Saturday 31 August 2013

Friendly Matches 2013

Today's match at home v Mt Pleasant finished with a draw and some 'nail-bitingly' close matches. Brigid's partner was injured and unable to play at the last minute. A replacement couldn't be found in time and Brigid was left to play her pairs match alone but in true Chesfield style she played her socks off and gave her opponents a 'run for their money'. Today was Jenny Feaver's first friendly match and she turned out to be an absolute star! Mt Pleasant enjoyed the golf and an excellent lunch afterwards in the gallery. A fun day was had by all! This was our last friendly match of the season and we finish the year with 3 draws & 5 losses. On the whole the matches were very close & we just happened to be unlucky.(Someone has to come second!) Better luck in 2014. Many, many thanks to Megan for organising the friendlies this year and to all the ladies who have played. Well done!

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Ladies v Junior Girls

The par-3 singles matchplay competition between the Ladies and the Junior girls took place this morning in glorious sunshine on the Lannocks Links course.  Charlotte Jackson, Courtney Manning, Charlotte Cook, Sydney Young and Danielle Sey played extremely well and put myself, Megan, Kathy Morris, Kathy Dale and Yvonne under a lot of pressure.  Tension took its toll, with a couple of the ladies hitting their first tee shot of the day into the rough on the right!  The girls, who were the winners of this competition last year, had us worried with their elegant and powerful swings.  Fortunately for us, the ladies put up their best performance and won 4:1 overall.  It was a very enjoyable day that enabled the girls to meet the ladies, so that when they make the transition from the Junior Section to the Ladies' Section it will not be a daunting prospect for them.  We finished the day off with sandwiches and chips and lots of chat.  It was great to hear about their Street Dance lessons and learn what music they like to listen to. It was great fun and made us feel a bit younger for a day!

Sunday 18 August 2013

Away Weekend 2014 - Breaking News!

Rogie and Kathy have provisionally booked a number of rooms at Ufford Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk.  This  90 bedroomed hotel set in 120 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside.  As well as an 18 hole golf courses, it has a spa, a gym, a 15 metre pool, a 2-tier driving range,  large putting green, a pitching area and an American Golf superstore.
The cost of the package is £205 for a shared room, to include up to 3 rounds of golf and private dining from Sunday 1st June until Tuesday 3rd June 2014.  There will also be the option to participate in fun golf challenges and a short game clinic.
Rogie and Kathy have put a sign-up sheet on our noticeboard, so just add your name to the sheet to secure yourself a place.   A £25 deposit will be required to confirm your booking.
This offer is open to ALL in the Ladies Section, so please sign up and join in the fun!!!


Friday 16 August 2013

Solheim Cup v Mill Green

Chesfield Downs representing America
Mill Green representing Europe
A mini Solheim Cup took place today between Chesfield Downs and Mill Green.  Chesfield represented America and Mill Green Europe.  The day started with coffee and a rousing showing of a YouTube clip of the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland. This set a boisterous atmosphere for the day and put us all in a winning mood.  The event comprised 3 singles matches, 3 pairs matches and 3 foursome matches, with 1 point awarded for a win and 1/2 a point for a draw.  Several of the matches went to a nail-biting finish on the 18th but finally the Europeans clinched a solid 6:1 victory.  The day was finished off with sandwiches, chips, pancakes and maple syrup and lashings of banter between the two teams.  This is a new event that has been introduced by Linda Clark, the Ladies Captain at Mill Green.  It has been well supported by Crown, who hope that it will become a permanent fixture in the Crown Calendar, with their clubs challenging each other to hold similar events to help promote professional ladies golf.  Congratulations to Mill Green for introducing such an enjoyable event and winning the 2013 mini Solheim Cup.  In 2015 the event will be held at Chesfield Downs, where we hope to turn the tables!

Thursday 15 August 2013

Price Vase

Congratulations to Katy Cook who was the winner today of the Price Vase, with a fabulous 41 points.  Congratulations too to Annette Axelsson who was runner up with 38 points.  The Price Vase will be presented to Katy at the Autumn Meeting on  Thursday 26th September.

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Palmer Cup 2013 Ladies v Senior Men

Megan Bonner & Lorraine Palmer, with the Palmer Cup
Megan and Lorraine celebrate the Ladies win over the Senior Men in the 2013 Palmer Cup.  Normally held in May, the Palmer Cup is one of the most popular events in the Ladies calendar.  Five pairs of Ladies and Seniors battled against each other in matchplay, resulting in a convincing  4:1 victory for the  Ladies.  This means that the Ladies have now reclaimed the cup from the Senior Men, who were last year's winners.

Thursday 1 August 2013

Away Day at Bourn GC

It was a gloriously sunny at Bourn GC today - a complete change from 4 years ago when it did nothing but rain.  We had a fun day of golf followed by a lovely meal.  The Kelland Pairs Trophy was won by Diane Chapman and Jackie Reid, with a stunning 41 points.  Mary Hooper and Katy Cook were runners up on count back, with 35 points.  Definitely a course to play again!  Thank you Megan for organising such a lovely day out for all of us.  Check out the slideshow for more photos.