Seniors Newsletter September 2016

Dear All,


Late Summer Away Day - Thursday 6th October 2016

The final away day of the year is going to be at a superb course with good greens, not too long but tricky to play in the wind. We have secured an amazing deal. Only £12.50 for a bacon bap & coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, sandwiches & chips plus ‘open standard’ prizes. There will be a nearest the pin competition on every par 3 & 18th + vouchers for team winners all totalling about £100 (assuming a reasonable turnout!). The venue is of course at Kington, with the draws for partners/teams at 9.15 and 1st tee at 10.00 am. The sheet is up on the noticeboard.



The AGM is scheduled for November 7th. The paperwork is on the noticeboard with sheets for nominations to committee and captain + minutes from last year. We know there will be at least 3 vacancies as neither Andy Edey, Paul Finch nor Sam Hinton are standing again. Apart from the glow of virtue from giving something back to seniors golf, it is also potentially great fun. You can be involved in the decisions about what competitions will be played and when; putting right all those frustrating problems rather than simply moaning in the bar; standing up and announcing that the bandit you played with has finally been cut after he scored 43 points; even helping to choose the Christmas cracker menu! Alright I may have cherry-picked my personal favourites and there are other more serious matters involved but you will get a great deal from it. So get your name down – Kington Seniors Golf needs you!


Seniors Open

This year’s open was a resounding success. The course was perfect for the large number of visitors with hardly a puff of wind and relatively slow greens due to heavy rain beforehand. Scoring was very good with the following gross score results:

1st (69) Richard Elmes & Ted Davies (Kington)

2nd (70) Colin Mansell & Steve Tanner (Kington)

3rd (71) Gordon Glover & Nigel Venables (Kington)

In the stableford, Joe James & Dick Lee (Kington) were 3rd with 47 pts, (24 & 23)

The success of the open was not solely due to the weather. Our thanks to Chris Scott for organising all the entries, to Paul Finch for leading on the organisation of the day, and to Gill & Glyn Wictombe, John Lockwood & Ivor Morgan for their sterling work on the day. If I have missed anyone out please let me know as it is not deliberate!

Sam Hinton – Seniors Secretary