Bradnor Bugle - May, 2014

Junior News

Congratulations to the Kington Junior Team, who won their first match 4 – 2 at home against Burghill on Wednesday 23rd April.  Future fixtures include the away match at Burghill and home and away matches against Leominster and The Herefordshire.

James Herdman was selected to play for the Shropshire & Herefordshire boys under 14's team against Notts. This took place at Mile End GC on Sunday 27th April. He lost his foresomes match 4&2 in the morning but won his singles match 2&1 in the afternoon.

This was his first under 14’s County match and a great win in the singles.

Harpton Cup

The Harpton Cup came up with some good copy for me – Tim Davies started and finished his round in a  spectacular way scoring a two at the first – yes that’s right a two and then finished with a two at the last- and that last two was three inches from being a one. His net 69 wasn’t so shabby either. Not to be outdone 

Kelvin Alexander scored a hole in one at the 5th in the same competition.

Forthcoming Events Not to  be Missed

Don’t forget your entries for two of the big opens. The Seniors open on Wednesday the 27th August and the Coronation Cup on Sunday the 14th September.   

New to Golf 2014

Following the success of our 2013 New to Golf open days we plan to hold two more. The dates are Saturday 17th May and Saturday 28th June. We need all members to support these open days, we know 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.

On the Saturday morning 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 will be given 10 hours of coaching for £75 or less. You will receive £25 bar vouchers for each full member who joins the club.                                                              

From the Marketing Team. 

Ladies Coffee Morning

51 Ladies played in our open 9 hole coffee morning competition and Toinette Davies won with 19 points.

Reciprocal Arrangement with Bromsgrove Golf Centre

We now have a reciprocal golf arrangement with Bromsgrove Golf Centre - telephone number 01527 570505, email -

Kington Golf Club- ‘100’ Club

Members ---- Your Club Needs You.!


+ Help raise £2000 for much needed club projects.*

+ Great odds, 40% chance of winning

Membership only £40, equates to 76p  per week

Last year….30 winners shared £1915 in prize money

3 double winners won £135 each

+ this year… it could be you.

+there will be 10 monthly draws with £200 in

prize money available. *

+ The first draw will be in May

* Based on 100 members.

See Sarah in the Pro Shop for your Application Form.

Please note --- BAG TAGS:

All members who have paid must display a bag tag when on the course.

For those members who have paid and are not in possession of a bag tag, would you please obtain your bag tag from the bar.

Further problems should be referred to David Mains.

News from the Pro Shop

Thanks to all of the members who attended the Ping Club fitting day.  I hope that you all enjoyed the experience.  I’m sure we will see James from Ping back at Kington in the near future.  A Benross fitting day is scheduled for June 3rd and I am awaiting confirmation of a date for a Titleist fitting day, so watch this space.

Charlotte Dalton from Glenmuir/Sunderland will be bringing samples from the Glenmuir 2014 Spring/Summer collection for the ladies to view and try on, at the ladies Am-Am on May 20th.  Orders will be taken on the day for those who can’t resist a new addition to the wardrobe.

Finally, May 4 marks our one year anniversary at Kington golf Club.  As a thank you to the members on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4 of May we will be offering a 10% discount off all clothing, bags and selected footwear. (stock items only).

And finally ....

A man asked his wife what she'd like for her 40th birthday. "I'd love to be six again," she replied.  On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park. What a day!  He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop,  the Wall of Fear, everything there was! Wow! Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down.  Right to a McDonald's they went, where her husband ordered her a Happy Meal along with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.  Then, it was off to a movie - the latest Disney and what a fabulous adventure!

Finally, she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed.  He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?"  One eye opened. "You idiot, I meant my dress size."  The moral of this story is:  When a woman speaks and a man is actually listening, he will still get it wrong.

             Editor Joe James 01544 327636 /