|At Christ College, we recognise that golf is a game which, unlike most others, can be played throughout life. It teaches self-discipline and self-control as well as providing the basis for friendship and enjoyment. All pupils are now given the opportunity to acquire these skills through an innovative partnership with one of Wales' leading golf clubs, Cradoc Golf Club. |
Beginners of all ages are encouraged in the fundamentals of the game of golf, with the opportunity of visiting Cradoc Golf Club several times a week. Advanced players receive guidance and tuition under the expert eye of Christ College's retained PGA Golf Professional, Richard Davies.
Our aim is to foster golfing skills in as many pupils as possible and to play a significant part in producing champions!
The school also has an extensive fixture list, competing against schools in Wales and England.
|"It's so easy to be fully involved - the facilities are so accessible."|
| Alfred Smith - 2012/2013 Christ College Golf Captain|
The profile of golf in Wales is at an all-time high, following the incredible exposure given by the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport (just 45 minutes from Brecon). Independent surveys and the golfing press regularly acknowledge Wales' world class courses and undiscovered gems. The Ryder Cup may have sparked greater interest in the game of golf in Wales but it has been sustained by the unique nature of the game in Wales - what we call ...
|"... golf as it should be!" |
That is why we have extended our partnership with Cradoc Golf Club to parents of current Christ College pupils and to members of the Old Breconians Association. This means that pupils, their parents and former pupils of Christ College can play at Cradoc Golf Club and receive expert tuition from a PGA Professional. This is all part of the innovative partnership being developed between Christ College and Cradoc Golf Club.
|"Across Wales you will find a welcoming attitude and an infrastructure that's designed to encourage everyone to get started in the absorbing, healthy sport that is golf. A superb example of this is found in Brecon, where one of Wales' finest schools, and one of Wales' finest golf clubs, have embarked on a partnership which encourages pupils and their parents to play the game of golf. This partnership is about developing golfing excellence with a first class-education and it has the foundation to develop elite players of tomorrow because of the unique environment that Christ College and Cradoc Golf Club provides."|
| Richard Dixon - Chief Executive of the Golf Union of Wales Ltd|