Sunday 24 December 2017

Last Captain's Newsletter of 2017

It is with a little sadness that I sit here with my sherry and mince pie and begin my final newsletter of 2017

As usual this time of year is hectic for many but lots of you have still found time to play golf. The seasonal weather closed the course for five days

(Picture courtesy of Pam Wilson)

But thanks to our dedicated green keeping team The Christmas Jumper Challenge did go ahead last Friday, 18hole team alliance followed by a lovely Christmas lunch. Ann Lawrence was in the winning team who scored 84 points

Eleven ladies danced the night away at the Glittering Christmas Party

As we look forward to 2018 can I remind you that sign up is now on HDID for the 12 hole winter eclectic.

Also those wishing to purchase a new club jumper in foxglove can try one for size. Please see Marica

Another small sherry as I close by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and A Happy and Healthy New Year


Sunday 10 December 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 12 Dec 2017

Presentation of Cheque to Willow Foundation
Chris, from the Willow Foundation, came along to receive a cheque for £5900, following our Christmas Greensomes. A fabulous amount raised. I thank each and everyone of you who has contributed to this total during 2017.

Christmas Greensomes
A hardy 12 ladies braved the conditions (it was spitting with rain) to play 9 holes of golf. Winners with 18 points were Margaret Gentle & Pauline Humphrey

Winners of best dressed went to ?????? Can you recognise them??? No points for getting Santa in the middle

We enjoyed mulled wine and nibbles in the Gallery Suite whilst exercising those little grey cells with Marica's quiz

A tie breaker had to split these three - don't think Pat was impressed with the answer to "how many miles from London to NYC?"

Worldly wise Jenny was the closest.

Glittering Christmas Party

The Chesfield party animals took over the dance floor on Thursday evening. What a workout after delicious food. Fabulous night

Still time to join the fun at the Members Christmas Party on Sunday 17th. Sign up on the board

Golf Results
Weekend - Last weekend saw the Turkey Trot, an individual stableford qualifier. Pat Ward and Jackie Reid joined the field of men and alas both had a point one increase in their handicaps

Tuesday - what a shamble, thats a team shambles. Winning team comprised of Hazel Brunnen, Anna Lawrence , Lesley Bonser and Di Rogers

Happy Golfing and keep warm

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain ⛳️

Sunday 3 December 2017

Captain's Newsletter - 4 Dec 2017

Its that time of year again!

Christmas Greensomes this coming Thursday. Still time to sign up.

Prize for best dressed pair. On course fun and frolics. Make sure one in your group has a camera for photo opportunity

The presentation of the cheque to Willow Foundation will take place upstairs in the Gallery Suite where we will have our fun quiz. Bring your own nibbles

HCLGA & HGU become one
Sarah and I attended the HCLGA AGM last week. An historic occasion as it was the last such meeting. The resolution to merge with HGU was passed with an overwhelming majority. The new merged body, Hertfordshire Golf Ltd, will commence operation on 1st January 2018

Golf Results
Tuesday - Fourball better ball in crisp sunny winter weather. Runners up Hazel Brunnen & Jenny Feaver. The winners were Pat Ward and Angela Chatterton

Thursday - Double of the Yellows. Lots of you could not resist playing off the easy yellow mens tees in order to get double points. Pat Ward even scored a birdie on 7th from the yellows, fantastic. Runner up, on count back from Hazel Brunnen, was Pauline Humphrey. The outright winner with 27 points, playing from all the yellow tees was Pat Ward. Well done ladies. White tees next year??

Sign up for our 9 hole competitions are now all on the board so please make a note of your playing partners and if for some reason you are unable to play please be courteous and let them know.

Wrap up warm and enjoy your golf ⛳️

Jackie Reid
Ladies Captain