Sunday, 29 August 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 29 August 2021

Evening Ladies,

Another fun filled week of golf! Thursday we played our August Stableford Qualifier and congratulations go to:
  • Sarah F winning division 1 with 38 points
  • Julie R winning division 2 with 42 points

Congratulations also go to the winner of 'Mixed Dennis Flynn Memorial' competition:
  • Clare L with an amazing score of 42 points

Well done ladies great golf!

Next Friday sees our much loved Solheim Cup competition. This year is our first competition against our new opponents, 'The Essex'. We are taking on The Essex at home for a brand new ‘Trophy’ for 2021. Preparations are all now in place so let's hope it is a great occasion. Hilary has been very busy as you can see below! The team can collect their waistcoat from Hilary on Friday morning.


There are still some places to play in the practice round on Tuesday 31st August, all information and sign up is on IG. If you want to join in the fun there are still places for caddies or just lunch, Cost will be £15 per person which includes tea/coffee, BBQ lunch and American cheesecake. Add your name to the Caddies and Lunch ONLY Poster on the ladies notice board by Tuesday 1st September.

Captains' Day 18th September
Still places available. Sign up sheet is on the Club notice board. You can play or just come for the evening meal. Tickets are £37.50 (guests or members) paid to: The Men's Section, Code 60-20-26 Account 63553449. Come and support your Captains in this medley of entertainment. A great day/evening to be enjoyed by all.

General Information
Queen Mother Theatre presents Shirley Valentine: Tuesday 13th October at 7.45pm, £12 per ticket. Please sign up on the board if you would like to attend. Any queries please contact Jackie R on: 07771531121.

On the Tee
Please can all ladies make sure they are down and ready to play at the tee, 10mins before their start time. This ensures the smooth running of the tee sheet, and helps to prevent slow play. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 22 August 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 22 August 2021

What a 'MEGA' effort from everyone fundraising at our Charity Day on Thursday, well done, and many thanks. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did, even the weather was kind to us! Great scores on the day, coming in pole position was our very own chessie ladies:
  • Pat W and Rogie T with a huge score of 47 points 'pipping' on count back another chessie duo:
  • Margaret G & Sarah F followed again on count back - for 3rd place were our guests:
  • Jenny J & Andrea K from Whipsnade Golf club
  • Mandy U and Jill B came in with another great score of 45 points taking 4th position on count back

Well done ladies!

 

       

So much fun and a great atmosphere!

              

So many people to thank, - green keepers, catering staff, management, Nikki and Olive, our auction extraordinaire, and all the volunteers. Half way house was indeed a delight with so many beautiful cakes/fruit/savoury 'yummy in my tummy' options! And thanks to all the gents who came in and ate up all the leftovers, leaving very generous donations to our charity. Last but not least an enormous SHOUT OUT to our lovely Chesfield Ladies Section and their guests who never cease to amaze me on how kind and generous you all are! TopTracer competition winners will be announced shortly when all scores have been verified.

Friendly Squad
Were in action on Friday in a new format for friendly matches, 'playing in a triangle', match report from team captain for the day Pat W: - "Yesterdays friendly was a great success everyone REALLY enjoyed the format. We had a delicious tea. Cheryl from Redbourn provided a small gift for the winners of a golf ball and onion chutney". Coming in with 80 points were the clubs combination team of:
Cheryl from Redbourn, Sue from Knebworth and Pat W from Chesfield Downs.

Next year the host club Knebworth - (one for your diary).

Scratch Team
Report from Team Captain Sarah. ‘This weeks scratch match was at home to Ashridge A. Luckily the thunderstorms had gone away but that didn’t stop us getting wet whilst furthest away from the clubhouse! Still, not daunted by the weather the Chesfield girls gained a very well deserved 5 - 0 win. Amelia sank a birdie putt at 18 to win her match and the rest of us did ok too! Well done team, fab whitewash!
  

Well done ladies great news!

Solheim Cup 2021

Chesfield Downs v The Essex at Home on Friday 3rd September 2021.

It's time to get out those stars and stripes again.

 

Cost will be £15 per person which includes a BBQ lunch and American cheesecake. Sign up closes MONDAY 23rd August on IG for Squad Selection. If you wish to be involved as: Caddies/supporters/lunch only. Add your name to the Caddies and Lunch ONLY Poster on the ladies notice board.
 
Captains' Day 18th September

Sign up sheet is on the Club notice board so hurry up and don't miss out. Remember to choose your menu options. The format for the event goes as follows:
  • Arrive and collect your gift from the captains
  • Shotgun team alliance start at 8.15am
  • Complimentary drink following your round
  • Captains Drive-off, come and watch the captains drive off and guess how far they go!

7pm return to the club for a welcome drink, followed by a 2 course evening meal. Meet Kevin the magician who will be doing magic at your table, and teaching you how to perform a few tricks! You can then dance the night away to the disco. For those of you that have never been to Captains Day its a big thanks for all your support from your 2021 captains. So I hope you will be able to join us. Tickets are £37.50 (guests or members) paid to: The Men's Section, Code 60-20-26 Account 63553449

Come and support your Captains in this medley of entertainment. A great day/evening to be enjoyed by all.

General Information
Queen Mother Theatre presents Shirley Valentine: Fancy getting back into theatre? No long journey into London but to our local theatre in Hitchin. An up lifting funny adaptation of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine. Socially distanced seating in an air conditioned auditorium. Tuesday 13th October at 7.45pm, £12 per ticket. Please sign up on the board if you would like to attend. Any queries please contact Jackie R on: 07771531121

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 15 August 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 15 August 2021

This week saw the Ladies compete in the 'Palmer Cup' Ladies v Seniors. It was a lovely occasion and played in great sprit.
  • NTP for the ladies went to vice captain Kathy
  • NTP for the seniors went to Stuart K
Unfortunately, Friday 13th was not to be the ladies lucky day, however, we were very privileged to have David Palmer attend to present the 'Palmer Cup' to the seniors section to celebrate their 4-3 closely fought victory. Everyone enjoyed this inter-section event and we look forward to next year when its definitely the ladies turn to win back the cup!

 


Scratch Team
Report from Team Captain Sarah. 'On a good day for golf the Scratch team took on the ladies from Porters Park at home. Although the greens presented us with a challenge it was the same for us all and Porters Park perhaps found them a bit more to their liking than us in the home team. The matches were close and the opposition good fun to play against but Porters won 4-1. Thanks to all the team and on her return to the team from injury, congrats go to Sally who won her match.’


Well done ladies some great scores!

TopTracer Challenge
Many thanks to all ladies who have very kindly given up their time to monitor this challenge and raise funds for our charity this year, https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pauline-humphrey

We are still providing you with the chance to win a £25 voucher till Tuesday 17th August if you have missed us on the range. Open to everyone, big or small, as you can see from young golfer Toby enjoying his introduction to the game.



Well done Toby. Good Drive!!

Lady Captains Charity Day 19th August 2021
Our main event of the year is now upon us. The weather forecast looks good so if you are unable to play, why not 'pop in' to support your section, there will be stalls for you to enjoy. Cash will be the choice of currency on the big day to participate in:
  • Raffles
  • Home made items
  • Nearly new items
  • Auction
  • Mulligans
  • Magic balls

The Start Sheet for the day is now available to view on the ladies noticeboard. Please arrive in plenty of time to have a browse before you play. Presentations and Auction will take place in the conservatory following lunch. Good luck everyone and have a fab day!

Solheim Cup 2021
Chesfield Downs v The Essex at Home on Friday 3rd September 2021.


Cost will be £15 per person which includes a BBQ lunch. If you would like to be involved and are a team player Sign up is now OPEN on IG for Squad Selection. If you wish to be involved as: Caddies/supporters/lunch only. Add your name to the Caddies and Lunch ONLY Poster on the ladies notice board.

Course Maintenance
The whole process of greens maintenance may cause disruption, but the putting surfaces will reap the long term benefits. To find out more details on what the green keeping team have been working on over the last week go to: IG home page, Latest NEWS and scroll down to read: New Course Manager Course Report - August 2021.

Captains Day 18th September
  • Sign up sheet is on the Club notice board.
  • Shotgun team alliance start at 8.15am
  • Complimentary drink following your round
  • Captains Drive-off
  • 7pm return to the club for a welcome drink, 2 course evening meal. Magic show and Dancing
  • Tickets £37.50 per person (guests or members) paid to: The Men's Section, Code 60-20-26 Account 63553449

A great day/evening to be enjoyed by all, book your place now.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 8 August 2021

Thursday saw 32 ladies travel off to Wyboston Lakes on the 'Kelland Pairs' Away Day. We were greeted by sunshine and coffee although the sunshine faded as the day went on and a few of us got a bit wet towards the end, that did not interrupt the enjoyment of such a lovely day. Congratulations to our winners, Rosie W & Nicola A coming in with an amazing 40 points, juggling for second place, and coming through on 'count back' was Jackie H & Megan with 39 points. Well done ladies great scoring.




Marica presented the winners with "The Shard" not the usual trophy for this prestigious event, but the remains of what would have been! All taken in the sprit of the game and we have a new trophy ordered and on its way!

Friendly Team
The ladies friendly team took on Mowsbury at home on Friday 6th August, well done ladies great result 3 - 2 to Chesfield.


TopTracer Challenge
Kicks off at 12.00 on Tuesday 10th August and will continue throughout the week, it is open to you and all your family and friends. No need to book, just turn up and have a go. Prizes for:
  • Longest Drive - Ladies
  • Longest Drive - Men
  • Nearest the Pin - Ladies
  • Nearest the Pin - Men

£2.00 Cash to enter and see if you can win vouchers up to the value of £100 to enjoy on TopTracer. Can you rise to the challenge? All proceeds go to the Lady Captains Charity Day.

Palmer Cup
The annual Palmer Cup is to be played on Friday 13th August Ladies v Seniors. Good luck ladies.

Lady Captains Charity Day 19th August 2021
Countdown to the big day!!! Only one and a half weeks to go!! We still have a few spaces: The Start Sheet for the day is now available to view on the ladies noticeboard. If you would like to join in and have not already secured your place, please let myself or Lin G know. Everybody welcome, its going to be a fun filled experience. Cash will be needed to participate in:
  • Raffles
  • Stalls for browsing
  • Auction
  • Mulligans
  • Magic balls

Don't be left out come and enjoy in the fun!

Solheim Cup 2021
Chesfield Downs v The Essex at Home on Friday 3rd September 2021. Chesfield Downs represent USA and The Essex represent Europe. Cost will be £15 per person which includes a BBQ lunch. If you would like to be involved and are a team player Sign up is now OPEN on IG for Squad Selection.

If you wish to be involved as Caddies/supporters/lunch only, add your name to the Caddies and Lunch ONLY Poster on the notice board.

General Information
Out early on a beautiful morning Ann L & Hazel were enjoying a round of golf when Anne had an Eagle on the 18th hole! Congratulations Ann, the comment from Hazel was 'Amazeballs". Well done Anne!

Captains Day 18th September
  • Sign up sheet is on the Club notice board.
  • Shotgun team alliance start at 8.15am
  • Complimentary drink following your round
  • Captains Drive-off
  • 7pm return to the club for a welcome drink, 2 course evening meal, Magic show and Dancing
  • Tickets £37.50 per person (guests or members) paid to: The Men's Section, Code 60-20-26 Account 63553449

A great day/evening to be enjoyed by all.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 1 August 2021

Yet another great golfing week with many handicap cuts well done ladies!

Scratch Team
The ladies Scratch team were in action today v Porters Park. Some very hard fought matches, well played ladies.


'Scratch Captain' Sarah: ‘On a beautiful lush and extremely well maintained course the Scratch team took on Porters Park. All the matches were played in great spirit against some wily competitors and in spite of intermittent rain we were still in good spirits at the end! There were 2 matches that went to the 18th and sadly we narrowly lost 3 and 2 overall. We will be entertaining them on the return leg at Chesfield in 2 weeks time.’

Friendly Team
The ladies friendly team will take on Mowsbury at home on Friday 6th August, good luck ladies.

Kelland Pairs'Away Day
Thursday 5th August sees Chesfield ladies travel off to Wyboston Lakes (for our postponed from last year) much loved 'Away Day'. Coffee on arrival at 9.15am. We will be playing off our Course Handicap at Wyboston where the Slope index is 126. Looks like a fun day, enjoy!

TopTracer Challenge
As we now have the brilliant TopTracer at Chesfield Downs we will be holding a 'TopTracer Challenge' to raise funds for 'Charity Day' on the range! The challenge kicks off on: Tuesday 10th August following the 9 hole competition, (which replaces 18 holes due to course maintenance). It is hoped that we can continue the challenge throughout the week, so please get all your family and friends to rise to the challenge! No need to book, just turn up and have a go. Please bring with you 2 shiny pound coins (£2) to enter and see if you can win vouchers up to the value of £100 to enjoy on TopTracer.

Palmer Cup
The annual Palmer Cup is to be played on Friday 13th August Ladies v Seniors. Sign up sheet is on the notice board opposite the ladies changing room. Still places available, so come and join in this great event!

Lady Captains Charity Day 19th August 2021
Countdown to the big day!!! only 2 and a half 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!

Solheim Cup 2021
Chesfield Downs v The Essex at Home on Friday 3rd September 2021.

This biennial competition has come round again, Chesfield Downs represent USA and The Essex represent Europe.

Format: In line with the international competition
  • 3 singles matches
  • 3 x 4BBB
  • 3 x Foursomes

If you would like to be involved and are a team player, please sign up from Monday 2nd August on IG. Squad Selection is based on the success gained through other matchplay formats both internal and external in the form of Scratch, Friendly games, experience and availability. Caddies and supporters are also needed to bring the Solheim Cup HOME! Further information to follow.

Ward Mixed Pairs
Sunday 5th September, £10 per person which includes a sandwich & chips lunch & prizes, for further details and sign up, go to IG.

General Information
Our new Course Manager JonJo Pitts started on Monday. JonJo joins us following 6 years of experience as Deputy Course Manager at Royston Golf Club. Please join me in welcoming JonJo, I am sure he will be a fantastic member of the team.

Birdie Badges
The birdie book is back! Any birdies obtained in competitions to date for this year will be added to the book. Any birdies obtained in knockouts, friendlies or scratch/Pearson matches need to be entered by individuals (I know dates for these are impossible to remember but which competition will suffice). Ladies are now responsible to register their birdies in the book which will run until 31st Oct 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 located in the reception area for those of you who may prefer to use it instead of your mobile phone to register your score. Following this please ensure you place your score card in the box in the ladies locker room. Score cards must be verified by the handicap secretary - failure to place your card in the box will mean disqualification.

Food & Beverage App
Food or drink orders may now be ordered via the app and delivered direct to your table AND it gives you your 10% Members discount.

Car Wash
If you fancy coming back to a lovely clean car following your round, check out the car wash in the staff car park. Many ladies have recommended them stating 'they do a great job'.

Enjoy your week!

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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