Sunday 26 March 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 27 Mar 2017

Ann Grist & Mary Warmoth Summer Knockouts
The draw has been done for the Summer knockouts. We did not have Gary Lineker and Sky Sports but went one better with our Golf Development Professional, Jo Oliver making the draw. Full details in the locker room - good luck ladies.

Jo Oliver draws the balls for the Summer Knockouts

The final of the Scratch Cup takes place on Monday between Kathy Dale and Lauren Pitcher. Good luck to both. I am sure it will be a cracking game. Just hope they are teeing off early enough in case they go down the 19th, 20th 21st... They will have until about 7.30pm because the clocks spring forward.

Captains Drive In - Saturday 8th April - Still a few tee times left to come along and support your Captains.

Good luck to the Pearson Team who resume their matches this week at home to Moor Park on Wednesday.

Maria Moore Milennium Bowl will take place on Thursday.

In very very blustery conditions seven hardy ladies played in the last round of the Ken Bird Winter League. Highest place went to Lesley Bonser with a credible 32 points finishing 27th . In the OOM Pat Ward pipped Linda Brown to top spot.

American Foursomes this week so decisions to be made on which ball to take. Runners up with 34 points, Pauline Humphrey & Liz Cooke but with a magnificent 43, forty three points were Lesley Bonser and Hazel Brunnen.

A swirling wind that never seemed to be to our advantage did not stop an almost full field competing in the March stableford. CSS was 75. Div 1 winner Kathy Dale with 31 points. Div 2 winner Mary Harrison with 34 points and the only handicap cut. Well done. 9 hole winner Pat Pollendine with 14 points.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Sunday 19 March 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 20 Mar 2017

We were delighted to welcome back Pauline Harrison this week on a flying visit from down under. She caught up with 20 ladies on a night out on the town then played a round in slightly cooler temperatures than she has become accustomed to on Thursday. She was very impressed with the condition of the course and the improvements taking place.

Sign up before Thursday for the Summer knockouts, both singles and pairs. The draw will take place in the conservatory on Thursday after the March stableford.

We welcome Vicki Thompson who has joined us from Welwyn Garden City GC. Please introduce yourself when you see her at the club.

Linda Brown gained another 2 points in round 15 of the Ken Bird Winter League playing with her husband in 4BBB (Bogey).

Double the Evens - some great scores. Runner up Lesley Bonser (59points) but the winner with 61 points, Hazel Brunnen.

At the start of the week temperatures were in the high teens, t shirt weather but for the O'Sullivan Cup we were back in thermals and bobble hats. Nine teams competed for the trophy, best two scores counting. Clear a space in your trophy cabinet - Mary Harrison, Jean Pierce, Alison Webber and Susanna Chan winning by 4 points from Sarah Faircliff, Jennie Feaver, Marica Kelland & Jackie Reid. Well played ladies.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain

Monday 13 March 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 13 Mar 2017

Captains Drive In - Saturday 8th April
Sign up sheet is now up on the board in the bar area. Come along and support all the Captains. 18 holes of golf, pie & mash plus lots of great prizes to be won. Courtesy of the course for 5 day members so all are welcome. If anyone is able to help man the registration desk before the shotgun start, or volunteer a partner? Please let me know.

Sign up sheet for the Maria Moore Millennium Bowl (30th March) is on the board - Australian rules pairs, multiply your stableford score on each hole - no sorries.

Still time to sign up for Summer knockouts. Please pay your £2 per event before the draw on 23rd March. This will take place after golf in the conservatory by our Golf Development Professional, Jo Oliver.

Any change in phone number and/or email address please inform Marica as she is compiling an new list

Still some £5 subscriptions to the section outstanding, please pay before the Treasurer starts chasing you!

And now the best part..........

Only 20 hardy pairs ventured out on Sunday in the pouring rain, although the sun did appear at times. Alas no ladies amongst them.

Champagne Scramble, who wouldn't scramble for champagne? A lovely Spring morning saw seven teams playing a scramble. Notching up 94 points and coming second were Hazel Brunnen, Pat Ward, Jenny Feaver and Helen Leigh. But with an amazing 99 points the victorious team comprised of Kathy Carroll, Susanna Chan, Julie Retallick and Lesley Bonser.

A glorious day for the first medal of the season. No excuses. Winner of division 1 and getting her handicap cut to 19, Margaret Gentle (nett 73). Winning division 2, Nicola Adkins (nett 77). Winner of 9 hole stableford was Pam Blake. Well played ladies.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain

Sunday 5 March 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 6 Mar 2017

Qualifiers are back !!!! And so is the Birdie book (kept on the bookcase in locker room). Birdies achieved in the following competitions should be entered into the Birdie book and on the Birdie Tree:
  • All Tuesday, Thursday and Weekend competitions 1st March - 31st October
  • All Pearson, Scratch and Friendly matches played at Chesfield Downs.
  • Palmer Cup (Ladies v Seniors)
  • Ken Bird Trophy

Round 13 of the Ken Bird Winter League, 3 clubs and a putter, obviously all Linda Brown needs as she scored a magnificent 38 points.

A pairs competition this week, four ball better ball saw some good scores considering the weather. Winning by just one point from Sarah Faircliff & Susanna Chan were the pairing of Lesley Bonser & Di Rogers. Hope they enjoyed their prosecco.

The Price Vase, our first trophy of the season saw 38 ladies battle the wind and cold conditions. Victorious with 35 points was Susanna Chan who will receive her trophy at the Spring meeting on 11th May. Runner up on countback from Jacqui Harbor was Rogie Taylor. Well played ladies.

Remember to sign up for the Summer knockouts - closing date 23rd March.

Bishop Stortford Golf Club are holding a fashion evening on Monday 27th March, details are on the notice board. A fun evening out and perhaps a bargain or two.

And finally.... please be courteous to your playing partners and if you cannot for some reason play please contact them to let them know.

Spring is on the way...... happy golfing
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain