Shotgun Texas Scramble - Sunday, 22 July
Kington Sporting Clubs' Trophy
Congratulations to the members who represented the golf club in the inaugural holding of this tournement held during the Kington Festival and were victorious over Kington Football Club and Kington Cricket Club.
The cricket squad, captained by Graham Priday, defeated both the Cricket Club and Football Club, with some outstanding personal performances, but suffered several injuries, the worst being a broken ankle sustained by Tony House.
The golf team, Captained by Sid Price, kept their honour, despite the footballers and cricketers fielding some very suspicious 28 handicappers. The last round was the football held on a very wet Friday evening, before the England V Sweden football international. If the footballers were to win all of their Matches and the golfers loose all of their Matches, as was suspected, the Tournament would result in a draw between the footballers and golfers.
But in the first game the cricketers defeated the footballers, which gave the Trophy to KGC. In the last minutes of the game between the golfers, captained by Marcel Veillet, and the cricketers, the golfers scored two goals, to finish with a well earned draw in that Match. 28 players represented the Golf Club with only one member, Raymond J.Evans, playing in all three rounds of the Tournament - this being more amazing as he had not put his name down to play in any of them!!
The Shield is already in the Trophy cabinet. The Tournament was played in a good spirit and plans for next year are already in progress. Individual heroes have not been identified here as we do not have room here to identify them all, so congratulations to all who played.
Visitors' Open Day - Saturday, 28 July at 2 pm
Kington Golf Club is holding a Visitors' Open Day on Saturday, 28 July at 2 pm. We wish to use this event to show prospective members what Kington Golf Club has to offer. We are interested in meeting both existing golfers and those who may wish to learn to play golf. If you know of anyone who might be interested in playing golf at Kington please encourage them to come along. Please give Dan Jarman the names of any prospective attendees.
Kington Open 2012
Harry Horlock a 15 year old Kington member has won the 2012 Kington Open.
The 51 entrants were given a hard time by the blustery wind but Harry held his nerve after his morning net 64 to add a splendid net 61 in the afternoon to give him the victory. Ryan Hotchkiss took second, just one shot behind with net 67/67. Third went to Alistair Button with net 69/73. Ross Moore won the gross prize with 70/70, second was Darren Richards (Neath GC) with 69/74. Matt Weaver came 3rd with 74/76.
The Madigan Cup was won by Ryan Hotchkiss with net 67.
Harry, a Lady Hawkins School pupil, had to play off 18 to play in the event even though he was a 22 handicapper – after his efforts he now plays off 15.
New Kington member takes over The Lion at Woonton
Kington welcomes Gordon Glover to the club. Gordon has taken over The Lion at Woonton which has been renamed The Ferney - we also think that is was its original name back in the dim distant past. Gordon has played off a handicap of 9, his previous club was Bull Bay (Anglesey). How is this for enthusiasm? The pub will be closed on Monday and Tuesday – two very good golf days he tells us.
We wish Gordon many years of friendly golf at the club.
TaylorMade Demo Day
Dan Jarman recently organised a TaylorMade Demo Day on the practice ground. A lot of players took advantage of the offer to have their swings checked. The next Demo Day will be by Nike on Friday, August 24th. See Dan to get your name on the check list. More Demo Days to follow.
And finally ............
My neighbour knocked on my door at 2.30 am this morning. Can you believe that !!!.2.30 AM
Lucky for him I was still up playing my bagpipes.
Editor Joe James 01544 327636 / firstname.lastname@example.org