes from the hotel

Over 110 years old and one of the classic Welsh links Ashburnham is right up there with Porthcawl and Conwy. It’s a wonderful natural links separated from the sea by a line of towering sand dunes which regularly feature on the back nine. Ashburnham celebrated it centenary in 1994 by staging the British Home International Team Championships. This was the latest in a long line of important tournaments held here since the early 1900’s when Harry Vardon said: “This is the course I like best in Wales”. His sentiments have been endorsed by more modern professionals including Bernard Gallagher and Sam Torrance.


Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club
Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

The Rolls of Monmouth, The Hendre, Monmouth, NP25 5HG
73 miles and approx 1 hour 40 minutes from the hotel

Those golfers who boast a fondness for cars will be pleased to learn that The Rolls of Monmouth produced the very first Rolls Royce cars. That is not only the only talking points about this stunning woodland course, however. Former world No.l Greg Norman was the Rolls’ touring professional in the 1980s and once said the four shot holes on the course were ‘fantastic’. Despite is attachment to world famous cars and rather rich goflers, the Rolls is a largely unknown golf course but is perhaps too big to be labelled a ‘hidden gem’. The lush parkland course is surrounded by 600 acres of stunning woodland and has the Black Mountains as its backdrop.


Allocation of places / Terms & Conditions

Those who attended the 2018 Yorkshire tour but must have attended a minimum of FOUR additional BUNGS events since the 2017 tour

Those who did not attend this year’s Yorkshire tour but have been to at least FOUR events since the 2017 tour

Those who attended this year’s Yorkshire tour but did not attend FOUR regular BUNGS events since the 2017 tour

Anyone else wanting to attend

By signing-up to this event, you do so under the society terms and conditions and also agree to abide by the society rules and regulations.

Those currently signed-up for this trip are as follows:

Member Room Allocation
Kevin Armitt Single Room
Steve Barkshire Single Room
Martyn Dodwell Single Room
Gordon Galloway Single Room
Dave Grubb Single Room
John Haley Single Room
Steve Harris Twin room sharing with Kevin Morris
Alan Heard Single Room
Steve Hendy Twin room sharing with Ian Ronson
Bobby Ho Twin room sharing with Howard Holliday
Howard Holliday Twin room sharing with Bobby Ho
Karl Hughes Single Room
Mark Johnson Single Room
Phil Latham Single Room
Steve Lloyd Single Room
John Mansell Single Room
Adrian Marchant Twin room sharing with Jamie Moore
John Martin Single Room
Peter Meaney Single Room
Darren Minor Single Room
Jamie Moore Twin room sharing with Adrian Marchant
Kevin Morris Twin room sharing with Steve Harris
Steven Raji Single Room
Ian Ronson Twin room sharing with Steve Hendy
John Shaw Twin room sharing with James Shipman
James Shipman Twin room sharing with John Shaw
John Stamper Single Room
Gordon Sullivan Single Room
Tim Thacker Twin room sharing with Jeff Thacker
Jeff Thacker Twin room sharing with Tim Thacker
Adam Thompson Twin room sharing with Craig Vale
Graham Thorpe Single Room
Alan Tolley Twin room sharing with Alex Tolley
Alex Tolley Twin room sharing with Alan Tolley
Gary Tyler Single Room
Craig Vale Twin room sharing with Adam Thompson

Reserve List


Current BUNGS tour win percentages

(After the 2017 Lytham Tour)

Member Tour Win Percentage No of Tours Attended
Armitt, Kevin 100.0% 1
Hornby, Brian 100.0% 1
Barkshire, Steve 74.0% 5
Tyler, Gary 71.7% 6
Fairweather, Stewart 70.0% 2
Brown, Robert 65.0% 2
Tolley, Alex 65.0% 4
Dodwell, Martyn 63.5% 19
Thompson, Adam 63.5% 13
Lloyd, Steve 63.3% 19
Holliday, Howard 62.3% 16
Latham, Phil 61.1% 9
Vale, Craig 60.6% 9
Morris, Kevin 60.0% 4
Raji, Steven 60.0% 4
Shaw, John 59.0% 18
Weston, Paul 58.9% 9
Hughes, Karl 58.8% 18
Smith, Neil 58.6% 7
Hayward, Simon 58.3% 6
Talboys, Ian 56.1% 16
Moore, Jamie 55.2% 11
Marchant, Adrian 54.2% 13
Haley, John 53.9% 7
Thacker, Tim 53.4% 17
Galloway, Gordon 52.7% 11
Smith, Andy 52.1% 12
Shipman, James 50.7% 18
Poultney, Les 50.0% 2
Tolley, Alan 50.0% 16
Heard, Alan 48.3% 6
Thacker, Jeff 48.0% 10
Thorpe, Graham 47.5% 4
Meaney, Peter 45.0% 6
Ho, Bobby 44.9% 17
White, Neil 43.3% 3
Hancock, Bill 42.8% 8
Sullivan, Gordon 41.7% 18
Gross, Steve 41.0% 5
Mansell, John 40.2% 11
Fox, Mike 40.2% 15
Keates, Brian 40.0% 11
Martin,John 40.0% 1
Mullaney, Shaun 37.8% 9
Harris, Steve 37.5% 8
Evans, John 37.1% 7
Grubb, Dave 35.8% 12
Johnson, Mark 35.7% 7
Tomkiss, Terry 35.0% 4
Herrmann, Paul 33.5% 12
Jackson, Anthony 30.0% 4
Johnson, Lloyd 30.0% 1
Adams, Graham 21.7% 6
Minor, Darren 10.0% 1
Stamper, John 10.0% 2
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