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Kent Golf Union

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Kent Junior Championship and Junior Handicap Championship winners 2018

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Hosted by Mid-Kent Golf Club
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Kent's third league match was away against Dorset at Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club set on a cliff with stunning views across the county

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Kent started well in the morning foursomes with the addition of 1st time players Connor Byers, Mason Eassam and George Crow they helped make the lunchtime score after the foursomes 3.5-0.5 to Kent. The afternoon singles saw Dan Brown go out 1st with him winning, Kent were looking good, he was followed by Max Jordan who lost his match but then Kent had a run of wins from Mason Essam, Conor Byers, George Crow and Mike Bush. Dorset won match 6, Andy Ryde beating Charlie Hickling leaving Josh Bristow the last match on the course, Josh the last one down, a par 3, he hit a fantastic shot to 6 foot and rolled the putt making the match a halve. Final result 9-3 to Kent.
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Jacob Kelso Retains Kent Junior Championship title at Mid Kent Golf Club

Wednesday 1st August 2018

An incredible finish in his second round saw Jacob clinch a fantastic victory in this years Kent Junior Championship at Mid-Kent Golf Club. After a first round 69, he didn't start his second round well, a lost ball on the 3rd, led to a triple bogey to leave him 4 over par after 3 holes. Mental strength showed though, as 6 birdies followed, including 3 in the last 4 holes, to claim a one shot victory from Callum Tibbs. The best second round belonged to Callum, with a 68 to go with his opening 71. John Ingham was 2 shots back with 141 in Third place. Callum and John were also winners of the team event for Chart Hills golf club. Oliver Lewis-Perkins was the winner of the Under 16's Packman Trophy and the Richard Young Cup for the best Nett score of the day with 135. Fantastic golf played with great spirit and attitude from all of these young men, well done to you all!
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Kent Junior Championships

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Follow live scoring here
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Juniors - Do you want to play for England?

Thursday 19th July 2018

England Golf have published details of how to be considered for a 2018/2019 regional development squad.
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World Handicap System - Handicapping FAQ's

Thursday 19th July 2018


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Kent Seniors Championship

Monday 16th July 2018

Our new Seniors Champion and through to the England Golf Seniors Champion of Champions Tournament, is Richard Partridge!
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Seniors Handicap Championship

Friday 13th July 2018

John Grant from Sittingbourne Golf Club was our champion with a nett 64. Two shots back was Roy Christie in the runner up spot with Duncan Willis, "Bungle" to his friends, was 3rd with 70. In the over 70's Salver, that man Roy Christie again, was the winner with a fantastic 77 gross. Congratulations to all of you!
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Great result for the English School's Team Championship 2018

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Congratulations to Gravesend G.S. team on coming second in the English Schools' Team Championship today at Woodhall Spa. Quite the best result of a Kent team in the history of the championship !
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Kent win England Golf Boy's County Qualifying

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Kent boys won the 6 man qualifier by one shot from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire after trailing by 7 shots after the first 18 holes! A fantastic performance by the boys, well done to them all!
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Safeguarding Workshops in July and August

Friday 6th July 2018

W e are pleased to announce that in conjunction with England Golf, we will be hosting a series of workshops – one for Welfare Officers called a ‘Time to Listen’ on Monday 23rd July 2018 and the other, which is aimed at the Club’s Junior Organiser called ‘Safeguarding & Protecting Children’ on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
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Kent U18 Boys win the SEG Junior Qualifier at Blackmoor

Friday 6th July 2018

Congratulations to Jensen Hull (Captain), Connor Bell, Jacob Kelso, Oliver Sly, James Wright and George Young.
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Kent win England Golf Boy's County Championship

Thursday 5th July 2018

A massive congratulations go to Jensen Hull, Ollie Sly, Connor Bell, Jacob Kelso, James Wright and George Young after they came back from 7 shots behind after the first round, to claim a one shot victory over Berks Bucks & Oxon County in the Boys County Qualifying Championship!
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Under 18's complete perfect weekend for Kent Golf

Monday 2nd July 2018

Kent's Under 18's followed the U14's win by winning both of their matches v Surrey and Sussex away at Warley Park golf club. In a very tight match, Kent claimed 4.5-3.5 wins against both teams for perfect preparation for the EG SE boys County Qualifier on Thursday. Congratulations to you all!
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Under 14's claim big win away v Sussex & Essex

Monday 2nd July 2018

A real team effort had Peter Parks proud of his team on Sunday, in a comprehensive victory against Sussex and Essex! Every player contributed at least a point and only 3 of the 24 matches were lost, while 6 players finished with maximum points. Peter praised every players performance and attitude as they perfectly stuck to the game plan to claim this fantastic win.
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61st Cecil Leitch 5 Club Challenge

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Redlibbets hosted the 61st Cecil Leitch 5 Club Challenge on the 19th June. Redlibbets own Ben Pettet came out on top with a huge 41 points, beating David Britton of Tudor Park Golf Club on countback, with Barry Thompson of Lydd Golf Club coming 3rd with 38 points. Over £11,000 was also raised for the charity on the day.
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Kent Under 18's win at Goodwood

Wednesday 20th June 2018

A fantastic result for the Under 18's in their triangular match away at Goodwood golf club on Sunday 17th June. The final score of Kent - 4, Sussex - 2, Hampshire - 0 was a convincing one, with many of the matches being won early! Captain, Jensen Hull, leading by example as he only needed 14 holes to see off both of his opponents. But with many other players also having convincing wins, it was very much a team effort! Well done and congratulations to all the boys that played!
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Cleansing of Handicap Databases - Update

Tuesday 19th June 2018

This is a reminder to Clubs about the importance of keeping their Handicap database (and hence the CDH) up to date.
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Colts v Surrey at Farleigh Court Golf Club

Monday 11th June 2018

A great result for the Colts against Surrey at Farleigh Court Golf Club. This is the first league match of the season and all players contributed to a fine win.
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Kent Amateur Championship 2018

Thursday 7th June 2018


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Kent Hosts Disabled Golfers

Thursday 7th June 2018

2018 sees two prestigious events for the physically impaired being hosted by Kent clubs.
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The Kent Under 14's play at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club in their triangular match

Monday 4th June 2018

Kent Under 14 Boys do Kent proud as they take on Sussex and Essex with just 48 hrs notice
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Dan Brown (Littlestone) at the Brabazon Trophy Final

Monday 4th June 2018


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Final Day Match Results

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Live Final Match Updates below
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Teise Trophy cancelled

Monday 21st May 2018

It is with great regret that the decision has been taken to cancel The Teise Trophy competition at Lamberhurst golf club, due to low entry numbers. All entered players will be contacted in due course for a refund. We apologise for any disappointment.

England Golf - Defining Handicap Limits in Competitions

Friday 18th May 2018


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The Brabazon Trophy Southern Qualifier

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Follow the progress of our Kent players at Camberley Heath....
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Congratulations to Jensen Hull and Jacob Kelso

Monday 14th May 2018


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Kent v Sussex (First Team League Match)

Sunday 13th May 2018

Kent's first team are playing Sussex at Mid-Kent GC today
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Club Support Newsletter - England Golf - Kent

Wednesday 9th May 2018


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New R & A Rules of Golf

Wednesday 9th May 2018


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World Handicap System Presentation for Clubs

Tuesday 8th May 2018


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Megan Simmons wins the Kent Schools Championship 2018

Friday 4th May 2018


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Mid-Age Championship Cancelled

Monday 30th April 2018

Due to the weather the Mid-Age Championship at Wildernesse has been cancelled. Confirmation emails will be sent to all players and full refunds will be issued.

It is with regret and sadness we inform members of the death of Richard Carter.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Please find details of Rich's final send off below.
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Robert Osmond, winner of the Hinge Trophy 2017/18

Monday 23rd April 2018

The Captains v Presidents at Littlestone Golf Club on Sunday 22nd April also saw the presentation of the Hinge Trophy to winner Robert Osmond (Rochester & Cobham) and Oliver Daws (Royal Cinque Ports)
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More players needed for the Darwin Plate at West Kent

Wednesday 18th April 2018

There is still time to enter the Darwin Plate which is on Sunday 6th May 2018
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Having served as a Director of the KGU since December 2012, Henry Phillips has this week resigned from the Board and as our Under 13’s and Under 14’s Team Manager.

Friday 13th April 2018

Peter Parks will continue as the assigned Team Professional and, pending appointment of a new Under 13’s and 14’s Team Manager to carry on the progression of this group, Jim Pocknell, Chair of our Player Development Committee, will supervise the Team involving other Directors as necessary. On behalf of the County and the players that have passed through his squads, the Board of the KGU, wishes to thank Henry for giving his time and for all of his hard work over the past 5 ½ years in the development of the Under 13’s and 14’s County Teams.

The PGA Kent Closed Championship 2018

Thursday 12th April 2018


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New Rules of Golf - January 2019

Thursday 12th April 2018


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Race to St George’s - First Qualifier

Monday 9th April 2018

Results from Lydd GC (scratch and handicap)
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Get into Golf Campaign 2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

The bold new Get into Golf Campaign, run by England Golf, will certainly get heads turning.
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Cranbrook GC Golfers

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Closure of Golf Club
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New Kent Schools Golf Association Secretary announced

Monday 26th March 2018

We are pleased to announce that Chris Wallis who teaches at the Spires Academy, Sturry nr Canterbury and is also the current Junior Organiser at Canterbury Golf Club has been appointed as the new K.S.G.A. Secretary with immediate effect.

England to host European team Championship at Royal St. George's

Thursday 22nd March 2018

England Golf is delighted to announce that it will host the 2022 European men’s team championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club. The tournament will see the finest amateurs from across Europe playing in national teams over the Open Championship links.
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World Handicap System: new details announced

Monday 26th February 2018

Last week the R&A and USGA announced details of the new World Handicap System. Below is the link from the England Golf website on this.
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A win for the South Region at the Ken Statham Trophy

Friday 16th February 2018

Great day at Royal St George's for the annual Ken Statham Trophy. A Regional Boy's & Girl's event played on a fantastic Kent course. There was some good individual scoring from the boys with Ollie Lewis-Perkins (36) and Jack Shipton (33) over the 17 holes available on the day. For the girls Nicole Amos had a fine 32 points with Megan Baldwin on 30 points. The South Team won the Ken Statham Trophy and team captain Henry Warnock-Thompson thanked the club and officials for their hard work on the day.
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Lee Jones - Golf Manager

Monday 12th February 2018

KGU appoints Golf Manager
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Congratulations to Jensen Hull (Hever Castle) Captain of the Kent Under 18s for 2018

Tuesday 30th January 2018

We would like to congratulate Jensen on his acceptance of the Captaincy of the Under 18s this year.
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Hinge Trophy 2018

Saturday 27th January 2018

The final round of the Hinge Trophy which was due to be played today had to be cancelled due to frost at Royal St Georges.
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