Sunday 24 December 2017

Last Captain's Newsletter of 2017

It is with a little sadness that I sit here with my sherry and mince pie and begin my final newsletter of 2017

As usual this time of year is hectic for many but lots of you have still found time to play golf. The seasonal weather closed the course for five days

(Picture courtesy of Pam Wilson)

But thanks to our dedicated green keeping team The Christmas Jumper Challenge did go ahead last Friday, 18hole team alliance followed by a lovely Christmas lunch. Ann Lawrence was in the winning team who scored 84 points

Eleven ladies danced the night away at the Glittering Christmas Party

As we look forward to 2018 can I remind you that sign up is now on HDID for the 12 hole winter eclectic.

Also those wishing to purchase a new club jumper in foxglove can try one for size. Please see Marica

Another small sherry as I close by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and A Happy and Healthy New Year


Sunday 10 December 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 12 Dec 2017

Presentation of Cheque to Willow Foundation
Chris, from the Willow Foundation, came along to receive a cheque for £5900, following our Christmas Greensomes. A fabulous amount raised. I thank each and everyone of you who has contributed to this total during 2017.

Christmas Greensomes
A hardy 12 ladies braved the conditions (it was spitting with rain) to play 9 holes of golf. Winners with 18 points were Margaret Gentle & Pauline Humphrey

Winners of best dressed went to ?????? Can you recognise them??? No points for getting Santa in the middle

We enjoyed mulled wine and nibbles in the Gallery Suite whilst exercising those little grey cells with Marica's quiz

A tie breaker had to split these three - don't think Pat was impressed with the answer to "how many miles from London to NYC?"

Worldly wise Jenny was the closest.

Glittering Christmas Party

The Chesfield party animals took over the dance floor on Thursday evening. What a workout after delicious food. Fabulous night

Still time to join the fun at the Members Christmas Party on Sunday 17th. Sign up on the board

Golf Results
Weekend - Last weekend saw the Turkey Trot, an individual stableford qualifier. Pat Ward and Jackie Reid joined the field of men and alas both had a point one increase in their handicaps

Tuesday - what a shamble, thats a team shambles. Winning team comprised of Hazel Brunnen, Anna Lawrence , Lesley Bonser and Di Rogers

Happy Golfing and keep warm

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain ⛳️

Sunday 3 December 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 4 Dec 2017

Its that time of year again!

Christmas Greensomes this coming Thursday. Still time to sign up.

Prize for best dressed pair. On course fun and frolics. Make sure one in your group has a camera for photo opportunity

The presentation of the cheque to Willow Foundation will take place upstairs in the Gallery Suite where we will have our fun quiz. Bring your own nibbles

HCLGA & HGU become one
Sarah and I attended the HCLGA AGM last week. An historic occasion as it was the last such meeting. The resolution to merge with HGU was passed with an overwhelming majority. The new merged body, Hertfordshire Golf Ltd, will commence operation on 1st January 2018

Golf Results
Tuesday - Fourball better ball in crisp sunny winter weather. Runners up Hazel Brunnen & Jenny Feaver. The winners were Pat Ward and Angela Chatterton

Thursday - Double of the Yellows. Lots of you could not resist playing off the easy yellow mens tees in order to get double points. Pat Ward even scored a birdie on 7th from the yellows, fantastic. Runner up, on count back from Hazel Brunnen, was Pauline Humphrey. The outright winner with 27 points, playing from all the yellow tees was Pat Ward. Well done ladies. White tees next year??

Sign up for our 9 hole competitions are now all on the board so please make a note of your playing partners and if for some reason you are unable to play please be courteous and let them know.

Wrap up warm and enjoy your golf ⛳️

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Monday 27 November 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 27 Nov 2017

Winter Invitation
Sixty players were blessed with bright sunny weather for our Winter Invitation.

This ever popular 9 hole competition welcomed visitors from Heydon Grange, Colmworth, Knebworth, Aldwickbury and a return to Chesfield for Liz Cooke and Brigid Kerr. We all enjoyed a delicious hot carvery before the presentation of the many prizes.

Over £450 was raised from the raffle and sale of Christmas cards, this goes towards Sarah's charity for 2018, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

The second Pearson match took place last week with Brocket Hall coming to play at Chesfield. Some close fought games. Final score Chesfield 3 Brocket Hall 4. There will now be a mid season recess until April.

Christmas Greensomes
Still time to sign up for some Christmas fun. Lots of on course fun, food, forfeits and frolics followed by presentation of cheque to Willow Foundation in the Gallery Suite. Bring your nibbles to enjoy whilst taking part in Marica's quiz.

Christmas party will take place in the evening, get your glad rags on and come and boogie on down.

Wreath making workshop on Tuesday 19th December. £30 to include all materials and refreshments. Take home your own 'homemade' wreath for your front door. Contact Jackie if you wish to book a place

New Club Sweaters
Is your pale blue sweater looking the worse for wear? Fancy a change? Now taking orders for a bright and cheerful foxglove sweater. Absolutely no obligation.

Golf Results
Ken Bird Winter League round 3 was an individual stableford competition. Well done to Pat Ward, top placed lady.

First of our 9 hole competitions. One Mulligan allowed. Runner up on countback with 20 points Vicky Thompson. Winner without taking her Mulligan, Lauren Pitcher.

Wrap up warm and enjoy your golf.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 19 November 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 19 Nov 2017

I can't believe that we are already in November, where has the year gone?

Winter Invitational
The Winter Invitational is on Thursday this week and we have a massive 59 players on the day. Please settle up with Pat, £17 members and £22 guests if you haven't already paid.. Order of play is on the notice board and has been emailed out. Please bring some cash on the day as there will be a raffle and Christmas cards on sale - all in aid of Sarah's Charity, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

After the Winter Invitational the Tuesday and Thursday 9 hole comps will both be via sign up sheets which Lin will put up on the board. Don't forget to sign up for the Christmas Jumper comp on Friday 15th Dec. The sign up for this is on the Club notice board and is open to all sections.

Christmas Wreath Workshop
Please contact Jackie if you would like to come to the Christmas Wreath making Workshop on Tuesday 19th December. This will be held upstairs at Chesfield if 4 or more people are interested. Please see details below.

Golf Results
A dry and mildish Stableford round was won by Vicky Thompson with 36 points and Lin Goodey was a worthy Runner up. Well done ladies.

Again, a reasonable day for the time of year, the Daily Mail Foursomes competition was won by Team Chan! They will go forward to into the draw for the competition next year.

Happy Golfing

Monday 6 November 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 6 Nov 2017

Thank you all for the wonderful flowers and waterproof golf bag & umbrella presented to me at the AGM on Thursday. I have had a fabulous year and enjoyed every minute of it.

It has been an honour and privilege to be your Captain for 2017. I know I will be leaving you in safe hands when Sarah takes over in January and I wish her all the best.

Photos of the evening and a list of prize winners will be on our website soon.

Its not over yet, still lots going on.............

Hattersley Cup
Captains team v Vice Captains team. Tee times are on the board. Team colours are BLUE for Captains & RED for Vice team

Pearson Match
We start our Pearson challenge for 2017/18 this coming Wednesday at home to Welwyn Garden City. Good luck to all the team.

Christmas Party - 7th December
Sign up now for a 'Glittering Christmas' party night £30 to include a 3 course dinner plus entertainment.

Members Christmas Party - Sunday 17th December
The club is holding a members Christmas party this year £20. Please see the poster on the general notice board and sign up at reception.

Well we could grow a moustache in support of Movember but for something more practical for the ladies how about trying out the gym challenges?? As the days shorten and the temperatures start to drop why not make the most of your membership and visit the gym. Daniel and all the gym staff are on hand to give you help and advise on keeping fit for golf and perhaps improving that swing.

Winter Invitation
9 holes of golf then into the warmth for a delicious lunch. Sound good? Then sign up for the Winter Invitation being held on 23rd November. Lots of prizes and a raffle to kick start Sarah's charity for 2018. Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

Golf Results
Irish Team Stableford winners on Tuesday were Vicky Thompson, Di Chapman, Julie Retallick and Pat Ward. A good craic.

Thursday golf was fun golf. A gift a wish a joker. Runner up on countback with 46 points was Margaret Gentle but with a whopping 50 points (I wish) was Vicky Thompson.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Sunday 29 October 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 30 Oct 2017

AGM this coming Thursday 2nd November.
Drinks & nibbles from 6.30pm for a 7pm prompt start. A review of the year plus lots of prizes to present. Who will be the most improved player? Club Woman of the Year?

A Glittering Christmas - this years theme for our Christmas party. Thursday 7th December Sign up sheet on the board with menu choices. £30

The Club will also be holding a members only Christmas party. Further details will be in the general notice board soon

Last friendly of the season on a beautiful October day playing away at Mowsbury. Enjoyed by all the ladies and a worthy draw. An excellent season, well done to all the ladies that have taken part and to Margaret & Pauline for their organisation.

Golf Results
Weekend - Ladies Autumn stableford won by Jacqui Harbor with 29 points

Tuesday- 14 ladies competed playing half stableford half strokeplay. Margaret Gentle won the front 9 stableford with 18 points. Julie Retallick won the stroke play on the back 9 with 39.5

Thursday - Scratch/Handicap Knockout qualifier. The top 8 ladies qualified to play in the Scratch knockout Cup which runs over the winter months. Players 9 to 16 qualify for the Handicap Cup. The draw will be available this week

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Thursday.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Monday 23 October 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 23 Oct 2017

A friendly draw at Mount Pleasant

Kathy, Rogie, Nicola, Megan, Lin, Hazel, Katy & Kathy visited Mount Pleasant on Saturday 14th. A lovely sunny warm Autumnal day saw the honours even. How friendly!

Good luck for the final friendly of 2017 next Friday at Mowsbury.

Last chance to register for birdies will be on Thursday in the Scratch/Handicap Cup on Thursday. Badges will be presented at the AGM along with Club Woman of the Year, Most Improved Player and many many more cups and trophies.

Hattersley Cup sign now on the board. A Vice Captain win last year, I now want to do the double and win as Captain so please sign up if you have not already done so. Teams and tee times will be available at the start of the week beginning 30th October.

Golf Results
Tuesday Stableford League - The presentation, with tea and cakes, took place on Tuesday 17th October.

This league has been played once a month from March to September with points awarded for the top four places (plus one point for taking part).

Div 1 Winner Sarah Faircliff, runner up Pat Ward
Div 2 Winner Hilary Clark, runner up Barbara Baldwin
Div 3 Winner Lin Goodey, runner up Di Rogers

Thursday 12th - Lauren Pitcher Plate Stableford Final. 10 stableford winners took part to try and win the coveted plate. The clear winner with 39 points and a well deserve handicap cut to 11 was Sarah Faircliff.

Winner of the Autumn stableford played along side this was Hazel Brunnen, now down to a handicap of 18.

Kirsten George topped the 9 hole competition with 13points.

Weekend - Autumn medal qualifier winner on 15th October was Lauren Pitcher.

Thursday 19th saw a strong field take part in the Cup Winners Cup Winning by one shot from Jenny Feaver and Lauren Pitcher was your Captain Jackie Reid with a nett 72 ๐Ÿ†

Running along side was the Consolation Cup, the winner with a nett 72 also, was Mandy Unger. Runner up Di Chapman.

And finally, our fairways are in superb condition, to keep them that way


Finally finally

Before you retire next Saturday evening (28th) put your clocks back..... don't want to be late on the tee!!

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Saturday 14 October 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 9 Oct 2017

Captains Day 2017
Thank you to all who attended last weeks Captains Day and for making it such a fabulous day - one of the most memorable of my year. 97 golfers played during the day and we were joined by guests in the evening for a delicious dinner, entertainment in the form of two casino tables and of course dancing.

Overall winners were the Wilson family, Jo, Mark, James and Jack. Sarah Faircliff won longest drive and Angela Hamilton was nearest the pin for ladies.

Chris Fielder, a longtime member, won the raffle for 'one years free membership'. Congratulations Chris. Money raised from this was shared between the Captains Charities so £325 to The Willow Foundation.

Thank you to all who sent their good wishes and for the beautiful flowers.

Stableford League Presentation
After golf on Tuesday 17th October there will be the presentation of prizes for winners of the stableford league that has been running over the Summer. If you wish to attend please sign up on the notice board so we can cater correctly.

Winter Invitation
Sign up for this years 9 hole winter invitation will be on the board this week. Lots of prizes, a raffle to start of Sarah's charity and of course a lovely lunch together in the conservatory.

Please indicate if you will or will not be attending the AGM on 2nd November. The agenda and a copy of last hears minutes will be emailed to you prior to the evening.

Golf Results
Tuesday - Lesley Bonser, Margaret Fredjohn, Hazel Brunnen and Julie Retallick took the balls as winners of 3,2,1.

Thursday- those who have won a monthly medal today played in the Kathy Dale Medal Final. The winner will be announced at the AGM (2nd Nov). Winner of the Autumn Medal for the remaining field was Kathy Carroll.

Good luck to all those competing for the Lauren Pitcher Plate this coming Thursday.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sunday 1 October 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 2 Oct 2017

Claret Jug
Last weekend, Sarah Faircliff, Craig Crowhurst, Des Walker and I were guests of Crown Golf and played in the Claret Jug held at Batchworth Park golf club. 

We were treated to a fabulous day of golf in warm sunshine followed by dinner. Crown CEO Stephen Towers thanked all the Crown Captains & Vices for their time and commitment in making our clubs so successful and enjoyable for the members. 

Palmer Cup
On Wednesday 16 ladies played in the rescheduled Palmer Cup against the Senior men. 

Palmer Cup victory for Senior Men
We were confident in our ability to regain the trophy we won last year but unfortunately the senior gentlemen were too good for us on the day. Final score 6 1/2 to 1 1/2

Please sign up to let us know if you will or will not be coming to this years AGM on 2nd November.

Year end reports will be followed by the presentation of outstanding Cups & Trophies plus Order of Merits, Club person of the year and much more.

New Member
We welcome Christine Sparkes to the ladies section. Returning after a break from golf Christine has come in with a handicap of 4 !!!! I know you will all make her feel very welcome.

Golf Results
Weekend - 7 ladies turned out for round 6 of the Weekend Eclectic, only one more round to go, could be all change at the top.

Tuesday - The 6th and final round of the stableford league. Presentation to the winners will take place on Tuesday 17th October after golf in the conservatory with tea and cakes. Keep an eye on the board to sign up if you wish to attend.

Thursday - September stableford winner of Div 1 on countback with 33 points was Sarah Faircliff. Winner of Div 2 was Julie Retallick. The ladies were also playing for the Pearson Trophy, the winner to be announced at the AGM.

Autumn has most certainly arrived and it is a picture out there on the golf course, some amazing colours. Enjoy ladies.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 24 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 25 Sep 2017

Autumn Meeting & Chris Leary Chalice
This took place on Thursday. After a round of golf and a delicious lunch Chris Leary presented our winner Nicola Adkins with the trophy. Thanks to the generosity of the ladies and the usual supportive men in the clubhouse £265 was raised for Lady Captains Charity The Willow Foundation.

Cups, trophies and birdies were also presented. Please click here for more photos.

"We are sailing, we are sailing"
 No we were leisurely gliding down the River Lee.

Fourteen lovely ladies enjoyed tea and scones (rhymes with stones) on a two hour trip from Hoddesdon. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Golf Results
Weekend monthly stableford winner was Pat Ward.

Tuesday - Three Blind Mice. No tails were cut off just the three best scores taken away! The winner was Hazel Brunnen.

Temperatures are rising this week so get out on the course admire the changing colours of our beautiful trees our excellent greens and lush fairways and play some golf.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 18 Sep 2017

Women & Golf magazine featured an article sent in by Kathy Morris on our recent Solheim Cup adventures at Mill Green. Click here to read in full.

What are those two Yankies saying in the above picture? And what or who are they looking at? Suggestions on a postcard to your Captain before the Autumn meeting. Prize for the most humorous.

Crown Champion of Champions took place at Mill Green last Saturday. They had an enjoyable round of golf. Chris Birkett came runner up in the Men's gross competition - well done.

Pearson 2017/2018 -The fixtures are now out for the forthcoming Pearson season. Please sign up if you wish to be considered for selection. Marica is handing over the captaincy reins to Megan Bonner who we all know will also do a fantastic job.

Golf Results
The ever popular format of 'A gift, a wish, a joker' saw some great scores. Runner up on countback with 42 points was Vicki Thompson but with a whooping 46 the winner was Hazel Brunnen.

Monthly medal time once again. Winning Division 1 and getting a handicap cut back down to 11 was Pat Ward. Winning Division 2 was Kathy Morris.

Pat Pollendine
took top spot in the 9 hole competition.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday when we will be playing for the Chris Leary Chalice at the Autumn Meeting.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 10 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 11 Sep 2017

Scratch Team Wins Group!

"After just our third season in the County Scratch League, we have risen to the challenge and WON OUR GROUP FOR 2017.

The Scratch League runs until the end of September, but the results displayed as at 26th August show that Chesfield Scratch Team cannot be beaten.

We will win Group A in Division 4 with a total of 5 matches won out of 8 played. Our closest rivals Brickenden Grange also won 5 matches but only won 20 individual games to our 23.5 individual games- every game counts!

I am absolutely delighted with this result and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAM who played this season. Virginia Chan, Kathy Dale, Pat Ward , Sarah Faircliff, Sally Weekes, Julie Price, Lauren Pitcher, Emma Wood and Jackie Reid.

And a huge thank you to all the Scratch Team Squad, who have supported the team and been ready and willing to play in matches when required. Vicky Thompson, Maria Mouncher, Jean Ray, Marica Kelland, Chris Newcombe.

The two other groups in Division A have also played enough matches to identify the final results before the season deadline of 30 September and unfortunately we have been beaten to promotion by an exceptionally small margin – just 0.33 points. No final for us this year, but they will be quaking next year.

Whilst this is very disappointing, it will spur us on to win our group next year – AGAIN – and gain promotion to Division 3

Top of the group!!! A brilliant result for our 2017 Scratch Team. Congratulations to you all!!!!!"

- Kathy Dale, Scratch Team Captain

Another busy week for Chesfield Ladies, taking their golf out and about.

De Paula Cup - Kathy Dale played her quarter final match against a West Herts opponent and although recovering from a shoulder injury she did manage to go down the 19th before being beaten.

Ping Pairs Plate Final - Hazel Brunnen & Alison Webber travelled north to Gainsborough in Lincolnshire to compete in this prestigious final. "We were well looked after and received a new golf bag, the weather was off and on and so was our game".

Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour - Coming to Hertfordshire for the first time this relatively new golf event for ladies took place at East Herts & Knebworth GC. Margaret Gentle, Pauline Humphrey, Rogie Taylor & Kathy Morris played the two day, two round event.

Again a fun day out on the golf course. Well done to all our ladies who have taken part.

Still time to buy a ticket to be in with a chance to win a 'years free membership'. Please see Captain or Vice. Only £5.

Coaching sessions will recommence on Tuesday 19th September with Jo Oliver. Starting at 3pm and lasting an hour Jo will be concentrating on the short game. Cost £7 per session. Sign up on the board as places are limited.

Autumn Meeting 21st September - If you wish to play but there are no spaces to sign up then please contact Lin Goodey (Competition Secretary) who may be able to fit you in.

Captain's Day - Sign up now for a fun day of golf, halfway house refreshments, 3 course evening dinner with welcome drink plus dancing to Disco Nyts and roulette and black jack. Tickets only £30.

Let's hope we are in for an Indian Summer so we can get out and take advantage of the course looking at its best.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 3 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 4 Sep 2017

Ping Pairs Plate Final
Good luck to Hazel Brunnen and Alison Webber who have qualified to play up in Gainsborough on 4th Sep having won our qualifier back in May.

Crown Golf Champion of Champions

Good luck to Virginia Chan (Club Champion) and Lauren Pitcher(Handicap Champion) who will be representing Chesfield Downs in the competition which this year is being held at Mill Green. Perhaps some local knowledge will stand them in good stead.

De Paula Cup
Kathy Dale is playing her quarter final match in the De Paula Cup on Monday. We wish her all the best as she travels to West Herts.

This coming Thursday will be the last day for birdie book entries prior to the presentation at the Autumn Meeting. Still time to play in the Chris Leary Chalice on 21st Sep, or just join for lunch.

Golf Results
Thursday saw the first round of two of the Eclectic Cup. Good weather saw some low scores recorded. Still another chance to go even lower in the second round on 7th.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 28 Aug 2017

Sign up now for the Autumn Meeting on 21st September. Cups, trophies, medals & stablefords won since the Spring meeting will be presented after a delicious lunch.

There are still tee times available for Captain's Day on Sat 30th September.  The price includes a 3 course dinner with entertainment in the evening. Sign up on the board.

Golf Results
Weekend -  Round 5 of the eclectic, still all to play for.

Tuesday saw the last round of the summer eclectic. Winners will be announced at the Autumn meeting

Thursday -  Great weather and conditions made for some great scores in the August Stableford. Sarah Faircliff won Division 1 on countback from Amanda Macknight with 37 points. Maggie Theaker took Division 2, again on countback, from Lesley Bonser with 39 points. Julia Goodwin, with 16 points won the 9 hole competition.

Have a great bank holiday.

Jackie Reid
Ladies' Captain⛳️

Sunday 20 August 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 21 Aug 2017

Solheim Cup 2017
A fabulous day of camaraderie, fun and of course golf at Mill Green (EUROPE) in trying to bring the Solheim Cup back to Chesfield Downs (USA).

Suitably dressed for the occasion Team USA played their hearts out on a very well prepared course. Home advantage proved to much in the end. Europe 7 - 2 USA

Click here to see more photos of the day.

Bank Holiday Monday - Pro Shop Staff v MembersThree tee times are available with more if needed. Plenty of prizes up for grabs. Sign up on the board in the bar.

As a courtesy to your playing partners please check on HDID what you have signed up for. Competitions are open 3 weeks in advance and in that time changes are inevitable so please on Monday/Tuesday prior to the Thursday please just check you are still playing with whom you originally signed up with. If you are a single player there is still time to change and fill a spare tee time. Thank you for your help in making our booking system run smoothly.

One Years Free Membership - As the Captain takes a much needed break this week Sarah will be offering you the chance to buy a ticket to get you in the draw for a years membership. Tickets £5. All proceeds will be split between the Captains charities.

Golf Results
Tuesday - Penultimate round of the Summer eclectic. Some great scores shot today, will the gross winner be below par??

Dark clouds threatened to put a dampener on the Macknight Pairs Scramble but sunshine and good scoring won the day. This popular format of playing the best positioned ball on each shot saw Jackie Reid and Sarah Faircliff come out on top with a gross score of 76, nett 68.7 Well played all.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 13 August 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 14 Aug 2017

Captain's Day
The sign up sheet for the Captain's Day on the 30th September is now on the notice board. 18 holes of golf with some great prizes and a 3 course dinner with entertainment in the evening. All for £30.
Additional guests are welcome to play the golf and/or attend the evening.

When signing up for the golf please also indicate how many additional tickets you would like for the evening. Please make payment to Ladies Section clearly indicating 'Captains Day'.

Autumn Meeting
Sign up will open this coming Thursday for the Autumn Meeting (Thursday 21st Sep) playing for the Chris Leary Chalice. Those just wishing to just come for for lunch please sign up on the notice board.

Once again courtesy of Crown Golf we will be raffling off One Years Free Membership!!! Tickets are £5 each, the draw will take place on the evening of the Captains Day. See Captain or Vice to be in it to win it.

Boat Trip On The River Lee
With afternoon tea - still a few spaces left for our cruise down the river on Wednesday 20th September. Only £16

Solheim Cup
Good luck to the Solheim Cup team playing at Mill Green on Friday - bring those balls home girls ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

And finally........

Golf Results
Weekend - unseasonal wet weather meant an abandoned medal round.
Tuesday saw round 2 of the summer eclectic - results at the Autumn Meeting.

Palmer Cup - unfortunately seasonal August weather caused a postponement of the ladies match to retain the Cup against the senior men. We had a fun morning on the Sky Trak followed by lunch and rescheduled for 27th September. Two places are available if anyone wishes to play.

Thursday - yes you've guessed it, even though the sun was shining and the sky was clear all bunkers were GUR (to help preserve them) so the monthly medal was abandoned. We enjoyed a fun round.

The forecast for the coming weeks is looking good so get out and enjoy your golf.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 6 August 2017

Playing Away From Home

Playing Away From Home

If you play in a non- qualifying competition at another club it is YOUR responsibility to inform the Handicap Secretary of your scores and result.

England Golf wants to make sure that Handicap Committees have all necessary 'supporting evidence' for handicap reviews. Any non-qualifying AWAY scores will not directly affect your handicap, but may be used as part of the handicap review.

Your individual scores or team results must be returned in all singles, Am-Am & 4BBB with the exception of Texas Scrambles, Foursomes, Greensomes, Open's and casual social rounds.

Please use the form produced by England Golf, which is on the general notice board. The following information is required:

  1. Your name & partners name (if team/pairs)
  2. Date & venue/course
  3. Format of competition
  4. SSS of course
  5. Score returned
  6. Placement if in top 5

Players must make every effort to maintain a handicap that reflects their current playing ability. If a player does not return away scores a loss or suspension of handicap may result under Clause 24.1 CONGU rules.

Rogie Taylor
Handicap Secretary

Captain's Newsletter - 7 Aug 2017

Away Day Winners

Away Day
A very windy and occasionally wet Collingtree Park played host to the 2017 Kelland Pairs Away day. Thirty four ladies started out with hearty bacon butties and pastries before taking on the challenging course.

Scoring proved difficult in the gale force winds. Runners up (on countback) with 32 points were Lauren Pitcher & Kathy Dale. Winning with 33 points were Lesley Bonser & Di Rogers. Congratulations to all for completing the course and thank you to Collingtree Park for being the perfect hosts.

In other news sign up for the Macknight Pairs is on the PSI, rules are on the board.

Good luck to the ladies playing on Wednesday to defend the Palmer Cup against the senior men.

Golf Results
Weekend - Round 4 of the eclectic, still all to play for.

Tuesday - Summer eclectic has begun. First of four rounds played. Sign up in PSI for remaining 3 rounds.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 31 Jul 2017

Away Day
Last weeks deliberate mistake was well spotted by many. Our away day is in fact up the M1 at Collingtree Park. There is an excellent app that can be downloaded with course info and pro tips. This may be used as a stroke saver on the course.

Junior Charity Day
Dan Jordan is hosting his charity day on Saturday 12th August, in aid of The Chelsea Children's Hospital Charity. Please see the sign up sheet if you wish to enter.

Golf results
Weekend - Seven ladies joined the men to play in the Denis Flynn Memorial last Sunday, top position with 32 points was Julie Price.

Tuesday - Final round of the stableford league, results on the website.

Thursday - A gift, a wish & a joker saw some high scores returned. Playing for Hellidon Lakes prizes the winner on countback was Mandy Unger. Longest drive went to Marica Kelland and nearest the pin Sarah Faircliff. Many thanks to Lin Goodey and Katy Cook for organising our excellent extended away weekend.

Course maintenance starts this week. There will be no golf on Thursday as we are holding our annual Kelland Pairs away day. Please be patient with the ground staff who will be working to improve our course, so greens may be affected.

Good luck to all playing at Collingtree Park.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Sunday 23 July 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 24 Jul 2017

Scratch Team
The scratch team can do no more. Their season finished with a fabulous victory at home to Mill Green on Wednesday winning 4 1/2 to 1/2. Bouncing back after a narrow defeat last Sunday at Aldwickbury Park it is now a waiting game to see if they have done enough to secure a top slot and go through to the finals. Played 8 won 5 !!!!!!!!

Away Day
Thursday 3rd Aug at Hellidon Lakes - Tee times have now been allocated. See you there for bacon butties from 10am.

Solheim Cup
Friday 18th Aug at Mill Green - Team 'USA' has been selected and all players notified. They are now in serious training mode up to the big day. Good luck ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ.

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De Paula Cup
Lauren Pitcher played her second round match in this years De Paula Cup this week at Brookmans Park. "A nice course, lovely opponent" but unfortunately lost 3&2 to Jo Shrimpton-Davies.

Kathy Dale is through to the last 8 and has an away match at West Herts.

Toblerone Challenge
Guess (or aspire to) what your handicap will be at the AGM in November to be in with a chance of winning a gigantic Toblerone. Entries close 31st July.

Tuesday Summer Eclectic
The four rounds of this Summers Tuesday eclectic will be on HDID. Please sign up as per Thursday competitions, sign in on the day and enter your scores after your round.

As this is an eclectic, being on the PSI will give our hard working Tuesday organisers, Hazel & Katy a break. Please put your completed cards in the box (filled in correctly and signed in all the right places).

Good luck everyone. Prizes for best gross and nett for 3 divisions will be presented at the Autumn meeting on 21st September.

Golf Results
Tuesday - Coloured balls were out today, the winners and taking the chocolate were Pat Ward, Pam Wilson, Angela Chatterton and Helen Leigh.

Thursday - June stableford division 1 winner with 40 points was Jill Bransby. Div 2 winner was Pauline Humphrey. On her second outing after coming back from injury Julia Goodwin topped the 9 holers with 17 points. Congratulations ladies.

Hope you all enjoyed The Open this weekend and picked up a few tips. 

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Saturday 15 July 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 17 Jul 2017

Scratch Team Visit Mill Green

Posing in front of the lavender little did the scratch team know that they would be playing for almost 5 hours against Mill Green. Home advantage proved to be the deciding factor as we came a valiant second. Good wins for Sarah and Sally. Two more home matches left this season, Aldwickbury and Mill Green. Good luck.

The Friendly Team paid a midweek visit to Heyden Grange. A delicious curry made up for the scoreline, runners up 3-2. A break now until September.

Change Of Date
Round 4 of the Weekend Eclectic has been moved to 30th July to enable ladies to enter the Denis Flynn Memorial on 23rd July.

Correction To Date
The Palmer Cup match versus the senior men is being held on Wednesday 9th August not 16th as previously stated. Sign up on the board and help us retain the trophy. A delicious lunch will be served afterwards.

Pride of Lee
A few places still left for the afternoon tea and cruise down the River Lee on Wednesday 20th September. Sign up quickly to secure your place.

Women's British Open 2017 Tickets
David O'Brien has free tickets available for the Women's British Open at Kingsbarns in Scotland (just 45 minutes from Edinburgh airport). Tickets are for any day 3-6 August. Please contact me if interested.

Golf Results
Weekend - With a cracking round scoring 37 points Kathy Dale won the monthly stableford.

Tuesday - the popular greensomes format saw newcomer Caroline Roadnight partnered by Julie Retallick come out on top.

Thursday - The Palmer Betterball Cup was played for in Thursday by a strong field. Winning on countback were Megan Bonner and Pat Ward with 39 points from Jackie Reid and Sarah Faircliff.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Jackie Reid

Ladies Captain

Sunday 9 July 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 10 Jul 2017

Scratch Team
Top Of The LeagueFollowing an emphatic 4-1 home win on Sunday against West Herts, Chesfield Downs scratch team are now riding high at the top of group A in Division 4. 5 matches out of the 8 played and 3 victories.

Recently crowned Handicap Club Champion, Lauren Pitcher, continued her excellent run of good form to win her match 6&4. Emma Wood, one of our 7day members, came back to playing after several months off the golf course to take another resounding win over her opponent of 6&4. We had two more good wins of 4&3 for our team and the one game that West Herts won was as close as it gets going all the way to the 18th hole.

Mill Green both away and at home for the next two matches. Well done to all the team Kathy, Emma, Lauren, Pat & Sally.

Friendlies Team
Success breeds success as was demonstrated on Wednesday when the 'friendly ladies' hosted Mowsbury.

As temperatures once again soared bacon butties were on the menu prior to the friendly team taking on a team from Mowsbury. Playing pairs matchplay the ladies returned an magnificent 4-1 victory. You are all winners - congratulations.

De Paula Cup
Kathy Dale had a fabulous win, 6&4, against Elizabeth O'Hare from Welwyn Garden City in this years newly formatted De Paula Cup. Kathy is through to the quarter finals!! Well played.

In previous years this competition has been held over three consecutive days but numbers have declined so HCLGA has changed the format and it is now played over the summer in a knockout format. Get your name down for 2018.

Good luck to Lauren in her round 2 match against Jo Shrimpton Davies from Brookmans Park.

Forthcoming Events
Sign up now for the Palmer Betterball Cup Thursday on HDID.

Wednesday 16th August Palmer Cup. A pairs match play versus the senior men. Sign up sheet on the board. Golf followed by a delicious lunch.

Golf Results
Tombstone Tuesday - Vicki Thompson and Julie Retallick both came in 4 shots to spare, so 4 shots under their par. Vicki won on countback. Well done to both as Julie had a handicap cut from Monday with the seniors. Impressive stuff.

Monthly medal winner in Division 1 with a super 89 and a well deserved handicap cut was Megan Bonner. Breaking 100, for the very first time, and also getting a handicap cut the winner of Division 2 was Katy Cook.

Winner of the 9 hole qualifier with 17 points was Lorraine Palmer. Welcome back to Julia Goodwin who came in with 16 points.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️๐Ÿ˜Ž

Sunday 2 July 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 3 Jul 2017

Club Champions

Crowned Club Champion for the 4th year running, Virginia Chan (gross 167). Winning the Angela Chatterton Trophy (lowest nett score), Lauren Pitcher.

Twenty two ladies competed in the second round of the club championships in overcast cooler conditions. The leaders from the first round went out in the last group keeping us all in suspense right up to the end. Thank you to Craig Crowhurst, Mens Captain, for inputting the score. He commented how neat, tidy and legible all the scorecards were.

Virginia and Lauren are now eligible to represent Chesfield Downs at the Crown Champion of Champions in September.

Leavers and Joiners
"To lose one lady could be considered a misfortune, but to lose two may be seen as carelessness". Quoted not by Oscar Wilde about the departure from Chesfield of Liz Cooke and Annette Axelson.
Liz is leaving us for pastures new in Lincolnshire and Annette is moving back to her homeland of Sweden. We will miss them both dearly and have been very lucky to have them as active members of our section. Please keep in touch

On a brighter note we have a new member - Caroline Roadnight.  Moving up from the par 3 Caroline is looking to put in her 3 cards for her handicap so anyone wishing to play a round with her please contact me.

Scratch Team
Sarah, Julie, Jackie, Pat and Virginia visited Brickendon Grange on Monday. Very pleasant company, a sunny warm day but a 5-0 defeat. Good luck for next weeks games.

Upcoming Events
Thursday 27th July - A Wish, A Gift, A Joker
Sign up sheet is on the board for this fun round of golf. Open to all but due to the postponement of the second day at Hellidon Lakes due to bad weather, those away weekend ladies will be playing for prizes!

Wednesday 20th September
Sign up now for the Pride of Lee afternoon tea and cruise. First come first served

Golf Results
Weekend - Eclectic round 3 - Scores on HDID

Stableford League round 4 - Sarah Faircliff leads division 1, Hilary Clark div 2 and Lin Goodey div 3. Still time to catch them up

Half way through my Captaincy year - where has it gone? Is that a good sign or not? Answers on a postcard to my retreat in Spain.

Adios amigos๐Ÿ˜Ž
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain⛳️

Monday 26 June 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 26 Jun 2017

Club Championship
The heat abated as the wind took over and one flash of lightening started off the first round of the 2017 Club Championships.  Mixed feelings as the 27 players returned their scores. One hole can appear to blow the round, but we shall see. Full analysis of score, as usual, on HDID. The order of play for round 2 is also on HDID.

The winners will be presented with their trophies in the conservatory after the round. Tea and scones will also be served.

We will also be saying goodbye to Liz Cooke who is leaving us for the banks of the River Welland in South Holland. Everyone welcome (please let Sarah know by Monday if you are coming along so we can bake enough).

All to play for - good luck everyone.

Friendly Match v John O'Gaunt

The heat tried but did not get the better of the friendly team on Wednesday when they had a resounding victory over the ladies of John O'Gaunt. Score three and a half to a half. Fabulous win, well done to Liz Cooke, Lesley Bonser, Julie Retallick, Marica Kelland, Helen Leigh, Hazel Brunnen, Lin Goodey and Rogie Taylor.

Scratch Team
Good luck to the scratch team who are playing the return fixture against Brickendon Grange on Monday and then at home to West Herts on 2nd July.

Seniors Charity Day
On Wednesday this week. Still time to enter it is open to all. £25 to include lunch plenty of fun and games and a special silent auction. A week in a villa in sunny Florida, sleeps 6, plenty of golf courses to play in the area. Reserve set at only £250, auction will end 31st July. Please contact Brian Feaver (07792793246) asap if you wish to play or to place a bid.

Social Events
Barry and his team are looking to reintroduce more social events at the club, which is great.  Three events are already planned:

Sat 1st July - strap yourself into the cock pit as Maverick takes you to heaven and back in TOP GUN
Sat 7th July - Abba tribute, Mamma Mia
Fri 28th July - Murder Mystery Evening - Are you a Sherlock, a Poirot or a Miss Marple?

Please support our fantastic club. Any ideas for future events will be most welcome by Naomi, our Events Manager

Golf Results
Weekend - Monthly stableford qualifier was won by Lin Goodey with 32 points, pipping Kathy Dale by a single point.

Tuesday - Some invaluable match play practice. A great opportunity to get out there with no pressure on and experience this format of golf, for some ladies for the first time. Well done to all who took part in the 30 degree plus temperature.

We return to average summer temperatures this week so get out and enjoy your golf. Could we ask for a little liquid sunshine during the night for the sake of the course. Good luck to all in round 2. I look forward to crowning the Club Champion on Thursday๐Ÿพ

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Monday 19 June 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 19 Jun 2017

Charity Day - over £2500 raised for the Willow Foundation !!!!  
Thank you so much to everyone who turned out to play on Thursday, who helped in the preparations on the day, Jean in the halfway house and our trusty men who turned out too. Your generosity was overwhelming.

We had fabulous weather and great food halfway round (Susanna surpassing herself this year) and a delicious meal afterwards.

Please click here for photos of the day and the winners.

Scratch Team Win at Home to Brickendon Grange
A resounding 4-1 win in the third game of the season. Well done to all the team - Virginia, Sally, Sarah, Kathy and Lauren. The return match is on 26th June, lets hope to do the double over them.

Club Championships 2017
Sign up for the first round closes at 7pm on Monday 19th. You will then be informed of your tee time. Lowest handicappers will be going out first. Range balls will be available free of charge.  Best of luck to all ⛳️
Pauline Harrison is back in the UK this week and will be at the club on Thursday to see us all.

Pride of Lee
Date of the boat trip on River Lee with afternoon tea has been postponed to Wednesday 20th September.  Sign up now, first come first served. £16.

Solheim Cup
If you wish to be considered for selection for our visit to Mill Green to bring home the Solheim Cup on Friday 18th August then please sign up on the notice board. Caddies and supporters/cheerleaders most welcome.

Golf Results
Weekend - Kathy Dale returned a gross 83 to win the June England medal.

Tuesday - Di Chapman, Angela Chatterton, Liz Cooke and Chris Skeen triumphed playing 'split sixes' format.  Good fun in the sun.

The good weather is set to continue throughout the week, cream and water for Thursday - good luck to all.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 11 June 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 12 Jun 2017

Hellidon Lakes Away Weekend
A wonderful weekend was had by all up at Hellidon Lakes. Full report and pictures to follow after Charity Day.

Charity Day
Tee times are on the board and have been emailed out for Ladies' Captain's Charity Day this coming Thursday.  Registration from 8.30am with tea/coffee.  Fun and games and a chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes.  The silent auction is still running for Hanbury Manor, Welwyn Garden City, Knebworth, Verulum and Mid Herts. Bids in to Sarah.

Golf Results
Weekend ladies had a fun double on the odds game. Nikki Brooke coming out on top. 

June Stableford Div 1 winner Angela Chatterton with 34 points, runner up with 32 points Kathy Dale. Div 2 winner with 33 points Julie Retallick, runner up Hilary Clark with 32 points. 9 Hole Stableford winner with 18 points Kay Baker.

The weather is ordered for Thursday so I look forward to seeing you all

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Monday 5 June 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 5 Jun 2017

Charity Day is fast approaching, there are still many spaces left to play or if you just want to join us for lunch, please sign up. Donations for the bottle tombola can be left in the purple box in the locker room please.  Any help on the day will also be appreciated. Please let Kathy Carroll or myself know.

Silent Auction
Bids are coming in for the silent auction for fourballs at Welwyn Garden City, Hanbury Manor, Knebworth, Mid Herts & Verulum.  Why not group together and make a bid for a fantastic day out at our neighbouring course?? Benefiting the charity at the same time.

Second round of the Weekend Eclectic took place, Linda Brown finished first with a nett 66, great score.

June Monthly Medal, winner of Div 1 Margaret Gentle, runner up Angela Chatterton. Div 2 winner Kathy Morris, runner up Barbara Baldwin.

9 Hole Stableford winner was Jane Sparkes with 16 points.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 28 May 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 28 May 2017

Scratch Team v West Herts (Away)
Sunday saw the first scratch match of the season. Sally Weekes, Pat Ward, Virginia Chan, Julie Price and Sarah Faircliff visiting a beautiful course at West Herts. As always the matches were close and we narrowly lost 3-2. Good luck for the next match at Aldwickbury Park.

Scratch Team at West Herts
Friendly Match v Mount Pleasant (Home)
In soaring temperatures umbrellas came out, sun cream was pasted on and water taken on board as the friendly team entertained Mount Pleasant. Complimenting us on the course the visitors came out on top winning 3-1. Good luck for the next match at home to John O Gaunt on 21st June. If you wish to be considered please contact Margaret or Pauline.

Friendly Team v Mount Pleasant
Ladies' Captain's Charity Day - 15th June
The sign up sheets are on the notice board. You are very welcome to invite your guests to play with you on the day. It is a pairs betterball format with prizes for Nearest the Pins and Longest/Straightest drives. Lots of games before we go to play – Sky Trak challenge, hamper raffle, Purple star raffle plus much more.

ALL proceeds from the day going to the Willow Foundation.

Please also sign up if you can volunteer in any way. Donations for the bottle tombola and the hamper raffle will be greatly received.  

Club Championship - 22nd & 29th June
Sign up will open on Thursday 1st June for this years Club Championship on HDID. With some great scores already recorded this season it promises to be one of the closest championships.

The May Stableford was played on Saturday, the winner picking up the Spring Salver. Runner up with 28 points was Megan Bonner who was pipped to the post by Linda Brown, scoring 29 points.

Round 3 of the Stableford League took place. Please see the Leaderboard on our website for an up to date state of play.

Sixteen pairs played in the Ping Women's Fourball Betterball competition, competing for a chance to represent Chesfield in the finals in September. Triumphant pair Hazel Brunnen and Alison Webber will have to wait and see if 46 points is enough to get them to Gainsborough. Congratulations to them both.

As the weather hots up so does golfing activity at Chesfield. Lots to look forward to in June.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 21 May 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 22 May 2017

Ken Bird Trophy

On Sunday in blustery wind and warm sunshine representatives from all sections played for the Ken Bird Trophy. A strong team was put out to hopefully improve on our runners up position last year. Alas, we did our very best but the junior team averaged just over 36 points and retained the trophy. Congratulations to them all.

However, the highlight of the day.... ⛳️⛳️⛳️⛳️HOLE IN ONE !!!! for Pat Ward on 17th.

It was drinks all round (thanks Les).

Also at the weekend Rogie Taylor represented Chesfield Downs Ladies at Rookery Park GC in Lowestoft in the Bridgestone Chase Your Dreams Eastern Region Final.

Having her husband along side to caddy, as did her two fellow playing partners, Rogie said " It was a great experience on a lovely course, a bit nerve racking being individual medal. Golf started well but didn't last".

Charity Day - 15th June
Check out the notice board for information regarding the next major event. Sign up sheets for volunteers, halfway house, hole sponsorship and play will be up on the board this week.

Take That Tribute Night
Friday 2nd June. £20 including dinner. "It only takes a minute girl" to book your table. I am sure you will hear "a million love songs" throughout the evening. They may " relight your fire". "Could it be magic?"

Double on the Yellows - Winner with 51 points Vicky Thompson. Runner up Diane Chapman with 49 points.

May Stableford - Winner of division 1 Vicky Thompson with 36 points and winner of division 2 Denise Clinch with 40 points. They are now eligible to pair up for the England Golf Trust pairs competition in August. We await to see if combined score of 76 is enough to qualify- fingers crossed.

9 Hole May Stableford winner Pat Pollendine with 17 points.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Sunday 14 May 2017

Chesfield Rider Completes Charity Bike Ride for Willow

Congratulations to Alan Bonner who on Sunday took part in the Herts 100 Bike Event. The long hours of training paid off as he completed the course in 4 hours and 6 minutes.

Alan has raised over £1100 for the Willow Foundation. Fantastic Alan and thank you very much for your support of my chosen charity this year. Enjoy your break in the Lake District.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Captain's Newsletter - 15 May 2017

Spring Meeting Winners

The winning team from our Spring Meeting - Kathy Carroll, Lesley Bonser, Nikki Brooke & Katy Cook. Congratulations ladies and to all the winners who picked up their Cup & Trophies on the day.

After a team alliance round we all enjoyed a delicious lunch in the conservatory. And over £200 raised for the Willow Foundation. Thank you ladies for your continued support.

Click here for more photos from the day.

In other news.... Kathy Dale played her first round match in the De Paula Cup, a Herts County competition. Against a long long hitting opponent from Moor Park, Kathy came out victorious 5&4. Drive for show putt for dough - or a place in the next round in this case. Well done Kathy.

Divot party
We will all benefit from the divot party that took place this week, thank you to Angela Hamilton and Kathy Dale for turning out to help. The greens are looking fantastic and with the rain that is due the fairways will benefit enormously. Well done to Andy and his team.

Solheim Cup
Please see the notice board for info on the Solheim Cup, to be played on the Friday 18th August at Mill Green. If you wish to be selected for the (USA) team please sign up.

Afternoon Tea on Pride of Lee
Please see the notice board for details of a leisurely cruise on board the Pride of Lee on 28th June. Only 22 places so first come first served. 

Away Weekend
Not long now.... please make your menu choices via the emails received. Any queries re the weekend please see Lin or Katy.

Golf Results
Weekend winner of the monthly medal was Megan Bonner with a gross 95, runner up Linda Brown.

Tuesday 'Split 3' winners were Maggie Theaker, Pam Wilson, Liz Cooke, and Vicky Thompson.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 7 May 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 8 May 2017

Once again a busy week out on the golf course. Alas, thermals not yet put away.

Divot Party
Wednesday 10th join us anytime between 4pm-8pm to walk the course with soil and seed to repair divots. Complimentary food and drink will be provided. The Course Manager and green keeping staff thank you in advance for your help.

Spring Meeting
Tee times are up, emails have also been sent out. No need to change for lunch.

Jo's Clinic
Next clinic with Jo Oliver is 16th May.

Ken Bird Trophy
Good luck to the ladies team playing next Sunday in the Ken Bird Trophy against the men, seniors and juniors. 

Handicap Cup
Margaret Gentle and Rogie Taylor played in the final of the handicap cup this week. It literally could not have been closer. It came down to the last putt on the 18th. Margaret just winning. Fantastic match ladies.

Winner of the April stableford with 31 pts was Pat Ward.

May monthly medal was played in chilly unseasonal weather. Winning Division 1 with a gross 86 and getting a well deserved handicap cut down to 16 was Vicky Thompson. The winner in Division 2 coming in with 95 (nett 72) was Denise Clinch just ahead of runner up Julie Retallick.

9 Hole Stableford winner was Pam Blake with 13 pts.

Happy golfing and roll on some warm weather.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Sunday 30 April 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 1 May 2017

Happy May Day one and all

Another busy week out on the golf course in variable weather conditions but May is here so shorts and tee shirts out. If there are no spaces left on the sign up then please contact Lin Goodey who will be able to slot you in at the end.

Divot Party
On Wednesday 10th May there will be a divot party, come and help the ground staff repair divots on the course, 4pm- 8pm followed by complimentary food and drink. Please support our club, even if only for an hour or so, sign up on the board.

Ken Bird Trophy
Ladies v Mens v Juniors on Sunday 14th May. Sign up sheet is on the board. Priority will be given to 7 day members. Last May we were runners up to the juniors so come on ladies lets get that trophy this year.

Club Nights
On the last Wednesday of the month the club runs a 9 hole competition, open to all, which is followed by food, at a subsidised price of £5. It is great fun and a chance to play with men and seniors. A good warm up for Thursday morning sign up for 24th May now on the social board.

Away Weekend - Hellidon Lakes
Not long to go, balance is due by 12th May.

County Cards
For those of you who have not collected your card then please do so from reception. Reduced green fees and £25 off at Majestic, what could be better?

Toblerone Challenge
Guess what your handicap will be at the AGM in November and be in with a chance of winning a huge Toblerone!!! All proceeds to Willow Foundation. See poster on locker room door. Closing date end of July.

Spring Meeting
Last chance to sign up for the Spring Meeting on 11th May when all the cups and trophies won so far this season will be presented. If you are unable to play you can still join us for lunch. Please contact Kathy Carroll before 2nd May to get booked in.

Friendly Match

The first friendly of the season took place on Friday.

These lovely ladies traveled to Pavenham. An enjoyable day in tough conditions and gaining good experience to boot. Well done all.

Medal round winner Pat Ward with a gross 80!

Round 2 of the Stableford League. Please see website for up to date placings.

The cold conditions did not stop some good scores coming in. Winner of the Ann Warner Trophy (handicaps up to 29) with 41 points was Angela Hamilton, runner up Hazel Brunnen with 40 pts. The Maureen Eastwood Salver (30 & above) was won by Jenny Feaver with 36 pts pipping Pam Wilson by just one point.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️