Bradnor Bugle - February 2014


“Dressed for the conditions” or “Stripped for Action”.  The new Captains Terry, Ross, Tony and Bee show that they will be ready for all eventualities and are prepared to Mix and Match as the need arises!  

Lets hope that 2014 is a successful one for you all.  


From the 30th December, 2013 the bar winter opening hours will change.  From this date the bar will open at 11am Monday and Sunday.  12 am Tuesday through to Saturday,

The restaurant opening hours are unchanged


The latest member of the Hole in One Club is Nigel Venables at the 5th. (it’s his third!!)


Following the success of our 2013 New to Golf Open Day programme we plan to hold three Open Days this year. The dates are 2 pm,  Saturday  22nd March, 17th May and 28th June.  We need all members to support these Open Days as we know that the best method for recruiting new members is by word of mouth.  So if you know of any candidates who wish to take up golf would you please contact Sarah Walton, David Mains or Nigel Venables

You will receive £25 bar voucher for each new full member who joins the Club.

On the Saturday we will meet the candidates in the Clubhouse, talk about golf in general then proceed to the Academy Course to hit a few balls followed by a Putting Competition. Candidates who wish to sign up for the New to Golf programme will be given 10 hours of coaching for £75 or less (special offer for the first 10 to sign up).

Marketing Team.


The Ladies’ Section here at kington is an active, enthusiastic mix of ladies, and this mixture has been reflected in the real variety of past Lady Captains. They’ve all been successful in their own way and I am really excited to have my chance to keep the ball rolling - in a straight line I hope!

My main aim in 2014 is to help ensure that we have a Club in which golfing pleasure, competition and friendship all flourish.  The 2014 Captains’ Joint Charity will be “HELP”’. There is more to helicopter emergency landing pads than you might at first suppose - for instance, you probably know the pad at Hereford hospital is on the far side of the car park?  The Charity plans to install traffic lights there so the trolley can be rushed safely across the roads. You may also know of the Special Spinal Injuries Unit near Oswestry - it had a really bumpy route from pad to hospital until help had a smooth path installed


Titleist 714 Iron Fitting Kit Now 

The new 2014 Titleist iron fitting kit is now in stock for custom fitting the new range of Titleist 714 irons.  Book your appointment today.

Bridgestone Ball Fitting

After the success of last years Bridgestone ball fitting event, I am please to announce that Joe will be coming back to Kington on Saturday March 15th between 10 am – 2 pm.  Spaces will be limited so please book early by calling into the pro shop to book your slot.

Adidas Shoes

Arriving Mid February the new men’s and ladies’  shoe range from Adidas including the new Adizero 1



The Junior pre season meeting and Presentation evening will take place in the Club House on February 28 at 6 pm. All welcome


First the good news - we start the Clubhouse upgrade during February.  Now the bad news - disruption will be inevitable this will include electrical and water supplies. I would ask you all not to plan any social events in February without talking to Mike or myself.

9/2   Sunday             PM remove stock and equipment from the bar
10/2 Monday             Bar closed.  Food and hot drinks will be available from 11am
11/2 Tuesday             Bar closed.  Food and hot drinks will be available from 11am
12/2 Wednesday      Bar closed.  Food and hot drinks will be available from 11am
13/2 Thursday          Bar closed   Food and hot drinks will be available from 11am
13/2 Thursday          Sand down Restaurant floor.
14/2 –15/2 Fri/Sat    Restaurant floor sealant.
17/2  Monday            Clean red/blue lounge chairs.
18/2  Tuesday         Remove spike bar tiles and restaurant carpet.
19/2  Wednesday      New carpet spike bar and restaurant.
20/2  Thursday          New lounge carpet
26/3  Wednesday      Clean entrance tiles.   

TBC--Divider between the Lounge and Restaurant.


On the run up to the new stock arriving there are some fantastic bargains to be had:

Benross RIP Speed Irons with Dynamic Gold R300 shafts RRP £349 now only £229 or nearest offer.  Benross Hot Speed Irons with Dynamic Lite regular shafts Ex demo RRP £299 now only £175  End of line Hawick 100% lambswool club jumpers were £47.99 now only £40.  Plus multi-buy deals on Bridgestone balls and gloves

Prepare for the New Season

Are your clubs ready for the new season?  Why not bring them for a MOT where we can check:

The condition of your grips and suitability for you  
Check the loft angle and alter if required
Check the lie angle and alter if required
Full club clean

Book your appointment today for only £30 a set.  For further information as to why having your clubs checked can improve your game, call into the shop  today where we can explain and show you how.


And finally ....  Dai was one question away from winning a million pounds on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  Chris Tarrant asked which out of these four birds do not build a nest – a sparrow, a crow, a magpie or a cuckoo.  After some thought Dai asked to use his last life line and phone a friend.  Dai called Taffy who immediately said a cuckoo of course.  The next day they met to celebrate the win and Dai asked Taffy why he was so sure it was a cuckoo - Taffy said “I thought you would have known that Dai.  Everybody knows that a cuckoo doesn’t build a nest because it lives in a clock!’”. 

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