CYPRUS GOLF FEDERATION

Promoting Amateur Golf in Cyprus

 

CGF Cup Winners 2011
 

Mark Watson (secretary)
Kamares Box 459
PO Box 60156
Paphos 8101
email: pgacyp@gmail.com

Paphos Golfers Association was formed in 2006 to provide reasonably priced Golf for people who could not justify the expense of joining one of the four golf clubs in the Paphos region. We take the golf seriously but very much with fun in mind, catering for both Men and Ladies.

The Association holds 3 PGA handicap qualifying competitions a month, plus several other opportunities a month to put in a qualifying card, should the need arise. The competition on the first of the month is held at the four main courses in the Paphos area, the majority being held at our home course of Elea. In addition to these competitions some of the PGA members are also members at Elea and organise golf on Tuesday afternoons, also Friday afternoons(when not an Extra Day Score) and also Sunday mornings (When no competition is arranged) so there is ample opportunity to play. These games are both a variety of individual and team formats. We play in mixed both men and ladies, we have a good core of lady members, who are outnumbered by the men, so we would like to encourage a larger lady membership, to that end there is a ladies trophy awarded at each of our monthly competitions.

The Association also has an active social side, Captain's Day and Chairman’s day which usually consists of a matchplay competition before the evening eating and dancing get underway. In addition to these, such events as Go-karting, 10 pin bowling, Skeet shooting, Boule or any other event our Social secretary can dream up, members choose if they wish to take part.

The Association became members of the Cyprus Golf Federation in 2008 and all Association’s members’ will be given an EGA handicap. Members may retain their CONGU handicaps for their UK Clubs, if they so wish.

All members must play in at least four competitions each year; in either the monthly competitions at Minthis Hills G.C., Aphrodite Hills G.C., Secret Valley G.C., Elea G.C. , in the mid month Stableford at Elea or in The Extra Score Day held on a Friday of each month also at our home club, presently Elea Golf Club.

Members are entitled to a membership card which will give them substantially reduced green fees at the following Golf Clubs, Minthis Hills, Secret Valley, Aphrodite Hills and Elea Golf Clubs. In addition each member will receive a Paphos Golfers Association Polo Shirt.

Presently there are vacancies for anyone with a handicap of 36 or less and anyone wishing to apply should communicate with Mark Watson (Secretary), by e-mail on pgacyp@gmail.com

The Paphos Golfers Association financial year currently runs from the 1st September to 31st August. There is a one off joining fee of €50 with an annual subscription of €60 which is applied on a sliding scale dependent on the time of year the applicant joins the Association.

The Association has a Committee consisting of Chairman(Barrie Hattam), Captain(Alan Betchley), Vice Captain(Bobby Jones), Secretary(Mark Watson), Treasurer(Paul Majoor), Handicap Secretary(Michele Miller) and Social Secretary(Richard Grimwood). The full Committee meet quarterly with an Agenda and with all items from the meeting being formally minuted. The Association has a Constitution and Bye Laws which are revised on a regular basis to reflect any changes in circumstances.

We were the proud winners of the CGF Cup in 2011 and runners up in 2013, which is the annual team competition held between all the clubs and associations in Cyprus, in early June of each year.

Enquires about joining can be made to;
Chairman – Barrie Hattam - barrie@cytanet.com.cy
Captain – Alan Betchley - alan@betchley.com
Secretary – Mark Watson – pgacyp@gmail.com (Address above)