Category: Activities

Get into Golf with Muslim Golf Association

As soon as the opportunity arose; I and two other friends decided to take up golf to beat the boredom of the home environment, and meet outside for social fun and exercise. Of course, in those days meeting outside was still restricted in large numbers, but we figured the open space of a golf course allowed us total freedom with good social distancing!

Quickly, we got kitted out with golf clubs and a bag each which we bought second-hand off eBay/Gumtree and headed to the nearest golf range to try them out. To our surprise, it didn’t cost a lot and we quickly found convenient golf courses nearby to play at regularly. Locally, there are plenty of nice courses to play; either nine holes or 18 holes, such as the Upchurch River Valley Course near Rainham, the Southern Valley near Rochester, or the Snodhurst Bottom Pitch and Put Course in Chatham. The latter is a Par 3 meaning an easier, shorter course but still challenging. Most of the courses have golf ranges and greens to practice on and are pay and play; meaning open to everyone and not too expensive, but some are more exclusive and members only. They are all family and kids friendly so it’s a very nice environment.

Traditionally, golf has been a bit of an elitist sport but now it is accessible to everyone, and especially more and more people of colour are playing the game. So much so that my friends have even started lessons for their young eight-year-olds to get them into the sport early! Maybe they will become the Asian “Tiger Woods” of the future InSha’Allah !

Read the full article and learn more in KMWALTR #003 (including contact details of the Muslim Golf Association)


Important Notice

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Dear sisters
We are back for our weekly Wednesday Halaqa/ Circle ⭕️

الحمد لله رب العالمين

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 10.30 am 11.30am
Location: KMWA Masjid in Gillingham.

Followed by a cup of coffee ☕️/tea & biscuits until 12.30pm.

Look forward to welcoming you back insha Allah. If you’re unable to attend, please share with friends & family!

Sisters Eid Celebration 2022

Alhamdulillah, on Wednesday 4th May 2022, the sisters’ celebrated Eid with a coffee morning at KMWA Gillingham mosque. The turnout was great with some new and other familiar faces enjoying tea/coffee and cakes. The occasion was also a much-needed opportunity to reconnect in person after the COVID pandemic.

We hope to continue to offer this wonderful opportunity on a regular basis for sisters and their children on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30 at Gillingham mosque (Canterbury Street), InshaAllah.