Visitors welcome for Roger Uttley Day
Canterbury Golf Club will be playing host to one of England’s legendary rugby players next month when Roger Uttley takes part in his charity golf day.
The 64-year-old forward, who was capped 23 times by England, including five as captain, will be playing Canterbury for the first time on Thursday, November 6.
After lunch, Uttley (pictured) whose services as an after-dinner speaker are much in demand, will reflect on a rugby career that saw him play for Fylde, Gosforth and Wasps and earned him the distinction of participating in the famous British and Irish Lions’ undefeated tour of South Africa.
He will also reveal his views on the modern game and answer questions from the audience.
The Roger Uttley Golf Day has been arranged to raise funds towards the purchase of a specially adapted wheelchair for Canterbury’s wheelchair rugby club.
Entry is open to club members and non-members by contacting the secretary on 01227 453532,
Cost of the day, which includes a bacon bap breakfast followed by 18 holes of golf, a three-course meal and an auction is:
Members, £140 per team of four (£35 per person); non-members, £180 (£45 each). Lunch only will be £30.
Join us for a wine-tasting dinner with top sommelier
Famous sommelier Tracy Claridge will be guest speaker at a wine-tasting dinner in the clubhouse restaurant next month.
The four-course dinner, on Wednesday, November 27, is being hosted by Faversham-based Todd’s The Wine Company.
Mr Claridge, the UK director of Maison Sichel of Bordeaux, will present a range of wines to complement each course.
He will also explain the intricacies behind the selecting of wines.
The menu for the evening is being designed by our highly-rated resident chef, Steve Meadows.
Cost for the evening (including wine) is £30 per person, £55 per couple and is open to members and non-members alike.
The evening is to be limited to 50 places – members and non-members – so early booking through the club secretary (01227 453532) is advised.
Society championship win for Thanet Midweek
Thirteen golf societies competed in the inaugural South East Golf Society Championship at Canterbury.
Each was represented by four players, with the best two scores at each hole going towards the team’s total.
Winners, by a convincing 10-point margin, were the Thanet Midweek GS, regular visitors to Canterbury, who accumulated 101 points through Brian Carter, Eric Coleman, Lee Gibbs and Ken Williamson.
Runners-up were Hemsted Forest Vets GS, who were represented by Michael Kutner, Peter Bratchell, Mike Peck and Anthony Hall.
They scored 91 points, one point more than third-placed The Choughs GS comprising Gordon Miller, Ian Hopkins, Kevin Cornfoot and Alan Cornfoot.
Nearest-the-pin prize went to Mike Kutner and the longest drive was won by Dan O’Donoghue.
The championship, the latest initiative introduced by Pin High to attract visitors and create additional income, is to become an annual event.
For society information and to receive details on next year’s event, contact the club secretary on 01227 453532.
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