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Junior Captain Support Pilot Programme - Deadline: 24th January

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Junior Captain Support Pilot Programme - Deadline: 24th January
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The Hinge Trophy Final at The Royal St. Georges Golf Club - Saturday 25th January 2020

Thursday 9th January 2020

The Hinge Trophy Final at The Royal St. Georges Golf Club - Saturday 25th January 2020
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Recent updates on the unification between Kent Golf and KCLGA

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Recent updates on the unification between Kent Golf and KCLGA
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Kent Golf Christmas Jamboree - 4th December - Littlestone Golf Club

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Kent Golf Christmas Jamboree - 4th December - Littlestone Golf Club
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Vacancy: Kent Lead Course Rating Assessor

Thursday 21st November 2019

Vacancy: Kent Lead Course Rating Assessor
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Kent Golf Union hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding 

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Kent Golf Union hits the mark with national golf accreditation for safeguarding 
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Upcoming World Handicap System Presentations - Kent

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Upcoming World Handicap System Presentations - Kent
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Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's to host The Boys' Amateur Championship 2021

Thursday 7th November 2019

Royal Cinque Ports and Prince's to host The Boys' Amateur Championship 2021
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Kent Seniors win the 2019 Inter-Counties League play off - Muswell Hill Golf Club - 16th October

Thursday 17th October 2019

Kent Seniors win the 2019 Inter-Counties League play off - Muswell Hill Golf Club - 16th October
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Kent Under 17’s Vs Hertfordshire Under 17’s – South Herts Golf Club – 13th October 

Monday 14th October 2019

Kent Under 17’s Vs Hertfordshire Under 17’s – South Herts Golf Club – 13th October 
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Kent Under 14’s win the Inter Counties League Final against Surrey – Rochester and Cobham Park Golf Club - 6th October

Monday 7th October 2019

Kent Under 14’s win the Inter Counties League Final against Surrey – Rochester and Cobham Park Golf Club - 6th October
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Kent Win the English Men's County Championship - Huddersfield Golf Club - 27-28th September

Monday 30th September 2019

Kent Win the English Men's County Championship - Huddersfield Golf Club - 27-28th September
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England Golf County Champion of Champions – Frilford Heath Golf Club – 14th- 15th September 

Wednesday 18th September 2019

England Golf County Champion of Champions – Frilford Heath Golf Club – 14th- 15th September 
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Golf Sixes Final – Littlestone Warren Golf Club – 15th September 

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Golf Sixes Final – Littlestone Warren Golf Club – 15th September 
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Upcoming England Golf Men's County Finals - Huddersfield Golf Club - 24th - 27th September

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Upcoming England Golf Men's County Finals - Huddersfield Golf Club - 24th - 27th September
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Oscar Ash Cups – Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club – 11th September 

Thursday 12th September 2019

Oscar Ash Cups – Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club – 11th September 
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Kent Seniors vs Hampshire Seniors – Liphook Golf Club – 5th September 

Saturday 7th September 2019

Kent Seniors vs Hampshire Seniors – Liphook Golf Club – 5th September 
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Kent Golf Vets (Club) Championship – Sundridge Park Golf Club  – 3rd September

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Kent Golf Vets (Club) Championship – Sundridge Park Golf Club  – 3rd September
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Kent Seniors vs Dorset Seniors - Remedy Oak Golf Club - 2nd September 

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Kent Seniors vs Dorset Seniors - Remedy Oak Golf Club - 2nd September 
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South East of England Links Championship – 29th– 31st August 

Sunday 1st September 2019

South East of England Links Championship – 29th– 31st August 
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England Golf Boys’ County Finals – 27th– 29th August 

Sunday 1st September 2019

England Golf Boys’ County Finals – 27th– 29th August 
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Race to St. George’s Final – Royal St. George’s Golf Club – 28th August 

Friday 30th August 2019

Race to St. George’s Final – Royal St. George’s Golf Club – 28th August 
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Kent Vs Surrey (A) (L)– Kingswood Golf and Country Club – 25th August 

Monday 26th August 2019

Kent Vs Surrey (A) (L)– Kingswood Golf and Country Club – 25th August 
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Race to St. George’s West Kent Qualifier – The Darenth – 21st August 

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Race to St. George’s West Kent Qualifier – The Darenth – 21st August 
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England Golf South Eastern Group Junior Foursomes – Old Fold Manor Golf Club – 21st August 

Wednesday 21st August 2019

England Golf South Eastern Group Junior Foursomes – Old Fold Manor Golf Club – 21st August 
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Kent Golf Summer Stableford – The Ridge Golf Club – 20th August 

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Kent Golf Summer Stableford – The Ridge Golf Club – 20th August 
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Kent Under 13’s Triple Shield vs Sussex Under 13’s and Surrey Under 13’s – Knole Park Golf Club – 19th August 

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Kent Under 13’s Triple Shield vs Sussex Under 13’s and Surrey Under 13’s – Knole Park Golf Club – 19th August 
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Kent Youths Championship - Knole Park Golf Club - 16th August

Saturday 17th August 2019

Kent Youths Championship - Knole Park Golf Club - 16th August
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West Kent Futures Championship – The Darenth Golf Club – 12th August 

Tuesday 13th August 2019

West Kent Futures Championship – The Darenth Golf Club – 12th August 
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Kent Under 16’s vs Surrey Under 16’s vs Hampshire Under 16’s – Pyrford Golf Club – 11th August 

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Kent Under 16’s vs Surrey Under 16’s vs Hampshire Under 16’s – Pyrford Golf Club – 11th August 
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Kent Under 14’s vs Essex Under 14’s vs Hertfordshire Under 14’s – Rochford Hundred Golf Club – 11th August 

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Kent Under 14’s vs Essex Under 14’s vs Hertfordshire Under 14’s – Rochford Hundred Golf Club – 11th August 
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Kent Junior Captain Jacob Kelso wins the Boys’ Home Internationals with Team England – Ashburnham Golf Club – 8th August

Friday 9th August 2019

Kent Junior Captain Jacob Kelso wins the Boys’ Home Internationals with Team England – Ashburnham Golf Club – 8th August
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Kent Golf Life Members Meeting – Shooters Hill Golf Club – 8th August 

Friday 9th August 2019

Kent Golf Life Members Meeting – Shooters Hill Golf Club – 8th August 
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Kent Seniors Southern Counties Foursomes Qualifier – Highgate Golf Club – 8th August 

Friday 9th August 2019

Kent Seniors Southern Counties Foursomes Qualifier – Highgate Golf Club – 8th August 
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New England Golf Club Support Officer for Kent – 5th August 

Tuesday 6th August 2019

New England Golf Club Support Officer for Kent – 5th August 
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Kent Vs Dorset (L) (H) – Kings Hill Golf Club - 4th August 

Monday 5th August 2019

Kent Vs Dorset (L) (H) – Kings Hill Golf Club - 4th August 
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Kent Under 16’s Vs Hampshire Under 16’s Vs Sussex Under 16’s (L) (H)– Lamberhurst Golf Club – 4th August 

Monday 5th August 2019

Kent Under 16’s Vs Hampshire Under 16’s Vs Sussex Under 16’s (L) (H) – Lamberhurst Golf Club – 4th August 
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Kent Golf Sixes League Event - Stonelees Golf Centre – 3rd August 

Monday 5th August 2019

Kent Golf Sixes League Event - Stonelees Golf Centre – 3rd August 
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Kent Under 18’s Captain Jacob Kelso selected to represent England in the Boys' Home Internationals – 2nd August 

Friday 2nd August 2019

Kent Under 18’s Captain Jacob Kelso selected to represent England in the Boys' Home Internationals – 2nd August 
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Nick Pink formally resigns from his role as CEO of England Golf and accepts the role of CEO of England Hockey

Friday 2nd August 2019

Nick Pink formally resigns from his role as CEO of England Golf and accepts the role of CEO of England Hockey
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Kent clear up at the East Berkshire Junior Stag – East Berkshire Golf Club – 1st August 

Thursday 1st August 2019

Kent clear up at the East Berkshire Junior Stag – East Berkshire Golf Club – 1st August 
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Kent Junior Championships – Canterbury Golf Club – 30th July 

Tuesday 30th July 2019

Kent Junior Championships – Canterbury Golf Club – 30th July 
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England Golf South Eastern Group Seniors Championship - 24th-25th July -Thetford Golf Club

Saturday 27th July 2019

England Golf South Eastern Group Seniors Championship - 24th-25th July -Thetford Golf Club
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Kent Colts vs Hampshire Colts – West Kent Golf Club - 21st July 

Monday 22nd July 2019

Kent Colts vs Hampshire Colts – West Kent Golf Club - 21st July 
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Kent U18’s vs Surrey vs Sussex – Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club – 20th July 

Monday 22nd July 2019

Kent U18’s vs Surrey vs Sussex – Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club – 20th July 
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Kent Seniors SE Group Qualifying – East Sussex National Golf Resort & Spa – 16th and 17th July 

Saturday 20th July 2019

Kent Seniors SE Group Qualifying – East Sussex National Golf Resort & Spa – 16th and 17th July 
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Kent win the England Golf South East Group Men’s Qualifying - Ashford (Kent) Golf Club – 13th July 

Saturday 13th July 2019

Kent win the England Golf South East Group Men’s Qualifying - Ashford (Kent) Golf Club – 13th July 
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Kent Seniors Championship – Faversham Golf Club – 10th–11th July 

Friday 12th July 2019

Kent Seniors Championship – Faversham Golf Club – 10th–11th July 
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Kent U14’s vs Essex U14’s vs Hertfordshire U14’s (L) (A) – West Herts Golf Club – 7th July 

Monday 8th July 2019

Kent U14’s vs Essex U14’s vs Hertfordshire U14’s – West Herts Golf Club – 7th July 
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Kent Golf Sixes League Event - 6th July – Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club

Sunday 7th July 2019

Kent Golf Sixes League Event - 6th July – Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club
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Kent Seniors vs Sussex Seniors (H) (L) - Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club - 4th July

Thursday 4th July 2019

Kent Seniors vs Sussex Seniors (H) (L) - Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club - 4th July
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Kent U18’s back to back victory at South Eastern Group England Golf Boys’ Qualifier – Orsett Golf Club – 3rd July

Thursday 4th July 2019

Kent U18’s back to back victory at South Eastern Group England Golf Boys’ Qualifier – Orsett Golf Club – 3rd July
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Kent County Captain Danny Curtis and Kent Golf Secretary Sarah McDonald - 2nd Place in the Armitage Trophy - 2nd July

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Kent County Captain Danny Curtis and Kent Golf Secretary Sarah McDonald - 2nd Place in the Armitage Trophy - 2nd July
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Kent Colts vs Surrey (A) (L) – Cuddington Golf Club - 30th June 

Sunday 30th June 2019

Kent Colts vs Surrey (A) (L) – Cuddington Golf Club - 30th June 
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Kent U18’s vs Sussex vs Hampshire (H) (L) – Weald of Kent Golf Club - 30th June

Sunday 30th June 2019

Kent U18’s vs Sussex vs Hampshire (H) (L) – Weald of Kent Golf Club - 30th June
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Starters Trophy – Royal Blackheath Golf Club - 27th June

Friday 28th June 2019

Starters Trophy – Royal Blackheath Golf Club - 27th June
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The Open Championship Regional Qualifying at The Wildernesse Golf Club – 24th June 

Monday 24th June 2019

The Open Championship Regional Qualifying at The Wildernesse Golf Club – 24th June 
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Kent Success over a superb weekend of Golf – 22nd-23rd June

Monday 24th June 2019

Kent Success over a superb weekend of Golf – 22nd–23rd June
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Inaugural Kent 9 Hole Championship – Eltham Warren Golf Club – 19th June 

Wednesday 19th June 2019

Inaugural Kent 9 Hole Championship – Eltham Warren Golf Club – 19th June 
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The Cecil Leitch 5 Club Championship – St. Augustine’s Golf Club – 11th June 2019 

Tuesday 18th June 2019

The Cecil Leitch 5 Club Championship – St. Augustine’s Golf Club – 11th June 2019 
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Kent Under 16’s vs Sussex vs Surrey (L) (A) – Goodwood (The Downs) Golf Club – 16th June

Sunday 16th June 2019

Kent Under 16’s vs Sussex vs Surrey (L) (A) – Goodwood (The Downs) Golf Club – 16th June
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Kent Golf Sixes League Event - 15th June - Littlestone Warren Golf Club

Saturday 15th June 2019

Kent Golf Sixes League Event - 15th June - Littlestone Warren Golf Club
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Kent Seniors vs Surrey Seniors (H) (L) – Bearsted Golf Club – Monday 10th June 

Monday 10th June 2019

Kent Seniors vs Surrey Seniors (H) (L) – Bearsted Golf Club – Monday 10th June 
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Kent Amateur Championship 2019 - 7th - 9th June - Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club

Sunday 9th June 2019

Kent Amateur Championship 2019- 7th - 9th June - Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club
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Close finish for Ben Quinney in Welsh Open Youths Championship – 2nd June

Wednesday 5th June 2019

Close finish for Ben Quinney in Welsh Open Youths Championship – 2nd June
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Fantastic finish for Jacob Kelso in the German Boys Championship 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Fantastic finish for Jacob Kelso in the German Boys Championship 2019
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Kent Under 14’s vs Essex and Hertfordshire – Kings Hill Golf Club – 2nd June

Monday 3rd June 2019

Kent Under 14’s vs Essex and Hertfordshire – Kings Hill Golf Club – 2nd June
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Kent Golf Sixes League Event – 1st June – Tonbridge Golf Centre

Saturday 1st June 2019

Kent Golf Sixes League Event – 1st June – Tonbridge Golf Centre
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Kent Under 16’s vs Kent Junior Girls – Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club – 26th May 

Monday 27th May 2019

Kent Under 16’s vs Kent Junior Girls – Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club – 26th May 
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Kent Vs Hampshire (L) (H) – Redlibbets Golf Club - 26th May

Monday 27th May 2019

Kent Vs Hampshire (L) (H) – Redlibbets Golf Club - 26th May
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Inaugural Kent Golf Sixes League event - 18th May 2019 - Stonelees Golf Centre

Monday 20th May 2019

Inaugural Kent Golf Sixes League event - 18th May 2019 - Stonelees Golf Centre
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Canterbury Golf Club become Kent Golf Approved Junior Academy

Friday 17th May 2019

Congratulations to Richard Wallis and Gareth Bailey on receiving their Kent Golf Approved Junior Academy certificate and shield from KGU President Jim Pocknell.
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Kent Vs Sussex (A) (L) - 12th May - Copthorne Golf Club

Thursday 16th May 2019

Kent Vs Sussex (A) (L) - 12th May- Copthorne Golf Club
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2019 Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship

Thursday 9th May 2019

An exciting new development in that major winner Justin Rose will become the Championships headline sponsor. Justin is an England Golf Ambassador and was Telegraph Junior Boys Champion in 1997.
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The Safe Golf Register - Safe Golf Accredited Coaches

Friday 26th April 2019

To appear on the Safe Golf Register as a Safe Golf Accredited PGA Professional, the PGA Professional must provide proof to the PGA of a valid DBS disclosure together with a certificate of attendance at a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course.
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Ben Quinney wins the PGA Kent Closed 2019 Championship

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Ben Quinney wins the PGA Kent Closed 2019 Championship at Kings Hill Golf Club on Monday 8th April. Ben, an amateur from Bearsted Golf Club and a Kent Colt, shot a flawless 65 (-7) with seven birdies and 11 pars.
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KGU CHAIRMAN SEES REASON FOR OPTIMISM

Monday 8th April 2019

Golf club membership in England has experienced a significant rise in the last two years and, although the position where Kent is concerned is not quite so dramatic, Kent Golf Union chairman Peter Long believes there is still plenty of reason for optimism.
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Vagliano and Junior Vagliano Trophies

Friday 5th April 2019

To be held between the 25th - 30th June at The Royal St. George's Golf Club.
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Kent 1st Team v Kent Colts

Thursday 4th April 2019

The match was played at Kings Hill Golf Club in memory of Ricki Neil-Jones
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England Golf - Preferred Lies

Monday 1st April 2019

England Golf - Preferred Lies and Qualifying Scores and Competitions
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New KCLGA Vice Captain

Monday 21st January 2019

Congratulations to Sundridge Park and Littlestone member, Tita McCart, who is the vice captain elect of KCLGA
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A shortlist of remarkable finalists has been announced for the England Golf Awards 2019, sponsored by Adidas Golf.

Wednesday 16th January 2019


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Hinge Trophy Final Qualifying - Princes

Sunday 6th January 2019

See Live Scores/Results
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KGU Hard Card 2019

Friday 14th December 2018

As promised at our recent Rules Presentations for Club Officials, I now attach a copy of Kent Golf's ‘Hard Card for Local Rules’ for you to use should you wish.
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Following England Golf’s recent presentations across Counties on the new Rules of Golf, please find attached their slide presentation.

Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf is now available to purchase in printed form. This book includes the Interpretations on the Rules of Golf and Committee Procedures. Attached below is the EG slide presentation.
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The World Handicap System presentation

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Following the recent presentations across Counties by England Golf on the World Handicap System, please find attached their slide presentation.
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Paul Cannons is Volunteer Manager of the Year 2018

Thursday 22nd November 2018

England Golf have recognised Paul's achievements with Kent Juniors with the award
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Top 20 Changes to the Rules of Golf

Friday 16th November 2018

As you will know, the USGA and the R&A have introduced significant changes effective from 1st January 2019
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Ricki Neil-Jones

Tuesday 6th November 2018

It is with deep regret that we advise that Ricki Neil-Jones passed away last Saturday 20th October.
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Hinge Trophy Qualifying

Sunday 4th November 2018

Scores from Royal Cinque Ports and Littlestone will be posed her
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New Rules of Golf 2019

Tuesday 30th October 2018

CONGU have released their advice to committees on the impact of the 2019 Rules of Golf changes.
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Congratulations to Alfie Plant as he wins his first tournament as a professional

Wednesday 24th October 2018


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Affiliation Fees 2019

Tuesday 16th October 2018


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Kent Under 17s v Herts at Chislehurst Golf Club

Wednesday 10th October 2018

A good day was had by all with the same result as last year - a draw.
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Changes to the Rules of Golf 2019

Monday 8th October 2018

Attached is the R&A - USGA Summary Chart: The Major Changes in the Rules of Golf for 2019
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Matthew Gibson wins Mid-Age Championship!

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

A fantastic day on a very tough scoring course was negotiated well by our winner, Matthew Gibson of Royal Blackheath, at Redlibbets Golf Club on Monday 1st October.
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Mid-Age Championships 2018

Monday 1st October 2018

Redlibbets today hosts the rearranged KGU Mid Age Championships
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British Masters - Volunteers

Friday 28th September 2018

Cancer Research UK - Kids and Teens
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Kent champions come close in England Golfs Champion of Champions tournament.

Monday 17th September 2018

Junior Champion, and defending Champion Jacob Kelso, Amateur Champion Liam Burns and Seniors Champion Richard Partridge all secure top 7 finishes and do Kent proud at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, but fall just short of another Kent victory.
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Davids are Goliaths at Oscar Ash Championship!

Thursday 13th September 2018

Three David's cleaned up the prize table at Kings Hill Golf Club yesterday, coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the scratch and handicap categories. David Mills of Lydd Golf Club was third Scratch and Nett, David Frost at his home course was Nett winner and second in the Scratch, while Dave Jessup of Rochester & Cobham Golf Club was our Oscar Ash Champion and also second Nett!!! Congratulations to all 3 players!
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