Bradnor Bugle - April 2015

Ladies Easter Lunch

40 Ladies played a competition over 9 holes in teams of 4 experiencing sun, hail and rain before completing the short course! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the super lunch prepared by Shirley and Ben and the meal was followed by the Presentation of Prizes for the Easter Series and the Spring Medal competitions.


Kington Lions Charity Day

Kington Lions are holding a Charity Golf Day at the Club on Friday 15th May. If you would like to play please contact RuthAlexander on 01544 231431 or


Spring and Song Supper May 7th

The Social/Fund raising Committe are organising a "follow up" to the immensly successful Carols and Mulled Wine evening. This will take the form of a Music evening involving a local choir and will take place on Thursday 7th May. Tickets are £10 and will include a glass of wine and a light supper. The tickets are available behind the Bar.


Monday, 23 March - Guinot Launch, Room Of Beauty
Niki Scott used the club facilities - including the new projection & sound system - to launch her new Guinot Range of skin care & treatments to her business Room Of Beauty.  Over 90 ladies attended and enjoyed the club house facilities very much indeed.  
Shirley provided delicious canapes showcasing her undoubted catering skills.  
Niki very kindly donated the money from the raffle to the Joint Captains' Charity, St Michael's Hospice, which raised an amazing total of £420.
Thank you Niki.
Defibrillator being installed for the Club 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.  

Summer Ball at Downton, Saturday, July 11    
We still have a few tables left for the Summer Ball.   Please don't feel that you have to book an entire table of ten - you can simply book two tickets if you wish. If you would like to book please contact Niki Scott, Marcel Veillet or Mary Hill. 
Terry Weight  is in the groove as he has followed his February Hole in One with a second one in March. This time the feat was achieved on the 18th where he was able to see the ball enter the hole and savour the moment. Well done Terry.
Pip Frost, who is currently the Lady Vice Captain is taking part in the Hereford Half Marathon to raise funds for the St Michael's Hospice which is the current Joint Captains Charity. Sponsorship forms are behind the Bar. Pleas do support her - running any sort of Marathon takes a lot of preparation and hard work. We all wish Pip well on Sunday 10th May.
A happy band of players spent 2 glorious days at Aberdovey. The trip was organised in impecable style by Glyn Wictome and the players were complementary of the course although the 12th  is still missing. Winners on Day1 were 1st Andy Edey, 2nd Terry Weight, 3rd Glyn Wictome. On Day 2 the pairs winners were Paul Finch and Terry Weight.




Golf Battery Testing - Now Available


As well as stocking replacement golf trolley batteries, we are pleased to announce that we will now be able to offer an in house golf trolley battery testing service, as we have invested in an Astratec battery tester.  This unit is designed to test the capacity of 12V lead acid batteries and will give peace of mind as to whether your battery needs replacing.

The cost for this service is £10 and includes a £10 voucher towards the cost of a new battery.


Benross Club Fitting Day


Scott Nightingale, from Benross, will be coming to Kington Golf Club on Tuesday 28th April to host a Benross club fitting day.  The event will be held from 3pm – 7 pm on the practice ground.  Scott will be bringing the latest offerings from Benross including the new Speed 10 adjustable driver range and Zip It wedges.  Please contact the Pro shop for further details and to book an appointment.


Titleist Loyalty Reward

To say thank you for trusting your game to Pro V1, Titleist are rewarding your loyalty with their buy 3 dozen or more Pro V1 or Pro V1 x golf balls and receive 1 dozen free promotion.  Free personalisation on the golf balls is also included in the promotion.

To take up this offer please place your order in the Pro Shop before April 13th 2015.



A little boy was doing his Maths homework. He said to himself "two plus five that son of a bitch is seven. Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine .............". His mother heard what he said and gasped "what are you doing?" The little boy answered "I am doing my Maths homework, Mum. "And this is how your teacher taught you to do it?" the mother asked. "Yes", he answered.

Infuriated , the mother asked the teacher next day "What are you teaching my son in Maths?" The teacher replied "right now we are learning addition". the mother asked "and you are teaching them to say two plus two that son of a bitch is four" After the teacher stopped laughing she answered, " what I taught them was two plus two THE SUM OF WHICH is four!"