The Wales Mini Masters gives golfers from the age of 4 the chance to take the skills they’re learning onto the course. It’s alright practising on the driving range but a competition on the course… that’s something else!

Especially when you have the chance to go through to finals at Machynys in October.

Until now MiniMasters qualifiers across Wales have been open to young golfers without a handicap and/or golf club membership.

They play a specially set-out short blue course and in each round the best score in each category goes to the final, along with the best runners-up.

Now this year Wales Golf have added a new category, for youngsters with a 14—18 handicap who play 18 holes off the red tees. The top three scores qualifying for the final, along with the winner of the nearest-the-pin Volvik Challenge.

And so on Wednesday, May 30 dozens of youngsters arrived from far and near in glorious sunshine, to have their shot at it courtesy of Trefloyne Manor.

And the winners in the non-handicap field were: James Edwards won the boys under 7 group, with a great score of 64, and in the 7–9 boys group Chester Broadway-Field came home the winner with a splendid 48.

In the 10-11 age bracket Kazuki Tran won with 41, and Zach Cundy took the 12+ with 40.

Zach also won the Volvik Challenge so Ned Rees-Wigmore qualifies in the 12+ group.

There was also a good turnout of girls, with Ella Evans winning the 8–9 group with a great 62.

Brooke Reynolds took the 10–11 group and the 12+ winner was Laci Reynolds, each a seasoned winner at an earlier qualifier at Bryn Meadows. And as they can’t qualify twice, going through from Trefloyne are Sofia Lewis-Mills (10-11) and Alyssa Hartley (12+).

In the handicap category, the overall winner was Osian Lloyd-Probert (Ashburnham) with 38 points. An excellent score and a worthy winner… but not without some fierce competition!

Harri Atyeo from Haverfordwest was hot on his heels with 37 points, taking the runner-up spot over the back nine from Owain LLoyd-Probert (Ashburnham), who also shot 37.

Harrison Jones from Llantrisant and Pontyclun shot a very good 36 points and William Davies (Haverfordwest) claimed the next spot with 34, closely followed by Lacey Rees from Garnant with 32, and Drew Morgan (Llanwern) on 24.

Everyone was delighted with the course, the set-up and the arrangements, and the word is that as it went so well – with the sunshine appearing as ordered – Trefloyne will appear more and more on the Wales Golf junior competition circuit.