Veterans Competitions

These are some of the competitions that are run by the Veterans Section

Any Questions contact Mike Redmond Veterans Competition Secretary

Hong Kong Cup and Bernie Keen Trophy

As soon as the draw is made in these competitions and thereafter, it is the responsibility of the first named player(s) to contact the other and offer three dates within the time allowed, and between Monday and Friday inclusive.

If the first named player(s) fail to do this, then they shall be disqualified.

If the second named player(s) cannot agree the dates offered, then it is his/their responsibility to arrange a suitable date, which must be before, or no later than, the play-by date.

Should the second named player(s) fail to do this, then he/they shall be disqualified.

Approved by Veterans Committee on 28th November 2012

To Competition Secretary

8 + 6 =

Competition Formats

Frank Barber Bowl – A 36 hole medal competition played over two days off white tees.
Hong Kong Cup – A Veterans Singles Knock-out Competition after the draw for preliminary and subsequent first-round 9/10 difference Handicap allowance off White Tees. The winner goes on to represent Sene Valley Veterans in the KGVL singles event the following year and his fees are paid for by the Veterans Section.
Bernie Keen Trophy – Fourball Better Ball Matchplay competition after the draw for preliminary and subsequent first-round 9/10 Handicap allowance off White Tees took from the lowest handicap in the group The winning pair go on to represent Sene Valley Veterans in the KGVL pairs event the following year and their fees are paid by the Veterans Section.
Les Fisher Eclectic – Run in conjunction with six selected competitions throughout the year.
Greenkeeper Competition – Run in conjunction with May Stableford off Yellow Tees.
John Lawton Trophy – A competition run in conjunction with the June monthly Stableford.
Veterans Stablefords – Are played off the White Tees during Summer Months and Yellow Tees at other times Full Handicap allowance.
Frank Barber Shield – Super Veterans Stableford competition over 12 holes yearly. Restricted to members aged 75 and over.
David Sells Shield – Fourball Better Ball Stableford – 9/10 Handicap yellow Tees – Draw for partners (High-Low Combinations).
Ernie Stagg Shield – Greensomes Stableford draw for Partners (High-Low Combinations).
Richmond Divots Golf Society Shield – A three club competition Stableford off full handicap (must include a putter). Trophy donated by the Richmond Divots Golf Society to the Veterans Section in 1987.
Ray Stokes Shield – A competition run in conjunction with the November monthly Stableford.
Jack Bond Shield – A foursome competition draw for partners (High-Low Combinations). Handicap Allowance 1/2 of combined.
Ray Sidders Trophy – Points awarded for the top 6 scores in the Monthly Competitions.

Hong Kong Cup – The story is that it was brought to the Folkestone Club from Hong Kong in the early 1920’s and had been a Polo Cup in Hong Kong. This would affirm the Hong Kong connection.

There is also, of course, the anecdote that Ray Sidders used to relate. Apparently, in the past, those that won the cup did not live to compete for the title a year later!! It was therefore discontinued for a little while until a vicar (a member of the club) agreed to exorcise the cup which hopefully has removed the curse! Since then it has been played for regularly. This trophy goes back possibly ninety to one hundred years, but our records start 1982.

See Honours Boards
E. Glyn-Thomas won this trophy on three occasions.

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