Top golfer Alan Jones is picked for Wales to compete in Home Countries' Tournament

Champion Alan Jones


Alan Jones’ recent superb performance in winning the Welsh Seniors’ Open Golf Championship has been rewarded by selection for the seven-man Welsh team to compete in the Home Countries’ Senior Golf Tournament against their counterparts from England, Ireland and Scotland, which takes at West Kilbride Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland from 19th-21st September.
Alan Jones - holds the Wales Senior Open trophy aloftAlan was selected as one of the three automatic choices in the team alongside Chris Dinsdale (Newport) and Nigel Evans (St Mellons), the others selected by team captain Roger Floyd (Newport). These are from Welshmen playing at English clubs in Phil Sutton (Broadway) and Mike Little (Peasington), plus Gwyn Jones (Radyr) and Neil Roderick (Clyne, who has played for a number of years and was once part of a Ryder Cup squad).
“I’m really honoured to be selected,” Alan told “and I’m hoping to play plenty of golf because each of our three matches comprises three foursomes and six singles – and I know five of the English squad already because they finished in second to sixth places behind me in the Welsh Open.”
In that competition Alan carried the Pembrokeshire Golf flag with real distinction at Ashburnham Golf Club as he played three superb rounds of golf in consecutive days to win the Welsh Open Senior Golf Championship.
It was his first entry in the competition for over 55s and he shrugged off the challenge of 143 other contestants, only 20 of them from Wales and the rest from as far afield as England and Scotland who travelled to play at this famous seaside links course near Llanelli.
“When I was playing those final holes I had no real idea where I was in the placings but I just kept focus and it was fantastic when I learned I had won from Paul Wharton (Woodhall Spa) - and to do it by two clear shots was a real bonus.”
Delighted Alan Jones is selected for WalesJones’s selection comes after a very impressive playing career since he has been champion at South Pembrokeshire Golf Club an amazing 28 times, as well as Dyfed Men’s Champion three times, including a third occasion in in 2015 when he was the oldest-ever at 47.

He has also won the Dyfed Men’s over 35 title on four occasions and been Dyfed Seniors Champion as further proof of his golfing pedigree.
Alan will be supplied with his blazer and Welsh Golfing badge, polo shirts and hat and although he usually practises only once a week because of family and work commitments still plays off +2 at South Pembs (that is two shots better than par),
He has told he is going to make every effort to squeeze in more practice rounds but his playing formula seems to work for this very talented golfer – and we wish Alan Jones every success because he carries the Pembrokeshire Golf flag with real distinction as he is one of only seven players to be at West Kilbride who will represent Wales from all the many golf clubs in the principality and beyond!