Kendal's Elderly Gentleman's Golfing Society
The Seniors (KEGGS) section is a friendly group of members who meet up and play on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday to play and enjoy a round of golf. There is a larger range of handicaps in the KEGGS from 8 handicap all the way through to 28. The only entry requirement to joining the KEGGS is that you have to be over 55 years old and you will be welcomed into the section. As well as social golf the KEGGS have a series of matches, competitions, knockouts and away days all of which are explained below.
The KEGGS have a rollup on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.00am to play 18 holes of social golf. All of the golf balls go into a hat and are drawn to see who plays with who.
KEGGS Qualifying Competitions
The KEGGS have a qualifying stableford competition each Monday at 10.00 through the summer months to allow those who do not play in club competitions to maintain a vaild handicap. Entry fee is £1 and the winner takes all.
The KEGGS have matches home and away against a variety of clubs in the area. These are very enjoyable and are a good way to make new golfing friends. You receive courtesy of the course for away matches but are expected to pay for your two course lunch after the event.
KEGGS Fixtures 2020
|Month||Date||Tee Time||CLUB||Players||Month||Date||Tee Time||CLUB||Players||Note|
|April||Wed 15th||10.00||Knott End||16||April||Wed 1st||9.00||Casterton||16|
|May||Wed 6th||10.00||Keswick||12 **||April||Wed
|10:00||Brampton||16||May||Friday 1st||10.30||Knott End||16|
|June||Wed 24th||8.30-15.00||Seniors Open|
|July||Wed 29th||10.00||Lansil||16||June||Thurs 25th||9.30||Sedbergh||16|
|10.00||Grange||16||July||Thurs 9th||10.30||Wilpshire **||12|
|Aug||Thurs 20th||10.00||Wilpshire||12 **|
|Sept||Wed 2nd||8.30-15.00||Seniors Open||Sept||Tues 22nd||9.00||Windermere||16||2 Tee Start|
KEGGS KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS
There is a match play knockout competition every summer for KEGGS members. The entry sheet goes up for this early in the year on the KEGGS notice board. Matches are arranged when convenient for those playing.
KEGGS AWAY DAY
Every year an away day is organised to visit a good course in the region. The venue changes every year and is voted on at the KEGGS AGM in December
KEGGS TEAM KIT
The KEGGS have their own shirts and jumpers which you can purchase from the Pro-Shop. The jumpers cost £44.99 and the shirts cost £34.99.
KEGGS NOTICE BOARD
For more information on the KEGGS take a look at the KEGGS Notice Board in the men’s locker room.
If you would like an introduction to the KEGGS please contact David Staton the KEGGS Captain and he will be happy to introduce you to the other KEGGS. Happy days!
The cost of membership to the KEGGS is £5 and this should be paid to the KEGGS Treasurer who is Barrie Coates. If you need to contact Barrie his phone number is 01539 723099.
KEGGS AWAY DAY 2020
Monday 13 July @ Silloth GC
Tee off from 12.00 Bacon Butties from 11.15
Cost £45 for Bacon Butties & 2 Course Set Meal.
Using County Cards.
£10 deposit asap to B Coates. ( By End of Feb)
Held at Kendal Golf Club on Wednesday 18th December 2019
Chaired by Hon President Barry Coates
Apologies: P Brennand, B Stow, P Coxon, R Rogerson, R Parker, G Archibald C Whiteside.
Present: D Staton (Captain), B. Coates (President), D. Neil, B. Carradus, R. Airey, D. Clarkson, I. Lund, M. Nightingale, M. Cleasby, D. Fleming, L. Armstrong, B Broekhuizen, J Flaherty, A Valentine, D Maclennan, B Shepherd, F Taylor, A Parkinson.
In attendance: S. Hawes, C Hughes
Christmas Event: The winners of the Christmas Stableford were: 1) A Valentine 2) D Maclennan 3) D Neil, 4 L Armstrong, 5) B Broekhuizen 6) D Staton.
Knock Out Competition. The President Barry Coates presented the prizes: the winner was L Armstrong and runner up A Valentine & losing semi-finalists were D Maclennan & B Broekhuizen.
David Newton Trophy: Winner D Neil with 22 points,(Based on Home and Away matches: 3 points for away win, 2 points home win and 1 point for a draw)
Notes of Meeting Held on 19th December 2018: Proposed by A Anderson, seconded by R Airey. Accepted unanimously.
Captain’s Report (D Staton)
The Captain thanked all those who had participated in inter club matches and in monthly competitions.
He thanked Malcom Nightingale for all his work in maintaining the records for matches and for keeping the handicap records. He noted there was considerable scope for improvement in interclub matches especially in away matches.
The Captain noted that KEGGS were now integrated with KGC and that the KEGGS would be running the club’s seniors opens on 24 June & 2 Sept.
KEGGS need to recruit more members. The total membership remains at 31 the same as last year.
The captain felt that KGC should have a policy for the use of buggies to enable those with a disability or otherwise unable to walk round the course especially when the weather conditions were unfavourable.
The Captain thanked the President/Treasurer and Secretary for their work during the year. He thanked Frank Taylor for organising the Christmas lunch.
Bill Broekuizen endorsed the Captains view on the use of buggies and proposed that KEGGS should make a strong representation to KGC to ensure those with disabilities were able to use buggies to play golf and that KGC should have a policy to avoid disability discrimination. This was agreed unanimously and the secretary is to write to KGC accordingly.
Barry Coates issued the financial report: Income £491.47 Expenditure £397 with Cash in hand of £94.47. KEGGS have committed to sponsor the 14th tee marker to the extent of £300 over 3 years. It was agreed the Christmas gifts to the Green staff and Caterers would continue. Acceptance of the accounts was proposed by F Taylor and seconded by D Clarkson. Agreed unanimously. It was agreed that KEGGS annual fee should be increased to £7 and that £0.50 from Monday roll ups should go into the KEGGS funds.
Secretary’s Report: A list of the agreed team matches for 2020 was provided. The new venue just agreed with Wilpshire will be held at Kendal on Thursday 20th August (not Wed 19th).
In view of the new world handicapping system coming in on Nov 2020 it was agreed that all Monday roll ups in summer conditions would be qualifying stableford competition. Monthly competitions could also be run as individual qualifying competitions should the organiser so wish. (This would help those who are not able to play on Mondays). Regarding scramble competitions it was agreed that for 2020 the average handicapping system would be used and the results reviewed to report back to the AGM in Dec 2020
Away day. The committee proposed that the 2020 away day should be on a links course, 3 options were suggested Silloth, Seascale and Furness. It was agreed that Silloth should be the main away day at a cost of £50 including food, using county cards. The secretary reported that there is reciprocal arrangement between KGC and Skipton GC, however it only applied up to a max of 8 players. A secondary away day could be organised say for 20 players with 8 reciprocal and 12 with county cards, This would work out at £11 each plus food at £16. This was agreed.
Election of Office Bearers:
The following were elected unanimously:
Captain: David Staton
Vice-Captain Mike Cleasby
Treasurer: Barry Coates
Secretary: David Neil
David Neil Secretary Dec 2019