Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Captain's Log - 11 August 2015

Congratulations!!  Thank you to Kathy Dale and Jackie Reid who have promised to boldly go where no one has gone before! Well, not quite but we are delighted that they are going to lead us into 2016 and 2017 respectively. Their decision ends uncertainty about what would happen to the Ladies’ Section over the next few years. We are very grateful to them and can now look forward with enthusiasm. I hope that this will spur on other ladies to consider joining the committee in future to help run our section. We can’t keep expecting the same people to do all the hard work for us. If we want to continue as a fun and vibrant section doing all the things we want to do then we need people to run it. We all need to play our part. Here endeth the lesson!!

Kathy is also to be congratulated on leading the Scratch team to their first victory at Harpenden Golf Club recently. A great achievement and I’m sure the start of things to come. Well done to all the players on the day Kathy, Lauren, Julie, Sarah and Pauline, and also to the rest of the squad who have played so well in their first year of competition.

Breaking news! Kathy Carroll and Hazel Brunnen have won through to the Ping Plate Final at Gainsborough Golf Club on 7th September. Well done.

Our representatives at the Help For Heroes Final at Turnberry in October, will be Sarah Faircliff, Jean Ray, Kathy Dale, Diane Chapman and Brenda Harrington. The qualification for this was our Stableford Competiton in June. We wish them luck and hope for decent weather and for all bunkers to be GUR!

Pass the sand wedges please!

September is going to be an action packed month starting with the Solheim Cup against Mill Green on Friday 18th September. Mill Green as Europe were victorious last time so we intend to restore the balance by beating them at home.

We hope that even if you aren’t in the team, you will come and show support by waving the flag and dressing in red and white. Volunteers are needed – meet & greet, caddies, sellers of merchandise and of course cakes for the halfway house. Lauren will be whipping up the excitement over the next few weeks.

A sign-up sheet will soon be available for the Autumn Meeting and Chris Leary Chalice on Thursday, 24th September. This is a fun day with a meal afterwards and the competition will not be a qualifier!

Captains’ Day on Saturday 26th September is proving to be very popular so if you would like to come and support us by playing golf and dancing to ”Abba” in the evening then sign up quickly. All this can be yours for the bargain price of £25 payable to Chesfield Downs’ Ladies’ Section and given to Christine Skeen or put in the black box. See poster for more details.

This does NOT conform to the dress code for the evening!
Finally, I shall be on holiday from 14th August so you and I get a break. In charge will be: 20th August - Pauline Harrison, 27th August – Marica Kelland and 3rd September - Pam Wilson.  Free parking for them in the Ladies’ Captain’s space but not I’m afraid free coffee, normally one of the perks of the job (pun intended!)

Jean Ray  11/08/2015

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