Sunday 18 December 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 18 December 2022

Well here it is - Merry Christmas and my last newsletter. I am sure you will have better things to do next weekend than read my drivel. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be 2023 Ladies Captain of Chesfield Downs Golf Club

The snow put paid to any golf this week, meaning our Christmas Greensomes didn't happen.

Undaunted we gathered in festive spirits and Christmas jumpers for a quiz in the bar . We even attracted some interlopers at other tables who actually got the best score of the day! We finished off the morning with Mulled wine and mince pies

Winners from Chesfield Ladies were Debbie and Jacqui Hard on countback from Helen and Paula who took the Christmas theme to another level!

Ladies enjoyed the Christmas Party- food was good, dancing was energetic and company was excellent

While on the subject of photos please take a moment to look at the Photoboard which has been updated. Apologies to any missing events but I was having technical issues in Boots printing them off. Was frightening off other customers with my mutterings so had to leave!

There are still a few packs of Christmas Cards left - minimum donation of £3 for a pack of 5.Also knitted headbands ( only 3 left) £3 donation too. Hazel now has these.


None to report

Upcoming:- if the thaw doesn't flood the course!

Tuesday 20 December Pairs Betterball

Thursday 22 December Double on the Evens

Monday 26 December Mixed Mark Smith Boxing Day Scramble

Tuesday 27 December Practice Round

Thursday 29 December Practice Round

On now - over to Hazel

Hazel I am sure all the ladies would like to join me in wishing you and your 2023 Committee the very best of luck and good weather!!!!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all our Ladies Section

Signing off - Kathy Ladies Captain 2022

Monday 12 December 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 12 December 2022

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. But not on golf days please

So much is cancelled in this weather. Drive carefully if you absolutely need to go out. I am staying put in Shillington.


Saturday 3 December 3rd Hazel and Julie 38 Points

Tuesday 6th December 1st Julie Pr 56 Points 2nd Paula 53 Points. Great play Ladies

Thursday 8 December Hattersley Cup 9 holes only. Vice Captain's Team were triumphant. Well done

Thursday 8 December EGM. This was very well attended and we squashed in to the Range Bar. Thank you for your support

2023 Ladies Committee were voted in

Most of the constitution changes were passed except for " committee meeting minutes to be on ig only". There will continue to be a hard copy in the Changing Rooms

Sarah and Jackie R were drawn out of the hat to represent Chesfield Ladies for the next round of the Daily Mail Foursomes. We wish them the best of luck


Thursday 15th December Christmas Greensomes.9 holes followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place in golf , Best Christmas Jumpers and Best Decorated Trolleys.

Thursday 15th December. Christmas Party. We have 3 tables reserved. You can pre order bottles of wine at the bar before he day and receive a 10% discount.

Changes to golf Rules for 2023 A hard copy is on the notice board in the Changing Rooms

Let's hope we have no more snow so we can lay our final competition of the year.


Sunday 4 December 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 4 December 2022

We are in December - can you believe it??? Are you counting down the days yet?

The weather yet again caused havoc with the Daily Mail Foursomes. We were called off the course because of fog. As detailed in the rules of competition if the competition is not played we can put forward a pair to go in to the next round. Ladies who played last Thursday have been asked if they would like to go through and we will pull the names out of a hat on Thursday.

Christmas Cards - still a few available. Pack of 3 minimum donation £3

Knitted headbands - still a few available in various colours. Minimum donation £3

If you haven't yet picked up your sleeveless t shirt please do so and pay £21 at reception

Thursday 8 December EGM Please spend a few minutes after golf to help us through this meeting. We need 10 members of the ladies section not counting the committee members.. This will take place after golf - which will be 9 holes only

Privacy settings on ig. Please check you have done this.

Go to Chesfield Downs Website
Click on menu ( top right)
Click on My Golf
Click on Preferences
WHS Data Upload - complete
Scroll down to Contact Preferences. Tick all boxes which are relevant to you

15th December Christmas Party Spaces now closed. If you haven't already done so please pay at Reception (NOT LADIES SECTION) and complete the sign up for food choices


Tuesday 6 December Double on Evens

Thursday 8th December Hattersley Cup. As the forecast is very cold ( minus figures) for Thursday this will be a 9 hole competition, followed by mince pies and mulled wine, followed by EGM. Please don't withdraw unless in exceptional circumstances. Lin, Hazel and I spend a long time trying to get the teams even.

Sunday 11 December Mixed Weekend Winter League Round 6


Tuesday 29 November Irish Stableford. Reduced to 9 holes because of bad weather Winners Paula, Pauline, Caroline and Kathy C

Wrap up warm, get those thermals and hand warmers out of the cupboard.


Monday 28 November 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 28 November 2022

Had a busy weekend so it's a Monday morning newsletter. Can you believe it's December on Thursday? Are you well in to your Christmas shopping or not even thought about it yet like me???

Back to Golf

What a great day we had on Thursday at the Winter Invitation (I'm not mentioning the lemon posset!!) The weather was so kind to us and the rain stayed away until we were having lunch.

Thursday 24th November Member winners;-NP Front Kathy C, NP Back Rosie, LD Front Sarah. LD Back Dead Heat Helen and Jenny B. Winner On Front 9 Julie Pr 20 points, Winner on back 9 Paula Moore 20 Points

A massive £721 was made from the 2 stalls. Thank you to everyone involved.

There is a thank you letter in the locker room from Lister Hospital. Between Pauline and myself we have raised £21,000

After the lunch on Thursday there was a locker left open with drink and biscuits in it. These were not prizes from the day. Anyone know anything about these? I have them in my locker now.

Don't forget we have a little recycling area at the back of the locker room - corks, used batteries, used blister packs, dud pens, felt tips etc.


Thursday 1st December- Ladies Section Committee Meeting. Please let Olive know byTuesday 29th November if you have any items for the agenda.

Thursday 8th December - notice has been given for an EGM after golf. We need to vote in next year's committee and there is some wording which needs amending in the constitution. We need 10 ladies to attend not counting committee members. It will be a brief meeting.

Thursday 8th December - Hattersley Cup. This is on ig at the moment as a Stableford Qualifier. Apologies for the mix up. Lin will change this but if you were originally down for Hattersley Cup and can no longer play or if you weren't originally down but can play can you let me know please.

Thursday 15th December Christmas Greensomes This is a 9 hole competition. Prizes for Christmas Jumpers, best decorated trolley (can anyone beat Amanda?) and of course for winners of golf. Mince pies and mulled wine after golf, courtesy of the Club.

Thursday 15th December Christmas Party A few spaces left and these will be given back on Wednesday 30th November Cost £30 payable directly to Club at reception NOT to Ladies Section Please pay ASAP.

General Play Cards England Golf have changed the way we submit the score. No need to photograph your card. You need to sign it on your phone (as you would when accepting some deliveries). You and the marker must both have the latest update of ig to do this.


Tuesday 22 November Double the Odds. Sangeeta 55 Points 2nd Lynn Craig 49 Points

Happy Golfing in this unseasonably mild weather


Sunday 20 November 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 20 November 2022

How many more times can rain interfere with play??? I think this week is looking good so far so please keep everything crossed for a fine day on Thursday for our Winter Invitation. We have 52 visitors joining us for the golf and the lunch, our great hospitality is now known far and wide. It's shaping up to be a good day.

Bottles and chocolates still being accepted. Thank you for all the donations so far. Please let your guests know that there will be a tombola, £2 per ticket, and also a table of second hand golf clothing and equipment. Bring some cash although card payment will also be accepted

I said in the newsletter last week I would think long and hard before spending any of the money you donated to me. Well the wind and rain made a decision for me - it thoroughly ruined my umbrella so that will be the first purchase!!!!

For those of you who haven't heard, there are going to be some refurbishments in the club in 2023, and the great news is that the ladies toilets will be part of these works. Also new electric buggies will be bought. Things are looking up.

Thank you to those ladies who attended the Club AGM and supported the section. Always good to see ladies there.

Thursday 15th December - Christmas Party. Christina is giving us a good discount on this - £30. 24 ladies have signed up already so it should be a good night.

There are 8 places left. Will return any unused places to the club by 30 November. Get in quick.

Thursday 1st December - last committee meeting of my Captaincy. If you have an item for the agenda please notify Olive in writing.

Recycling - there are already recycling boxes in the locker room courtesy of Jackie R (corks and used batteries) Amanda's church collects used blister packs. She is going to put a box in the locker room for these too. Rosie is collecting used pens, felt tips, markers, crayons, highlighters, plus correction tape and bottles. Please help to save our environment and support this recycling rather than putting items in landfill. The boxes will be at the back of the locker room near the hand basin.

Wednesday 16th November

Report from Margaret G re Pearson Match v Old Fold Manor

We may have lost again today but we were happy with how we played. Everyone giving away several shots made the challenge difficult! At least it stayed dry for us and the ladies of Old Fold were lovely. Mxxx

We appreciate all your efforts ladies and we know you always do your very best. Thank you

Sunday 13th November Mixed Weekend Winter League, Round 2. Julie Pr smashed the field with her 43 Points. Fantastic Result Julie.

No Tuesday and Thursday results as rain stopped play!!!

Stay warm and dry everyone

Anyone started/finished their Christmas Shopping?????


Sunday 13 November 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 13 November 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM. Sorry about the unconstitutional occurrence. We are working very hard to rectify this

A huge thank you to you ladies for my presents. I love the photo book, the flowers, the card and the chocolates - have made a dent in them already! Also thank you for your very generous cheque, I will think long and hard before spending any of it.

It has been a great privilege to represent Chesfield Downs Ladies Section for 2022 There have been many mistakes or should I call them evolutionary opportunities?

But I hope I leave the section in a good place for Hazel to enjoy 2023.

Pearson Team fought valiantly at The Melbourne but the home team won the day. They had to contend with horrendous rain and thunder and lightning. matches were suspended but resumed dripping wet and soaked through when the sun came out. Well done ladies - very proud of you all.

Message from Karen re submitting General Play cards on to ig

The Ladies need to update their IG version to 2.4.1 and when submitting a General Play card both the Player and the Marker need to be on the same version of the software. Lin and Megan have tried it and it worked ok

IG have removed the need for scorecard photographs for general play rounds. The scorecard attestation process for general play cards has been significantly improved with the use of signatures for both the player and the marker.

Members can now sign their card in the app, search for another member, then send their playing partner a request to mark their card. The marker will receive a push notification and a banner in their app which tells them a score is waiting to be verified. The marker can then approve or reject this score which will notify the player that the card can now be finalised. If the card is rejected a reason must be provided which will also be sent to the player.

Although this process is very straightforward, England Golf have produced a short video which can be shared

There is a video on You Tube - igmember App Score Attestation Demo


Tuesday 8th November Double on Yellows. 1st Julie Price 48 Points 2nd Hazel 43 Points

Saturday 15th October/ Thursday 10th November Cup Winners Cup Winner Sarah Faircliff Nett 74

Consolation Cup Winner Mary Harrison Nett 75


Tuesday 15 November Gruesomes. Weather is looking gruesome!

Tuesday 15th November 7 pm Club AGM

Thursday 17th November Hattersley Cup Hazel and I are looking forward to our battle on Thursday - Captain v Vice Captain. Teams are on ig. First Pair are on Captain's Team, second pair are on Vice Captain's team We did the draw on Friday picking blindly from a high handicap envelope and then a low handicap envelope. Good luck everyone - weather looks good at the moment. I hope you have let Ann Kane know if you are staying for tea and cakes.

If you have represented a team this year but are not playing but can still come for refreshments please let Ann K know.

Saturday 19th November Mixed Winter league

Tuesday 22 November Double the Odds

Thursday 24th November 9 hole Winter Invitation. We have 87 players entered for this comp. It is going to be a great day

Thank you to everyone who has donated bottles and chocolates - there is room for just a few more of these.

The weather is still quite mild for November - let's make the most of this. get those General Play Cards in.

Sunday 30 October 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 30 October 2022

Tuesday is November and on Friday I was playing in tee shirt!!

We are having a weekend in London next weekend so no newsletter.

Congratulations to Rogie on her Hole in One during a Pearson Match! Fantastic.

Please welcome Gill M who joined the Club last week.

Thursday 10th November. Ladies Section AGM, straight after golf. Please come and support your section. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Club.

Christmas Cards ( yes I know we haven't yet had Halloween, but the shops have had them in since August), created and painted by Mandy. Pack of 5 for minimum donation of £3 per pack. I will have them on display every Tuesday and Thursday and of course at the Winter Invitation. Hurry they are selling quickly.

Sleeveless t shirts which should have been white but are mint/aqua (Very nice colour). There was miscommunication between myself and Barry. If you ordered one please pick them up from the reception for £21

Thursday 3rd November - next Ladies Committee meeting. Please let Olive know ASAP if you have any items for the agenda

Thursday17th November Hattersley Cup. This is match play Captain v Vice Captain Teams. Sign Up before 10th November which gives Hazel and me time to sort out the teams.

Thursday 17th November - cakes after game for players and also for anyone who represented Friendly, Pearson or Scratch Teams this year. Please let Ann K know if you are not staying or coming specially for refreshments.

Thursday 24 November Winter Invitation 84 Ladies already signed up. Hurry to bag a tee time if you haven't already. Lots of visitors, lots of prizes. Don't forget to bring in bottles ( of any description) and chocolates for the tombola stall. £2 per ticket.There will also be the last chance to buy the current stock of used golf clothes and equipment.

Lin needs to know the CDH number of all visitors.

Ann K needs to know of any dietary requirements.

Pay £22 in to Ladies Section Account.

Bring some cash on the day and let your visitors know.

Thursday 15th December - Christmas Greensomes. Dust off the Christmas jumpers and decorate your trollies. Prizes for best golf and jumper and trolley. Take snacks on to the course and enjoy the 9 holes.

In the evening dress to impress at the Chesfield Downs Christmas Party. Ladies Section have reserved 4 tables of 8.

Please let Linda B know if you would like a place. Pay at reception - £31.50 for members. Linda is going to put a notice up in locker room for food options

Pearson Sweaters needed:-

If you own a Pearson sweater and are no longer eligible for the team, Margaret G would love to have them donated to the squad supplies. Please contact Margaret directly.


Tuesday 1 November - Mulligans

Thursday 3 November Daily Mail Foursomes - Good Luck everyone

Saturday 5 November Mixed Winter League

Tuesday 8 November Double Off the Yellows

Thursday 10 November Cup Winners Cup/ Consolation Cup

Sunday 13 November Mixed Winter League


Tuesday 18 October Individual Stableford 1st Pam W 38 Points. Second Sarah 34 Points

Tuesday 25 October Split 3s Winning Team Jan W, Annette B, Paula, and Jacqui Hard 88 Points

Wednesday 26th October Pearson home match v Old Fold Manor

Report from Margaret Team Captain

Sadly we lost the match overall against Old Fold Manor 4 and 3 but there were some great wins by Julie P, Megan and Cheryl. Other games were very hard fought by Olive, Rosie, Jacqui and Rogie and indeed the 9th hole saw Rogie's ball go down in one, a great achievement and her first ever "Hole in one"! Sorry no photo but will try and remember next time.

Good Luck for your next match on Tuesday - The Melbourne away (formerly Brocket Hall)

Thursday 27 October- Faircliff Scratch/Taylor Handicap KO. Well done to the top 8 scorers who enter the Scratch KO and the next 8 who enter the Handicap KO

First Round due to be completed by 6th February. Good Luck everyone.

Sunday 30 October Double off the Evens Winner Jacqui H 50 Points.

Kathy Ladies Captain 2022

Sunday 23 October 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 23 October 2022

Happy Autumn. Beautiful foliage and rain!!!

Many of us attended Marion's funeral on Wednesday - what a beautiful service for a wonderful lady. If you weren't there and would like to contribute to the chosen charity it is Garden House Hospice ( The Order of Service is pinned up in the locker room.

Settle in, there is lots of info in this newsletter

Portugal Trip went very well. 16 ladies enjoyed the sun, the courses, the food and the alcohol

Sunday 25 June - Tuesday 27th June Next away Ladies Away Weekend. Please pay £50 deposit ASAP

MacMillan Coffee Morning hosted by Wendy- over £600 has been raised so far, with a further £130 raised by ladies who entered a draw to win a 4 ball at Letchworth Golf Club The lucky winner was Mandy. Well done Wendy and all the ladies who attended. Not too late to give Wendy a donation

Wednesday 26th October Pearson Team first match of the season at home to Old Fold Manor under the new Captain Margaret G. Good luck ladies

Wednesday 26th October Book Club next meeting. Meet 6.30 for 7 pm. Hope you have read the book and enjoyed it.

Thursday 3 November Next Ladies Committee meeting. If you have any items for the agenda please let Olive know ASAP

Thursday 10th November new date for Cup Winners Cup/Consolation Cup. Money will be refunded from Thursday 20th October. Sign up will open on Thursday 27th October. The alternate Saturday date and results will stand.

Thursday 10th November After golf AGM where prizes will be given for all cups and trophies not yet presented plus all the monthly Medal and Stableford competitions

If you have any item for the agenda please let Olive have it ASAP but at the latest 31 October

There will be snacks available courtesy of Chesfield Golf Club.

Thursday 17th November Beverley Hattersley Cup This is a Match Play Competition Captain's Team v Vice Captain's Team. Sign up will open on 27th October and will close on 10th November. Hazel and I will then allocate players to one or other of our teams. All Players are invited to tea and cake afterwards. If you are not able to stay for refreshments afterwards please let Ann K know.

Thursday 17th November tea/coffee and cakes for those players who have played in Scratch, Pearson or Friendly matches this year. This is a thank you for your commitment to the section. Please let Ann K know if you will/will not be able to attend at by 10th November

Thursday 24th November Winter Invitation. We have had a fantastic response from other clubs who would like to take part - that is because we are such a welcoming club! Sign Up NOW on ig.

Please let Ann K know of any dietary requirements ASAP and at least a week in advance

Please let Lin G have your visitors CDH number so she can put their names on ig. Also please pay into Ladies Section (£22 per person) or let guests have details of Ladies Section Account.

I will have a bottle and chocolate tombola stall at this event. I would appreciate donations of any sort of bottle and any sort of chocolate ( I will try not to eat them!)

Please tell your friends to bring some cash. Tombola tickets will be £2 each

There will be the last chance to purchase items from the used golf clothes and equipment stall

Christmas Cards by our very talented Mandy will be available for purchase at this event but also from now. Pack of 5 for minimum donation of £3

Mandy has very cleverly included tributes to The Queen and Ukraine into this design


Reports from Sarah

Sarah recently took part in the Club Company Champion of Champions held at the Warwickshire. This is by way of the Club Company congratulating all their Club Champions (Men, Ladies, Seniors and Juniors) If you haven’t played there then it is well worth a visit. Three courses, hotel etc etc. The course was in excellent condition with some very difficult flag positions - a shame that my golf was not in the same excellent condition that day! It was fun and good to meet some other Club Champs from around the company.

Kathy D and Sarah F represented Chesfield in the Hertfordshire Senior Ladies Championship held this year at South Herts. Not sure either of us played our best golf that day but it was challenging to put ourselves out there! Also lunch was good!!

Big thank you to Sarah and Kathy D for flying the flag for Chesfield Ladies.

Thursday 13 October Lauren Pitcher Plate Winner Nicola 38 Points

Thursday 13 October Autumn Stableford. Kathy D 39 Points


Thursday 27th October Sarah Faircliff Scratch/Rogie Taylor Handicap KO Q

Sunday 29 October Ladies Double on the Evens

Tuesday 1 November Mulligans

Thursday 3 November Daily Mail Foursomes

I think snorkels and swimsuits may be needed next week - take care

Ladies Captain 2022

Sunday 9 October 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 9 October 2022

Aren't the trees turning a gorgeous colour on the course? Autumn is truly on its way but we are still enjoying some warm weather.

I think we are all still reeling from the loss of our dear friend Marion. It has been so sudden and difficult to take in. We can't imagine what her family are going through. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday 19 October 11 am at North Herts Crematorium, Bedford Road, Holwell. Then afterwards at The Plume and Feathers in Ickleford. Please let me know ASAP if you will be going to The Plume and Feathers as Brian ( Marion's husband ) needs to know numbers for catering. At the moment I have 14 attending crematorium only and 12 attending both. It has been suggested that if possible we wear purple club jumpers with a pink polo shirt

It was good for us to remember her in a celebratory way last week when we wore pink and toasted her in lager and Prosecco

I am afraid more sad news - Brenda Harrington whom some of you may remember fondly has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and is now in a hospice. Megan is going up there tonight (Sunday) and I have given her a card from all the section. If flowers are allowed Megan will give her flowers from us too.

Wednesday 21 October between 10.30- 1.30 Wendy will be holding a MacMillan Coffee morning. Her address is 4 Rectory Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4BY Tel. 0780 3888 162 Please car share when possible

Thursday 10 November after golf Ladies Section AGM. We are trialling this time as last year there was not a good turn out. Please let Olive know if you are attending and also if you need to send apologies.

If you have any questions you wish to raise please let Olive have them ASAP

Thursday 13 October is the next ladies committee meeting - please let Olive know ASAP if you would like anything on the agenda


Tuesday 20 September Three Blind Mice 1st Helen 33 Points 2nd Rosie on count back

Monday 26th September Match v Redbourn Draw - 2 -2

Thursday 29th September Stableford Q Division 1 1st Pat W 36 Points Division 2 1st Jan W 36 points Division 3 Pam W 31 points

Sunday 2nd October Weekend EG/Club Medal Q 1st Clare L Nett 73

Thursday 6th October Kathy Dale Trophy 1st Sarah Faircliff Nett 71

Thursday 6th October Autumn Medal Q Division 1 1st Jackie R Nett 72 Division 2 1st Amanda U Nett 68 Division 3 Susanne M Nett 75

Sunday 9 October Ladies v men Draw 3-3 Well done ladies


Tuesday 11 October Half and Half

Thursday 13 October Lauren Pitcher Plate for those who have won a monthly Stableford competition

Thursday 13 October Autumn Stableford Q Open to everyone else

Friday 14 October - Tuesday 18 October Chesfield Ladies Trip to Portugal!!!

Saturday 15 OctoberAlternative Consolation Cup

Saturday 15 October Cup Winners Cup

Tuesday 18 October Stableford

Thursday 20 October Consolation Cup Q

Thursday 20th October Ladies Cup Winners Cup DO NOT PICK UP

Thursday 24th November 9 hole Winter Invitation. Thank you to those people who have already invited friends/ teams. Much appreciated. This is my last chance to raise funds for my charities

Thursday 15 December Christmas Greensomes. Wear your festive jumpers, decorate your trolley, take snacks on to the course.

Evening of 15 December Christmas Party time at Chesfield Cost £31.50 Save the date

The lock on the changing room door is dodgy - please can you make sure that the door is firmly closed and locked behind you when you leave

Sangeeta owner of Walkwell Ltd in both Stevenage and Letchworth is offering a 10% discount across the stores and podiatry treatments. They have a huge range of footwear and foot care products. They have a beauty clinic in Letchworth and podiatry clinics in both locations.

Sangeeta specialises in biomechanics, fascia manipulation, exercise therapy and custom orthotics.

To get the discount just present your club membership card.

There will be no newsletter next weekend as I will be with the Portugal trip

Ladies Captain 2022

Sunday 25 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 25 September 2022

This week we are all trying to get our heads around the sudden and quick death of our lovely smiley friend Marion.

On Tuesday 27th September it has been suggested that we flood the course with pink in Marion's memory. If you aren't going to be at Chesfield then honour Marion's memory wherever you may be. We will raise a toast to her in the clubhouse afterwards and those of us who can will toast her in her favourite tipple - lager.

The flags remain at half mast in her memory.

The funeral will be a while yet as there is to be a post mortem and an autopsy

RIP Marion

Wednesday 28th September 6.30 sees the inaugural meeting of the Chesfield Downs Ladies Book Club. Thanks to Pat Ward for organising this. I for one am really looking forward to discussing books with everyone.

Thursday 10th November Ladies AGM after golf in the conservatory. Please let Olive know if you are attending or sending your apologies.

Tuesday 15 November 7 pm Club AGM. All welcome

Hazel would like to let everyone know that due to family commitments Jackie S has reluctantly withdrawn from Vice Captaincy next year. Hazel is pleased to announce that Olive has agreed to be her Vice Captain for 2023.

Reminder that entry into a competition with food afterwards is one price whether or not you stay for the food. Withdrawal from the comp within the week means that we still have to pay for food so payment will not be refunded.

Thursday 22 September Autumn Meeting.Weather was good, food was excellent golf was variable! Special thanks to Amanda for the beautiful autumn table decorations. She really is a star.

Winner of the Chris Leary Chalice was Margaret G with 41 Points. Well done Margaret.

Best Front 9 was Rosie

Best Back 9 was Marica

NP on 9th was Susanne

LD on 15th was Pat W

Lots of birdie badges were presented:- 14 for first birdie: 5 for 10 birdies: 2 for 20 Birdies: 5 Eagles, and 1 hole in one!

I will refresh the photo board with recent winners and events


Tuesday 27th September Stableford League Round 7 Wear Pink for Marion. Ideal opportunity to submit a General Play Card

Thursday 29th September September Stableford Q

Sunday 2 October Weekend EG/Club Medal Q

Tuesday 4 October 4 Ball Betterball. 9 holes only. Back 9 closed for maintenance

Thursday 6 October Kathy Dale Trophy Q ( by invitation) and Autumn Medal Q

Thursday 24 November 9 hole Winter Invitation Invite your female friends. 2 course meal after round and lots of prizes to be won.

Thursday 15 December Christmas Greensomes. Dig out that Christmas Jumper. Decorate your trolley. Take snacks on the course.

Followed that evening by Christmas Party Night Cost £31.50 Save the Date

Is it time to dig out the thermals? the woolly hats? the winter gloves?

No newsletter next week as I will be in York. Enjoy the break from me!


Sunday 18 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 18 September 2022

Happy Autumn

The weather has certainly turned autumnal, crisp mornings, and the ball definitely not running as it was.

Remember winter rules are now in place.

Saturday 17 September saw lots of members taking part in Captains' Day. A chilly shotgun start and a breezy finish. This did not deter the ladies team of Maggi, Paula, Jacqui Hard, and Wendy.

Looking good on the course and winning with a great score of 91 Points

and looking good off the course - that is not Wendy but John D Club captain!!!

Sarah also won Longest Drive for the ladies and it was a stonker! Ann Lawrence won nearest the pin in 2 with an Eagle finish! Hazel won nearest the Pin for ladies. Great work ladies

Please continue to submit General Play Cards. This gives a more accurate handicap as we start to experience winter golf.

Barnham Broom Weekend Away - list is now full but there is a reserve list. Sign Up in Ladies Locker Room

Please can you use ig messages to cancel golf as not everyone is on Golfing Fun. If you haven't used it before, the icon for this is on the top right of the ig home app.

When teeing off please wait until your allocated tee time. This prevents bunching up on later holes.

I have cleared the locker room of used clothes and equipment and will bring them out again at Winter Invitation. I hope I haven't cleared away anything belonging to someone that wasn't meant to be cleared away. Let me know

Thursday 22 September Autumn Meeting - ideal opportunity to submit general Play Cards. Remember to choose between medal and Stableford.

Thursday 22 September Sign Up opens for 2 competitions on 6 October. If you have not received an email to say you are eligible to play in Kathy Dale Trophy then please sign into Autumn meeting

Sunday 25 September Weekend Stableford Alternative Q

Tuesday 27 September Stableford League Round 7

Thursday 29 September Stableford Q

Thursday 10 November Ladies AGM to take place immediately after golf

Tuesday 15 November Club AGM. 7 pm All Welcome

Winter Invitation Thursday 24th November Please invite your friends from other clubs. I know several people have already done this. It is a 9 hole competition with a 2 course meal afterwards Cost £22

Thursday 15th December.Christmas Greensomes . 9 hole competition . Wear Christmas Jumper. Decorate your trolley. Take snacks on the course. Followed by Christmas Party Night Cost £31.50 (members rates). 4 tables have been reserved for the Ladies Section. More details to follow but save the date.

Happy Golfing

Sunday 11 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 11 September 2022

I am sure I speak for everyone when I express our condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Queen Elizabeth 11. Most of us have only known 1 Monarch in our life and I think she has been a great example to us all in her loyalty, her steadfastness, and let's not forget her sense of duty and humour. RIP

What is this green stuff on our fairways? It's a while since we have seen it. We all now need to change our games. Golf is an ever changing sport which keeps us on our toes.

Winter Rules are now in place with immediate effect. This means that -on closely mown areas - the ball can be lifted, cleaned and placed within six inches of where it came to rest, no nearer the hole. This will be especially welcome on the 14th fairway at the moment.

General Play Cards - please continue to submit these but no need to let Karen or Lin know if it is a Tuesday or Thursday. Cards may only be submitted for singles scores. Any team and match play scores are not acceptable even if the golfer completes each hole

Volunteers required for Ladies Rose Bowl Series Event at Brocket Hall from 22-25 September. Roles include starters, on course scoring, ball spotters, marshalling and walking carryboard for Sunday only.

Volunteers will receive the following- one day ticket to the 2023 BMW Championship at Wentworth, One complimentary round of golf at The Melbourne Club, Branded Rose Ladies Cap, Sleeve of balls.

Register your interest at the link below:-

Volunteers also needed for the Butterfly Service which is one of my charities this year. Training will be given to provide companionship for end of life patients. Volunteers would be expected to offer 2x3 hour shifts per month. Let me know if you are interested.

Barnham Broom Away Weekend 25-27 June 2023. Ladies have signed up very quickly for this. There is 1 twin room left. Sign up in Ladies Locker Room. But hurry!

Deposit of £50 required by 31 October 2022. Payable in to the Ladies Section

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 13 September Stableford League Round 6

Thursday 15 September EG/Club Medal Q

Saturday 17 September Captains Day. Shotgun start at 8.15. Evening reception at 7 pm for pre dinner drinks. Seated at table by 7.25 for evening meal. Prize Giving and entertainment . Don't forget cash for heads and tails £5 per person and tips for staff

The Club Committee has suggested that players wear red white and blue on the course in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth 11. Please do so if you can

If you have guests playing please can you notify them.

Carriages at midnight

Sunday 18 September Weekend Eclectic Round 6

Tuesday 20 September Three Blind Mice! Details on ig

Thursday 22 September. Autumn Meeting. Although the start sheet is full if you would like to play please let Lin G know and she can slot you in. Cost is £18 to include 2 course meal (sausage and mash, crumble) and prizes. As this is a singles competition General Play Cards can be submitted.

Sunday 25 September Stableford Q Alternative

Looking ahead

Thursday 24 November 2022 Winter Invitation. This is a 9 hole competition which is always popular with Lady Members and Lady invited guests. Cost will be £22, to include 2 course meal and 8 different prizes. Invite your friends. Team Captains could you please invite the clubs you have played in the past

Thursday 15 December. Christmas Greensomes. Wear a Christmas Jumper, decorate your trolley, bring nibbles and drinks to eat on the course!. Prize for best jumper and golf winner. We won't be finishing our nibbles in the clubhouse as we have done in the past as there is nowhere private for us to go now.

HOWEVER we have reserved 4 tables in the evening (ladies only) for one of the clubs Christmas Party Evenings. These are always good fun and as members we get 10% off the cost. £31.50 for us. Save the date.

Happy Golfing

Sunday 4 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 4 September 2022

Wow - here we are in September. 3 Months to go until the end of the year. We have had a fantastic summer, Let's hope this doesn't herald a harsh winter

Sunday 25 - Tuesday 27 June 2023 Sign Up for Away Weekend in locker room now. Cost is £358 with single room supplement of £90. Nonrefundable deposit of £50 by 31 October

We are very sad to be saying farewell to Vicky who is moving to the Cotswolds. This will bring her nearer to her family in Wales. We will miss your lovely smiley face and the Welsh lilt, but we hope that you will come to our ladies events whenever you can. There will always be plenty of people willing to offer you a bed.

I only played once in the Scratch Team and in those days you were given a shoe bag and a cap. My cap has been worn once, the shoe bag is still in its original packaging. If any member of the scratch team would like one or both please let me know. Willing to part with them for a donation to my Charity

The next Ladies Committee meeting is on Thursday 8 August. If you have any items you would like added to the agenda please let Olive know in writing. Do not add Conditions of Competitions re handicap differences as these will be looked at in detail at a separate meeting.

Don't forget to let Pat know if you would like to join the newly formed book club.

Did you know that you can look up your past games on England Golf? My graph would look very worrying if it was recording my blood pressure! You can also look up any other player at home or any other club. Grab a cuppa and have a play.

Did you know that Committee meetings are available on Chesfield Downs Website?

Hit the menu button, then information, committee meeting minutes. All committee meeting minutes are there- Club, Ladies, Men Seniors and Juniors.

Happy Reading


Tuesday 6 September Stableford League Round 5

Thursday 8 September Eclectic Cup Round 2 (last round) DO NOT PICK UP.

Saturday 10 September Weekend EG/Club Medal September

Tuesday 13 September Stableford League Round 6

Thursday 15 September EG/Club Medal September

Saturday17 September Captains Day We have a very good contingent representing the ladies section . Please bring cash on the day £5 for Heads and Tails game and cash for donation to staff tip..There will be a silent auction for a 6 month 7 day membership. Please e mail with your offers

Sunday 18 September Weekend Eclectic Round 6

Please make sure your cards are correctly completed and signed. Example card is in locker room


21 and 25 August Stableford Division 1 Annette G Division 2 Lin G Division 3 No Players

Sunday 4 September Ward Pairs. 28 Ladies took part in this comp. Winners were Anne L and her partner Paul.  2nd place Annette G and her partner Mike. Ladies nearest the pin was Debbie Foley. Ladies longest drive was Annette G. Thank you to Les and Pat for a very enjoyable day.

Pearson Team This is a winter competition played between October and May. It is a fantastic opportunity to play some excellent courses in the county.

Matches are played both home and away. Players must have a handicap index of 12.5 to 34.4 inclusive

Please let Linda B know if you are interested.

White Sleeveless Polo Shirts - please go to Under Armour site and look at their sleeveless polo shirts and let me know your size. At the moment they are on sale for £24.97. Barry can order them for us with Chesfield Logo on them. Will give him final numbers on Tuesday. At the moment I have Lynn C, Annette G, Katy, Jacqui Harb, Clare, Debbie, Jacqui Hard, Julie Pr, Maggie, Kathy C, Jill, Jackie S,Lin G, Rosie

Happy Golfing on the green fairways

Sunday 28 August 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 28 August 2022

The sun continues to shine (except for last Thursday) the ball continues to roll. Long may it last

Update on Wendy's shirts - they have been left in the locker room and been reunited with their owner!

The second hand clothing/equipment has been in the locker room long enough. I will remove them all next week and put them out again at Winter Invitation. If you would like to purchase anything do it quickly and pay in to Just Giving Page.

A huge thank you to Marica, Hilary and Louise for their amazing "posh tea parties". Everything was delicious and home made. They have swelled the coffers of the charity. Now it stands at just over £8000

Jacqui Hard got her first birdie last week and she did it in style gaining an Eagle. Well done Jacqui

I have 7 requests for white sleeveless polo shirts. Please let me know ASAP if you would like to order one

17 September. Captains Day. Still a few tee times left. Sign Up Sheet is in corridor by back door

22 September Autumn Meeting. Sausage or vegetarian sausage and mash for meal.

Sunday 25 June - Tuesday 27 June Weekend Away 2023. See previous newsletter for details. Sign Up Sheet from 1 September in locker room

Tuesday 30 August. Practice Round. Ideal time to put in a General Play Card

Thursday 1 September Eclectic Cup Q Round 1

Sunday 4 September Ward Pairs

Tuesday 6 September Stableford League Round 5

Thursday 8 September Eclectic Cup Q Round 2

Saturday 10 September EG/Club Medal September Q

Tuesday13 September Stableford League Round 6

15 September EG/Club Medal September Q

Saturday 17 September All Sections Captains Day


August Stableford 21 and 25 August Division 1 Annette G Division 2 Lin G

By the time I write the next newsletter it will be September. It's very true what they say - the older you get the quicker time flies. Or is it because we are so busy?

Enjoy the extra holiday this weekend. Enjoy your golf next week however it goes. I have played very badly this week and both times put in General Play Cards and my handicap has gone up both times The only positive I took away from the game was - I topped up my tan!


Monday 22 August 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 22 August 2022

Still waiting for a drop of rain in Shillington. When will this weather break. My water butts are empty and I feel guilty using the hose even though there is no ban in this area. When we are playing in our thermals in the winter we will look back fondly at this time

The ball is running even faster now on the course which means lots of handicap cuts. Please put in General Play Cards when you can. Stableford Eclectic is a good opportunity for this as long as you aren't holding up play. Please don't protect your handicap by not submitting cards - it isn't then a true reflection of your handicap

Some ladies found the ball running to their advantage on Thursday Hazel, Lynn C, Pat and Clare. all scored Eagles Well done ladies

Two ladies went one better and scored a hole in one - Pat and Linda B. Fantastic ladies

The committee is aware of the issue of high and low handicaps playing in the same competition and we are working hard to try and redress the balance. This of course can't happen overnight so please be patient.

Wendy left 3 tee shirts in the locker room and they have been taken - presumably someone thought they were for sale. If it was you please can you return them to Wendy. Thank you

If you would like to have a white sleeveless club t shirt please let me know. At the moment I don't have enough for an order.

17 September Captains Day. There are a few tee times left. This is a shotgun start with evening meal and entertainment Cost is £35 payable to your own section. Guests are encouraged for either golf or evening or both. Cost is the same for everyone Don't forget to let me have your menu choices and seating choices please.

22 September Autumn Meeting. Please let Ann Kane know if you are unable to play golf but would like to come for lunch only. Food is sausage and mash. Vegetarian option available

Looking ahead to 2023 a date for your diary

Sunday 25 June - Tuesday 27 June 2023 Away weekend Barnham Broom. Cost is £358 with a £90 single supplement This includes 3 rounds of golf, 2 nights accommodation, DBB, pre dinner drinks, wine at dinner in a private room and prizes

To secure a place a non refundable deposit of £50 is payable to the ladies account by 31 October. A limited number of double and single rooms have been booked and a reserve list will be operated

List will be in Ladies Locker Room Noticeboard on 1 September

Results :-

Saturday 13 August Ladies Weekend EG/Club Medal 1st Julie Pr Nett 72 2nd Hazel Nett 72

Thursday 18 August Macknight Pairs 1st Ann K and Jenny B 49 Points 2nd Linda A and Alayne 48 Points

Sunday 21 August Scratch Match v Aldwickbury away. All matches were close but Aldwickbury came away winners

Upcoming Competitions:-

Tuesday 23 August Eclectic Round 4

Thursday 25 August Ladies Stableford Q

Tuesday 30 August Practice Round - ideal for General Play Card

Thursday 1 September Ladies Eclectic Cup Round 1

Saturday 3 September Ladies Weekend General Play Card

Sunday 4 September Ward Mixed Pairs

My Just Giving page stands at £7834 which is more that £3000 over my target.

Thank you all for your generosity.

Monday 15 August 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 15 August 2022

I DID IT and it was a fantastic experience

I will receive the official photos in a couple of weeks and will put them on the big tv in the conservatory at Autumn meeting

Thank you to everyone for your financial and moral support. With all the other fundraising events we have raised almost £7000. A great effort.

Now that I have come back to earth ( but luckily not with a bang!) I will get on with the newsletter!

Please continue to buy the second hand clothes in the locker room. Some clothes are hanging up and T shirts are in the grey wooden box. There are some good bargains. Pay to Just Giving page please

Boxes for corks and batteries have been moved to the back of the locker room under the black box

There are photos in the corridor leading to the ladies toilets. I will update after big events.

I have been asked by several ladies if we can have a club white sleeveless tee shirt. I think we need 6 before Barry can order. Please let me know if you are interested.

A reminder that there is no smoking on the course, I don't think we have any smokers in the section but just be mindful of this if you see others smoking.

A few changes:-

There will not be any hard copies of the minutes of committee meetings in the locker room after the AGM. The minutes can be found on Chesfield Downs web site. Click on menu, information, committee meeting minutes. Club Committee and all sections' minutes are on there

The ladies section will no longer accept cheques for payment. For every cheque paid in to the bank we have to pay 80p charges. If a lady cannot pay on line then please go to the bank and transfer the money to the ladies account.

Wednesday September 28th. The first date for the new book club, meeting at the club 6.30 for 7 pm start. Please let Pat know via ig if you would like to join.


Tuesday 16 August Eclectic Round 3 No need to putt out at every hole unless you are putting in a General Card

Thursday 18 August Macknight Pairs. August Sign up on ig

Sunday 21 August Weekend Stableford Q

Sunday 21 August Scratch Match v Aldwickbury Away Good Luck Ladies

Reminder of Captains Day 17 September. Sign Up Sheet is in corridor by the back door. I think the menu choice is there too. Please let me know your choices and pay your fees into the ladies section, including for any guests

I have a pre order wine list which I am not techy enough to copy here. Will print it off and let those playing see it or e mail it. If not pre ordered then you won't get discount on the night

Thursday 22 OctoberAutumn Meeting. Autumn Meeting Sign up will be on ig


Sunday 7 August Weekend Eclectic Round 1st Megan 68 2nd Julie Pr 68

Thursday 11 August Ladies EG/Club Medal Division 1 Julie Pr 68 , 2nd Sarah F 73 2nd Division 1st Margaret F 63 2nd Jan W 67 Division 3 1st Jacqui Hard 75 2nd Linda G 75

Sunday 14 August Friendly against Verulam . Not Chesfield's Day but the Verulam ladies were a lovely group

I think the weather is due to cool down next week. Well done to the ladies who battled with the heat this week - I chickened out. It was too hot for me.

Happy Golfing

Sunday 7 August 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 7 August 2022

Well how time flies. Here we are in August This time next week my Wing Walk will all be over. It's just hitting me now what I have let myself in for!

Several people have expressed an interest in coming to watch - Address is:-Damyns Hall Aerodrome Ltd, Aveley Rd Upminster RM14 2TN. My arrival time is 1.30 pm, however my flight time could be up to 3 hours later than that. It is also weather dependant but the forecast is looking good. Apparently there is a bar on site - which I will be hitting when it's all over!!!

Hopefully I will still be here to write about it next week!!

Thank you again to everyone who has donated. I have now raised more than £6000 for the hospital. Still room for more at the Justgiving page at the bottom of this  letter.

We had a fantastic day at Lakeside Lodge Pidley on Thursday for the Kelland Pairs Trophy. A big thank you to Hazel who organised the whole day. The course was longer than Chesfield but thoroughly enjoyable. Weather was perfect. Company as always was a pleasure. Food was amazing. 

Well done to the successful ladies:-

Nearest the Pin for Handicaps 25 and under Marica, over 25 Alayne 

Longest Drive for Handicaps 25 and under Annette G, Over Handicap 25 Sangeeta

2nd Place in competition  Nicola A ( last year's winner) and Alayne  49 points

1st Place Julie R and Jacqui Hard with a staggering 50 points

Well done ladies

There was an extra trophy this year - Kathy's Katastrophe

You may remember that last year I broke the Kelland Trophy. I managed to salvage a small glass ball and had it mounted. It seemed appropriate that this should be presented to the individual/pair who were basically plonkers of the day.

The clear winners for this were Rogie and Mandy. One of their balls went "in the lake". They could see it so made a human chain to try and retrieve it. One tried in front then the other. After a few minutes they realised that in fact "the lake" was green and in fact terra firma!!!! They walked up to to and retrieved. it. Plonkers of the day!


More photos coming up on photo board in locker room corridor  Thank you to Jackie R for the photo collage

Reminder to please rake bunkers after use. I know we all do but some other sections don't so a general reminder has been requested by JonJo

There will be a committee meeting on Thursday 11th August. If you have any items for the agenda please let Olive know in writing

Please continue to enter General Play Cards. Tuesdays Eclectic Competitions are an ideal opportunity for this. Don't forget to let Karen know before the start of your round.


A very busy week

Tuesday 2nd August Eclectic  Round 1-1st Division Rogie 67   Division 2 Caroline  67   Division 3 Amanda  66

Wednesday 3rd August Palmer Cup

This was Chesfield Ladies Day-  Winning the Competition 4 and 2. Thank you to Rogie for organising this and well done ladies


5th August Match v Mowsbury Away. Matches went to the wire but it wasn't to be Chesfields day

Upcoming :-

Sunday 7th August  Ladies Weekend Eclectic Round 5

Tuesday 9 August Eclectic Round 2

Thursday 11 August Ladies EG/Club Medal

Saturday 13 August Ladies Weekend EG/Club Medal

Tuesday 16 August Ladies Eclectic Round 3

Thursday 18 August Macknight Pairs Betterball

Wednesday 10th August Posh Tea - SOLD OUT

Friday 19th August Posh Tea

Saturday 17th September Captains Day Sign Up Sheet now up near back door of club house.

Upcoming Club Events

Friday 12 August Abba Tribute Night

Friday 16th September Typically Tina Tribute Night

Friday 14 October The Dolly Show

Friday 5 November The Soul Man

Friday 11 November Elvis Tribute Night

Enjoy the sunshine - are we getting used to this heat? Another hot week coming up!

Stay safe and cool

Sunday 31 July 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 31 July 2022

Howdy Y'All from Dallas Texas

It's a tad hot here - couldn't contemplate playing golf in this heat!

Results :-

Saturday 9 July Weekend Eclectic Round 4  1st Megan B 64  2nd Olive Coften 65

Thursday 14 July Ladies England EG/Club Medal July Q Division 1  Hazel B 67  Division 2  1st Julie R 66 Division 3 Jan W 68

Sunday 17 July Ladies Weekend EG/Club Medal July Q 1st Annette G  66 2nd Megan B 69

Thursday 21 July Ladies Lorraine Palmer Cup Pairs Betterball 1st Julie Pa and Cheryl S 52  2nd Amanda M and Rosie W 48 

Tuesday 26 July Double on the Odds  1st Ann Kane 2nd Jackie Swanson

Thursday 28 July Ladies Stableford July Q  Division 1  1st Margaret G 37 points  Division 2 1st Nicola A 48 points Division 3 1st Hilary C 45 Points

Sunday 31 July Double on the Odds 1st Lin G 2nd Hazel B                                          

Excellent results ladies

 Some big handicap cuts

Upcoming :-

Tuesday 2 August Ladies Eclectic Round 1 

Thursday 4 August Ladies Awayday Kelland Pairs at Lakeside Lodge Pidley

Wednesday 10th August  Posh tea SOLD OUT

Friday 19th August  Posh tea hosted by Marica and Hilary - a few places left. Sign up in locker room or contact Marica directly

Saturday 17 September Captains Day, Open to members and guests. 18 holes of golf, evening meal with entertainment cost £35 Payable to Chesfield Downs Ladies Account.  Sign Up sheet to go up on Club notice on the board by 4 August 

The clothes hanging in the locker room are for sale. Please feel free to try them on and pay to Just Giving Page at the bottom of this letter.

Club news- 

New members of staff:-

Christine Barco will start as Events Manager on 1st August

Emma Kingsley- F and B Supervisor

Milly Saunders F and B Assistant

Kate Samuels Receptionist

Chloe Chapman Receptionist

The Club Company are running a competition "best photo of the summer". I am sure ladies have some corkers. Let's flood the system. 

Upcoming Club Events

Friday12 August Abba tribute Night

Friday 16 September Typically Tina Tribute Night

Friday 14 October The Dolly Show

Friday 5 November The Soul Man

Friday 11 November Elvis Tribute Night

Just in from County:-

Club Officials Challenge Thursday 25th August Hartsbourne G and CC

Team competition. The team can comprise of anyone to represent the club on the day. £140 per team entry to include food and drink on arrival and after play and prizes. Stableford . Each team will be split into pairs to play with a pair from another club

My Wingwalk is getting very close. Sunday 14 August Please consider sponsoring me if you haven't already, Just Giving details at the bottom of this page

That's All Folks from Texas  See you at Pidley on Thursday


Sunday 17 July 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 17 July 2022

" Be careful what you wish for"  We wished for sun and we now have it in abundance.  I am not playing at the moment but I know some people may struggle.

Hazel has postponed the Friendly match on Monday until September. Date to be arranged. A wise decision.

Lin has postponed the Stableford League game on Tuesday and moving that to September too.

Upcoming :-

Thursday 21 July Lorraine Palmer Cup Pairs

Saturday 23 July Weekend Stableford Q

Thursday 28 July Stableford Q

Thursday 4th August  Awayday 

Friday 5th August Match against Mowsbury - away. Players needed. Please sign up in the locker room. An ideal opportunity to gain match experience with a more experienced player

Dates for your diaries

17th September Captains Day

22 September  Autumn Meeting


Sunday 10th July Scratch Team win against Bishop Stortford and Amelia got an Eagle on the 7th. Well done everyone

Tuesday 12 July Winning Team in Coloured Ball Comp. Linda A, Marion, and Jenny B

Thursday 14 July Medal Division 1 Hazel 67  Division 2 Julie R 66  Division 3 Jan W 68  Excellent scores ladies

Those ladies going to Portugal Diane has sent an e mail for info

I may not get to do a newsletter next weekend as we are off to the north east for a family christening. 

Happy hydrated golf 

My wing walk is getting close now Sunday 14 August. Please sponsor me if you can.

Friday 8 July 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 8 July 2022


Sarah Faircliff is our Ladies Champion 2022 with a gross score of  161. Well done Sarah

Runner Up was Pat Ward with a score of 162 - a very close fought match. Great play

Angela Chatterton Handicap Cup was won by Cheryl Scott with 137. Great play Cheryl

Runner Up on countback was Pauline Humphrey. Well done- again a close fought competition

Message from Hazel - She needs to confirm numbers and menu with Lakeside soon. There is a tick list on the board in the locker room if you would like a vegetarian option ( main course is carvery). If you are not going to be at the club next week please let Hazel know by text or ig message

Slow Play has become a very big issue during ladies tee times. If you have lost a hole please either hurry up and catch up or let the players behind you through. There have been several times when players have lost 2 holes. If playing a team game don't all putt out. Be ready to play your shot. Someone tee off if fairway is clear, mark your card after teeing off.


Only one this week but it's a good one

2nd July Scratch match had a 3/2 win against Aldwickbury. Well done ladies and Good Luck with your match on Sunday against Bishop Stortford

Upcoming Events

13th July - Friendly Match against Heydon Grange  - Good Luck Ladies

Mens Charity Day Saturday 16th July. See previous newsletter

Awayday Thursday 4th August

Captains Day 17th September

Posh tea Parties Wednesday10th August and Friday 19th August. A few places left on both. Sign up in Ladies Locker Room

I have raised over £5000 so far for the charities. Thank you so much as it is mainly through your generosity

Enjoy the sunshine. I won't be playing again now until the Awayday as we have our granddaughter over from USA and then we are taking her home at the end of July. We arrive home at midday on 3rd August - don't expect anything coherent to come out of my mouth ( what's new you say?) as I will be jet lagged!

Sunday 3 July 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 3 July 2022

Oh my goodness I can't believe I am half way through my captaincy. I have enjoyed the first half - let's hope the second half is as rewarding

My Charity Day has raised £3774.70 p so far. Thank you so much for your generosity

What a fantastic weekend we had at Belton Woods. Nikki and Nicola pulled out all the stops to make their final weekend memorable.

The winners of the inaugural Pauline Humphrey Plate were :-

Congratulations to Caroline K, Julie Pa, Rosie and Linda A.

The task for the teams was to take the theme " royal" and do with it what you will

Here are the results - I don't have photos of all the teams so please let me have any you may have on your phones or cameras

Australia is a commonwealth country







Royal mail, complete with royal mint (humbugs) and parcel addressed to Tower of London with (reputedly) Crown Jewels






Australia was a popular theme







The Queen's jockeys with their trainer








Emulating the Queen complete with handbags - guess what is in the handbags???








The whole group








There are many more incriminating photos but "what happens on tour stays on tour"

Dates for next year are 25th - 27th June venue TBD.  Rosie and Olive take over the reins. Looking forward to experiencing their take on the weekend

During the autumn and winter months we intend to start a book club and games evening. Details not yet arranged but it will be at the club on an evening to be decided. Watch this space

Please pay for awayday ASAP  £45 to Ladies section please. Account details  - CDLS 40-28-14  81769642. A good number of ladies attending. Hazel has had to ask for extra tee times

2 bottles were left in the conservatory from the Charity Day Tombola. They had been claimed and then left on the window sill. If they are yours please let me know as I have them in my locker

Pat's choir are singing at Saffron Hall on 17th July at 3pm and 7 pm. Tickets available from the theatre.

The mens' Charity Day is Saturday 16th July 8.15 shotgun start. Ladies are invited to play. Team Alliance £25 for members, £35 for guest. Speak to Phil Tovey if you would like to play

An appeal from JonJo - there were numerous pitch marks on the par 3s this weekend. Even if you didn't make a pitch mark if everyone repairs a pitch mark it will help the green recovery enormously

There are good second hand golf clothes hanging in the ladies locker room. If you would like to buy any of the items then please do and put the money into the ladies account ( same account as above) or cash in the black box

There will be scones after the 2nd round of the club championship on Thursday. If you are playing but not staying please let me know, if you are not playing but coming up for the presentation please let me know. Kitchen needs numbers by Tuesday.


I omitted to mention that Denise Clinch won the Seniors Handicap Cup in my last newsletter. Congratulations Denise

Tuesday 14th June Pairs matchplay Winners 3/2 Katy/Lynn C/Hazel/Vicky/AnnK/Jackie S/LindaA/Jan/Jacqui Harb/Jenny

Sunday 19th June  Linda A represented Chesfield Ladies at Earle's Colne. Nikki was her caddy and Linda played well and enjoyed the day.

23rd June Ladies Stableford June  Division 1 1st Linda B with an amazing 44 points and handicap slashed Division 2 Karen with a great score of 42 points  Division 3 Jenny B with a commendable 39 points. Well done everyone

25th June Ladies Weekend Eclectic  1st Megan with nett 71 

30th June Kay O'Sullivan Four Ball Ladies Cup Winners Jacky S, Ann K, Linda A and Maggi with a score of 90 points. Excellent work ladies

                                                                              Runners Up Jenny F, Hilary, Angela and Pam with a score of 89 points. Their score is impressive but just as impressive                                                                                is  their combined ages which is 301 years of age. Amazing ladies.

Sign Up sheet for Marica's and Hilary's posh tea is up and spaces are filling up fast.

Upcoming events:-

Club Championship Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th July

Awayday Thursday 4th August

Captains' Day Saturday 17th September

Enjoy the golf - the ball is running and bouncing but not always in the direction we want it to

Sunday 19 June 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 19 June 2022

Charity Day  I hope those of you who took part in the day enjoyed it. The weather was amazing - maybe a little too hot!

Everyone was very generous with their donations. Thank you so much

The winners on the day were:- .Jacqui Harbor and Wendy Martindale with 46 points on count back from Kathy Dale and Amanda Mackinight on count back from Jackie Swanson and Jacqui Harding. Great scores ladies. Nearest the pin was won by Andy Walker, longest drive by Nikki Brooke and nearest the line by Julie Retallick ( in fact on the line)

A huge thank you to the Chesfield Staff- greenkeepers, reception and bar staff who ran around all day making sure everything went to plan

Thank you to everyone who sponsored a hole, cajoled businesses/golf clubs into donating vouchers and to all the ladies who took their chances on the tombola, raffle, pick a tee, count the tees, lucky dip etc. Pat will let us know in due course how much was raised


As you are aware we invited men to play in Charity day this year. This decision was taken after several years of debate on the subject. It was decided that as the men invite the ladies every year we would reciprocate. There were 8 men playing this year. It wasn't advertised widely. Could you let me know how you feel about this please so Hazel can make an informed decision next year.

We are getting very excited about the away weekend next weekend. Looking forward to the golf but also to see why we need so many empty toilet roll holders and empty yoghurt pots!   There won't be a newsletter next week

Swiftly followed by Club Championship on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th July. Tea and scones will be served on Thursday and the cups awarded for gross and handicap winners.

Sign up on ig now open for Palmer Cup on Wednesday 3rd August. This is a competition ladies v senior men

Awayday follows on Thursday 4th August Hazel has that all sorted

Captains' Day is Saturday 17th September. For those of you who haven't experienced this - a quick explanation. This day is organised by all the sections captains.

A game of 18 holes and then a big evening event with prizes awarded and a meal and entertainment and dancing. Members are encouraged to invite players from other clubs to play and also non playing friends/spouses/partners for the evening event. Please try and keep the date free and join in the fun


Special mention to Olive who won the Seniors Club Championship and Hazel who was runner up. Well Done. The ladies section are a force to be reckoned with!

Tuesday 14th June Pairs Matchplay by 3/2 :- Katy/LynnC/Hazel/Vicky/AnnK/Jackie S/Jan/Linda A/ Jacqui Harb. I believe everyone was a winner and a chocolate orange was the prize. Thank you Julie for organising


 Come and join us at the Captain's Charity Tea Parties at Watercress Close, Stevenage.. Arranged by Marica and Hilary

Two cream tea parties have been arranged for our ladies Captain's Charity A notice will go up next weekend in the locker room for those who would like to attend. These events will be limited to 10 ladies per event. If the dates are oversubscribed, a ballot will be held by Kathy. Minimum donation to the Charities of £25


Posh sandwiches, variety of savouries, homemade cakes, scones with cream and homemade jams, fresh fruit skewers,, Prosecco, fresh orange or apple juice

Dates:- Wednesday 10th and Friday 19th August  Time 2.30 pm 

Sign up will go up on Tuesday

Another new lady has joined the section - she will play mainly at weekends at the moment. Her name is Dawn so please give her the friendly Chesfield welcome when you see her

See you in 2 weeks