More than 100 years after the tournament started, this year will see the first-ever Wales Golf Victory Shield event for women.

The race to become the first Women’s Victory Shield champions is now open.

The scratch knockout foursomes match play is open to women who are members of an affiliated club in Wales. The finals will be at Royal St. David’s Golf Club, Harlech, after regional qualifiers all around Wales.

Historically, the separate men’s and ladies' Golf Unions in Wales ran all the competitions they felt appropriate, starting with the Men’s Welsh Amateur and Men’s Welsh Teams Championships in 1895, and – a decade later – the Women’s Welsh Amateur and Women’s Welsh Team Championships in 1905.

“This year we have introduced a Women’s Victory Shield. It will run the same as the men’s version and at the same time,” said Wales Golf Competitions Manager Dan Fullager.

“Wales will be divided into four quarters on a geographical basis, the divisions being decided after entries have been received with the aim being to have similar numbers in each quarter.

“Clubs who reach the final four will go into an open draw for the finals at Royal St David’s.

“We review our portfolio of championships every year to ensure there is a full breadth of events catering for our Wales Golf vision – Everyone’s Game: for fun, for sport, for life.

“While the Women’s Team Championships is one of our oldest competitions, 14 years older than the Victory Shield, there was no foursomes match play event for women only.

“We look forward to having a fantastic standard of entries from across Wales and are excited to see this event grow. All details are on the Wales Golf website.”

Entries close on 1 April.

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