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Teeing off: Luminous balls

Teeing off: Luminous balls

IN A FIRST at Carmarthen Golf Club last Friday night (Sept 30), golfers from local businesses and GPs made their way to Carmarthen Golf Club to take part in a tournament with a difference to raise money for charity.

There were six teams of three for the tournament.

They waited until the night sky fell to make their way onto the course at about 7pm.

The course was lit with LED tees, golf balls – which were all a different fluorescent colour to represent the different teams – and luminous markers to help them find their way to the holes.

Organised by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Parker Plant Hire, the money raised from the event will be donated to the Hywel Dda Health Charities. Friday’s money was raised for the children’s ward – Cilgerran Ward – in Glangwili for an outdoor play area.

The tournament finished at 9pm and afterwards players had a bite to eat – provided by the Club’s chef, Martin – and were given the results.

While all the teams were winners, coming in first were a mixed team of players from Carmarthen Golf Club (Carwyn, Jason and Amanda) who scored 41 points for the nine holes. Their prize was a four ball at the St Pierre golf course, Monmouthshire.

A team from Cwm Environmental won a four ball at Machynys Golf Club after scoring 36 points. Also having 36 points were a team of members from Carmarthen Golf Club who won four tickets to a Scarlets game.

Claire Rumble, Fundraising Officer at Hywel Dda Health Charities, said: “Hywel Dda Health Charities are delighted to be involved with the night golf tournament. Everyone said it was great fun and we look forward to holding more events across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion to raise money for our local healthcare.”

Anthony Kirkbride from the South Wales Commerce Chamber said after the event: “It was fantastic to hear the great feedback from all the golfers who played this evening. The weather was kind and the golf was fun, with some great scoring – even in the dark! It looked amazing watching the LED lit golf balls fly through the air and landing on the greens. To improve your game skills, visit shop indoor golf to get one of the latest gadgets in the market.

“I must say ‘diolch yn fawr’ to everyone who enabled the evening to be such a success and to raise money for the children’s play area at Glangwili hospital. A big thank you to our Chamber members, especially Parker Plant Hire, and to Carmarthen Golf Club and Hywel Dda Health Charities for their support and hard work.”

The event’s sponsor, Parker Plant Hire’s founder, George Parker, commented: “We are pleased to be involved and provide all the equipment for the golf to be played at night – in the dark. We are very keen to support South Wales Chamber and Hywel Dda in their fundraising for Hywel Dda Charities for the children’s ward, Cilgerran in Glangwili Hospital to have an outdoor area for children which is such a worthy cause.

“Claire Rumble and Anthony Kirkbride have worked extremely hard, with the support of Carmarthen Golf Club, to set up the course for all the golfers to have a completely new experience; the first of its kind in Wales. Parker Plant Hire will consider making the equipment available for other golf clubs to use for Hywel Dda Health Charities purposes.”

The event raised an impressive £500 for the children’s ward.

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Salvage Hunters: New series is filming in Pembrokeshire, and they need help



SALVAGE HUNTERS, the well-loved and most watched Quest TV and Discovery Network show, is on the hunt for locations to film at in the Pembrokeshire and the wider South West Wales area to feature in the upcoming series.

We follow decorative antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around various locations in the UK and abroad on his quest to find and buy unusual objects with an interesting history.

Drew really visits everywhere – beautiful estates, old family businesses, barns and attic’s stuffed full of unwanted things, museums, factories, collectors and iconic religious sites buying all sorts along the way – from gorgeous country house furniture and railwayana to 6ft 1980s disco balls and anything in-between.

Now in its sixteenth series and airing to over half a million people in the UK and millions more worldwide, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your business or home to a broad audience, sell a few items that perhaps you no longer need, make some money and celebrate the history and heritage of the UK.

If you think you fit the bill or know somebody that might then please do not hesitate to reach out and speak with a member of our team.

Call us on 0203 179 0092 or alternatively send us an email to –

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Fishguard and Goodwick Mural project turns to Crowdfunder to raise money



PLANS to put up a few bright and decorative murals around the twin towns of Fishguard & Goodwick have turned to Crowdfunder to raise the money needed for their vision.

Andrew Harries, found of the Fishguard Future Projects, wants to place 12 murals around Fishguard and Goodwick “to help brighten up the town and showcase its culture and history”.

Andrew said: “Having been born and raised in Fishguard, I have seen the town’s highs and lows.

“Fishguard and Goodwick has a lot of potential with the tourism trade growing every year and the popular events such as the Music Festivals, The New Years Eve Street Party, The Carnival, The Soapbox Derby and many more helping attract even more visitors.”

The murals, which were initially turned down for funding when a grant application was refused, will focus on the two towns “interesting but lesser known history” that Andrew feels needs to be highlighted.

Andrew told The Herald: “Each design will be 8 x 6ft and mounted professionally on buildings around the area. Having spoken to a few business owners around the town, this project has received a lot of positive feedback.”

“The murals will unfortunately need to be fully funded via Crowdfunder, after a grant application was turned down.

“I have explored the option of having them traditionally painted on, but this would be more cost effective and would need to be maintained every 5 – 8 years. With this in mind, the designs will be created digitally and then professionally mounted on aluminium composite.”

If you want to help, you can find the link to Andrew’s Crowdfunder here.

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Drive for new recruits as Army Cadets re-open



DYFED AND GLAMORGAN ARMY CADET FORCE are now able to accept new joiners aged 12 (and in Year 8 at School) to 17 years old.

Joining the Army Cadets will give access to a wide range of exciting activities, from adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, young adults get the chance to discover lots of new experiences and make new friends.  

There is no obligation to join the Forces at all, but they can give some guidance if you are interested.  

There are no subscription charges, uniform is issued free on a loan basis; the only thing you need to supply yourselves is Boots.  

The Cadet Force are also looking for adult volunteers, both uniformed and non-uniformed to assist as well.

They have Detachments located in Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Tenby, Milford Haven, Neyland, Pembroke Dock, Tenby, St Clears, Llanelli, Trimsarren and Burry Port.

Most Detachments parade twice a week in the evenings 1900 – 2100hrs on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday (Depending on Location) and try to get away for a weekend every month as well as organising summer camps. 

Further Information is available at :- or call them on 01656 657593 (Option 1) to find out where your local detachment is and what nights they Parade.

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