David Poolton’s Pro Day 2020 raises £2410

David Poolton’s Pro Day 2020 raises £2410


In aid of Prostrate Cancer UK

An absolute huge thank you to all the members and visitors at Kingsthorpe Golf Club who played in David Poolton’s Pro Day in aid of Prostrate Cancer UK.

The total raised for Prostate Cancer UK was a wonderful £2410 ????

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too kind but some great scores were posted nonetheless!

Beat the Pro Raffle Winner – Charles Wagstaff
Nearest the Pin 4th – Rakesh Mistry
Nearest the Pin 7th – Graham Stramer
Nearest the Pin 9th – Neil Dunkley
Nearest the Pin 13th – Mark Todkill
Longest Drive – Tom Gee ??

5th – Tosh Kerr 38 points
4th – Steve Meadows 39 points
3rd – Bill Reynolds 40 points
2nd – Nigel Cole 40 points

And overall winner (36 points after 13 holes) was George London who ended up with 43 points. ??

Big thanks to Simon Reardon, Jean Poolton, Karin Poolton, Nicola Bandey and Philip Summers for all your help.

Thank you all for your support! ???⛳️

#charity #prostatecanceruk

(Not So) Early Bird 2020 – Results

(Not So) Early Bird 2020 – Results


A great turnout for this years Early Bird, which was changed from a 6.00am Shotgun start to a standard tee sheet – and that saw the numbers jump up to 30 teams (120 golfers) – great support for an enjoyable format.

Scoring was best 2 from 4 on all holes except for on the par 3’s where all four scores counted.

Just the one team managed triple digits this year (101pts) with the father and son pair of Gary and Adam Malin joining up with identical twins Martin Dunn and Neil Picton to take top spot – generally good consistent scoring throughout rather than anything silly on the Par 3s. Good teamwork.

Nice to see the up and coming youngsters Danny Cramphorn, Calum Vango, Andre Hares and Kyle Humphries taking 2nd with 97pts, followed by the slightly more experienced group of Rob Lees, Bob Wright, Adrian Fullthorpe and Anthony Atherley taking 3rd on countback with 95pts.

Close for the rest of the places – prizes down to 5th place paid out this year.

Onto David Poolton’s Pro Day this Saturday to support Dave’s chosen charity Prostate Cancer UK, so let’s once again fill the sheet.

1. G. Malin / M. Dunn / A. Malin / N. Picton 101
2. D. Cramphorn / C. Vango / A. Hares / K. Humphries 97
3. B. Lees / B. Wright / A. Fullthorpe / T. Atherley 95
4. P. Summers / A. Sharp / J. Cloake / P. Keeler 95
5. S. Dunkley / G. Withrington / R. Cary / C. Jonas 95
6. R. McKenzie / J. Harris / B. Carter / S. Mackinnon 94
7. A. Woods / D. Goodes / B. Bason / L. Herbert 94
8. M. Ost / P. Scott / P. Walker / I. Bishop 94
9. J. Wyatt / R. Boswell / M. Gardner / K. Edwards 93
10. B. White / T. Gee / T. Piercey / S. Meadows 93
11. D. Garfield / T. Carter / T. Kerr / G. Harnett 92
12. A. Clarke / T. Farrow / S. Phelan / A. Sibley 91
13. M. Lineham / B. Sanderson / P. Walters / M. Spence 91
14. K. Baptist / P. Botterill / C. Hayward / A. Watts 90
15. J. FULLER / N. Dunkley / A. Collier / S. Dunkley 90
16. L. Summers / I. Robinson / N. Anderson / L. Birch 90
17. R. Beeby / M. Decaro / P. Horne / R. Snedker 89
18. P. Toyloco / R. Motee / I. Willmer / R. FAIRBAIRN 88
19. N. Cole / D. Hill / T. Hall / P. Anderson 86
20. M. Todkill / G. Thomas / J. Treacy / S. Jackson 84
21. F. Cassidy / P. Edwards / P. Gregory / R. Cullen 84
22. P. Cranswick / J. Walding / J. Croxford / G. Meagher 84
23. I. Grainger / M. Downer / G. Marks / J. Bull 83
24. R. Beadsmore / D. Smith / A. Collingwood / D. Bandey 82
25. P. Ritchie / A. Lakha / R. Miller / B. Loryman 82
26. A. Mawby / G. London / B. Hares / M. Hares 81
27. M. Dabell / T. Martin / S. Townsend / S. Rodwell 81
28. J. Riddle / D. Hamilton / G. Wileman / A. Lay 80
29. W. Wright / J. Keeler / H. Withrington / J. Withrington 76pts
30. A. Trott / J. English / P. Rowe / T. Smeathers 66

Phil Summers’ Captain’s Day 2020 – Results

Phil Summers’ Captain’s Day 2020 – Results



Although the entertainment originally arranged for the day/evening couldn’t go ahead as originally planned due to COVID, the golf was as enjoyable as ever!

Well done to Karen Currie for taking 1st prize with 41pts, just edging out new member Richard Hook on 40pts, with last week’s Club Champion Wayne Wright still bang on form in 3rd with 38pts on countback from George London.

Frank Mckenzie was able to cheer on overall winner Karen at the same time as taking best Gross score for the day with a 71. Great scoring from the both of you.

Best front 9 was taken by Michael Hares (c/b 22pts) and best back 9 went to Richard Hook (21pts).

Nearest the pin on the 4th was Kyle Humphries, the 7th saw Michael Hares take his second prize of the day, Alan Sharp with a near hole-in-one took the prize on the short 9th, and Kevin Baptist was closest on the long Par 3 13th.

Richard Hook ended a memorable first Captain’s Day for him after also taking the longest drive prize on the 18th hole.

Well done to everyone who took part!

Karen Currie and Captain Philip Summers


Richard Hook and Captain Philip Summers

Kingsthorpe Golf Club Championships 2020

Kingsthorpe Golf Club Championships 2020

The Kingsthorpe Golf Club Championships held at the weekend proved once again what a great place KGC is to be a member of.



ARNOLD CUP – Wayne Wright (10 hcp) 74 + 78 = 152
VICTORY CUP – Sam Dunkley (32 hcp) 63 + 60 = 123
SUNDAY PLATE – Mark Spence (16 hcp) 62



GROSS WINNER – Nadia Anderson

Both the Men’s and Ladies Championships were held over both Saturday and Sunday, with extremely testing weather conditions – and fast, smooth greens – the green keeping staff once again providing an immaculate surface to putt on.

Both days saw nearly 140 members battle a cool, ever-strengthening wind, with a few showers thrown in on Saturday, and a much sunnier (although even windier) outlook for Sunday.

Scoring was understandably tricky on both days, but the men’s competition saw Wayne Wright (Gross) and Sam Dunkley (Nett) both hold on to their overnight leads to win the Arnold Cup and Victory Cup respectively.

It was an even more poignant win for Sam and his family after his recent serious health issues – and every single member of the club and golfing community of Northamptonshire will be delighted to see him presented with the trophy by 2020 Men’s Captain Phil Summers. Well done Sam!!!

Mark Spence took the Sunday Plate with the best Nett score on the final day (78-16 = 62), and Paul Edwards endured an expensive (socially distanced) day at the bar after getting a hole-in-one on the Par 3 9th hole.

The Ladies two day Championships saw Lin Birch take the Nett prize, and Nadia Anderson the Gross. Once again it was great to get both versions of the Club Championships played on the same day – and the ladies didn’t let the pressure of a well-spaced crowd of gents watching them play the tricky 18th on both days get to them!

Next week we get to help Phil Summers celebrate his Captain’s Day!

Wayne Wright Club Champion 2020

Wayne Wright – Kingsthorpe Golf Club Scratch Champion 2020

Sam Dunkley and Phil Summers

Sam Dunkley – Kingsthorpe Golf Club Nett Champion 2020 with Club Captain Phil Summers

Paul Edwards Hole in One

Paul Edwards – an expensive hole-in-one on Club Champs day!