Open Competitions

We run four Open events each year, which golfers with a current CONGU competition handicap are warmly invited to enter. These events are always very popular and you are advised to submit your entry early. Places are usually allocated on a first come first served basis.

First up is the Veteran’s Open, held in the middle of May. This is an 18-holes Stableford competition for teams of three visitors plus one Bearsted member, with the two best scores on each hole to count.

The Bearsted Men's Open held at the end of June is a Kent Order of Merit event played as a 36-holes medal for players with a handicap of 18 or below. There are prizes for the best scratch and handicap score.

The Ladies Open takes place at the end of July, played as a three-ball team event and is always well supported by clubs throughout Kent.

The final Open event of the season is the Mixed Open. An 18-holes Greensomes Stableford played in fours and this takes place in late September.

Please note that adherence to our dress code is a condition of entry.

Note - A new edition to the 2019 calendar is the Captain's Open Week, with some events open to visitors. We hope that you will be able to join us during the week.

Veterans' Open 2019 - 15th May

A great day, enjoyed by 120 players. Congratulations to the winning team from Upchurch River Valley GC.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Captain's Open Week 17th-23rd June

Monday - Veterans' Day (Combined Stableford)
1st - Andy Lee & Jim Donn 71 points
2nd - Kevin Burston & Colin Smith 70 points
3rd - John Baxter & Ken Palmer 67 points

Tuesday - Ladies Day (Betterball Stableford)
1st - Sue Humphries & Sandra Rooke 41 points
2nd - Sheila Marsden & Chris Page 40 points (countback)
3rd - Cathy Thompson & Martha Smith 40 points

Wednesday - Bearsted Bruin
Visitors (Betterball Stableford)
1st - John Hubbard & Mike Stephens (Bexleyheath) 43 points (countback)
2nd - Richard Slater & Gary Swift (Tudor Park) 43 points
Members (Individual Stableford)
1st - Dan Rance 40 points (hole in one at 1st hole!)
2nd - Peter Duckworth 38 points

Friday - Texas Scramble
1st - Simon Courtney/John Lucas/John Nixey/Andy Lee - nett 56.7 (see photo)
2nd - Paul Brandon/Steve Shipley/Tony Woods/Terry Newman - nett 57.9
3rd - Nic Brokenshire/David Stock/Mick Hirst/David Stevens - nett 58.9

Saturday - Captain's Prize
1st - Liam Coffey 40 points
2nd - Dan Rance 37 points (countback)
3rd - Andy Bell 37 points

Sunday - Captain's Prize
1st - Kevin Newton 43 points
2nd - Harry Chittenden 41 points
3rd - Michael Krucyk - 40 points

Men's Open - Sunday 30th June

A brilliant day - pictured here are the winners on the day, Nick Panting (-2) from Rochester & Cobham Park GC won the Scratch Cup with gross 72/71 = 143, and Paul Boozer (4) from Sheerness GC won the Handicap Trophy with nett 69/69 = 138.

Ladies Open - Thursday 25th July

The hottest day of the year, well done to all competitors.
Winners on the day were Lynda Pearce, Sue Stephenson & Lucy Bramall with 77 points

Mixed Open - Saturday 28th September

A fantastic day of golf, the results are below:
1st - Tony Rubbo & Julia Martin-Harper 38 points
2nd - Tom Powell & Catherine Stimpson 37 points
3rd - Mick Provan & Alyson Wreford 34 points

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