The Captain of Kendal Golf Club is Mike Fishwick and his Vice Captain is Paul Baker.
Mike Fishwick has been a member of Kendal Golf Club since … and over that time made many friends at Kendal Golf Club. He say’s that ” It is an honour to be captain of Kendal Golf Club. The men’s section enjoys probably the best support for competitions of any club in the area. Our members enjoy regular competitive golf, including every Saturday throughout the year and Thursdays during the Summer months. Many of these competitions are sponsored by local businesses and members. If you do not enjoy competition golf there are many opportunities to play the golf course on a casual basis and we are always happy to introduce you to similar minded members”
Whatever your level of play you are assured of a warm welcome and the opportunity to enjoy your golf.
Outlined Below is some General Information about the Men’s Section
Men’s Golf Competitions
The Men’s competitions take place every Saturday and are always very well supported. The first major competition of the season is the Braithwaite Cup which is a 36 hole competition on Good Friday. The Jubilee Cup is the 36 Hole Qualifier for the Club Championship, Intermediate Championship and Second Division Club Championship, the top 8 qualify and then play match play with the finals played on Finals Day. Captains Day is normally in June and Presidents Day in July. Finals day is normally the first Sunday in September and this is when all of the match play competitions are played. In the summer months we have competitions every Thursday and each week these alternate between a Medal and a Stableford. Throughout the winter months the Professional organises his Winter Pro’s Competitions which are open for anyone to play in. All men’s competitions are entered through the BRS system on the website.
The Club Champion – James Atkinson
The Club Champion at Kendal Golf Club is James Atkinson, he won the Club Championship in 2016 for the 5th time.
James has been a member of Kendal Golf Club since the age of 13 and has come through the junior ranks. As a junior he won numerous junior competitions, won player of the year twice in the junior section, became the Junior Captain and played for the County Junior Squad. As an adult James handicap goes between scratch and plus 1, his is a member of the Cumbria County squad and has an excellent match play record.
The Annual Captains Away Day
The Captain organises an away day each year, this is always a popular event and a good way to meet other members. In 2016 Mike Fishwick took the men away to Catterick Golf Club. We look forward to see where Paul Baker will choose to take us in 2017.
The Scratch Team
Kendal Golf Club enter an “A” and a “B” team into the Cumbria scratch league. The scratch teams are organised by Greg Dixon and consist of six players in each team. The standard of play in the scratch team is very high, most in the A team are 4 handicap and below and those in the B team are 6 handicap and below. Kendal are very proud that Kendal “A” Team won the Cumbria Southern League in 2016. We also enter two teams into the Inter-Club Stroke Play and two teams into the Inter Club Match Play.
The Scratch team are proud to be sponsored by “True Bearing Financial Advisors” who provide the team kit for both the “A” and the “B” team.
This is an annual match between Appleby, Kendal and Windermere.
The team consists of 8 seniors, 4 vets and 4 juniors.
If you are not lucky enough to play for the team then you can make the most of the opportunity on the day and receive courtesy at either Windermere or Appleby.
The Annual Match Against Windermere Golf Club
To celebrate the two clubs long histories together we have an annual match between Kendal and Windermere. The clubs take it in turn to host the event. To enter you sign-up in the clubhouse and the Captain pairs his team members up to take on their opponents from Windermere. The format is better ball match-play. This is always a very friendly event and the two teams sit down to a 2 course meal together before the captains announce the winning team and who will be keeping the trophy for that season. This is always a fun day in the golfing calendar.