Bradnor Bugle - July 2014

Official Changes

After many years of successfully leading from the front Bert Priday has handed over the Chairmanship of the club to David Francis. Well done Bert and welcome David.

Dave Baxendale has also stood down as Treasurer.  His time in the post has seen some epic changes which he coped with so well.  He passes the ‘books’ over to Bob Bowen a tried and trusted chap.

News from the Pro Shop

July sees the last month of the trade in promotion against Cleveland clubs.  Trade in any old wedge and get £25 off a new Cleveland 588 series wedge and trade in any old set of irons and get £100 off a new set of Cleveland irons across the range.  Don’t miss out on this great deal.

Titleist Fitting Day

The Titleist fitting day was on Monday 30th of June and I would like to thank the members who attended and Titleist fitter Ben Welch for offering his time and expertise.  It was very informative day, and well supported, and I look forward to seeing Ben back at Kington in the future.

Finally Ross Moore and me are off to Little Aston on Friday 4th July in the PGA/Lombard Pro Am and we are both looking forward to representing Kington at a fantastic course.  Thanks to all who have wished us luck.

Coming soon – Pro Shop E Newsletter

Community Fund Raising Shop

Niki Scott is supervising our use of the ‘Community Shop’ in Kington High Street.  The dates are 18th July to 25th July.  She would like to hear from anyone who could volunteer to lend a hand during the week.  This is a fund raising venture, so if you have unwanted treasures that you could donate to help fill the shop they would be much appreciated. Items need to be brought to the shop after 2pm on Friday the 18th or any time when the shop will be manned.  Electrical goods have to be PAT tested therefore need to be at the shop by Saturday morning.

Please contact Nikki on 01544 231209 or 07766733005 or Mary Hill on 01544 350800 to volunteer, to donate goods or for more information.

Nice to be appreciated .....

Good evening to everyone concerned with your wonderful golf course.  We were recommended to come to Kington by two of our friends so nine of us booked in at the Burton hotel and added two rounds of golf at Kington.  I can honestly say from start to finish it has been a fantastic two day break.  The course is stunning and maintained by friendly green keepers and quite a few sheep (we are going to advise our home club to get some).  The greens are true and wickedly fast a badly judged put gets what it deserves.  The views from the 7th match any views anywhere in the country.  Your pro is informative friendly and polite and your steward,  Paul. is a asset to your Club and shook everyone's hands and invited us back something we will be doing as soon as possible.

Many thanks to you all can't wait to come back.

Kind regards,

Mr Barker and his party. 

Fancy a trip to the Seniors' Open at Royal Porthcawl?

Golf Club – The first ever ‘Seniors Major’ event takes place between July 24th and July 27th.  If you can get 10 or more people to join you to buy a ticket then you can get a good discount bringing the price down to £20

There are more discounts for bigger groups. The big plus is that you can buy the tickets as a group but you do not have to go together. So come on you organizers do some canvassing.

Junior News

Congratulations to Ryan Hotchkiss for winning the Gross prize at the SHUG Boys Par 3 Championship held at Sapey Golf Club.  Ryan shot 55 (1 over) to win by 6 shots.  Tom John was unlucky to miss out on a Nett prize as he finished 4th with a 12 under score of 42.

The Junior team lost 5 – 1 to The Herefordshire in their second Match of the season.

Congratulations to Ryan Hotchkiss, Jamie Thomas, James Herdman and Rhys Powell for being selected to play for SHUGC Junior teams in their respective age groups.  Great to see Kington well represented.


Be kind to our lines -please park between them not on them – our parking is limited

Seniors Open

There are still spaces in the Seniors Open to be played on Wednesday 27th August.  The format is pairs betterball.  Entry forms are around the club but if you need information call Richard Williams on 01547 520057

Junior Organiser

Liz Lockwood has kindly taken up the challenge of being the Junior Organiser.  Liz can be contacted on 01544 23912

Ladies Open 4BBB - July 15, 20

There are still tee times available for this Ladies Open.  For further information please contact Mary Hill, 01544 350 800 or

New Members

We have been lucky to welcome 33 new members so far this year 19 men – 6 Ladies --- and 8 Juniors.

Shropshire & Hereford Union Of Golf Clubs.

All male members over the age of 18 with a handicap would you please collect your County Card Book from the Pro Shop.  This entitles you to a discount of up to 50% at 1,265 clubs and the cost of the County Card Book is included in your Membership fee.

And finally ....

The schoolteacher was taking her first golfing lesson. "Is the word spelt p-u-t or p-u-t-t?" she asked the instructor. "P-u-t-t is correct," he replied. "Put means to place a thing where you want it.  Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing."   

Two golfers were sitting at the 19th hole discussing their games this year when one says to the other, My game is so bad this year I had to have my ball retriever regripped!”

Whats the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?  A bad golfer goes: WHACK ..."Damn!”  A bad Skydiver goes: "Damn!” ... WHACK!!

Editor Joe James 01544 327636 /