Friday 27 March 2015

Captain's Log - 27 Mar 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the O’Sullivan Cup: Megan Bonner, Pam Blake, Pauline Harrison and Virginia Chan with 85 points.

Runners up were: Chris Leary, Julia Goodwin, Christine Newcombe and Jean Ray with 83 points.

On Thursday we drew the raffle for the Ladies’ Captain’s parking place for the next four weeks. The winner of the parking permit was a delighted Chris Leary.

There was an enthusiastic response to the raffle and I was touched by your generosity. You raised £120 for my charities which was a fantastic amount. I am only sorry that so many of you were disappointed. You could, however, become Ladies’ Captain and have the space all year. It’s worth considering!

April is going to be a very busy month for golfing. We have the Maria Moore Millennium Bowl, Palmer Better Ball Cup, The Ann Warner Trophy and the Maureen Eastwood Salver.

All Captains’ Drive-In is on Saturday 11th April. Even if you aren’t playing in the competition please come along to support Brigid and Marica.

Something new in 2015 is the Ladies’ Scratch Team organised by Kathy Dale. Their first match is next month. We wish them every success and look forward to hearing about their adventures. Exciting times ahead for them all.

I hope you have all seen the card from Sally, thanking you for all your good wishes, cards and emails. We look forward to seeing her back at golf.

Thank you to the committee for all their help whilst I’m on holiday.

Finally, I hope you all have a very Happy Easter.

Jean Ray

Monday 2 March 2015

Captain's Log - 2 Mar 2015

Everyone seemed to enjoy the Winter Eclectic competition and even though we only managed to play four complete rounds, most of us improved our scores overall.  Still, it’s frustrating to think of the shots left behind!  The scones, jam and cream hopefully provided consolation.

Congratulations to the Winners and Runners Up.  The results were close, particularly in Division 2.

Division 1. Winner: Sarah Faircliff- gross 45. Runner Up: Kathy Dale – gross 50.

Division 2. Winner: Megan Bonner - gross 55. Runner Up: Denise Clinch- gross 56 C/B from Margaret Gentle 56.

Division 3. Winner: Rogie Taylor - gross 60. Runner Up: Lesley Bonser – gross 62.

Our Cup & Trophy competitions start on Thursday with the Amanda Macknight Pairs Scramble.  This is followed by a wealth of silverware to be won, so make sure you have played enough qualifying competitions in order to win the treasure.

The Anne Grist and Mary Warmoth knockouts begin next month.  There is a limited time to play each round so please ensure that you have the time available to play.

Captains’ Drive In takes place on Saturday, 11th April.  I am very grateful to Brigid, who is very kindly standing in for me on the day. I hope she will have lots of support from you all.  It’s a nerve racking experience having to tee off in front of lots of people!

As I shall be away for most of April, I am raffling my parking space in aid of my Charities – Carers in Hertfordshire and Tilehouse Counselling.  The permit to park is valid from Tuesday 31 March until Wednesday 29th April.  The only exclusion is Saturday 11th April.  Brigid needs to park as near as possible so she doesn’t wear herself out before playing! Tickets cost £1 each.

While I am away in April, I have organised some wonderful Ladies to stand in for me.  I am sure you will be entertained by what they have to say.

Jean Ray