Sunday, 28 October 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 29 Oct 2018

Looks like some colder weather has now arrived as the clocks go back!

On Tuesday we had the presentation of the prizes for the Summer Stableford Competition. Unfortunately not all the winners were able to be there and enjoy tea and cake but congratulations to all the winners - Division 1, Vicky with Hazel as the Runner up, Division 2, Anne with Lesley as Runner Up and Division 3, Maggie, with Katy the Runner Up. I have your prizes and hope you will be able to pick them up at the AGM this week.



Congratulations to Pat Ward who won the qualifier on Thursday with a nett 67 and a great handicap cut as a result. It's been coming Pat so well done. Pat along with 7 others will qualify to play for the new 'Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup' (same format as before) whilst the next 8 finishers will play for the Winter Handicap Cup. The draw will be published in the next couple of weeks.

The AGM is on Thursday this week (1st Nov) at 7pm. Wine and nibbles will be available so come in good time. If you haven't yet signed the sheet don't worry you can still come on the night. There are lots of end of season prizes to award and Margaret will be introducing her new committee members. I look forward to seeing you all then.

The Pearson squad will be having their first 'Matchplay Tuesday' this week as their matches begin on Nov 7th with a match at home against Manor of Groves. The plan is to run a Matchplay Tuesday once a month using the early tee times for members of the matchplay squads. However, this will in no way affect the usual Tuesday Fun competition. We will publish the future dates well in advance and should you have any concerns then please talk to a member of the committee.

Jo Oliver is still running her Monday/Wednesday clinics, open to all. It is a great way to keep your swing in check and tweak those bad habits. Please sign up on the board. In addition I am hoping that Jo will run some squad clinics in due course too.

There are several events to sign up for on the board in the changing room, rather than on the computer, as follows

8th November - The Hattersley Cup - Captain v Vice Captain team - Margaret and I will pick the teams next week.

22 November - Winter Invitation 9 holes and lunch - we already have a number of guests signed in so please see the board for all details, sign up and bring your friends!

25 November (Sunday) Ladies v Men. We have given priority to our weekend ladies here but it is open to all and you will have courtesy of the course that day if you are only a 5 day member.

Finally, social sec Jackie has put the details up of a Christmas shopping day out to Ely Cathedral market on Friday November 16th. Details and costs are on the board. Please email Jackie if you would like to go.

Sarah Faircliff
Ladies Captain 2018

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 22 Oct 2018

As you all know the Noughties were on tour last week in Portugal. We can not divulge too much that goes on on tour but enough to say I think we all had a great time and played some fab courses!!


It is not long now until the AGM on Nov 1st. Notifications and details of next years Committee are on the board so please take a look and sign up if you can make it. The evening will have an element of end of season prizegiving too so please try and come. The club will very kindly be providing wine and canap├ęs to help make the evening go with a flow!

The Friendly Team played the final match of their season v Mowsbury at home and had a great win 3 and 1. There are some new faces in the team this time - I hope you all enjoyed the experience and congrats to all.


It was then great to get all teams together for the end of season celebrations last Thursday and hear the results of our year!! Great play everyone and here's to next season. In fact the Pearson Team will get going in November so thanks to Megan for sorting out the first matches and squad practice. Good luck!

Two chances for tea and cake this week - on Tuesday we will be awarding the prizes for the Summer Stableford League and on Thursday Lauren is very kindly providing the refreshments as celebration of her birthday which is on Friday this week. Congratulations Lauren for reaching a significant milestone!

Next time you exit the changing room check the back of the door for a letter I received this week!! Haha!

Sarah Faircliff
Ladies Captain 2018

Monday, 15 October 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 15 Oct 2018

As I write this, a bunch of us are on our way to Portugal, celebrating significant birthday milestones this year for Jean, Marica, Megan and Angela H. I am certain it will be a blast and we are playing some lovely courses on the Algarve.

Whilst on the subject of significant birthday milestones, Lauren is providing tea and cake for all to celebrate her birthday, after the Scratch and Handicap KO competition on Thursday 25th October. Thanks Lauren, will look forward to it!

The presentation of the prizes for the summer Tuesday Stableford League will take place on Tuesday 23rd October, when all have finished golf. Tea and cake will again be on offer! Please sign up on the sheet in the changing room if you are coming as I will need to let them have numbers as the end of the week.

Details of the Christmas night out on Thursday 13th December are now on the board. Please sign next to your name to confirm you are still able to come. Numbers are limited so if you weren't on the original list please sign up on the reserve list and hopefully we can get you in! The competition that day will now be 4BBB pairs format, in place of Greensomes. Also please bring a bit of scoff for our gathering after golf that day but I will remind you nearer the time.

Congratulations to Margaret and Kathy M who won the Lauren Pitcher Plate and the Autumn Stableford respectively last Thursday. They have both had big handicap cuts! Well done ladies.

The Mary Warmoth Cup was won this year by Rogie and Kathy M at the 16th. A fine result ladies against that difficult pairing of Margaret and Pauline! Make sure you come to the AGM to collect your silverware!

Sign up for the Ladies AGM is still on the board and another date for your diary is the evening of the Club AGM on Tuesday November 13th.

Good luck to all the ladies in the Friendly Team for the final match of the season v Mowsbury on Wednesday this week. Go get them!

Unfortunately I was spotted this week gambling my life away wearing a club sweater! Anyone know a good bank for a loan!


See you all on Thursday for the Cup Winners Cup and Consolation Cup. The end of season squad tea will take place following golf.

Sarah Faircliff - Ladies Captain 2018

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 8 Oct 2018

Well, the Ryder Cup and all its fallout is now over for another 2 years. I think we all agree though that Europe were awesome and the USA were not!!! We all saw and heard what it meant to be part of the team and how that bond created great performances from all the guys. Maybe we can learn just a tiny bit from them....


Last Thursday it was great to see so many of our 9 hole ladies enjoying lunch after their round! Congratulations to Pat P who played the full 9 holes for the first time in a long while. Good to have you back and so sorry you weren't quite in the pic, Pam Blake!


I have now booked a venue for our Christmas Night out on Dec 13th. Full details will be on the board later in the week so please make sure you confirm your place and here's to a good night. Numbers are limited so if you wish to add your name to the reserve list then please do, failing that we will all reconvene downstairs in the bar after food and meet you for a couple of jars!

Last weeks final of the Kathy Dale Medal Trophy was won by yours truly! I make no apology on this occasion but I am going to 'blow my own trumpet' just the once and say I was delighted to win this trophy and get my handicap chopped to 8.3! I promise not to do it again!! Marica also scored a nett 70 winning the monthly medal.

Denise Clinch is the worthy winner of the Summer Singles KO and I will be delighted to present her with the Ann Grist Trophy at the AGM. Fantastic result Denise. The final of the doubles played for the Mary Warmoth Cup will be closely fought this week, I believe! Good luck...

Please make a note in your diaries for TUESDAY 23rd October. After golf that day there will be the Presentation of the prizes for the Summer Stableford Competition (the one played monthly on a Tuesday throughout the season). Tea and cake will be provided!

Enjoy your golf this week...I will not be with you on Tuesday as I will be in Norfolk but I will see you on Thursday when we are playing the monthly Stableford and the Lauren Pitcher Plate so good luck to all.

Sarah Faircliff - Ladies Captain 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 1 Oct 2018

By the time you read this, the Ryder Cup will have been won or lost...I hope you all enjoyed the spectacle and took some lessons from it!!

Last weekend Crown hosted the Claret Jug at Merrist Wood for their Captains and Vice Captains. It's good to meet up with the other captains from the Crown Clubs but for the first time in a long while it was extremely wet!! Unfortunately we didn't win but enjoyed the hospitality and the company!


During the week we have enjoyed some lovely late summer sunshine and it was particularly lovely for the Stableford on Thursday. The course looks fantastic!


Our last friendly match of the season is a home game on 17th October against Mowsbury. It is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't played before to join us. For information please contact Kathy Morris.

Kathy and Lauren played their Yonex Tournament Final at the Buckinghamshire last week. The course was fantastic and they both played well. However, they weren't able to make the podium but recommend the competition for us all next year.

If you happen to have any trophies still adorning your mantelpiece that you won last year and that will be awarded at the AGM please can you now return them to the club.

Please see me to get your raffle tickets for Captains Day - a years free membership on offer. £5 a ticket.

This is the final call to sign up for Christmas night out on Thursday 13th December. The sheet is still on the board for another week but then I will need to book based on the current numbers.

Have a good week
Sarah Faircliff - Ladies Captain 2018

 
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