Sunday, 19 December 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 19 December 2021

What a year! I can't believe this is my last newsletter! Sundays will never be the same, I guess I will have to make the dinner once more instead of saying 'just off to do my newsletter' Its been a great year, I have more than enjoyed being lady captain in such a supportive ladies section. The generosity from you guys has been outstanding and I thank each and every one of you for all your donations to our charity this year. As in the words of Tina Turner 'You're Simply the Best'

Christmas Jumper Greensomes - 9 Hole Competition Thursday 16th December

40 ladies dressed in reds, greens, glitter and tinsel jumpers adorned the course. Once again the golf god was with us and made sure weather conditions were mild. Mince pies and mulled wine were on the menu, courtesy of the 'Club Company', and very nice it was too!

Congratulations go to:
  • Winners: Jacqui H and Linda A with 20 points
  • Runners-up; Rogie and Julie P

Nearest the Santa on the 3rd hole
  • Kathy D

Nearest the Elf on the 9th hole
  • Julie P

Birdie Badges were also awarded from the season, well done ladies!



The most enjoyable part of being the Lady Captain is to have the honour of presenting a cheque to the charity of her choice. So it was with enormous pride I had the privilege, on behalf of the section, of presenting a huge cheque for £11,241.98 to the Lister Hospital. A moment I will never forget, many thanks ladies for making this possible.


Christmas Party Night

Thursday saw some of our ladies at the Christmas Party. Although we missed those who could not attend we made a special ladies corner - felt just like the old days when we danced around our handbags!


General Information

Next week we continue to have some fun competitions all available to book in via IG.

The Club Company Inter-Club Championship returns for 2022

Ladies website: https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/

Last but not least I would like to take this opportunity to wish Kathy C and her team an excellent 2022.

Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.

Pauline Humphrey xx
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 12 December 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 12 December 2021

Tuesday saw a bitter wind howling with the threat of rain at any minute. But out went the Chesfield ladies battling all the elements, however we did change to a 9 hole competition and thankfully most of us got in before the rain! Many thanks to Helen who kindly donated the prizes for the day. Congratulations go to our winning team:

  • Rosie W, Margaret F, and Sangeeta - Well done ladies!

General Score Competition

Hope you found this competition helpful for when you submit a general score card in the future. Congratulations go to:
  • Kathy D - Division one Winner 31 points
  • Julie R - Division Two Winner 37 points

Well done ladies!

Squad Thanks

Thursday 9th December following the General Score Competition our squad members enjoyed tea and Scones. It was a lovely gathering! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our team Captains for all the time and effort they have put into making these matches available for our section over the season:
  • Scratch Team Captains: Sarah and Jackie R
  • Pearson Team Captains; Linda B and Rogie
  • Friendly Captain; Hazel

Christmas Jumper Greensomes - 9 Hole Competition: Thursday 16th December

Hope you have all got your Christmas shopping under control and are looking forward to 'Christmas Jumper Greensomes' as much as I am.

Format:
  • Both players tee off, the best tee shot is selected (not necessarily the longest drive)
  • Alternative shots are taken to the conclusion of the hole
  • Handicap allowance: 60% of lowest course handicap and 40% of highest course handicap added together
  • Cards will be filled in and available for the off (in the bar area) - Thanks Hazel!

Following your round come and enjoy some fun! A mince pie and mulled wine in the conservatory (approximately 1.30pm). We will also be presenting:
  • Winners of the day!!!
  • Birdie badges won over the season
  • Representatives from our charity at the Lister hospital will be there to say a few words and accept our 'big cheque' from the years' fundraising events

If you are unable to play but would like to join us in the conservatory for mince pies/mulled wine, please sign-up on sheet on the notice board in the ladies changing room, (to help us with catering arrangements). Many thanks.

General Information

We have been made aware of an email from England Golf sent recently regarding general play score; pre-registering a score and penalties for non-completion of rounds.

The contents of the email do not alter how general play scores are managed at present, the message remains the same; but it addresses the problem of how to manage golfers who are starting but not completing their rounds.

The IG app will release a new update version (2.3.7) which will include a forced time delay from starting to finalising a general play score. This will be one hour for 9 holes and two hours for 18 holes. ​It will also check that a pre registered round is entered. This release is planned for next week; however, we are awaiting a news article to let us know when the new version is available.

Due to internet connections at the club not always allowing us to register our general play scored prior to the round I would like to recommend before you play you inform either:

  • Karen M - Handicap Secretary
  • Lin G - Competitions Secretary

If you are genuinely unable to complete your pre-registered round due to e.g. weather, injury can you also inform the above.

By letting Karen or Lin know, they can make sure your pre registered score has been accepted/deleted and therefore you will avoid the penalty set by England Golf. (A WhatsApp or text is sufficient).

You must always register your intent to enter a general score card before play. Registering after a round has been completed is not permitted and will incur the same penalty as a non completed round.

The Club Company Inter-Club Championship returns for 2022

For further information:

https://chesfielddowns.intelligentgolf.co.uk/news.php?newsitem=161

Christmas Party Evening 16th December 2021

This year the Christmas party will not be as we would have liked due to Covid 19. Unfortunately some ladies will not be attending and I fully understand their reasoning. For those of you who still wish to come I just wanted to reassure you that I have requested the tables at far end of the conservatory where we can have the windows open for ventilation (make sure you have a warm top). Maybe even start a new trend of dancing at your table, although I have seen some ladies on the table!!! Should be a good night!

Ladies website: https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Captain's Newsletter - 5 December 2021

December already! Count down to the big day! By that I mean our last golfing event of the year 'Christmas Jumper Greensomes' further information below!

Pairs Multiplier Tuesday 30th November

Congratulations go to:
  • Karen and Sangeeta coming in with 74 points
  • Debbie and Jacqui H coming in with 69 points
Well done ladies!

Pearsons League

Our Pearson squad took on rivals Essendon last Wednesday, unfortunately Essendon were very strong and although there were some very close matches Essendon won 6-1. Congratulations go to Jacqui H who had a great win. The next Pearson match will be in February, so have a good rest team and good luck in the next match.

General Score Competition Thursday 9th December

Format: For those of you who have not previously submitted a General Score Card instructions are given below. Fill in the card as you would a normal Competition with heading General Score, and get signed by a marker.

YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO SUBMIT A GENERAL SCORE CARD BEFORE YOU COMMENCE PLAY
  • On IG App click on Handicap Record
  • In TOP right hand corner click on box - brings up General Score
  • Click on; REGISTER - this takes you to set up
  • Click on; SELECT COURSE - Chesfield Downs
  • Click on; CHOOSE TEE - Red
  • Click on; SCORING TYPE - Stableford,

It then shows begin scoring, enter score as normal when you have finished your round.
  • Under scoring type you will also see option to do Medal but Stableford is chosen just for this Competition
  • Handicap: Play off your Course Handicap

Please place completed score cards in the box or pass to Karen following your round.

Squad Thanks

Thursday 9th December following the General Score Competition all ladies who put their names down to play in our squads over the season, and have signed the sign up sheet, are invited to come and enjoy tea & scones with your team captains, courtesy of the ladies section. We do hope you can join us.

Christmas Jumper Greensomes - 9 Hole Competition Thursday 16th December

Format:
  • Both players tee off, the best tee shot is selected (not necessarily the longest drive)
  • Alternative shots are taken to the conclusion of the hole
  • Handicap allowance: 60% of lowest course handicap and 40% of highest course handicap added together
  • There will be mince pies and mulled wine in the conservatory following your round. Unfortunately, we are not able to bring any personal food into the conservatory, so if you want to bring any yummy extras for your playing partners they will have to be consumed on the course
  • We will also be presenting birdie badges won over the season
  • Florence from the Lister hospital will be there to accept our 'big cheque' from the years fundraising events
  • As the name of the competition suggests - 'Christmas jumpers' there will be a prize for the best dressed Christmas pair!

If you are unable to play but would like to join us in the conservatory for mince pies/mulled wine, please sign-up on sheet on the notice board in the ladies changing room, (to help us with catering arrangements). Many thanks.

General Information

Ladies Changing Room: Unfortunately the lock on the ladies changing room door is broken, when this has been fixed the ladies changing room will remain locked at all times. You will be able to access the changing rooms by asking at reception for the new code.

Committee Meeting

Thursday saw the last committee meeting of the year. Minutes of the meeting will be available to view shortly via IG and on the ladies website at: https://www.chesfielddownsladies.co.uk/

Have a good week ladies!
Pauline Humphrey
Lady Captain 2021

 
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