Bradnor Bugle - August 2012

Leading from the front.

Congratulations go to Captain Sid and his able side kick Ray Evans for their win in the Llandrindod Invitation event.  Their 42 point total put them firmly in first place and did the Club proud.

Sid was in action again when he took his team to the Herefordshire Golf Club for the Annual Supper Match and if you thought the Open was exciting it had nothing on the result of the Supper Match - with just one card to come in Kington were two points down.  However the last pair, Bert Priday and Mike Waygood, saved the day giving Kington the victory by just one point – 310 points to 309.

Kington Golf Club and the National Trust Walking Festival.

The Walking Festival runs from Saturday, 7 October to Sunday, 4 November – this year we are hoping to link our Club into this event.  We will try to organise a walk around the outside of our beautiful course to give the NT members/public a taste of what they could enjoy. The walks are sometimes themed to include nature/wildlife, history etc.   Anyone possessing expertise in these subjects can offer their services as walk leaders.  The intention is to fix a time and date so as not to disrupt the general run of the golf – we will also try to include refreshments in the Clubhouse before or after the walk – or both.

The idea of course is “Promotion – Promotion – Promotion”.

Joe James will be our coordinator with the NT so please get in touch with him on 01544327636 - your help would be appreciated.

Junior Open – July 23

Kington held its Junior Open on July 23rd with some good scores returned by the stars of the future.   Results as follows:

1st gross Justin Quinn , 74 - Aberystwyth
2nd  Jack Esworthy, 78 - Llandrindod
3rd Ryan Hotckkiss, 79 – Kington
1st nett John Price, 65 -Ludlow
2nd  Oliver Hughes, 66 - Kington
3rd  Alec Tate, 68 - Burghill
1st Girl nett Sophie Weaver, 62 - Burghill
2nd Francis Hammond, 72 – Kington
18 hole non congu 1st Sam Mcdonald, 65 B/hill
2nd Sam Goodwin ,66 - Kington

Golf  Poem

In  My Hand I Hold A Ball                                                                
White And Dimpled,  Rather Small                                                  
Oh, How Bland It Does  Appear,
This Harmless Looking Little  Sphere. 
By Its Size I Could Not  Guess, 
The Awesome Strength It Does  Possess. 
But Since I Fell Beneath  Its Spell, 
I've Wandered Through The  Fires Of Hell. 
My Life Has Not Been  Quite The Same, 
Since I Chose To  Play This Stupid Game. 
It Rules My  Mind For Hours On End, 
A Fortune It  Has Made Me Spend. 
It Has Made Me  Yell, Curse And Cry.
I Hate Myself And  Want To Die. 
It Promises A Thing  Called Par,
If I Can Hit It straight And  Far..
To Master Such A Tiny Ball,  
Should Not Be Very Hard At All..  
But My Desires The Ball Refuses,  
And Does Exactly As It Chooses.. 
It Hooks And Slices, Dribbles And Dies, 
And Even Disappears Before My Eyes.  
Often It Will Have A Whim,  
To Hit A Tree Or Take A Swim.
With  Miles Of Grass On Which To Land,
It Finds  A Tiny Patch Of Sand.
Then Has Me Offering  Up My Soul,
If Only It Would Find The  Hole.
It's Made Me Whimper Like A  Pup, 
And Swear That I Will Give It  Up..
And Take To Drink To Ease My Sorrow,

But The Ball Knows .... I'll Be Back  Tomorrow.
......

A recent study found the average golfer walks around 900 miles a year.  Another study found golfers drink on average 22 gallons a year.  That means, on  average golfers get about 41 miles to a gallon.

Kind of makes you proud.
Almost feel like a hybrid.

Kington Seniors' Away Day

Kington Seniors held their latest Away Day at Woodlake Park and as per normal for this season were treated to some inclement weather.  As expected they played on regardless and the winner on the day Colin Mansell could have hardly noticed the rain as he scored 36 points.  Second was George Farr on 29 points. Frank Goodwin with 28 points came third. The three above players went out together in the same 3 ball so it is not surprising that they scooped the team prize.

The British Open Texas Scramble

The British Open Texas Scramble result was a win for the Airshot House team of Tony House (10), Ray Evans (7), Kevin Barnes (9) and John Watkins (13).  Their winning score was gross 59 – net 55.1.  They were closely followed by The Golf Boys - Graham Priday (5), Josh  Davies (3), Alan Williams (3) and Matt Weaver (3) with a score of gross 57 – net 55.6.  Third were the team of ‘Whose Coming Second?’ - Kelvin Alexander (6), Ruth Alexander (25), Mike Powel (17) and Chris Cook (12).  They missed out on their prediction but were close with a score of gross 62 – net 56.  

17 teams took part in the event on a perfect but rare Summer’s day,  leaving one tee to fill next year to make it a full house.

Thanks must go to Phil Jones and Marcel Veillet who put on the splendid event.

Result of the Ladies Pairs Open - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

 1st         38 pts       G Young               Cleobury
                                  L Brazier              Cleobury
2nd        36 pts        T Hare                  Hereford
                                  R Watkins            Kington
3rd        35pts          B Radbourne        Kington
(on back 3)             H Parrott              Ross On Wye
4th         35pts         A Philpott             Kington
                                  B Hoyle                Kington
5th         34pts         S Davies               Kington
                                  J Cook                  Bridgenorth
2’s                             Angela Wilkes     Kington
                                  Jane Cook            Bridgenorth
                                   L Brazier              Cleobury

Nearest Pin            Sandra Hodnett    Knighton

Longest drive        Jane Cook            Bridgenorth                                                                                          

16 teams played from 12 different clubs therefore 64 players took part.             

10 players withdrew due to the sad loss of Past Captain,  Hazel Davies. 

And finally ......

After being married for over thirty years, a wife slapped her husband around the face after discovering a piece of paper in his jacket pocket with the name 'Mary-Lou' written on it.

'Why did you do that ?' he protested. 'It was just the name of a horse I bet on yesterday.'

The following day she slapped him again. ‘What was that for ?’ he wailed. 'Your horse called last night.'

Please note that a daily update of course conditions can be accessed at the Club.   Tel:   01544 230340  using option 4 - after 7.15am.

Editor Joe James 01544 327636 / joe.james@homecall.co.uk