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The Ryder Cup 


Hi All, 

I hope you have had a great week on and off the course! After months of build up and hype, golf's biggest event the 41st Ryder Cup, will be coming to us live this week from the magnificent Hazeltine National in Minnesota, USA. Millions of sport fanatics across the world will tune in to watch the world's greatest match-play event unfold at Hazeltine for the first time in the Ryder Cup history. 

Having previously hosted nine major tournaments (including the 2002 & 2009 PGA Championship), this year's layout isn't going to be a pushover for either team and is famed for its narrow fairways and small greens. As you will all be aware, Darren Clarke will be the European Captain and will hopefully follow in the footsteps of other past successful captains such as Paul McGinley, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, and the late great Seve Ballesteros. Just 12 players are lucky enough to gain a spot on each Ryder Cup team through consistent tournament performances throughout each year and the captain's 'wild-card' picks. Here is the final list of players from Team Europe and Team USA: 


There is no doubt that over the weekend we will be treated to an emphatic display of golf from the world's best and with Rory McIlory in great form after wrapping up the FedEx Cup series on the PGA Tour. 

He managed this by winning both the Deutsche Bank Championship and end of season TOUR Championship by defeating the US Team's final Captain's pick, Ryan Moore in a truly brilliant four hole playoff on Sunday evening. Now fingers crossed he can inspire the European Team to victory.

Club news 

21st Anniversary - Old Times Remembered! 

On Saturday it was the clubs 21st Anniversary, many thanks to Tracey Russell for bringing along some fantastic photos taken back on 30th September 1995. 

In the Founder Members Trophy 61 players took part, with the winner on the day and getting their name on the honours board was Sean Glynn with 41 points. 

In second place was Eddie Birney 40 Points and in third was Paul Slade with 39 Points.


Founder Member Winner

Sean Glynn sinking the winning putt on the 18th Green playing with Sid Houghton (right). 

Past Members Trophy Results 

1st Pete Fisher 36 Pts, 2nd Dave Fathers 33 Pts (Countback) and in 3rd place was Kathy Walton 33 Points. 

Many thanks to all those that attended the day. 


Captain Stan Green with Pete Fisher, Dave Fathers & Kathy Walton

Competition news 

Well done to Clive & Margaret Moggridge who last week won the Greensomes Pairs Open at Shirley Golf Club South of Birmingham with 38 Points. 

Tues 29th Sep - The Ladies EWGA Medal was won by Linda Breaker with a Nett 70, followed in second place by Pam Sale with a Nett 72 and in third was Elaine Hunt Nett 74. 

Sat 25th Sep - The Junior Termly Stableford this was won by Leon Slade with 38 Points followed in second place by Isabel Edwards with 36 Points. 

Knockout Comp Updates 

Well done to Paul 'Europa' Knight on his two victories in both the Singles and Pairs Plate Competitions. Pairs Plate - Paul Knight & Martin Hall defeated David Musson & Alberto Barraclough Singles Plate - Paul Knight defeated Steve Booker 

Junior Open 

On Tuesday 25th October we have the Junior Open, for more details please click here  

Open Comp Dates to add to your Diary! 

Next week we will have some news of 3 Winter Open dates to add to your diary for December, January & February.

October Special 

October Afternoon Specials KGC Main 18 Hole Course 
Monday - Friday (12pm Onwards) 
Only £20 Per Person 
Weekends (12pm Onwards) 
Only £25 Per Person 

Seniors Report 

Senior Club Matches

The seniors have played two matches recently and have suffered two very close defeats 3.5 to 2.5. In the away match at Feldon Valley Kirtlington winners were Chris M/Brian L and Stuart W/Peter F. In the home match against Naunton Down Clarrie/ Graham F won the captains match and Larry B/Derek N also were successful winning 7 and 6. 

The last Seniors Match is the re-arranged game against Aylesbury Vale on October 13th - sign-up sheet is on the board. October Roll-up. 

This is on October 20th - start 9.00am (sign in by 8.45 am) - sign-up sheet on the Noticeboard. 

Competitions - the summer competitions were completed when Ian Walton defeated Kevin Crumell to become Senior Singles Champion - congratulations to Ian. 

The winter completions sheets are on the board for people to sign-up.

Upcoming events 

It's nearly that time of year again...

The 2016 Presentation Night on Saturday 19th November. 

Tickets go on sale from Saturday 8th October - remember to get your tickets early as places are limited! 

£30 per ticket 
6.00pm Arrival 
4 Course Dinner 
Presentation of Trophies 
Dancing to Dave Seamer Disco 
12.30pm Carriages

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