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 Venue Winner Score
Coral Classic
1982 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr 273 (−15)
1981 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Republic of Ireland Des Smyth 282 (−6)
Coral Welsh Classic
1980 Royal Porthcawl Golf Club Scotland Sandy Lyle 277 (−11)
Welsh Golf Classic
1979 Wenvoe Castle Golf Club England Mark James 278 (−6)PO

PO – won following playoff

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