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Jones in for World Championships
8th October 2010

Welsh Amateur champion Alastair Jones will replace Rhys Enoch in the Wales team to compete in the Eisenhower Trophy in Argentina, the World Championships of amateur golf.

Truro's Enoch, a student at East Tennessee, has suffered a shoulder injury, a tear to his labrum. Medical advice suggests there is no guarantee he will recover in time to take part at the event in Argentina at the end of the month.

Jones, from Radyr and a student in Texas State, was the reserve for the team and will step up to join Rhys Pugh, Vale of Glamorgan, and Oliver Farr, Ludlow.

The event will be held in Buenos Aires and Wales ' men will be looking to improve on their last showing in the Eisenhower Trophy where they finished a creditable 11 th in Adelaide, Australia, just seven strokes out of a medal position.

ABOUT THE GOLF UNION OF WALES

  • The Golf Union of Wales was established on 1 st January 2007 following the merger of the Welsh Ladies Golf Union (founded in 1904) and the Welsh Golfing Union (founded in 1895) to administer all amateur golf in Wales

  • The GUW organises and selects all Welsh amateur golf teams.

  • There are 158 member clubs of the Golf Union of Wales, representing a membership of almost 70,000. It is estimated more than 100,000 people play golf in Wales.

  • The GUW maintains, administers and enforces the handicapping system in Wales together with appropriate course ratings systems for ladies and men.

The GUW is based in offices at the Celtic Manor Resort. Golf Union of Wales, Catsash, Newport NP18 1JQ.

  • Golf Development Wales is a successful funding partnership between the Golf Union of Wales, the Sports Council for Wales and the Golf Foundation, and was established as a consequence of the successful 2010 Ryder Cup Wales bid. It also has working partnerships with the Professional Golfers Association and Ryder Cup Wales 2010 Ltd.

  • D 3 ( D evelop the Golfer, D evelop the Person, D evelop the Sport) is its three year development strategy which emphasizes how introducing beginners to golf also helps to build other personal life-skills because of the principles and values inherent in the sport.










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