Thursday 31 October 2013

Scratch & Handicap Cup

Well that's it for this year Ladies!  We have played our last qualifier for this season.  Well done to all the players who took part in the Scratch & Handicap Cup, particularly the 16 ladies who achieved the lowest gross scores and who will go on to compete in our 2 knockout competitions over the Winter.  The 8 ladies with the lowest gross scores will play a scratch matchplay knockout against each other, whilst the ladies in places 9th to 16th will battle it out together in a handicap knockout.  Big congratulations to Brenda Harrington who had the lowest gross score (87) of the day.  Brenda will meet Kathy Dale in the first round of the Scratch Knockout.  The complete order of play will be published shortly.

Thursday 24 October 2013

Cup Winners' Cup & Consolation Cup

Today saw the Ladies play their penultimate Thursday in their 2013 calendar of qualifying competitions.  It was a beautiful Autumn day with clear blue skies and sunshine.  Nineteen eligible ladies were playing for the Cup Winners' Cup whilst the rest of the field battled it out for the Consolation Cup.  Congratulations to Virginia Chan who played well and came in with a nett 71.  This was  enough to see Virginia win the Cup Winners' Cup for the second year running and retain this prestigious trophy.  Well done to Kathy Morris who had her best round of the season.  Kathy came in with a magnificent nett score of 67 to make her the clear winner of the Consolation Cup.  Both ladies will see their names go onto the Honours Boards.  Congratulations to both Virginia and Kathy!

Friday 18 October 2013

Charity Coffee Morning

Erin Kelly made an excellent guest speaker at our Charity Coffee Morning, held to raise funds for CLIC Sargent.  Erin gave an extremely interesting and humorous talk on her work as a novelist and the difficulties of getting a book published. After her talk Erin held a book-signing event and donated 10% of her sales to CLIC Sargent.

Joel and his team baked a massive cake and iced it with the CLIC Sargent logo.  They donated their masterpiece to the ladies 'guess the weight of the cake' competition that was won by Danielle Reid, with an exact guess of 8.5 kilos.  Yes!  I said it was massive! We also held a raffle to raise funds and 'thank you' to the guys in the bar who supported us by buying tickets, even though, they never got a slice of cake!

The Chesfield Downs Ladies gave fantastic support to the event and invited friends and family to join us, meaning we had over 50 people attending.  We were also joined my Lucia Martinez, the CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager for Hertfordshire.  Lucia has supported all our major charity events this year and will be back for the Xmas Greensomes, when we will present her with a cheque for the total amount raised by the Ladies for CLIC Sargent over 2013.

Thursday 17 October 2013

Club Medal Final

Congratulations to Sue Watson who is this year's winner of the Ladies Club Medal Final with a nett 75 on countback from Megan Bonner and Angela Chatterton.  Well done too to Diane Chapman who won the Autumn Medal with a nett 71.  Both trophies will be presented to the winners at the Ladies AGM on Thursday 7th November.

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Ann Grist & Mary Warmoth KO cups

We know we are getting to the end of the golfing season when the KO Cups are finally settled.  Megan Bonner has retained the Ann Grist Cup for the Ladies individual KO competition after beating Christine Newcombe in a close final a couple of weeks ago.   It's  the same story too for the pairs KO.  Julie Price and Pauline Harrison have won the Mary Warmoth Cup again for the 2nd year in a row.  Julie and Pauline had a close match in torrential rain against Brigid Kerr and Annette Axelsson, just clinching a victory on the 18th hole. Well done Megan, Julie & Pauline! Commiserations to Christine, Brigid and Annette.

Saturday 12 October 2013

Claret Jug at The Hertfordshire


Kathy Dale and I had the pleasure of taking part in this year's Claret Jug at The Hertfordshire, together will Andy Ward and Phil Chester.  Kathy was standing in for Megan who is currently sunning herself in Portugal.

The Claret Jug is an annual event where Crown invite all of the Men's and Ladies' Captains and Vices to take part in a fun day of golf, followed by a 3-course dinner and prize presentation.  This is Crown's 'thank you' to its Captains and Vices for their hard work over the year.  It is a fabulous day and a great memory for us all.

Kathy and Andy played together from the 10th tee whilst Phil and I played from the 1st.  Our team score was calculated by taking the best 2 scores from the 4 of us on each hole.  Andy had an incredible round that included 3 birdies, one of which was on the 17th!  (A long par 5 over water.)  He finished with a gross 73 just 3 over par and 5 under his handicap! The rest of us played well too but not nearly so consistently, meaning that we ended up with an overall score of 85, putting us in 4th place and just 1 point behind the team in 3rd.

We all had lovely day and great fun and we were delighted to hear Andy's many stories of his epic round and I suppose he was right - if the 3 of us had been a little bit more successful and got just 1 more point each we would have been well up in the prizes.   We took this all in good spirit until it was revealed that Andy himself had missed an easy short putt, which probably cost us 3rd place!

Thursday 10 October 2013

Stableford Final

Congratulations to Kathy Dale who is this year's winner of the Stableford Final.  Kathy battled against high winds and bad weather to take this year's title and her name will be 'up in lights' on the Honours Board very soon.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Hattersley Cup

Congratulation to Megan and the Vice Captain's team who were the 2013 winners of the Hattersley Cup.  It was a very close run competition with the Vice Captain's team beating the Captain's team by just 6 points to 5.  There were 42 players taking part, making ten pairs matches and one singles match.  The day started in sunshine but the later pairs were left to battle out their matches in the rain.  As usual on big competition days, the cup was presented as the Ladies enjoyed afternoon tea, with a delicious selection cakes provided by Joel and his team.