Results as follows:-

Tuesday 10th October

On a fine autumnal day with a slight breeze from a South Westerly direction with intermittent sunshine a Senior Sections Past Captain’s competition was held at Westgate & Birchington Golf Club. Congratulations to Ron Lobeck who won his last individual trophy back in the 1980’s. The trophy was won last year by Bernard Connellan , so his win ensured it’s return to Chestfield. Even though at the age of 81 he has been having lessons, so credit must go to Warren! Well done Ron.
Thursday 12th October
Ladies EGU Medal
1st Jo Sillitoe 85 – 16 = nett 69
2nd Sue Jones 83 – 12 = nett 71
3rd Linda Young 95 – 24 = nett 71


Results as follows:-

Wednesday 4th October

Turnell Trophy Mixed Foursomes

Congratulations to David and Jenny Bailey who won 5 and 3 against Paul Waters (I won’t mention he lost 2 finals in a week) and Annette Stringer.

Sunday 8th October

Inaugural Terry Whiffin Memorial Trophy

Div A

1st Mark Platts  42 points (Trophy Winner)

2nd Paul Williamson 39 points

3rd Richard Gunner 38 points (On Countback)

Div B

1st Chris Mulvihill 39 points (On Countback)

2nd Will Fernyhough 39 points

3rd Mark Cornell 38 points

2’s Brian Cook, Chris Broadbent, Albert Edwards, Chris Mulvihill and Sam Robertson

Junior Captain’s Trophy

1st Max Reid 79 – 11 = nett 68

2nd Kieran Stubbs 79 – 8 = nett 71

3rd Josh Watts 77 – 4 = nett 73


Captain’s Speech 08/10/17

Prize giving took place on the patio today.  Prizes for the Glen Goblets and 4BBB matches were presented.  Congratulations go to Martin Murphy and Ashton Evans for winning the Glen Goblets on +4 after having to compete in a 3-way play off following a tie on +7.  The 4BBB match had an unusual winning pair.  The winning total was 46 points and it is understood that Richard Billings contributed 45 of the points.  His partner, Rob Tucker, apparently marked the card well and came in when needed.  Richard approached the presentation table to collect his prize and proceeded to sit down.  Rob was then called up, after all, it was a team game.  Rob managed to receive a special prize in addition to the usual envelope.  He was presented with a toilet roll!  I won’t go into the why and where fore’s but I’m sure Rob will be happy to enlighten those interested.  After Rob sat down, a further presentation was made to Rob for his short game play.  A specially adjusted ‘jigger’ club was presented as Rob is well known for his short game expertise.


The ball draw saw Rob Tucker win the last sleeve of balls.  Unfortunately for Rob, the initial barracking for his part played in the 4BBB match hadn’t stopped.  Rob graciously accepted the prize and returned to his seat.  It wasn’t until slightly later that he found that the sleeve contained a number of old practice balls and was yet another joke present from his close friends.


The Captains Team Challenge is to be played on 21 October.  This was a very successful event last year and we would welcome members from the men’s, senior and ladies sections of the club to put their names down on the lists which can be found on each sections respective notice boards.


Chestfield played Whitstable & Seasalter in a Presidents match last Saturday.  The match was halved overall and Chestfield managed to retain the trophy.  The particular trophy is quite small, quite reminiscent of the ashes trophy, and is now residing in the Club’s trophy cabinet.  Fortunately when our President, Keith Davey, was presented with the trophy, it appeared to resemble the FA cup in size!


Warren and I had a Captain pro match today.  We played a smartly presented father and son duo in Paul and Sam Robertson.  Sam has just recently been cut to a scratch handicap and we believe that his official handicap, following yesterday’s competition will now be 0.0.  So, having two scratch handicap players out in the same four ball, expectations were high for a real golfing fest.  Well, all I can say is that expectation was dashed after Warren played his first shot, his ball ending up in the pond.  Moving the ball a further 8 feet with his second, we walked off the first one down, losing to a birdie from Sam.  The game then changed slightly with Warren and I getting to three up before Sam and Paul hauled us back to all square, the final score being a win to Warren and myself 2 & 1.  All holes were won with either birdie or eagle, with a total of 10 holes won and 6 halved.


The club raffle was drawn, the prize fund now at £621.60.  Ticket yellow 486 was drawn by Ron Wilson.   The owner of the ticket wasn’t present and I therefore drew a card from the pack.  The Ace of diamonds was pulled so the lucky winner has a £50 cash prize as well as a bottle of wine to collect.  The winning ticket is displayed behind the bar and the winner should see either Jo or one of the girls to claim their prize.  There are twenty one cars left in the pack as well as two aces.  Tickets are available from behind the bar from Monday.


I am away next week so will not be making the presentation.  Guess who else isn’t going to be here next week as well?  Yes that’s right, our vice will also not be available so our long-serving Past Captain Paul will be taking helm at the proceedings.


Have a great week and see you in a couple of weeks.



Results as follows:-

Monday 2nd October

Mitrebeens won 331 points to 299 against Chestfield Ladies.

Mitrebeens Captain/Pro won 3 and 2 against Dave Fielon and Paul Gamble.

Mitrebeens Medal

1st T Cork nett 63

2nd P Gamble nett 67

3rd J Neal nett 67

Wednesday 4th October

Midweek Stableford over 12 holes. Many thanks to everyone who attended the end of season meal/presentation evening.

1st Mark Cornell 30 points

2nd Kerry Dunlop 28 points

3rd John Faulkner Jnr 28 points

Mitrebeens Quinney Goblets

1st B Connellan and P Hunt 44 points

2nd D Doran and T Pollen 42 points

3rd J Ellis and I Grant 42 points

Thursday 5th October

Ladies Autumn Meeting

1st and winner of the Herne Bay Cup Cathy Yates nett 69

2nd Kay Webber nett 71

3rd Judith Henderson nett 74

Afternoon Foursomes 12 holes

1st Kay Barnard and Pat Boyce 26 points

2nd Sue Jones and Maggie Reeves 24 points

3rd Penny Perkins and Annette Stringer 20 points

Saturday 6th October

Crosbie Cup Final

Billy Kohler and Andy Simpson won 2 up against Paul Waters and Roy Paine…….boooooo!


Div A

1st – Ben Robertson nett 64

2nd – Sam Robertson nett 66

3rd – Liam Dengate nett 70 (On Countback)

Div B

1st – Richard Robinson nett 65

2nd – Steve Norcott nett 66

3rd – Chris Godden nett 68

Lowest Gross – Sam Robertson 67

2’s Sam Robertson, Dave Wale, Gianni Vitiello, Damian Cox, Paul Gladstone, Steve Norcott, Darren Rowe

Winter Rules

A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned.  Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position.  Having lifted the ball, they must place it on a spot within 6 inches (150mm) of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

A player may place their ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4).  If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it has been placed Rule 20-3d applies.  If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot which it is placed and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other rule apply.  If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, they incur a penalty of 1 stroke.

Note: ‘Closely Mown Area’ means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.

Penalty for breach of local rule: Matchplay – Loss of Hole; Strokeplay 2 strokes.  If a player incurs a general penalty for a breach of this local rule, no additional penalty under the local rule is applied.


Captain’s Speech 01/10/17

This weeks presentation was for the Autumn meeting.  Prizes were presented for both days and overall winners.  Congratulations goes to Del Clark for coming second and first, respectively on the Saturday and Sunday completion, winning the overall competition.  Congratulations also go to Sam Robertson who had the best gross for both days.


No real misdemeanours on the course this week, other than a near decapitation on the ninth as Stuart Strudley appeared to sh*#k the ball narrowly missing Dave Wells who was standing to his right.


Congratulations go to the Junior East Kent League team who won the recent Junior Jamboree at North Foreland.


We have a special presentation next week so for those of you who can attend the club house, please do so.


Following the ball draw we drew the club raffle.  Yellow ticket 462 was drawn and Darren Rowe was the lucky ticket holder.  The prize fund at over £586.00 meant that the usual club house suspense had returned with the club house falling silent as Darren selected a card from the pack.  With a slight pause, the King of Spades!  Only 21 cards left in the pack, with three aces still to be drawn, each giving a £50 instant win.  Tickets will be available behind the bar from Monday morning for a chance to win over £600.00.



Last week I was away and as such did not managed to issue a summary of the presentation on 24th September.  Please therefore find a belated resume for you.


A minutes silence started the presentation in memory of long-standing member Jack Broadbent.  Our thoughts are with the family and as soon as the funeral details are available we shall advise members accordingly.


A few announcements,


When members are at the first tee, could they please take time to acknowledge their playing partners and, in light of today’s misdemeanour, take note of the clothing their playing partners are wearing.  Today, it wasn’t until Peter Fisk got to The Hut on the thirteenth, that Michelle advised him that he had been playing the past twelve holes with his polo shirt on inside out.  Fairly impressive, especially when some of the buttons were actually done up!!


Congratulations to Dru Sait who managed to get his tee shot on 12 to end up between the doors of The Hut.  Having taken a drop near the ball washer on the 13th, Drew played a superb wedge shot leaving the ball a few feet from the pin, following this shot up with a putt for par.


Following the ball draw, and a welcome return to the winner’s podium for Barry Shepherd, we drew the club raffle.  Yellow ticket 126 was drawn and Sean Rutt was the winner.  With Sean being on the course, Kelly, his partner, drew a card from the pack.  The ace of clubs was pulled and a very happy Kelly walked away with an instant £50 win.


Have a good week all and see you next week.


Peter Thomason

Captain 2017/18