Sunday 25 November 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 26 Nov 2018

In spite of the somewhat inclement weather the Winter Invitation last Thursday was a great day and it appears that we all enjoyed it! Thank you to all our visitors, I think at least 10 clubs were represented and it was great to meet up with old friends and adversaries from the other clubs! Thanks too to all who helped make it another memorable occasion at Chesfield. There were lots of good photos but just a couple here to sum up the atmos!

It was also wonderful to raise around £400 for Margaret's 2019 charities. Thanks for your generosity as always.

The sign up for 29 Nov (Stableford Q 18 holes) is on the system whilst for the 6th and 13th the sign up is on the board. If you want to dress up on 13th Dec there will be a prize for the best dressed pair but no pressure as might just need loads of layers over the need for glamourosity!!!

Into next year (and hopefully early Summer by then!) the planning for our Away Weekend to Stoke by Nayland in early June next year is well under way, with some great golf and fun evenings on the agenda. There are just a few more places available and if you are interested please talk to or email Nicola Adkins or Nikki Brooke for more details. Could we also please remind you to pay the deposit of £35.00 to Pat, before the deadline of Friday 1st December, if you haven't already done so.

The Pearson team played the 2nd match of their season on Friday away at Essendon. Unfortunately Chesfield were beaten by a good team but thanks to our team who gave their all as always. They will be playing again on Wednesday next week at home to our nearest adversaries so good luck to all in the team.

The results of the adult Par 3 2018 competition saw Pam Blake and Lauren Pitcher both qualify in the top prize winning places - its a great monthly competition held on our par 3 course and very good practice for the short game. Quite a few of our ladies section play regularly and the competition will start again in March next year. Speak to Kathy D or Jo Oliver for further details.

So...get those Christmas decs out of the loft and put your sprouts on...!! I am off to put up some Christmas trees for the next couple of weeks so will see you after they are all up!

Sarah Faircliff - Ladies Captain 2018

Sunday 18 November 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 19 Nov 2018

Firstly, apologies to Denise Clinch whose photo was in the newsletter when I sent it last week but it seems to have got lost in publication. Here it is!

Denise Clinch - Ann Grist Trophy

Some more winners were crowned this week - congrats to all!

Jackie R - Cup Winners Cup

Virginia - The Jean Ray OOM

The Committee has decided this year to introduce a white polo shirt for all our teams. This allows us to wear it with whatever colour jumper without upsetting the fashion police! So....thanks to Margaret for sorting.

Coming soon!! Glenmuir Ladies White Tee Shirts will be available in the ProShop in the next week or so for you to try on and order. Emblazoned with the club logo, the tee shirts will become the base colour for the Squad Teams as we move into 2019 as well as a great colour to go under those new 'Purple' club sweaters so many of you have kindly purchased. As soon as they appear on the shelves, you are free to go and try them on, of course! We will then put a list up on the noticeboard in the locker room for you to order your specific sizes, as a bulk order should help to keep the price down to around £30.00.

In case you weren't aware you can find all the Committee Minutes and now the AGM on the ladies section website - where you see this newsletter click on 'About us' and you should find them there.

The tee times for the Winter Invitational are up on the board now so please check and ensure all your guests are aware. Some nice prizes up for grabs that day and a raffle in aid of Margaret's charities MIND and Tilehouse Counselling. If you have any special requirements for lunch or otherwise please contact either Margaret or Kathy Carroll.

There is a stableford qualifier on the system for 29th November so please don't forget to sign up and there will be sign ups for 6th Dec and 13th Dec on the board in due course. On Dec 13th we will be playing a 9 hole 4 BBB (instead of Greensomes this year) with on course 'amusements'! Please only play 9 holes that day, bring some nibbly bits for afterwards, chips and tea and coffee are on order and I will presenting my cheque to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance that day. Also there will be 'some info' on the new rules for 2019 that day and we can all get away in time to prepare for our night at the Hermitage. I will let you have some more info on that next week!

Finally, see you on Tuesday when I am decorating the Club Christmas tree!!! No golf for me that day...!

Sarah Faircliff
Ladies Captain 2018

Sunday 11 November 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 12 Nov 2018

I am delighted to have awarded some more prizes this week! A huge congratulations to all the winners listed below....

  • Julia Goodwin won the Diamond Trophy (9 hole Order of Merit)
  • Nikki Brooke won the Weekend Order of Merit and had a hole in one on August 26th
  • Denise Clinch - won the Ann Grist Trophy
  • Rogie Taylor - won the Mary Warmoth Cup - with Kathy M - Rogie received a picture of the cup from Kathy! We will get a pic of both of them with the Cup in due course!

I still have a few prizes to give out to those unable to attend the AGM but they will be awarded....preferably not in the car park!!!

  • Caroline K won the Weekend Spring Salver
  • Clare Breen won the Weekend Nett Eclectic
  • Virginia Chan won the Jean Ray Order of Merit
  • Jackie Reid won the Cup Winners Cup

More about Cups is the new Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup!

The draws for the above trophy KO and the Winter Handicap KO are now on the board with the rules of engagement alongside.

The Pearson Season started last week with a match at home against the Manor of Groves. Megan had selected and prepared her squad in a very professional manner and although she could do nothing about the weather (which was horrendous!) the team performed brilliantly and kicked off the season with a 5-2 win. A very big pat on the back for up is an away match at Essendon on 23rd November.

Finally this week and by no means least, the rearranged Captain's Day and evening was great fun. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and thank you to everyone who made it another special Chesfield night and a memorable one for me.

Sarah Faircliff - Ladies Captain 2018

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Captain's Newsletter - 5 Nov 2018

Thank you all for attending the AGM last week. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and thank you soooo much for all my lovely gifts. I am looking forward to purchasing some new clubs next year and the photo book of 2018 is a fantastic memory of my year. I would like to add my very good wishes for another such year to Margaret and her team in 2019. I know they will do a great job and be supported by an amazing group of ladies! Congratulations to all those winning trophies, cups and end of season orders of merit and Eclectics. If you weren't able to be there to collect your prizes I still have them and will try and pick a suitable moment to present you properly with your hard earned winnings.

Although the AGM is now complete there are still a number of events to come this side of the new year. This coming week we will be playing Captain v Vice Captain Pairs matchplay for the Hattersley Cup. The teams are on the board so please check your tee times in advance of Thursday. As this goes to print there is one space available to play as Julie R has had to pull out. Please let me know if you would like to play. After golf Marica is kindly laying on tea and cakes for us by way of celebration of her 'big' birthday so please stay afterwards and join us for tea and the presentation.

The Tuesday games have now moved to 9 holes, but you are of course welcome to play on if you wish and the weather permits. Just remember to hand your completed competition card in at the 9th. Last Tuesday saw the first of our "18 Hole Monthly Matchplay" games. This was designed to get a practice session in for team players ahead of the first match of the new season this week for the Pearson team. A very enjoyable round of friendly/competitive golf was had by all and good luck to the team against Manor of Groves at home on Wednesday. This format is aimed at ladies wishing to carry on playing 18 holes of golf throughout the winter months with a bit of matchplay practice. The next session will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018. The sign up sheets for the usual Tuesday comp that day are on the board with a separate sheet for the matchplay practice. Whilst the idea is to use the last 2 tee times for the matchplay, please let any of us know if you cannot get a tee time that day for the Tuesday fun competition. Please be assured that Tuesday fun competitions and tee availability will not be compromised in any way by the once monthly matchplay.

You can still sign up for the Winter Invitation on Thursday Nov 22nd. Already we have lots of guests signed up as well so it should be a fun day with lunch afterwards and lots of prizes. Please let Kathy Carroll know if you or your guests have any special dietary requirements. In terms of payment please pay for yourselves in the usual ways and guests can settle on the day by cash or cheque. Margaret will be holding her first fundraising raffle that day for her chosen charities, MIND and Tilehouse Counselling. If you have any suitable prizes (that you would wish to win!) then please place them in the box in the locker room. We will sort the tee times out this week so you can let your guests know in good time!

Captains Day is on November 10th and I am greatly looking forward to playing with Hazel, Alison and Lorraine on the day and enjoying a night of casino, dancing and wine!! I look forward to sharing it with all who are taking part both in the golf and the evening.

On the club notice board in the bar you can sign up for the Christmas Jumper golf on Friday Dec 21st(always a fun day!) but also on that board you will find details of a number of workshops taking place to cover the new rules for 2019. These are free sessions to all and the one taking place at Chesfield is on Wednesday 16th January. Please see the notice board and sign up accordingly.

Let's hope we don't get too wet this week! Happy golfing!
Sarah Faircliff - Ladies Captain 2018