Clive Brown Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

Clive Brown Honoured With Lifetime Achievement While Harriet Lockley Continues Her Fine Form  

The Masters at Augusta is often dubbed as the showpiece event of the golf calendar, and this year’s action showed again just why the course is beloved by many.  

Wales was not represented in the field, but the Welsh flag would have been waved passionately by Clive Brown, a former Wales and Great Britain captain.  

Brown is currently the captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. As part of his role, the Welshman regularly attends the biggest events in the sport of golf. 

After heavy winds and a deluge of rain halted play during round three of the tournament, the action quickly got back into life, with Spain’s Jon Rahm holding off Phil Mickelson, Bruce Koepka, and Jordan Spieth to claim the famous green blazer.  

It has been an exciting few weeks for Brown, who has since been awarded Wales Golf’s lifetime achievement prize in Wales Golf’s annual award ceremony, staged at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue, the Celtic Manor.  

The award recognised the 71-year-old’s long and successful amateur career, which saw him captain Wales and the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team in their 1995 victory against the USA at Royal Porthcawl. 

Llanishen Golf Club picked up the Club of the Year accolade, and Matt Parsley of Conwy Golf Club received the Manager of the Year award.  

Gracie Mayo from Royal Porthcawl and Archie Davies from Carlisle, who are both Welsh internationals currently enrolled in college in the United States, were honoured with the PING Female and Male Amateur Golfer of the Year awards, respectively.  

The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Brett Walker of Carmarthen Golf Club, while Gareth Howell of Pyle and Kenfig was recognised as the PGA Development Professional of the Year. In addition, Nefin was declared the Junior Club of the Year and awarded a £250 grant from The Golf Foundation. 

Harriet Lockley has continued her fine form by winning the Comboy Scratch at Delamere Forest Golf Club in Cheshire. While in the same event, Wales’s Annabel Collis finished in third place and recorded the lowest round at the same event.  

Lockley backed up that performance with her second tournament win just days later at the Leveret Trophy, held at the historic Formby Ladies Golf Club.  

The young Welsh golfer now heads to France as she qualified for the last 32 of the French International Lady Juniors Amateur Championship. 

Meanwhile, in Wales, the competition season has well and truly begun as the 2023 Ping Junior Tour got underway at Mold Golf Club.  

Sam Matthews and Efan Rees were victorious in the under 14 and under 12 categories, respectively, while Sam Sheard and Rory Grocott picked up wins in the under 10 and under 8 fields.