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 🇺🇸.

Submitting Supplementary Cards

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⛳️😎

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 amigos😎
Jackie Reid, Ladies Captain⛳️