The 18th hole is shown above (for reference see competitions below!!). Located on the outskirts of Biggin Hill and within five miles of Westerham, the course is set in 130 acres with spectacular views of the North Downs.
Cherry Lodge existed as a farm going back as far as 1850. The original avenue of Cherry trees was planted in 1851 and exists to this day as you drive into our club. The farm stayed in the family of the original owner until 1933 when it was then sold to a Covent Garden Trader. In 1967 as the farming industry waned, the two freehold owners decided to develop the land as a golf course. John Dory was appointed to oversee its construction and design.
The golf course was then founded in 1969, with Cherry Lodge undergoing a 3 year, 1.5 million pound redevelopment in 2014. The result is a superb 6,395 yard par 72 course.
Venue: Cherry Lodge Golf Club, Jail Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 3AX
Telephone: 01959 572250
Time: 09:30 for 10:26 first tee off
Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on arrival, 18 hole Stableford for the Captain’s Trophy, plus additional prizes. One course meal to finish.
Dress for meal: Smart Casual.
A decent turnout of 20 players will competing for the Freddie Jones Foundation Cup (Captains Day) currently held by Mr Peter Cudmore.
|Freddie Jones Foundation Cup||18-hole individual stableford competition off full society handicaps. NB: As this is a trophy event please putt out – no gimmies – sorry.|
|Team||The “team” comp is a bit unusual this time. It is a “Chimps, Camels and Dolphins” game. Someone in each group uses a scorecard to record on each hole:-Chimps scored by the team (how many times trees were hit).-Camels (how many times the ball ended up in a bunker).-Dolphins (how many times a ball ended up in a pond or water). For each one, they also record the name of the last person in the group who hit a tree, was in a bunker, or in a pond. That is because there is a fine for holding each chimp, camel or dolphin. However, the fine is only paid by the person holding the Chimps etc after the 18th !!! The fine will be between 10p and 50p for each chimp, camel or dolphin. Players will be invited to set the level of fine before play.|
|Nearest The Pin||8th Hole|
|Nearest the Pin in Two||18th Hole|
Order of play
A warm welcome to Phil and Simon for their first outing with the Society. Provisional Order of Play is set out below – albeit as always subject to change.
|Tee||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3|
|10.26||Mark Hughes (15)||Carl Valentine (12)||Phil Taylor (16)|
|10.34||Micky Mann (17)||Chris Buck (21)||Kevin Leftley (18|
|10.42||Andy Williams (19)||Simon Briggs (23 TBC)||Alan Bigley (6)|
|10.50||Nigel Burnett (29)||Alan Bond (19)||Peter Cudmore (27)|
|10.58||Steve Smith (20)||Sandi Hoolahan (27)||Rod Lunn (18)|
|11.06||Stuart Bourne (12)||John Miller (18)||Joe Carroll (33)|
|11.14||Andy Tippett (23)||Tim Gorringe (20)||James Gallifant (28)|