The Ladies Open AM AM was a great success, thanks to the hard work of event organiser Wendy Douglas and her team of helpers. 64 players from 9 golf clubs played on a warmish, dryish day - until the skies opened and flooded the greens .. nearly drowned them actually! Being Kington golf course the water drained extremely quickly and everyone was able to complete their round.
Winners: Chris Hughes, Lisa Hughes, Kay Coldrick (Builth Wells) and Loraine Bourne (Kington) 92pts , 2nd: Norma Smith, Elaine Allen, Sue Patterson, Liz Lockwood (Kington) 87pts, 3rd: Jenny Kelly, Wendy Priday, Toinette Davies, Gerry Cox (Kington) 86pts, 4th Jane Burgoyne, Audrey Philpott, Joan Morgan,Teresa Godbert 85pts. Nearest to pin Elsie Powell (Cradoc), longest drive Jan Bowen (Burghill Valley).
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
The Sporting Challenge is here again.
Kington Golf Club has a reputation to maintain as since its creation in 2011The Kington Sporting Clubs Trophy has been won by the club every year.
The challenge consists of Hockey - Sunday June 1st / Golf Sunday 8th June/ Bowls Friday 13th June/ Cricket
Sunday 15th June and Football Friday 20th June. All the venues are local so go along and add your support or even better get involved. All the information you need including your entry for the teams and the locations of the events are on the Main club notice board and in the Diary-- or you can as a last resort call Nigel Venables
The Results of the Builth Wells Exchange are ---
1st place Jeremy Ashford & Mike Waygood with 41 points winning on back 9 with 18 points.
2nd place Dai Morgan & Mike Powell with 41 points losing on back 9 with 17 points .3rd place Andy Georgopoulos & Ross Baker with 39 points winning on back 9 with 20points
The weather, course and food at Builth were fantastic, we played a 4 ball betterball pairs competition - yellow blocks 3/4 handicap with 36 people playing!
Nearest the pin on hole 5 - winner John Priday
Nearest the pin on hole 15 - winner Alan Thomas
Longest drive on hole 18 - winner Jamie Hughes
A good day was had by one and all!
First match in the handicap league had to be cancelled on the 7th May due to bad weather, wind was unbelievable. The Match has been re arranged.
Herefordshire Ladies County Amateur Golf Championship
The Herefordshire Ladies County Amateur Golf Championship will be contended on our course on Saturday 7th June. 83 members of Herefordshire golf clubs will play an 18 hole medal to find the 2014 Champion. Good luck to them all.
If you are playing the first hole when the ladies are on the 18th it will be much appreciated if you give them priority. Thanks,.
The winner of this years Kildare Cup was Gareth Jones with a splendid 78-15-63. The event was a qualifier for the Chronicle Cup to be played at the Wrekin Golf Club on August 2nd. Gareth’s team mates on the day will be:
Nick Preece, Garry Howe and Alan Thomas. Gareth will be playing off his new 13 handicap!
Annual Triangular Match v Burghill Valley & the Herefordshire
Ten ladies played in the annual Triangular which took place at Burghil lValley this year on 29 May and Kington came away with the Trophy again!
News from the Pro Shop
The Benross Club Fitting Day will be held on Tuesday 3rd June starting from 1.30pm – 6 pm. Come and try the award winning new Speed range. Please book your appointment in the shop.
Adizero One shoes RRP £129 only £109.99 now with a free limited addition Adizero One hat worth £19.99
Our new range of Under Armour shirts have arrived – as worn by Jordon Speith, Hunter Mahan and Gary Woodland on tour.
Skycaddie Aire GPS Rangefinder now in stock Only £99.99
Limited edition Titleist Pro V1 # 66 balls – celebrating 66 years as the number 1 ball at the US Open - only £39.99 per dozen
Demo Clubs to try:
Ping i25 and G25 range
Cleveland 588 Custom driver and fairway wood
Ladies Altitude irons
Benross Ladies Pearl Driver, woods and hybrids
Benross Gold Legend Driver, woods and hybrids
Plus fitting carts for Titleist, Cleveland and Benross
Kington Community 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.
Please note Bar Opening hours:
From the 29th March the Bar opening hours will 11.00 am.
Food will be available from 9.00 am and earlier by special arrangement.
And finally ....
I was working out at the gym when I spotted a sweet young thing walking in. I asked the trainer standing next to me, “What machine should I use to impress that young lady over there?” The trainer looked me over and said, “I would recommend the ATM machine in the lobby.”