Wednesday 5 October 2016

Captain's Newsletter - 1 Oct 2016

The Great Chesfield Downs Cake Off
An excellent event this week. The men members and Chesfield Downs staff did us proud producing some amazing cakes. We were delighted to welcome the volunteers from the Garden House Hospice plus members, friends and guests to help us in our great decision. We had a tricky job to view, taste and decide which of the wonderful cakes we thought should be the winner. We each chose our best 4 cakes to find the absolute favourite.

A selection of cake to taste and judge
They were all brilliant, but the overall winner by a big margin was the Lemon Drizzle cake with raspberries and mini meringue tops created by Richard Williams, our Assistant Manager (you will usually see him behind the Reception desk).

Winning Cake made by Richard Williams
Thank you to all the men who entered - a very impressive contest.

A huge thank you goes to Jean Ray for this great idea and for organising the whole event for us. We raised a fantastic £330 for the Hospice which added to our total creates almost £7000 raised so far this year. Thank you everyone.


Visit our gallery page to see more photos from the Cake Off.

A Hole In One for Lin Goodey!
Congratulations to Lin on achieving this amazing feat on the 9th hole in our September Medal competition on Thursday.

This rare accomplishment has been registered with HowDidIDo and we are waiting to see whether Lin will receive her prize of a Boss watch. Lin has very generously made a donation to my Captains Charity – Thank you Lin and well done on achieving a place on the Hole in One Honours Board!!!

Squad Coaching Sessions
Jo Oliver will run coaching sessions for Friendly, Pearson & Scratch team members, alternate Tuesdays after golf from 1st November. Look out for the sign-up sheet – 7 spaces available each session £7pp. Thank you to Margaret Gentle for arranging this for our team members and to Jo Oliver for her continuing support of the Ladies Section.

Round 6 of the Weekend Eclectic completed. Just one more round to play to find the winner.

The 6th and final round of the Stableford League was played this week. Winners of this competition will be presented with their prizes on Tuesday 25th October when we will cheer them in with cakes for us all after golf in the conservatory.

England Golf Medal for September was played in windy and autumnal conditions. Winner of Div 1 is Julia Goodwin nett 75, 2nd Kathy Dale nett 76, and 3rd Pat Ward also on nett 76. Winner of Div 2 is Margaret Gentle with an excellent nett 70. Followed in 2nd place by Lin Goodey with nett 72 (and of course her hole in one!) and 3rd place is Pauline Humphrey nett 73.

Our 9-hole Stableford was won by Ann Cullum with 18 points, 2nd Pam Blake and 3rd Shirley White.

Kathy Dale, Ladies' Captain


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