Wildernesse - 6th June 2024

174 enthusiastic golfers took on the challenging Wildernesse Golf Club in fantastic condition. Everyone was quick to notice how quick the greens were, which left many people finding it hard to score and 3 putts common! The weather was perfect for golf with beautiful sunshine and a great choice of beverages at the bar after their round!.

A stunning, tree-lined course recognised by The R&A as an Open Qualifying venue and a regular host for England Golf and Kent County events. 

It is heavily wooded with tree-lined fairways and is more than capable of defending itself against longer hitters with small and undulating greens. It is a course where both straight driving and attention to well-placed bunkers is essential.  The course has few severe slopes and affords easy walking, thus providing an entertaining battleground and examination for golfers of all abilities.

At just over 6,500 yards the course is a test of shot-making, rather than distance and, with the exception of two new holes created in 1969 (16th and 17th), has remained very much unchanged over the past 60 years. That it still remains difficult to beat par, despite changes in the modern game, is tribute to the original design that has for decades stood the test of time.

As anticipation mounted, the moment arrived for the unveiling of the much-awaited prizes:

WHS Leaderboard:
1st Place:
M. Fancourt + T. Etherington- 47 Pts,
S. Pennycook + M. Pennycook - 47 Pts (CB)
W. Rosier + J. Mitchell -46 Pts
E. Coventry + J. Nash- 45 Pts (CB)
E. Martin + P. Winyard- 45 Pts (CB)
6th -
A. Calland + A. Garrett- 43 Pts (CB).

Gross Leaderboard:
J. McGuigan + L. Sturdy -37 Pts
T. Bartlett + S. Convery- 37 Pts (CB)
H. Knight + G. Knight1-37 Pts(CB).

Par 3 Competition:
S. Smith + c. lloyd -11 Pts
A. Calland + A. Garrett -11Pts(CB)
S. Pennycook + M. Pennycook 11Pts.(CB)

Nearest The Pin:
Brandon McCormack - 5th,
Terry Daniels - 10th
Dave Morris - 13th
Stephen Denison - 15th

Longest Drive:
Luke Bradshaw- Men's
Jane Marr -Ladies

Click HERE for full results

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