Monday 22 December 2014

2015 Diaries Now Available Online

The 2015 Ladies and Seniors diaries are now available in digital form. You can download these to your phone or tablet or just view them here on the website.  Click on the What's Hot links or navigate via the menu bar.  There is also an easy to view list of the events for ALL sections under "Upcoming Events" on the left hand sidebar.

Note that the online/downloadable version includes the following corrections to the Club's paper copy:
  • O’Sullivan Cup - March 19th
  • Ann Warner Trophy& Maureen Eastwood Salver - April 30th
  • Ping Pairs Betterball - May 28th
It also includes the Scratch Team matches and details of the Tuesday Club competitions.

Have fun going paper free! If you have any problems I'm happy to help.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thursday 20 November 2014

Daily Mail Foursomes

The winners of the Daily Mail Foursomes competition who will represent Chesfield Downs Golf Club in the 2015 Tournament are Kathy Carroll and Pauline Harrison with a Nett score of 68 points. The runners up were Kathy Dale and Lauren Pitcher with a score of 73 points. 
Well done ladies!
Lady Captain

Sunday 26 October 2014

Ladies AGM

Look forward to seeing you all at the Ladies Annual General Meeting on Thursday 6th November. 7pm.
Those attending please sign sheet in changing room.
Lady Captain

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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Coffee Morning - 17 October 2014

Hi Ladies
Jo Wiffen will be a guest speaker at this years Coffee Morning in aid of the Garden House Hospice.
We also have Dawn Fry from 'The Melting Pot' with a chocolate theme.
£5 entrance, 10.30am unlimited tea & coffee and a slice of cake..... everyone welcome. 
Raffle & Christmas cards for sale
Lady Captain

Thursday 25 September 2014

Chris Leary Chalice 2014

Well done Margaret Gentle for winning the Chris Leary Chalice today. Another brilliant round of golf with a score of 41points. Congratulations on another handicap cut.
Lady Captain

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Consultation Forums

Consultation forums due to be held on the 2nd & 7th October CANCELLED, to allow more time to prepare/research.
Lady Captain

Monday 1 September 2014

Ladies Captain and Committee 2015

Nominations are invited for Captaincy and Committee 2015.
Please see the sheet on the Ladies Notice Board.

The Ladies Section leadership structure is undergoing a review, members will receive information before the AGM, Thursday 6th November.

Thursday 21 August 2014

Hole In One! - Hillary Clark

Congratulations Hilary Clark.... Hole in one on the 9th!

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Palmer Cup

What a great day spent playing golf in the sunshine and having lunch with the Senior Men. 
Congratulations to them for winning The Palmer Cup.  5 - 1.
now.....I'm looking forward to next years return match with the men playing off the white tees!
Ladies Captain

Thursday 31 July 2014

Ladies Away Day - Wyboston Lakes

Thirty eight ladies headed up the A1M to Wyboston Lakes on the banks of the River Great Ouse.
On yet another beautiful sunny day the KELLAND PAIRS TROPHY was won by Kathy Dale & Lauren Pitcher with 42 points. Well done.

Thursday 17 July 2014

Late entrants for the Jubilee Jug

Manquel & Santos disqualified for turning up late to their tee!

Jubilee Jug 2014

35 ladies enjoyed a fun competition, "Gruesome Twosomes" on a very hot summer's day...the winners of the 'Jubilee Jug' with an amazing 47 points Kathy Dale & Lauren Pitcher. The runners up were Maureen Freeman & Dianne Rogers with 46 points. Many thanks to Ed & the ground staff, also Joel & his team for the delicious afternoon tea.
Lady Captain

Thursday 3 July 2014

Angela Chatterton Cup

And the winner of the Angela Chatterton Cup 2014 with the lowest Nett score is ...... Angela Chatterton.  Well played Angela on such a beautiful day.

Both Virginia & Angela are invited to play at the Crown Champion of Champions competition at Oak Park, on Saturday 20th September.


Ladies Club Championship 2014

Congratulations to Virginia Chan as the 2014 winner. 

A big thank you to the ladies turning out to support this competition and what an exciting finish.


Sunday 22 June 2014

Lady Captain's Charity & Invitation Day 2014

A big thank you to lady members, guests & volunteers for making the day such a success.
Competition Winners:-
The pair in 3rd place:  Diane Chapman & Christine Skeen with 44 points (c/b)
The pair in 2nd place: Diane Rogers & Lesley Bonser with 44 points (c/b)
The pair in 1st place: Elaine Knoble-Forbes & Jayne Patterson with 46 points
Well done

Thursday 12 June 2014

Mercedes Benz Challenge

In lovely sunshine...
1st Margaret Gentle 40pts wins £50 voucher, 2nd Sarah Faircliff 38pts c/b wins £25 voucher, 3rd Jill Bransby 38pts c/b wins the Mercedes umbrella.
The winner will be invited to a winners county competition later in the year.

Well done ladies

Lady Captain

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Ken Bird Trophy

The Juniors win after scoring 147 points. Well done.
The format was 6 players per team with 4 best stableford scores counting. Harry Cater scored 39 off a 5 handicap & Lucy Archer 37 off a 11 handicap, maybe we can get Lucy on the Ladies team next year! Second came the Men's team with 138 points, Ladies third with 137 (well done Patti scoring 38pts) and the Seniors 132.
We all enjoyed the day very much even though the Men would like to be creative with scoring/rules for next year!!!
Lady Captain

Monday 19 May 2014

Spring Meeting 2014

My first big day! The Spring Meeting last Thursday was held in glorious sunshine with 48 lady players.
Ed & the ground staff had the course all ready for us.  Joel, Clara & their team treated us to an excellent lunch. My congratulations to all those of you who won Cups, Trophies & the 35 Birdies!  Of course I couldn't have done all this without the help from the committee, Joan & Betty.  Thank you ladies.

The team in 1st place was Chris Bryce, Marion Dix, Jenny Feaver & Kathy Morris with a healthy 94points...well done.

Monday 5 May 2014

Mail on Sunday National Golf Club Classic 2014

The Ladies Section team played their 4th round match of the Mail on Sunday National Golf Club Classic. The match was played at home against John O'Gaunt (with their caddies in tow). It was closely contested and was settled with the last putt on the 18th hole in the final game. Unfortunately, we eventually lost 3-2 overall thereby going out of the competition.

Nonetheless, our 2014 campaign had some great highlights including reaching the 3rd round for the first time and an unexpected but emphatic 4-1 away win at Knebworth. The Ladies who played this year were Julie Price, Kathy Dale, Lauren Pitcher, Virginia Chan, Pauline Harrison, Sarah Faircliff, and Marica Kelland. Many thanks to Julie for captaining the team and handling the logistics of organising our matches.

Good luck to the Men's Section who recently made it through to Round 5.

Thursday 1 May 2014

Hole In One! - Lauren Pitcher

Congratulations to Lauren Pitcher who recorded her first hole-in-one during today's O'Sullivan Cup competition. The impressive feat was achieved on the 3rd hole where Lauren landed a perfect iron shot onto the green which rolled straight into the cup much to the excitement of her teammates who could be heard cheering from several holes away! To mark the occasion Lauren kindly announced that she will be making a donation to the Ladies Captain's charity. Well done Lauren on adding yet another lady's name to the hole-in-one honours board.

O'Sullivan Cup

Congratulations to Sally Weekes, Annette Axelsson, Jackie Reid & Kathy Morris for winning with 96 points.  Well done Ladies - presentation at the Spring Meeting 15th May.

Lady Captain

Monday 21 April 2014

Weekend Winter League - Order of Merit

Annette Axelsson is the winning lady in the Weekend Winter League and she is the first lady to make one of the winning places in the overall competition.
Congratulations Annette!

Lady Captain

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Away Weekend at Ufford Park - One space available

Fancy a few days away?

At the last minute a space has become available to join a group from the Ladies Section who are going to Ufford Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk, on Sunday 1st June where we will enjoy 2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, and three rounds of golf for £205.00.  It’s a great location with excellent golf and health spa facilities.  Here is the link to the hotel Ufford Park Golf & Spa Hotel

If you are interested in coming or would like to know more please speak to Rogie Taylor or Kathy Morris

Monday 14 April 2014

Slow Play Trial

The Ladies section trial starts this Tuesday 15th April for 4 weeks. I'll be at the start 9.28 to see off each group and to answer any questions you may have.

Saturday 5 April 2014

Captain's Drive In 2014

Thank you so much for your support yesterday, I hope those that played enjoyed their time as much as I did.  The winners with 91 points were Annette Axelsson, Sue Brady, Kathy Dale and Emma Wood.  Another Ladies victory!

I'm sure you would all like to wish Kathy Dale good luck for next Wednesday.  Kathy achieved highest medal results at our club last year and is in the regional finals at Chelmsford on the 9th.  GOOD LUCK KATHY!

Lady Captain

Sunday 30 March 2014

Handicap Cup & Scratch Cup 2014

Sarah Faircliff wins the Scratch Cup, runner up Virginia Chan.
Maria Burton wins the Handicap Cup, runner up Jill Bransby.
Presentation at the Spring meeting, Thursday 15th May.
Well done ladies!
Lady Captain

Thursday 27 March 2014

PING Women's FourBall BetterBall Competition

1st Pauline Harrison & Julie Price with 41 points. 2nd Patti Vincent & Angela Hamilton with 39 points. Fingers crossed your in the final 8-9 September at The Gainsborough Golf Club. We'll done Ladies.

Lady Captain

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Crown Lady Captain's Challenge Competition 2014

I have been invited to enter this year's Crown Lady Captain's Challenge. We can enter as many teams of three as we like but only one will count for the Crown Competition. FRIDAY 8th AUGUST 2014 at MERRIST WOOD GOLF CLUB, Guildford. Entry Fee: £65 per team including coffee on arrival, excellent buffet lunch & fabulous prizes.  If you are interested please see me

Lady Captain

Sunday 23 March 2014

Winter Eclectic 2014 Results

Well done ladies for playing through the cold,wind and rain...
Div 3: Runner Up   Leslie Bonser (gross 63) winner Linda Goodey (gross 62).
Div 2: Runner Up   Brigid Kerr (gross 53 on c/b) winner Jill Bransby (gross 53 on c/b).
Div 1: Runner Up   Virginia Chan ( 51 on c/b) winner Sarah Faircliff (gross 51 on c/b).
And 13 birdies!!!

Ladies Captain

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Mail On Sunday Classic 2014

Mail on Sunday National Golf Classic Team Event

We are now into Round 3 after our 3/2 win against Radlett Park last Sunday.
Well done Ladies!

Ladies Captain

Wednesday 26 February 2014

ABBA Tribute Evening

Saturday 22nd March 2014
Ladies Section have reserved a table if you would like tickets see Christine Skeen.

Monday 24 February 2014

Slow Play

As the Macknight Pairs Scramble approaches we are reminded from last year about SLOW PLAY. Please familiarize yourselves with the format before going out on the course.

Essential rules and etiquette:-
Don't rush your shot but walk quickly between each one.
Beginners are welcomed by everyone when they are seen to be keeping their place on the course.
Don't spectate - anticipate.
Always be ready to play your own shot especially on the greens. Keep moving forwards.
Never mark your scorecard on the putting green. Do this on the next teeing ground.
Invite players behind to play through if you're taking time.

This is a fun pairs format please do not unduly delay play.

Ladies Captain

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Tuesday Club - Double The Odds

Well done Linda Goody, winner of Double the Odds with 31 points and on your birthday!

Tuesday 14 January 2014


Birdies are back 1st March 2014.......Good Luck!

Friday 10 January 2014

Happy New Year Ladies!

I'm looking forward to my year as Captain and playing golf with as many of you as possible.  A warm welcome to the newer lady members and I hope you make lots of new friends.  My charities for this year are Cancer Research UK and the Garden House Hospice for my Lady Captains Charity & Invitation Day on 19th June.  The committee members have already started organising matches, Away Day and Weekends, so keep watching/reading the Notice Boards/Blogs or the Ladies Section of the Chesfield Downs Newsletter.

Happy Golfing!
Megan Bonner
Lady Captain 2014