Seniors Newsletter October 2016
Seniors Newsletter September 2016
Late Summer Away Day - Thursday 6th October 2016
The final away day of the year is going to be at a superb course with good greens, not too long but tricky to play in the wind. We have secured an amazing deal. Only £12.50 for a bacon bap & coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, sandwiches & chips plus ‘open standard’ prizes. There will be a nearest the pin competition on every par 3 & 18th + vouchers for team winners all totalling about £100 (assuming a reasonable turnout!). The venue is of course at Kington, with the draws for partners/teams at 9.15 and 1st tee at 10.00 am. The sheet is up on the noticeboard.
The AGM is scheduled for November 7th. The paperwork is on the noticeboard with sheets for nominations to committee and captain + minutes from last year. We know there will be at least 3 vacancies as neither Andy Edey, Paul Finch nor Sam Hinton are standing again. Apart from the glow of virtue from giving something back to seniors golf, it is also potentially great fun. You can be involved in the decisions about what competitions will be played and when; putting right all those frustrating problems rather than simply moaning in the bar; standing up and announcing that the bandit you played with has finally been cut after he scored 43 points; even helping to choose the Christmas cracker menu! Alright I may have cherry-picked my personal favourites and there are other more serious matters involved but you will get a great deal from it. So get your name down – Kington Seniors Golf needs you!
This year’s open was a resounding success. The course was perfect for the large number of visitors with hardly a puff of wind and relatively slow greens due to heavy rain beforehand. Scoring was very good with the following gross score results:
1st (69) Richard Elmes & Ted Davies (Kington)
2nd (70) Colin Mansell & Steve Tanner (Kington)
3rd (71) Gordon Glover & Nigel Venables (Kington)
In the stableford, Joe James & Dick Lee (Kington) were 3rd with 47 pts, (24 & 23)
The success of the open was not solely due to the weather. Our thanks to Chris Scott for organising all the entries, to Paul Finch for leading on the organisation of the day, and to Gill & Glyn Wictombe, John Lockwood & Ivor Morgan for their sterling work on the day. If I have missed anyone out please let me know as it is not deliberate!
Sam Hinton – Seniors Secretary
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Knock Out Draw
Remember the K/O draw will be held on 9th May after the golf. Not only that but there is also a free lunch. Now you may think there is no such thing but for you it is true. Admittedly you may have to listen to Andy Edey but if you focus on the sandwiches and chips it can pass you by – just listen out for your name in the draw! It will also be the first day for our new caterers, Julie and Barry Murray, so you get to sample their food before anyone else! Even if you can’t play just come along to marvel at the efficiency of the draw and the taste of the sarnies....
Last chance to enter the Men’s Invitation Day on Sunday 8th May. A few places are still left and the forecast is much warmer weather!
Next match is away at Cleobury Mortimer, 12th May, and Terry is looking for a few players so give him a ring on 01568 708873 if you can play.
Next Home match is 19th May with Builth Wells as the visitors. The sheet is already up on the board.
Next Away Day is at Raglan Parc and a sheet will be going up on the board very soon. You may not realise but most golf clubs hosting societies will not accept late cancellations and charge the full fee for the final numbers agreed on a particular date. So if you cancel after the set date you will still have to pay whatever fee the club charges. This date will be on the sheet.
The next medal is on May 23rd and the sheet is already up. Numbers were over 35% up on last year with the new format so put your name down quickly. Only one player entered the wrong competition on the computer – no names no pack drill although he wasn’t blowing his own trumpet more of a bugle......! The only caveat on the first playing of the new format was that one or two players changed from one competition to another at the last minute. The committee feels this is not in the spirit of the game so please stick to your nominated tee.
And finally......it may seem only yesterday that winter ended, it certainly felt that way up on the 9th tee, but the Seniors Open is already filling up. Please contact Chris Scott and get your entry in so that you can get that preferred tee time before someone else grabs it!
Enjoy the lovely weather on the course – who knows how long it will last.....
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New Medal Format:
After agreement at the 2015 AGM that we should change the format of the medal competitions to encourage more people to play in them, here are details of the new playing format. There will be two competitions on the day, one off the white tees and one off the yellow tees. It is up to each player to choose which competition they will enter. However they should put a ‘Y’ or a ‘W’ next to their name on the Tee booking sheet, they must mark their scorecard with the tee choice and inform their playing partners. When entering your score on the computer you will need to select the appropriate competition first before entering your score. This is a new approach which we all hope will allow each of us to enjoy playing a medal format and, of course, it will be reviewed at the end of the summer.
Yes I know it is minus 2 degrees outside and blowing a gale but spring really is just around the corner! This means that the first of the matches is coming up so keep an eye on the noticeboard for the next few matches:
3rd March – Ludlow at Kington (Stop Press – list is already on the board and names are being added so move quickly!)
10th March – Wharton Park at Kington
17th March – Cradoc at Kington
Any news about ill or injured members?
If you know of any present or recent senior who is unable to play for a few weeks because of injury or illness please let one of the committee know. It can be a help in that situation for friends to keep in touch when this happens so if we know about it we can either do something on behalf of the section or enable individuals to do react. Obviously we want to respect their privacy so will only act if we are sure the member is happy to be contacted. So do let us know!
The first two away days have been organised and lists are already on our noticeboard. On Thursday 21st April we have a 12.30 tee time at Ombersley. We have played here the previous two years and everyone seems to have enjoyed it. The cost is £30 which provides for coffee on arrival (if you want a bacon bap you can order one on arrival), 18 holes of golf and a two course meal afterwards + prizes. The second is again at Raglan Parc on Wednesday 13th July (note Wednesday!). We played there last year and the course was enjoyable although the greens were a trifle quick because of equipment problems. We are promised the greens will be fine and so the format is the same – coffee and bacon bap, 18 holes of golf and a two course meal afterwards + prizes. This is all at a discounted rate of £25 to compensate for all those extra putts last year! A third one is being arranged for late summer/early Autumn. We will keep you posted. So get your name down on the list!!
Summer League 21.09.2015
1st Arthur Hyde 35
2nd Colin Mansell 35
3rd Richard Williams 34
1st Ivor Morgan 42
2nd John Allen 34
3rd Barry Dudley 33