Sunday, 11 October 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 11 October 2020

Winter rules are now in place which will help to protect the course after a week of rain and a two day closure left the course very wet and muddy.

A big thank you to you all for snapping up the Christmas Cards on Tuesday and raising £225 for my Charity "Crossroads Care" that is fantastic.

Thursdays competition sign up are now back to three weeks in advance. we are still hoping to have Tuesday block booking back very soon so we are able to pay competition fees via our IG accounts. Top up your IG accounts before 2nd November to pay for your competitions, if you need any help speak to a committee member who will be able to guide you through.

The Pearson Squad needs all our experienced match players with handicaps 14 to 34 this could be our year with the WHS adjusting our handicaps according to the course we are playing. contact Linda Brown if you would like to join the squad.

There have been a lot of complaints over the last couple of weeks about slow play, please remember to keep up with the group in front of you, if you can no longer see them the chances are you have become slow, you will need to pick up the pace or let the group behind you through when possible.

Daily Mail Foursomes 2020 qualifying competition will not be played. Due to this years circumstances only one round of 2019 got played in February, Lin Goodey and Caroline Kaswaurere played Knebworth away but were unfortunately knocked out. Round two has now been scheduled to be played in February 2021 with the final in October 2021.

Good news we will play Rogie's Foursomes instead with a prize for the winning pair, we will play by Daily Mail Rules maximum handicap of 30 if your handicap is higher you play off 30 so open to everyone.

Stay Safe Everyone
Ladies Captain

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 4 October 2020

Autumn is definitely upon us what a change in the weather, one day i played in shorts the next day the weather turned and i have been in trousers ever since, i really do not like to see the back of summer and the light nights. Rain has closed the course this weekend i would suspect the course was so dry that the amount of rain we have had over the last few days took time to soak in.

I have some beautiful Christmas cards hand painted by our very talented artist Mandy Unger for sale and all proceeds to go to my charity "Crossroads Care" please see me on Tuesdays/Thursdays if you wish to purchase these, they are very special for 2020.

Two of our lady members, Di Alford and Maureen Martin have had successful operations and are recuperating at home now, we send you our best wishes ladies and hope it will not be too long before we see you at the club.

At the latest Club Committee meeting it was agreed that the Men's and Ladies sections would now adopt payment of competition entry fees via IG which will go live on Monday 2nd November. The senior section at this time are not charging competition fees so therefore will not be adopting this at the moment.

Lin has done a brilliant job of keeping track of what everyone owes over the last three months and the committee are very grateful to her for taking on this task on top of the responsibilities of Competition secretary, this was never intended to be a permanent arrangement. But with no let up on restrictions due to Covid, the alternative for payment of competition fees being paid through IG for the future is the other option.

Ladies, contrary to what you may have heard you do not need a paypal account, you can top up your IG account with a debit or credit card or paypal. The committee are in the process of producing some notes to help but in the mean time do not hesitate to ask myself or Pauline for guidance.

Mens section Charity Day Saturday 10th October sign up for this is open on IG. Ladies it is a 4bbb £20pp all donated to Paul's charity Mind in Mid Herts, lots of prizes to be won 1st, 2nd & 3rd, nearest the pins and longest drives.

Stay Safe All
Ladies Captain