Eisteddfod Fes-TEE-val competition set to be great success

25 July 2018

Once again, the National Eisteddfod’s annual Golf Competition looks set to be a great success, with this year event marking the 33rd time the competition has been held.

This year’s hotly-contested event is being held at the attractive Radyr Golf Club on the outskirts of Cardiff on Thursday 9 August. 

Dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century, Radyr Golf Club is referred to as ‘One of Colt’s Little Jewels’, the Colt in question being Harry S Colt, widely regarded as one of the greatest golf course architects ever. 

The clubhouse at Radyr has a warm and friendly atmosphere, and organisers and Eisteddfodwyr alike are looking forward to trying out the picturesque 18 hole championship course.

The day is sponsored by Redrow Homes South Wales Region, whose Sales Director  Beverley Wookey said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity of supporting the Eisteddfod’s Annual Golf Competition this year.  It is of particular importance for Redrow to be associated with fundraising in communities where we are building homes such as in our Parc Plymouth development, part of the Plasdwr garden village near to Radyr Golf Club”.

Elfed Roberts, Eisteddfod Chief Executive, added, “The Golf Competition is an important part of festival week – the highlight of the week for some people – and over the years, it has become increasingly popular, with the accolade of winning the coveted golf trophies as important to the players as the stage competitions are to choirs and bands from across Wales!

“We are looking forward to welcoming players to the beautiful course at Radyr, and are very grateful to Redrow for sponsoring the event.”

The competition format is mixed individual Stableford, and a few tee times are still available from 07:30 to 15:30.  Visitors pay £20 with £5 going towards the Eisteddfod fund.  Prizes are available for best gent and lady guests and members.  Individual or group tee times can be reserved by ringing the Club on 029 2084 2408.  

The Cardiff National Eisteddfod is held in Cardiff Bay from 3-11 August.  For more information go to www.eisteddfod.wales.