Mon 11 May - Monday staged the Vets Greenkeepers' Stableford. The annual event played in aid of the greenkeepers as a sign of the vets' section's appreciation of the hard work they do. Indeed £226 was very kindly raised on the day, and donated to Jay and his team. The competition itself was won by Dave Darlow on 41 points after a countback from Brian Leggett.
There are nine friendly matches with other clubs in Kent, arranged within the months of June, July,and August.
If you wish too play in any of these and you are a member of the Veterans Section please just add you name too the lists displayed on the Veterans notice board.
All of these matches are followed by a two course meal in the respective club houses. Dress Code Jacket and Tie.
Just a reminder that we have a divoting evening on Thursday 21st May 2015, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
There will be a complimentary pint and serving of shepherd’s pie to all who participate.
We would really appreciate the help and hope that you can find the time to attend.
A sign-up sheet is in the club house on the notice board.
Many thanks and hope to see you on Thursday
Sene Valley Golf Club
I feel a few pats on the back are in order.
Firstly to Jay and his team for presenting the course in such fine condition. I have heard many words of praise from members, and just as importantly, from the visitors we have had here at the club. Jay has used his experience excellently in his timing of using fertilizers and wetting agents to get the most out of what little rain we have had, in order to maximise the growth we could get from, what I was told, was one of the driest Aprils for many a year. Do not panic, although the warning signs put out on the course to notify that spraying is in progress may look extremely hazardous and worrying, the ingredients of the spray is all natural and contains little more than seaweed, nitrogen and water.
The second pat on the back goes to all of you, for embracing the divoting scheme the Greens Committee have reintroduced. Whilst out on the course this past weekend, I was most impressed with the amount of sand and seed mix that had been laid down to fill in old divots. There were occasions when after repairing my own huge divot, there were no other divots to repair in the near vicinity due to them having been filled in already. Keep up the good work!
I am in need of a volunteer to be my "Game Improvement Champion". The idea is that I take someone under my wing for eight weeks and help them work on all aspects of their game and check their equipment is well suited and in turn improve their golf scores, all at a small cost to the volunteer.
Anyone volunteering must be available at least once a week to undertake their lessons and be prepared to have their progress reported weekly in my newsletter as well as writing their own thoughts on their progress. I want to use all my years of experience as a coach, a custom fitter and PGA professional to help someone make big progress in a fairly short space of time!
This is something I have wanted to do for quite a while and I'm sure it is going to be a fun and exciting challenge and if you want to be considered for this project then please contact me here if you are interested.
After their fine start in the first round at home to Woodlands Manor G.C. Sene Valley Veterans were eliminated from the competition losing away to Shooters Hill in the second round..ah well there is always next year.