Martyn Dines, AKVG Captain for 2022



It is an honour to be your Captain for 2022, entrusted with the Chain of Office.


I was 60 when past captain Desmond Barker introduced me to the Association of Kent Veteran Golfers. Over the last 17 years I have participated frequently and played at many memorable Kent golf clubs, enjoying your congenial company both on and off the golf course.Desmond appointed me the ‘Rep’ for Whitstable Golf Club in 2007 and I became treasurer in 2014, succeeding AKVG founder Glyn Thomas.


My chosen charity is ‘Canine Partners’, an organisation which trains dogs to meet the individual needs of disabled people and help them to live independently. Whitstable’s senior section has been a supporter for some time and has helped to fund the dog training programme. At our supermarket I have seen a Canine Partners dog in action with a wheelchair user; it is quite an inspirational sight. AKVG’s donation in 2022 of one thousand pounds will be greatly appreciated.


My Vice Captain is Bob Coles of High Elms GC. Bob serves on your committee and regularly takes a hand in the running of your association.I look forward to presenting him with the Chain of Office at the AGM in 2022.


I look forward to meeting you at my Captain’s Day at Littlestone and throughout 2022.


With best wishes for good health and good golf,


Martyn Dines

Past Captains:

2020/21: Dave Parker MBE, Corinthians GC

2019: Brian Rayner, Kings Hill GC

2018: Nigel Courtney, Westerham GC

2017: Eddie Ruff, Chestfield GC

2016: Bill Piper, Wrotham Heath GC

2015: Reg Greenwood, Bearsted GC

2014: Bert Bowen, Faversham GC

2013: Ian McInnis, Park Wood GC.

2012: Ian Fright; Prince’s G.C.

2011: Jim Silvester; Redlibbets G.C.

2010: Richard Hedley; Broome Park G.C.

2009: Terry Jones; Shortlands G.C.

2008: J. Clark Button; Cobtree Manor Park G.C.

2007: Norman Fisher; Hemsted Forest G.C

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