New role delights Silman
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 email@example.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.
Richard Silman, seen here on a training aid, will be passing on plenty of tips as the new professional at Tenterden