Kent Golf Union

News from around the county

Adam Tillman (Knole Park) wins the Mid Age Championship

25th April 2017

Adam Tillman wins the Kent Mid Age Championship at Royal Cinque Ports with a gross score of 144. An excellent day on a brilliant Kent links course.

The Race to St. Georges at Littlestone Golf Club

11th April 2017

Action from the South Kent Qualifier, Race to St. George's. The conditions proved very testing on an excellent links course.

The PGA Kent Closed Championship 2017

3rd April 2017

A great day at Kings Hill Golf Club for the Kent Closed Championship saw Matt Ford, European Tour player take the professional title with George Young (West Malling) winning the Amateur title.

The Watson Trophy at Dartford Golf Club

3rd April 2017

The Watson Trophy (Kent champion of champions) hosted by Dartford Golf Club, was played on Sunday 2 April. A score of -1 saw two players, Nick Pantlin of Deangate Ridge and Liam Burns of Chislehurst into a sudden death play off. Both players missed the first green so the short game was tested and Nick Pantlin managed to get up and down to take the trophy, with Liam Burns lipping out with his par putt.

Sad news for Senior's golf

27th February 2017

We are saddened by news of the sudden loss of Bruce Hilsdon on Saturday. Bruce was a Kent Seniors team player and member at Littlestone. Our condolences go to his family and friends.

County Knockouts 2017

6th February 2017

DRAW DATE - 10th February 2017

The Final Qualifying Round of the Hinge Trophy took place at Littlestone on Sunday

10th January 2017

What can only be described as unique conditions for early January, a balmy 9 degrees and windless, yet Littlestone still provided a good test of golf playing off the Green Tees; with scores moving forward to St. George's, this year's event is wide open.

Bromley Golf Centre highlights the Express way to play

14th December 2016

It’s just become the first golf complex in the country to be branded as a Golf Express Centre, backing England Golf’s campaign to promote 9-hole golf and shorter formats to busy people and show ‘it’s all the game in half the time.’

We are deeply saddened to hear that Bernie Sparkes, former County Secretary of the KGU passed away last week.

7th December 2016

Bernie was County Secretary from 2003 to 2011 when he retired due to ill health. The funeral will be on Thursday 15th December at Hawkinge Crematorium CT18 7AG at 10am. Informal dress. Donations to Cancer Research (no flowers).

England Golf select their leading players for 2016/2017

1st December 2016

Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) is included in England Golf's Men's team having had a very successful year including winning the Lytham Trophy.

Kent retain the Telegraph Salver

3rd October 2016

Kent beat BB&O to win the South Eastern Group League Final

Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) along with Jamie Bower and Scott Gregory finish on 19 under par for England's best ever result in the Eisenhower Trophy

26th September 2016

Plant, who tied third in the individual table on 12-under par, vaulted England into second place when he holed a six-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole.

Kent Champions George Young, Dan Brown and Richard Partridge all take part in the Champion of Champions Final at Woodhall Spa

16th September 2016

The Kent Junior, Men's and Senior's Champions all go to Woodhall Spa to take part in the Champion of Champions Finals taking place over 3 days.

Kent County Union Dinner with KCLGA 2016

31st August 2016

The Kent County Golf Union Dinner with KCLGA will take place at the Mercure Hotel, Hollingbourne on Friday 14th October.

Kent Junior's play in the foursomes at Farleigh Golf Club

19th August 2016

Junior players Taron Donovan, Taylor Costello, Mason Essam, Jensen Hull, Jacob Kelso, Dan Smith and Josh Smith compete in the EG SEG Junior Foursomes finishing a hard won fourth after a struggle in the morning followed by a great recovery in the afternoon.

The English Junior (Club) Championship 2016

10th August 2016

Frilford Heath Golf Club has now hosted the practice rounds and today is the Junior (Club) Championship final. Good luck to the Royal Blackheath players Taron Donovan,Connor Bell and Jonathan Gerrish who are representing Kent at this event.

The English Men's Amateur Championship is taking place at Ganton & Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club

27th July 2016

Spectacular low scoring marked the second day of the English Men's Amateur Championship with Max Jordan (Langley Park) making his mark.

The Kent Junior Championship 2016

25th July 2016

West Malling Golf Club is hosted the Kent Junior Championship and Junior Handicap Championship with home player George Young holding on to claim victory

Kent's Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) helps GB&I retain the St Andrews Trophy against Europe, at Prince's Golf Club.

25th July 2016

Great Britain and Ireland retained the St Andrews Trophy after finishing level at 12 ½-12 ½ against the Continent of Europe at Prince’s in Kent today.

England Golf SE Group Seniors Qualifier at Littlestone Golf Club

19th July 2016

Day Two of the competition here at Littlestone and BB&O go through to the finals.

South East England Qualifying

8th July 2016

The SE Engand Mens Qualifying starts tomorrow at Calcot Park, Reading

The Open Qualifying at Royal Cinque Ports is taking place

27th June 2016

Kent players Luke Spooner and Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park), Max Orrin, Mark Collins (Chart Hills) and Jason Barnes are all taking part and looking for support at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Top class international field to contest the Brabazon Trophy

22nd June 2016

The Brabazon Trophy first round sees Mark Collins (Chart Hills)and Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park)go through to the next round.

We are deeply saddened to hear that Audrey Disbury passed away on Friday 17th June

21st June 2016

Audrey was President of the Kent County Ladies Golf Association between 2012 and 2014...

Adam Bartlett (Lydd) wins the Cecil Leitch Trophy at Sundridge Park

20th June 2016

The Cecil Leitch Trophy was won by Adam Bartlett (Lydd), one of over 2,000 players taking part in the preliminary rounds, and winning a week's free accommodation at a luxury villa in Marbella.

Kent Amateur Championship 2016

5th June 2016

Dan Brown (Chart Hills) wins Amateur Championship

Kent Amateur Championship Knockout Rounds

4th June 2016

Knockout details for Am Champs 2016 at West Kent Golf Club

Day 1 Winners at Am Champs

3rd June 2016

A list of the 36hole winners from Day1 at the Am Champs at West Kent

The Kent Seniors Handicap is being played at Ashford today in glorious sunshine

6th May 2016

The weather couldn't be better and the course was looking in great condition as the Seniors arrived for the Handicap Championship at Ashford this morning.

Congratulations to Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) on winning the Lytham Trophy 2016

3rd May 2016

A stunning win for Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, beating the field by 7 shots.

The East Kent Future's Championship at Littlestone today

8th April 2016

Basking in sunshine Littlestone Golf Club hosts the East Kent Future's Championship (formerly the Cubs) today for the Under 13's and Under 10's.

The Kent Junior Order of Merit starts at Littlestone Golf Club

31st March 2016

Today is the first of four events at Littlestone, Rochester & Cobham, West Kent and Walmer & Kingsdown and including the Kent Junior Championship at West Malling as part of the new format and the Race to St. George's.

Kent 1st team and Faversham Scratch team in friendly on Sunday 13th March

15th March 2016

There was a new date in the diary when the Kent 1st Team went to Faversham to play their Scratch Team in a very close competition which saw Kent win by a whisker.

Richard Partridge (Wildernesse) retains the Robin Young Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports

26th February 2016

There was a heavy frost which saw a delay to the start of the Kent Seniors Trials at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club. Linda Young was on hand to present the Robin Young Trophy to Richard Partridge for the second year running.

England Golf February Newsletter for Kent

9th February 2016


PGA Kent Closed Championship 2016

20th January 2016

The PGA Kent Closed Championship will take place at Lydd Golf Club on Thursday 5th May 2016.

The KGU Christmas Meeting sees the return of Barry Thompson (Lydd) for a second win with his partner Mark Holland (Redlibbets)

10th December 2015

Barry Thompson (Lydd) and Mark Holland (Redlibbets) returned to Littlestone for the Christmas Meeting with 47 pts just ahead of Albert Edwards (Ashford) and Brian Ambrose (Ashford)with 45.

The England Golf teams 2015/2016

11th November 2015

Congratulations to Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park) and Sharna Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath)who have been chosen to represent England Golf in their new look squads.

International Senior player Richard Partridge (Wildernesse) has capped a winning season by being named as England Golf’s top senior for 2015.

5th November 2015

Partridge, the Irish and Scottish Senior Champion, described his Order of Merit win as "the pinnacle of a superb and very satisfying personal season".

The Kent 1st Team win the England Golf SE Group League Final

1st October 2015

The Kent 1st Team, having fought through to the League Final, beat Essex at Broadstone Golf Club.

Michael Saunders (Dartford) wins Kent Cob and Bishops Bowl

8th September 2015

Michael Saunders of Dartford Golf Club & England International set a new course record 64 at Knole Park Golf club on his way to winning the Kent Cob last Saturday from Liam Burns (Sundridge Park), who just beat Dan Brown (Chart Hills) third by one shot.

Langley Park win the Amateur Foursomes

8th September 2015


John Cakebread wins the Oscar Ash Cups Championship at Langley Park

8th September 2015

John Cakebread (Langley Park) used his local knowledge to secure victory in the Oscar Ash Championships scoring a much deserved 146

Open recruitment for Kent Golf

1st September 2015

The Kent Golf Union are openly recruiting professionals to be attached to the County's teams and coaching programmes.

Joshua Bristow (Canterbury) wins the Youth's Championship at Knole Park

14th August 2015


Kent Junior (Club) Champions at Frilford Heath for the finals

12th August 2015

Jack and Taylor Costello and Mason Essam head to Frilford Heath Golf Club for the English Junior Champion Club Tournament

Kent County Dinner with KCLGA

10th August 2015

This year the County Dinner will be held with the Kent County Ladies Golf Association at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne on Friday 16th October.

Taylor Costello (Dartford) finishes 2nd in the Daily Express European Junior Open Qualifier

4th August 2015

Taylor shot +4 in tough conditions and will now go to Spain in November for the 72 hole final.

The Kent Boys head up to Porters Park for the EG SE Group Junior Qualifier

15th July 2015


It's the England Golf South East Group Qualifier being played at Hendon Golf Club

15th July 2015

Today the EG SE Group Men's Qualifier is taking place at Hendon Golf Club.

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