The Association of Kent Veteran Golfers

I feel honoured that you have elected me as your captain for 2018. It will be a privilege to serve you. My goal is that we shall have a most enjoyable year.

I took up golf seriously five years ago as I began to wind down my business activities. I joined Westerham in 2012, took over as Westerham’s AKVG rep in 2014, and was Vets captain last year. This year I am captain of the Royal Oak Golf Society - aka the “Rogues”.

Aspects of my life seem to come in threes: 3 children; 2 sets of 3 grandchildren; and now, a third golf captaincy. I am delighted that this will give me the opportunity to try to live up to the standards set by our out-going captain, Eddie Ruff.

We must celebrate the heroes who make up our committee. Under their stewardship your Society has grown to some 840 members hailing from 39 affiliated Kent clubs … and it is financially sound.

Bill Piper has put together an excellent fixture list for 2018. Please put the dates in your diary – that’s the first essential step towards winning the Player of the Year trophy. You have to be in it to win it!

The charity for my year will be The Children’s Trust at Tadworth. They care for some 180 profoundly disabled young people and it costs £25million a year. The Trust gave my family much-needed support so it’s great to be in a position to return the compliment.

It will be my job to select the venues for 2019. So, if you would like your home club to host an event, or wish to suggest another Kent venue, please contact me as soon as convenient: at nigel@courtneynet.com.

Thank you.

Nigel Courtney

John Bailey
Gerry Morris
Jack Gardner
Alan Hirst
Desmond Barker
Glyn Jenkins
Dick Brook
Malcolm Cook
Don Bower
Bill Law
John Hutchins
Norman Fisher
J. Clark Button
Terry Jones
Richard Headley
Jim Silvester
Ian Fright
Ian McInnis
Bert Bowen
Reg Greenwood
Bill Piper

Eddie Ruff

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North Forland GC
Woodlands Manor GC
Wildernesse GC
Whitstable & Seasalter GC
Langley Park GC
Littlestone GC
Woodlands Manor GC
Canterbury GC
High Elms GC
Sheerness GC
Hemsted Forest GC
Cobtree Manor GC
Shortlands GC
Broom Park GC
Redlibbits GC
Prince's GC
Park Wood GC
Faversham GC
Bearsted GC
Wrotham Heath GC

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