Thursday 31 December 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 31 December 2020

Hi Ladies

It is New Years Eve and my last day as your Captain of 2020 a year we will never forget. It has been an honour to be Captain of this fantastic supportive Ladies Section, I am convinced there is no other Ladies Section like ours. I wish you all a Happy and a Safe New Year.

I thought I had written my last newsletter last week but there is some news to relay to you this week.

IG/WHS Sync Issue
There has been a slight error on our IG link to the WHS platform where some of your email and DoB data has been removed following a sync issue. This has now been resolved, however some members may find that they will need to go back into IG and repeat the process as before. Please check your own status. I personally have found that if you also go on My England Golf and register or download the My England Golf App and register your data is then on England Golf/WHS. If anyone needs any help with this please contact me I am very happy to help.

Lauren, one of our much loved members of the ladies section and an ex Captain will soon be leaving us for pastures new, we will all miss her but wish her well in her new home, I know many of us will keep in touch with her.

I have just taken delivery this morning of a new pair of winter golf boots, waterproof trousers still to come, courtesy of you all thank you so much for your generosity. Will be trying the boots out on Saturday.

Good luck to Pauline and her Committee 2021 x

Stay Safe Everyone

Happy New Year
Ladies Captain 2020

Monday 21 December 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 21 December 2020

Good Afternoon Ladies

January 2020 seems so far away now when I was excited as I had lots of plans for the year ahead, no one could have predicted the year we were all about to experience. 2020 will go down in history.
Margaret referred to being Captain as being in the hot seat, my hot seat was in the garden throughout our lovely summer when we went into lockdown and when I was organising our weekly shuffles.

It certainly was not the year I had hoped for but these were unprecedented times and I still had a job to do making sure we all played some golf together and have some fun.  We have managed to play for 18 Cups and Trophies leaving 12 unplayed. A presentation will be held as soon as it is safe to do so.

Most improved Player goes to Jacky Swanson who’s handicap tumbled another 10 strokes this year putting her handicap index at 25.3 amazing well done Jacky.

My choice for Club Woman 2020 goes to Lin Goodey who always works so hard for the Ladies section and organises all the competitions and now payments on IG. She has been a huge support to me throughout this year and I am sure you will agree she goes above and beyond what is expected and I am very grateful for all the help she has given me this year, big thank you Lin.

I would like to thank Pauline for her support and friendship I know she will be a very capable Captain next year, thank you also to my Committee and Volunteers who have all been very supportive throughout this unprecedented year. We have been a good team and had some laughs.

I would like to wish Pauline and her team all the very best for 2021. Have fun.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and donations for my charity this year.

I wish you all a happy Christmas and a safe new year

Pauline will now take over the Newsletter

Ladies Captain

Saturday 12 December 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 12 December 2020

Thursdays Christmas Greensomes

On a nice dry but cold day 37 of us played the Traditional Christmas Greensomes, is it really that time of the year already? What great fun I had with my playing partners, the golf though was a little up and down but very enjoyable. The winners with a Stableford score of 36 points was Lin Goodey & Anne Lawrence, second place with 35 Stableford points was Helen Leigh & Joan Whittaker well done Ladies I will see you next week with your prizes.

As you know Pauline presented me with some gifts after the game from you all for my Captains year and I was overwhelmed by your generosity, my heartfelt thanks to you all for your support and kindness. Unfortunately due to circumstances only a few ladies were able to be present in the conservatory at separate tables, but we were served with free mince pies, yummy. 
Under these difficult circumstances my thanks go to Pauline who has managed to put together a lovely memory photo book and if that was not difficult enough with no events, she has ingeniously produced a card with all your heart warming thanks and good wishes at a time when it was impossible to get you all to sign the card. 
It has been a difficult year for everyone but we are a strong supportive section and there is no better club to be a member of.

Thank You
Ladies Captain

Monday 7 December 2020

Captain's Newsletter - 7 December 2020

Hi Ladies

If you were one of the 44 Ladies who braved the awful weather on Thursday in the freezing cold and continuous rain to play the Hattersley Cup then well done you, that is how much we were all looking forward to getting back to golf. The intention was to play 18 holes but the weather conditions deteriorated so much that only 9 holes were achieved by all. A very well deserved draw was the best result given the conditions we all faced. A big thank you to Bev Hattersley for playing and presenting the Cup to Pauline and I, socially distanced in the bar.

Greensomes Thursday 10th December
There are 40 Ladies playing the Greensomes on Thursday with a prize for the winning pair, don’t forget to send me your score card via my personal WhatsApp. Christmas jumpers or fancy dress is optional with a prize for the best of either. Weather permitting we will play 18 holes but rain is forecast so it may well be 9 holes, a decision on the day. As this is an alternate shot pairs competition please remember to use your own ball at all times.

Stableford Qualifier Thursday 17th December
We hope to play the December Stableford qualifier weather permitting and providing any issues with WHS have been resolved.

Scratch and Handicap Knockouts
​​​​​​​If you Qualified for the Knockouts you have until the end of February to play the first round, if your name comes first you will need to contact your opponent with some dates. Good luck everyone.

Play Safe, Stay Safe
Ladies Captain