Thursday 11th January

East Kent Alliance held at Sheerness Golf Club

18 teams compete for this event. 3 pairs per club 4BBB, best 2 pair’s score to count.

Warren Bennett and Dru Sait 43 points ….2nd place,

Richard Punyer and Peter McCaig 41 points

Steve “Chubby” Chandler and Gianni Vitiello 36 points (dropped for next round)

2 rounds to go. Chestfield currently top of the league by 2 points.

Sunday 14th January

Team Stableford Competition 3 from 4 to count

1st Bob Thompson, John Faulkner Jnr, David Bailey and Gary Mewett 126 points

2nd Terry McDowell, Darren Rowe, Sean Rutt and Chris Godden 124 points

3rd Dave Wells, Clive Parker, Duanne Harrison and Richard Billings 124 points

2 Club 

David Bailey, Duane Harrison, Richard Billings, Graeme Badder, Gianni Vitiello, Del Clark, Steve Snell, Ray Taylor, Martyn Town, Stuart Strudley, Roy Paine & James Dengate x 2.

Captain’s Speech 14/01/18

With no prizes to present, today will be a quick presentation.  So, a few announcements.


The Pro shop quiz will be held this Friday and a list for those wishing to play is displayed in the Goldfish Bowl.  It would appear that there is some confusion as to where the quiz will occur.  For clarity, the pro shop quiz will be held in the club house and not in the shop.  The quiz starts at 7 pm and costs £10 per team (maximum 4 per team).


Burns Night is booked in for 26 January.  A sheet for those wishing to attend is displayed in the Goldfish Bowl.


The Men’s Supper is on the 9th February.  There are only a few spaces left so please put your name down if you wish to attend.  The sheet is displayed in the Goldfish Bowl.


The innards of a Garmin type watch have been lost on the course.  If anyone finds them, could they please hand them in to either the pro shop or behind the bar.


We had a Captain Pro match today against the Robson brothers, Karl and Jason.  The match started typically for me, just passing the ladies tee with my first shot.  Unfortunately it started untypically for Warren as he three stabbed on the green.  So, with both of us making a five, we were one down after one.  We could see the match was going to be tight with the second and third holes taking pars and birdies to halve the holes.  On the fourth Karl played a trick shot off the tee.  A slight shank of the ball into the tree adjacent to the ladies tee ricocheted across the third green, interfering with the play of the four ball behind.  The ball came to rest just off the right hand side of the third green, adjacent to the bunkers.  With a few more shots from this point, Karl eventually surrendered at let Jason halve the hole.  At the end of the front nine, Warren and I were 3 down. Whilst we tried to turn the screws, our opponents resisted well with us halving the 11th with an Eagle from Warren and net eagle from Jason.  So, standing on 15 we were 3 down with three to play.  A missed putt from Karl and a birdie putt from Warren on the 16th meant we were one down with one to play.  With Warren and I both on the final green in two and the brothers both short, we had a chance.  Unfortunately, both having a shot on the hole, Jason pitched his ball to within 3 foot and Karl then proceeded to use Jason’s ball as a backstop and left his ball similarly placed.  Both Warren and I missed our birdie putts and conceded the hole.  With Warren scoring three under gross for the back nine and me one over, all I can say is that it was great match and thanks to both Jason and Karl.


Not mentioned on Sunday, but I would like to congratulate the East Kent Alliance team for their efforts on Thursday at Sheerness Golf Club.  With good performances from our six players, we are now in the lead of a field of eighteen clubs and 2 points clear of Sittingbourne GC in second place.


The club raffle to finish.  The prize fund stands at just under £300.  Stevie pulled white ticket 261 and John O’Sullivan approached the presentation table.  Drawing a card from the centre of the pack, John emulated last week’s winner, Alan Hall, by not pulling the Joker, but by pulling an Ace, this time the Ace of Spades.  Another £50 pay-out after the Ace of Hearts was pulled last week.


That’s all from me this week, have a good week and see you all next week.


Peter Thomason

Captain 2017/18


Results as follows

Saturday 6th January Individual Stableford

1st Brian Cook 42 points

2nd Chris Mulvihill 40 points on count back

3rd James Dengate 40 points

4th Liam Stubbings 39 points

2 Club

Declan Kirkham, Chris Longmire and Alan Hall


Sunday 7th January Team Competition

1st Brian Emslie, Richard Gunner, Keith Holness and Terry Hughes 104 points

2nd James Dengate, Sam Corby, Tony Ford and Ollie Youll 99 points on count back

3rd Sean Rutt, Karl Robson, Darren Rowe and Chris Godden 99 points

2 Club

Tony Ford, Chris Godden, Karl Robson, Dave Wale, John Burnage, Gavin Shopland, Tony Lees, Roy Paine, Paul Russell, Mo Sbitri and Martin Murphy


PREFERRED LIES (Local Winter Rule)


Following the recent rainfall it has

been decided to amend the existing Winter Rules with effect from
Tuesday 2nd January 2018


“A ball lying anywhere within the confines of the course, excluding hazards, may, without penalty, may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 1 club length of where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole or on a putting green.  A player may move or place the ball once and after the ball has been so moved it is in play.”


Penalty for breach of Local Rule:

Match play – Loss of Hole

Stroke play – Two Strokes.


Derrick Clark

Chairman of Competitions                                 2nd January 2018


Saturday 30th December

Wall Game

Greensomes Stableford. Handicap enhanced by 1 for an alcoholic drink up to a maximum of 3…..hic!

Winners Derek and Matt Broadbent 49 points.

2 club winners

Derek Broadbent & Matt Broadbent, Ian Hatton & Clive Parker, Nick Gladstone & Paul Gladstone, Neil Hatton & Steve Snell, Kerry Murray & Rob Tucker, Mark Norman & Michael Wilson x 2, Gianni Vitiello & Dave Wale, Dave Wood & Tony Luckhurst, Darren Rowe & Chris Barnard.