Bring a Friend
Any member who introduces a new Full Playing member will receive £100 of Kenwick Vouchers. These vouchers can be used to credit your account in the Pro Shop or in the Bar. You may use up to £50 as a credit against your next subscription. The only rule is that you get a Bring a Friend Application Form from the Pro Shop or the Office BEFORE your friend applies to join.
If your friend joins for a part year, then you will receive £50 of Kenwick Vouchers, with another £50 to come when your friend renews membership for a full year.
The Seafridge Salver qualifying event took place on Saturday 27th April with 28 pairs taking part. The leading 8 pairs qualify for the Matchplay knockout event.
Congratulations to new member Stephen Turner and Gerald Braithwaite who posted a fine foursomes medal score of 84-16= 68 nett. A full list of qualifiers are listed below.
S.Tuner/G.Braithwaite, P.Marsden/H.Gobey, J.Teanby/G.Hewstone, J.Ashton/W.Rogerson, P.Jackson/R.Girdley, G.Sykes/D.Hallifax, R.Goldsmith/G.Ward, C.Littlejohn/ G.Spencer.
The first round is due to be played by 10th June please see the Mens notice board for the draw.
Congratulations to Paul & Cheryl Gilliatt on winning the Gardner Greensomes held Sunday 28th April, with an outstanding 43 points.
200 Club APRIL Draw
This year the 200 Club is raising money to fund the redesign and refurbishment of the bunkers.
Congratulations to our APRIL winners, there were 141 members and a prize fund of £620.00
|1st||101||Mr S LIDGARD||£350|
|2nd||111||Mrs D EVERITT||£75|
|3rd||46||Mrs J SIZER||£50|
|4th||117||Mr C LITTLEJOHN||£25|
|6th||146||Dr M SCHIELE||£25|
|7th||105||Mrs J MOUNFIELD||£20|
|8th||61||Mrs E HOULTON||£20|
|9th||120||Mr G HEWSTONE||£20|
|10th||74||Mrs S STRICKLAND||£10|
The 200 Club only costs £10 per month. You can win a CASH prize every month or win £1000 in the annual draw in October. All of the proceeds are used to improve the course.
You can join as an individual or form a syndicate with your friends. Please contact Michael or Diana.
Junior Golf at Kenwick Park
We have an excellent history of producing outstanding Junior Golfers at Kenwick Park during our 20 year history. Starting with former Club Professional and now Vice President Eric Sharp. Eric coached many fine juniors members at Kenwick including Daniel Smith, Sophie Walker and a certain Paul Spence. Since then Paul has taken over the reins with the likes of Jessica Schiele who is performing admirably on the US Collegiate circuit and of course Ashton Turner who is a much valued member of the Under 18's England squad.
Two more of Paul's pupils are starting to show some real promise. Sam Done and Billy Wright who are both now category one golfers enjoyed a fine week on the county golf scene last week. They both represented Lincolnshire Juniors in an inter county event in Norfolk playing Foursomes and singles matchplay. Lincolnshire were resounding winners and the 'lads' represented themselves very well. At the end of the week they played at Lincoln Golf Club in the Jennings and Peggoty Trophies (Lincolnshire Junior Event). Both Sam and Billy shot gross 73's with Billy finishing with 4 birdies in the last 5 holes to finish in the prizes.
Then at the weekend Sam represented the mens county team for the first time against an RAF select team in a pre season friendly. He narrowly lost his morning foursomes match but was victorious 3 & 1 in his afternoon singles.
Keep up the hard work both of you and keep your feet on the ground,
Mens' Texas Scramble
On Saturday 13th April we held our very first 'Open' Texas Scramble event with 140 players taking part. The day was a huge success and the golf course was in fine condition considering the time of the year with the greens in espiecially good condition. Ian Dickinson the primary organiser of the event did a wonderful job in preparing for the event after countless hours of dedicated work.
The scoring was sublime espiecially in the strong winds that the golfers encountered.
1st Chris Otty, Jason Smith, Richard Thompson, Chris Emsley (63) 52.4
2nd Graham Jacklin, James Siddle, Bob Briggs, Walt Rogerson (61) 55.2
3rd Ron Irwin, Vic Buckley, Roger Culpin, D Pritchard (61) 56.3
4th Carl Pickard, Mick Horner, Joby Barton, Gary Spencer (59) 56.4
5th Graham Evison, Tony Griffiths, Nick Montgomery, Lee Mamwell (61) 56.5
Kenwick Park Golf Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Sponsors who helped to make the day thoroughly enjoyable.
Daily Mail Foursomes
Just to prove that there is more than one Turner with golfing prowess in the family, Ashton's father Simon along with partner Steve Ashby were victorious 4 & 3 in the latest round of the Daily Mail foursomes against a pair from Blankney Golf Club.
They have been rewarded for their victory with a home tie against Carholme in the next round.
Unfortunatley Steve and Simon were unable to continue their march through the competition as they came unstuck against a very useful pair from Carholme. Thank you to you both you have represented the club fantastically well.
The road to finding next years representatives begins on Saturday 27th April when the initial qualifying round for the Seafridge Salvers takes place.
EGU National County Cards
All members who have paid their Membership fees and EGU and LUGC Levies are entitled to a 'National County Card'. The card can be collected from Michael or Paul in the Professionals' Shop.
The card entitles the holder to half price green fees at participating golf clubs across the country.
Please note that there is NO charge for the National County Card and terms and conditions apply to usage.
News from the Handicaps & Competitions Meeting 26th March 2013
- Due to a course closure on the day of the winter league final, the deadline for the final to be played has been extended until 30th April. The final will be played between Juniors Toby Draper and Jack Taylor against Ben Bierley and Shaun Howsam.
- The deadline to enter the Mens' Summer Knockout competitions (King Cup, Flynn & Moncaster and the Austwick Trophy) has also been extended. Members will have until the 22nd April to enter the matchplay competitions in the Professionals Shop.
- Texas Scramble Saturday 13th April- This event is now full but we would be more than happy to accept entries on the reserves list. If you would like to do this please email Michael Langford at email@example.com . At this time the above committee would like to thank Ian Dickinson who has done the lion share of the work in organising what promises to be a fantastic event.
- Team Matches- Dave Hackett will once again Captain the 'A' team after guiding the team to the county finals in 2012. Colin Burkitt will attempt to fill the boots of last years B Team League Champion Captain Steve Ashby for the 2013 season. If you would like to play in either team please contact them on the appropriate email address to express your interest.
Dave Hackett- firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Burkitt- email@example.com
- The new date for the SEAFRIDGE SALVERS is Saturday 27th April. No bookings have been carried forward from the original date.
Darwin Salver-Ashton Turner
While most students were sat in a boring Chemistry lesson, Ashton Turner was busy adding yet another title to his already bulging trophy cabinet. The Darwin Salver also known as the South of England Youth Championship is an Under 21 event which carries valuable world amateur ranking points. The event is held at Rye golf club which is a rolling links golf course in Sussex.
The event is played over 72 holes in two days in what you might call 'testing conditions'. Ashton was lying in 6th place at the end of the first day with rounds of 70 and 69 on the par 68 course. A further 69 in round 3 moved Ashton up to equal 2nd but 5 strokes adrift from the top spot. It is in the most testing times when the very best players play their best golf and that is certainly what Ashton did with a closing round 64 (lowest round of the week) to force his way into a play off courtesy of a 3,3,3 finish (2 under par).
The two hole play off was played over the hardest two holes on the golf course but Ashton produced two birdie three's to claim a two stroke play off victory. The birdie at the final play off hole a 460 yard par 4 came courtesy of a chip in after his approach shot had agonisingly rolled off the green.
A long drive back home to Alford followed, Ashton and Simon arrived back at midnight and his first job was to set a 7am alarm for school the next day. We hope you have done all your home work Ash!!!
Well played once again Ashton what a great start to the 2013 season.
What's Happening on the Course
Week commencing 18th February we will hollow core the greens. Getting this vital work done early will help to produce top quality greens in time for the playing season.
The major work needed to level and reseed the 15th fairway is now complete, and the new grass is certainly starting to show. A final top dressing will be applied in early Spring and the fairway re-opened for the 2013 golf season. The hole has been converted to a good Par 3, and for qualifying competitions the Par and SSS have been reduced by 1 shot.
Work has been completed to drain holes 7,11,12,13,14 and 16. Our drainage company Sheltons with the help of our highly skilled greenstaff got the work done in fantastic time and in time we will undoubtably see its benefits for many years to come. If your ball comes to rest in a drainage channel please treat it as 'Ground Under Repair' and relief MUST be taken.
A new pond, which was in the original course design, has been created as an integral part of the drainage for the 13th hole. The area in question has always been a wet area on the course and the new feature pond will no doubt enhance the drainage of the 13th hole. It also gives us something that we do not have at Kenwick Park and that is a 'risk and reward' par 5. Fortune will certainly favour the brave! We are making other minor alterations to the 13th hole in relation to the new pond. The ditch that crosses the fairway some 120 yards from the green will be culverted to improve the lay up area as well as the fairway being widened down the left hand side adjacent to the new pond.
The Golf Club Committee approved the filling of the bunkers on the 7th and 11th holes. These bunkers severely penalised the higher handicap golfers whilst not really bothering the better player. This will reduce maintenance and improve speed of play.
Members with questions or suggestions about the course. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Defibrillator for Kenwick Park Estate
Jointly with the Hotel the club has purchased a Defibrillator. It is located in the Hotel Reception to ensure 24 hour availability. In the event of an emergency you may be asked to 'get the defibrillator'. Knowing that it is located in Hotel Reception may save someone's life.
Major Course Improvements - 3 Year Plan
In the Members private pages under Course Reports members will find a file entitled Course 3 Year Plan. This describes the MAJOR improvements that the Board and Golf Club Committee have agreed are necessary. The course is our most important asset and the Board is committed to continue with investments to improve the course. In addition to the major improvements there will be minor improvements completed as and when necessary.
Contributions from the 200 Club are ring fenced to fund major improvements to the course. The Board and Golf Club Committee thank all of the 200 Club members for their support, and encourages all members to join.