New role de­lights Sil­man

Golf

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

RICHARD SIL­MAN is the new PGA pro­fes­sional at Ten­ter­den Golf Club.

The 37-year-old learnt his trade as an as­sis­tant at the Royal Cinque Ports GC be­fore con­cen­trat­ing on tour­na­ment golf be­tween 1998 and 2005.

He won mini-tour tour­na­ments on both sides of the At­lantic be­fore tak­ing over as the head pro­fes­sional at Harts­bourne and then be­came teach­ing pro­fes­sional at Sta­ple­hurst.

He switched to Ten­ter­den ear­lier this month.

He said: “I’m de­lighted to be here. It’s a friendly club right in the heart of the Kent coun­try­side which I love.”

Sil­man plans to set up his own teach­ing academy at Ten­ter­den which will cater for all cat­e­gories of golfers.

He will also be of­fer­ing in­di­vid­ual tu­ition and a club cus­tom fit ser­vice.

For more de­tails, con­tact Richard on 07775 857830 or email r.sil­man@sky.com

TEN­TER­DEN GC are hold­ing a men’s open on Sun­day, July 4. The 36-hole medal com­pe­ti­tion is open to am­a­teur mem­bers of any club.

The en­try fee is £40 to in­clude cof­fee on ar­rival, plough­mans lunch and evening meal. Clos­ing date is June 15.

For more de­tails, ring the club on 01580 763987 or email en­quiries@ ten­ter­den­golf­clu b.co.uk

KAREN PICK­ER­ING (h17) cel­e­brated her ruby wed­ding an­niver­sary in style by just edg­ing out Shell Fos­ter (h19) on the 18th hole in the fi­nal of Ash­ford GC’s Ed­wards Cup.

Fos­ter had beaten Jenny Belsham (h27) in the semi­fi­nal, while Pick­er­ing de­feated Wendy Ken­dall (h19).

Pick­er­ing and Fos­ter also fea­tured in the May par com­pe­ti­tion. Pick­er­ing won the sil­ver di­vi­sion by be­ing four up and Fos­ter (two up) came sec­ond.

Freda An­gus (h30) and Denize James (h29), who were both one down, came first and sec­ond in the bronze di­vi­sion.

Sue Nor­man (h12) and Ken­dall were the win­ners of the Ping four­ball bet­ter­ball com­pe­ti­tion for the third year in a row with 38 points.

Run­ners-up on the back nine were Ruth Pick­worth (h20) and Myra Liv­ingston (h26) with 32 points.

The mixed Sea­far­ers four­some was won by Roger Ris­don (h11) and Denize James with 39 points.

Melvin Head (h5) and Anne Wal­berg (h18) were sec­ond with 34 points and Tony Rubbo (h15) and third (33).

Sue Pat­ten (h35) won the May nine-hole Stable­ford with 17 points.

A GOLF trip to the Ba­hamas awaits Folke­stone am­a­teur Chris Pendry and his Lit­tle­stone PGA pro­fes­sional An­drew Jones if they can come through the re­gional fi­nal of Europe’s biggest pro-am, the Vir­gin At­lantic PGA Na­tional Pro-Am Cham­pi­onship.

Pendry took his first big step to­ward the trip in Novem­ber when he won his club qual­i­fy­ing com­pe­ti­tion with a score of 38 points and will team up with Jones to play at Hind­head Golf Club in Sur­rey on July 7 – one of 16 re­gional fi­nals – in one round of bet­ter­ball medal play.

The win­ners at each re­gional fi­nal through­out Great Bri­tain and Ire­land will se­cure their place on the six-day trip to the is­land of Grand Ex­uma. Pendry plays off 14, while Jones has been a pro­fes­sional at Lit­tle­stone for 10 years.

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Richard Sil­man, seen here on a train­ing aid, will be pass­ing on plenty of tips as the new pro­fes­sional at Ten­ter­den

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