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Kenilworth Golf Club

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Kenilworth: Course open.

Current Events

The Seniors Presentation Dinner

Friday 19th October 2018


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The Ladies Celebration Evening

Thursday 18th October 2018


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KGC Women "In the Pink"

Friday 12th October 2018


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Captain's Away Day 2018

Monday 24th September 2018


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KGC player beats the 2018 English Senior Amateur Stroke Play Champion

Tuesday 11th September 2018


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KGC's Emma Saywell wins Charles Heeley Challenge Bowl!

Monday 10th September 2018


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Llandrindod Weekend 2018

Sunday 9th September 2018


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Seniors Pairs Open Prize Winners

Wednesday 5th September 2018


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Kenilworth Junior Open Results

Monday 3rd September 2018


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Ladies make it to the County League Final 3 Years in a Row!

Tuesday 21st August 2018


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Captains' Charity Day

As the cockerel croaked 7am and the sun broke over the 1st green the captains and their helpers set up their stall at the 6th hole on the Par 3 course. This hole was to be the venue for the  golfers challenge to Barrie Ritchie, President of England & Wales Blind Golf (one of the captains' charities) in getting on the green. Barrie is 100% blind so to make the challenge "fair" all golfers wore goggles, a little like a ski mask to give them the conditions that face Barrie every day. The target was clear to those of us who can see, the Cancer Research UK ( the other captains' charity)  banner fluttering on the flagstick. 

Barrie shows us how it's done with Captain Chris as his guide.

 

Simmo shows Carol the way to do it Carol attempts to show Simmo watched by Tim Bray
  Love the left leg pose Simmo
Tim takes over the difficult pupil!
 

The challenge certainly was tough, in the morning there were 94 golfers going through, the nearest being Chanon James and Maisie Halstead who just ran through the green. The afternoon saw another 86 try, this time with  more success with Phil Eccles and Mick Dorgan getting and staying on the green. It was a great day for Mick Dorgan who also had a hole in one.

Phil Eccles displays the "club wot did it!" Brenda Sparrow shuffles Sue Drew into the exact position
   
You couldn't miss Andy  Harris!

 

Members were as generous as ever, the raffle and bets raising £1851.

 
 The winners in the morning were  on count back Kevin Harper, James Lynch and Geoffrey Harrison  with 82 points
 
 
 A flashback to the winners display of their excellent team work. Aim for the ball not the foot Jim!

Nearest the pin for the ladies (7th holes)  was Val Cushing and for the gents (18th hole) Arnie James

The afternoon saw The Peglar family of Phil, Ceri and Jack together with Simon Hegan  triumph with a splendid 89 points.
 
Nearest the pin for the ladies (7th holes)  was Caroline Durbin and for the gents (18th hole) Marcel Dalziel. 
 
In the evening our resident auctioneer Richard Simmons took to the floor and with his usual vim and vigour plus a little arm twisting secured bids totalling £3,665.
Together with the entry fees plus some additional  donations about  £6500 was raised for the two charities. An amazing sum!
 
Maggie and Chris would like to thank all of the  members, not only those who helped but those who played in making this a day for them to remember. Many thanks go to Barrie Ritchie who played against every group, it was a very long day for him, but he felt most welcomed by the members and thoroughly enjoyed the experience- can't say all the members did Barrie!
 
In addition special thanks to Richard Simmons for donating the prizes, to all those who donated items for auction and to Richard  and Liz Clarke  for organising and managing  the auction on their behalf. Finally to  the helpers on the stall - thank you. The day was truly a team effort. 
Cheers to everyone!
 


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