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Golf caters for all ages and capabilities. Whether you are learning to play, a competitive golfer, or just looking to get out on the course and be social, at Tenterden Golf you will always be able to find facilities and playing groups to get involved and have fun with.

Please have a look below and explore some of the categories that are popular with our golfers.

Men's Section

Our men's section offer a variety of weekday and weekend swindle groups - all of which are very welcoming to new members.

We regularly play both friendly matches and competitions against our neighbouring clubs, giving an opportunity to represent the club at different levels and enjoy the hospitality offered and meeting fellow golfers.

Tenterden Golf has always been, and continues to be a very friendly club, and has such a strong membership across all sections. This, along with a buzzing schedule of social and competitive events, means it is a thriving club for any player.

Men's Captain

Phil Auden

" I am proud to be taking over as club captain for 2022 and really hope that we have at least a relative return to normality.

Thanks to Mark (and Paul before) for working hard through two difficult years.

My chosen charity this year is the "Tenterden Social Hub" which is a local charity that provides a wide range of much needed services for residents of Tenterden and surrounding communities.

One of my main aims this year is to continue to bring all parts of the club together and offer more opportunities for both social activities, competitive and friendly golf. The club is in a strong position with a high level of membership, great improvements on the course, excellent bar and catering and imminent clubhouse improvements. I hope that members will support and enjoy the facilities and activities and be proud members of TGC.

We restarted the social events in the last few months; more events will be on the calendar soon.

I look forward to continue working with Ladies’ Captain Penny, Seniors’ Captain Peter and my Vice Captain Glynn.

One final thing I would like to mention is the junior section. It is often said that with any club the juniors are the future of the club and whilst it’s not a simple matter of today’s juniors will be tomorrow’s members, leaders, volunteers, etc. I have no doubt that a thriving junior section is vital to the ongoing success of our club. I am pleased to say that we have had a couple of very promising meetings with Homewood school and will be starting Wednesday afternoon group coaching sessions shortly, initially with the girls then progressing to the boys. Penny and I are supporting Richard in this but we need more volunteers to help with this and other activities. If you are able to offer any help – whatever that may be – please talk to myself Richard or Penny."

Men's Playing Groups & Times

Playing Groups
Day Start Time Group
Monday 9:00am - 9:30am Toggs
Tuesday 1:50pm - 2:10pm 9 holers
Wednesday 9.00am - 9.30am Toggs
Wednesday 9:30am - 10:00am 10 O'Clockers
Wednesday 10:20am - 10:40am 11 O'Clockers
Wednesday 12:00pm - 12:50pm Porkerdons
Friday 10.20am - 10:40am 11 O'Clockers
Saturday 7.15am - 7.45am (Both Tees) Merrymen
Saturday 7.45am - 8.00am Tags
Saturday 8.00am - 8.30am (Both Tees) 8 O'Clockers
Saturday 9.30am - 10:00am COBS
Saturday 10.30am - 11.15am Mid Moaners
Sunday 7:00am - 7:10am Daves Drivers
Sunday 7:50am - 8.15am Porkerdons
Sunday 8.20am - 8.45 am (Both tees) Swankers

Seniors' Section

Our Seniors section is open to all members over 60 years old regardless of ability. Our aim is to offer a complete programme of golf throughout the year with many competitions, friendly matches with other clubs and a very competitive and successful League team.

There are a number of informal playing groups meeting at various times throughout the week, each very welcoming to new members. For those wishing to round out the club experience there are many social events that occur throughout the year.

While these informal groups operate under their own playing policies; the Seniors' section provide the organisation of the formal competitions of which there are around 60 events per year. So, it's never a problem to find a group or a playing level at which to feel comfortable. And without a doubt, you will be made to feel comfortable at this extremely friendly club.

Seniors' Captain

Peter Foster

" It's an honour to be appointed Seniors' Captain for 2022. My Vice Captain is Colin Groome.

I have played with The Decibels for the last 11 years and have really enjoyed many social and competitive rounds with this fine bunch! This year, Colin and I hope that we can also play occasionally with the other senior groups. If we are playing with you, please feel free to pass on any ideas you have for The Senior Section.

I am looking forward to the club competitions this year, and I hope they will attract entries from all the senior groups. There will also be some new events to look forward to.

My chosen charity for the year is Hospice In The Weald. I hope it will be possible to raise a decent sum for this excellent charity."

Seniors' Meeting Times

Regular playing times for Seniors' groups are as follows:

Seniors' Playing Groups
Day Start Time Group
Monday 7:45am - 8:00am Seniors Playing Group
Monday 8:10am - 9:00am (Both tees) Decibels
Monday 11:00am - 11:15am FAGS
Tuesday 10.30-11.15 am COBS
Wednesday 7:45am - 8:15am Seniors Playing Group
Wednesday 11:00am - 11.15am FAGS
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00am (Both Tees) Decibels
Thursday 9.00-9.30am (Both tees) COBS
Friday 8:10am - 8:30am Seniors Playing Group
Friday 12.00pm - 12.20pm FAGS

Seniors' competitions and matches can be found posted on the noticeboards in the men’s locker room.

Ladies' Section

We have a thriving Ladies' section with over 90 members. The Ladies' section is well known as being friendly and welcoming and continues to expand. In the last 18 months we have seen 24 new lady members join the club, many of them new to golf. We are busy encouraging them and newcomers to join in all aspects of the section.

The Ladies' playing groups schedule is a busy one, with numerous informal and competition events throughout the week. There is much to get involved with.

In addition to our own playing groups and competitions we play friendly matches against other local clubs. These can be organised as either Ladies' or Mixed events. If you are looking to get involved in something more competitive we also take part in inter-club competitions such as the Pearson Trophy.

Ladies' Captain

Penny Stephens

" I am delighted to be elected as Ladies’ Captain for 2022 and look forward to meeting new members and welcoming them to the Ladies’ Section.

We pride ourselves on being friendly and providing a wide range of activities; both social and competitive. Tenterden Golf Club is also a member of the Women in Golf Charter, set up by England Golf, which aims to increase women and girls’ participation in golf and encourage more opportunities for women to work in the golf industry.

Our ladies’ morning is held every Tuesday when a variety of competitions and events are organised. For those ladies unable to play our main trophy events on a Tuesday, there is always a linked event at the weekend. We also have informal playing groups which meet up on Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Inter-club competitions are organised each year, such as the Pearson Trophy and Tappin Trophy. During the summer we arrange friendly matches against other local clubs (ladies and mixed).

If you are completely new to golf you can join in the ladies’ group coaching on a Monday morning at the Academy. Linked to this, we have also set up a ‘buddy scheme’ where one of our members can take you out on the course, teach golf etiquette and basic rules, how to mark a card and get a handicap.

My chosen charity is Tenterden Social Hub which provides support to the local community, including a day centre for the over 60’s, a disability hub for adults with learning or physical disabilities, home help and meals-on-wheels.

Please contact me if you require any further information or would like to me to show you around the Golf Club or organise a game of golf."

Ladies' Playing Groups

Regular playing times for Ladies' groups are as follows:

Ladies' Playing Groups
Day Start Time Group
Tuesday 8:10am - 10:20am Deirdre Knott
Thursday 9:30am - 10:00am Julie Fowle
Saturday 8:30am - 9:00am Di Fotheringham

Ladies' matches can be found posted on the ladies’ notice board at the club.

Junior Section

In a beautiful setting, we encourage juniors to make friends, develop their golfing skills, and get involved with friendly and competitive play. Our Junior section continues to grow year on year, and remains a core part of the friendly community at Tenterden Golf.

We run many match fixtures against local clubs, and weekly group sessions for those looking for a more social experience. The Junior section is about getting together with others, so we also run events such as bowling and quiz nights.

Our PGA Pro and assistant offer regular group or individual coaching sessions for juniors to learn and improve their golfing skills.

Junior Captain

Will Sprent

" Hello to all Member's and Junior member's. I am thrilled to tell you that I have been picked to be Junior Captain for the 2022 season!

As you all know, the pandemic has stopped us from any sort of interaction with other clubs, so we have had no Junior matches this year. But it looks like we will have a strong team this season!

As Captain I will give the Junior's all of my help to improve their golfing ability and get them more confident on the course and in their game play.

The academy is a great place to practice and Richard has really helped me develop my game. I am currently a 10 handicap and hope to improve that over the course of this year.

For the coming year I would just like to say "Play lots of golf and enjoy it!""

Eagles (Elite Squad)

The Elite squad and Eagles development group meet up every Saturday at 12pm (11am winter)for a lesson followed by a hole competition. There are lots of trophies to play for plus an overall order of merit. Inter-club matches allow the juniors the chance to play other clubs in the area.

Birdies Group

This is for juniors who have some golfing experience and are aged between 6-12 years. The group is geared towards graduation into the Eagles group and challenges and techniques are put in place to get ready for play on the main course. This group take part in the National Skills challenge and compete in mini tournaments around the Par 3 and Academy courses.

Pars Group

This lesson will run at the same time as the Birdies group. PGA qualified coaches will be on hand for the Pars and Birdies groups so that they receive expert attention. Pars will generally be new or inexperienced juniors, or those aged between 6-10 years. This group is geared towards progression into the Birdies group and there are lots of fun challenges and competitions, as well as use of the Par 3 Academy course. We can provide equipment and all are welcome to come and try golf.

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