Sunday, 19 December 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 19 December 2021

What a year! I can't believe this is my last newsletter! Sundays will never be the same, I guess I will have to make the dinner once more instead of saying 'just off to do my newsletter' Its been a great year, I have more than enjoyed being lady captain in such a supportive ladies section. The generosity from you guys has been outstanding and I thank each and every one of you for all your donations to our charity this year. As in the words of Tina Turner 'You're Simply the Best'

Christmas Jumper Greensomes - 9 Hole Competition Thursday 16th December

40 ladies dressed in reds, greens, glitter and tinsel jumpers adorned the course. Once again the golf god was with us and made sure weather conditions were mild. Mince pies and mulled wine were on the menu, courtesy of the 'Club Company', and very nice it was too!

Congratulations go to:
  • Winners: Jacqui H and Linda A with 20 points
  • Runners-up; Rogie and Julie P

Nearest the Santa on the 3rd hole
  • Kathy D

Nearest the Elf on the 9th hole
  • Julie P

Birdie Badges were also awarded from the season, well done ladies!



The most enjoyable part of being the Lady Captain is to have the honour of presenting a cheque to the charity of her choice. So it was with enormous pride I had the privilege, on behalf of the section, of presenting a huge cheque for £11,241.98 to the Lister Hospital. A moment I will never forget, many thanks ladies for making this possible.


Christmas Party Night

Thursday saw some of our ladies at the Christmas Party. Although we missed those who could not attend we made a special ladies corner - felt just like the old days when we danced around our handbags!


General Information

Next week we continue to have some fun competitions all available to book in via IG.

The Club Company Inter-Club Championship returns for 2022

Ladies website: https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/

Last but not least I would like to take this opportunity to wish Kathy C and her team an excellent 2022.

Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.

Pauline Humphrey xx
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 12 December 2021

Tuesday saw a bitter wind howling with the threat of rain at any minute. But out went the Chesfield ladies battling all the elements, however we did change to a 9 hole competition and thankfully most of us got in before the rain! Many thanks to Helen who kindly donated the prizes for the day. Congratulations go to our winning team:

  • Rosie W, Margaret F, and Sangeeta - Well done ladies!

General Score Competition

Hope you found this competition helpful for when you submit a general score card in the future. Congratulations go to:
  • Kathy D - Division one Winner 31 points
  • Julie R - Division Two Winner 37 points

Well done ladies!

Squad Thanks

Thursday 9th December following the General Score Competition our squad members enjoyed tea and Scones. It was a lovely gathering! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our team Captains for all the time and effort they have put into making these matches available for our section over the season:
  • Scratch Team Captains: Sarah and Jackie R
  • Pearson Team Captains; Linda B and Rogie
  • Friendly Captain; Hazel

Christmas Jumper Greensomes - 9 Hole Competition: Thursday 16th December

Hope you have all got your Christmas shopping under control and are looking forward to 'Christmas Jumper Greensomes' as much as I am.

Format:
  • Both players tee off, the best tee shot is selected (not necessarily the longest drive)
  • Alternative shots are taken to the conclusion of the hole
  • Handicap allowance: 60% of lowest course handicap and 40% of highest course handicap added together
  • Cards will be filled in and available for the off (in the bar area) - Thanks Hazel!

Following your round come and enjoy some fun! A mince pie and mulled wine in the conservatory (approximately 1.30pm). We will also be presenting:
  • Winners of the day!!!
  • Birdie badges won over the season
  • Representatives from our charity at the Lister hospital will be there to say a few words and accept our 'big cheque' from the years' fundraising events

If you are unable to play but would like to join us in the conservatory for mince pies/mulled wine, please sign-up on sheet on the notice board in the ladies changing room, (to help us with catering arrangements). Many thanks.

General Information

We have been made aware of an email from England Golf sent recently regarding general play score; pre-registering a score and penalties for non-completion of rounds.

The contents of the email do not alter how general play scores are managed at present, the message remains the same; but it addresses the problem of how to manage golfers who are starting but not completing their rounds.

The IG app will release a new update version (2.3.7) which will include a forced time delay from starting to finalising a general play score. This will be one hour for 9 holes and two hours for 18 holes. ​It will also check that a pre registered round is entered. This release is planned for next week; however, we are awaiting a news article to let us know when the new version is available.

Due to internet connections at the club not always allowing us to register our general play scored prior to the round I would like to recommend before you play you inform either:

  • Karen M - Handicap Secretary
  • Lin G - Competitions Secretary

If you are genuinely unable to complete your pre-registered round due to e.g. weather, injury can you also inform the above.

By letting Karen or Lin know, they can make sure your pre registered score has been accepted/deleted and therefore you will avoid the penalty set by England Golf. (A WhatsApp or text is sufficient).

You must always register your intent to enter a general score card before play. Registering after a round has been completed is not permitted and will incur the same penalty as a non completed round.

The Club Company Inter-Club Championship returns for 2022

For further information:

https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/news.php?newsitem=161

Christmas Party Evening 16th December 2021

This year the Christmas party will not be as we would have liked due to Covid 19. Unfortunately some ladies will not be attending and I fully understand their reasoning. For those of you who still wish to come I just wanted to reassure you that I have requested the tables at far end of the conservatory where we can have the windows open for ventilation (make sure you have a warm top). Maybe even start a new trend of dancing at your table, although I have seen some ladies on the table!!! Should be a good night!

Ladies website: https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 5 December 2021

December already! Count down to the big day! By that I mean our last golfing event of the year 'Christmas Jumper Greensomes' further information below!

Pairs Multiplier Tuesday 30th November

Congratulations go to:
  • Karen and Sangeeta coming in with 74 points
  • Debbie and Jacqui H coming in with 69 points
Well done ladies!

Pearsons League

Our Pearson squad took on rivals Essendon last Wednesday, unfortunately Essendon were very strong and although there were some very close matches Essendon won 6-1. Congratulations go to Jacqui H who had a great win. The next Pearson match will be in February, so have a good rest team and good luck in the next match.

General Score Competition Thursday 9th December

Format: For those of you who have not previously submitted a General Score Card instructions are given below. Fill in the card as you would a normal Competition with heading General Score, and get signed by a marker.

YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO SUBMIT A GENERAL SCORE CARD BEFORE YOU COMMENCE PLAY
  • On IG App click on Handicap Record
  • In TOP right hand corner click on box - brings up General Score
  • Click on; REGISTER - this takes you to set up
  • Click on; SELECT COURSE - Chesfield Downs
  • Click on; CHOOSE TEE - Red
  • Click on; SCORING TYPE - Stableford,

It then shows begin scoring, enter score as normal when you have finished your round.
  • Under scoring type you will also see option to do Medal but Stableford is chosen just for this Competition
  • Handicap: Play off your Course Handicap

Please place completed score cards in the box or pass to Karen following your round.

Squad Thanks

Thursday 9th December following the General Score Competition all ladies who put their names down to play in our squads over the season, and have signed the sign up sheet, are invited to come and enjoy tea & scones with your team captains, courtesy of the ladies section. We do hope you can join us.

Christmas Jumper Greensomes - 9 Hole Competition Thursday 16th December

Format:
  • Both players tee off, the best tee shot is selected (not necessarily the longest drive)
  • Alternative shots are taken to the conclusion of the hole
  • Handicap allowance: 60% of lowest course handicap and 40% of highest course handicap added together
  • There will be mince pies and mulled wine in the conservatory following your round. Unfortunately, we are not able to bring any personal food into the conservatory, so if you want to bring any yummy extras for your playing partners they will have to be consumed on the course
  • We will also be presenting birdie badges won over the season
  • Florence from the Lister hospital will be there to accept our 'big cheque' from the years fundraising events
  • As the name of the competition suggests - 'Christmas jumpers' there will be a prize for the best dressed Christmas pair!

If you are unable to play but would like to join us in the conservatory for mince pies/mulled wine, please sign-up on sheet on the notice board in the ladies changing room, (to help us with catering arrangements). Many thanks.

General Information

Ladies Changing Room: Unfortunately the lock on the ladies changing room door is broken, when this has been fixed the ladies changing room will remain locked at all times. You will be able to access the changing rooms by asking at reception for the new code.

Committee Meeting

Thursday saw the last committee meeting of the year. Minutes of the meeting will be available to view shortly via IG and on the ladies website at: https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 28 November 2021

What a freezing cold day, but it did not deter our weekend ladies going out to compete in the mixed winter league, well done ladies!

Double the Odds

Tuesday fun competition - Congratulations go to:
Sangeeta coming in with 61 points
Hazel coming in with 58 points

Well done ladies great scoring!

Winter Invitation

The Golf God was with us on Thursday when we held our 'Winter Invitation', the sun shone through the golden leaves on a brisk winter's day. It was great to see Chessie ladies - 'past and present' members, alongside ladies from several local clubs join us in what was a very enjoyable day. I am delighted to say, I have received emails and messages from our guests thanking us for such a good, friendly, fun day, and all looking forward to next years invitation! Congratulations go to:

Front Nine
  • Guest winner: Lorna Heal, Mount Pleasant GC, 21 points
  • Member winner: Ann Kane, 22 points
  • Guest runner-up: Julie Armstrong, 20 points
  • Member runner-up: Rosie Walker, 21 points

Back Nine
  • Guest winner: June Harper, (Knebworth GC) 23 points
  • Member winner: Pat Ward, 20 points
  • Guest runner-up: Lizzie Cooke, (Spalding GC) 19 points
  • Member runner-up: Jacqui Harding, 19 points

Well done everyone who made this day possible especially to:
  • Pam B for all her home made items
  • Julie & Pat for our "heads tails"
  • Hazel & Anne score cards!
  • Kathy C, sign in and many raffle ticket sales!
  • Linda B who did whatever I asked (many thanks)
  • Amanda, amazing table decorations
  • Knitters - Margaret G & Jacky S
  • The committee for all your hard work decoration the conservatory along with many other tasks
  • And all of you others too numerous to mention

We do not have final numbers on amount raised for our charity from this event (as yet) but it is approximately in the region of £1000, amazing! We done it again!




Pearsons League

Our Pearson squad took on rivals Essendon last Monday, unfortunately it was not to be Chesfields day, and Essendon fought hard to win all their matches. Next Wednesday we see the team in action again when we hope to get our revenge on Essendon at home, good luck ladies!


General Information

The list for catering for our Christmas party on 16th December is now up on the notice board in the ladies changing room. Please choose one option from each section and put the appropriate letters next to your name. Please pay at reception (not the ladies section) by Friday 3rd December many thanks.

Squad Thanks

Thursday 9th December will see tea/scones courtesy of the ladies section, for all you ladies who are part of our squads. We do hope you can join us. Please add your name to the sign up sheet in the ladies changing room for catering purposes.

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 21 November 2021

On Thursday we saw 32 ladies competing in our Hattersley Cup. It was a lovely day with some hard fought close matches. Captains team came through in the end but congratulations to all those who took part and made it a most enjoyable day, followed by tea and scones, yum yum 'what better way to spend a Thursday'. It was great to have Bev join us and present her 'Hattersley Cup' to the Captains team. Well done everyone.


We also had the opportunity to present Amanda with 'Club Woman of the Year' and Hazel the 'Consolation Cup' Well done ladies .


Pearsons League

Our Pearson squad are in action again on Monday. They take on rivals away at Essendon. Good luck ladies we are with you!

Winter Invitation

Thursday 25th November. The tee sheet is now available to view on IG. There is also a tee sheet on the ladies notice board INSIDE the ladies changing room. Please inform your guests of their tee time. I am thrilled to say we have several different clubs coming to join us and a total of 80 ladies playing in this 9 hole single Stableford competition with another four joining us for lunch. Before the competition starts we will be selling unique Christmas cards designed by our very own Mandy U and home made items.


There will also be an opportunity to join in our 'heads or tails' competition to win this beautiful advent calendar donated by Julie R. Just a pound to join in the fun! All proceeds will go towards the Captain's Charity. Any donations for the home made stall will be greatly accepted.

We still have a few ladies who have not yet paid. Please send your £20 by Tuesday to: CDLS 40-28-14 81769642. Many thanks.

General Information

Club AGM

The club AGM took place on Tuesday 16th November. Minutes from the AGM will soon be available to view on IG:

https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/committee_meeting_minutes

New Ladies to the Section

I would like to welcome Susan R to the ladies section. Susan is in the process of gaining her handicap. We look forward to meeting and playing with you.

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 14 November 2021

What a week!

Thursday saw our Ladies Section AGM. Many thanks to all of you who attended. Minutes of the evening will be available shortly on IG and the ladies website. Congratulations go to our awards winners for the 2021 season!

  • Most Improved Player - Linda A
  • Jean Ray OOM - Linda B
  • Weekend OOM - Caroline K
  • Weekend Eclectic - Pat W
  • England Golf Pin Winner - Linda B
  • Club Woman of the Year - Amanda M





There is a notice of all winners on the notice board in the ladies changing rooms.

Pearsons League

Congratulations go to our our Pearson squad "dream-team" who played a home match against Great Hadden on Wednesday 10th November. A clean sweep was the result! Fantastic news ladies, well done! Next up, the team are off to Essendon on 22nd November. Good luck everyone.

Hattersley Cup

Thursday 18th November sees the ladies competing in the 'Hattersley Cup' For those of you who have not played in this competition before its when the 'Lady Captain's 'Team take on the 'Vice Captain's' Team
FORMAT: (strokeplay) Pairs BETTERBALL MATCH PLAY
1 POINT FOR A WIN 1/2 POINT FOR A DRAW
LOWEST HANDICAP OF THE FOUR PLAYERS PLAYS OFF SCRATCH THEN OTHER THREE PLAYERS RECEIVE 9/10th OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOWEST HANDICAP AND THAT OF EACH PLAYER
No requirement to put score on IG just let Kathy C or myself know when you have finished

Bev Hattersley past Lady Captain at Chesfield Downs will be joining us for the great event! Presentation of the trophy and complementary tea and scones will be available after the match (all ladies are welcome to join us for tea and scones, please email me if you wish to join us, but are not playing). The teams will be finalised on Monday and your tee time visible on IG. Good luck 'Lady Captains' team!

Winter Invitation

Thursday 25th November. The tee sheet is now available to view on IG. There is also a tee sheet on the ladies notice board INSIDE the ladies changing room. Please inform your guests of their tee time. I am thrilled to say we have several different clubs coming to join us and a total of 73 ladies playing in this 9 hole single stableford competition. Time to get the Xmas shopping of to a start with something from our stall of beautiful home made items, also unique Christmas cards designed by our very own Mandy U. If you wish to enjoy the day to the maximum make sure you have a bag of pound coins to join in the fun! We still need bottles for our 'tombola' and the ladies committee will gladly take any donations off your hands! All proceeds will go towards the Captain's Charity.

General Information

I am extremely happy to announce that our dear Katy is doing very well in hospital and although very tired is making good progress. We look forward to welcoming Katy back to the club in the not too distance future. Take care Katy we miss you!

Club AGM

Tuesday 16th November sees the Club AGM. Hopefully many of you can join us. Minutes from the previous club AGM held on the 12th November 2019 are available to view on IG:

https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/committee_meeting_minutes

New Ladies to the Section

I would like to welcome two new ladies to the section. Sangeeta who is in the process of gaining her handicap and Alayne who has joined us from Redbourn Golf Club. We look forward to meeting and playing with you both.

Last but not least

I would like to say a massive thank you to the ladies section for my beautiful flowers and gift presented to me at the ladies AGM on Thursday. So very kind of you all, I am lost for words. But, I can feel a few new golf clubs coming my way which hopefully will improve my game next season! Thank you all so much xx

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 7 November 2021

Hope you all enjoyed some fireworks over the weekend, can’t believe we are into November already, shorter days and darker nights, lets hope for some winter sun!!!

Daily Mail Foursomes: This is the last of this seasons national competitions. The winning pair will represent Chesfield Downs in the National Daily Mail Foursomes competition to be held in 2022. Congratulations go to a worthy winning pair with a nett 69:
  • Jacqui Harbor and Helen Leigh

Good luck for the next round ladies, more details for you to follow.

AGM: Thursday 11th November 6.30pm for 7pm sees our AGM, hopefully you will be able to attend. Lots of prizes to be given out following the annual reports. Minutes from the previous AGM and EGM have been circulated to all members of the ladies section along with the agenda for the evening. The agenda is also on display INSIDE the ladies changing room. Please note there will be no paper copies available on the night.

Pearsons League: Our Pearson squad played away at Welwyn Garden City Golf Club in our first match of the season last Monday A very tough course, and some very tough matches. Welwyn put out a very strong team. Well done to Megan who won her match and very well played the rest of the team. Next up we have a home match against Great Hadden on Wednesday 10th November. Good luck ladies. If anyone who didn't put their name down on the original list and is now available to play, please contact Linda B Pearson Captain.

Hole in One: During her 'Scratch Knock Out' match, the mighty Kathy D got an amazing 'hole in one on' the 17th! Fantastic news Kathy well done!


Some of you may have already heard that Katy C is in hospital at the moment, she is doing well. I would like to wish Katy a speedy recovery, we miss your cheerful smile at Chesfield, get well soon, we are all thinking of you.

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November Minutes from the club AGM held on the 12th November 2019 are available on IG:

https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/committee_meeting_minutes

Winter Invitation: Thursday 25th November, If any of you have any bottle donations for the tombola raffle we will gladly take them off your hands! We will also be having a home made items sale. Looking forward to seeing all those lovely gifts you clever ladies muster up! Many thanks.

England Golf: Good news from England Golf. New rules for winter golf - If all bunkers are GUR we can still put in general scores cards, it is classed as abnormal course conditions (rule 16.1). Please click on link for more information.

https://emailer.englandgolf.org/4ON0-164TU-3C5OE3-10ASQC-1/c.aspx

Have a good week!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 31 October 2021

Happy halloween! Not so happy for our weekend ladies who have had a wet wet wet abandoned fun competition on Sunday!.

The Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup/Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup: was played last Thursday. Congratulations go to Kathy D coming in with a gross 83.

The second part of this competition is now underway:

  • If you were in the top 8 ladies you have qualified for the ‘Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup’ knock out match play competition - handicap allowance NONE
  • If you were in position 9 - 16 you have qualified for the ‘Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup’ knock out matchplay Competition - Handicap allowance FULL

The draw will be available on IG. A draw sheet will also be placed on the notice board INSIDE the ladies changing room. Further information to follow. Please note that all matches have to be played by the deadlines specified.

Ladies section AGM: Thursday 11th November 6.30pm for 7pm. Minutes from the previous AGM and EGM have been circulated to all members of the ladies section along with the agenda for the evening. The agenda is also on display INSIDE the ladies changing room.

Club Championships 2022: The club championships will be held over one week next year:
  • Round One: Tuesday 5th July 2022
  • Round Two: Thursday 7th July 2022

This will enable it to fit in nicely with the ladies away weekend (the week before).

Pearsons League: Our Pearson squad are taking on Welwyn Garden City Golf Club in our first match of the season on Monday 1st November. Good luck ladies!

Club Captain: Our club captain Margaret enjoyed a glass of fizz for a special birthday celebration last Monday! Happy Birthday Margaret! What a lovely day!



Annual £10 Fee: It has been decided by the ladies committee to waiver the annual £10 fee again this year as the ladies section has enough funds at present, this will remain under review over the year and ladies will be notified if any changes are required. However, the £10 joining fee still remains as a one off payment for all new members.

Winter Rules: Pick and Place came into effect on Monday 18th October 2021.

Slow Play: There is a subtle difference between Slow Play & Bad Play! We can all have a day when we play a bad round, lose balls, bad shots etc. thats just how it goes sometimes and we all have to accept that is not slow play, we don’t mean to do it! But we can all avoid slow play by:

  • Teeing off at our correct tee time
  • Not chatting on the tee
  • Not marking our cards on the green
  • Not leaving our trollies in front of the green
  • Being ready for our next shot
  • Waving through players that are faster
  • Picking up when we cannot score

These are just a few of the things we can do to avoid slow play. Lets make winter golf more fun by avoiding slow play it’s getting so cold and wet out there! Many thanks.

Have a good week!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 24 October 2021

Thursday saw a day on the course like no other I ever remember in my 10 years at the club. All bunkers were GUR! And looked like small ponds! Water flowed at an amazing rate, the dry pond almost split its banks, the qualifying competition was cancelled but we all enjoyed the 'Cup Winners Cup' and the 'Consolation Cup' congratulations go to:

  • Cup Winners Cup - winner: Sarah F, nett 70
  • Consolation Cup - winner: Hazel B, nett 70


I for one thought the course looked beautiful with all the water flowing, even though I was minus a few balls!

The Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup/Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup: Thursday 28th October. Open to all members of the ladies section. Rules for this competition:
  • The format is a ladies single stroke-play qualifier (playing handicap)
  • You must putt out on every hole
  • Following the first 18 hole round of the competition, players in positions 1 to 8 will be entered to play a 'scratch knockout matchplay' event over the winter (the draw will be seeded according to qualifying position from the 1st round) e.g. qualifier 1 will play qualifier 8 and so on
  • Handicap allowance of the 'scratch knockout matchplay - None
  • You are playing for: The 'Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup'

Players in positions 9 to 16 play a 'handicap knockout matchplay' event over the winter.
  • The draw will be seeded as above: qualifier 9 will play qualifier 16, etc.
  • Handicap allowance - Full
  • You are playing for: The 'Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup'

If you enter this competition please be prepared to play in the winter knockout matchplay event.

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November 6.30pm for 7pm. As there was not an AGM during 2020 due to Covid 19, we do not have minutes to circulate. However, if you wish to see any minutes from past committee meetings you can find them on IG, go to:

https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/committee_meeting_minutes

Alternatively you can visit the 'Chesfield Downs Ladies Section Website' where you can view minutes from the last 2 years, plus a labyrinth of information about the ladies section.

https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/#



Winter Rules: Pick and Place came into effect on Monday 18th October 2021.

Bunkers GUR: Please note that CONGU states that a qualifying competition may stand if some but not all bunkers are classed as GUR, clubs must ensure that the correct local rule (25/1b-ii) has been applied.

Birdie Badges: Birdies fly south/emigrate after the 31st October and consequently the book will be closed. Birdie badges will be given out following Christmas Greensomes on Thursday 16th December. More information to follow.

Committee Meeting: The next ladies committee meeting will take place on Thursday 28th October. If you have anything you would like raised at the meeting please email me.

Pearsons League: Our Pearson squad are off to Welwyn Garden City Golf Club on Tuesday 26th October for a practise round before they take on WGC in the first Pearson match for many a day! Good luck ladies, enjoy your practise round and pick up some tips.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 17 October 2021

As the 2022 Away Weekend has been so over subscribed we have changed the venue to accommodate this increase in demand. Therefore, we are now going to 'Belton Woods' in Lincolnshire. Single rooms are available and we have capacity for 36 ladies! Dates will remain the same, Sunday 26th June - Tuesday 28th June 2022. The new poster will go up on the ladies notice board this week, please sign up asap. For more information on Belton Woods Golf Course, please click on the link below.

https://www.beltonwoods.co.uk/golf/

Tuesday Fun Competition: This was a round of two halves. Nine holes stroke-play and nine holes stableford. Well done ladies!

Strokeplay
Lin G, nett 31
Rosie W, nett 32.5

Stableford
Hazel B, 21 points
Pat W, 20 points

Lauren Pitcher Plate Qualifier: The day started slowly due to fog, but it was soon well underway with ladies coming in with some great scores. Congratulations go to Helen L who secured the plate with a winning 37 points, well done Helen.

On the same day we played the ladies 'Autumn Stableford' qualifier:
Division 1: Kathy D, 37 points
Division 2: Anne K, 40 points

Well done ladies great scoring.

Stableford League Presentation: Tuesday 19th October 2021. Looking forward to the presentation and tea/cake in the conservatory at approximately 3pm.

Cup Winners Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all cup winners over the season.

Consolation Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all members of the ladies section.

The Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup/Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup: Thursday 28th October. Open to all members of the ladies section. Rules for this competition:

  • The format is a ladies single stroke-play qualifier (playing handicap)
  • You must putt out on every hole
  • Following the first 18 hole round of the competition, players in positions 1 to 8 will be entered to play a 'scratch knockout matchplay' event over the winter (the draw will be seeded according to qualifying position from the 1st round) eg. qualifier 1 will play qualifier 8 and so on
  • Handicap allowance of the 'scratch knockout matchplay - None
  • You are playing for: The 'Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup'

Players in positions 9 to 16 play a 'handicap knockout matchplay' event over the winter.
  • The draw will be seeded as above: qualifier 9 will play qualifier 16, etc.
  • Handicap allowance - Full
  • You are playing for: The 'Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup'

If you enter this competition please be prepared to play in the winter knockout matchplay event.

Ladies AGM: Thursday 11th November: 6.30pm for 7pm. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles at the AGM. Our vice captain will inform you of her chosen charity for 2022. There will be a presentation of the Cups/Trophies/awards from the season. Please confirm on the attendance sheet on the ladies notice board if you are able/unable to attend so that catering arrangements can be confirmed, many thanks.

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November at 7pm. Please see poster on ladies ladies notice board.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Thursday 25th November. Filling up fast! Open to members and guests. Last main event of the season! Invite your friends to join in this great 9 hole competition. Further details on ladies notice board. Closing date for entry is Thursday 11th November.

Winter Rules: Pick and Place comes into effect on Monday 18th October 2021.

Christmas Party Night: 16th December: We still have spaces for this event. If you would like to enjoy a 2 course meal in excellent company, then boogie the night away, please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. Payment for the party to be done at reception (not the ladies section). We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies). Hurry up so you don't miss out on a night to remember!

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 10 October 2021

This week saw Linda B pick up the Kathy Dale Trophy with a fantastic nett score of 69. Well done Linda. On the same day we saw Pat W win the ladies Autumn medal division 1 with a nett score of 68, followed by Kathy M winning division 2 with a nett 72. Well done ladies great scoring.

Ladies v Men: This annual competition took place today! Well done ladies a draw! An enjoyable day and some great golf out there today.

Lauren Pitcher Plate Qualifier: Thursday 14th October (Saturday 9th October saw the alternate date for this competition). If you have won a monthly Stableford over the season you have qualified for this competition. The 'Autumn Stableford' qualifying competition is also being played on the 14th, and is open to all members of the ladies section.

Stableford League Presentation: Tuesday 19th October 2021
Tea and Cake will be available in the conservatory at approximately 3pm. If you are playing but unable to stay, please let us know asap so that we can alter numbers as we still have to pay for any cake ordered and not eaten on the day, closing date Tuesday 12th October.

Cup Winners Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all cup winners over the season.

Consolation Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all members of the ladies section.

Ladies AGM: Thursday 11th November: 6.30pm for 7pm
Following the AGM there will be a presentation of the Cups/Trophies and awards from the season. Please confirm on the attendance sheet on the ladies notice board if you are able/unable to attend

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November at 7pm. Please see poster on ladies ladies notice board.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Thursday 25th November. Open to members and guests. Last main event of the season! Invite your friends to join in this great 9 hole competition. Closing date for entry is Thursday 11th November.

Winter Rules: It was decided at the Club Committee meeting that conditions of the course did not yet require Preferred Lies to be in place at present, but this decision will be kept under constant review by the Captains and the Course Manager. Members will be informed as soon as any change is made (whilst England Golf say preferred lies can be brought in from October 1st, it is the decision of Clubs individually as to when these are adopted).

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Beautiful home made cakes/coffee and chatting was the theme courtesy of Wendy M at the 'Macmillan Coffee Morning' last week. Wendy raised a magnificent £600. A most enjoyable morning raising funds for such a worthy cause. Well done Wendy and all the Chesfield ladies who attended.

Knitted Club Head Covers: There is a pattern for those of you who are keen knitters on the notice board (help yourselves). We hope to sell the head covers along with homemade Christmas gifts and cards at the '9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition on Thursday 25th November'. Many thanks in advance to all those clicking needles!

Christmas Party Night: 16th December: If you would like to join in the festivities to celebrate a challenging year, enjoy a 2 course meal in excellent company, and boogie the night away, I would love you to come and join us. Please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies) so hurry up and don't miss out!

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 3 October 2021

October already, how did that happen! As we move into autumn we see the return of:

Weekend October Qualifier: Well done to Clare Lyndon who came in with a nett score of 72.

Kathy Dale Trophy Qualifier: Thursday 7th October if you have won a monthly medal over the season, you have qualified to enter this competition. There is also the 'Autumn Medal' competition being played on the 7th open to all members of the ladies section.

Lauren Pitcher Plate Qualifier: Saturday 9th October is the alternate date for this competition. The main event takes place on Thursday 14th October. If you have won a monthly Stableford over the season you have qualified for this competition. There is also the 'Autumn Stableford' qualifying competition being played on the 14th, open to all members of the ladies section. Good luck everyone!

Stableford League Presentation: This presentation will take place after golf on Tuesday 19th October. Tea and Cake will be available in the conservatory. If you are playing but unable to stay, please let us know asap so that we can alter numbers as we still have to pay for any cake ordered and not eaten on the day.

AGM: The ladies section AGM will take place on 11th November at 6pm. Following the AGM there will be a presentation of the Cups/Trophies and awards from the season. If you have any questions for the AGM please put in writing and place in the black box in the ladies changing room. The committee will endeavour to respond to all queries. Please confirm on the attendance sheet on the ladies notice board - if you are able/unable to attend, many thanks.

Club AGM: The Club AGM takes place on Tuesday 16th November at 7pm, please put this date in your diary if you are able to attend.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Save the date - Thursday 25th November. Please see further details, and sign up sheet on the ladies notice board. Closing date Thursday 11th November.

Pearson Squad: Linda B our Pearson Captain has put a sign-up sheet for this seasons matches on the notice board. We have been drawn against:
  • Great Haddon
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Essendon

Open to players with Handicap Index of 12.5 - 34.4. If you would like to be part of the squad please add your name.

Knitted Club Head Covers: There is a pattern for those of you who are keen knitters on the notice board (help yourselves). We hope to sell the head covers along with homemade Christmas gifts and cards at the '9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition on Thursday 25th November'. Many thanks in advance to all those clicking needles!

Christmas Party Night: 16th December see our Christmas Party Night, if you would like to join in the festivities to celebrate a challenging year please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies) so please sign up if you wish to attend asap. Tables will be returned to the club if not required.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 26 September 2021

The Autumn Meeting saw many of our ladies receive their long awaited cups/trophies and prizes from the year. Congratulations go to:

Amanda M who came in with a fantastic score of 42 points to sweep away the Chris Leary Chalice 2021

  • In second place saw Kathy M with 41 points
  • Best Front Nine - Kathy D
  • Best Back Nine - Kathy M
  • Nearest the Pin on 9th and 12th - Jackie R
  • Nearest the Pin in two on 6th - Kathy D
  • Straightest Drive on 15th - Marion D

Well done ladies! Another great day at Chesfield!


Kay Baker Memorial Bowl: Tuesday 28th September 2021 following the Stableford League Round 7. Kevin, Kay's brother will be presenting the 'Kay Baker Memorial Bowl' trophy at approximately 3pm. Tea & cake, will also be provided in the conservatory.

Pearson Squad: Linda B our Pearson Captain has put a sign-up sheet for this seasons matches on the notice board. We have been drawn against:
Great Haddon
Welwyn Garden City
Essendon

Open to players with Handicap Index of 12.5 - 34.4. If you would like to be part of the squad please add your name.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Save the date - Thursday 25th November further information to follow.

Knitted Club Head Covers: There is a pattern for those of you who are keen knitters on the notice board (help yourselves). We hope to sell the head covers along with homemade Christmas gifts and cards at the 'Winter Invitation Competition on Thursday 25th November'. Many thanks in advance to all those clicking needles!

Christmas Party Night: 16th December see our Christmas Party Night, if you would like to join in the festivities to celebrate a challenging year! please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies) so please sign up if you wish to attend asap. Tables will be returned to the club if not required.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 19 September 2021

Captains' Day

The sun shone down on us and saw over 70 members and guests tee off on Saturday for a great fun filled round of golf with a sea of multicoloured hats in full flow!. Coming in first place with an amazing 100 points was:
  • Annette G, Caroline K, Ann K and Ian K

Second place went to our fabulous juniors who came in with: 94 points; Amelia F, Dylan B, James B and Keeley M

Well done fantastic scores!


Following the game 'us four Captains' did the obligatory Drive-off amid the cheers and banter! Members placed their flags nearest to where the balls landed. Well done guys good judgements!

Back in the evening for a welcome drink followed by a delicious meal and howls of laughter as Magic Kevin entertained us. Then Chesfield ladies danced their hearts out ! Simply the best!! Many thanks to everyone who helped make this day possible.

Chris Leary/Autumn Meeting

Thursday 23rd September. Finally some of you will get your much deserved trophies won during 2021. This will be an exciting competition with prizes for Nearest the Pin and Straightest Drive, best front nine, best back nine, followed by a two course meal and presentation.

Kay Baker Memorial Bowl

Tuesday 28th September 2021; following the Stableford League Round 7. Kevin, Kay's brother will be presenting the 'Kay Baker Memorial Bowl' trophy at approximately 3pm. Tea & cake, will also be provided in the conservatory. There will be a sign up sheet on the ladies notice board for those who wish to come and enjoy some cake but unable to play. Closing date for entry is: Monday 21st September.

Scratch Team

Played their final match of the season this weekend. Pat W, Jackie R, Kathy D, Annette and Julie R travelled to Ashridge. The course was in excellent condition and the rain forecast fortunately stayed away. Kathy won her game and the rest of the team came second. Thank you to all team players and squad members for your participation and dedication this season. Onwards and upwards in 2022! Team Captain: Jackie R.

General Information

Tuesday 21st September; Weather permitting, sees the return of our much loved FUN competitions, hopefully this week we will be able to play 'split sixes' team stableford - sign up on Ig. Prizes will be awarded following the competition just like the 'good old days'!

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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