Monday 16 December 2019

Captain's Newsletter - 16 December 2019

Wow! What a week it has been for the Ladies Section of Chesfield Downs! The weather was certainly not going to deter us from enjoying some golf and a great deal of fun!! After playing our Christmas Greensomes on Thursday, in what can only be described as horrid weather, the ladies came together to enjoy mince pies and nibbles, but more importantly to provide our two visitors with a cheque each for their Charities. Sue Barnes from Tilehouse Counselling and Sharn Tomlinson from MIND in Mid Herts were thrilled to collect the amazing sum of £3,000 each for their great charities, and shared with us the support this money will help to deliver locally. The Ladies Section had throughout the year, emptied their cupboards and provided almost another £3,000 worth of clothing and goods for the local MIND shop. These are two very worthwhile charities providing vital support to adults, young and old, struggling with emotional difficulties and we have all been very proud to support them.

On Friday evening, many of us got out our sparkly tops and dresses to come back to the Club and enjoy a great night of eating and dancing as we joined in the fun of one of the many successful Christmas Parties. It was a really good night so do join us next year if you missed out this time around!

The last full week of golf before Christmas acknowledges how busy everyone is and provides a relaxed calendar for the ladies as far as the course is concerned. A practice round on Tuesday and a fun team event (Coloured Balls) on Thursday, weather permitting, are all that is planned. However, the club is running its annual Christmas Jumper event on Monday 23rd, details below, for all those not rushing around for the final shop or visiting relatives! Enjoy the fun, if you can, that is!!

A final reminder about the Club EGM on Wednesday 18th at 7pm, please do support the Club Committee if you possibly can.

As many of you will be aware, two of our dear friends will be tying the knot over the Christmas and New Year period. One, far away in New Zealand in mid January and the other in Kimpton just before New Year. We, of course, hope Nikki and Tina have a great day on 29th and that in New Zealand the sun shines on Pauline and Kereyn for their special day(s) in January. We will be thinking of you all.

More formally and thinking of the year ahead, a poster will be up on the board in the next few days regarding payment for the Away Weekend at Staverton Park. If I could ask you to send payment to Pat W as soon as possible please. Thank you.

So, this is my final newsletter! 😢😢😢 I have (somewhat weirdly) enjoyed sitting down on a Sunday morning to put these together, almost every week, and hope you have enjoyed reading them. Thank you once again for being such great group of ladies. Whilst I am looking forward to my role next year, I will certainly miss being your captain, but know that Rogie will be a Great Ladies Captain for 2020!

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to you and your loved ones.

Margaret Gentle
A very proud Ladies Captain for 2019


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