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 ThursdayšŸ¾

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⛳️