Sunday 26 February 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 27 Feb 2017

Winter Eclectic
Results were revealed this week of the fiercely contested 12 hole winter eclectic. We were fortunate to be able to play all 7 scheduled rounds. 49 ladies took part playing over 230 rounds. Well done to all who competed.

Division 1 winner was Sarah Faircliff on countback from Sally Weekes. Both scoring a magnificent 48.

Division 2 winner, Nicola Adkins by one shot from Helen Leigh, scoring 52. Great winter golf aided by Chesfield Downs wonderful greens.

The presentation took place after our first social light lunch of the year in a sun filled conservatory.

Megan has a trial shift in F&B

Daily Mail Foursomes
Angela Hamilton and Pat Ward enjoyed the weather and the company on Monday at Mount Pleasant but unfortunately lost their match 3&2.

Summer knockouts
Sign up sheets are on the board. Closing date Tuesday 21st. A draw will take place on 23rd March after golf in the conservatory.

Seven ladies played in the individual stableford, forming part of the Ken Bird Winter League. Pat Ward being the highest scoring lady with 37 points. This puts Pat 2 points ahead of Linda Brown in the Order of Merit. Four rounds to go.

A gift, a wish, a joker over 18 holes - Winner on countback Katy Cook from Margaret Gentle both scoring 45 points, so they must have chosen wisely.

With storm Doris paying us a visit 30 hardy ladies wrapped up and ventured out on to the par 3 Lannocks Links. Although the sun was shining the Megan Bonner Par 3 Championship was reduced to 9 holes - that was enough.

Hats blew, bags blew and cobwebs were well and truly blown away. Who won???? The winner will be announced at the Spring Meeting on 11th May.

Thursday sees a full field competing for the first trophy of the season The Price Vase. Good luck ladies.

And finally... Repairing Pitchmarks
Click here to read a handy guide on how to properly repair pitchmarks. As it says in the article it's "worth reading as a poorly repaired pitchmark takes twice as long to heal!".

Jackie Reid
Ladies' Captain

Sunday 19 February 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 20 Feb 2017

Save The Date - Wednesday 28th June
Afternoon cream tea on board whilst cruising down the river. Details nearer the date.

Good luck to Pat Ward and Angela Hamilton who will be representing Chesfield Downs in the Daily Mail Foursomes on Monday at Mount Pleasant. Go girls

18 hole golf commences on Tuesday with A gift A Wish A Joker.

Thursday we take on the Par 3 course, will it defeat us??

Sign up sheets for Ann Grist Trophy and Mary Warmoth Cup will be on the board this week. Closing date 21st March with the draw taking place on Thursday 23rd March after the March stableford qualifier.


No golf as the course was closed. But how fantastic the conditions of the greens this week. Thanks to Andy and his team.

5 clubs and a putter - is that all you need? Appears so as Sue Oliva and Barbara Baldwin both came home with 18 points. Sue winning on countback. Well done.

Perhaps the closest finish for a long time. How fortunate we were to play all 7 rounds, this enabling some cracking scores. Result will be announced at the presentation on Thursday 23rd after Megan Bonner Par 3 Competition.

In a change to the advertised, we will be having soup & baguette followed by cake. Drinks to be purchased separately.

Happy Golfing
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain

Sunday 12 February 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 13 Feb 2017

I am delighted to inform you that Macron Hertfordshire is sponsoring Chesfield Downs Ladies Scratch team. For the first outing in May the team will be sporting matching boot bags to compliment team colours. Macron, based in Letchworth, provide our trophies throughout the year. Thank you to Mick Ginn.

You will notice when at the Club this week that there are different chairs and sofas. This is a temporary measure whilst the originals are being fully refurbished by an interior designer. This will take approx 2 weeks so please be understanding of the situation.

Sign up is now open for the first qualifier of the season, The Price Vase, on Thursday 1st March. Also, on the board, sign up for Megan Bonner Par 3 Championships.

Three ladies competed in the 4BBB this weekend, Linda Brown being top placed above Nikki Brookes and Megan Bonner.

In probably the muddiest conditions for some time on the course 25 ladies competed in the first team game of the year, a Stableford Alliance. Congratulations to the victors, Di Chapman, Marion Dix, Lorraine Palmer and Pam Blake.

The penultimate round and all change again. Sally Weekes has jumped into top spot in Div 1 by one shot and Nicola Adkins has the lead in Div 2, again only one shot in it. Forecast looks reasonable for the last round on 16th so get out there.

And finally..... never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Because if you enjoyed it you can do it again tomorrow.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 6 Feb 2017

February is upon us so that means Valentines Day, pancakes and... the return of 18 holes of golf!! Starting Tuesday 21st Feb, a gift a wish a joker, so easing in gently. Sign up now on the board.

Annual Subscription - Please pay your £5 to continue to play in the Ladies Section competitions.
Deposits for Away Day (3rd August) and Away Weekend (4th June) are also now payable.

Round 9 of the Ken Bird weekend winter league was an American greensomes. Jackie Reid was the highest placed lady with 40 points (assisted by Mr Reid).

Individual stableford competition. Runner up Margaret Gentle 17 points, but winning with a magnificent 19 points was Lesley Bonser.

Round 5 of the hotly contested 12 hole winter eclectic. With sunshine and rain (at the same time) under a beautiful rainbow 29 ladies turned out to try and better their scores. And it was worth doing so as many did and we have a change at the top. Sarah Faircliff now has a one shot lead in Division 1. There is a three way tie in Division 2. Helen Leigh, Katy Cook and Nicola Adkins are all on 54. Fantastic ladies. All to play for, it is going down to the wire.

Happy Golfing
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain