Sunday, 30 May 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 30 May 2021

What a change a week can make, glorious sunshine was enjoyed by all on Thursday in the Ping Pairs Betterball/Margaret Gentle Vase. Congratulations go to Debbie F and Kathy M for coming in with an amazing 42 points, great score. We await the results to find out if it was enough to qualify for the Grand Final to be held at Thonock Park, Lincolnshire on 6th September! Good luck ladies!

Mixed Ping Pairs

Saturday saw the first ever Mixed Ping Pairs competition. Fantastic to see so many pairs out there (22 to be precise) competing for a place at the National Finals to be held at Thonock Park, Lincolnshire on September 7th. Some very impressive scores on the day. Congratulations go to Kathy and John D coming in with 44 points. Will it be enough to qualify? Fingers crossed it is. Well done guys!

Scratch Team Report By; Team Captain Jackie Reid

Sunshine, rain and thunder greeted us on this Spring day for our return match away at Harpenden Common. A lovely warm welcome by all and a very interesting course more than made up for the weather. Unfortunately the result was the reverse of our 4-1 home win. Well done to Linda on halving her match in only her second scratch appearance. Her outstanding performance in competitions recently secured her place today. Lovely scones, jam & cream followed by a fruit platter was enjoyed by all. Something that must be quite unique greeted us on the third hole - a cricket pitch ! Yes, a cricket pitch. Every other Sunday at 2pm the sound of leather on willow can be heard. The hole reverts to a par 3 and if you do happen to land on the wicket you do get a free drop!

Friendly Team

Saturday 5th June see our Friendly Team in action at home. Chesfield Downs v Colmworth. Good luck ladies.

Score Cards

Thursday sees the return of the Coronation Foursomes Competition. To avoid any confusion over scorecards and how to fill in correctly please follow instructions below:

Cards For Coronation Foursomes:
  • NAME OF COMPETITION
  • DATE
  • TEE TIME
  • NAMES OF PLAYERS
  • HANDICAP INDEX
  • COURSE HANDICAP
  • PLAYING HANDICAP (for coronation Foursomes 50% of combined course handicap)
  • RECORD THE BEST SCORE PER PAIR

When you have finished your round check and agree the scores with your playing partners then sign the card as the MARKER.
  • Add your own scores to IG via the App
  • Upload a photo of the scorecard (this is the NOT your scorecard it is the scorecard with your playing partners scores), select one of their names from the database to allocate the card to.


Charity Day

Remember to invite your golfing friends to our:

Charity Day 15th July 2021

This is the Main event of our year! Many thanks to those of you that have signed up to help but we still need a few more!

Please sign up on the poster on the notice board opposite the ladies changing room.

General Information

First Aid: We still have spaces for the first aid course on the Thursday 24th June after golf (approximately 3pm). The cost of the session is £5.00 pp which covers the cost of the trainer. If you wish to attend please sign up on the poster, on the notice board (opposite the ladies locker room). Payment to Chesfield Downs Ladies Section: CDLS 40-28-14 81769642

The Creek: Otherwise known as the 'Ditch' - The integrity of the ditch and the challenges it brings to playing our course are important. However, there are many members (and guests) who walk with their trolleys through the ditch and are subsequently eroding the banks and destroying the ditch itself. This is particularly evident on the 10th (by the dry pond) and the 14th! Please ONLY use the bridges to cross.

Sunshine: Looks like a few weeks of sunshine ahead. Although this is very welcomed please remember to bring your suncream/fluids/hat when you play. To avoid dehydration don't forget to prepare for your round by taking on plenty of fluids the day before you play and enjoy the good weather. Looking forward to a sunny week!

See you on the course!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 23 May 2021

Thursday saw the Jubilee Jug celebrated in style. So many amazing costumes on both ladies and trollies. Despite the howling wind our winners came in with a fabulous 44 points! Congratulations Katy C and Mandy U.  I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did!

 


Best wishes to Pat P who celebrated a big birthday during the week! Happy Birthday Pat!

Preparations are now on the way for: Charity Day, 15th July 2021

This is the Main event of our year! To make it a success we need YOUR HELP. We Cannot Do It Without You!

We need ladies to organise/help in;
  • The halfway house
  • stalls/raffles
  • organise score cards
  • take photographs and much more!

Please come forward and sign up on the poster. It's on the notice board opposite the ladies changing room!

The clock is ticking!

General Information

Spring Salver: On Saturday the weekend ladies competed for the Spring Salver. Congratulations go to Helen L who came in with a great score of 37 points.

Scratch Team: On Monday our Scratch team are playing away at Harpenden Common, Good luck ladies.

Mixed Ping Pairs: Saturday 29th May. This is a new event to the calendar this year, great to see some mixed competitions in the diary. Still space for one lady!!

2020 Prize Giving Event: Last year we were unable to have any presentations of trophies/cups/awards. Rogie has arranged for a prize giving event where she will award prizes from 2020. This will take place on; Thursday 22nd of July following The Lorraine Palmer Cup. Further details to follow.

First Aid Course: On Thursday 24th June after golf (approximately 3pm) we have arranged for a qualified first aider to come and give a brief talk (approximately one hour). Areas to be covered are basic first aid skills, preparing us to cope if we find ourselves in that dreadful position and we don’t know what to do. The cost of the session is £5.00 pp which covers the cost of the trainer. If you wish to attend please sign up on the poster, on the notice board (opposite the ladies locker room).

Megan Bonner Par 3 Championships: Rescheduled to Thursday 17th June (details on IG).

We have an exciting week ahead with:
  • Australian Spoons: Tuesday 25th May - please send cards to Kathy C
  • Ladies Ping Pairs: Thursday 27th May

Play well and enjoy, I believe the weather will start to improve from Wednesday - fingers crossed!

See you on the course!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 16 May 2021

Things are getting busy! We have seen a week of competitions and matches. We saw the Ken Bird Trophy being played today. Our Scratch and Friendly teams have also been in action;

Scratch Match (Team Captains report Jacky R)

Chesfield Ladies scratch team played their second match of the season on Sunday away at Knebworth. The weather was kind, warm with a slight breeze. The opposition fielded 5 very strong players, highest handicap being just 6.9. With home advantage, on the day, they were too strong and took all the games. Congratulations to Annette who made her debut and received her boot bag.


The Friendly Team were at Mount Pleasant on Friday, although all matches were very close, it was not to be Chesfield ladies day and Mount Pleasant took the match 4 - 1. Well played ladies.

Ken Bird Trophy

The Juniors triumphed again taking the trophy for the 5th year in succession with a total of 143 points. It was a very enjoyable event for the ladies who loved the format of the day. Well done Juniors, and well done to all those who took part.


Upcoming Competitions

Jubilee Jug

Very exciting to see the Jubilee Jug back on the calendar this Thursday 20th May. Tea and cake will be served in the conservatory on a rolling basis. Please sit in pairs on tables of six, being aware of the 'rule of six inside'. Unfortunately as government restrictions are still in place we are unable to hold a prize giving after this event. All prizes will be presented later in the year. I realise this is disappointing, but it will not stop us from enjoying this competition and will be the start of better days to come!

Ann Grist Trophy and Mary Warmoth Trophy

The draws for these Knock-Out competitions have been drawn at random and open for play from tomorrow 17th May 2021. To view the draw sheet/rules/contact on the App go to:
  • Matches - select competition
  • Scroll down to see your playing partners & message
  • Scroll down to see how many shots given
  • To view the draw sheet click on the 3 dots at the top of the screen (in the right hand corner)
  • Select; View full details

Alternatively on Intelligent Golf go to:
  • Home page
  • Scroll down till you get to ‘My Upcoming Competitions’
  • To the right side of your competition click on; Details/Results
  • You can now select Shots given, contact & availability

Deadlines for each round are on the draw sheet. If you are unable to meet deadlines in each round, unfortunately you will have to forfeit the match.

Ping Mixed Pairs

Sign up is still open on IG for the Ping Mixed 4BBB on Saturday 29th May. 5 day members will be given courtesy of the course. If you do not have a partner sign up on ig and the men's section will try and accommodate you.

General Information

Following competitions if you have trouble uploading your scorecard please send it to Karen on her personal WhatsApp. Please remember when you upload the scorecard you assign it to the person you are marking for not yourself.

As some of you are aware Olive unfortunately is still injured so will not be playing with us for a while. Get better soon Olive! Until then Rogie has kindly taken over the team management for the Palmer Cup and Ladies v Men competitions.

On Thursday 24th June after golf (approximately 3pm) a qualified first aider is coming to Chesfield Downs to give a brief talk (approximately one hour) to the ladies section. Areas to be covered are basic first aid skills, preparing us to cope if we find ourselves in that dreadful position and we don’t know what to do. The cost of the session is £5.00 pp which covers the cost of the trainer. If you wish to attend please sign up on the poster, on the notice board (opposite the ladies locker room).

Enjoy your golfing week ladies, see you on the course!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 9 May 2021

Not the sort of weather we were anticipating for May! Fingers crossed it will improve soon, where did that wind come from?

Another golf week done! Thursday saw the 'May England Golf Medal Qualifier' Congratulations go to:
  • Division 1 Winner: Linda Brown - net 69
  • Division 2 Winner: Marion D - net 71
Great scores ladies. Well done everyone, harsh conditions for all.

There are still a few spaces left in our Jubilee Jug competition on 20th May 2021

Jubilee Jug Thursday 20th May 2021

This is the first of our charity raising competitions.

The Theme will be 'Rainbows' which links in with our hospital charities for this year
  • Format: Pairs 4BBB
  • Tea and cake served in the conservatory on a rolling basis

Prizes for:
  • Nearest the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Best dressed rainbow pair
  • Best dressed rainbow trolley

Price £12 per person
  • Includes all of the above and a contribution towards ‘The Magic of play” and ‘The Lister Butterfly Service”
  • If you would like to participate please sign up on IG
  • Sign up opened at 8am on Thursday 6th May (2 weeks prior to event)
Please make your payment to:

Chesfield Downs Ladies Section Account (CDLS)
Account number: 81769642 Sort code: 40-28-14

Should be a very colourful day. Lets light up the course!

General Information

Sign up is open for the Ping Mixed 4BBB on Saturday 29th May. 5 day members will be given courtesy of the course. If you do not have a partner sign up on IG and the men's section will try and accommodate you

Friday 14th May is our first away 'Friendly Match' of the season, Chesfield Downs v Mount Pleasant, good luck ladies

Sunday 16th May sees 6 of our ladies competing in the Ken Bird Trophy, good luck ladies

Great to see so many of you signing up for the KO competitions, all available on IG. Closing date for entries 14th May. Competition starts from 17th May

On the Course



Naughty crow on 9th green, thought he wouldn’t be seen, stealing Katie’s lunch, in time for his brunch.
Poem by permission of Kathy C and Helen. Photo kind permission of Katy C. Witness by Amanda

Enjoy your golfing week ladies and be careful of the crows!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 2 May 2021

Well its May!! How did that happen? Great to see more and more of our ladies returning to the course. Well done to Linda B who came in with an amazing 69 net score on Saturday in the weekend 'Medal Qualifier'. Sunday (today) saw the first of our scratch matches, Chesfield Downs v Harpenden Common at home. Fantastic result! 4-1 to Chesfield Downs. A special mention goes to Amelia F who made her debut today for the scratch team and came in with a brilliant 4-3 win! Well done ladies!

Upcoming competitions

Ken Bird sign up sheet is on the ladies notice board.

Summer Knock Out competitions will be available on IG
  • ANN GRIST TROPHY: Singles Knockout Match Play
  • MARY WARMOTH TROPHY: Pairs Betterball Knockout Matchplay

Booking opens for both of these competitions on Monday 3rd May - 14th May for sign up. Ladies will then be entered into a draw and informed via email:
  • Who their opponent is
  • Date for matches to be played by

Ladies can then organise and book their own matches.

In each round the player whose name appears first on the draw sheet should:
  • Contact the player she has been drawn against
  • Offer a minimum of 3 dates to her opponent
  • 5 day members must offer 1 weekend date, 7-day members must offer 1 week day date

The date is fixed when agreed by both players, if either player then cannot play on this agreed date, the player who cannot play must forfeit the match unless BOTH players agree to rearrange the date within the deadline for that round.

May England Golf Qualifier

Thursday 6th May; Single Strokeplay Maximum Score 5 over Par.


Jubilee Jug Thursday 20th May 2021

This is the first of our charity raising competitions for 'Many a Day'

The Theme will be 'Rainbows' which links in with our hospital charities for this year
  • Format - Pairs 4BBB
  • Tea and cake served in the conservatory on a rolling basis

Prizes for:
  • Nearest the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Best dressed rainbow pair
  • Best dressed rainbow trolley

Price £12 per person
  • Includes all of the above and a contribution towards ‘The Magic of play” and ‘The Lister Butterfly Service”
  • If you would like to participate please sign up on IG
  • Sign up opens at 8am on Thursday 6th May (2 weeks prior to event)
Please make your payment to:

Chesfield Downs Ladies Section Account (CDLS)
Account number; 81769642 Sort code; 40-28-14

Should be a very colourful day. Lets light up the course!

General Information

Please note there will not be a captains shuffle for the foreseeable future!! Block bookings are back every Tuesday. Simply sign up on IG seven days prior to competition. Sign up opens at 8am

Due to an issue with IG please do not input scores on the IG App during your round until further notice. Input your score when you have completed your round. IG has just upgraded the IG App to version 2.2.13 (most phones will automatically upgrade in 48 hours)

The winners of the Ann Warner/Maureen Eastwood competitions will be announced as soon as an issue with IG has been resolved

Helpers required! Now that we are getting back to some sort of normality would you be prepared to help out at functions? If so, please sign up on the notice board opposite the ladies changing room, your help is very much appreciated

General Scores

If you wish to put in a General Score please follow these instructions on the IG App:

  • Select Handicap Record
  • Tap the handicap record box
  • Tap the box in the top right hand corner (it is supposed to represent a scorecard)
  • Select ‘Register’
  • Select course, tee and scoring type
  • Begin scoring

Enjoy your golfing week!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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