Sunday, 28 March 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 28 March 2021

Only 1 more sleep till GOLF!

I expect the golf clubs have been polished and you are ready to go! ‘The Golf God’ on the weather channel looks like he/she is with us, so go and enjoy yourselves, remember to take plenty of fluids, sun cream and a hat. Pick and place will remain in play until 1st April 2021, however this will be reviewed and may be extended.

Ladies Friendly Matches

Our first friendly match of the season will be on Friday 23rd April, at Chesfield Downs V Pavenham Park. If you wish to be selected for the team please email, WhatsApp or text Hazel.

Friendly Match Dates for your Diary

Fri 23/04/21 Pavenham Park, Home

Fri 14/05/21 Mount Pleasant, Away

Sat 05/06/21 Colmworth, Home

Wed 14/07/21 Heydon Grange, Home

Fri 06/08/21 Mowsbury, Home

Fri. 20/08/21 Redbourn, Knebworth triangle match Away at Redbourn

We would like to compile a list of ladies who are available to play in any of the above matches. Please email Hazel selecting the dates you would be available. Please be aware, during these times of restrictions, it is a very difficult task for the organiser. Your rapid response, if you wish to play, would be appreciated (all dates are subject to change in line with Covid 19 regulations).

Scratch Team

Unfortunately, Sally is unable to be captain for the scratch team this season. Thank you, Sally for all your hard work. The scratch team will be run by Jackie R and Sarah who have very kindly stepped into the scratch captains shoes for the season. Well done ladies. Many thanks. First scratch match:
Sunday 2nd May - Harpenden Common v Chesfield Downs at home

Birdie Badges

Our Birdie badges will start again from Thursday 8th April. Any lady who gained a Birdie badge last year will be awarded their badge at a date TBC (after 21st June). As we have no record of these badges in the birdie book due to government restrictions last year it will be those of you who can remember if you got one!

County Golf Cards Go Digital

From 2021 onwards the County Card can now only be obtained via the igcounty app.
The app offers a host of other features, including news, upcoming and past competitions, contact details and County contact details. The card holder is entitled to:
Receive reduced green fees at host participating clubs (the usual reduction is to the Members Guest Rate and in some cases lower than that price)
The scheme is not just restricted for use within Hertfordshire

To download the app go to;

https://www.hertfordshiregolf.org/download_the_app and follow instructions.

Scoring on IG

If like me you suddenly start to think, I can’t remember how to score, what is my new handicap. Please do not worry, there is always someone to help. Its been a long time since we last used the IG App for scoring, and it will take us all a little while to get back in the saddle. If you have any problems just make sure you fill in your scorecard and photograph it. We can go over the card and provide one to one support. It's a learning curve for us all. IG have supplied us with a very useful updated igMember WHS Scoring Instructional Video. To view it go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FxOAlNRTus

On another note I am also aware I have a lovely parking space which will be great. However, the pressure is on to always have a clean car! I have therefore allocated this highly important task to Mr H, so if you notice he is not pulling his weight, please take your complaint directly to him.

Can’t wait to see you out on the course this week!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 21 March 2021

Only 9 more sleeps till GOLF!

For those of you who wish to play on Monday 29th, I hope you have set your alarms for 7.28pm tomorrow evening, fingers poised for the 7.30pm opening of the tee sheets!!! Makes me feel nervous just thinking about it!!

Re-Scheduled Main Events For Your Diary 2021

Thursday 8th April: Maria Moore Millennium Bowl Pairs

Sunday 11th April: Price Vase Stableford Q - Alternate Day

Tuesday 13th April: Kay Baker Memorial Bowl

Thursday 15th April: Price Vase Stableford Q - Main Event

Thursday 22nd April: O’Sullivan Cup Team Alliance

Sunday 25th April: Ann Warner/Maureen Eastwood Trophy Q Alternate Day

Thursday 29th April: Ann Warner/Maureen Eastwood Trophy Q Main Event

Thursday 20th May: Jubilee Jug Pair Betterball

Saturday 22nd May: Spring Salver Stableford Q

Thursday 27th May: Ping Pairs Betterball/Margaret Gentle Pairs Vase

Saturday 29th May: Mixed Ping Pairs - New Event

Saturday 29th May - Saturday 12th June: Megan Bonner Par 3 Championship

Thursday 3rd June: Coronation Foursomes

Sunday 27th June - Tuesday 29th June: Away Weekend - Staverton Park

Thursday 1st July: Club Championship Round 1

Thursday 8th July: Club Championship Round 2

Thursday 15th July: LADIES CHARITY DAY 2021

Thursday 5th August: Away Day Kelland Pairs - Wyboston Lakes

Friday 3rd September: Solheim Cup, CD v The Essex - Home Event

Saturday 18th September: Captains Day, Captains Drive-in & Evening Event

Thursday 23rd September: Autumn Meeting - Chris Leary Chalice - N/Q

Thursday 11th November: Ladies' AGM

Tuesday 16th November: Club AGM

Thursday 25th November: Winter Invitation Day

Thursday 16th December: Christmas Greensomes & Party

Further dates and information on competitions/matches is now available on IG (all subject to change depending on Covid policy).

Ready for Golf?

If you want some ideas on how to get ‘Ready for golf’ have a look at the must have 5 tips from Ryan Rastall at GolfShake.com to view; Click on; https://youtu.be/aapKfUEGioc

Courtesy of Sarah F - Thanks Sarah for sending this in.

County News

Following last week’s announcement over the delayed start to our County Championship season for 2021, revised entry forms and flyers can be found by going to: https://www.hertfordshiregolf.org/entries

TopTracer App

In just over a week you can try out the new TopTracer on the driving range. To get yourself ready you can download the TopTracer Range App. For instructions go to: https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/

Can’t wait to see you out on the course next week!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 14 March 2021

Not long now ladies! Can’t wait to see you all again, its been soooo long.

29th March is the day we have all been waiting for. Let's hope the weather is kind to us. As you are aware, we are not allowed to hold competitions during the first week back. However, we have managed to secure a captains shuffle for; Tuesday 30th March and Thursday 1st April. If you wish to be involved in these events please sign up onto IG where you will be added to the shuffle list. Sign up will open for the shuffle at 8am on 22nd March, this is before it's opened up to all members at 7.30pm. Please send your score cards to Hazel following your round. Your playing partner must agree your score (just show each other your cards, NO signing required).

Week commencing 4th April

  • Thursday Competitions please sign up on IG in the usual manor.
  • Tuesday Competitions please sign up to Captains Shuffle (optional of course).
  • Weekend competitions please sign up on IG.

Dates for Your Diary

  • Tuesday 6th April; Day after the bank holiday, in line with usual practise - NO Tuesday club.
  • Thursday 8th April; Maria Moore Millennium Bowl Pairs
  • Sunday 11th April; Price Vase Stableford Q Alternate Day
  • Tuesday 13 April; Captains Shuffle - Kay Baker 9 Hole Memorial Competition
  • Thursday 15th April; Price Vase Stableford Q Main Event
  • Sunday 18th April; Weekend Eclectic Round 1

Further dates and information re; competitions/matches will be available on IG.

Matches and Competitions

Winter Knock Out - Extended Deadlines - The draw sheet remains on the notice board (opposite the ladies changing rooms). Player who's name appears first on the draw sheet should contact opponent and offer 3 possible dates for match. Dates for Matches to be played by;
  • Round 1 to be played by 1st May
  • Round 2 to be played by 1st June
  • Final to be played by 1st July

Megan Bonner Par 3 Championship

For this year only, due to government restrictions this competition will be played over the period of 2 weeks commencing on Saturday 29th May - Saturday 12th June on the Par 3 course. Rules for this competition are:
  • Book your own Tee time on Par 3
  • Ladies must play with another member of the club (male or female)
  • Photograph your completed score card and send to Hazel following your round
  • Your playing partner must agree your score (just show each other your cards, NO signing required)
  • Once you have started to play a round you cannot decide to change your playing day
  • Entry payment of £2.00 will be collected at the end of the month

A Little Trip Down Memory Lane

Julie Page sent in this amazing photo of our very own Julie Price, that must have been a great day!


Live Online Golf Tutorials

These continue this week with;

The Awkward Lie of Chipping - Wednesday 17th March at 12:00

All tutorials take place on Zoom, to register click on the link below, Latest News at Home, scroll down to, live online golf tutorials, click on, to register for session.

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

Have a good week.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 7 March 2021

So March is here!

Time to get those batteries and distance devices out and charged to make sure they are still in working order for the big day. We are still awaiting the ‘all systems go’ email from the Club Company, I have been assured it's on its way. England Golf have published a 'Play Safe Stay Safe, Golf’s Return to Play Protocols' poster which is a helpful way of remembering when we have rule changes. Please go to link below to view.

https://www.englandgolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Play-Safe-Timeline-Feb21-V6.pdf

Normal Service will return ASAP - Happy days! More to come!
 
   

Dates for Competitions During 2021

The process of changing dates in the diary has begun, with Lin G beavering away. We are confident all will be rescheduled and ready to play as soon as it is safe to do so.

Ladies Committee Meeting

The next ladies committee will take place on Thursday 25th March. If you have anything you would like raised please contact me one week prior to this date.

Live Online Golf Tutorials

These continue this week with:

Pre and Post Shot Routine - Tuesday 9th March at 12:00
The Awkward Lie of Chipping - Wednesday 17th March at 12:00

All tutorials take place on Zoom, to register click on the link below, Latest News at Home, scroll down to, live online golf tutorials, click on, to register for session.

 
Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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