The 21st Lupus Golf Day was one of sunshine and showers.

10 teams took on the Chartham Park Golf course all looking to win the famous Louise Coote Shield and other competition prizes.

This year for the first time in the history of the competition Tim the organiser could not play, due to knee surgery, however he managed to race around the course in a buggy offering teams the opportunity to refuel with drink and chocolate to counter the sweltering heat.

It was good to see some new faces this year including the Chris Cowdrey Team who put in an marvellous innings.

So the first few hours were played in beautiful sunshine with a clear course in excellent condition. Then, as had been forecast, thunder storms and lightening appeared followed by torrential rain flooding the course and bringing the competition to premature end.

The teams all regrouped in the clubhouse dried out and enjoyed the tasty luncheon provided. Everyone showed an upbeat spirit and after reviewing the score cards and much deliberation by Craig Carter the competition steward the winners were announced.

  • Louise Coote Shield Winning Team – Mrs Browns Boys (Mark Brown, Mark Romano, Mark Henderson & Will Maisey)
  • Highest Individual Score – London Bridge Hospital (Michael Neeb)
  • Nearest The Pin – Monica’s Mates (Monica Bennet)
  • Longest Drive – Monica’s Mates (Ian Bennet)
  • Most Individual Score or Most Golf Played! – Peter Kinnaird


Our sincere thanks to the staff at Chartham Park for looking after us and for all the players and sponsors who helped us raise over £1,400 for the St Thomas’ Lupus Trust.

The date is set for Thursday 22nd June 2017 when Mrs Browns Boys will once again take on the Chartham Park Course to defend their title!

We hope to see you there,

Many thanks

Tim Coote