Mark Newbold won the Garrard Qualifier on Saturday 11th May. He carded 79, nett 67, to finish top of the A Division from Matthew Davidson 81, nett 68, David Cooper 76, nett 69, Tony Philpot 79, nett 69, Kevin Harper 82, nett 69, and Paul Stanley 78, nett 69.
The B Division winner was Mick Dorgan 84, nett 67, by virtue of a better back nine than Cameron Amaira 82, nett 67. Paul Cox 84, nett 69, finished third from David Sheepy 90, nett 69, Bill McGilvray 86, nett 71, and Richard Abbott 91, nett 71.
Robert Owens took the best gross prize with a one-over par 72.
James Porter provided the highlight of the May Medal and EGU Qualifier on Saturday 4th May.
The 18-handicapper achieved his ace on the 191-yard par three 10th hole but it was not enough to get among the prizes on a day of good scoring.
Countback was required to determine the A Division with Charles Leggitt 80, nett 70, edging out Dave Lloyd 79, nett 70, and David Wright 80, nett 70, by virtue of a better back nine.
Jim McCarthy 80, nett 68, was a narrow winner of the B Division by one shot from John Kavanagh 82, nett 69, Stuart Harrison 80, nett 69, Matthew Davidson 83, nett 69, and Simon Went 80, nett 69.
Matthew Robins 84, nett 66, took the C Division honours, again by the narrowest of margins, from Andy Kennell 89, nett 67, Richard Abbott 89, nett 67, Porter 87, nett 68, Mick Price 89, nett 68, and Andrew Boardman 87, nett 68.
James Lamond took the prize for the best gross with 75, while McCarthy and Robins qualified for the EGU competition at Woodhall Spa.
The Winter League was brought to a successful conclusion with the annual dinner and presentation evening on Friday 3rd May.
Newcomers Steve Taylor and John Sweeten were crowned champions, on holes difference, from Richard and Roger Jones after both pairs finished with 14 points from their eight matches, while MIck and Tony Rossborough were one point further adrift in third place.
Luke Northwood and Dave Matthews proved a formidable pairing in the Prentice Trophy foursomes competition on Sunday 28th April.
The duo carded a one-over-par 72, nett 67 to lift the trophy and completed a clean sweep by taking the prize for the best gross score.
Rob Hopkins and Stuart Harrison finished runners-up with 85, nett 68.5.
Northwood and Matthews now go forward to represent the club in the Daily Mail Foursomes competition next year.
Meanwhile, Simon Bisp was a convincing winner of the April Extra Medal on Thursday.
Bisp racked up 41 points to finish well clear in Division One from Andrew Pittaway 36, Jon Stranks 36, David Travis 36 and Andrew Bryan 36.
The Division Two winner was Richard Abbott with 38 points from Neil Chatwin 37, Robin Hopkins 37 and David Sheepy 36.
Professional's Competition - 20th April
Richard Abbott and Michelle Morrison took the honours in the popular Professional's Competition at the club on Saturday 20th April.
Conditions were perfect for the stableford event, superbly hosted by Steve Yates, and Abbott amassed a splendid 43 points to finish a convincing winner of the men's competition.
Mark Riman finished runner-up, by virtue of countback, from Adrian Riddell, James Underwood and John Edden who all scored 38 points.
Nearest the pin prizes went to Adrian Penny (2nd), Brian Harris (4th), Paul Duke (7th), Richard Jones (10th) and Philip Chatten (18th).
Michelle Morrison won the ladies competition with an impressive 41 points which put her well clear of Pat Rossborough 37, Alison Seymour-Mead 37, Angela Guest 34 and Jane Adams 34.
Nearest the pin winners were Lesley Cheslin (2nd), Bridget Carrington (4th), Jackie Corby (7th), Michelle Morrison (10th) and Sue Rattenbury (18th).
Meanwhile, countback was required to determine the Baker Cup winner on Thursday.
Brian Daly lifted the trophy by virtue of a batter back nine than Richard Evans after the pair both scored 37 points. David Greaves finished third on 35.
The Senior April stableford saw success for John Butler with 37 points from Alan Parker 36 and Trevor Griffiths 34.
The Division Two winner was David Greaves with 36 points from Hugh Matthews 35 and Christopher Aldridge 34.
Steve Faulconbridge started the season in fine style by taking the top honours in the April Medal, which was held in conjunction with the PGA and Mitchell Goblett Qualifier on Saturday 6th April.
He carded 75, nett 68, to finish top of the A Division from Luke Northwood 76, nett 70.
Countback decided the next three places with Adrian Riddell 73, nett 71, edging out John Close 77, nett 71, and Dave Lloyd 80, nett 71. Riddell also posted the best gross score
The Division B winner was Ollie Pearman 83, nett 68, with Simon Went 80, nett 69, finishing runner-up by virtue of a better back nine than Matthew Davidson 83, nett 69, while Richard Lane 82, nett 71, was fourth.
David Sheepy 89, nett 65, enjoyed a convincing success in Division C by finishing five shots clear of Peter Mundy 87, nett 70, and Colin Smith 92, nett 70.
David Sheepy's reward for gaining the best nett score is to represent the club in the PGA Qualifier.
March Mixed Texas Scramble
THE quartet of Ben Hammond, Stewart Martin, Roger Adams and Lynda McCarthy won the March Mixed Texas Scramble on 2nd March.
The winners carded 64, nett 57, to finish well clear of Mark Gardner, Ted Reading, Peter Minshaw and Betty Galsworthy 70, nett 60-and-1/4, while Nick Congrave, Alan Stevens, John Carrington and Jenny Saunders 71, nett 62-and-5/8 were third.
Nearest the pin winners were Trevor Cartwright (7th), Richard Abbott (10th) and Roger Adams (18th).
Team Shotgun Competition- 10th February
Hardy golfers braved the driving rain as Kenilworth Golf Club hosted a Team Shotgun competition on Sunday 10th February.
The quartet of Sam O'Sullivan, Simon Bisp, Adrian Penny and Robin Hopkins mastered the difficult conditions to run out winners with 81 points.
Barry Lemel, David Wright, James Knight and Michael Webb finished runners-up on countback from James Lamond, Mike Barnwell, Tony Sollis and Stephen Westley after both teams scored 80 points.
Chris Gardiner, Mark Gardiner, David Elbourn and Michael Elliot-Higgitt were three points further adrift in fourth place.
Nearest the pin winners were Richard Jones (7th), Mike Barnwell (10th) and Kevin Armour (18th).
Three Club Competition
Stuart Macleod and Andy Collins started the new year in fine style by winning the annual Three Club competition at the club on Sunday 6th January.
The duo made light of the limited club selection by scoring an impressive 46 stableford points to finish three points clear of their 61 rivals.
Martin Bradley and David Edgeller claimed the runners-up spot on countback from Simon Bisp and Mark Gardiner, Robin Hopkins and John Duguid plus Kevin Harper and Andy Kennell after all four pairings recorded 43 points
Dennis Mitchell Texas Scramble - 28th December
There was some impressive scoring in the annual Dennis Mitchell Texas Scramble on Friday 28th December.
James Lamond led his team of Bill McGilvray, Ian Griffiths and Teresa Donnelly to victory with 64, nett 55-and-3/4, while David Matthews, Martin Bradley and Nick Congrave 63, nett 58-and-1/6 finished runners-up.
Geoffrey Owen, Graham Hurst and Steve Burroughs 68, nett 59-and-5/6 were third, while Dave Lloyd, James Knights, John Carrington and Clive Rattenbury 68, nett 59-and-7/8 and Mick Rossborough, Richard Simmons, Kevin Armour and Adrian Penny 68, nett 59-and 7/8 completed the prize winners frame.
Nearest the pin winners were Keith Thompson (7th), Derek Cooknell (10th) and Graham Hurst (18th).
Christmas Shotgun - 1st December
The club hosted its annual Christmas Shotgun greensomes competition on Saturday 1st December.
Golfers in the morning had to contend with some difficult frosty conditions which were mastered best by Marcus Burrell and Stephen Wooldridge who emerged triumphant on 38 points.
John Carlin and John Duguid claimed the runners-up spot on countback from Tom Murray and John Kavanagh, plus Alan Chambers and Mark Wright and David Matthews and Dean Sparrow after they all scored 36 points.
Emma Saywell and John Close took the prize for the best team with a lady in it after recording 33 points.
Nearest the pin winners were Patrick Fleming (7th), Chris Lewis (10th) and Nick Congrave (18th).
Countback was required to settle the afternoon event with Jason and Ken Pavey taking the honours on countback from David Elbourn and Bill McGilvray after both pairs scored an impressive 41 points.
Michael Morris and Michael Lambert finished third with 38 points, ahead of Richard Simmons and Tim Bray 37 and Jane and Roger Adams 36.
The prize for the best ladies team went to Jill Symonds and Leslie Cheslin with 29 points.
Nearest the pin winners were Karen McKenna (7th), Maurice Langman (10th) and Barry Langford (18th
November Texas Scramble
There was a good turnout for a keenly contested men's Texas Scramble on Sunday 18th November.
The quartet of Steve Taylor, Jon Stranks, Darren Watson and Kevin Crompton carded 65, nett 57-and-5/8, to finish two shots clear of the field.
The runners-up were Geoff Edmunds, David Titman, Barry Lemel and Mark Draper 67, nett 59-and-5/8, on countback from Mick Rossborough, James Knights, Stephen Graburn and S Sharda 68, nett 59-and-5/8.
Keith Thompson, Ben Graburn, Barry Flick and Roger Adams finished fourth with 68, nett 60-and-1/8.
Nearest the pin winners were Dave Jeffs (7th), Barry Lemel (10th) and Terry Blake (18th).
The Morton Cup
The Morton Cup which had to be postponed in June was eventually played on Sunday 28th October.
The results were:-
1st: Clive Rattenbury & Chris Machin
2nd: Mark Draper & Val Cushing
3rd: Roger & Jane Adams
Best Gross: Adrian Riddell & Caroline Durbin
October Mixed Texas Scramble
The first Mixed Texas Scramble of the winter was played on Saturday 20th October in glorious Autumn sunshine. 20 teams filled the course for an enjoyable game.
The quartet of Paul Morgan, Tony Ranger, Tony Stokes and ladies captain Sue Draper won the after carding 65, nett 56.25.
The runners-up were Nick D Wright, Steven Parkes, David Matthews and Brigid Carrington 66, nett 59.75, from Nick J Wright, Michael Webb, Cherry Matthews and Judith Wells 71, nett 61.
Nearest the pin winners were Dick Williams (7th), Bill McGilvray (10th) and Chris Gardner (18th).
Broadstone Bull Sucess for KGC Team - 30 Sept 2012
Six intrepid members of Kenilworth GC played in a club team competition at Broadstone Golf Club on Sunday known as the Broadstone Bull. This is one of the premier club foursomes team competitions in the South of England, played over one of the top courses in Britain (in fact also highly ranked in the top 1000 courses in the world). The format was- team of 6 divided into 3 pairs playing foursomes stableford. The teams had to have at least one member of the opposite sex.
Our team was made up Tony Philpot and James Lamond, Ben Hammond and Caroline Durbin, Dean Sparrow and Richard Keegan. Traditionally the teams have to be named after an animal so we named ourselves the Kenilworth Komodos. Roger Hadden was also with us as supporter come caddy, until he saw how well we were doing and promptly promoted himself to team manager
We had a great day and came 3rd over all and won the second most prestigious prize of 'Best Visiting Team' (only beaten by two home teams). with 94 points over a tough track on an exceptionally windy day. (every hole seemed to be into a gale)
Tony and James 31pts
Ben and Caroline 31pts
Dean and Richard 32pts
The Bone of Contention
The Bone of Contention was played for on the Saturday of the Ryder Cup weekend. There had been great debate between Men's & Ladies' Captains regarding the advantage normally graced upon the ladies for this challenge. However, Sue's negotiating skills were lacking and David's view of playing a fair game came out on top. The ladies were struggling for players and so recruited a new member to make up numbers in the form of Tony Ranger. He was assured entry to the ladies locker room and use of the red tees if was wearing a skirt! Imagine our surprise and great amusement at the sight of this picture being taken on the 1st tee as we walked up the sixth!! (Tony Ranger with playing partner Mary Hills.) As teams returned to the club house the results were not looking good for the ladies and we were feeling a little bit like the European team against the Americans - oh no, the Europeans actually had 3 points by then, which was more than the ladies managed!
So yes, the gents beat the ladies by a shocking 91/2 - 1/2, becoming this year's winners of 'The Bone'.
In the clubhouse we had on display Paul Casey's Ryder Cup bag as used at the K Club, available for photo opportunities for a donation and were selling Ryder Cup caps, both in aid of The air Ambulance. American style bar food was available to sustain us while watching the games on Saturday. This continued into Sunday evening where a group of members continued to watch the unfolding excitement to the bitter end and seeing first hand the magnificent win for Europe - just a shame the ladies couldn't manage such a comeback on Saturday!
Captain's Charity Day Report
The annual Captains' Charity Day in aid of The Warwickshire Air Ambulance was held on Saturday 15th September. This consisted of 2 shotgun starts, morning and afternoon each with 21 teams taking part.
The Pro, Steve Yates spent his day hitting balls onto the 7th green for players to try to better him having placed a bet on themselves. A great way to add money to the fund, although there were some who beat him!
Back in the club house there was a silent auction for members to place bids on throughout the day. We are extremely grateful to individuals and companies who donated items for this, in particular Town & Country Furniture, J A Moore Gents Outfitters, Sylvester's Jewellers, Marian Shaw, James Beck of OCKTcom and Peter Coles of Index Golf.
The prizes were generously supplied by Richard Simmons, along with ice-cream at the 13th green! The good weather was an added bonus to the day and we are pleased to announce that we raised £3000 for our charity. Thank you to all those who played or helped out during the day.
David & Sue
Countback was required to determine the winners of all three divisions in a keenly contested July Medal on Saturday 28th July.
Philip Chatten 76, nett 68, took the A Division honours by virtue of a better back nine than Luke Northwood 76, nett 68.
Ward Woodhead 81, nett 71, finished third from Rob Owens 74, nett 72, and Sam O'Sullivan 80, nett 72. Owens did have the satisfaction of carding the best gross score.
It was even closer in the B Division with the top five golfers all finishing on the same nett score.
Rob Humphrey 85, nett 71, edged the verdict thanks to a better back nine than Richard Powell 82, nett 71, Mark Newbold 83, nett 71, Chris Owen 84, nett 71, and John Chapman 82, nett 71.
Peter Eastbury 81, nett 65, emerged triumphant in the C Division from John James Dixon 93, nett 65, Colin Oliver 83, nett 67, Trevor Lindsay 85, nett 68, David Sercombe 87, nett 70, and Jeff Naysmith 86, nett 70.
Mark Gardner emerged triumphant in the 9-hole Extra Medal on countback from John Morgans after they both carded 20 points.
Charles Smith won the B Division with 23 points from Neil Chatwin 21, while Lesley Cheslin was the best lady with 18 points.
The latest Seniors Medal and Reg Phillips Salver saw Division One success for Roger Jones 79, nett 70, from Richard Symonds 81, nett 71, and Alan Donaldson 87, nett 72.
The Division Two winner was Hugh Matthews 94, nett 69, from Dennis O'Brien 93, nett 72, and Brian Daly 101, nett 75.
Member and Guest Alliance
Captain David Howe took centre stage at Kenilworth Golf Club on Saturday 19th May when winning the annual Member and Guest Alliance.
Howe and partner Philip Adcock (Broadway GC) mastered some tricky conditions to amass a splendid 44 points and finish one point clear of runners-up Dean Sparrow and Elliot James (The Warwickshire).
Matthew Robbins and Andrew Webb (Nuneaton GC) finished third on countback from Phil Chatten and Carl Thompson (Kettering GC) and Lee Jones and Damon Fenton after all three pairs logged 41 points.
Keith Thompson and Mick McGlinchey (Forest of Arden) claimed sixth place, again on countback, from Glenn Coleman and Steve Young (Leamington and County) after they both scored 40 points.
Chris Lewis and Nigel Wain (Copsewood Grange) won the best front nine prize with 20 points, while Geoff Owen and Davey Anderson (Lutterworth) took the best back nine honours with 23 points.
Kenilworth duo Liam Sproul and Malcolm Kelly both hit a coveted hole-in-one on the 206-yard 2nd and the 191-yard 10th respectively.
It was Kelly's first ace but, amazingly, Sproul enjoyed a hole-in-one on the 7th in the same competition last year.
On Thursday 31st May twelve teams of Ladies & Seniors pairs played 4BBB match play for the Mashers Trophy. The Ladies were defending their win from last year and Ladies' Captain Sue Draper had negotiated with Tony Ranger, Seniors Captain, for 2 course alignment shots and the match to be played off the ladies SI.
As the scores came in it was neck and neck, but the ladies crept ahead securing a 7 1/2 - 4 1/2 win! Our thanks to Tony and his team and well done ladies
Garrard Cup Qualifier
Countback was required to determine the winner of the Garrard Cup Qualifier on Saturday 13th May..
Dave Lloyd 81, nett 70, took the A Division honours by virtue of a better back nine than John Duguid 80, nett 70, and Robin Laye 78, nett 70.
The B Division winner was Mark Tutin 88, nett 69, from Hugh Matthews 96, nett 70, and Richard Simmons 86, nett 71.
The consistent David Meehan emerged triumphant in the Seniors May Medal on Monday after carding 87, nett 71. Richard Symonds 82, nett 72 was runner-up ahead of Colin Oliver 90, nett 74.
The Division Two winner was David Greaves 90, nett 70, from Anthony Gilmore 95, nett 72, and Hugh Matthews 98, nett 73.
Yorke Trophy and Garner Salver
The Yorke Trophy and Garner Salver were played for on Sunday 13th May in glorious weather. Martin and Jackie Corby beat 31 other couples in the 4BBB competition with 40 points to win both the trophy and the salver. Runners up were Lyn & Ken Harrison, with Albert McKay and Karen McKenna coming 3rd.
Stuart Macleod will represent Kenilworth Golf Club in the English Golf Union Qualifier at Woodhall Spa.
Macleod booked his spot by mastering some tricky conditions at Crewe Lane on Saturday 5th May to card an impressive 82, nett 67, which also secured success in Divsion B.
He just edged out Raymond Bevan 79, nett 67, by virtue of a better back nine with John Edden 83, nett 72, and Ron Guest 83, nett 72 filling the minor placings.
Dean Sparrow continued his good run of form to finish top of Division A with a splendid 74, nett 72, which also proved the best gross score.
Alistair Giffen 82, nett 73, finished runner-up from Nigel Hancox 79, nett 73, Terry Welch 84, nett 74, and Sam O'Sullivan 82, nett 74.
Andrew Bear 88, nett 70, took the Division C honours from Andrew Boardman 88, nett 71, Mick Satchwell 94, nett 73, and Paul Belfield 89, nett 73.
Meanwhile, Nigel Hancox and Kevan Witts were crowned Winter League champions at the annual presentation evening on Friday.
The in-form duo won all eight of their matches to amass 16 points, finishing just ahead of Paul Morgan/Nick Congrave 15, Bill McGilvray/Ian Lawrence 14, Phil Pegler/Maurice Langman 13 and Tony Ranger/Alan Parker 13.