Whitstable Tidings Issue 8 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. 8 1st August 2012 Editor Bob Ireland, 01227 638425, 07802874914,robert.ireland@gmail.com
The Tony Lambie Memorial Day Monday 9th July 2012
Most of the members of the club will remember Tony who died recently after bravely fighting against cancer over a period of years. He played here often with Bob (Fuzzy) Daniels, Chris Reeves and Bill Cloke and these and his other friends decided to hold a Golf Day in his memory. The format was an 18 hole Stableford Competition followed by food and an auction of donated items. Twenty-five players turned out on the day, each paying £20 into the kitty.
The weather was overcast but thankfully remained dry. Winner of the competition was Barry Bishop with 41 points (Handicap reduction? Ed.) After a splendid sausage casserole lovingly created by our celebrity chef Anthony Love, an auction was held including some of Tony’s prizes from previous golfing trips, amongst which was a vintage Ping putter which eventually sold for a respectable £47.00.
Numerous pints were then consumed and stories told and remembered, some less accurately as the evening progressed. The organisers were pleased to announce that a grand total of £625.00 had been raised for the Macmillan nurses organization, which does so much for sufferers of cancer. Several people have suggested that this day become an annual event, so watch this space for further announcements.
Future Events
Fun and frolics at Leeds Castle! Yes it’s that time of year again, the annual away day at Leeds Castle Golf Club is set for a slightly later time than usual due to the number of events this year at the club. The proposed new date is Wednesday 17th October 2012, meeting at Leeds Castle at 0800 for coffee and chat. The format is 18 holes Stableford, full handicap allowance, Ladies and Gentlemen in mixed Fourballs with individual prizes for Ladies and Gents, a team prize for the best eclectic score and some hidden prizes. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment! Lunch will be taken in The Parkgate Inn and a list of food available will be posted in the clubhouse prior to the event.
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.
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
The Old Salts Captain Brian Best Vice Captain Colin Chapman Secretary George Bawden
Old Salts Captains Day Thursday 12th July The weather stayed fine for the early part of the day and as forecast the rain pelted down just as the Captains challenge match finished, the challengers Tony Bensted and Bob Ireland winning 5 up. The winner of the day was Ryn Hudson with a good score of 42 points, second was Bernie Whittaker with 41 and third George Bawden with 39. The over 75’s 9 hole competition was won for the second year running by Les Cox with 21 points. Nearest the pin on the 5th in three was Dave Morgan, nearest the pin on the 11th in two was Roy Percival, Nearest the pin on the 13th, John Whorlow, on the 15th Colin Chapman, and nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th Ian Wingrove. The line prize on the 3rd was won by Dave Annal who was only 6” away! (He was also only 100yds from the tee!)
Junior Section Captain Bradley Packham Secretary Peter Wade
Ladies Section Captain Mel Bashford, Vice Captain Jackie Witten Secretary Jean Hudson
July dawned with not much better weather. On the 3rd, a competition was held for the Woodhead and Wren trophies. The former is for ladies with 30 handicap and over, the latter is for ladies with lower handicaps.
The Woodhead trophy ,a stableford, was won by Maureen Davison with 26 points. The Wren trophy , a par competition, was won by Sue Maflin on countback with Sheila Wyles runner-up, both with a score of +2. A medal round was played the next week, with Doreen Dale managing an amazing net 64, bringing her handicap down two points, from 21 to 19. There had been so much wet stuff that the course had begun to resemble a mushroom farm in places. On the 13th the ladies entertained a team from Faversham in a friendly competition,and put up a good show, but lost 1 ! to 2 !. But a pleasant afternoon was had by all; not least thet the promised dismal weather didn’t materialise and we all stayed dry.
Lady captain, Mel Bashford,organised a lovely warm day for her Captains’ Day,and nice nosh after 9 holes, followed by a good lunch, and table gifts for all.There was a good turnout; 36 competitors,and a good time was had by everyone, especially,I
suppose, the prizewinners ! These were : Nearest the pin on the 6th,Sue Maflin;Best front 9,Sue Pout;Best back 9, Marijke Rapley. Third place,Joyce Jaynes (32) Second,Doreen Dale (33),and Winner, Vilma Parrett. Marijke was also presented with a Rose Spoon from the English Womens’ Golf Association. This is a nationwide monthly award made to the lady who has played most below her handicap. Marijke played an amazing 10 under. The nearest in her category was 6 under, so well done Marijke !!
On the 24th, we were blessed with glorious sunshine, clear unbroken blue above us. Of course the temperature rose, and it was hard not to mutter about it being too hot ! The victorious sunbeams were Pat Bensted first,net 71;Penny Perkins second,net 72;Beryl Wingrove third,net 73.
The next day was Ladies Presidents Day, with us all melting in the sun again. All that kept us all going were the goodies after 9 holes,and the anticipation of the tea to follow. Mike was his usual gracious self and provided not only tea, but the prizes. Nearest the pin on the 15th, Pat Bensted.The winner was Holly Butler, 35 points, on countback from Penny Perkins. Third was Marijke Rapley, 34 points.
The match against Chestfield at home on the 27th was halved,a good day was had by all. On Saturday 28th, John Wegner hosted his Captains Day,a stableford competition,with great prizes. Third lady was Margaret Barker , Second was Molly Broadbent, but the winner was Beryl Wingrove.John presented a new cup, for the overall winner on Captains Day. This was on, in its’ inaugural year, by Beryl, a fine achievement !
As July came to a close , on the 31st, the ladies played for the Lowe Trophy. This is for players over 60; not a small field ! The 27 entrants played a medal competition, which was won with Val Bayliss, closely followed by Jackie Witten, then Stella Lakin.
Mens Section Captain John Wegner, Vice Captain Richard Gremo
Kent Veterans’ Golf Matches Captain Rod Wood Secretary Don Crawford
Friday 13th July Match v Broome Park
Despite the terrible forecast the match was unaffected by the weather, however the omens of Friday 13th came true and we lost 4-1. Dave Morgan and your own correspondent were the only winners on the day just saving a whitewash. Tony Love did his usual fine job and we all enjoyed a good lunch.
There seems to be a shortage of players for these events, it amazes me that we can’t get a team sometimes, the cost is only £10.00 and you get to play a competitive match at some good courses around the county, meet some great people and have a good laugh. Check the future dates and get in the team, you’ll not regret it!
Midweekers Section Captain Bob Ireland Vice Captain Peter Shearing Secretary Peter Fox
Wednesday 11th July, The Eynon Price Members Plaque. (Replacing the honoured but battered Amon Heath Trophy) The Captains challenge was won by the Captain and Vice who beat Stan Dobson and Frank Sheldon 4 up after a hard fought first nine.
The day was won by Ted Backhouse with a net 63, beating Tony Lavender by one stroke, Peter Shearing was third with a net 65. Birdie prizes were awarded to Bob Ireland and Ted Backhouse. Brian McNally received a bottle of Scotch for a birdie on the 8th.
The charity sweep winners were Roger Bryant and Rod Whitehead. Friday 27th July The July Sweeps Cup Medal The captains challenge was a hard match for the Captain and Vice to win being faced with Tommy Burns and Don Crawford! So it was no surprise when we lost 2 and 1, the only surprise of the day was Tommy who, ’though playing well as far as the 15th had obviously resigned himself to just doing enough to win the captains challenge and thereby saving himself £2, accidently sunk his 220yd second to the 16th for an eagle 5 pointer!!! We welcomed a couple of new members, Brian Sealy and Brian Galloway. The annual frolic at Leeds castle and meal afterwards at the Parkgate Inn was confirmed as being held on Wednesday 17th October commencing at 0800, enter now for fear of missing this great day! Menu options are to be viewed on the clubhouse notice board. The winner of the day was unexpectedly(as far as he was concerned) Tommy Burns with 44 points, second Rod Whitehead with 40 points winning on count back from Don Crawford. (You can see how difficult the Captain’s challenge was for us to win!) The charity sweep was won by Des Barker with Beryl Wingrove second and Gerry Bayliss third. Birdies were won by Tommy Burns, Don Crawford, Bob Ireland and Rod Whitehead.
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 !- 1 ! 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 ! – 1 ! 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!
July Winners
1st 2nd 3rd
£30.00 £20.00 £10.00
Forthcoming Golf events in August and September. August
Friday 3rd Saturday 4th Saturday 4th Sunday 5th Monday 6th Tuesday 7th Wednesday 8th Wednesday 8th Thursday 9th Friday 10th Friday 10th Saturday 11th Sunday 12th Monday 13th Tuesday 14th
12.00 Ladies v Westgate (home) am Qualifying Medal pm Match Westgate (home) all day Presidents Prize 36 holes am Old Salts v Walmer and Kingsdown (home) am Ladies Stableford
am Midweekers Ted Backhouse Bowl Medal pm Ladies Past captains Trophy am Old Salts Seniors Cup Medal 0830 Kent Vets v Etchinghill (away)
1300 Juniors Stableford pm Mixed Invitation am Friendly Fourballs am Old Salts Invitation Day am Ladies EWGA Medal
Tuesday 14th Friday 17th Friday 17th Sunday 19th Tuesday 21st Thursday 23rd Friday 24th Sunday 26th Monday 27th Tuesday 28th Wednesday 29th Friday 31st
Saturday 1st Sunday 2nd Monday 3rd Tuesday 4th Friday 7th Saturday 8th Saturday 8th Sunday 9th Sunday 9th Sunday 9th Tuesday 11th Tuesday 11th Wednesday 12th Thursday 13th Saturday 15th Sunday 16th Monday 17th Monday 17th Thursday 20th Friday 21st Sunday 23rd Tuesday 25th Wednesday 26th Friday 28th Saturday 29th
pm Super Seventies v North Foreland 0900 Kent Vets v The Ridge (away) pm Ladies v The Ridge (away) am Monthly Medal
am Ladies Texas Scramble am Old Salts Duncan Monro Trophy am Midweekers A. Sait August Shield Stableford am Texas Scramble pm RNLI Mixed Greensomes am Ladies Stableford am Old Salts v St Augustines Kay Shield (home) 1130 Ladies Invitation Day
1300 Esworthy Rose Bowl am Monthly Medal am Old Salts v Belmont (home) am Ladies Autumn Greensomes am Midweekers Seasalter v Whitstable am Qualifying Medal Spare day for knockout finals am Finals Day Captains prize pm Rest of Club Knockouts am Friendly Fourballs am Old Salts 7 club at Westgate am Ladies Autumn Meeting am Midweekers C Wren September Cup Medal pm Super seventies v North Foreland (away) pm Seasalter v Chestfield Presidents Teams (away) am Friendly Fourballs Course maintenance greens/tees all week pm Ladies v Hythe (away) pm Ladies v Canterbury (away) am Old Salts 7 club Past Captains at North Foreland am Friendly Fourballs am Ladies Stableford am Old Salts v Sheerness (away) am Midweekers H Burnett Tandoori Cup Stableford 1300 Juniors Medal
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!
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?
Answer: 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!
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Answers to last months Acronyms
90 Degrees in a right angle, 180 Degrees in a triangle, 360 Degrees in a square(not misspelt sircle Ted!), 650 Seats in the House of Commons, 1000 Words that a picture is worth.
Any contributions of any type will be considered, puzzles, stories, history, Anecdotes, your chance to get your stuff in print!
Mark and Chris had arranged a game of golf at the club. When they met up at the first tee, Mark was surprised to see Chris standing there with not one but two caddies by his side. They teed off and were about half way around the course when Mark couldn’t contain his curiosity any longer.
“What’s this then” asked Mark “did you win the pools or something?” “What do you mean?” asked Chris “You know what I mean, the two caddies. Why are you using two caddies?” “Oh, them,” said Chris “My wife was complaining that I wasn’t spending enough time with the kids.”
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.