29 October 2020
The Captain's Bulletin can be viewed here
It is unfortunate, but the Club Chairman, Ms Ann Richmond, has tendered her resignatin from the position some 5 months early due to an unexpected escallation of health risk as well as some change to her domestic situation. We have identified a potential replacement which will be announced in due course and will of course need to be ratified by the members at the AGM. Ms Richmond has indicated that she will be willing to assist the Captain and Committee where necessary.
World Handicapping Update
The England Golf Platform for Members to view their initial Handicap Index is now available. At this stage, you will need your CDH number to view your handicap index. Please note that until after the 30th October you will not be able to fully sign in to view your full record.
You can also download the WHS Toolkit for Golfers which will give you an overview of the WHS for those of you who haven't read the information posted around the club. https://www.englandgolf.org/download/whs-golfer-toolkit
23 October 2020
World Handicapping System
Some of you may be aware that England Golf have yesterday launched the WHS Platform to the golfing community ahead of the launch of WHS on the 2nd November. Unfortunately, our members will not yet be able to access this platform. In order to transfer to WHS the Club have had to transfer to new membership software, this software is not yet fully ready and therefore, the members details have not yet been uploaded to England Golf.
Our new system will be launched on the 30th October when you will be able access it and the England Golf platform via our new website. So from the 31st October you will have access to everything you need, in a new way.
If in the meantime you wish to know how the new WHS will affect your handicap and what your handicap index will be, please speak to Karen in the office who can access the system for you.
It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of Dave Masters who passed away this morning following a battle with cancer. Dave had been a long standing member of the club. Further details will be announced when known.
Food Specials Offers
Special offers available from the 28th October click here for more details.
M Daniels (3), C Mackinlay (14), Malcolm Ross (40)
D Clark (114), N Trutwein (61), D Read (76)
Congratulations to the winners, money can be collected from the office
Mens County Card App
We have been advised by the KGU that some users of the County Card App have reported that their Home Club is no longer detailed on the digital County Card as displayed on their mobile phone. This is currently being looked into, however the players CDH number does contain their handicap data which includes details of their Home Club and can be checked by the host venue when using the County Card.
For all details relating to the County Card and use of it, please visit https://www.kentgolf.org/county_card
12th October 2020
A reminder that Quarterly Subs are now due. Please make payment into the office or via bank transfer as soon as possible.
You will see some new machinery being used around the course, this is on Demo for possible future purchase.
8th October 2020
World Handicapping System - Information Required
In order for players to be issued with a Handicap Index under the WHS you must have a Date of Birth and E-Mail address listed on our database. I have written/e-mailed those members for which I do not have this information, please respond to this as soon as possible. If we do not have this information you cannot be issued with a handicap after the 2nd November when the WHS comes into force.
Unfortunately, the Rough Mower has broken and parts of the rough have not been cut. We are expecting a machine on demo on Tuesday and the rest of the rough will then be cut.
We apologise for the state of the temporary greens. These will only be used when absolutely essential. Currently they are undergoing treatment and overseeding to bring them back to a playable state.
25 Sept 2020
We are pleased to report that Gillingham won the Group IV 2020 Kent Golf Veterans League Jamboree which was played this week beating 6 other teams.
23rd Sept 2020
Covid Rules update
From the 24th September, the following rules apply:-
Table Service only. Please do not go to the bar. You must sit down in order to be served.
Maximum group of 6.
Please remember your fob number as you will be asked for this in order to pay. It can be found on your receipt or the back of your fob.
When topping up, please do so by card if possible – contactless is preferred, up to a value of £45.
Please be patient, it will take longer to get your drinks.
Face coverings must be worn in all areas of the clubhouse and pro shop unless seated at a table.
Please continue to follow existing rules, sanitise hands, social distancing, test and trace, one way system.
21st Sept 2020
The Staff will start winter hours from the 5th October and the clubhouse will not be open until 7am.
Following a play off on the 4th September we can now announce that the Club Champion for 2020 is Matt Thomson with a Gross 62 which also beats the course record.
200 Club results - August
Mrs R Byrne (104), Alex H (137), J Pocknell (17)
Congratulations to the winners, money can be collected from the office or put onto your fob.
Social Distancing Rules
From Monday 14th September, the maximum number in a group inside or outside the clubhouse is 6 people. These do not need to be from the same household and replaces the 2 households rule.
We have slightly updated the Clubhouse Rules for Coronavirus to remind members of the rules by which we must abide.
Changes include the wearing of face coverings, opening times and the use of the darts board.
Members are also asked to remember the rules for the course, do not touch the flag, rake bunkers as best you can with your foot or club.
OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES.
26th August 2020
From the 1st September the clubhouse will remain open until 9.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. All other times remain unchanged.
Green Fee Rates
From the 1st September the Green fee rates will be increased. See the green fee page for details.
17 August 2020
There is an incresing amount of litter, especially bottles, being left on the course including on tees, greens and in trees. It is an offence under the Bye Laws to deposit litter on the course. Please place your rubbish in a bin or take it home with you. Please keep your course tidy.
7th August 2020
From the 8th August Face Coverings will be required to be worn in the clubhouse in line with the latest Government Guidelines for social clubs.
Please click here to read a Newsletter from the Club Captain
4th August 2020
Social Distancing Reminder
Members are asked to observe social distancing at all times both on and off the course.
DO NOT move any tables or chairs in the clubhouse or on the balcony.
6 people MAXIMUM per group outside, 2 households or a bubble inside.
You may be asked to move if you do not follow these rules, please do not abuse any staff who ask you to comply.
Dress Code Reminder
Members, Visitors and Guests are reminded that we do have a dress code both on and off the course. Please make sure you adhering to when you visit the club. NO black socks or cargo shorts on the course, shirts must be tucked in. Preferably no flip flops in the clubhouse, no golf shoes or hats in the clubhouse.
22 Jul 2020
Clubhouse Opening - weekends
Please note that the clubhouse will not be open before 7am at weekends. If playing earlier than this please take your clubs and shoes home with you.
21 Jul 2020
Social Only Membership
Existing members who are social only, i.e. those who do not have any golfing rights, will this year not be charged for membership. If you have already paid, money will be held over for next years fees.
From the 1st August, we will be offering a very limited food menu. Food will be available from 12 noon to 3pm and from 5pm to 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and lunch service only on Sunday (not carvery). Last orders 30 minutes before end of service. Social distancing MUST be maintained, 2 households or 1 social bubble only per table.
2nd July 2020
Members are asked to place all rubbish in the bins provided or take it home with you, we are getting an increased amount of litter which is not acceptable.
Please take care when playing the 'top field' (1st, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th) As we have had a number of balls go into neighbouring gardens over recent weeks causing damage and potential injury.
12th June 2020
Course Use - reminder
Members are asked to remember that we are still only permitted play at the designated tee times, which must be booked in advance. Members are only allowed two weekday and one weekend slot per week.
11th June 2020
The Cabin will reopen from tomorrow 12th June for take away snacks and drinks. There will be no seating and patrons are requested to move away as soon as they have been served to allow for social distancing. As an added measure to assist with social distancing, if you would like food, please telephone the cabin in advance when you cross the road so that the food is waiting for you. The cabin will remain cash only and it is preferable you have the correct change so that the minimum handling of cash takes place. A hand sanitising station will be in place for customers use.
3rd June 2020
Please take your rubbish home with you or place in a bin. We are getting an increased amount of litter on the course.
Please repair pitch marks and replace divots where possible.
Please adhere to the dress code - shirts must be tucked in, no cargo shorts, white socks must be worn with tailored shorts. Golf shirts must have a collar.
2nd June 2020
Course use change
4 balls are being accepted from Saturday 6th June at 12 minute intervals. You can book at the pro shop.
Social players and corporate members are welcome to book in advance from today
Guests are being allowed to play with members after 1pm from Saturday
Green fees will be accepted from Monday 8th June on the day for any available spaces.
There will be no competitions for the foreseeable future. All knockout competitions have been cancelled this year. All those that have entered will not pay next year rather than arranging small refunds this year.
Rules of Play
27 Apr 2020
Captain's Charities 2020
Since the lockdown caused by the coronavirus, I decided as your future Captain, not to shave until we return back to normal in aid of my nominated charities. IE: (Prostate Cancer UK) self explanatory and (Making Miricals) which helps young mothers cope with the death of a child at birth or within the first few days of the baby being born. I therefore would like to ask all members to kindly sponsor the beard by donating as little as £2 each to the cause. We can then have a de-bearding ceremony in the club house as soon as the lockdown is over. Your kind and generous support would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
4 Feb 2020
Mens County Card 2020
This year the KGU would prefer you to download your county card via an app onto your smart phone. Details are on the KGU website or Here. Plastic cards will not be issued.
14 Nov 2019
Please see the attached winter rules for information. We are also now using winter tee mats.
17 Jul 2019
England Golf Insurance Cover
As part of the Afilliation Fee you pay with your invoice, England Golf now include Personal Liability Insurance under their Members Benefits Programme. This does not replace the Insurance that you pay for on your invoice which is through Golfguard or any private insurance that you may also hold.
19 Dec 2018
New Rules 2019
The R&A have introduced new Rules of Golf effective from the 1st January 2019. New Rules of Golf books are available in the foyer and Gents locker rooms.
The number of Rules have reduced from 34 to 24. The top 20 Rule changes are shown here. As a result our Local Rules have had to be adapted to correspond with the rule changes and the Local Rules page on the website has been updated. Copies are also on display in the locker rooms.
Please make sure you are aware of these new rules.
22 June 2018
REMINDER - DRESS CODE
Our dress code requires that members, visitors and guests wearing shorts on the golf course MUST wear white socks and shorts MUST be tailored.
Cargo shorts/trousers are NOT Permitted.
All shirts MUST be tucked in on the course.
Mens sandals MUST be worn with socks in the clubhouse. Flip Flops are not permitted. NOTE: Flip Flops have been temporarily permitted for the month of August.
SAD NEWS 2020
Sad News - Florence Clarke
It is with regret that we announce the death of Florence Clarke who passed away on the 23rd August. Florence had been a long standing member and had been Lady Captain in 2000. Her funeral will take place on the 18th September for close family only.
Sad News - Maureen Hesketh
It is with sadness that we have learnt of the death of Maureen Hesketh who passed away on Sunday. Maureen had been Lady Captain in 2013.
The funeral for Maureen will be held on Friday 25th September at 10am at Blue Bell Hill Crematorium but will be limited to 30 people. Unfortunately we are not able to have a wake at this time. You can view the funeral service online using the following details:-
www.obitus.com, User name: Quku1569, password 873382.
Sad News - John Busbridge
We have learnt of the death of John Busbridge who passed away on the 1st August. The funeral will be held on the 24th August at 3pm for family only at The Garden of England Crematorium. There is an online obituary page via John Weir where donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Care.
Sad News - Robin Oliver
It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of Robin Oliver who passed away on the 25th June following a battle with cancer. The funeral will take place on the Thursday 16th July for family only, donations in memory of Robin may be made online via John Weir to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Sad News - Barry Fullagar
It is with regret that we announce the death of Barry Fullagar. Barry was the husband to Gaye Fullagar a former Lady Captain and had been a member for over 30 years. Unfortunately he had been ill for some time. Further details will be announced when available.
Sad News - Gerry Thompson
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Gerry Thompson. Gerry had been a member of the club for almost 30 years along with his wife Irene, a former Lady Captain.
The funeral of Gerry Thompson will take place at Medway Crematorium on the 3rd July at 1.45pm, there are unfortunately still restrictions on how many people can attend. There is a obituary page on John Weir Gillingham website. A wake of some kind will take place on a future date.
Sad News - Eric Jones
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Eric Jones (known as Barnsley). Eric had previously been a member of Deangate Ridge Golf Club. Eric unfortunately passed away suddenly having played his last game of golf just yesterday.
The funeral will take place on Friday 10th July at 12.15pm at Medway Crematorium, East Chapel. The service will be broadcast via the internet on www.obitus.com Username Woru3438, Password 562801. In addition those wishing to do so may attend and line the drive in his memory at 12.05.
Donations and information via Button Family Funeral Services, 44 High Street, Chatham, ME4 4NU
Sad News - Jack Guillon
For those that may have known him, John Guillon (known as Jack) passed away in Spain on the 1st June where he had retired. Jack was a member from 1972 for 20+ years.
Sad News - Malcolm Jarvis
It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Malcolm Jarvis. Malcolm was the secretary of the Vets section for a number of years. Further details will be announced when we receive them.
Funeral 12th May at 4.00pm
Unfortunately only immediate family can attend the funeral but the funeral directors will host the funeral online. Please visit the website www.obitus.com and use the username garden3619 and password 314006 in order to watch the service. There will also be a 28 day playback option using the same details. The family thank you for all your kind thoughts and messages during this difficult time.
Sad News - Arthur Mexter
It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of Arthur Mexter who passed away on 9th April. Further details will be announced as and when we receive them.
Sad News - Peter Wilkinson
The funeral of Peter Wilkinson will take place tomorrow, the 7th April at 11.30am.
Obviously we are not able to attend and the funeral directors will host the funeral online. Please visit the website www.obitus.com and use the user name medway3264 and password 038303
Sad News - Andy Sharkey
It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr. Andy Sharkey who passed away at home on 29th March.
The funeral will be held next Thursday (16th) at 1:30pm. Due to the pandemic only immediate family can attend the funeral, but the service will be streamed online and can be viewed via a login. If any members wished to pay their respects in this manner please email email@example.com who will arrange for a log in to be sent to them nearer the time.
Mr Sharkey had previously been a member of Deangate Ridge Golf Club, and although had not joined Gillingham, will be known to many of our ex Deangate members.
Sad News - Yvonne Paulley
It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Yvonne Paulley who passed away last week. She was an avid supporter of the club as well as an assistant director of Gillingham Football Club, she was a past Lady Captain and the instigator of the Ladies Filleys section for those ladies over 70. She will be sadly missed. It is unfortunate that we will not be able to mark her passing at this time and our thoughts go to her friends and family.
200 Club Results
Jan - R Larkin (145), Mrs C Wright (70), C Caroll (99)
Feb - P Eckhardt (8), P Hesketh (86), M Daniels (123)
Mar - A Dixon (108), P Eckhardt (8), R Putland (92)
Apr - M Jaques (13), Mrs D Smith (66), J Barry (62)
May - R Putland (110), C carroll (31), D Clark (114)
June - Mrs L Austen (84), C MacKinlay (14), M Picozzi (160), V Cass (125)
July - C Hunter (94), R Snelling (146), Mrs M Ross (77)
Spare tickets still available to members at an annual cost of £10, please contact the office or the captain.
BACK ISSUE NEWS
Course - Improvements and maintenance update Feb 2016
Final Kent League Tables 2016 A Team
Final Kent League Tables 2016 B Team
Final Kent League Table 2017 A Div
Final Kent League Table 2017 - B Div
Chairman's report to Members - June 2017
PAT QUADLING CUP Result 2017
STRI Course Report 2017
Chairman's Summer 2018 Newsletter
Chairman's September 2018 Newsletter
Agronomists Report 2018
December Chairman's Newsletter 2018
Summer Newsletter 2019
Kent League Results 2019
Chairman's December Newsletter 2019