Captains' Drive In 2016
On January 3 the annual Captains' Drive In took place. Once again the weather was not kind and it poured with rain but undeterred the 2015 Captains drove out and the 2016 Captains drove in!
We welcome our new Men's Captain - Kevin Barnes, Lady Captain - Pip Frost, Seniors' Captain - Andy Edey and Junior Captain - Ross Moore.
We wish them all well in the coming year.
Joint Captains' Charity 2015
Every year our Men's and Ladies' Captain raise funds for their chosen Charity. Thanks to the enormous amount of hard work by the Fundraising Committee and the Club members this year we raised an amazing £11,250. This was in no small measure due to the Summer Ball which was held at our President's home at Downton House.
We thank you all for your support.
Men's Captain 2015
Lady Captain 2015
Mulled Wine Evening - December 17, 2015
A huge thank you to all who supported the Mulled Wine & Carols Evening. On the night we raised £376.40 for Club Funds and the proceeds of the raffle amounted to £200 which has been donated to the Martha Trust, Hereford which is the Charity chosen by this year's Men's Captain, Kevin Barnes and the Lady Captain, Pip Frost.
Fund Raising Committee
Forthcoming Social Events
Quiz Night on Thursday, January 28.
Each team to be a minimum of three or maximum of six and to register by 6.30 pm. Quiz starts at 7 pm
£5 per person including small buffet
Valentine's 2 Course Carvery and Live Singer - Sunday, 14 February
£13.95 per person including a complimentary glass of bubbly
Booking essential as space will be limited
Please call Nick or Naomi on 01544 230430 to reserve your table.
Protection of course in wet weather
Due to the extreme weather conditions that we have experienced, the green keeper has asked that you adhere to the following instructions to help protect the course.
The use of buggies will be reviewed on a daily basis until further notice, so please call the Pro shop or visit the club website to check the situation. If at all possible, please carry your bag. Please keep trolleys off the tees.
Please can you access and exit the 1st green from the front, and use the path to the right and above the green, to get to the 2nd tee. Please access and exit the 2nd green from the front and follow the ropes around to the front of the 3rd tee. To prevent excessive wear to the tee, please access the tee from the left hand side path. Please stay to the left hand side as you walk to the 3rd green and stay to the left as you enter the path up to the 4th tee. Please access and exit the new 18th yellow tee via the ladies path. You must use the path on the 18th to reach the fairway and not walk down the 1st fairway. Please exit the 18th green on the left hand side towards the pro shop.
We thank you for your co-operation.
Kington Golf Club
100 Top Golf Courses
Top 5 Golf Courses in Herefordshire 2015"
Kington has retained its position as number one in Herefordshire in the Top 100 Golf Courses.
"Kington is a course that revels in something approaching cult status, with architect Tom Doak recently becoming a fan. As the architect says in the latest edition of his book "The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses", "if you enjoy seeing something different, you'll remember Kington long after you've forgotten some of the championship links".
Reputed to be the highest in England, the course lies on Bradnor Hill, with generally wide, largely unshaped fairways playing to bunkerless, narrow greens. It's a quirky layout that won't appear to everybody but if ever a course was designed to afford a fun round of golf then Kington is that very layout.
3rd Green out of action for the Winter
Please note that as from October 3 due to repairs the normal third green will be out of action and we will be playing on a temporary third green for the whole of the Winter.
Chair, Greens Committee
Winter Rules - October 5, 2015
WINTER GOLF AT KINGTON
To take effect from Monday, 5 October, 2015
Members and visitors are respectfully requested to observe the following Winter Rules which are designed to protect the course and promote fair play:
Preferred Lies. In general play a ball lying on a closely-mown area may be marked, lifted, cleaned and replaced within 12 inches, not nearer the hole. However in qualifying Competitions the ball must be replaced within 6 inches. A player can only replace his ball once, if the ball subsequently moves there is no penalty but the ball must be played as it lies. If a player fails to mark his ball before lifting, or moves the ball in any other manner eg. With his club, he incurs a one–shot penalty.
Grass Bunkers. Preferred lies may be taken in all grass bunkers as explained in (1) above.
Par 3’s. Preferred lies may be taken within the areas enclosed by white lines.
Restricted Areas. Play is prohibited from renovated and worn areas labelled PP. The ball may be dropped at the nearest point of relief without penalty, Also walkways restricted by metal posts and ropes must not be crossed.
Determination of Relief Areas. This is sometimes difficult at Kington. In competitions please consult your playing partners and in the interests of fair play if in doubt play the ball as it lies.
Match & Handicap
Defibrillator installed at Kington Golf Club
As you may have seen, the defibrillator is now available for use in its cabinet on the side of the Clubhouse. The defibrillator integrates instructions for use so that in theory anyone can use it. If you have the need, first dial 999 or 112 so that the Emergency Services can respond. In the call, you will also be given the code for the cabinet. This code will also be available on notices inside the Clubhouse. (The code protects the equipment from vandalism.) You should also be able to seek help from the bar or Pro shop.
A number of people will be trained to gain extra confidence in the use of the defibrillator. This will be in the Clubhouse at 7pm, 22nd June. Numbers are not really limited so if you would be willing to be trained please contact Nikki Scott (01544 231209).
You will also see notices on the course advertising the defibrillator.
100 Club - Kington Golf Club
Once again we are doing the 100 Club for the Golf Club. For £40 (or 76p per week - which is less than parking your car for an hour in some of the Hereford car parks!) you stand the chance of receiving a cheque every month.
The proceeds from the 100 Club go towards helping provide improvements for our exceptional Club.
Forms are available from Sarah in the Pro Shop.
Do support us.
Summer Ball at Downton House, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Tickets are now available for the Kington Golf Club Summer Ball which is to be held at Downton House, courtesy of our Honorary President, Sir Andrew Duff Gordon.
Guarantee your booking now and make a considerable saving on the ticket price. For £450 (save £100) you can guarantee your table for 10 people or alternatively book individual tickets at £45 each (save £10).
We are also able to offer a Corporate package where a table of ten will cost a little more. However, your Company name will then be used in all our publicity material.
We are supporting the Joint Captains' Charity, St Michael's Hospice and 50% of the profits will be donated to this fantastic cause and the other 50% will go to Club funds..
5 Star Rating for the Restaurant and Bar
We have just had an inspection by the Enviromental Health Officer and the Club has received a 5 Star certification for the kitchen and the bar. Congratulations should be given to the House Committee for organising the upgrade to the kitchen at exactly the right time and also to those who helped do all of the work - particularly to Paul England and David Patterson who wore through several pairs of Marigolds!!
Lifting of Winter Rules
LIFTING OF WINTER RULES
This will take effect from FRIDAY 27, MARCH 2015 for ALL competitions.
However, it is suggested to protect the course, members and visitors can continue to use preferred lies on closely mown areas and grass bunkers when playing friendly golf.
Match & Handicap Committee
March 1, 2015
PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIPTIONS – 2015/16
PAYMENT OF SUBSCRIPTIONS – 2015/16
If you have not paid your golf subscriptions by 31 March, 2015 you are not eligible to play in any Competitions at Kington Golf Club after that If you do you will unfortunately be disqualified.
If you have not paid by 30 April, 2015 then your membership will be suspended and you will no longer be able to play the course in any form of golf.
MATCH & HANDICAP COMMITTEE
February 28, 2015
Celtic Challenge 2015
44 hardy souls braved the icy north easterly blast in another epic encounter over the hallowed links on Bradnor Hill. As usual some pairs cogged extremely well and produced incredible scores.
After the golf they enjoyed a superb meal provided by Shirley Friend and were royally entertained by the inimitable John Hussey! John then compered a four-card classic horst racing event, prior to viewing the opening Six Nationas Clash from the Millennium Stadium.
Sincere thanks to all who contributed to a most enjoyable day which raised a significant £290 for the Joint Captains' St Michael's Hospice Charity Appeal.
Overall Winnters - John Priday & Roger Bounds (Wales) 47 points
1st Tony House & Ross Moore (46) 2nd Derek Keeble & Dave Powell (44) 3rd Mike Richards & Rhodri Mansell (38)
1st Marcel & Sarah Walton (41) 2nd Rob Metcalfe & Brian Dyer 3rd Kevin Barnes & Jon Watkins (3)
Wales 417 points England 412 points
PS: Rugby Results - Wales 16 England 21