Read UK Club Golfer online

England Golf Club News    5th Aug, 2019 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk


120 golfers from across the Midlands compete for the Kerry Cup.

THE KERRY CUP is the biggest corporate event of the year for Branston Golf &Country Club and, despite a downpour of rain, combined with thunder and lightning, it was still a massive success.

120 golfers from across the Midlands competed, making up 30 teams from businesses to the club that is well-renowned for its challenging water hazards.

Fears that the tournament would have to be abandoned arose during a torrential downpour that reduced visibility almost completely and left most of the course flooded.

This resulted in players being called in as a safety precaution because thunder and lightning was in the area, but thankfully the sunshine returned and the course was ready to resume only an hour later.

Although most competitors were based locally, former Branston member Ray Maginley brought four teams north to visit the club.

Branston Golf Club’s Kerry Cup 2019 winners were the Darley team of Roy Slight, Stewart Hughes, Julian and Masie Smith, with a score of 92.

“This year’s impressive entry Kerry Cup showcased our splendidly challenging championship course,” said Tom Storrar, the golf manager at Branston.

“It has been transformed by our talented greenkeeping team, led by Gavin Robson and supported by almost £250,000 of investment in new maintenance machinery.

“Those who’d played here were amazed by the superb condition of the course now, particularly the speed and trueness of our greens.”

The event is aimed at businesses bringing their best clients and suppliers for a golfing day at Branston, which involves an 18-hole Stableford competition with maximum handicaps of 24 for men and 32 for ladies.

Main sponsors TL Darby Volkswagen displayed their new VW models and also ran a short game putting challenge, which was a highlight of the week.

Other sponsors included Molson Coors, Dedicated Solutions and Nestle, making up a total prize fund of £1,500.

Storrar added: “Thanks to our splendid support from our sponsors with a bumper prize table worth £1,500, together with the hard work of our golf staff, we’re delighted with the success of this year’s Kerry Cup.”




post big-plus
arrow Read More
Scottish Golf Courses View Courses Scottish Golf Courses

If you want to know where to play golf in Scotland, or find the best golfer-friendly accommodation to suit your tastes and budget, then scottishgolfcourses.com is the site for you.

post big-plus
arrow Read More
English Golf Courses View Courses English Golf Courses

If you are planning a game of golf in anywhere in England then you need look no further than English Golf Courses as we have a comprehensive listing of every single golf course and the very best in golfing accommodation.

post big-plus
arrow Read More
Welsh Golf Courses View Courses Welsh Golf Courses

Welshgolfcourses.com contains full details of EVERY golf course in Wales, from the most prestigious championship venues to the unheralded nine-hole ‘hidden gems’ that fly under the radar.

post big-plus
arrow Read More
Irish Golf Courses View Courses Irish Golf Courses

Irish Golf Courses, the internet home of Irish golf and the only website completely dedicated to providing all the information you need on playing golf on the Emerald Isle.