Sunday, 31 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 31 October 2021

Happy halloween! Not so happy for our weekend ladies who have had a wet wet wet abandoned fun competition on Sunday!.

The Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup/Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup: was played last Thursday. Congratulations go to Kathy D coming in with a gross 83.

The second part of this competition is now underway:

  • If you were in the top 8 ladies you have qualified for the ‘Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup’ knock out match play competition - handicap allowance NONE
  • If you were in position 9 - 16 you have qualified for the ‘Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup’ knock out matchplay Competition - Handicap allowance FULL

The draw will be available on IG. A draw sheet will also be placed on the notice board INSIDE the ladies changing room. Further information to follow. Please note that all matches have to be played by the deadlines specified.

Ladies section AGM: Thursday 11th November 6.30pm for 7pm. Minutes from the previous AGM and EGM have been circulated to all members of the ladies section along with the agenda for the evening. The agenda is also on display INSIDE the ladies changing room.

Club Championships 2022: The club championships will be held over one week next year:
  • Round One: Tuesday 5th July 2022
  • Round Two: Thursday 7th July 2022

This will enable it to fit in nicely with the ladies away weekend (the week before).

Pearsons League: Our Pearson squad are taking on Welwyn Garden City Golf Club in our first match of the season on Monday 1st November. Good luck ladies!

Club Captain: Our club captain Margaret enjoyed a glass of fizz for a special birthday celebration last Monday! Happy Birthday Margaret! What a lovely day!



Annual £10 Fee: It has been decided by the ladies committee to waiver the annual £10 fee again this year as the ladies section has enough funds at present, this will remain under review over the year and ladies will be notified if any changes are required. However, the £10 joining fee still remains as a one off payment for all new members.

Winter Rules: Pick and Place came into effect on Monday 18th October 2021.

Slow Play: There is a subtle difference between Slow Play & Bad Play! We can all have a day when we play a bad round, lose balls, bad shots etc. thats just how it goes sometimes and we all have to accept that is not slow play, we don’t mean to do it! But we can all avoid slow play by:

  • Teeing off at our correct tee time
  • Not chatting on the tee
  • Not marking our cards on the green
  • Not leaving our trollies in front of the green
  • Being ready for our next shot
  • Waving through players that are faster
  • Picking up when we cannot score

These are just a few of the things we can do to avoid slow play. Lets make winter golf more fun by avoiding slow play it’s getting so cold and wet out there! Many thanks.

Have a good week!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 24 October 2021

Thursday saw a day on the course like no other I ever remember in my 10 years at the club. All bunkers were GUR! And looked like small ponds! Water flowed at an amazing rate, the dry pond almost split its banks, the qualifying competition was cancelled but we all enjoyed the 'Cup Winners Cup' and the 'Consolation Cup' congratulations go to:

  • Cup Winners Cup - winner: Sarah F, nett 70
  • Consolation Cup - winner: Hazel B, nett 70


I for one thought the course looked beautiful with all the water flowing, even though I was minus a few balls!

The Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup/Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup: Thursday 28th October. Open to all members of the ladies section. Rules for this competition:
  • The format is a ladies single stroke-play qualifier (playing handicap)
  • You must putt out on every hole
  • Following the first 18 hole round of the competition, players in positions 1 to 8 will be entered to play a 'scratch knockout matchplay' event over the winter (the draw will be seeded according to qualifying position from the 1st round) e.g. qualifier 1 will play qualifier 8 and so on
  • Handicap allowance of the 'scratch knockout matchplay - None
  • You are playing for: The 'Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup'

Players in positions 9 to 16 play a 'handicap knockout matchplay' event over the winter.
  • The draw will be seeded as above: qualifier 9 will play qualifier 16, etc.
  • Handicap allowance - Full
  • You are playing for: The 'Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup'

If you enter this competition please be prepared to play in the winter knockout matchplay event.

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November 6.30pm for 7pm. As there was not an AGM during 2020 due to Covid 19, we do not have minutes to circulate. However, if you wish to see any minutes from past committee meetings you can find them on IG, go to:

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

Alternatively you can visit the 'Chesfield Downs Ladies Section Website' where you can view minutes from the last 2 years, plus a labyrinth of information about the ladies section.

https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/#



Winter Rules: Pick and Place came into effect on Monday 18th October 2021.

Bunkers GUR: Please note that CONGU states that a qualifying competition may stand if some but not all bunkers are classed as GUR, clubs must ensure that the correct local rule (25/1b-ii) has been applied.

Birdie Badges: Birdies fly south/emigrate after the 31st October and consequently the book will be closed. Birdie badges will be given out following Christmas Greensomes on Thursday 16th December. More information to follow.

Committee Meeting: The next ladies committee meeting will take place on Thursday 28th October. If you have anything you would like raised at the meeting please email me.

Pearsons League: Our Pearson squad are off to Welwyn Garden City Golf Club on Tuesday 26th October for a practise round before they take on WGC in the first Pearson match for many a day! Good luck ladies, enjoy your practise round and pick up some tips.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 17 October 2021

As the 2022 Away Weekend has been so over subscribed we have changed the venue to accommodate this increase in demand. Therefore, we are now going to 'Belton Woods' in Lincolnshire. Single rooms are available and we have capacity for 36 ladies! Dates will remain the same, Sunday 26th June - Tuesday 28th June 2022. The new poster will go up on the ladies notice board this week, please sign up asap. For more information on Belton Woods Golf Course, please click on the link below.

https://www.beltonwoods.co.uk/golf/

Tuesday Fun Competition: This was a round of two halves. Nine holes stroke-play and nine holes stableford. Well done ladies!

Strokeplay
Lin G, nett 31
Rosie W, nett 32.5

Stableford
Hazel B, 21 points
Pat W, 20 points

Lauren Pitcher Plate Qualifier: The day started slowly due to fog, but it was soon well underway with ladies coming in with some great scores. Congratulations go to Helen L who secured the plate with a winning 37 points, well done Helen.

On the same day we played the ladies 'Autumn Stableford' qualifier:
Division 1: Kathy D, 37 points
Division 2: Anne K, 40 points

Well done ladies great scoring.

Stableford League Presentation: Tuesday 19th October 2021. Looking forward to the presentation and tea/cake in the conservatory at approximately 3pm.

Cup Winners Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all cup winners over the season.

Consolation Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all members of the ladies section.

The Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup/Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup: Thursday 28th October. Open to all members of the ladies section. Rules for this competition:

  • The format is a ladies single stroke-play qualifier (playing handicap)
  • You must putt out on every hole
  • Following the first 18 hole round of the competition, players in positions 1 to 8 will be entered to play a 'scratch knockout matchplay' event over the winter (the draw will be seeded according to qualifying position from the 1st round) eg. qualifier 1 will play qualifier 8 and so on
  • Handicap allowance of the 'scratch knockout matchplay - None
  • You are playing for: The 'Faircliff Winter Scratch Cup'

Players in positions 9 to 16 play a 'handicap knockout matchplay' event over the winter.
  • The draw will be seeded as above: qualifier 9 will play qualifier 16, etc.
  • Handicap allowance - Full
  • You are playing for: The 'Rogie Taylor Handicap Cup'

If you enter this competition please be prepared to play in the winter knockout matchplay event.

Ladies AGM: Thursday 11th November: 6.30pm for 7pm. Come and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles at the AGM. Our vice captain will inform you of her chosen charity for 2022. There will be a presentation of the Cups/Trophies/awards from the season. Please confirm on the attendance sheet on the ladies notice board if you are able/unable to attend so that catering arrangements can be confirmed, many thanks.

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November at 7pm. Please see poster on ladies ladies notice board.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Thursday 25th November. Filling up fast! Open to members and guests. Last main event of the season! Invite your friends to join in this great 9 hole competition. Further details on ladies notice board. Closing date for entry is Thursday 11th November.

Winter Rules: Pick and Place comes into effect on Monday 18th October 2021.

Christmas Party Night: 16th December: We still have spaces for this event. If you would like to enjoy a 2 course meal in excellent company, then boogie the night away, please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. Payment for the party to be done at reception (not the ladies section). We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies). Hurry up so you don't miss out on a night to remember!

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 10 October 2021

This week saw Linda B pick up the Kathy Dale Trophy with a fantastic nett score of 69. Well done Linda. On the same day we saw Pat W win the ladies Autumn medal division 1 with a nett score of 68, followed by Kathy M winning division 2 with a nett 72. Well done ladies great scoring.

Ladies v Men: This annual competition took place today! Well done ladies a draw! An enjoyable day and some great golf out there today.

Lauren Pitcher Plate Qualifier: Thursday 14th October (Saturday 9th October saw the alternate date for this competition). If you have won a monthly Stableford over the season you have qualified for this competition. The 'Autumn Stableford' qualifying competition is also being played on the 14th, and is open to all members of the ladies section.

Stableford League Presentation: Tuesday 19th October 2021
Tea and Cake will be available in the conservatory at approximately 3pm. If you are playing but unable to stay, please let us know asap so that we can alter numbers as we still have to pay for any cake ordered and not eaten on the day, closing date Tuesday 12th October.

Cup Winners Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all cup winners over the season.

Consolation Cup: Thursday 21st October - Alternate day Sunday 17th October, open to all members of the ladies section.

Ladies AGM: Thursday 11th November: 6.30pm for 7pm
Following the AGM there will be a presentation of the Cups/Trophies and awards from the season. Please confirm on the attendance sheet on the ladies notice board if you are able/unable to attend

Club AGM: Tuesday 16th November at 7pm. Please see poster on ladies ladies notice board.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Thursday 25th November. Open to members and guests. Last main event of the season! Invite your friends to join in this great 9 hole competition. Closing date for entry is Thursday 11th November.

Winter Rules: It was decided at the Club Committee meeting that conditions of the course did not yet require Preferred Lies to be in place at present, but this decision will be kept under constant review by the Captains and the Course Manager. Members will be informed as soon as any change is made (whilst England Golf say preferred lies can be brought in from October 1st, it is the decision of Clubs individually as to when these are adopted).

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Beautiful home made cakes/coffee and chatting was the theme courtesy of Wendy M at the 'Macmillan Coffee Morning' last week. Wendy raised a magnificent £600. A most enjoyable morning raising funds for such a worthy cause. Well done Wendy and all the Chesfield ladies who attended.

Knitted Club Head Covers: There is a pattern for those of you who are keen knitters on the notice board (help yourselves). We hope to sell the head covers along with homemade Christmas gifts and cards at the '9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition on Thursday 25th November'. Many thanks in advance to all those clicking needles!

Christmas Party Night: 16th December: If you would like to join in the festivities to celebrate a challenging year, enjoy a 2 course meal in excellent company, and boogie the night away, I would love you to come and join us. Please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies) so hurry up and don't miss out!

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 3 October 2021

October already, how did that happen! As we move into autumn we see the return of:

Weekend October Qualifier: Well done to Clare Lyndon who came in with a nett score of 72.

Kathy Dale Trophy Qualifier: Thursday 7th October if you have won a monthly medal over the season, you have qualified to enter this competition. There is also the 'Autumn Medal' competition being played on the 7th open to all members of the ladies section.

Lauren Pitcher Plate Qualifier: Saturday 9th October is the alternate date for this competition. The main event takes place on Thursday 14th October. If you have won a monthly Stableford over the season you have qualified for this competition. There is also the 'Autumn Stableford' qualifying competition being played on the 14th, open to all members of the ladies section. Good luck everyone!

Stableford League Presentation: This presentation will take place after golf on Tuesday 19th October. Tea and Cake will be available in the conservatory. If you are playing but unable to stay, please let us know asap so that we can alter numbers as we still have to pay for any cake ordered and not eaten on the day.

AGM: The ladies section AGM will take place on 11th November at 6pm. Following the AGM there will be a presentation of the Cups/Trophies and awards from the season. If you have any questions for the AGM please put in writing and place in the black box in the ladies changing room. The committee will endeavour to respond to all queries. Please confirm on the attendance sheet on the ladies notice board - if you are able/unable to attend, many thanks.

Club AGM: The Club AGM takes place on Tuesday 16th November at 7pm, please put this date in your diary if you are able to attend.

9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition: Save the date - Thursday 25th November. Please see further details, and sign up sheet on the ladies notice board. Closing date Thursday 11th November.

Pearson Squad: Linda B our Pearson Captain has put a sign-up sheet for this seasons matches on the notice board. We have been drawn against:
  • Great Haddon
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Essendon

Open to players with Handicap Index of 12.5 - 34.4. If you would like to be part of the squad please add your name.

Knitted Club Head Covers: There is a pattern for those of you who are keen knitters on the notice board (help yourselves). We hope to sell the head covers along with homemade Christmas gifts and cards at the '9 Hole Winter Invitation Competition on Thursday 25th November'. Many thanks in advance to all those clicking needles!

Christmas Party Night: 16th December see our Christmas Party Night, if you would like to join in the festivities to celebrate a challenging year please sign-up on the poster on the ladies notice board. We have provisionally booked 4 tables (40 ladies) so please sign up if you wish to attend asap. Tables will be returned to the club if not required.

Have a good week ladies.

Kind regards
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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