14 Jul 2020
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.
Please note that on Friday 17th July and Sunday 20th July the clubhouse and locker rooms will not be open until 7am. If playing early, ensure you take your clubs and shoes from the locker room the day before.
Saturday 18th July, the clubhouse will be open for players only.
The Mens open will take place on the 18th July. Entries via the Pro Shop for Members, visitors should complete the form following the link on the welcome page. All monies to be paid by the 10th July, no entries after this date. Anyone who has not paid by the 10th will not be able to play.
2nd July 2020
The Bar and clubhouse will reopen from the 4th July. There will be no food available for the first few weeks.
The Locker rooms will be open from 8am on the 4th but please note that the showers will not be available under the current government guidance.
Please observe the signage within the building and adhere to government rules regarding social distancing. Full rules for the clubhouse can be found here.
Anyone not adhereing to the rules may be asked to leave. Rudeness to the staff in this regard will not be tolerated.
Playing subscriptions were due on the 1st July. If you have not paid, please remit payment as soon as possible. Payment can be made by telephone or in the office on weekdays between 9am and 4pm. Alternatively, you can pay via bank transfer - details were with your invoice.
A payment towards the current years subs must have been made prior to playing in the weekend medal.
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.
24th June 2020
Funeral Details - Gerry Thompson
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.
23rd June 2020
Funeral Details - Eric Jones (Barnsley)
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
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
22nd June 2020
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.
18th June 2020
Knock Out Competitions
The Evan Thomas and Graham Cup competitions will now be continued for those already entered only. Sheets are available in the Pro Shop. If you can no longer play, please let us know and your money will be carried forward to next year.
The Oakshott Cup and Jackson Trophy will not take place.
12th June 2020
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. Further details will be announced when we receive them.
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.
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. Further details will be announced when available.
We hope to run the Mens Silver Salver competition on the 28th June. Entry via the Calling sheet in the Pro Shop from Monday. Note that the clubhouse will be closed and there will still be no access to the locker room on that day. July competitions - Medal, Presidents Putter and Scratch Cup and the Mens Open will also be run subject to restrictions and changes.
11th June 2020
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.
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.
8th June 2020
As your Elected Captain, I would like to appeal to your sense of Loyalty and Solidarity to the Club. I am looking for a small army of volunteers to help me and Mick O' Sullivan's band of helpers to give two to three hours of your time to assist with some light minor jobs around the course. The aim of this request is to allow the greens staff to concentrate on the day to day heavy maintenance. We will meet this Thursday 11th June between 9 & 9.30am in the car park. Your support would be greatfully appreciated.
Thank You - Roy Walker
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
Membership Renewal Update
If you are a purely social member and have received a renewal invoice, please disregard it. Some were issued in error. New invoices will be issued when the clubhouse reopens.
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.
27th May 2020
Invoices have now been sent for those on e-mail for all playing categories of membership. However, some invoices appear to have not issued correctly, so if you have a blank invoice or a discount only invoice, please let us know.
The Office will be open from Monday 1st June to take payment by telephone. Please do not telephone before this. If you can pay via bank transfer it would be preferable - either use the details on the current e-mail or the details you have from last year.
Postal invoices will be sent in the next week. Social invoice will be sent once the clubhouse has reopened.
18th May 2020
With effect from today, members are allowed to book two tee times on weekdays and one at weekends. We are booking up to 7 days in advance only.
Buggies will also be allowed for single use only.
In addition, we can now allow Social players to book afternoon tee times once a week, midweek only, but they must book on the day they wish to play, advance bookings will not currently be accepted.
12th May 2020
The Golf Club is open for play on Thursday
Following the new Government guidelines the golf club will be open for playing golf this Thursday
We have to adhere to strict rules that ensure social distancing and you will have to book a tee time (this will be reviewed weekly) and you can only play on your own or as a two ball and it is member’s only at the moment, no paying guests.
We are sure everyone wants a game but this week (until Monday) you are limited to playing one round of golf to give everyone a fair chance of having a game, from Monday two rounds per week is the maximum allowed per person.
Booking is by telephone and must be booked between 9 and 5 at the Pro Shop from Wednesday (tomorrow). Please telephone 01634 855862 giving both members names. You can book your one round this week and both rounds next week if you wish or just book one round at a time. The week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. Please be brief on the telephone line, we expect it to be busy!
It will be ten minute slots and available from 6 to 6 every day. There will be no closure of the tees for ladies on Thursdays, they can of course book anytime.
The clubhouse or changing room will not be open, the Pro shop will but only to take bookings. Score cards and social distancing rules will be available on the table outside.
Please arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before your allocated time, get ready in the car park and be on the first tee 5 minutes before your start time. Buggy hire will not be available at the moment.
We have kept it very simple for now and hopefully given everyone the opportunity to play a game of golf. You need to be a fully paid up member to play, anyone that has lapsed their membership will not be able to play. If you are behind on your membership payments you can pay them at the pro shop (with social distancing or by telephone) and then of course play.
The course has been working with fewer Greens staff and although playable it is not up to our usual standards but at least we can get a game. The rough cutter is out of action and parts arrive this week to repair it so some areas have longer grass than we are used to, just accept that as more of a challenge!
It is a difficult time for everyone, we would ask members to adhere to these temporary rules and not turn up in the hope of a game. If you have not pre booked you will not be able to play.
Thanks in advance for you co-operation with this - enjoy your games!
Rules of Play
7th May 2020
I hope this finds you all well, and soon free from the restrictions we are under, but able to operate in a safe environment.
With a pending announcement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson
on Sunday afternoon 10th at 5.00pm. it would seem unlikley that a full release from a lockdown will be permitted. So please do not expect to come down on Monday to play en masse! Please be patient. It may not be long, so the course will be ready and is in great condition and well prepared, and we will have a timed starting system in place to adhere to social distancing and safe playing conditions & pace of play. So watch out for this. There will be strict conditions to be adhered to, advised by our governing bodies which will be well publicized on this website and around
the Clubhouse for the benefit of us all.
We look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
7th May 2020
Ref: Malcolm Jarvis Funeral
The funeral of Malcolm will take place on Tuesday 12th at 4.00pm. Unfortunately only immediate family may attend but the directors will host the funeral online. Please visit the web site www.obitus.com and use the username garden3691 and password 314006 in order to watch the service. There will also be a 28 day playback facility using the same details.
The family thank all those with kind messages & thoughts at this difficult time.
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.
20 Apr 2020
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.
14 Apr 2020
Would members please refrain from visiting the club in any capacity during this period of lockdown unless authorised by the Manager or Director. The Club is closed and members should not be playing golf or socialising under government rules no matter what the weather or if you are bored at home.
9 Apr 2020
Sad News - Arthur Mexter
It is with regret that we have learnt of the death of Arthur Mexter who passed away a few days ago. Further details will be announced as and when we receive them.
6 Apr 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
1 Apr 2020
We appreciate the financial struggle some members are facing at this time, however, quarterly subs are now due and it would be appreciated if they could be paid on time. We will look at the clubs finances when we are back up and running and will hopefully be able to work out something for future subscriptions.
Payment can be made by Bank Transfer using the bank details on the letter sent with your original subscription invoice. The office is only periodically manned and therefore if you can, please pay via the bank.
If you do not have the bank details or need to pay by card, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and someone will get back to you with bank details or when the office will next be open.
What we are doing
There are currently three greens staff maintaining the course so that there is still a golf course to come back to. Course Maintenance will also be undertaken now rather than wait for the scheduled diary date.
The new bunkers now have a surround of turf, but we will not yet be filling with sand.
All staff have been furloughed except the three greens staff.
We hope that the current restrictions will soon be lifted to at least some degree and that all members are keeping well.
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.
24 Mar 2020
The Course and Clubhouse are now closed until further notice
23 Mar 2020
The Clubhouse and locker rooms are now closed. The Course and Pro shop remain open for the time being, but things may change and you should follow the government advise with regard to social distancing.
All Mens competitions are now postponed until further notice.
We ask members not to socialise on the balcony, on the course or in the car park.
Quarterly memberships are now due and we ask members to continue to pay so that we can keep the club finances going.
All clubhouse bookings are cancelled until further notice.
19 Mar 2020
Further to yesterdays update, we have now issued the following statement.
Corona virus update March 2020
18 Mar 2020
We will be holding a board meeting on Thursday Morning and will hopefully be able to issue a further statement after that time regarding events, bookings, and closures.
In the meantime, we ask golfers not to remove the flagstick or to only remove it with a gloved hand, not to shake hands at the end of your game and to stay 2 meters apart. We are currently not removing rakes or discontinuing the use of ball washers but please take you own precautions in this regard.
The Clubhouse is being cleaned regularly and staff are taking the necessary precautions with regard to their own health and safety.
All Ladies Competitions and the Ladies AGM have been cancelled for the time being. Other club competitions are currently going ahead. All County competitions, meetings and events have been cancelled. Veterans League competitions have been cancelled.
13 Mar 2020
Currently the Club is continuing to operate as normal, however the situation is being monitered and if guidelines change, further announcements will be made as necessary.
In the meantime, please follow the government guidlines with regards to hand washing, sneezing and coughing and avoid hand shaking where possible.
6 Mar 2020
The Club AGM will take place on Monday 30th March at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Papers have been sent to voting members by e-mail and posted to those who do not have an e-mail address. Full details are on the notice board in the foyer. Paper copies of the accounts are available in the office.
14 Feb 2020
This months winners are:
P Eckhardt (8), P Hesketh(86), M Daniels (123)
Congratulations to the winners, money can be collected from the office or put onto your fob.
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.
29 Jan 2020
This months winners are R Larkin (145), Mrs C Wright (70), C carroll (99), congratulations to the winners, money can be collected from the office or put onto your fob.
14 Nov 2019
Please see the attached winter rules for information. We are also now using winter tee mats.
9 Oct 2019
Winter Opening Hours
With immediate effect we will be going to winter opening hours, therefore, the Clubhouse will not be open until 7am. Closing times remain unchanged.
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.
200 Club Results
January - D Vaux (32), S Smith (192), C Fegradoe (11)
February - S Smith (156), L Shed (100), R Doughty (49)
March - G Mortley (43), J Hunt (24), P Tyler (46)
April - S Smith (192), P Hesketh (2), H Tobin (188)
May - R Putland (186), R Doughty (79), L Sheward (55)
June - RR Brown (150), B Yeo (117), N Trutwein (61), Mrs M Ross (77)
July - R Kitley (148), S Swindell (20), J Hunter (15)
August - R Snelling (146), R Putland (110), B Lee (193)
September - C Hunter (94), R Tester (16), B Green (27)
October - Mrs C Sheward (98), Mrs C Fegradoe (11), K Cherry (164)
November - P Eckhardt (37), L Jones (169), J Pearce (10)
December - P Austen (34), M Cope (78), R Byrne (104), M Picozzi (35), S Smith (156)
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