Disruption to Clubhouse - Thursday, 19 March, 2015
The overhead projector, projector screen, sound system etc is being installed in the Clubhouse on Thursday 19th March from 8.30am. Apologies to any members for any disruption caused whilst this work is being done.
Bridge Drive - Thursday, 12 March, 2015
The Ladies' section held their annual Bridge Drive on Thursday, 12 March at the Clubhouse. Thanks go to Tricia Hern and her team who did a super job in organising and running what was a very successful day. After the Bridge everyone had a lovely tea which was donated and served by the ladies.
A total of £646.20 was raised for the Joint Captains' Charity, St Michael's Hospice
KGC '100' Club 2014/15
Thanks to the support and generosity of those members who joined the '100 Club' we have made a much welcomed profit of £1,500 towards Club funds.
In appreciation we have made an additional March Bonus Draw of three £40 prizes.
There were 26 winners this year and topping the list were Pip Frost who "bagged" £180 and Bert and Wendy Priday who "bagged"£160".
March Bonus Draw
Ruth Alexander £40
Peter Smith £40
David Sayers £40
What about next year?
Join us by getting a membership form from our Captains, Mary Hill, Marcel Veillet and Terry Weight or from our Professional, Sarah Walton
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
We are delighted that Shirley Friend and her company Fingers & Forks will provide our interim catering through February and March.
Shirley and her team will be offering Sunday lunches, including a 2 course carvery & coffee for £12.50, and these will be available every Sunday from 12 pm - 3.30 pm. Bookings are preferred but they are not essential, so please feel free to come along.
As well as Sunday lunches, Shirley will be offering daily specials, so please check the board in the bar for further information.
Ladies' Vice-Captain running Half Marathon for Charity
Our Ladies' Vice Captain, Pip Frost, is running the Hereford Half Marathon on Sunday, 10 May. She has very generously chosen her Charity to be the Joint Captain's Charity, 2015 - St Michael’s Hospice. She has done this so that we can all sponsor her from the Club thereby helping our Charity.
Do please support her generously. Sponsorship forms will soon be available at the Club.
Marcel Veillet & Mary Hill
Charity Bridge Drive - Thursday, 12 March, 2015
Our annual Charity Bridge Drive will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday, 12 March at 1.30 pm.
The cost is £7.50 per person which includes afternoon tea.
All proceeds, including those from the raffle, will be donated to the Joint Captains' Charity, St Michael's Hospice.
Tickets are available from Tricia Hern (01544 340221 or email@example.com
Captains' Drive In
The Drive in and drive out took place on Sunday, 4 January in very murky conditions but all four new Captains managing to hit the ball well - albeit into the unknown recesses of the first fairway!! The new Captains are Men's Captain - Marcel Veillet, Lady Captain - Mary Hill, Seniors' Captain - Terry Weight and Junior Captain - Rhys Powell.
However, high tec has made it to Kington – because of the lack of visibility on the Drive In our Pro, Sarah, came to the rescue with her state of the art machine a GC2 Launch Monitor which connected via Blue Tooth to her iPad and gave the correct distance and run of the ball. The outcome of this gadget meant that Robin Price took the spoils for his guess of 721 yards for the combined diven total of the four Captains. The actual distance was 752 and Robin's was the best guess. This raised £120.10 which was the first amount to go into the joint Captains' Charity which this year will be St Michaels Hospice.
Members and visitors are respectfully requested to observe the following Winter Rules which are designed to protect the course and promote fair play:
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.
Preferred lies may be taken in all grass bunkers as explained in Preferred Lies above.
Preferred lies may be taken with the areas enclosed by white lines.
Play is prohibited from renovated and worn areas labelled PP. The ball my 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 a competition please consult your playing partners and, in the interests of fair play, if in doubt play the ball as it lies.
Match & Handicap Committee
As you are aware there is a 3 Month trade in time on the Competition vouchers which has always been very flexible. To assist with the accounting and cash flow of both the Golf Club and the Pro Shop it has been decide to put end dates on when the vouchers must be used by.
We therefore propose the following:
All vouchers dated for the years 2013 & 2014 must be redeemed by September 30, 2015. Any vouchers then won between 1 January, 2015 and 30 September, 2015 must be redeemed by December 31, 2015.
From October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2016 vouchers must redeemed by December 31, 2016 and the same the following year.
This will be strictly adhered to; so please don’t be disappointed and miss out on your voucher - check and spend the money you have won with Sarah so that you don’t lose it!
MATCH & HANDICAP COMMITTEE
Xmas Carols & Mulled Wine
A huge thank you from all of us to those who supported us on Thursday evening at the Christmas Carols and Mulled Wine at the Club - to Glyn & Gill Wictome who kept us all supplied with mulled wine - to the ladies of the Club who made all the delicious food - to all who provided prizes for the raffle and of course to the wonderful singers, choir and harpist.
It was standing room only in the Clubhouse and the evening raised a total of £750 for the Club. However, a very special thank you is due to Tim Hall of Breedon Aggregates who topped this up to a massive £1,000.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Niki Scott & the Fund Raising/Social Committee