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Kenilworth Golf Club

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Kenilworth: Course open. trolleys and buggies permitted.

Current Events

2019 Club Champions

Sunday 7th July 2019


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Dawn to Dusk challenge

Friday 21st June 2019


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Kenilworth Classic Results

Wednesday 12th June 2019


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Captains Weekend

Sunday 9th June 2019


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2019 Seniors Mixed Open Prize Winners

Wednesday 22nd May 2019


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Winners of 2019 Ladies Spring Open

Thursday 16th May 2019


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The Garner Salver and Yorke Trophy

Sunday 12th May 2019


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Mayor's Charity Golf Day

Sunday 28th April 2019


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The Captains' Drive In - As it happened

Sunday 14th April 2019


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President Ann's Penultimate Fling

Sunday 7th April 2019


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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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