Bradnor Bugle May 2012


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Dave Smith 3rd hole

Dennis Whyke - 3rd.hole

Lorraine Bourne on -  you guessed it -  the 3rd  hole

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KINGTON FESTIVAL WEEK from the Secretary, Nigel Venables 

During Kington Festival Week, Kington Football Club,  Kington Cricket Club and Kington Golf Club are playing each other at their respective sports.  A notice is up on the board for volunteers to play but supporters are encouraged to come along as it is a social event and with drink, food or bar-b-cue being laid on.  

The Festival week is 8th to 15th June.                          

Sunday,  I0 June  Cricket

Tuesday, 12 June Golf

Friday. .15 June Football.    


The Club Captain had to take one of the Seniors to task recently as the Senior in question was hitting his ball off the Ladies' tee.  The Senior was affronted.  "I am not using the Ladies' tee" he said.  "This is my second shot!"

GENTLEMENT'S INVITATION DAY,  2012. via Glyn Wictome

Thanks to generous sponsorship from renowned international wine company Concha Y Toro, winners of the 2011 Sommelier Wine Award for Wine Producer of the Year, members and their guests, representing some 19 different clubs, enjoyed a memorable day for the 30th playing of this popular annual event.

Our course was presented in immaculate condition but a strong westerly wind provided the competitors with a very stiff challenge indeed.

However many were up for it and a closely contested finish, with no less than 12 pairs within four points of each other, was led by Gary Moore and his partner Andy Moore from Ross (no relation) with 42 stableford points.

After golf all the competitors enjoyed a superb buffet provided by Agi and Steve, washed down by the delicious complementary Casillero del Diablo Carmenere and Sauvignon Blanc Reserva.

After brief addresses by our Club Captain, Phil Price, and Concha Y Toro Regional Sales Manager Tim Calcroft, both gentlemen presented an excellent range of golf clothing and fine wines to the successful golfers.


Winners Garry Moore & Andrew Moore (Ross) 42 points

Runners up Mike Waygood & Ernie Dally(Ludlow)  41 points (on cb)

3rd Robin Price & Chris Tait (Landrindod Wells) 41 points

4th Howard Perry & Ben Lloyd (Belmont)  40 points (on cb)

5th Jeremy Ashford & Alan Corfield (Rose Hill)40 pts(on cb)

6th Doug Taylor & Ian Cade (Ludlow40 points)

Longest Drives Over 55's      George Watkins (Llandrindod Wells) 

                           Under 55's    John Speke (Leominster)

Nearest The Pins                                                            

Hole 5       Doug Taylor (Kington)                        Hole 3       Ron Davies-Jones(Kington)

Hole 9       Richard Laws (Llandrindod Wells)     Hole12      Nigel Scott (Kington)

Hole 15     Rob Evans (Kington)                             Hole 18     Mike Waygood (Kington)


Hi Joe,

I joined KGC as a Country Member in 1985 but in 2006 left the UK and became an International Member (not sure if it's THE International member !!)

As a Country Member I had a 210 mile journey to get to the club fromEssex.  Now I live in Chile and have a 7,000+ mile trip to get there. (This is a bit restrictive !)  I believe that at Kington we are the highest golf course in England and Wales at 1,284 feet.  In Chile I am a member at Santa Martina which is the highest golf course in Chile at around 4,800 feet!!

I shall be in Kington for two weeks in August and look forward to seeing everyone then.


Fred Homer

Ed - A Seniors Away Day maybe!!   Can anyone claim higher golf?   I can claim 5,285ft in the Dolomites, Northernn Italy (Karersee Golf Club).


My name is Mark Hipkin and today I visited the fantastic setting which is your Golf Course at Bradnor Hill - not to play golf but to watch the very rare bird which has turned up at your Golf Course - the Cream-Coloured Courser. Only just over 20 have ever made it to the shores of the British Isles and this bird is a very nice Spring plumaged adult.

The main reason for this email however is that I would like to give a very big thank you for allowing birdwatchers to come and enjoy the bird on your Course. I met a number of golfing groups during my visit and I was impressed by the welcome afforded by each.  I live in Neath in South Wales, about 70 miles away, so I rarely get a chance to visit your area but, I very much hope to be back that way again some time in the future. Seeing the bird was very special to me but the sun shining and warm welcome really put the finishing touches on a great day.

I've taken video of the bird today which I've put on my youtube channel - the link is below. If you or any members want to take a look at what all the fuss is about the video shows the bird well but it's not BBC standard!  It is a public channel and anyone can watch the video. Also if you wanted a photo of the bird for the Club House I'm sure there are a number of birders I know who would supply a shot free of charge

If you're interested?

FROM THE LADIES  via Audrey Philpott

Despite being played in a cold strong wind and several stinging hail storms, the Ladies AMAM played on 15th May saw some good scores.

First  81 points  Jean Williams, Barbara Passey, Enid Crowe and Audrey Philpott

Second 80 points Angela Wilkes, Jill Wictome, Barbara Radbourne and Sue Purslow

Third 77 points Bee Baxendale, Wendy Douglas, Anne Hitchcox and Chris Turner

Fourth 75 points (on countback) Athalae Hart, Jo Ellam, Viv Griffiths and Rita Rodick (Herefordshire)

Longest Drive  Karen Darby (Herefordshire)

Nearest the Pin  Liz Avery


Well done to everyone, including the reserves,  who played in the League Match against Burghill Valley on Friday 11 May.  Kington won 4 / 2, an excellent start to the Season and great to see so many Juniors competing this year


I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots.  Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with somebody.  I’ve also never been in Cognito.  I hear no one recognizes you there.  I have, however , been in Sane.  They don’t have an airport, you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.  I live close so it’s a short drive.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I’m not too much into physical activity anymore.  I have been in Doubt.  That is a sad place to go and I try not to visit there too often.  I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes, I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older. 

One of my favourite places to be is in Suspense!  It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get.   And unfortunately, sometimes I think I am in Vincible, but life shows me I’m not.  People keep telling me I’m in Denial but I’m positive I’ve never been there before!  I’ve been in DeepDoDo many times, the older I get, the easier it is to  get there.  So far, I haven’t been in Continent, but my Travel Agent says I’ll be going soon …….

Changes/additions to the 2012 Diary are as follows  ........................  No news is good news

And finally:- Be Warned -- An elderly golfer had serious hearing problems. He went to the doctors and the doctor was able to fit him with a set of aids that allowed him 100% hearing. A month later back at the doctors, how’s your hearing now he was asked, your family must be pleased. Oh yes, it’s great he said but I haven’t told anyone, I just sit around and listen to the conversations. So far I have changed my will three times.

Editor  Joe James 01544 327636 /