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Anglesey Tour 2022

BUNGS Tour 2022 - Anglesey and Harlech

23rd to 26th July 2022

The pairs have been chosen for the opening morning greensomes at Bull Bay Golf Club and are as follows:

Handicaps` are calculated by taking 60% of the lower handicapper in the pair and 40% of the higher handicapper in the pair. The full difference between to two exact differences is then the greensomes handicap.

Phil Latham's Team Navy   Ian Ronson's Team Red
John Shaw (2) & James Shipman (11) versus Darren Penny (16) & Steve Hendy (5)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 to 4
Tim Thacker (12) & Craig Vale (13) versus Steve Dewey (14) & John Haley (21)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 to 4
Phil Latham (13) & Steve Barkshire (10) versus Mark Johnson (12) & Jamie Moore (13)
Will receive a shots on SI 1
Graham Thorpe (25) & Owen Strudwick (8)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 to 5
versus Ian Ronson (16) & Steve Lloyd (6)
Bobby Ho (13) & Steve Harris (11)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 to 8
versus Kevin Morris (1) & Karl Hughes (7)
Steve Gibbons (19) & John Martin (19)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 & 2
versus Steven Raji (15) & Russell Haley (19)
Chris Dewes (4) & Bob Stretton (17) versus Peter Meaney (7) & John Stamper (23)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 to 4
Howard Holliday (6) & Khalid Qureshi (22)
Will receive shots on SI's 1 to 5
versus Adam Thompson (5) & Adrian Marchant (11)


The two Captains and Vice Captains have chosen the teams for the Anglesey Tour as follows

Phil Latham's Team Navy H'Cap Tour Win % Ian Ronson's Team Red H'Cap Tour Win %
Phil Latham 12.8 55.0 Ian Ronson 15.5 50.0
Graham Thorpe, Vice Capt 24.9 45.7 Darren Penny, Vice Capt 16.1 30.0
Steve Barkshire 10.0 65.0 Steve Dewey 13.5  
Chris Dewes 4.2   John Haley 20.7 48.8
Steve Gibbons 19.2   Russell Haley    
Steve Harris 10.9 44.5 Steve Hendy 5.4  
Bobby Ho 12.8 48.1 Karl Hughes 6.5 57.7
Howard Holliday 5.6 63.0 Mark Johnson 11.8 34.0
John Martin 18.7 40.0 Steve Lloyd 6.4 62.0
Khal Qureshi 22.4   Adrian Marchant 11.2 53.0
John Shaw 1.7 59.2 Peter Meaney 6.8 48.9
James Shipman 10.6 50.1 Jamie Moore 12.5 59.0
Bob Stretton 17.4   Kevin Morris 1.2 58.6
Owen Strudwick 7.6 50.0 Steven Raji 15.4 50.0
Tim Thacker 11.7 55.1 John Stamper 23.0 13.3
Craig Vale 12.9 62.9 Adam Thompson 4.9 59.7
AVERAGE 12.7 53.2 AVERAGE 11.4 48.1

The 2022 tour took some organising I can tell you. We've finally got something sorted and will head to Anglesey for the first time to play Bull Bay and Holyhead Golf Clubs before heading back onto the Welsh mainland on the final day to play the superb Royal St. David's at Harlech. Accommodation will be at the Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon.

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


Travel over to Caernarfon for bed and breakfast accommodation at the Celtic Royal Hotel.

Further information on The Celtic Royal Hotel can be seen further down the page


Breakfast at The Celtic Royal Hotel
8 holes of greensomes matches (1st tee-time 10.00)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 1.00)
Three course evening meal at The Celtic Royal Hotel

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


Breakfast at The Celtic Royal Hotel
18 holes of foursomes matches (1st tee-time 8.40)
Light lunch
18 holes of fourball-betterball matches (1st tee-time 1.30)
Three course evening meal at The Celtic Royal Hotel 

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


Breakfast at The Celtic Royal Hotel
18 holes of singles matches (1st tee-time 8.40)
Two course lunch followed by prize giving

Further information on Royal St. David's Golf Club can be seen further down the page

28-32 places available (maximum of 32)
£405 all golf/food inclusive in a twin room
£480 all golf/food inclusive in a single room (16 available only)

Payment for this trip will be required SIX WEEKS in advance.

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

By signing up to the trip, you do so under the society terms and conditions regarding place allocations and deposits


It is expected that all players are to play in all the matches. It is possible to play only 18 holes per day but you should 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 Celtic Royal Hotel
The Celtic Royal Hotel

The Celtic Royal Hotel

Bangor Street, Caernarfon, North Wales, LL55 1AY 

Dating from 1794, this upscale hotel is a 6-minute walk from the 13th-century Caernarfon Castle, and 15 minutes' walk from Segontium, a Roman fort. The colourful rooms have en suite showers or bathrooms, plus TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is available. Cooked breakfast is included, and there's a Mediterranean restaurant and a bar. Leisure facilities include a gym, an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and a steam room. There are also conference and function rooms, along with a 2,100 sq-ft dance floor.


Bull Bay Golf Club
Bull Bay Golf Club

Bull Bay Golf Club

Bull Bay Road, Amlwch, Anglesey, LL68 9RY
26 miles and approx 45 minutes from the hotel

Bull Bay has the honour of being Wales' most northern golf course, enjoying a clifftop location near Amlwch on Anglesey island's northern coast. There are wonderful views of the Isle of Man and the Mountains of Snowdonia and, on a clear day, the Lake District. The terrain is naturally rugged with plenty of hollows. In fact, on Bull Bay, eleven of the greens are above you as you play your approach shots so only the most accurate of shots from inside 150 yards will suffice. You also have to drive from elevated tees to the fairway below and some of the views form these positions are spectacular. At 6276 yards and a par of 70 off the white tees, the course is not long by modern standards, but defended by its natural hazards and the ever changing wind direction, it will challenge golfers of all abilities. If you combine a course designed by the great Herbert Fowler, playable all year round thanks to good drainage and the favourable weather enjoyed by the area, with a course maintained to the highest standard by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of green keepers, you then have a recipe for an exhilarating and unforgettable round of golf.


Holyhead Golf Club
Holyhead Golf Club

Holyhead Golf Club

Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YL
28 miles and approx 35 minutes from the hotel

Holyhead is a popular seaside heathland course on Holy Island which is linked by a picturesque causeway to Anglesey. The course's location is also near the picturesque resort of Trearddur Bay and is therefore rather popular with holidaymakers from around the UK and also from Ireland, as Dublin is just a little over an hour away on the ferry. There are no trees on the course but don't let that fool you. The fairways are quite narrow and most are bordered by dense gorse so any wayward shots could wreck a promising score.


Royal St. David's Golf Club
Royal St. David's Golf Club

Royal St. David's Golf Club

Ffordd Newydd, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UB
29 miles and approx 50 minutes from the hotel

Founded in 1894 and was granted Royal status in 1908, Royal St. David’s should not need an introduction to most of us. It has hosted The European Open & The Open Championship Regional Qualifying.

The course measures 6600 yards from the back tees but is known as the world’s toughest par 69 With the imposing Harlech Castle overlooking the course and enormous sand dunes separating the course from the Irish Sea, not to mention the spectacular views across to Snowdon and the lesser peaks of Snowdonia, Royal St David’s enjoys an enviable location that will surely enthral any visiting golfer.

In fact Bernard Darwin, author of The Golf Courses of the British Isles, said of Royal St David’s location: “Small wonder if the visitor falls in love with Harlech at first sight for no golf course in the world has a more splendid background than the old castle, which stands at the top of a sheer precipice of rock looking down over the links.”  The course measures a little over 6,600 yards from the championship markers but don’t let that fool you; this is without doubt a stern test of links golf. Locals would certainly agree; viewing St David’s as the world’s toughest par 69 golf course!

Unlike many traditional links courses, Royal St David’s doesn’t follow the “9 out and 9 back” routing but rather holes face every which way, meaning the golfer must be constantly aware of the wind direction and how it might affect play.   Over the 1st dozen holes especially, the wind plays a huge part in determining the challenge of  the course, as these holes traverse a relatively flat patch of links land. It’s not until the 13th that Royal St David’s makes its way into the dune land, and it’s here where the course becomes truly memorable. After a couple of holes in the dunes, you emerge onto the 15th tee which is the signature hole on the course. After climbing to the 16th tee where you can catch a glimpse of the Irish Sea, the course head inland and back towards the clubhouse, and rather unusually, finishes on a tough, 200 yard par 3.

Like all classic links courses, Royal St David’s main protection, apart from the weather rolling in off the Irish Sea of course, comes in the form of devilish pot bunkers, punishing rough and a great variety of uneven lies which force the golfer to use their creativity and shot making.    The remote coastline sets a remarkable scene for Royal St. David's, which is surely one of the most incredible golf tour experiences anywhere in the United Kingdom.


Allocation of places / Terms & Conditions

Those who attended the 2021 Dumfries tour but must have attended a minimum of FOUR additional BUNGS events since the 2019 tour

Those who did not attend this year’s Dumfries tour but have been to at least FOUR events since the 2019 tour

Those who attended this year’s Dumfries tour but did not attend FOUR regular BUNGS events since the 2019 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
Steve Barkshire Single Room
Chris Dewes Single Room
Steve Dewey Single Room
Steve Gibbons Twin Room sharing with Bob Stretton
John Haley Single Room
Steve Harris Twin Room sharing with Kevin Morris
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
Adrian Marchant Twin Room sharing with Jamie Moore
John Martin Twin Room sharing with Khalid Qureshi
Peter Meaney Single Room
Jamie Moore Twin Room sharing with Adrian Marchant
Kevin Morris Twin Room sharing with Steve Harris
Darren Penny Single Room
Khalid Qureshi Twin Room sharing with John Martin
Steven Raji Single Room
Ian Ronson Twin Room sharing with Owen Strudwick
John Shaw Twin Room sharing with James Shipman
James Shipman Twin Room sharing with John Shaw
John Stamper Single Room
Bob Stretton Twin Room sharing with Steve Gibbons
Owen Strudwick Twin Room sharing with Ian Ronson
Jeff Thacker Twin Room sharing with Tim Thacker
Tim Thacker Twin Room sharing with Jeff Thacker
Adam Thompson Twin Room sharing with Craig Vale
Graham Thorpe Single Room
Craig Vale Twin Room sharing with Adam Thompson

Reserve List

1. No reserves currently

Current BUNGS tour win percentages

(After the 2021 Dumfries Tour)

Member Tour Win Percentage No of Tours Attended
Hornby, Brian 100.0% 1
Armitt, Kevin 75.0% 4
Tyler, Gary 65.6% 9
Barkshire, Steve 65.0% 6
Holliday, Howard 63.0% 19
Craig Vale 62.9% 12
Dodwell, Martyn 62.7% 21
Lloyd, Steve 62.0% 21
Tolley, Alex 62.0% 5
Thompson, Adam 59.7% 16
Shaw, John 59.2% 21
Moore, Jamie 59.0% 13
Galloway, Gordon 58.6% 14
Morris, Kevin 58.6% 7
Smith, Neil 58.6% 7
Hughes, Karl 57.5% 21
Brown, Robert 56.7% 3
Heard, Alan 55.6% 9
Thacker, Tim 55.1% 19
Latham, Phil 55.0% 12
Marchant, Adrian 53.0% 15
Smith, Andy 51.9% 13
Tolley, Alan 50.6% 17
Shipman, James 50.1% 21
Poultney, Les 50.0% 2
Raji, Steven 50.0% 6
Ronson, Ian 50.0% 2
Strudwick, Owen 50.0% 1
Meaney, Peter 48.9% 9
Haley, John 48.8% 10
Ho, Bobby 48.1% 20
Thorpe, Graham 45.7% 7
Thacker, Jeff 45.5% 11
Harris, Steve 44.5% 11
Sullivan, Gordon 43.9% 19
White, Neil 43.3% 3
Gross, Steve 40.8% 6
Fox, Mike 40.2% 15
Martin,John 40.0% 4
Mullaney, Shaun 38.0% 10
Mansell, John 35.6% 13
Grubb, Dave 34.6% 13
Johnson, Mark 34.0% 10
Jackson, Anthony 30.0% 4
Penny, Darren 30.0% 1
Stamper, John 13.3% 3
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