The Kidderminster Golf Club

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Snow, Snow And More Snow!

A short slideshow of images from our snowbound golf course!


We Are Recruiting

Kidderminster Golf Club is looking to appoint a full-time General Manager - please click HERE for full details

Christmas And New Year Opening Hours

Please be advised that the following working hours will apply during the Christmas break:-

OFFICE

The office will be closed from 15:00 on Friday 22nd December until 9:00 on Tuesday 2nd January 2018

BAR

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - 11:00-15:00

Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th (inclusive) - 11:00-16:00

New Year's Eve - 12:00 - 01:00 (1st January 2018)

New Year's Day - Closed

GREENS

Saturday 23rd/ Sunday 24th December - normal working hours.

Christmas Day - Staff holiday

26th - 29th December inclusive -2 staff per day will work 4 hour shifts

Saturday 30th / Sunday 31st - normal working hours

New Year's Day - Staff holiday

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County Newsletter For November

The latest County Newsletter contains information on the forthcoming changes to the CONGU handicapping system (effective from January 1st 2018) and also of the Rules Modernisation programme which is due to come into effect from the beginning of 2019. It also contains numerous hyperlinks which the reader can follow to access greater detail. Note that it is not necessary to copy and paste the blue URLs into your browser to view them, simply click on them and you will be redirected to the appropriate pages.

The changes to the existing CONGU system should be read and understood by everyone who holds or intends to hold a handicap. The changes to the Rules Of Golf are quite fundamental and will also affect everyone who plays competitive golf - although their implementation is still a year away it is advisable to start looking at them now. The good news is that they are all designed to simplify the rules and speed up play.

Click HERE to see the newsletter.

A Vintage Year For Our Teams - A Message From The Captain:

What a brilliant couple of weeks it has been for teams representing Kidderminster Golf Club! Firstly our Ladies team of Karen Greenfield, Sarah Nicklin, Lesley Fox and Claire Painter saw off 24 Worcestershire and Herefordshire clubs to win the best Team Gross title and become County Champions at Redditch. With Karen winning the Best Gross score and Claire, the Best Nett in her division, it was a fine day for our Ladies.

As the competitive season draws to an end the final fixtures for both the Scratch Team and the “A” Team have been completed and once again our teams have come out on top! Mark Dudley’s Scratch Team continue their steady rise through the Midlands Scratch League. Starting in Division 8 only a few seasons ago they are now promoted as Champions to Division 4 and competing with the best in the Midlands. 

The “A” Team, led by David Meekison, started this season as league champions -- so the pressure was on from the start -  but  they have once again beaten off the best in Worcestershire to retain their title. Many congratulations to both Captains who have maintained a winning formula throughout a long competitive season and to all those who have played in their teams. We have some of the best young (and some not so young!) golfers in the County and we should all be very proud of their achievements.

County 2nd Team Fixture v Warwickshire - June 4th

Kidderminster GC was delighted to host the Worcestershire County 2nd Team today, who were playing against Warwickshire.

KGC members Craig Richardson and Callum Hutchinson were once again selected to represent Worcestershire, with the former going out no1 in the afternoon singles and the latter scoring a valuable half in his match. Unfortunately the Warks side proved too strong and took the day but as always it is an honour to welcome a county fixture to KGC. Full match report and scorecard on the county website HERE.

Our best wishes to all the players and officials that visited us today and good luck to the Worcestershire team for the rest of the season - Go Pears!

2017 Stewart Smith Challenge Cup

County team regular and KGC member Craig Richardson won the Stewart Smith Challenge Cup with a tremendous sub-par score of 71 gross, which won him the big silver cup and £300 in prize money.

A field of almost 140 players took part in one of Kidderminster's oldest events, which has been played for in various formats for well over a century. Scoring conditions were tough, with the course in superb condition but with fairways and greens firm after the recent dry spell and a stiff breeze making club selection awkward.  

Craig's 71 put him five strokes clear of the field which included a number of exceptional players - many congratulations to him from everyone at Kidderminster and a big thank you to everyone who took part! 

For the full table of results please click HERE

W&HLCGA Championships 2017

We were honoured to host the W&HLCGA Championships 2017, which produced a very worthy new county champion in Lucy Walton. Many congratulations from the members and staff at Kidderminster!

You can find more details on the ladies county website HERE

Indoor Studio Lessons

Don't fancy the cold and wet of a British winter but want to start getting your game ready for the season? Indoor lessons are now available in our amazing golf simulator - please click HERE for full details!

Silver Membership at the KGC

This has been a major success story for the club since its introduction - the availability of a membership category that perfectly meets the needs of working golfers and allows them to pay for only the golf that they can use has been a major factor in the continued expansion of our membership. If you'd like more information then please contact the office on 01562 822303.

JOIN THE SILVER REVOLUTION AT KIDDERMINSTER TODAY!

Exciting news from the KGC Pro Shop - major junior coaching initiatives

County Appointment

It is a great compliment to both Pat’s skills and our club that Kidderminster has been appointed a county junior development centre.

This facility provides essential top-level tuition for up to 10 boys aged between 10 and 14 years from Kidderminster and golf clubs in the area, with a view to developing them into the next generation of county stars. 

Comprising a two hour session every month running April to September, these are primarily skill-related sessions with technique forming a subsidiary element of the tuition. Pupils will be assessed on all areas of achievement and the results sent to the county for them to monitoring.

Congratulations Pat!!

Course Inspections During Periods Of Bad Weather

During periods of weather which are severe enough to cause full or partial course closures, a course inspection takes place every day at first light. This inspection cannot be completed until it is fully light, so the course status on this website and on the information line cannot be updated until approximately 15 minutes after sunrise. Follow THIS LINK to a website which shows sunrise times for Birmingham, from which you can work out when the course status will be published during these periods.

UPDATE - Members who have registered their email address with us now receive course status updates automatically via email as soon as the status is updated. 





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