MARTIN Price, who led Glamorgan to their first Channel League Champions title in a dozen years, is stepping down as the chairperson of the county’s golf union.

The 57-year-old Penarth dentist, who has spent nearly a decade at the helm of the Glamorgan County Union has been credited with helping multiple young and old golfers in representing their country.

The county union’s president, Mike Evans, said: “Because of Martin’s unrelenting enthusiasm, players from eight years and up to senior level have benefitted from coaching, team, and championship events, with many members gaining Welsh honours throughout the age groups.

“Martin is leaving a legacy for others to aspire to. He has been a very valuable asset to our union and will be sadly missed.”

Mr Price’s contribution will be acknowledged at the Annual Glamorgan County Dinner that is being held at Cardiff’s Angel Hotel on Friday November 12.

More than 150 guests and dignitaries will attend the black-tie dinner, with glasses raised to the Glamorgan first team who beat Devon last month at Long Sutton Golf Club in the final of inter-county league.

It had been a long wait since 2009, but the convincing 11-4 victory in Somerset - which came after Glamorgan topped their group with just one defeat in the entire season - was the perfect way for Mr Price to bow out of the role.

As well as the first team, Price has assisted in running the junior teams and the seniors team. In his time working across these generations, he has steered the union on to a more secure financial footing, attracting new sponsorship and promoting all aspects of the game in the county.


Backed by a streamlined executive committee, Mr Price’s influence has seen coaching notably improved at all age groups. He has unashamedly been keen to increase the focus on junior golf, introducing handicap events for a section that now starts from under-10s.

In this unpaid role, Mr Price attended most matches at all levels, spending hours supporting the teams on the course and in committee meetings to ensure they received the necessary backing.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to be involved with the Glamorgan County Golf Union and I will look back with great fondness on the many happy hours with friends and colleagues over the last nine years,” Mr Price, a four-handicapper said.

“It is time to concentrate on my own golf game for a while, but I wish the county continued success and hope I will be able to renew my association in some way in the future.”