2nd Annual MJW Memorial Classic Held at Machynys

Written on 05/16/2022

Great Days Golf staged the annual MJW Memorial Classic in memory of the late Matthew J Watkins in May, the 2nd such event that has now been firmly cemented in the events calender and once again proved to be a huge success.

21 celebrities and former sportsmen gathered to play with clients and sponsors on the fantastic Machynys Peninsular course with former rugby union and rugby league legend Kevin Ellis eventually taking the spoils in the individual competition scoring 40 stableford points. 

Many players who had played with MJ were present including Ian Gough, Shaun Connor, Garan Evans, Gareth Maule, Ryan Jones, Lee Byrne, Matthew Rees, Ben Breeze, Rupert Moon and Aled Brew - who won the Nearest The Pin competition on the tricky 11th Par 3. 

Other former legends were also in attendance including Mike Ruddock, Martin Morris, Andy Booth, Alan Bateman, Stuart Davies and of course GDG’s very own Jonathan Davies who entertained everybody as usual after golf and food. Former Wales footballer Joe Ledley also came along to support, ending up in the winning team Wales Golf Holidays, who kindly donated multiple fourball prizes to help raise funds to support MJ’s wife and two boys. 

A massive thank you on behalf of Great Days Golf goes out to all the clients who entered teams and those individuals who kindly bid on auction items from the Scarlets, Ospreys and Dragons regions; Savoy Grill dining from Mark Powell at MCL Environmental; Wales Golf Holidays vouchers; Audi Experience from Jonathan Sinclair; “In It Together” Festival tickets from Escape Records and Cwmfarm Charcuterie who also provided biltong for all players.

GDG’s golf equipment partners Srixon provided excellent competition prizes as well as trophy partners Valley Mill, who’s traditional Welsh slate trophies always make the prize table look amazing.

Our thanks also go out to our many partners who work closely with us to make our events a very special day including ND John Wine for providing table wine, Golf Printing, Aspire 2Be and Competition Golf. You can see more via the great footage from Buffoon Film & Media and Riley Sports Photography below.