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