Whitstable Tidings Issue 7 2012

The monthly journal of Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club
Collingwood Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1EB Tel 01227 272020
e-mail wandsgolfclub@talktalkbusiness.net
Web site www.whitstable-golfclub.co.uk
Volume 2 Issue no. 7 1st July 2012
Editor Bob Ireland, 01227 638425, 07802874914,robert.ireland@gmail.com


Golf Week – 2nd June to 9th June

What a week! The weather was unpredictable to say the least with Monday morning’s rounds all cancelled after an amazingly unseasonable downpour closed the course to play until midday. Many players, myself included, could not find a time to play later in the day and had to miss out on the Flag competition.

Sat – medal Sun – Combined Stableford
1st Colin Holton 1st Jack Scott & Stuart Moore
2nd Bob Davis 2nd John Wegner & Richard Gremo
3rd Richard Smith 3rd Steve Rumball & Ronnie Rumball

Mon – Flag Tues – Stableford
1st Jack Scott 1st Rod Whitehead
2nd David Morgan 2nd Steve Rumball
3rd Stuart Moore 3rd B Wyles

Wed 5 club Thursday – Bogey
1st Brian Wild 1st Dave Atkins
2nd Ronnie Rumball 2nd Richard Gremo
3rd Jack Scott 3rd Ian Wingrove

Friday Team Stableford
1st Billy Bills, John Bills, Marijka Rapley
2nd M Dunne, W Watkins, B Wraight
3rd B Davis S Moore J Scott


Jack Scott

The website has been revamped and there are still some small problems to sort out. If you are having trouble accessing the members page e-mail Bob Ireland at robert.ireland@gmail.com stating your choice of password(not previously used) and all will be resolved! Your comments on the website would be appreciated any improvements you can suggest will be considered.
Greens and Course News
Any members having questions about the greens or course in general can write to me or e-mail and I will get an answer from our Greenkeeper. The question and answer will be published in the newsletter and on the web site.

Social Functions
Friday Night Golf
We have re-worked the Friday Night Social Golf evenings and are going to have one Friday competition each month. Each will be a 9 hole friendly competition with a meal afterwards. Come along it’s great fun.

Dates for your diary are:-
20th July Cross Country (Texas Scramble)
24th August Plumbers Putter (Texas Scramble)
14th September Cricket (Individual Stableford)

The Old Salts Captain Brian Best Vice Captain Colin Chapman Secretary George Bawden
Old Salts 14 June 2012.

Congratulations are due to Brian Daw who was announced as the winner of the Winter section of the “Six of the Best” competition. Well done Brian.

In the latest round of the Summer section of the above competition the placings were:
1st. Gwyn Oakley with a fine 40 points, 2nd. John Dowle 39 points,3rd. Andrew Pout also with 39 points.
In the Captain’s Challenge the Captain, Brian Best and his Vice captain, Colin Chapman took on a formidable challenge from the brothers Ted and Roger Backhouse. Colin played a solid game but the result was still a win for the “Backhouse Boys” by 4 and 2.

The Whitstable and Seasalter “Old Salts” played two interclub matches this week.

Whitstable played at home on Monday 18th against a visiting side from Chestfield. The result was an excellent 5/3 win for the Old Salts.
However, when the Old Salts played at Belmont (Faversham) on Thursday 21st. the tables were turned with Faversham giving the visitors a bloody nose with a 7/1 win.
Win or loose, the Old Salts appreciate the amicable nature of the matches and the hospitality extended to them by their hosts in the away fixtures.

On Monday 25th. June Whitstable & Seasalter Old Salts continued their run of away match losses when they lost 5-3 at St. Augustines. The home team of “Saints and Sinners” won by 5-3.
On Thursday 28th. June the Old Salts played a medal competition for the Hugh Ridley Trophy. Conditions were sunny and dry. The result were: In third place Terry Suggett with a net 63, Clive Witten was second with net 62, but lost on countback to Dave Morgan who took the trophy.

Junior Section Captain Bradley Packham Secretary Peter Wade
On the 16th June the juniors played in two trophy competitions – The Aspden and The King.
Two members of the same family playing as a team compete for the Aspden. The winners of this were Louise Tucker playing with her son Jack.
The King trophy was won by Marijke Rapley playing with Club Captain John Wegner.
Golf Week
The number of juniors playing was down on last year but this was a result of the pressure caused by the school exams, which are set at this time of year. However those who did play acquitted themselves well – Marijke Rapley winning junior “Golfer of the Week” Well done Marijke!

The next juniors trophy to be contested is the Maflin Trophy on 14th July at 1300 hrs. Good luck to all those entering.

Ladies Section Captain Mel Bashford, Vice Captain Jackie Witten
Secretary Jean Hudson
Taking advantage of continuing good weather Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club ladies’ section held several well supported competitions in the lead up to Golf Week which started on June 2nd. In a Four Ball Better Ball the winners were Jacqui Witten and Molly Broadbent with a score of 32, following by Mel Bashford and Penny Kinnersley on 31. A medal the following week produced a win for Holly Butler with a net score of 68. Second was Pat Bensted on 69 and 3rd Marjorie Harris on 71. The Silver division was headed by Holly, the bronze A by Marjorie and Helen Foad won the bronze B division.
The annual Medal Winners Trophy was won by Penny Perkins net 68 and runner up was Mary King, also on 68.
A Texas Scramble produced runaway winners in Mel Bashford the Lady Captain, Holly Butler and Penny Perkins. All three are low handicap players and proved their prowess with a score of 60.7. Runners up were Val Brown, Jackie Barker and Jacqui Witten on 67.7.
Ladies section prize winners in Golf Week 2012

Judy Butcher 1ST Saturday Medal
Mary King 2nd Saturday Medal, 1st Monday Flag, 3rd Friday team
Jean Hudson 3rd Saturday Medal
Penny Perkins 1st Sunday Joint Stableford
Holly Butler 1st Sunday Joint Stableford
Jackie Witten 2nd Sunday Joint Stableford, 3rd Wednesday 5 Club
Linda Bawden 2nd Sunday Joint Stableford, 1st Wednesday 5 Club
Vilma Parrett 2nd ` Friday Team
Beryl Wingrove 1st Thursday Bogey
Jacky Barker 1st Tuesday Stableford
Margaret Barker 2nd Tuesday Stableford
Val Bayliss 3rd Tuesday Stableford, 2nd Thursday Bogey
Mel Bashford 2nd Monday Flag, 2nd Wednesday 5 Club, 3rd Thursday Bogey, 1st Friday Team
and Golfer of the Week 2012.

Mens Section Captain John Wegner, Vice Captain Richard Gremo

June Report

This year’s ex servicemen’s trophy saw a welcome return to form for David Morgan. Two birdies and eight pars helped him to finish winner on the day with 42 points. This was just too good for John Shepherd who had to settle for second place with 41 points and Tommy Burns with 39 points.
During the Club V Old Salts match, Brian Best was unable to play due to injury and could only sit on the sidelines watching his team struggle in almost every match. John Wegner’s team proved too strong on the day and finished as clear winners. Despite the result this event proved very popular again following its reintroduction last as part of the centenary programme.
The first “London Pride” Stableford competition ended with John Wegner as the clear winner following a brilliant 41 points. Not noted as a beer drinker he may have been tempted to give his prize to Tommy Burns who finished as runner up again with 39 points. John Stokes took third place from Mark Payne on count back after both players finished on 38 points.

Kent Veterans’ Golf Matches Captain Rod Wood
Secretary Don Crawford

Midweekers Section Captain Bob Ireland Vice Captain Peter Shearing
Secretary Eynon Price

Wednesday 13th June The Peter Hadlow June Cup Medal
The captain’s challenge match-a hard fought affair ended all square with Bob Ireland and Peter Shearing fighting off the efforts of Ted Backhouse and Martin Newton to overturn their recent defeat by one hole in the previous challenge.
Tommy Burns won with an excellent 65 winning on countback from Des Barker in second and Dave Chalk in third one stroke behind.
Brian Sealy won the charity sweep, Dave Swann second and Fred Lynn third.
There was only one birdie prize won on the 6th by Brian McNally.

Friday 22nd June The Dave King Cup Stableford
The captain’s challenge won in great style by Don Crawford and Tommy Burns, Don playing well in the first nine although we were 1 up going into the 10th. Tommy as usual turned on his “A” game and we ended up losing 4 and 2!
Val Bayliss won the day with 38 points, Brian McNally second with 35 winning on countback from Dave Chalk.
Terry Bills took the first place in the charity sweep, a rollover for second and Brian McNally third. The distinct lack of birdies showed how hard the course was playing as did the low scores returned.

Super Seniors
Dates for the coming year of events:
July26…………………………………Away to Broome Park August14…………………………….Home to North Foreland September13……………………….Away to North Foreland.
To be eligible to play for the Super Seniors see below:- The Super Seniors League is one of three run under the auspices of the Society of Kent Golf Veterans. Age requirement is to be aged 70 or over and to play off a 21 handicap or better. Whitstable are in League C, comprising for this season of Broome Park, Canterbury, North Foreland and, Chestfield (a new entrant this year after St Augustine’s dropped out at the end of last season) and ourselves. There is and end-of-season play-off with group A and B usually around mid-September. But no worries, we never aspire to such grandiose exposure Dress for all games is informal afterwards, with a bite and a coffee normally a fiver before tee-off, usually at 1pm. Team requirement is now eight players with notices posted on the Kent Vets notice board in good time for the next match. If anyone has any questions about the Super Seniors, please contact organiser Alec Parrett, on 01843 600887 or by email at alvipar@talktalk.net.

After a savaging at Chestfield when our Super 70s went down four games to nil – their first whitewash of this season- they entertained Canterbury on June 26 at Whitstable to gain a 2 ½- 1 ½ win. Dave Lambert and Ron Fuller, together with Tony Taunton and Andrew Pout got maximum points, while David Dale and Bob McCormick were just caught on the eighteenth to bring home the half. Whitstable are now mid-table with 27 points in League C, just one point from North Foreland and four behind Canterbury on 31. Our Super Seniors go to Broome Park on July 26 (just one point behind us on 26, so this is a needle match) having beaten them at home 2 ½ – 1 ½ in May.

Fundraising 100 Club
This fundraising venture costs £1 per month, with monthly prizes of £30, £20 and £15. There is a bonus double draw at Christmas each year. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

June Winners

1st £30.00 Margaret Annal
2nd £20.00 David Dale
3rd £10.00 Molly Broadbent

Forthcoming Golf events in June and July


Sunday 1st am Geo Fitt Bowl
Sunday 1st am Billmeir Plate Chestfield
Monday 2nd am Ladies v The Old Salts
Tuesday 3rd am Ladies Woodhead/Wren Trophy
Thursday 5th am Old Salts Frank Fox Memorial Medal
Saturday 7th am Men’s Invitation Day
Sunday 8th am Daily Mail Foursomes
Tuesday 10th am Ladies EWGA Medal
Wednesday 11th am Midweekers Amon Heath July Cup Medal
Thursday 12th am Old Salts Captains Day
Friday 13th 0900 Kent Vets v Broome Park (home)
Friday 13th am Ladies v Faversham (home)
Saturday 14th am Westgate (away)
Saturday 14th am Qualifying Medal
Saturday 14th 1300 Maflin Trophy
Sunday 15th am Monthly Medal (Scratch Cup)
Monday 16th am Old Salts v North Foreland (home)
Tuesday 17th am Ladies Captains Day
Friday 20th am Kent Vets v Chestfield (home)
Sunday 22nd am Friendly Fourballs
Sunday 22nd am Sheerness (away)
Tuesday 24th am Ladies EWGA Medal
Wednesday 25th 0830 Kent Vets v Tudor Park (away)
Thursday 26th am Old Salts D Fewtrell Trophy Medal
Thursday 26th am Super Seventies v Broome Park (away)
Friday 27th am Midweekers July Sweeps Stableford
Saturday 28th all day Captains Day
Sunday 29th am Frend Cup
Tuesday 31st am Ladies Lowe Trophy Stableford
Tuesday 31st am Old Salts v Westgate (away)


Friday 3rd 12.00 Ladies v Westgate (home)
Saturday 4th am Qualifying Medal
Saturday 4th pm Match Westgate (home)
Sunday 5th all day Presidents Prize 36 holes
Monday 6th am Old Salts v Walmer and Kingsdown (home)
Tuesday 7th am Ladies Stableford
Wednesday 8th am Midweekers Ted Backhouse Bowl Medal
Wednesday 8th pm Ladies Past captains Trophy
Thursday 9th am Old Salts Seniors Cup Medal
Friday 10th 0830 Kent Vets v Etchinghill (away)
Friday 10th 1300 Juniors Stableford
Saturday 11th pm Mixed Invitation
Sunday 12th am Friendly Fourballs
Monday 13th am Old Salts Invitation Day
Tuesday 14th am Ladies EWGA Medal
Tuesday 14th pm Super Seventies v North Foreland
Friday 17th 0900 Kent Vets v The Ridge (away)
Friday 17th pm Ladies v The Ridge (away)
Sunday 19th am Monthly Medal
Tuesday 21st am Ladies Texas Scramble
Thursday 23rd am Old Salts Duncan Monro Trophy
Friday 24th am Midweekers A. Sait August Shield Stableford
Sunday 26th am Texas Scramble
Monday 27th pm RNLI Mixed Greensomes
Tuesday 28th am Ladies Stableford
Wednesday 29th am Old Salts v St Augustines Kay Shield (home)
Friday 31st 1130 Ladies Invitation Day

Ebb and Flow (letters section)

I have had a suggestion that some Decisions on the Rules of Golf may interest certain members. I will publish the question this month and the answer next month. If you think you know the decision blog me on the website!
July’s puzzle
One of the previous decisions triggered off the memory of an incident at W & S involving a member who shall be nameless.
Said member was in the first group off the first tee. When he reached the 1st green, he discovered that he had left his putter in his car. He then walked all the way back to his car, retrieved his putter, and rejoined his fourball whilst holding up the entire field. Much was said, but nothing done. I looked up the ruling below when I got home.
Decision 6-7/1

Question: A player arrives at a green and discovers that he has left his putter at the tee. He returns to
the tee to retrieve his putter. If this delays play, is the player subject to penalty?

Answer: Yes. Rule 6-7 (Undue Delay) and not Rule 6-8a (Discontinuance of Play) applies in this case.
(Page 116)

June’s puzzle

Question: In a stroke-play competition, A, B and C were drawn by the Committee to play together starting at 9 am. A and B were present at the appointed time. C arrived at 9:02 after A and B had played from the teeing ground, but just in time to play in the correct order. What is the ruling?

As C arrived and was ready to play within five minutes after his starting time, he incurred a penalty of two strokes for failure to start at the time established by the Committee (Rule 6 – 3a) If C had arrived more than five minutes after his starting time, the penalty would have been disqualification. In either case if the Committee determines that exceptional circumstances had prevented C from starting on time, there is no penalty.
All competitors in a group must be present and ready to play at the time established by the Committee, in this case 9:00 am.
The order of play is not relevant (Revised).

The Editor would appreciate your comments or suggestions of ways to improve the club, course, magazine, web site, social activities, or anything else that comes to mind! Get writing – it’s your club say what you want!

This message has been in the Tidings since it’s humble beginnings and no-one has commented or written a contribution apart from a couple of second hand club and equipment sale item entries. Is there anybody out there?


90 DIARA, 180 DIAT, 360 DIAS, 650 SITHOC, 1000 WTAPIW

Answers to last months Acronyms

1 Oxygen atom in Carbon Monoxide, 2 Hydrogen atoms in water, 3 Oxygen atoms in Nitric Acid, 4 Oxygen atoms in Sulphuric Acid, 5 Fruit and vegetables a day is healthy eating!
Any contributions of any type will be considered, puzzles, stories, history, Anecdotes, your chance to get your stuff in print!

I have to thank the number of eagle eyed readers who spotted the mistake in the Beachcomber section of last month’s Tidings, wherein I printed martial instead of marital, as it happens the joke seems to work either way!

The Chestfield wife’s lament
One evening a man and wife were lying in bed. He was reading and she was watching television and brooding. 
”Darling,” she started. 
”Um,” he replied. 
”If I died would you get married again?” she continued. 
Knowing this was a trick question, he thought for a moment before answering. “I don’t see why not. Our marriage has been a happy one and you’d want me to be happy again, wouldn’t you?” he countered laying down his book and taking her hand. 
”Yes, I suppose,” she answered. 
They continued in silence for a while; his reading and her watching television and continuing to brood. 
 “Darling,” she started again. 
”Um,” he replied. 
”If you got married again, would you let your new wife wear my dresses?” 
He put his book down and once again took her hand. Again realizing this was a loaded question with no correct answer, he thought for a moment and answered. “I guess I would. After all, it would be a shame just to throw away those nice clothes of yours.” 
They lapsed back into silence; his reading and her watching television and brooding even more. 
”Darling,” she once again started. 
”Um,” he replied. 
”Would you let her wear my shoes?” 
This time without putting his book aside, he said, “Yes, and for the same reason. It would be a shame to throw away all your expensive shoes.” 
They lapsed back into silence; his reading and her watching television and brooding herself into a darker mood. 
”Darling,” she said, renewing the inquisition. 
”Um,” he replied. 
”Would you let her use my new Ping golf clubs?” 
With no hesitation, he answered, “Of course not, she’s left-handed.”


If you have any unwanted clubs or equipment sell them through this Publication or the Web Site and donate 10% to the Captains Charity! Send the details to my e-mail robert.ireland@gmail.com , by post or place the details on the notice board marked for my attention.

Our first offer:- Full set of “Mizuno” clubs and bag good condition £75.00
“Footjoy golf shoes size 7 as new £5.00
Morton Knight wet suit size M £15.00
“Donnay golf shoes size 7 new £15.00
Contact D Richardson 01227 361194 or at The Old Salts Note 10% of any sale will go to the captains charity!

Our second offer is from Colin Holton and is a set of Snake Eyes Viper XT, Graphite shaft, Reg flex, 4-SW £110