There are now five clubs that will compete in group D in 2015 Sene Valley G.C., Faversham G.C.,St Augustine's G.C., Walmer and Kingsdown G.C. and Lydd G.C.
The East Kent Alliance League gets underway on the 9th October at St. Augustine's G.C. and continues throughout the Winter months
Frank Barber Medal Round 2- Our week of results kicked off on Monday 22nd with the Vets sections. Two new names reigned supreme on the day, John Whibley with a nett 71 was the winner of the day, closely followed by Dennis Churms and Chris Wells on 72. But the overall winner of the Frank Barber Medal, with the lowest 36 hole aggregate score, was John Whibley with a nett score of 74-71 = 145. Missing out after countback was Les Pittock after his rounds of 72-73=145.
Ladies' October Medal - Linda Jones led the field with a nett score of 73. Linda has quite clearly got a taste for victory at the moment following on from her recent President's Day triumph. In second place in the October Medal, and also as in the aforementioned President's day, was Andrea Ottermayer who came in with a nett 75.
Amongst all of the week's regular competitions, some of the knockout competitions are reaching their finales. Indeed the Branson Bowl and the Filmer Bennett Trophy have already got their 2014 champions.
Steve Souter beat Lee Radford 2&1 in a closely fought out match to win the Branson Bowl.
As we all know, Maintenance Week is on the horizon (Oct 6th-10th). Although the work is disruptive for playing golf, it is of course essential for t he health of the grass and soil. The majority of the work undertaken during the week is 10 inch deep aeration holes on the greens, back filled with 30 tons of a medium to coarse iron sand. The benefits include…
Mike Clayton (pictured) defeated Andy Dommett on the 18th Hole in the Final.
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Grandmothers Competition 2014 -
The Winner Val Makin was presented with the trophy by last years winner Irene Ahern
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The Club President together with his wife and Pam Auld laid on a special day for the Members of Sene Valley G.C. A Stableford Competition with 5 day and 7 day men and ladies members competing for excellent prizes. At the halfway house tables were laid out for the competitors to sit and enjoy a fantastic choice of refreshments. Prizegiving took place in the clubhouse and the following members received their prizes Ladies 1st Linda Jones 37pts 2nd Andrea Ottermayer 35pts. Men 1st Tim Moore 44pts. 2nd John Ditton 39pts, 3rd Barry Ansell 38pts.
Grandmothers' Competition Val Makin,with 38 points won by a margin of three shots. In second was Pat Morris, and two shots further back in third, Sally Milton.
The Ladies turned out in force on Tuesday to do battle in their Medal competition. In some tough, breezy conditions it was Andrea Ottermayer who took the spoils with a nett score of 75. In second place, Was Val Makin.
David Sells Shield
Monday hosted the Vets' David Sells Shield, a fourball better ball format played under stableford points scoring. As always with the Vets, a large field took part and it was the pairing of Alan Rich and Peter Young who claimed first prize with 46 points. In second place, after a count back, on 44 points was Roy Dunlop and Gordon Robinson. Third place on the day belonged to Mervyn Marles and Brian Hodgkinson.
Saturday was the Club Championship's first and second rounds. 16 players from the previous Sunday's qualifying event started the first round of knockouts in the morning and by the end of the afternoon round there were only four remaining: Nathan Finnis, Mick Silk, Steve Davie and the bookies favourite, Martin Farbrace. Sunday's semi-finals got under way at 8.30 am and saw Farbrace defeat Finnis 2&1, and Silk defeat Davie by the same score line
The afternoon's final saw the title of 'Club Champion' once again going to one handicapper Farbrace, with a slightly more comfortable score line than his previous two rounds, Martin came through 4&3.
Michael Rainer is representing Sene Valley Veterans at Sundridge Park G.C. on Wednesday 17th September having won last years Hong Kong Cup at Sene Valley. We wish him well. The will be 56 players representing 56 Kent Golf Clubs competing to become K.G.V.L. Singles Champion 2014
Bernie Keen Fourball Betterball Matchplay
The winners of the match between John Palmer/Mike Clayton and Colin Russell/Jim Davenport will play the winners between Andrew Duncan/Ray French and Tim Knowles/Gordon Robinson in the Final
Hong Kong Cup
The winners between C. Woodland and Dave Darlow will play Graham Reynolds in the semi final The winner of that match will play the winner between Martin Davidson and John Dennis in the Final
The winner of the Hong Kong Cup will represent Sene Valley in the K.G.V.L. Singles Championship in 2015
If you would like to win one of the above prizes you will need to enter The Presidents Prize on Saturday 20th September there are still spaces available Contact the Professional open to all 5 Day Members as well as 7 Day members.
Our week of results begins on Sunday 31st when our Men's team welcomed Tudor Park GC to Sene Valley. The team did us proud as they strolled to a convincing 5.5-1.5 victory. Well done to all members of the team, and please remember if you fancy a game in the team, you can contact Club Vice-Captain Brian Gallagher to register your interest.
Monday staged the Vets' Medal - Tom Morris Putter. Coming out on top was Paul Cooper with a nett 70. In second place, one shot back was Jindi Dhillon on 71. And another shot back in third, on 72, was Roy Dunlop.
Our Ladies' section welcomed other Ladies from across the County on Tuesday to compete in the Ladies' Open. Although there were no victories for our ladies the day was otherwise a great success and ran very smoothly. Well done to lady Captain Tina Paris and all others involved. The competition, played in teams of three, was won by the Ashford GC team consisting of regular visitors to Sene Valley: Lizzie Webb, Valerie Hooper and Jennifer Bookman.
Wednesday's Men's Extra Stableford was well supported with a field of almost 40 players. Scoring conditions were pretty tough and this was reflected in the scores returned. Taking first place was Graham Gladwin (pictured here) with 36 points after a countback from Alan Dickson. The highlight of Alan's round was picking up a two on the 138yrd 16th hole which pocketed him a cool £37.33!
Sunday staged the September Medal and Club Championship Qualifier. Winning Division One was Kevin Bryant with a nett score of 67. In second place on 68 was Danny Carney and a further shot back in third was Mick Silk.
Division Two was won by Praveen Rai with his nett 67 from Shaun Howland and, that man again, Graham Goldwin on 71. Those who entered and subsequently qualified for the Club Championship knock out rounds this coming weekend, can find their start times on the notice board in the bar.
Gentlemen, I am now completing arrangements for our Grand Final which will be at Wrotham Heath GC on Thursday 23 October 2014. Because we have five teams this year, in order to minimise the delay for the meal and presentation, there will be a shotgun start at 12 noon. As usual, coffee on arrival from 11am. This should enable us to sit down to a meal by 5.30pm, but players are asked to allow plenty of time for this and not to make other evening arrangements which would make them impatient for an early departure. Any sustenance before play and all drinks after play will be at individual discretion. Cost will be £29 p/head. Play will be with 5 pairs from each club - better ball stableford, ¾ handicap, yellow tees, all scores aggregated to determine the champion club. Buggies are NOT available at the Club; any player wishing to bring his own must make prior arrangements with the Club, probably demonstrating both a medical necessity and full insurance. So far Wrotham has not disputed my assumption that practice rounds may be played at the same half-guest rate of £11.50 but these should be arranged through the James in the Pro Shop. I will provide more detail as soon as the winning clubs from each group are known. Congratulations to the Group A, B, D and E winners already identified as Rochester & Cobham, Sheerness, Sene Valley and Weald of Kent; could Ken please let me know the club contact member as soon as his Group C winner is identified. Many thanks, John Crates
The president is keen for you to play in his prize day competition, whether you are 7day or 5day member, Man or Lady, on Saturday 20th Seprember. book your Tee Time with the Professional to play in a 4ball, A singles Stableford Competition with 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes for Men and 1 and 2nd prizes for the Ladies with refreshments at the halfway stage.
Please be aware Kent County Council have today confirmed they will be closing the road to the golf club from today for up to 5 days. They are carrying out road repairs below and above the entrance to the club.
KCC have assured me there will be signs on Station Road (bottom of the hill) and at Beachbrough Roundabout (by the Rugby Club) advising of closures/access arrangements.
22 Teams (88 players) from various Golf Clubs around Kent and East Sussex assemble at Sene Valley Golf Club to take part in this annual event organised by the Veterans Section Committee. The weather was fine but slightly windy causing scores to be a little lower this year. The Winning Team Captain Andrew Wilson from Hemsted Forest Golf Club, congratulated the club on the condition of the course and in particularily the greens. He also congratulted the Caterer for the excellant array of food.
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