After a gap of 14 years, Ynys Môn’s male golfers will be returning to the Island Games! A team of four will be heading out to the Channel Islands for the competition in which they will compete as individuals and also a collective team event.
Previous editions of the Games have seen the golfers return with medals. Emyr Jones secured a bronze medal in 1993 in the Isle of Wight. His podium finish helped Ynys Môn also pick up a team bronze medal. The other golfers that year were Jonathan Campbell, Medwyn Owen and Mark Perdue.
Here is this year’s team, competing with the hope of adding to the Ynys Môn medal total (handicaps given in brackets; followed by golf clubs they are members of):
Jack Carter (+2) – Bull Bay Golf Club
Sion Thomas (+1) – Bull Bay Golf Club
Gareth Owen (Scratch) – Bull Bay Golf Club
Marc Jones (2) – Anglesey Golf Club
Whilst these four have not competed in the golf before, Gareth Owen is no stranger to the Games. He played and later captained the men’s football team in Shetland 2005, Rhodes 2007, Aland 2009, Isle of Wight 2011 and Jersey 2015. It was that first tournament in Shetland in 2005 that he met his now wife. The full details of that Island Games love story can be found here: https://www.iiga.org/news_story_153459.html
The golfing action will be taking place over four rounds at L’Ancresse links course on the north of the island. All players will play all four rounds. The action is believed to start at 0730 on Tuesday through to Friday, meaning it will be the earliest action on those days across the island. The Team Event will take the three best Ynys Môn scores from each round.
It’s great to have a golf team back in action at the Games and we wish them well for the tournament!