Monday is the day we host one of the Regional Qualifiers for the 147th Open to be held at Carnoustie.
The Course and Practice facilities are closed from 3pm on Saturday, on Sunday for Practice Day and Monday for the 18 hole Qualifying round. Tuesday is a reserve day- If play is completed on Monday the Course will be open for members on Tuesday. The Clubhouse is open as usual for members and their guests on Sunday and Monday.
Due to the amount of players, the Club car park is restricted to players, caddies and officials. The staff are parking at Kedleston Hotel. I have arranged for members and spectators to park on the Hall's side of the 16th Hole. Drive through Kedleston Hall's main gate ( These will be open from 8am) park on the grass just short of the Adams Bridge and access the course at the gate behind the 17th Tee. Download the start sheet and parking instructions Regional Qualifying Programme.docx
The final preparations are underway to the course, the greens were groomed this morning and are just shy of 10 feet on the stimp. The greens are being cut at 3.5mm. Water will now not be applied to them until after Monday. The fairways are cut at 11mm with the first cut of rough at 30mm and the 2nd cut at 50mm. The course, if the weather forecast is to be believed will play as a true parkland course. The fairways with plenty of run on them but the greens will be firm making it imperative to be hitting an approach shot from the fairway to gain maximum control. The Blue tees will be used with the course measuring over 7000yards par 70 should provide a good test for the players
A view down the 1st and 10th Hole
The R & A have asked for one change to the course and that is on the 10th Hole. The water hazard to the left of the green will be changed to a lateral water hazard for the day. There will be no drop zone.
The Water Hazard on 10 will be marked Red
On Monday the new 7th tee will be played it will make the hole 177 yards long. This is how the hole was originally designed to be played.
A view of the 7th hole from the new tee
The new yardage discs are now in place on the fairway
The distance is to the centre of the greens in yards.
Thank you to all the members who have volunteered to help on the day. There are still a couple of opportunities if you wish to be involved. They are looking after the Driving range and commence at 6am and finish 10:45am. If you are interested please drop me an email
Kedleston Quaich - Foursomes
There are still plenty of times to play tomorrow the format of the day is foursomes. To reserve your time https://www.kedlestonparkgolfclub.co.uk/competition.php?compid=7323
Next Wednesday The Captain has sponsored the Wednesday Competition to be played from the exact tees and pin placements of the Regional qualifier. The winners will be presented with their Prize at the Champions Dinner. There will be a yellow tee competition for those that do no feel up to playing from the Blue
If you enter a competition can you please make sure you hand your card in even if you' No Return' It helps the professional record the scores and get the results sheet out quicker. It is also important to record the scores of the holes you completed, this helps calculate the CSS of the day.
The weather stayed fine and dry for this years Captain Brian Penny To view the photographs of the day please click on the link https://www.flickr.com/photos/157642789@N03/albums/72157698224605715
Invitation Day on Saturday, June 16th
The Competition start sheet was full and 80 pairs competed for the £1000 value in Prizes
The Winners with 47 points were
|1st||Steven Ian Beckett (10) & Richard Thompson (17)||47|
To view the results https://www.kedlestonparkgolfclub.co.uk/competition.php?compid=7298
The Midland Masters Pro Am Thursday 7th June.
32 Teams competed in a highly succesful day, there were many plaudits about the course. Andrew Cheese ( Sutton Coldfield Golf Club) tied first with Neil Wain (The Belfry) on 69, 3 under par. To view the results please click on the link https://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi18/event/pgagbi18919/contest/4/leaderboard.htm
If you have entered either the Saturday of Wednesday Ecelectic competitions and wish to view your progress please click on the link https://www.kedlestonparkgolfclub.co.uk/ongoing.php
Lady Captains Day was held on Tuesday.
The Results below
18 Holes 3 Ball AM/AM
1st: Mandy Holliday, Mary Styles and KC Neal: 91points (47back 9)
2nd: Micheline Edwards, Rachel Whatley, Karen Butcher: 91 points
3rd: Paula Smith, Carol Jones, Maggie Wylde: 90points (49 back 9)
+3 more teams on 90 points.
NP 16th Heather Mc Bain
Endeavour Prize: Eileen Clark, Helen Mc Coy, Liz Mandale
9Holes Individual Stableford: Sue Moss: 22 points
Endeavour Prize: Jane Ishikawa
The Photos for Lady Captains will be available shortley
TO ALL THE LADIES OF KPGC
LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY 19th JUNE 2018
My heartfelt thanks go to all who participated and
made my day so enjoyable. I was utterly delighted.
You all looked so lovely.
It was a busy day but I managed to snatch some
moments to stand back and take in the full spectacle.
My thanks go to Jenny who cheerfully produced so
many delicious Crèpes for you all. Geoff and Kenny at
the halfway house. The Catering staff who decked out
the clubhouse exactly how I requested it to be. The Bar
staff who ensured an unending supply of Pimms.
The starters Ian and Vic who got the Ladies off the
tees in time.
Great day, good company, lovely food…
What could be better?
Ladies Am Am
There are still spaces available if members wish to play.
On the day 'On the Green' will be attending the Ladies AM Am on July 3rd bringing reasonable priced ladies golf clothing. All ladies are welcome to come along even if not playing on the day to view
|Kedleston Quaich- Foursomes||Saturday 23rd June|
|Wed Stableford Open Qualifying tees||Wednesday 27th June|
|LADIES MEDAL||Thursday 28th June|
|Stableford||Saturday 30th June|
|LADIES STABLEFORD (Alternative Day)||Sunday 1st July|
|Juniors O'Neill Trophy||Sunday 1st July|
|Trixie Smith Trophy||Sunday 1st July|
|9 hole Stableford||Monday 2nd July|
|9 Hole Stableford - Yellow Tees||Monday 2nd July|
|Ladies Open AM AM||Tuesday 3rd July|
|Stableford - White Tees||Wednesday 4th July|
|Stableford - Green Tees||Wednesday 4th July|
|LADIES STABLEFORD||Thursday 5th July|
|Ladies 9 Hole Stableford (Q)||Thursday 5th July|
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rnd 1-Markeaton Cup, Raich Webb, Mosley Cup and Geof Dutton Brassie Cup||Saturday 7th July|
|LADIES SCRATCH CUP||Sunday 8th July|
|Junior Stableford||Sunday 8th July|
|Junior Stableford - 9 Hole & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rnd 2||Sunday 8th July|
To view the clubs diary please click on the link https://www.kedlestonparkgolfclub.co.uk/diary.php?filter=&view=calendarmonth&monthyear=2018-5. This can be downloaded onto your smart phone or iPad.
Don't forget all welcome to come and spectate on Monday