Wednesday May 22
The origins of Clyne Open Week date back to August 1936 when the Swansea Amateur Golfers Week was first held at Clyne and attracted players from all over England and Wales who competed for prizes to the value of £125.
The event quickly took off and records show that in 1937 there were a thousand entries from nearly 400 competitors. The following year even saw Donald Bradman’s 1938 Australian Touring Team being made honorary members and playing the course during the Bank Holiday weekend. Unfortunately however, after the 1939 event, which again proved to be an unqualified success, the outbreak of WW2 brought about it’s temporary demise (along with all other club competitions which were discontinued for the duration of the war) and the format lay dormant until being revived in 1970 as Clyne Open Week, since when it has been a permanent fixture in the Clyne Golf Club and the South Wales golfing calendars. The premier competition of the week remains the City and County of Swansea Cup (originally the Swansea Corporation Cup). Presented to the club by the then Mayor of Swansea Albert Ball in 1936 the cup continues to be presented to the winner by his successors, the now Lord Mayors, annually.
This year there a wide range of competitions suitable for all categories of golfer - ranging from a Texas Scramble to 4 Ball Better Balls, Greensomes, Stablefords and Medals and culminating in the prestigious City and County of Swansea Cup back tee gross medal. Total prize money for the week is expected to be in excess of £1,000 and entries are being taken now.
Open Week 2013 - Members Form (66 kB)
Open Week 2013 - Visitors Form (66 kB)
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