Whitstable Tidings Issue 3 2012


Volume 2 Issue no. 3 1st March 2012
Editor Bob Ireland, 01227 638425, 07802 874914,robert.ireland@gmail.com
Pantomime Treasure Island!
A large section of the club went to see Treasure Island at the Playhouse theatre on Saturday 4th Feb and had a great time, “Oh yes we did!” unfortunately it’s now “behind us!” There followed fish and chips in the clubhouse, many thanks to our president Mike Behr for the organisation and food!
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 and all will be resolved! Your comments on the website would be appreciated any improvements you can suggest will be considered.
Social Functions
It is proposed by the social committee that all future functions be posted on the notice board next to the bar on the Friday 4 weeks prior to the event.
The reasoning for this is that there have been complaints from members who don’t get a chance to put their names up before the list is complete. It is also proposed that members must put the names of all participants at the time of booking and not just book a table.
Friday 30th March Jazz Night 8.30 – 11.00
Burt Butler and his Jazz Pilgrims will entertain and enthral you for the budget price of £5.00 per person! Those wishing to eat as well can pre-order the following choices for £7.00 per head. Steak and Ale Pie with potatoes and vegetables, Chicken and vegetable stir fry or Lasagne with salad and garlic bread. Get your order in with Tony Love prior to the event to avoid disappointment!
Friday 6th April Easter Egg Hunt (children only)

Saturday 12th May Cabaret Night (details to follow)
The Old Salts
Captain Brian Best Vice Captain Colin Chapman Secretary George Bawden
Thursday February 2nd
The weather conditions on Thursday were not the best for playing golf. The ground was very hard making the bounce of the ball very unpredictable and some very long tee shots were experienced. An icy wind blew across the course causing some players to curtail their rounds and head back to the warmth of the Clubhouse.
Despite this the scores were very creditable.
In the Captain’s Challenge the Captain, Brian Best was partnered with John Fullager and they had a very hard fought battle against Tony Bensted and Ted Backhouse. The challengers, however, were just pipped at the last hole.
Another round in the Six of The Best Stableford competition was held and this was also very closely fought. The results were: for the Gentlemen – 1st. Sid Silk with 37 points, 2nd. Brian Ridley 34, 3rd. Alec Parrett 30, for the Players – 1st. Kit Ryan with 33 points, 2nd. David Kinnersley also with 33, 3rd. Roy Percival 30.
Considering the conditions all the above are to be congratulated.
The Old Salts’ Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 8th. March at the Clubhouse. This is always a very popular event and is attended by Old Salts members and their wives / partners.
Junior Section
Captain Bradley Packham Secretary Peter Wade
The February Medal played on Saturday 18th was an 18 hole competition for the first time this year due to the lighter evenings. The winner was Bradley Packham , 2nd Richard Smithe, 3rd Marijka Rapley.
Following a meeting with Jack Dale, the Chestfield Juniors Captain, the fixture list for 2012 was amended to avoid fixtures clashing on a Saturday. The March Medal which should have been played on the 3rd of the month has been moved to the 30th.
The Junior section will start their evening practice on 26th March so holes 1 and 2 will be closed to all other members between 5 and 6.30, volunteers are required to chaperone the younger players around the course.
Kent Veterans’ Golf Matches
Captain Rod Wood Secretary Don Crawford
The list for veteran members wishing to play has been put up in the changing room, if you wish to participate please ensure your name is on it before it closes!
Midweekers Section
Captain Bob Ireland Secretary Eynon Price
Wednesday 8th Cancelled due to snow, rescheduled for the following Wednesday 15th.
Results of the Les Fessey February Cup
The Captains challenge was won by Don Crawford and Mike Kelleher who thrashed us 6&4!!
In third place with a net 65 was Dave Chalk, second with 63 Don Crawford and First by a mile Frank Sheldon with 60. The charity sweep was won by Stan Dobson, 2nd M Dennick and 3rd Frank Netts
Birdies prizes were awarded to Frank Netts, Mark Blackmore, Eric Rochester, Mike Kelleher, Dave Chalk and Ernie West.
Friday 24th February The Stuart Ashworth Snowdrop Cup
The Captains Challenge was halved after a very competitive game, Ray Thomas and Dave Kinnersley coming back on the last two holes to level the match.
Several new members were welcomed, mainly from Herne Bay GC and included Roy Keohane, Russell Bull, Mel Bailey, David Howland and Brian Cowley.
Bob Ireland reminded the company of the impending Midweekers AGM and annual dinner on the 14th March as well as the Invitation Day on May 2nd The competition was won by Ian Wingrove with a wonderful 43 points, second John Fullager with 41 and third Mick Dalton with 40. The charity sweep was won by Bob Ireland, second Ray Thomas the third prize rolled over to the next game.
Birdies awarded to Russell Keohane and Rod Whitehead
Super Seniors
Dates for the coming year of events:
April 10………………………………Home to Chestfield May15……………………………….Home to Broome Park May25……………………………….Away to Canterbury June 21………………………………Away to Chestfield June26……………………………….Home to Canterbury 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.
Fundraising 100 Club
This fundraising venture costs £1 per month, with monthly prizes of £25, £15 and £10. There is a bonus double draw at Christmas each year. You’ve got to be in it to win it!
January results
1st place £30 Mike Behr (donated to captains charity)
2nd place £20 Mel Bashford
3rd place £10 Mike Behr (donated to captains charity)
Captain’s Charity-The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate. Please give generously!
Forthcoming Golf events in March and April
Saturday 3rd Sunday 4th Tuesday 8th Friday 9th Sunday 11th Tuesday 13th Wednesday 14th Wednesday 14th Sunday 18th Monday 19th Tuesday 20th Friday 23rd Sunday 25th Monday 26th Monday 26th Tuesday 27th Wednesday 28th Thursday 29th
Sunday 1st Monday 2nd Tuesday 3rd Thursday 5th Saturday 7th Saturday 7th Sunday 8th Monday 9th Tuesday 10th Tuesday 10th Wednesday 11th
1300 hrs Juniors Medal
am March Hare Trophy Stableford
pm Old Salts Annual Dinner
am Ladies v Boughton
am Friendly Fourballs
am Ladies EWGA Medal
am MW P Glenn March Shield Stableford pm MW Annual Dinner
am Monthly Medal
am Kent Vets v Canterbury
am Ladies v Westgate
am MW J Bills Trophy Stableford
am Friendly Fourballs
0900 hrs Kent Vets v The Ridge
Old Salts v North Foreland
am Ladies KCPFA 5 Club
am MW E West Winners Trophy
am Ladies v North Foreland
am Monthly Medal
am Old Salts v Walmer and Kingsdown (a) am Ladies EWGA Medal
am Old Salts Ken Vickers Trophy
am Ladies Spring Coffee Morning
1300 hrs Junior Medal
am KCPFA 5 Club
pm Mixed Greensomes
am Ladies Stableford
pm Super Seventies v Chestfield (h)
am MW P West Easter Cup Medal
Wednesday 11th Friday 13th Saturday 14th Sunday 15th Sunday 15th Monday 16th Tuesday 17th Tuesday 17th Friday 20th Saturday 21st Sunday 22nd Sunday 22nd Monday 23rd Tuesday 24th Thursday 26th Friday 27th Saturday 28th Saturday 28th Sunday 29th Sunday 29th
am Old Salts v Chestfield (a)
pm Ladies v St Augustines (h)
pm Match v Westgate (a)
am Ex Captains “Skinner Trophy” am Stableford
am Old Salts v Sheerness (a)
am Ladies Spring Greensomes
0900 hrs Kent Vets v Broome Park (a)
0900 hrs Kent Vets v Etchinghill (h)
am Centenary Bowl
am Club v Old Salts
pm Ladies Medal Winners
am Old Salts v Westgate (h)
am Ladies Cancer Spoon
1200 hrs Ladies v Sheerness (a)
am MW K Bills April Cup Stableford
1300 hrs Juniors (under 12 yoa) Allard Cup Medal 1300 hrs Juniors Comer Cup Scratch Medal
am Harry Johnston Cup
am Monthly Medal
Ebb and Flow (letters section)
Greenkeepers Forum
If you have a question you would like the Greenkeeper to answer please send them in for publication.
Here are a few already received
Why are we not playing off the main tees?
Why are there so many areas around the greens that are marked with white
“ no go” areas for trolleys, especially the one to the left hand side of the 8th green?
Where is the delineation between the rough and the fairway on practically all the holes?
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!
Flotsam and Jetsam Sodoku
(puzzles section)
Answer to last months puzzle
532796148 794158263
823974516 956281374
687423951 319567482
Answers from last month
12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, 6 feet in a fathom, 640 acres in a square
mile, 5280 feet in a mile, 6076 feet in a nautical mile, 22 yards between wicket and wicket on a cricket pitch.
Any contributions of any type will be considered, puzzles, stories, history, Anecdotes, your chance to get your stuff in print!
The police late one evening stopped an elderly driver leaving
Chestfield Golf Club. “Where are you going at this time of the night?” Asked the policeman. “ I am on my way to a 3 hour lecture on responsibility,
selfishness and the results of excessive drinking” ,replied the old chap.
“Who on earth is going to give a lecture on those subjects at one o’clock in the morning?” “My Wife” he replied.
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
Morton Knight wet suit size M
“Donnay golf shoes size 7 new
Contact D Richardson 01227 361194 or at The Old Salts Note 10% of any sale will go to the captains charity!
£5.00 £15.00 £15.00