The county of Kent is a heavyweight when it comes to golfing history, boasting three venues that have staged The Open Championship - Royal St George’s (above) and Prince’s in Sandwich and Royal Cinque Ports in Deal.
In addition to the fine historic stretch of links that also includes Littlestone (below), Kent is the location for three recent inland championship designs of Chart Hills and the two courses at The London Club. The PGA in Kent is proud and honoured to be welcomed by all these fantastic courses to host tournaments for its members.
The Kent County PGA - or The PGA in Kent as it is now known - runs tournaments for the county’s Professionals, and also continues to look after the affairs and interests of its Members, as it has done since its inception. The PGA in Kent is administered and managed through the local regional PGA office.
The county’s flagship tournament is the Kent Open Championship, which has been annually staged at Prince’s for the last few years, dates back to 1963 with Roger Fiddler being the first champion. The trophy also has winner’s names such as Sam King, George Will, Nick Job, Roger Chapman, Peter Mitchell, Bob Cameron, Zane Scotland and Rob McGuirk engraved on it.
Stretching from the Kentish Men of Royal Blackheath, who have played golf overlooking London’s Greenwich for some 400 years, Kent is home for over 230 PGA Members. A wealth of over 100 courses can be found in the county, stretching down through Knole Park and Wildernesse at Sevenoaks and right across to the Men of Kent at North Foreland with its far reaching views of the English Channel and the continent beyond.
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