Captain’s Speech 7th April

On behalf of Darren, myself and Vice-Captain Steve I would like to give our sincere thanks to all the supporters for attending Saturday night’s putt out/drive in and the good luck messages received. As you will see from the photo before we started, we were all slightly jaded from the Saturday night. 

The results for the distances hopefully will be published soon. 

*editors note – results as follows:

Drive (result from best drive in yards)

Jamie Newman 281

Sally Jemmett 120

Chris Barnard 186

John Faulkner 251

Putt out (distance in cm from the hole on a 30ft putt)

Max Reid 55.8

Chris Dunlop 203.2

John Brant 167.6

Darren Bovis 106.6

Without the support of the members our Club would fall by the wayside, it’s this camaraderie that keeps us all going. 

There are lots of unsung heroes that put lots of hours into the club for no gain or glory, so thank you all. 

On Thursday 18th April at 6pm there will be a short game clinic held by the two Trevs, there will be a food deal arranged for the evening too. All are welcome so if you haven’t been before please join in, it’s an eye opener what they can make a golf ball do. 

Presentation this weekend was 4 Ball Both Ball from 17th March 2019

4th place 68 points

Declen Kirkham

Chris Broadbent

3rd place 68 points on countback

Stuart Redsell

Paul Russell

2nd Place 68 points on countback

Mark Kelk

Peter Thomason

1st place with 74 points

Brian Emslie

Richard Gunner

There was no club raffle this week, the tickets will be back on sale this week ready for the next draw Sunday following Martyn Town’s win.

We had the annual Captain vs Vice Captain match that was held in the normal high spirits, it was an eventful start with Vice Captain Steve putting his second shot from the middle of the fairway on the first into one of the houses along the Drove’s front garden. 

Upon which he was greeted by the Lady owner saying your ball is on my grass and Steve like a school boy asking for his ball back please. The final score as announced by Steve was Vice Captain’s team 13 points and Captains team on 12.

Well done to all that played. 

There are a few results that I’ve been updated on, the Invicta League team played Saturday at home against Sweetwoods Golf Club. 

Paul Waters & Brian Emslie (Obviously in form) won 5&4

Peter McCaig & Andrew Sait won 2 up

Terry McDowell & Chris Wright won 5&3

Chris Broadbent & Matt Broadbent won 7&5

Karl Robson & Roland Prosser won 3&1 

What a great start to the season keep it up lads. 

Another Chestfield winner was Sam Robertson he played in the Romer Bowl at Littlestone Golf Club and after shooting rounds of 74 and 66 is now the 2019 Romer Bowl Champion, big congratulations go out Sam and to all that played. 

That’s it this week short and sweet, I already have some photos for my own rouges gallery, so if you have some and want to share them please send them through.

Competition Results

W/E 7th April

Tuesday 2nd April
Super Seniors

Chestfield halved their match away to Seasalter

Wednesday 3rd April

Mitrebeens won a friendly match at home to Seasalter 7 – 1

Midweek Stableford 15 holes

1st Paul Gammon 34 points
2nd John Tamplin 31 points
3rd David (only a tenner!!) Moys 30 points

Thursday 4th April
East Kent Veterans League

Chestfield (Shrubhill) lost 4.5 – 0.5 away to Walmer and Kingsdown

Saturday 6th April
Invicta League

Chestfield won 5 – 0 at home to Sweetwoods.

Sunday 7th April
4BBB Matchplay

Vice Captain’s Team won 13 – 12 against Captain’s Team.


John Burnage, Chris Mulvihill, Ash Evans, Richard Miles, John Jones, Chris Broadbent, Pete Kelk, Alex Young, Del Clark

Junior East Kent League

Chestfield drew their second match away to Sittingbourne after a great win away to North Foreland in their previous match putting them top of the league.

Captain’s Speech 31st March

Good morning,

This will be my last Captain’s Speech so I will update you in all areas as normal.

Club news:

I would like to congratulate Trevor Clarke, Richard Brown and Martin Izzard for being elected to the committee. I would also like to thank Lee Catling and Paul Russell for putting their hand up to join the committee, it shows the club is in a strong position when we have good volunteers wanting to give up their time.

The Knockout draws have now taken place so I wish all members good luck in their quest in winning any of the competitions they have entered.

With regards to the Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice we have raised in excess of £14,300 and the final figure will be confirmed at the Drive In this coming Saturday.

I would like to thank every member that has contributed throughout the year to this astonishing result and I know the hospice are overwhelmed with our support and they will be here on Saturday to show their appreciation for CGC’s efforts in supporting them.

This being my last Speech it would not feel quite right without a last rogue gallery culminating in some of our favourites over the past year.

Firstly we find Trev and young Trev watching their beloved Leyton orient last week, but I did not know Gianni was also a big follower as well !

I played this week with Past Captain Pete and he seems to have quite an affinity with the tree to the side of the fifth!

I can assure Mr Strudley he was going in there with the club and not a chain saw after spending a long time in there.

Here we find Peter Newman relaxing after a lovely 5-0 win  over the weekend at Saint Augustines, no doubt contemplating his next team

Love this next caption as Brian Cook ably showing Trev how to get out of the ditch with Trev getting a good close up to ensure he gives Captain John as much help as possible for next years Capt Pro matches.

Here we Brian Emslie no doubt happy he has found somebody he can talk to who cannot escape his advances, Gianni looks totally enthralled knowing he won’t get these 15 minutes of his  life back !

Here we find Clive Parker with Mick Dunlop and John Jones attending the annual hair restoring get together! Clive is happy as he has just found a diary confirming the last place he obtained a par !!

 He is normally our best dressed man but here we find the result of Paul putting his trousers on a hot wash!!

With cricket season now upon us it was good to look back at some of the big century makers of last year and here was  one of our top run scorers Nick Tuffs raising his bat before he reaches the 18th green!

I sincerely hope everyone has enjoyed our rogue gallery over the past year but I am sure it will continue as we have a fantastic club.

It was perfect timing this Sunday as the raffle was won by Martyn Town in my last week so congratulations to him and again everybody that supported us throughout the year.

I would personally like to thank all areas of the club for the wonderful support they have shown Lesley, Josh and I during the past 12 months and it has been very much appreciated.

We have met some wonderful members and made friends for life and it has been a great honour for you to allow me to be Captain.

I sincerely wish the incoming Captain John the best of luck for his year along with wishing Chris, Sally and Jamie success during 2019/20.

 Have a good golfing week