Ladies Sweep Up!
Our Ladies cleaned up at the recent County Shield event at Scraptoft Golf Club run by the Leicestershire & Rutland County Ladies Golf Association. Our team of Lianna Bailey, Annabel Bailey and Jessica Bailey won the Scratch Shield. Our team of Julie Dawson, Jenny Carter and Anne Eastham won the Handicap Shield. Both teams are pictured above with the Ladies Captain.And if that wasn’t enough, Lianna Bailey won the Ellis Trophy for the best gross score of the day.
Well done and many congratulations to all involved.
125th Anniversary - 1893-2018
2018 marks the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Kirby Muxloe Golf Club. Throughout 2018, there will be a series of events to celebrate and mark this historic milestone in the Club’s history.
Make a note of the events and dates in your diary. Further details on each event will follow in due course.
Firstly, in celebration of our anniversary, we will be hosting the following events;-
Ladies County Championships (May 4th-6th) being run by Leicestershire & Rutland County Ladies Golf Association
English Women's Matchplay Championship (July 4th-7th) being run by England Golf
Gents County Open (August 26th) being run by Leicestershire & Rutland Golf Union
Secondly, we will be running some special events for our members;-
125 Yard Challenge (August 12th) - A special event where the first nine holes will be divided into eighteen 125 yard Par 3's.
British Golf Collectors Society (August 16th) - Members will be able to play with members of the society using hickory shafted clubs. More information on them can be found on their wesbite - http://www.golfcollectors.co.uk/
125th Anniversary Competition (September 6th - 8th) - A competition open to all members of the Golf Club. It will involve a singles stableford competition taking place over the three days. There will be individual prizes for each day along with an overall prize for the winner with the best score of the three days.
Gala Celebration (September 8th) - We'll be hosting a dinner to mark the event and presenting prizes from the Anniversary Competition.
Thirdly, in addition to our existing range of Open Competitions;-
125th Anniversary Open (September 16th).
And finally, we will of course be running our traditional anniversary events during the year;-
Centenary Plates - Gents (August 4th), Juniors (August 5th) and Ladies (August 7th)
MilleNnium Trophy - Gents (July 28th), Juniors (July 29th) and Ladies July (31st)
MORE INFORMATION ON EACH EVENT WILL BE PUBLISHED AS WE NEAR THE SCHEDULE DATE.
Tri Golf Festival 2017
On Thursday 18th May 2017, Kirby Muxloe Golf Club played host to the annual Tri Golf Festival being run by Leicester City Schools Sports Partnership. County Coach Ian Bailey was in attendance to provide a helping hand.
This heat represented the west of Leicester and there will be a further heat next week at Humbertsone Heights Golf Club to represent the east of Leicester. The winners from each section play off in a final at a multi sports event being held later in the year in Uppingham.
Around 200 girls and boys formed fourteen teams from ten inner city schools to take part in various golfing tasks. There were two separate competitions - one for Years 3 & 4 and the other for Years 5 & 6.
This is the second year that Kirby Muxloe has hosted the event. It was previously held at Western Park Golf Club before that facility closed in October 2015.
Fortunately, the festival was blessed with warm, bright and sunny conditions, far removed from the previous day's torrential rain.
These events are not only designed to be fun activities, but also provide an introduction to golf for children that may not otherwise get the opportunity to do so. County starlet Coby Cartwright was first introduced to golf through these events and he has gone on to represent England.
LGU Peugeot Coronation Foursomes
The final scores from the Regional Final of the above played on Monday 25th July 2016 can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Congratulations to Fiona Wolley & Sally Kay of Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire and our best wishes go to them in the Grand Final of the event which is being played over the Eden Course, St Andrews on Monday 19th September 2016.
Chief Executive of The R&A visits Kirby Muxloe
The field at the recent English Senior Men's Open Amateur Championship included Martin Slumbers. the newly appointed Chief Executive of The R&A and Secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
Born in Brighton and educated at Lancing College, Mr Slumbers gained a BSc in Production Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London before embarking on a career in investment banking. He spent 12 years working for Salomon Brothers International in London and Hong Kong, becoming Chief Financial Officer in Asia and then Europe.
In 1998, he joined Deutsche Bank and served in a number of senior executive roles. He was appointed Global Head of Deutsche Bank's Investment Banking Operations in 2006 and the following year as Global Head of Global Business Services.
He is a keen golfer and a member of Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey where he plays to a handicap of two. He is married with two sons.
He took up his position at the R&A on 25th September 2015 following the retirement of his predecessor Peter Dawson.