Sunday, 27 June 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 27 June 2021

Finally we get to play the Megan Bonner Par 3 Championships. Extremely close scores with 3 ladies coming in with an amazing 54 nett score, therefore, on count back:

  • First place: Angela H
  • Second place: Kathy D
  • Third place: Maggi Theaker

Well done ladies!

Thursday saw ladies competing in the alternative date for the 'England Golf Trust Stableford Qualifier'. The purpose of the England Golf Trust Stableford Competition is to raise funds to support young golfers of any level who, without some financial assistance, would not be able to continue playing the game. A very worthy cause. Winners from both divisions have their scores added together and the top 30 pairs will be invited to play in the National Final which is played as a Better Ball pairs competition at King’s Norton Golf Club, to be held on 17th August 2021. Congratulations go to Sarah - division one winner and Kathy M - division two winner, well done ladies great scores, good luck!

Away Weekend

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us at Staverton Park over the next few days, many thanks to Nikki and Nicola for all their hard work making this very welcomed event happen.

Charity Day

As you are all now aware the 'Charity Day' has been rescheduled to Thursday 19th August 2021. Hopefully all restrictions are lifted by this date and we can have the day we all deserve. Information is now on the notice board allocating volunteers their tasks, please tick your name to show availability. Ladies who sadly are no longer able to attend please take your name off the sign up sheet on the notice board (if you have already paid please let me know and I will arrange for you to be reimbursed). Bottles and bric-a-brac items for raffles will be gratefully accepted by any member of the ladies committee.

Club Championship 2021

This most prestigious competition starts next week. The groundkeepers have been working hard to get the course in ship shape condition, and its looking great! Everything to play for!
Thursday 1st July round one
Thursday 8th July round two

This competition is played over two rounds, therefore any handicap change after the first round will not apply for the second round (but will apply for any other competition played in between rounds). The lowest Gross Score will be awarded the Ladies Club Champion. The lowest nett score will be awarded the Angela Chatterton Handicap Trophy. Further information available on IG. Good luck everyone!

Scratch Match

Sunday 4th July sees our scratch team in action again when they take on Knebworth at home. Good luck ladies.

Away Day

There is a poster in the ladies locker room for the ‘Away Day’ on Thursday 5th August at Wyboston Lakes. This is when we compete for the 'Kelland Pairs Trophy'. If you wish to attend please add your name and menu choice to the form. Payment of £42.00 can be made into: CDLS 40-28-14 81769642 referenced 'Away Day' (if you are unable to pay via online banking, cheque/cash may be put in an envelope referenced: 'Away Day' 'Name' 'Amount'. Please place in the black box in the ladies locker room, thank you.

Happy golfing

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 20 June 2021

Rain, rain and more rain! Lets hope this week brings back the sunshine and stays with us particularly for next weekend as 30 of us travel to Staverton Park for our ‘Away Weekend. Nikki and Nicola have an abundance of fun planned along with some golf, personally I can’t wait. Tuesday Club on 29th June will go ahead as planned for those of you who wish to play '5 clubs and a putter' further details on IG.

Charity Day 15th July

This years charity day will be a little different from those we have been used to in the past. There was a suggestion to postpone it to another date when restrictions might be lifted, with this in mind the ladies committee met to reassess. It was decided, unanimously, to go ahead with 15th July as so many plans had already been put in place. Therefore, we ask for your cooperation in helping us to make the day a success, whilst assisting us to keep the running as smooth as possible under the present circumstances. There will still be our two course meal, but it will be on a rolling basis, we would appreciate when you have finished dining to move swiftly into the bar area where coffee and mints will be served. Unfortunately, no presentation of prizes will be possible but winners will be congratulated personally and asked to collect their prize from the presentation table. We still aim to have all our stalls in the bar area prior to the competition, so bring along all your unspent cash and we will help you to give it to a good cause whilst having fun. Information will be on the notice board this week allocating our volunteers their tasks. Bottles and 'bric a brac' items for raffles will be gratefully accepted.

Past Captains' Day

Congratulations go to Amelia F who came in with an amazing 40 points today and also won the longest drive! Well done Amelia.

Competitions

  • England Golf Women's Medal Regional Final: Jackie R will represent Chesfield Downs on Wednesday at Ely City Golf Club, Cambridgeshire, in the regional final. Good luck Jackie.
  • Away Day: There is a poster in the ladies locker room for the ‘Away Day’ on Thursday 5th August at Wyboston Lakes. This is when we compete for the 'Kelland Pairs Trophy'. If you wish to attend please add your name and menu choice to the form. Payment of £42.00 can be made into: CDLS 40-28-14 81769642 referenced 'Away Day' (if you are unable to pay via online banking, cheque/cash may be put in an envelope referenced: 'Away Day' 'Name' 'Amount'. Please place in the black box in the ladies locker room, thank you.
  • This weeks competitions are all available to view on IG.

General Information

  • First Aid: Unfortunately, this course has been postponed. Kathy C is currently in discussions with the paramedics to secure a new date in the not too distant future. We will let you know asap when that is confirmed.
  • We have a new version of the Ig App: 2.3.5 it does not appear to be 'live' at the app store as yet, and should automatically update itself to most devices, the situation is being carefully monitored by IG.
  • Scratch Match: Unfortunately, due to the rain on Friday 18th June the scratch match; Chesfield Downs v Porters Park at home had to be postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

See you on the course!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 13 June 2021

Well we are all waiting on tenterhooks for the announcement tomorrow from Boris, we should then know how this will effect us with our booked functions and be able to decide on any future changes which may occur, watch this space!

We have had an exciting week with Kathy D winning the Scratch Cup. Congratulations Kathy, and well played Linda B who battled it out until the 18th hole.





Pat P continues celebrations for her big birthday. A most enjoyable treat, lovely afternoon tea, many thanks Pat xx

Upcoming Competitions

  • Tuesday 15th June: sees the ladies competing in a 'pairs matchplay' 90% of COURSE handicap. Lowest handicap player plays of scratch and the others play off 90% of the difference.
  • Megan Bonner Par 3 Championship: Thursday 17th June. 2 x 9 hole Strokeplay on Lannock Link Course. Shotgun start at 9.30. Ladies will receive an email reminding them which hole they will be starting off from. Please arrive at the par 3 course 10 minutes beforehand to allow you enough time to get to your hole, ready for the start. Handicap allowance: Half COURSE handicap.
  • Scratch Match: Our ladies will be taking on Porters Park at home on Friday 18th June. Good luck ladies.
  • Past Captains' Day: Sunday 20th June, further information available on IG.

Charity Day

  • The poster and sign - up sheet for the Charity Day is now on the notice board opposite the ladies locker room. Look out for:
  • 'Sponsor a Hole' sign up sheet will be on the ladies locker room door.
  • Linda B will be putting up a sheet asking for donations of sweet/savoury items for the half-way house.
  • Donations for the raffle e.g. bottles, good quality gifts will be gratefully accepted.
  • To help in our administration of the competition, if you are inviting a guest please could you collect all entry fees then make one transaction to the ladies section bank account: CDLS 40-28-14 81769642 referenced Charity Day (if you are unable to pay via online banking, cheque/cash may be put in an envelope referenced; Charity Day, names of competitors, and amount of cash. Please place in the black box in the ladies locker room. Many thanks.

General Information

  • As September approaches and the Solheim Cup looms, it would be really great to obtain a new Solheim Cup Trophy (as I am sure most of you are aware the previous one seems to have disappeared). So, I would like to know if anyone has any photos of the illusive trophy? I would be most grateful to receive any photos, the idea being, we somehow manage to get a replica ready for the big day. Definitely OUR YEAR!
  • Summer Knockouts: The draw sheets for these competitions have been moved to the notice board inside the ladies locker room.
  • 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. Payment of cash/cheque can be placed in the black box and referenced with name, event, amount.

See you on the course!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 6 June 2021

Apologies ladies but IG is having some technical issues, therefore we have no images in this newsletter, not even our logos!

Amidst all this beautiful weather we had a day of rain on Friday which is when Kathy C and I went to The Essex. It was a double headed theme, play the course and meet the Solheim Cup opposition. Despite the pouring rain and having to abandon play we had the most enjoyable day! We met Shelia (Lady Captain) and Julie (Vice Captain) who were both very welcoming and excited to be part of the Solheim Cup event (which is due to take place at: Chesfield Downs on 3rd September 2021). The way time is flying that will be very soon!

Coronation Foursomes: Congratulations go to Amanda M and Ann K who came in with an amazing 42 points, they are now eligible for a place in the Regional Final, to be held in Cambridgeshire, fingers crossed they get through. Well done ladies.

Friendly Match: Our ladies were in action on Saturday at home against Colmworth. Unfortunately it was not to be Chesfield Downs day, the match went 2-1 to Colmworth. Some great games and enjoyable matches in very hot weather! Well played ladies not easy in those conditions.

Charity Day - Remember to invite your golfing friends to our Charity Day on 15th July 2021. Thank you to those of you that have signed up to help. We are now looking for donations for our: Tombola (bottles), raffle, home made items and good second hand golf clothing. At present we have no security for the ladies locker rooms so until this is rectified please leave your donations with one of the committee members. Sign up sheets for the big day will go up during the week and will be displayed on the notice board opposite the ladies changing room.

Megan Bonner Par 3 Championship: As this competition will be on the Par 3 course on 17th June, there will be a sign up sheet on the notice board for entry.

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

See you on the course!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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