Carols & Mulled Wine - Thursday, 17 December
Christmas Carols & Mulled Wine
Thursday, 17 December at 7.30 pm at Kington Golf Club
Titley Ladies' Choir with special guest singers & the Radnor Valley Band
Tickets £10 to include mulled wine & nibbles
Tickets are available behind the Bar or from either Niki Scott (01544 231209) or Mary Hill (01544 350800)
KGC Annual Dinner - Saturday, 5 December 2015
Please note that all tickets for the Annual Dinner are now sold out. If you wish to go on a short list for cancellations please let me know.
Wooden Spoon - Men v Ladies - Saturday, November 14
Please note that this has been cancelled.
Autumn Four Ball Open - Sunday, November 8 2015
Please go to the Mixed Team Sheets section on the website and click on the relevant file and you will see your tee times.
Please note that a breakfast will be served if required by our new Stewards with two options available. As usual you will also be able to eat after the golf - once again with different meal options.
The Presentation will take place at approximately 5.30 pm - please ensure that you are suitably dressed.
Any queries please speak to Nigel Scott - 01544 2310209 or the Professional, Sarah Walton - 01544 230340
KGC Annual Dinner - Saturday, 5 December, 2015
Our annual dinner will to be held at the Clubhouse on Saturday, 5 December. After dinner music will be provided by Tony Redfern.
Tickets are now available at a cost of £25 per person from:
Marcel Veillet (email@example.com or 01544 231146) or Mary Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01544 350800).
New Stewards for Kington Golf Club
We are delighted to welcome our new Stewards, Nick Shaw and Naomi Green who started on 1 November. They will not only be running the restaurant but also the bar. We wish them both well and assure them of our wholehearted support.
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.
Committee Cup 2015
Kington Lions Charity Golf Day - Friday, 15 May
Kington Lions are holding a Charity Golf Day by kind permission of Kington Golf Club on Friday, 15th May.
If you would like to play please click for more information.
Any queries please don't hesitate to contact me.
01544 231431 or email@example.com
Vice Captain running Hereford Half Marathon - Sunday, 10 May
As you are aware 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.
Sponsorship forms are now available behind the bar at the Club.
Do please support her generously. Running a Marathon, as many of you will know, is not simply running on the actual day but all the hard preparation and training leading up to it. We wish you well, Pip.
Marcel Veillet & Mary Hill
Defibrillator for the Golf Club being installed this month
The Social & Fund raising Committee have been investigating the purchase of a Defibrillator for the Club. After several enquires, West Midlands Ambulance Community Officer , Noel Orbell will be bringing a De-Fib to the Club in April under their Community De-Fib Scheme for Free scheme. This is superb as a De-Fib can cost around £1,500 inc VAT to purchase. Kington Golf Club warrants a free De-Fib under this Scheme because of its rural location.
Several members will receive free training from Noel Orbell.
The Social & Fund raising team are organising an outdoor temperature controlled box to house the Defib and this will allow access for not only the Club members but also the general public, walkers etc.
Details of how to access the box will be given to all members once it has been installed.