East Kent Golfers avoid the storms in Ashford, and enjoy a great day of golf in the picturesque Kent country side. 

Golf, often referred to as the “gentleman’s game,” is a sport that combines skill, strategy, and an appreciation for the elements. In the serene landscapes of Ashford Golf Club, nestled in the heart of East Kent, a group of dedicated Masonic golfers recently showcased their prowess in both golf and camaraderie, all while skilfully avoiding the storms that threatened to disrupt their game.

With the Province of Essex electing to move the scheduled match, the secretary was thrown in to blind panic having agreed a minimum number of players for the event,  Fortunately, The club agreed to honour the reduced rate meaning the treasurer would be kept happy for another month.

With the storms brewing, 27 of East Kent’s finest golfing talent jostled for space on the first tee all hoping to avoid the heavy thunderstorm scheduled at around 2pm.    The event also brought along two new members to the event along with two further guests which included a potential new joiner to freemasonry.

Ashford Golf course borders the busy M20 but is a picturesque parkland course featuring many dykes and water hazards.  A little over 6000 yards, it requires even the low handicappers to plot their way carefully.

We almost had reason to further celebrate another hole in one with last year’s captain Daren Horne landing his tee shot just 3 inches from the 14th, par 3 hole.

Overall, the scoring for the day was impressive with David Berwick of Queenborough lodge winning the day by scoring 42 points. Close behind with 41 points was Ron March who had was a guest for the day. There was a small stewards enquiry after the prize giving with one member claiming they had 40 points only to reveal they had been scoring using the wrong handicap.  (Phew!)

Steve Brown (Met GL) Most Points for the day
Michael Fox - Met GL. Second most points scored for the day

Nearest the pins were won by Terry Hall, Derek Reed, and Daren Horne.   Longest drive on the 7th Hole went to Paul Ames with an impressive 300-yard drive.

The captains “fine” Bucket raised £118.78 which will be donated to his charities which are Gillingham Street Angels & Parkwood Dementia care Café.

Full results are available by  Clicking Here

The remaining fixtures for the 2023 Season are:

22nd September

Tenterden Golf Club

Captains Day in aid of Gillingham Street Angels & Parkwood Dementia Cafe

£47.50– Guests Welcome

 20th October

Light Blues V Dark Blues – David Graeme Cup

Upchurch River Valley

£45– Guests Welcome

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Leon Zacharow Wins the Geoffrey Gordon Dearing Bowl
Dave Kirby (Trinity Lodge) Runner Up in the Geoffrey Gordon Dearing Bowl