Sunday 25 October 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 25 October 2020

Hi Ladies

First i must apologize for not reporting the amount that was raised on our Fun Charity Day, we raised a staggering £960 which included donations from Ladies who did not attend for various reasons. I wish to thank all you lovely ladies who have donated and made it possible for me to be able to give my charity "Crossroads Care" something at the end of the year. Final figures will be released at the end of November.

IG Payments
Please remember you must have your IG account topped up now to be able to enter and play in any competition dated after Monday 2nd November. As a rule it will be no funds, no entry. If you need any help with this please see a member of the committee as soon as possible who will be able to help you.

Tuesday 20th November
Not every ones favorite format but a quick round for winter golf, Vicky and Mary Harrison obviously a good foursomes pair had a score of 76 with Margaret and Linda Anderson close behind with 78. We all managed to remember to play our own ball as per Covid 19 rules for foursomes.

Pearson Practice
Linda is organising a Pearson Practice at Mill Green on Monday 2nd November, she has also set up a Pearson WhatsApp group to keep you informed and will notify you of times for the Practice and the following match. If you have Matchplay experience and a handicap between 14 - 34 and wish to join the squad please contact Linda Brown.

Fun 4BBB Thursday 5th November
As you will all remember this would have been the day of the AGM so to mark that we will have tea/coffee and cake in the conservatory, for only the second time this year. The cake is courtesy of management as we would normally have wine and nibbles at the AGM. Many thanks to Barry for organising this. Go to the conservatory after you come in from playing and you will be served on a rolling basis . There will be a prize for the winning pair.

Hattersley Cup Thursday 11th November
The battle of the Captains Team verses the Vice Captains Team who will win this year? sign up now open so come on get signed up so we can do the draw for the teams, who's team will you be in? Soup and roll after playing on a rolling basis in the conservatory and find out if you were on the winning team.

As customary Ladies Winter Golf goes to 9 holes in December, for those that wish to continue and do 18 holes check when signing up that someone else in the group also wishes to continue.

Tip to avoid slow play
One person tee off whilst others mark cards, not relying on playing partners to always be first because you are not ready, cards can be marked after you have tee'd off.

Stay Safe Play Safe
RogieLadies Captain

Sunday 18 October 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 18 October 2020

Hello Ladies

We are on a count down to the WHS. We now have a provisional course and slope rating which comes into effect on Monday 2nd November 2020, you may already have seen it displayed at the club.

IG payment guide will be released shortly by the club management to guide you on how to top up your account before November 2nd to pay competition fee's for Tuesday, Thursday and Weekend competitions.

Pearson winter matchplay
The Pearson squad have all their matches booked for this winter season. We still welcome any Ladies with match play experience with a handicap between 14-34 to sign up to the squad. The dates are up on the Ladies notice board outside the locker room if you are available for any of the dates please put your name up.

Scratch and Friendly matches 2021
These matches are all in the process of being booked and confirmed for the 2021 season.

Cups and Trophies
If you still have a Cup or Trophy that you won last year could you please return it to me ASAP.

7 Day Members Winter Golf
The Mixed Winter League starts on November 7th and runs right through the winter season. Ladies book via the Men's competitions sign up in the usual way, use your WhatsApp group to contact other Ladies to play with or just sign up for mixed golf. Fees will be taken through your IG account as normal.

Captaincy 2021
I have thought long and hard about this and even had some sleepless nights but I have made a decision not to continue as Captain for 2021. Pauline is more than happy to take the reins on January 1st 2021 with my blessing and support, she will be a great Captain. It has not been the year we all expected with none of our usual major charity events or fun events but it is the same the world over. I will of course hope to hold my AGM and prize presentation when it is safe to do so in 2021. Thank you all for your support in this very difficult year.

Continue to stay safe, play safe and happy golfing.
Ladies Captain

Sunday 11 October 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 11 October 2020

Winter rules are now in place which will help to protect the course after a week of rain and a two day closure left the course very wet and muddy.

A big thank you to you all for snapping up the Christmas Cards on Tuesday and raising £225 for my Charity "Crossroads Care" that is fantastic.

Thursdays competition sign up are now back to three weeks in advance. we are still hoping to have Tuesday block booking back very soon so we are able to pay competition fees via our IG accounts. Top up your IG accounts before 2nd November to pay for your competitions, if you need any help speak to a committee member who will be able to guide you through.

The Pearson Squad needs all our experienced match players with handicaps 14 to 34 this could be our year with the WHS adjusting our handicaps according to the course we are playing. contact Linda Brown if you would like to join the squad.

There have been a lot of complaints over the last couple of weeks about slow play, please remember to keep up with the group in front of you, if you can no longer see them the chances are you have become slow, you will need to pick up the pace or let the group behind you through when possible.

Daily Mail Foursomes 2020 qualifying competition will not be played. Due to this years circumstances only one round of 2019 got played in February, Lin Goodey and Caroline Kaswaurere played Knebworth away but were unfortunately knocked out. Round two has now been scheduled to be played in February 2021 with the final in October 2021.

Good news we will play Rogie's Foursomes instead with a prize for the winning pair, we will play by Daily Mail Rules maximum handicap of 30 if your handicap is higher you play off 30 so open to everyone.

Stay Safe Everyone
Ladies Captain

Sunday 4 October 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 4 October 2020

Autumn is definitely upon us what a change in the weather, one day i played in shorts the next day the weather turned and i have been in trousers ever since, i really do not like to see the back of summer and the light nights. Rain has closed the course this weekend i would suspect the course was so dry that the amount of rain we have had over the last few days took time to soak in.

I have some beautiful Christmas cards hand painted by our very talented artist Mandy Unger for sale and all proceeds to go to my charity "Crossroads Care" please see me on Tuesdays/Thursdays if you wish to purchase these, they are very special for 2020.

Two of our lady members, Di Alford and Maureen Martin have had successful operations and are recuperating at home now, we send you our best wishes ladies and hope it will not be too long before we see you at the club.

At the latest Club Committee meeting it was agreed that the Men's and Ladies sections would now adopt payment of competition entry fees via IG which will go live on Monday 2nd November. The senior section at this time are not charging competition fees so therefore will not be adopting this at the moment.

Lin has done a brilliant job of keeping track of what everyone owes over the last three months and the committee are very grateful to her for taking on this task on top of the responsibilities of Competition secretary, this was never intended to be a permanent arrangement. But with no let up on restrictions due to Covid, the alternative for payment of competition fees being paid through IG for the future is the other option.

Ladies, contrary to what you may have heard you do not need a paypal account, you can top up your IG account with a debit or credit card or paypal. The committee are in the process of producing some notes to help but in the mean time do not hesitate to ask myself or Pauline for guidance.

Mens section Charity Day Saturday 10th October sign up for this is open on IG. Ladies it is a 4bbb £20pp all donated to Paul's charity Mind in Mid Herts, lots of prizes to be won 1st, 2nd & 3rd, nearest the pins and longest drives.

Stay Safe All
Ladies Captain