Wednesday 27 January 2016

Captain's Newsletter - 23 Jan 2016

Date For Your Diary
Friday 19th February - QUIZ NIGHT with a professional Quizmaster – Just £10 including food (or £5 without the meal). Bring your partners and friends to make a team. This is being organised by Chesfield Downs, so for more details – check the club social notice board in the bar area.

Saturday – SNOW !!!! Course was closed, so we were unable to play the Team Alliance competition.

No snow, but VERY ICY. A bracing minus 5 degrees that morning! But with no wind and blue skies it didn’t feel so cold. A competition of Double On The Odds produced some great scores. Excellent putting put Rogie Taylor into the winning position with a magnificent 30 points. Kathy Dale 2nd with 27 points. Jackie Reid in 3rd with 26 points.

Photo from Patti - View from the 11th tee across the frozen pond to the 10th icy green - Tuesday golf 19 Jan 2016
The thermostat said the weather was much warmer – a positively balmy 1 degree above zero. But with the wind chill factor, it felt much colder out there on the course. Week 3 of our Winter Stableford competition gave us more good scores. Susanna Chan scored a great 19 points and Pauline Humphrey topped even that with an excellent 20 points. Definitely good cards for the final results in a few weeks’ time. Still four more rounds to play, so we will all be chasing the leaders.

Kathy Dale
Ladies Captain

Saturday 16 January 2016

Captain's Newsletter - 16 Jan 2016

Tuesday Club diary cards are ready for collection from Brigid Kerr – Thank you to Julie Price for printing them and to Chris and Julia for cutting and folding them for us.
Tuesday Club diary card preparation
The Annual Review of Handicaps has been completed. Sally Weekes will contact all those affected by the result. Thank you to the handicap team of Sally, Rogie, Julie and Di Alford

Handicap Team - Annual handicap review
County Coffee Morning entrance/raffle tickets are available from Jackie Reid, our Vice Captain and Chesfield Downs' Ladies representative to Herts County Golf Association

REMINDER - If you are unable to play golf at the last minute, please contact your playing partners, and the pro shop, so that your name can be removed from the tee sheet at the desk. This will make it easier to move players to empty tee slots on the morning of play. Thank you for your help.


Saturday - Well done to Lesley Bonser, who came in 2nd place in the Mixed section pairs competition this weekend.  From a field of 90 players, Lesley and Mike scored 45 points and were just pipped from top spot by a score of 46.

Our fun competition of Gruesomes was cancelled as the course was closed. But we still had plenty of takers for Coffee and Camaraderie 

Coffee with the Tuesday Club Ladies
We commenced our 9-hole Stableford competition. Very tough conditions this week – extremely muddy and bitterly cold. Best score was Hazel Brunnen with 13 points with several golfers scoring 12.  Another 5 rounds to go, so plenty to play for.

You can view this weekly newsletter on the Ladies Website or get it delivered straight to your inbox by entering your email address in the top left of the homepage.  If you need more information, Virginia Chan is happy to help you.

Kathy Dale
Ladies Captain

Saturday 9 January 2016

Captain's Newsletter - 9 Jan 2016

(2016 Diary and 2016 Rules Books are available from reception and the pro shop.  Get your copy.)


7-day golfers played the only main course competition this week.  Double points off the Yellows – just a 9 hole competition because of the awful weather, but we were pleased to be on the course and playing.  Winners were: 1st Kathy Dale 22 pts, 2nd Linda Brown 20 pts, 3rd Pat Ward 19 pts

We were delighted to welcome back Sue Brady from her 7 month absence with injury. She was thrilled to find that she has not lost her touch. 

Tuesday & Thursday
Main course was closed.  The Par 3 was open and some ladies have practiced their short game.  Julie Price parred 6 of the Par 3 holes on Tuesday – now that is really good golf.


7-day members are playing in the Mixed Winter League (Men’s and Ladies’ section combined).  It is run as an Order of Merit competition throughout the winter months.  This week is a pairs competition “Double Greensomes”.

Join in a fun game of GRUESOMES!! Should be excruciatingly hilarious.

Julie Price has converted all the 2016 formats that Brigid has organised for us onto the DIARY CARDS and these will be available from Tuesday 12th Jan.

Tuesday tee times have filled up very fast.  No additional tee times are currently available so please add your name as a reserve and if anyone is unable to play, please let someone on the reserve list know. Thank you.

Change of format - Because the start of play is currently all off the 10th, we have changed the usual 12-hole Eclectic to a 9-hole Stableford competition, run over 7 weeks, with the best 4 cards to count as your score. (First week no play, so 6 more chances to get a good score).


In December, Amanda Macknight organised and hosted a Christmas morning at her house.  She raised a fantastic £285 for our 2015 Captain Jean Ray’s charities.  Then an additional amount for my own 2016 charity The Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.  Thank you Amanda – you are a star!!

Kathy Dale – Ladies' Captain

Friday 1 January 2016

Captain's Newsletter - 1 Jan 2016

Happy New Year to all our Ladies' Section Members
In 2016, Chesfield Downs Celebrates 25 years since it first opened in 1991 – OUR SILVER JUBILEE.  On Thursday 14th April, the Jubilee Jug event will celebrate our Silver Anniversary with a Silver Sparkle theme.  Watch this space!!

Other Dates to Put in your Diary

Sunday 8th May – Bridges of London Walk raising funds for Letchworth Hospice. Chris Bryce has kindly offered to organise this. More details coming soon

Saturday 10th September – New date for Captains Day and Evening (this has been changed from 24th September)

Sunday 3rd January - Who will win our first weekend competition? – Double off the Yellows. Organiser Pat Ward

Tuesday 5th January - Our first Tuesday competition starts with a 9 hole Stableford competition. Organiser Brigid Kerr

Thursday 7th January - The first of the 7 rounds of the 12 hole Winter Eclectic starts– sign up for these on the computer/HowDidIDo. Organiser and Competition Secretary Rogie Taylor

2016 Club Diaries are available from the Reception Desk or the Pro shop.  And Virginia has put the dates on the Ladies Website  Any problems downloading, please see Virginia who is happy to help you

Welcome to 2016
Kathy Dale Ladies' Captain