The Men's Section has flourished in recent years. Headed by the Chairman of the Handicaps and Competitions Committee Richard Walker the section hosts many well supported competitions throughout the year. The events which are mainly played on Saturdays (with the option of also playing on a Sunday morning) along 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!
Getting to know the 2023/24 Captain Michael Loveday............
- Michael, When did you start playing golf?
In the late 80's, just before Kenwick was thought of. A few of us footballers used to go to Woodthorpe to pay and play.
- What has been your lowest handicap?
12 (in old money)
- In a sentence or two what are your hopes as a Captain?
To help maintain the momentum. This is a great Club, I'll be doing everything I can to help all sections from Juniors to Seniors in any way I can.
- What are your fondest memories of Kenwick Park?
A hug from Margaret Sharp very early in Kenwick's history.
Playing Winter League against an “annoyingly good” seven year old (pictured below, some years later!) and his Dad Simon.
And most recently winning The Ced Blackbourne Trophy in 2022, beating M.R., P.D. & S.H. on the way – they know who they are!
- Outside of golf what is your most enjoyable hobby?
I'm a wildlife watcher. So with K.P. being like our own Nature Reserve, every round is a natural history ramble.
- What is your favourite hole at Kenwick Park?
The 7th. The view from the tee over the course and countryside is wonderful. Then it's great dropping down to the green after the occasional well struck second shot.
- After Kenwick what is the best course that you have played?
Please Google “Eyemouth Golf Club” and select “images”. Great course, views and gannets!
- What is your favourite club in your golf bag?
My Driver – My game is built around a decent drive. If it's not working then it may as well be sausage bun and Atlantic time.
- What is your go to order from Howard and Sammy in the clubhouse?
A well-done sausage bun and a pint of Atlantic
- Which three famous golfers or celebrities would make up your dream golfing 4 ball?
Sir Nick Faldo, Matt Fitzpatrick & Padraig Harrington; with the steadying influence of Sergio Garcia caddying for me!
Like all Captains past and present Michael will need the support of the membership, the staff and his Vice Captain. We are pleased to announce that Smiler Hutson has taken up the Vice Captains role from the start of November.