Monday 28 September 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 28 September 2020

How the weather has changed in less than a week, glorious sunshine at the beginning of this week and now a maximum of 13 degrees what a shock to the system. Looks like we are in for a chilly Autumn.

Captains Day
A day we were not sure would happen this year but 126 happy members went out on Saturday, it was wet at times, windy and rather cold but it did not stop us from enjoying the day, golf was unpredictable along with the weather. The only team of juniors playing Keeley Morris, James Bearman, Lewis Karim and Dylan Brockhurst were not put off by the conditions of the day and came in with a fantastic score of 93 points taking 1st place, second place went to a team from the mens section. Ladies longest drive on the 6th was won by Anne Lawrence and the nearest the pin on the 12th was won by Linda Brown, that is not our most favourite hole, well done ladies.

Tuesday Fun Games
From Tuesday 29th September can you please whatsApp your score cards to Hazel instead of me please. Hazel and Julie will be taking over doing the results and Anne will be providing the prizes. Thank you ladies for your support.

Hand Painted Christmas Cards
I know your probably thinking, christmas cards it is a bit early isn't it to be thinking of them but these are special, unique, hand painted and limited editions by one of our very talented ladies Mandy Unger, who painted them in lockdown with an NHS and family theme and has donated them to me to sell with all proceeds to go to my charity. My heartfelt thanks go to Mandy for this very generous offer you are an absolute gem.

AGM and Presentation
You may already have read on IG that the AGM's and prize presentation's are postponed until it is safe to hold them. We can look forward to having a very big celebration in 2021.

Ladies Captain

Sunday 20 September 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 20 September 2020

Well another great golfing week in the sun.

Pearson Winter Matchplay
If you have a handicap between 14 & 34 with Matchplay experience come and join the Pearson squad. First match is on 9th November away to Mill Green. A team of 7 Ladies will be picked from the squad to represent Chesfielddown. Contact Linda Brown if you think you may be eligible and wish to be in the squad.

Charity Fun Day Amount Raised
You are a wonderfully generous group of Ladies, on the day we raised £960 Donations are still coming in. I wish to thank each and everyone of you who has donated to my Charity, Crossroads Care, in these very uncertain times.

MacKnight Pairs
The pair of Ladies with the highest score on the day was Paula Moore and Margret Gentle with 46 Stableford points but unfortunately Paula has not done the relevant amount of qualifiers to win any Cups or Trophies very well done Ladies. The winners of the Trophy are Helen Leigh and Katy Cook with 45 Stableford points on countback from Vicky Thompson and Lynn Thayer also Ann Grist and Karen Morton, greats scores everyone.

Chris Leary Chalice
The person with the highest score was again Paula Moore with 40 Stableford points but again unfortunately is not eligible to win the Trophy so sorry Paula. The winner of the Trophy on 39 Stableford points was Julie Retallick and runner up Sally Weekes with 38 Stableford points on countback from three others on 38. Well done everyone some good scores this week.

Happy Golfing
Ladies Captain

Sunday 13 September 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 13 September 2020

Captains Day Saturday 26th September sign up 7.30am Monday 14th September, Team Alliance 2 scores to count, bacon roll, tea/coffee on a rolling basis on arrival, 1st and 2nd prizes, nearest the plans and longest drives. Come and join in the fun.

Well ladies what a great week we have had with the Charity Day, Club Championship and The Ward Pairs all in the sunshine.

A very BIG Thank You for your support on Charity Day and all your very generous donations to my charity Crossroads Care, we could not have asked for a better day the sun shone on us all day and we enjoyed our tea/coffee, cake and presentation on the patio. On the day we raised a good amount Which is brilliant news for my charity in these very difficult times for us all, figures being calculated now.

Another wonderful day saw round 2 of the Club Championship, a very different day to round 1, nail bitting stuff on the 18th with Kathy Dale winning the tittle for the second year running, commiserations to Jackie Reid taking second place just one point behind Kathy, well played ladies.

The Angela Chatterton Handicap Trophy was won by Nikki Brooke who had two very good rounds with second place going to Caroline Roadnight on countback from Caroline Kaswaurere just two points behind Nikki, both Nikki and Caroline R had well deserved handicap cuts. Well played ladies.

The Ward Pairs was played on Sunday on another beautiful day, it was great fun playing mixed Pairs with the men's section, my partner, men's Captain Paul Taylor and myself came in with a very respectable score in the fourties but the winners a young junior member Kelley Morris and her dad Stuart Morris won with a tremendous score of 48 Stableford points, runners up Caroline Kaswaurere and Mark Osbourne with 44 points, Brilliant.

Pearson Team please sign up we have our group allocation please contact Linda Brown if you wish to play this winter season.

​​​​​​​Teams we are drawn against for Pearsons are:
Mill Green
West Herts
The Melbourne Club ( Brocket Hall)

Ladies new season clothing in the pro shop have you had a look if not why not?

Happy Golfing
Ladies Captain