The Kellett Golf Society committee is committed to re-establishing the bonhomie associated with the wonderful game of golf!
We currently have around 40 members and play once one or two months, often at Kau Sai Chau. Dates are published well in advance so that days, mornings or afternoons can be booked off. We aim to play at a variety of courses in Hong Kong and China, developing an inter-society competition and, once a year, playing overseas.
Until the handicapper gets a good feel for everyone's handicap, games will be played using the New-New Peoria format, leaning more to the social side as we build up to a more competitive game. So, don't worry about the old excuses, your handicap on the day will reflect how well you have played. Note the operative word!
Membership subsription is $300 per year. If you would like to join the KGS please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
KGS members who are registered with the Discovery Bay Golf Club may play there on Mondays and Tuesdays (except public holidays) at the discounted green fee of $1,650. To register please email your full name and Hong Kong ID card number to email@example.com.
Kau Sai Chau South Course on Friday 17 June. Please click here for more details.
Monday 22 February - Hong Kong Football Club Challenge in Macau Golf and Country Club
A heartening response for this match although it was a struggle to find our last man. We had 6 flights in total with Match play, better ball once again being the traditional format. The handicapping proved to be very fair, with the FC generally giving us shots to make it a balanced competition.
On the Sunday Clem Hill, Andrew Eden, Stefan Fischer and I (despite feeling below par!) took the opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the course and get in a practice round. Very worthwhile as the greens were slower than I remember from last year and the fairways quite tight. As usual, course management and tactics were thrashed out over several beers and wines at the ever-popular restaurant, Fernando’s. Just a great night as always. Team orders called for an early night in preparation for the morning.
Monday saw the arrival of the remaining KGS team members and, after breakfast, some of our players took to the driving range and practice green.
It was a very closely-fought competition with the FC having to call on all their skills to hold onto their game as, in most cases, they were giving us one shot per hole.
The Convenor and Captain were paired together and took the match fairly and squarely to the FC. We were 5 holes up after the front 9. The FC pair put up a storming fight but lost 4 in 3.
Ruby Yim and Chris Li, who led the Yacht Club pairings, sadly lost their game on the 17th. Andrew Wong and Peter Cheung also lost their game despite a strong fight back as did Clem Hill and Andrew Eden. So, it was a pensive wait in the clubhouse as we waited on news from the last two flights. We were at least hoping for a draw! News came in that the last flight of Simon Wong and Stefan Fischer had had a massive victory over giants of the game Iain Valentine and Bob McKirdy. Feathers had been rattled! All rested on the fifth flight of Edmond and Eric Wong. They were all square at the end of the 17th. This really was going down to the wire.
Edmond had been carrying more than his fair share of responsibility but sadly, the two Wongs (don't make a Wright!) couldn't hold off the FC and lost the 18th.
The match was finally won by the FC - 4 matches won, 2 matches lost. A terrific improvement by the KGS over last year's match result. Like last year, the competition was very much alive to the bitter end! Well done KGS.
We did have a number of Nearest to the Pins and Longest drive. The only KGS team member to win was Clem Hill who won the NP on the 6th. Great effort Clem!
Twenty players were able to stay for the prizegiving and meal at the Macau Country Club before catching the bus back to the ferry terminal. Great food, wine and company!
Thanks again to all our players for making this event possible. A great day.
Wednesday 20 January - North Course, Kau Sau Chau
And then there were Fore! Excuse the pun. That is to say that after some cancellations, we ended up with a four ball. Well, as they say, it's not always plain sailing or champagne sailing for that matter. It was a cold and wet January with low temperature records broken. I have never played in such miserable conditions as on 20 January when I joined three other hardy KGS members and we played the North course partially clad in our cold wet weather gear. Surprisingly, some reasonable golf was played with ‘Andrew closet to the pin Wong’ not failing to disappoint. After nine holes, Stefan and John had to call in at the Pro Shop to buy further waterproofs in order to continue the round. As soon as they had done that the rain eased. It was a relief! I look forward to warmer weather and clearer skies.
Next match for your diary is 22 February. Football Club challenge - Macau. Details to follow. We have 8 players so far. Ideally, we need 12.
Happy days! Really!
Congratulations to the winners.
The results were:
|Closest to the Pin, 5th
|Longest drive, 11th
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