Sunday, 25 July 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 25 July 2021

Presentation of 2020 Cups/Trophies/Awards: Following the Lorraine Palmer Cup on Thursday 22nd July, Rogie presented the long awaited prizes from 2020. Crossroads Care the 'Lady Captains Charity in 2020' were also present to receive a cheque for £2450 an impressive amount raised during a pandemic! Lin G received the well deserved 'Club Woman of the Year' award. Well done all you winners, and for all the kind donations to Crossroads Care, and of course Rogie our 2020 Lady Captain!


Away Day- 'Kelland Pairs' Wyboston Lakes, 5th August 2021
Not long now! Looks like a fabulous day. Pairs for the day are displayed on the notice board. If you would like a buggy please let Kathy C know asap. Payment - if you have not already done so is: by bank transfer: CDLS Account No 81769642 sort code 40-28-14. Or, alternatively, please place cheque or cash in an envelope marked with name, amount and Away Day, and place in the black box in the ladies locker room thank you.

Lady Captains Charity Day 19th August 2021
Countdown to the big day!!! only 3 weeks to go!! We still have plenty of spaces:
  • If you want to do 9 holes
  • If you want to join us for lunch only
  • If you would like to sponsor a hole

Please sign up on the sheets opposite the ladies locker room. Everybody welcome, its going to be a fun filled experience. We will be having raffles, stalls for browsing and a few surprises on the course, cash or cheque payment possible. Remember to bring cash and your £1 coins in particular - that's all I am saying! Donations for our raffle, would still be much appreciated, there is a box in the ladies locker room for the collection of:
  • Bottles
  • Home made items
  • Gifts

Please bring these items on a Tuesday or Thursday so that contents can be locked away for security reasons.

Hole in One
Congratulations go to Vicki T who gained an amazing 'Hole in One' on the 9th last week! Fantastic Vicki. Many thanks for your very kind donation to the Lady Captains Charity.

R&A Finals
Friday saw Amanda M and Ann K compete in the R&A regional final, where 35 clubs were represented. A great day and fantastic experience, both ladies played well, but were unable to match the 38 points from the winners. Nevertheless, a big well done.

General Scores
The England Golf rules for putting in a General Score card are:

You must:
  • Pre-register the round before you play. This can be done on the IG App
  • Play and enjoy the round in accordance with the Rules of Golf
  • Enter your score using the IG App following your round
  • Ensure your final score is verified by a playing partner who has witnessed the round and who holds a World Handicap System handicap index

In order to protect the integrity of the handicap system a time lag is in operation from the point where intent to play a round is registered to the stage when a score can be accepted.

Birdie Badges
It was agreed at the committee meeting on 15th July that the allocation of Birdie Badges would change. With effect from 2021 birdie badges will be presented to individuals when they achieve their:
  • 1st Birdie
  • 10th Birdie
  • 20th Birdie

Touchscreen Score Entry Terminal
The touchscreen is back in place, located in the reception area for those of you who may just prefer to use it instead of your mobile phone to register your score. Please note - this may be relocated to the bar if it doesn’t workout in its current location.

Annual Course Maintenance Week
Will be commencing week beginning Monday 9th August, therefore members will only be able to play 9 holes on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th August. The Summer Eclectic round 2 will be moved forward a week. Monday 30th August is a bank holiday so round 4 of the Eclectic will take place on Tuesday 7th September 2021.

Enjoy your week!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 18 July 2021

It's getting hot out there! Water, hats and sunscreen at the ready for the week!

The friendly squad played at home v Heydon Grange on Wednesday. Some great golf and close matches, well done ladies the overall result was halved.


Last Thursday saw the ladies competing for the rescheduled ‘Macknight Pairs Trophy’. Congratulations go to our winners Ann G and Julie R who came in with a great nett score of 43. Well played ladies.

Presentation of 2020 Cups/Trophies/Awards
Following the Lorraine Palmer Cup on Thursday 22nd July, Rogie will present the long awaited prizes from 2020. Tea and cake will be available in the conservatory.

Away Day- 'Kelland Pairs' Wyboston Lakes, 5th August 2021
Looks like a fabulous day. Pairs for the day are displayed on the notice board. If you would like a buggy please let Kathy C know asap. Payment - if you have not already done so is: By bank transfer: CDLS Account No 81769642 sort code 40-28-14. Or, alternatively please place cheque or cash in an envelope marked with name, amount and Away Day, and place in the black box in the ladies locker room thank you.

Palmer Cup Friday 13 August 2021
Good to have the chance to play this competition against the senior section this year. If you wish to be involved please sign up via IG. There is also a poster on the ladies notice board with further information.

Lady Captains Charity Day 19th August 2021
Fast approaching our rescheduled Charity Day, only four weeks to go!! We still have plenty of spaces so don’t forget to sign up, its going to be a fun filled experience. We will be having raffles, stalls for browsing and a few surprises on the course, so make sure you have plenty of cash particularly some £1 coins - thats all I am saying! Donations for our raffle would be much appreciated. There will be some boxes in the ladies locker room for the collection of:
  • Bottles
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Second hand clothing
  • Home made items
  • Books

In fact anything you feel is a nice gift to win. Please bring these items on a Tuesday or Thursday so that contents can be locked away for security reasons.

General Information
Club PhotoShoot - There will be a club photoshoot on 15th July, looking for volunteers to be in the photos.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 11 July 2021

Thursday saw the 2nd round of our club championships. We all waited with baited breath while our three top ladies Virginia, Pat W and Sally W approached the 18th green. They were giving nothing away as they entered the club house. Once the scores were in our Club Champion was declared. Congratulations to Virginia a very worthy winner, runner up Pat W. Congratulations also go to Angela H who came in with an amazing nett score of 65 for the second round, and winning the Angela Chatterton Cup, well done ladies, what a great day!



Good News
I would like to congratulate Hazel B who has agreed to be vice captain for 2022, well done Hazel you will be amazing.

General Information
On Monday we saw Jim Lawlor retire after 20 years of service at Chesfield Downs. Jim will be missed by many but has assured us he will be back to play a few rounds at Chesfield. Good luck in your retirement Jim we all wish you well.

New Studio
The new Holistic Studio in the old Gallery, has now opened with a new programme involving 52 classes per week, all class information available on IG.

New Members of Staff
I would like to welcome our new Course Manager JonJo Pitts who will be joining us shortly. We also have several other new members of staff:
JonJo Pitts - Joins us as our Course Manager
Michael White - Joins as a Green-keeper
Roger Surtees - Returns as one of our Marshals
Amelia Coates - Returns back to the F&B Supervisor position
F&B Team additions - Hollie Edies, Sofie Edies, Daniel Morris, Olivia Pastor

Club PhotoShoot
There will be a club photoshoot on 15th July, we are looking for volunteers to be in the photos. Please contact the office for further information.

Notice From Men’s Captain: Richard Deeks

Afternoon All,
So, it’s that time again, the countdown to my Captains Charity today has started and hopefully you can support me on the day, as you will know from previous comm's the charity I will be supporting is “The Compassionate Friends”. I’m sure for those of you have children no matter how old, the thought of losing a child is un-imaginable, being a parent of two boys this charity really resonates with me, and that’s why I want to support this charity/bereaved parents. Format for the day will be as follows:

08:00 Shotgun Start

Team Alliance (best 2 scores par 4&5) and (best 3 scores par 3’s)

Members £30
Non-Member £35

Please note you can pay cash on the day, or alternatively transfer cash to the account details below with reference: Captains Charity Day

06:45 - 07:30 Registration
07:30 - 08:00 Walk to Tee
12:30 - 15:00 Lunch/Auction

If you are interested in sponsoring a hole or donating any prizes for the auction or raffle it would be gratefully received, for those of you that have already expressed an interest in sponsoring hole please see details of the Men’s Section account:

Sort Code: 60-20-26 Account Number: 63553449

If you are interested in playing the sign-up sheet can be found on the board opposite the Men’s Changing Rooms door, I will be putting it up this Saturday so please keep an eye out. Finally, all that's left to say is I really hope you can join me on what should be a fantastic day, raising money for a fantastic cause. Rich.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 4 July 2021

Great sporting week with tennis fans seeing British wildcard Emma Raducanu get through to the last 16 at Wimbledon, and England's brilliant win against Germany followed by victory in Rome against Ukraine - its coming home! Not to mention last Sunday, when we saw 27 Chesfield Downs ladies head off to Staverton Park for the rescheduled ‘Away Weekend’. Unfortunately, the weather was not kind to us but this did not deter Chesfield from the fun filled agenda planned by our amazing organisers Nikki & Nicola. Chesfield ladies did us proud in their allocated ‘country team’ colours, bearing flags, and masses of team sprit. Great weekend, would recommend you get your name down early for next years epic event!

  

                  


Club Championship 2021

Thursday 1st July saw the first round of the ladies club championships. We have a few contenders on the leaderboard so watch this space. Round two takes place on Thursday 8th July where the lady with the lowest gross score will be crowned our ‘Club Champion’ for 2021. The lowest nett scorer will receive the ‘Angela Chatterton Handicap Trophy’ Good luck ladies have a good round.

Presentation of 2020 Cups/Trophies

Thursday July 22nd sees last year’s lady captain, Rogie T, presenting prizes/trophies and birdie badges to winners/runners up from competitions played during 2020. The presentation will take place following the Lorraine Palmer Pairs Betterball competition. Tea and Cake will be served in the conservatory.

Charity Day Thursday 19th August 2021

Sign up sheet is on the notice board. Bottles and bric-a-brac items for raffles will be gratefully accepted by any member of the ladies committee.

Special Captains' Day 'Save the Date' Saturday 18th September:

  • Shot Gun start
  • Stableford Team Alliance Competition
  • Special Celebratory Drive

As the sun goes down, return for a delicious 2 course meal, a Magic Show and then dance the night away. Further details will follow.

General Information

  • Scratch Match: Sunday 4th July Chesfield Downs v Knebworth at home, unfortunately not our day and were overcome by Knebworth who sent a very strong team. Congratulations to Hazel who played so well in her debut scratch match and came in with a win.
  • Congratulations to Amanda M and Ann K who have made it through to the area final of the Coronation Foursomes to be played at St Ives Golf Club on 23rd July, great achievement ladies, well done and good luck!
  • Friendly Match: 14th July sees our friendly team in action when they take on Hayden Grange at home. Good luck ladies.
  • Away Day Thursday 5th August at Wyboston Lakes: This is when we compete for the 'Kelland Pairs Trophy'. The closing date for this competition is Thursday 8th July. If you wish to attend please add your name and menu choice to the form (on the notice board in the ladies locker room). 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

 
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