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Men's Section

The Captain of Kendal Golf Club for the 2024 season is Simeon Barsby.

The club enjoys probably the best support for competitions of any club in the area, across not only the men’s section, but also the ladies, seniors and juniors. The men 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. As well as competition golf, there are many opportunities to play the golf course on a casual basis.

Whatever your level of play, you are assured of a warm welcome and the opportunity to enjoy your golf.

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.

The Inter-Club


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 Scratch Team


Kendal Golf Club enter an “A” and a “B” team into the Cumbria scratch league. The scratch teams are organised by Sam Doidge 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. 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 “The Sidas Clinic” who provide the team kit for both the “A” and the “B” team.

Men’s Golf Competitions


The Men’s competitions take place every Saturday and are always very well supported.

All men’s competitions are entered through the BRS system on the website.

Captains Drive In – The start of the season kicks off with the Captains Drive in normally the first Sunday in March which is a shot gun start.

Braithwaite Cup – The first major competition of the season is the Braithwaite cup which 36 hole event on Good Friday, this is a great way to get your season going.

Jubilee Cup – This is played the first Sunday in June and is a 36 hole competition. This is your chance to qualify for the club championship, intermediate club championship and the second division club championship. The best 8 gross scores on the day go through and play knockout competitions after that.

Captains Day and Presidents Day – The major competitions are Captains Day which is normally in June and Presidents Day which is normally in July. These are very popular competitions and we have a function in the evening with over 100 people in the clubhouse attending the prize giving’s.

Charles Cumpstey – This is our 36 hole open competition, there are prizes for the best net scores and best gross scores. Players from all over the County come to play.

Thursday Medals and Stablefords – Every alternative week throughout summer we have a Thursday Medal and then the following week we have a Stableford that ladies can play in.

Open Competitions – Throughout the season there are four open competitions for people outside the club to play. These are the Serpentine Centenary Medal,  Advancement Bowl, James Taylor Trophy and Corporation Bowl,

Foursomes Knockout – For this competition you enter in pairs on the sheet in the clubhouse in April and then a draw is done.

Singles Knockout – There is a qualifier for this at the start of the season and the top 64 players go through and play a knockout.

F.R. Watson Putter – There is a qualifier at the start of the season where the top 16 players qualify and then go forwards and play match play after that.

Victory Cup – There is a qualifier at the start of the season where the top 8 players qualify and then go forwards and play match play after that.

Lombard Qualifier – This is a qualifier where the person with the best nett score on the day goes through and plays with the professional in the first round of the Lombard Qualifer.

Finals day – This is played on the first Sunday in September. It is where all of those that are lucky to qualify for the final of a matchplay competition play their final. This is where the final of the club championship is played, intermediate championship, second division club championship, singles knockout, victory cup, F.R. Watson and the foursomes knockout. Finals day attracts many people to watch.

Winter Pro’s Competitions – The Professional organises Saturday competitions throughout Winter for the men so competitive golf is always available. These tend to be four ball better ball stablefords along with revised formats such as both players to count on the par 3’s or odd holes or last 4 holes. Each week the winning team qualify for the winter final which is normally the last Saturday in March. Members are allowed to invite guests to play in the pro’s competitions from other clubs. If you win a competition you loose 2 shots from your winter handicap and if you come second you loose 1 shot.

Welcome to our friendly Kendal Ladies Section

We hope to see you!

We have 3 exclusive tee times on Tuesdays and play throughout the year, with a focus from mid-March to the end of October when we schedule our competitions. These are generously sponsored by local businesses and officers of the club such as the Captain and President.

We run 3 teams who play in league matches throughout Cumbria, North Lancashire and the North-west. A number of our ladies regularly play for the County and County Vets. We also enjoy friendly cup matches with local clubs Windermere and Appleby.

Kendal ladies have a wide range of handicaps from around +4 to 54. We are always ready to welcome new women to our club and will support you in gaining your handicap if you don’t yet have one, and will continue to support you in different types of competitions.

Whatever your handicap, or if you are still learning, you will be very warmly welcomed.

The Three Counties Bronze Inter Club 2023 Final

March 1, 2024

The Three Counties Bronze Inter Club 2023 final was played at Barrow Golf club. The winners were Silverdale Golf Club with 74 points and Kendal Golf Club were second with 70 points. Congratulations to Val Woodcock who won the individual cup.

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Celebrating our Ladies Section Competition Winners - Presentation Evening, October 24th

March 1, 2024

Congratulations to all winners of the 2023 Season’s competitions.

An awesome 29 women won prizes this season, and several of these were awarded multiple prizes.

Lovely to celebrate ourselves, our winners and our year together over a super carvery meal.

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Kendal Ladies Success at County Vets Competitions

March 1, 2024

Congratulations to Rosie Waller – winner of this year’s County Vets Competition – and also to Team of 3 – Pam Lear, Lesley Archer, and Carole Nicholson who won the Team County Vets Competition at Ulverston.   Watch out for the County Vets competition dates in 2024!

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Presentation for County Success to our Kendal Ladies Bronze and Silver Teams

March 1, 2024

At the Cumbria Leagues presentation Dinner and prizegiving, which was held at Kendal Golf Club on Friday 6th October, two Kendal teams were presented with Trophies in recognition of having finished top of their specific Leagues for the 2023 season.

The Silver Handicap Team finished top in League Division 1, having won 7 out of 8 matches – the other teams in that division were Cockermouth, Keswick, Seascale ‘A’ and Ulverston A.  The Kendal team members were – Sarah Earl, Jean Newhouse, Sheena MacDonald, Cherry Archer, Paula Barron, Cherry Archer, Cheryl Dickinson, Rosie Waller(not able to make presentation), and Debbie Earl.  The Trophy for the highest individual contribution to the team was won by Jean Newhouse.

The Cecile Leitch (Bronze) Team finished top in League Division 1, also winning 7 out of the 8 matches played against teams from Carlisle ‘B’, Keswick, Kirkby Lonsdale and Silloth. The Kendal team members were – Pauline Sill, Julie Chapman, Pam Lear, Vicki Thompson, Lesley Archer, Carol Nicholson, Sheena Leack, Margaret Hornby and Edith Pitman.  Val Woodcock also played but couldn’t make the presentation. The Trophy for the best individual result for contributing to the team was presented to Pauline Sill.

Well done to everyone!

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Huge Congratulations to Val & Debbie, 5th place at St Andrews Coronation Foursomes!!

March 1, 2024

National success! Having won the Kendal Club Qualifier, Val and Debbie went on to win the Area Finals at Houghwood Golf course on Thursday 17th August with a clear win of 40 pts, 5 points ahead of the rest of the field. On Monday 18th September, our intrepid pair then went on to play amongst the top 32 pairs in the country in the Grand Final on the Eden Course at St Andrews, with a lovely two night stay at the prestigious Old Course Hotel. They did superbly well to finish in 5th overall. Well done! We are super proud of you!

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2023 Season - Kendal Ladies Section Successes Across the Region

March 1, 2024

The Ladies Section field 3 Teams, 2 in the Cumbria County Ladies League and the other in the Three Counties League.

The Silver Handicap Team (handicaps 20.4 and below) are 1 of 5 teams playing in Division 1 and they have finished top of the Division, by winning 7 out of 8 matches only losing away at Cockermouth.

The Cecil Leitch Team (handicaps 20.5- 45) have also Won Division 1 of their league, again by winning 7 out of 8 matches and only losing away at Siloth.

Congratulations to Both our Teams who will be presented with their trophies at the County League Presentation Evening which this year will be held at Kendal on Friday 6th October.

The Bronze Three Counties Team (handicaps 20.5 and above) reached the final held at Morecambe where they were narrowly beaten by Silverdale.

The Elizabethan Salver an annual Event between Kendal, Windermere and Appleby was held at Kendal on Monday 4th September, with Kendal winning the Salver and  Rosie Waller taking the prize for the Best Nett.

Well Done to All those Ladies who played for Kendal in the Teams.

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Club Ladies Trophy Winners 2023

March 1, 2024

Atkinson Trophies   – Winners:Pauline Sill and Rowena Lee. Runners Up: Debbie and Sarah Earl

Club Championship – Winner: Rosie Waller, runner -up: Paula Barron

Bronze Championship – Winner: Debbie Earl, runner-up Val Woodcock

The Riddell trophy – Paula Barron, runner-up Sarah Earl

Congratulations to all!

Also well done and thank you to all those who entered and played throughout the season as part of these competitions.

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30 – 31st July, 2023 - Lady Captain's Away Weekend

March 1, 2024

A really fab weekend for a group of 26 ladies to play the Cheshire and Nicklaus courses at Carden Park, with lovely food and appropriate drinks in between to keep us going. Lots of winners over the two days – Congratulations!

Special mention to Shaz returning to golf to win longest drive on both days! Well done you superstar.

Cheshire Course

INDIVIDUAL: 1st – Helen Green (38pts), 2nd Nancy Stock (37pts) CPO 3rd Rowena Lee (37pts) CPO, 4th Karen Guest (37pts) , 5th LC Vanessa Brennand (36pts).

TEAMS: 1st Val, Helen, Liz, & Karen Guest, (105) 2nd Rowie, Judith, Jane, & Pauline, (103) 3rd Sheena M, Cherry, Margaret & Ann

Nearest pins: Pauline Hodson and Ann Sharpe

Nicklaus Course

INDIVIDUAL: 1st Karen Guest, (40pts) 2nd Pauline Sill (36 pts), 3rd Cherry (34 pts), 4th LC Vanessa (32pts), 5th Carole (32pts) and Rowie 32pts CPO.

TEAMS: 1st Cherry, Carole, Pauline H & Judith, (100pts)  2nd Rowie, Shaz, Nancy, & Karen G, (99pts) 3rd Paula, Pam, Pauline Sill & Julie (91 pts).

Nearest pins: Judith Cantrell

Big THANK YOU to organisers Julie C, Carole and Pam. Great venue and your planning made sure it went smoothly for everyone. We really appreciate you!

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Sunday 2nd July, 2023 Lady Captain's Day

March 1, 2024

A lovely day organised by Lady Captain, finishing with a prosecco reception, super flowers by Nancy, and a very enjoyable dinner together.

So many competitions!- big thank you to our wonderful LC Vanessa Brennand.

Here are the results celebrated by all that evening and congratulations to everyone who played.

1st Jean Newhouse 82-15 – 67

2nd Ann Sharpe 113-45 – 68

3rd Sarah Earl 87- 16 – 71

4th Pauline Hodson 123-52 – 71

5th Rosie Waller 80-8 – 72

Best front nine: Joyce Hartley 31 Nett

Best back nine: Karen Guest 37 nett

Stableford Comp winner: Margaret Philip

Nearest the Pin 3rd: Maggie Donald

Nearest the Pin 17th: Rowie Lee

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May 23rd Well done Team for making Lady Captain proud!

March 1, 2024

The Westmorland and North West Lancashire Shield was held at Carus Green on Tuesday 23rd May. This year 13 teams from across the region took part in the event. The Kendal Team – Rowena Lee, Sheena McDonald, Paula Barron, Jean Newhouse, Cheryl Dickinson, Cherry Archer and Joyce Hartley came 2nd in the Gross Shield which was won by Lancaster, the team with the lowest handicaps and they narrowly missed out on the Nett Shield by 1 Shot to Silverdale. Cheryl Dickinson was an absolute Superstar and Won the prize for the best nett with 62 (-10), She was also 3rd in the Gross with 81.Well played Kendal.

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17th May, 2023, Ladies Past Captain's 10 hole Medal and Lunch

March 1, 2024

A real pleasure to see Past Captains get together for a game and lovely meal. Congratulations to proud winner: Julie Chapman. Big thank you to Nancy And Maggie for organising a splendid day.

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH Tues 13th December 2022

March 1, 2024

Great to get together for a really superb Christmas lunch. Thank you to Margaret Hornby for organising. Room and tummies super full with delicious meal. Some of us even continued celebrating for the rest of the afternoon and into the evening! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Kendal Elderly Gentlemen’s Golfing Society (KEGGS)

The Senior (KEGGS) section is a friendly group of members who meet up at 10:00 am on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday to play and enjoy a round of golf. All of the golf balls go into a hat and are drawn to see who plays with who.

There is a large range of handicaps in the KEGGS from 7 all the way through to 38. The only entry requirement to joining the KEGGS is that you have to be 55 years old or over 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.

If you would like an introduction to the KEGGS please contact John Lear, the KEGGS Captain, and he will be happy to introduce you to the other KEGGS. Alternatively you can just turn up at 10:00 on a KEGGS day and you’ll be made most welcome.

The cost of membership to the KEGGS is £7 and this should be paid to the KEGGS Treasurer, Barrie Coates.

Members who wish to play in Team matches should email the KEGGS Secretary, Chris Whiteside.

John Lear - Captain

The KEGGS have their own shirts and jumpers, which you can purchase from the Pro-Shop as part of a bulk order (6-8 items).

For more information, please take a look at the KEGGS Notice Board in the men’s locker room.

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Ulverston Away Day

March 1, 2024


March 1, 2024

Monthly Competition Handicap Reductions

March 1, 2024

Kendal Junior Section

Kendal Golf Club has always had an excellent reputation for the strength of its Junior Section and currently has 60 members plus a similar number undertaking regular coaching sessions.

The Junior Section is currently organised by our PGA Professional, Nick Barron ably assisted by his junior committee. Nick offers coaching sessions throughout the year to juniors of all ages and experience, you do not need to be a member to participate in these sessions. Please contact the professional shop for further details.

The Club was awarded GolfMark Certification in 2008, the first club in the area to achieve this status. This accreditation is given to junior and beginner friendly clubs who comply to stringent national standards.

Membership rates for junior golfers are very competitive and we offer a comprehensive competition schedule throughout the year.

The fixtures include our popular junior week in the last week of July, which is 5 days of both fun and serious competitions including meals each day and prizegiving on the Friday afternoon.

The junior team have represented the club with credit and distinction over the past few years, winning the South Cumbria Championship on many occasions.

Kendal Junior Teams

March 1, 2024

The Junior Team is organised by Andrew Wilkinson, we have two teams in the Cumbria Junior League, one in the South West League and one in the South East League. Over recent years the junior team has had great successes.