EKMGA Chairman wins victory on home soil.
September saw the 7th and penultimate event of the year, for the East Kent Masonic Golf Association. (EKMGA)
With Tenterden Golf club providing the location for this rearranged tournament due to the late withdrawal from the Essex Provincial Team, our Captain, Leon Zacharow, re badged the day as the “Captains Day”. With all proceeds being donated to this years Captains Charity, the Gillingham Street Angels.
Our chairman, Keith Hodgeson having secured fine weather conditions for what would be his “home” game, joined the other 21 Members and guests as they took to the fairways for the day at Tenterden.
Tenterden is a “Parkland Course”, which proves a tricky test for even the most seasoned player. The course has many tight fairways bordered by matures trees and several dykes and other water hazards.
Local Knowledge however proved essential with our own Keith Hodgeson (Weald of Kent lodge) scoring 37 points to win the day. Second place was a keenly fought contest with Paul Ames (Erasmus Wilson Lodge) beating Dave Berwick (United services lodge) on countback.
Fourth was Peter Bulmer (Romney Hythe Lodge) who put in a plucky effort with 33 points.
Nearest the pins were won by Nigel Mann, (1st & 16th), Paul Ames, (4th), Keith Hodgeson (7th) and with all 21 players failing to hit the 18th Green, the captain was left red faced when he read out a “joke name” during the prize giving ceremony. Longest drive went to Paul Mcguirk.
The Captain then ran a raffle in aid of his charity which along with the fines raised £188.51
The season finale is the competition between the Dark Blue & Light Blue aprons for the David Graeme Trophy. It will be held at Upchurch Valley Golf club nr Sittingbourne on the 20th of October 2023.
All members of East Kent are welcome and are encourages to bring guests and non-masons who may be interested in membership.
Gillingham Street Angels are a small grassroots charity Est. in 2019. but the organisation was founded in 2018.
Their mission is helping the homeless, members of their community, and vulnerable people of all ages in the Medway towns and surrounding areas.
From their foodbank at 43 Skinner Street, Gillingham, they supply food parcels, including fresh food, between 9 am until 1 pm Monday to Friday & 9am until 12 midday Saturday.