The Men's Golf Section has flourished in recent years. Headed by the Chairman of the Handicaps and Competitions Committee Ron Irwin we have seen competition entries soar. Our events which are mainly played on Saturdays with mid week events during the summer months regularly attract in excess of 100 entries. Great prize funds are on offer during the wide ranging formats of events. The Professionals Shop monitor and control the bookings to ensure those who want to play, can!
A message from the 2018/19 Captain Mick Slowey............
I would firstly like to wish a warm welcome to all members and visitors who will play the course this year during my Captaincy.
My working life in the police force allowed me to play a bit of golf at my very challenged standard when my footballing days were over. My membership of our police golf section proved very beneficial when I got a marshalling position at the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. From that further opportunities arose for both Gleneagles and Paris in the same role.
In retirement I keep active as a qualified Hill and Moorland leader taking groups in National Park and other areas of outstanding natural beauty. For my Captain’s year that will go on hold but I am quite happy to limit myself to our own area of outstanding natural beauty that is Kenwick park golf club.
My focus for this year is to ensure to the best of my abilities that we have a club that allows and encourages:
a) Playing golf and having fun
b) Having fun and playing golf
c) Having fun only as an option
d) Playing golf only as a last resort!!
Personally I suffer enough with more than frequent visits to bunkers whilst playing. For that very selfish reason there will be no Captains charity bunker this year. However to ensure my deserving Captains Charity fund gets regular boosts I have gone instead for a “Pound a drown”. My request is anyone putting a ball, club, trolley, buggy, themselves (!!) in the lake to the left of the path on the 10th are asked to make an appropriate donation in the box on the bar in the clubhouse.
My chosen charity for 2019 is the Lincolnshire Wolds Riding for the Disabled Association, for whom with my partner Caroline we have literally gone to great lengths (912miles) on our bikes to fund raise for previously.
It only remains for me to thank you all for your great support and lets all work together to make this another amazing year here at Kenwick Park Golf Club.