Welsh Golf Classic

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Welsh Golf Classic
Tournament information
Location Wales
Established 1979
Course(s) Wenvoe Castle (1979)
Royal Porthcawl (1980–82)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 1982
Tournament record score
Aggregate 273 Gordon Brand, Jnr (1982)
To par −15 (as above)
Final champion
Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr

The Welsh Golf Classic was a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour, that was held annually in Wales from 1979 to 1982. The inaugural event was held at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club near Cardiff, with the other three stagings taking place at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Mid Glamorgan.

The most notable winner was future two-time major championship winner Sandy Lyle.

In its final year, the prize fund was £49,609, which was one of the smaller purses on the tour that year.


Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
Coral Classic
1982 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 273 −15 3 strokes Australia Greg Norman 8,330
1981 Des Smyth  Ireland Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 282 −6 2 strokes England Michael King
West Germany Bernhard Langer
Republic of Ireland John O'Leary
Coral Welsh Classic
1980 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Royal Porthcawl Golf Club 277 −11 5 strokes England Martin Foster 5,830
Welsh Golf Classic
1979 Mark James  England Wenvoe Castle Golf Club 278 −6 Playoff Scotland Mike Miller
Northern Ireland Eddie Polland

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
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