East Kent Masonic Golf Association
East Kent Golfers regain the Silver Salver
With the last fixture at Dale Hill being called off due to adverse weather the East Kent Masonic Golf team were keen to get back to winning ways in this keenly fought contest with our neighbours in the Province of West Kent.
Redlibbets Golf club was the venue chosen for this match and despite the road to the golf club being unexpectedly closed causing a rather tense diversion through very narrow lanes, everyone managed to make it on time.
Kent Silver Salver presented to both Provinces by Bro Richard Lukes in association with WBro CJ Smith, PPJGW & Bro PA Kelly. The event was first contested in 1991 and this was the 26th time it has been contested with East Kent only having only won on 9 previous occasions.
The usual banter and rivalry commenced as both teams took to the first tee and an excellent days golf was had by all.
After the event, the members from West Kent hastily changed into their traditional jackets & ties, whereas the Kent team remained in their golfing attire and there followed by a light meal and presentation ceremony.
The traditional fine bucket was passed amongst all the players and £122.06 was collected which would be split between the two provinces teams who are carrying out the longest day, 72 hole challenge in aid of the 2025 & 2026 festivals of each province.
More on the 2025 Festival can be found on our festival page here.
The Team Trophy going to East Kent, presented to the East Kent Captain, Leon Zacharow by Archie Torrance of West Kent.
The individual Winner of the competition was Paul McGuirk, here in the picture he is presented with the winners trophy by East Kent Captain, Leon Zacharow, who narrowly missed top spot on a count back.
Individual Winner: Paul McGuirk (East Kent) 39 Points (on countback)
Runner Up: Archie Torrance (West Kent) 39 Points
Third Place: Terry Hall (East Kent) 37 Points
Full Results are & Placings available at: Link to Full Results
East Kent V West Kent for the Kent Silver Salver
* Paul McGuirk V Bipin Patel (East Kent Win)
* Daren Horne/Derek Reed V Roy Croucher/Peter Smith (East Kent Win)
* Nigel Mann/ Phillip Hughes V Tim Smith/Peter Morgan (West Kent Win)
* Geoffrey Dearing/Julian Friel V Johnathon Winpenny/Paul Nouch (East Kent Win)
* Leon Zacharow/Paul Ames V Archie Torrance/Peter Richards (West Kent Win)
* Darren Wilcock/Nigel Turner V Paul Love/Graham Higgs (East Kent Win)
* Terry Hall/Roy Butler V Ravi Patel/David Davenport (East Kent Win)
East Kent Win against West Kent 5 – 2
Nearest The Pin 4th Hole – Daren Horne
Nearest The Pin 8th Hole – Terry Hall
Nearest The Pin 15th Hole – Paul McGuirk
Nearest The Pin 17th Hole – Bipin Patel
Longest Drive 16th Hole – Pete Richards
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Made up of members from the Province of East Kent Freemasons, we are a mixed ability Association, who hold regular events throughout the year. Taster days, competition’s, social functions and much more.