Sunday 24 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 25 Sep 2017

Autumn Meeting & Chris Leary Chalice
This took place on Thursday. After a round of golf and a delicious lunch Chris Leary presented our winner Nicola Adkins with the trophy. Thanks to the generosity of the ladies and the usual supportive men in the clubhouse £265 was raised for Lady Captains Charity The Willow Foundation.

Cups, trophies and birdies were also presented. Please click here for more photos.

"We are sailing, we are sailing"
 No we were leisurely gliding down the River Lee.

Fourteen lovely ladies enjoyed tea and scones (rhymes with stones) on a two hour trip from Hoddesdon. A perfect way to spend an afternoon.

Golf Results
Weekend monthly stableford winner was Pat Ward.

Tuesday - Three Blind Mice. No tails were cut off just the three best scores taken away! The winner was Hazel Brunnen.

Temperatures are rising this week so get out on the course admire the changing colours of our beautiful trees our excellent greens and lush fairways and play some golf.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 18 Sep 2017

Women & Golf magazine featured an article sent in by Kathy Morris on our recent Solheim Cup adventures at Mill Green. Click here to read in full.

What are those two Yankies saying in the above picture? And what or who are they looking at? Suggestions on a postcard to your Captain before the Autumn meeting. Prize for the most humorous.

Crown Champion of Champions took place at Mill Green last Saturday. They had an enjoyable round of golf. Chris Birkett came runner up in the Men's gross competition - well done.

Pearson 2017/2018 -The fixtures are now out for the forthcoming Pearson season. Please sign up if you wish to be considered for selection. Marica is handing over the captaincy reins to Megan Bonner who we all know will also do a fantastic job.

Golf Results
The ever popular format of 'A gift, a wish, a joker' saw some great scores. Runner up on countback with 42 points was Vicki Thompson but with a whooping 46 the winner was Hazel Brunnen.

Monthly medal time once again. Winning Division 1 and getting a handicap cut back down to 11 was Pat Ward. Winning Division 2 was Kathy Morris.

Pat Pollendine
took top spot in the 9 hole competition.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday when we will be playing for the Chris Leary Chalice at the Autumn Meeting.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 10 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 11 Sep 2017

Scratch Team Wins Group!

"After just our third season in the County Scratch League, we have risen to the challenge and WON OUR GROUP FOR 2017.

The Scratch League runs until the end of September, but the results displayed as at 26th August show that Chesfield Scratch Team cannot be beaten.

We will win Group A in Division 4 with a total of 5 matches won out of 8 played. Our closest rivals Brickenden Grange also won 5 matches but only won 20 individual games to our 23.5 individual games- every game counts!

I am absolutely delighted with this result and CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEAM who played this season. Virginia Chan, Kathy Dale, Pat Ward , Sarah Faircliff, Sally Weekes, Julie Price, Lauren Pitcher, Emma Wood and Jackie Reid.

And a huge thank you to all the Scratch Team Squad, who have supported the team and been ready and willing to play in matches when required. Vicky Thompson, Maria Mouncher, Jean Ray, Marica Kelland, Chris Newcombe.

The two other groups in Division A have also played enough matches to identify the final results before the season deadline of 30 September and unfortunately we have been beaten to promotion by an exceptionally small margin – just 0.33 points. No final for us this year, but they will be quaking next year.

Whilst this is very disappointing, it will spur us on to win our group next year – AGAIN – and gain promotion to Division 3

Top of the group!!! A brilliant result for our 2017 Scratch Team. Congratulations to you all!!!!!"

- Kathy Dale, Scratch Team Captain

Another busy week for Chesfield Ladies, taking their golf out and about.

De Paula Cup - Kathy Dale played her quarter final match against a West Herts opponent and although recovering from a shoulder injury she did manage to go down the 19th before being beaten.

Ping Pairs Plate Final - Hazel Brunnen & Alison Webber travelled north to Gainsborough in Lincolnshire to compete in this prestigious final. "We were well looked after and received a new golf bag, the weather was off and on and so was our game".

Yonex Lady Pairs Golf Tour - Coming to Hertfordshire for the first time this relatively new golf event for ladies took place at East Herts & Knebworth GC. Margaret Gentle, Pauline Humphrey, Rogie Taylor & Kathy Morris played the two day, two round event.

Again a fun day out on the golf course. Well done to all our ladies who have taken part.

Still time to buy a ticket to be in with a chance to win a 'years free membership'. Please see Captain or Vice. Only £5.

Coaching sessions will recommence on Tuesday 19th September with Jo Oliver. Starting at 3pm and lasting an hour Jo will be concentrating on the short game. Cost £7 per session. Sign up on the board as places are limited.

Autumn Meeting 21st September - If you wish to play but there are no spaces to sign up then please contact Lin Goodey (Competition Secretary) who may be able to fit you in.

Captain's Day - Sign up now for a fun day of golf, halfway house refreshments, 3 course evening dinner with welcome drink plus dancing to Disco Nyts and roulette and black jack. Tickets only £30.

Let's hope we are in for an Indian Summer so we can get out and take advantage of the course looking at its best.

Happy golfing
Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️

Sunday 3 September 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 4 Sep 2017

Ping Pairs Plate Final
Good luck to Hazel Brunnen and Alison Webber who have qualified to play up in Gainsborough on 4th Sep having won our qualifier back in May.

Crown Golf Champion of Champions

Good luck to Virginia Chan (Club Champion) and Lauren Pitcher(Handicap Champion) who will be representing Chesfield Downs in the competition which this year is being held at Mill Green. Perhaps some local knowledge will stand them in good stead.

De Paula Cup
Kathy Dale is playing her quarter final match in the De Paula Cup on Monday. We wish her all the best as she travels to West Herts.

This coming Thursday will be the last day for birdie book entries prior to the presentation at the Autumn Meeting. Still time to play in the Chris Leary Chalice on 21st Sep, or just join for lunch.

Golf Results
Thursday saw the first round of two of the Eclectic Cup. Good weather saw some low scores recorded. Still another chance to go even lower in the second round on 7th.

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain⛳️