Bradnor Bugle - April 2014

Club Captains George Smith and Kay Taylor have presented the Cheque for the money raised last year to the Midland Air Ambulance. A total of £5600 was presented during the year and Kay was able to take the opportunity to meet the Air Ambulance staff at the Air Base at Strensham and see inside the Ambulance. This is a very worthwhile Charity and we would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way. It is good to know that the service is available although we all hope we will never need it.

Forthcoming Events Not To Be Missed

8th April   

Ladies 9 hole coffee morning teams of three.  Entry fee £8 for visitors and £7 for club members.

Contact Greta Davies 01568 720273 email               

20th May     

Ladies Open AM-AM Teams of four.   Entry fee £13 for visitors and £8 club members.                                                                                  
Contact Wendy Douglas 01544 388045  email

Rule 24-2b

Have you been ‘unfortunate’ like me to to have pushed your tee shot to the right of the first fairway (way right). If you have you will have noticed a new fence just inside the wall. This is now an immovable obstruction. Rule 24-2b. This rule states although the player takes relief from the obstruction he will incidentally get relief from the wall (not fence) and confirms the player is entitled to invoke rule 24-2b.

Which entitles you to drop a ball within 1 club length not nearer the hole without penalty.

Incidentally – Winter rules have finished (29th March) but please still use in Friendlies.

News from the Pro Shop

Thanks to all of the members who attended the Bridgestone ball fitting day.  Another great turn out means that Joe is hoping to return before the end of the season.

Cleveland Golf is running their wedge trade in deal again where you can trade in any old wedge and get £25 off any new 588 wedge (max of 3 wedges).  They are also offering a £100 off a set of irons from their 588 range when you trade in a set of irons. Both promotion run until 31st July 2014 and terms and conditions apply.

Also receive a sleeve of Pro V 1 balls when purchasing a new Titleist Vokey SM5 wedge and a dozen Pro v 1s when purchasing     3 SM5 wedges at the same time.

Finally ladies and seniors group coaching sessions start in April;  please check the respective notice boards for further details.

Sarah Walton

The Charity Bridge Drive

The Charity Bridge Drive held on the 6th March  was a great success with 60 people (mainly ladies) having a great afternoon at the Club and raising a total of £658 for the Captains Charity. Many favourable comments were passed on about the refurbishment of the Clubhouse and it led to some asking for entry forms for our Open which was very pleasing. The winners were Mary Pritchard and Peter Smith with Sue Powell, Sue Davies, Annette Watkins and Anne Owens also getting prizes.

Bee expressed her gratitude to all who had helped and told everyone about this years Charity –Helipads.  

Kington Golf Club- ‘100’ Club

Members ---- Your Club Needs You.!


+ Help raise £2000 for much needed club projects.*

+ Great odds, 40% chance of winning *

+ Membership only £40, equates to just 76p per week.*

+ Last year….30 winners shared £1,915 in prize money !

3 ‘double winners won £135 each !

+ This year….. it could be you.

+ There will be 10 monthly draws with £200 in

prize money available. *

+ The first draw will be in May

* Based on 100 members.

See Sarah in the Pro Shop for your Application Form

Bar Opening  Hours

From 29th March the bar opening hours will be from 11 am.   Food will be available from 9 am and earlier by special arrangement.

Sunday Lunches

Sunday Lunches are served every Sunday.  There will be a carvery or plated meal depending on numbers who book - minimum ten for carvery.  Please confirm booking by Friday afternoon.

Please note

Players need to have paid their subscriptions by end of March,  2014 to be eligible to play in Competitions and if not paid by 30 April their membership will be deemed to be suspended.

And finally ...

After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.

Now I have a £750,000 home, a £45,000 car, a nice big bed and a large screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 73 year-old woman. It seems to me that you're not holding up your side of things."

My wife is a very reasonable woman.  She told me to go out and find a hot 23 year old girl and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap house, driving a junk car, sleeping on a sofa bed and watching a 10- inch black and white TV. 

Aren't older women great?  They really know how to solve an old guy's problems!

Editor Joe James, 01544 327636  Email:  joe.james