The Club is sad to announce the death of David Price who was a member of Kington until this earlier this year when illness prevented him playing. Not only was David a golfer but he was a very good all round sportsman playing both cricket and rugby.
He was universally loved and respected and our thoughts are with his wife, Sue, and his two sons Steven and Matthew.
Terry Inskip's Funeral Arrangements
The arrangements for Terry's funeral will be 12.45 pm at Hereford Crematorium on Tuesday, 26 August followed by a church service at Shobdon. There will then be refreshments at the Bateman Arms in Shobdon afterwards.
Terry Inskip died on Friday, 14 August following a long illness with cancer.
He had been a member of the Club for many years and some of you will remember him years ago arriving on his motorbike to play golf!
Our thoughts are with his wife, Betty, and his two children Suzanne and Richard.
Lorraine Bourne's Funeral Arrangements
Lorraine's funeral will be held at Hereford Crematorum at 12.45 pm on Wednesday 20 August and afterwards everyone will be invited to the Radnor Arms in Presteigne. Family flowers only and donations to Cancer Research.
We are sad to announce the death of Lorraine Bourne who lost her battle against cancer last Monday, 4 August.
Lorraine was an active member of the Ladies' Section and last year, despite her illness, she won three of the Ladies' Board Competitions, including the 36 hole Club Championship, and only a few weeks ago she won Division 1 in the Herefordshire Ladies' Championships at Kington.
Who can forget her smile, her humour, her support for others and that determination not to stop playing the game she loved, on the course she loved and with the friends she loved?
Our thoughts are with her three children, her brother Geoff Brown and her sister in law, Jane.
She will be missed by us all.
Good Luck to our Juniors
All the members of Kington Golf Club wish our Juniors the best of luck tomorrow in the County Finals.
This is the first time in eight years that a team from Kington has reached the finals.
Fund Raising Committee News
The Texas Scramble held on Sunday, 20 July raised a profit of £324. Many thanks to Marcel Veillet and Phil Jones who organised this day. The atmosphere in the Clubhouse was great and everyone was very complementary about the friendliness of our Club, the food, the course and the fantastic way the Competition was organised.
Following swiftly on the heels of this the Club had the Community Shop in Kington for a week and raised an amazing £2,000. A very big thank to all those who donated things for the shop, helped in the shop – despite the heat – and of course to those who bought the things in the shop – and finally to those who helped clear it all up at the end!
A very special mention to the youngest member of the team – 11 year old Sophia Veillet – daughter of our Captain Elect, Marcel Veillet. She worked tirelessly all week and put us all to shame.
A great start to our fund raising activities this year.
Niki Scott & the Fund Raising Committee
Important - please read!
Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
LWC will be holding their Corporate Day at the Club. This will involve 160 players and 10 staff. One of the largest events ever to be held at the Club.
This has a significant financial benefit to the Club not only this year but in the future. The Club is committed to ensuring that we provide excellent service to LWC on the day from our own staff with additional support from Club members.
The tee will be closed from 8.15 am to 3.30 pm
All members should check with the Pro shop staff before attempting to play on this day.
It may be possible to play from the 5th tee to the 18th tee before 8.30 am.
Please park tidily!
Be kind to our lines -please park between them not on them – our parking is limited
Kington Golf Club's New Chairman
Kington Golf Club would like to welcome our new Chairman, David Francis, and wish him well. David has been a member of Kington for a great number of years and is, of course, a past Captain. His experience and knowledge of the Club will prove invaluable.
Bert Priday, has retired as Chairman and we all thank him for the many hours he has devoted to the Club during his period as Chairman. He has done a tremendous job for the Club and we are all indebted to him. Perhaps he can now concentrate on getting his handicap down and playing more golf!
Ladies Open - 4BBB - Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
There are still tee times available for the Ladies Open and if any ladies would like to come and play either with a Kington member or bringing someone from another Club please do so.
For further information please contact Mary Hill on 01544 350800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies' AM AM - Tuesday, 20 May, 2014
Kington Ladies AM AM took place on Tuesday 20th May 2014
64 ladies played, 34 from Kington and 30 visitors representing a total of 10 clubs.
The weather was dry until mid-afternoon when we had a torrential down pour which was unfortunate for the last few teams, but in spite of the weather everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
The winning team with a total of 92 points was Chris Hughes, Lisa Hughes, Kay Coldrick (all from Builth) along with Lorraine Bourne from Kington. The runners up were a team from Kington made up of Norma Smith, Elaine Allen, Sue Patterson and Liz Lockwood.
Benross Club Fitting - Ladies and Seniors Range
On Tuesday June 3rd from 1.30pm - 6 pm I will be holding a Benross Club Fitting afternoon on the practise ground. This is your opportunity to try out the new award winning Speed 2 range, including the new Ladies and Seniors range.
If you are interested in coming, please book your time by email.
Herefordshire County Golf Clubs
The Herefordshire County Golf Clubs Committee would like it drawn to your attention that the following Championships are to take place:
Men's Championship - Saturday, 7 June at Burghill Valley Golf Club
Seniors' Championship - Wednesday, 11 June at Sapey Golf Club
Mixed Championship - Saturday, 28 June at Herefordshire Golf Club
Junior Championship - Friday, 31 October at Ross on Wye Golf Club
Full details of these Championships can be found on the relevant Noticeboards on the website and also details and entry forms are posted on the relevant Noticeboards in the Clubhouse
Match & Handicap Committee
Sarah's First Anniversary!
This weekend marks the Anniversary of the first year that our Professional, Sarah, has been with us. She and Chris bravely set off for the wilds of Herefordshire just twelve months ago and have certainly made their mark.
We at Kington Golf Club would like to say a big thank you to Sarah and tell her how lucky we are that she and Chris made that decision.
She is “professional” in every sense of the word – her admin is second to none, her Pro Shop is a delight to visit whether it is for new Clubs or those new golf clothes one simply must have. She greets us all with that lovely dry, Northern humour and for those who have either played golf with her or experienced her lessons will know she is a true Golf Professional.
Kington Golf Club has benefited so much from her presence in the past twelve months and we would all like to express our heartfelt thanks to you Sarah.