Monday 28 November 2016

Captain's Newsletter - 26 Nov 2016

Crazy Golfers - Committee Members and Volunteers

End of Year Celebrations
The committee and volunteers celebrated the end of 2016 with 36 holes… of Crazy Golf. Much hilarity was had at the new Stevenage venue – lots of excellent putting practice created many Holes in One and several tens!! (Some of those holes were “impossible”!).

Good luck to our Pearson team at home against South Herts on Wed 30th November.

Coming Soon on Thursday 8th December
- Xmas Greensomes (Daytime) - 9-holes and bring your nibbles to share on the course. I am sure we might see the occasional Santa, Elf, or even a Snowman that day! Then festive mince pies and cream, tea/coffee all available upstairs in the gallery room. We will be presenting our cheque for £7,100 which is the total amount raised this year for the Garden House Hospice.

- Ladies Christmas Party (Evening) - Last chance to sign up. Just 3 places remaining. Please pay your £30 by BACS or by cash or cheque to Chesfield Downs Ladies Section.

A win for our Pearson Team - We played against Ashridge at home on Friday 25th November. A magnificent win with a brilliant 5:2 score. Well done to Marica and all the Pearson team.

Ladies v Men match was played in a lovely atmosphere and in such a friendly spirit. Sadly we could not emulate the success of the Pearson Team. Although everyone played really well, the men played exceptional golf and won the trophy 5-0. A truly excellent competition to play in. We will be trying next year to place the trophy in the Ladies cabinet.

Ken Bird Mixed Winter League, Individual Stableford Qualifier produced some excellent scores from the Men's Section. Lesley Bonser produced the best Ladies score of 33 points.

Team game Stableford Alliance was played in awful weather – wet and windy and cold. But still produced some good scores. The winning team with 36 points were Pat Ward, Pat Pollendine, Sarah Faircliff and Susanna Chan.

Our Winter Invitation had more than 70 ladies attending, with guests from many other golf clubs and there were great prizes for both our guests and our members. Chesfield Downs winners were:

  • First Place -  Angela Hamilton and Hazel Brunnen
  • Runners Up - Denise Clinch and Maggi Theaker
  • Longest Drives - Pat Ward and Hazel Brunnen
  • Nearest The Pins - Angela Hamilton and Lesley Bonser
£443 was raised for Jackie Reid’s Captain’s Charity next year, The Willow Foundation.  Thanks go to Sue Watson and Diane Chapman for organising such an enjoyable and successful event.

No newsletter next week as I am on holiday – see you all at the Xmas Greensomes.

Kathy Dale, Ladies Captain


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