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


Sunday, 12 June 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 12 June 2022

Sign up for Charity Day is now closed. Unfortunately lots of people are on holiday and unable to attend but many of them have given a donation anyway. Thank you. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to play, volunteered to man stalls, volunteered their other halves, donated items, baked for half way house. My heart rate is now beginning to slow down as everything is coming together. Hopefully the weather will be good - Diane Chapman has let me know that she has ordered the good weather- thank you Diane as that is one thing I had forgotten to organise.  Now all we need is for people to spend their money and raise a lot of money for our charities. If you haven't already paid for the day - £30 for guests, £25 for members please pay to CDLS 40-28-14  A/c No 81769642 or pay by card on the day at reception. Speaking of payment there will be lots to spend your money on so please bring cash in change - mainly £1 coins

Please take photos during your round ( as long as you are not holding up play) - the quirkier the better! WhatsApp them to me ( 07798674722) for display on screen during the meal.


Tuesday 24th May Team Alliance Winners Rogie, Pauline, LynnT, Lynn C

Thursday 26th May Ladies Ping Pairs 4BBB/Margaret Gentle Pairs Vase Winners Paula and Caroline R

Saturday 28th May  Ken Bird Trophy   Winners - the ladies team

Tuesday 31 May Double off the yellows. Winner Pauline 68 points 2nd Jackie S 60 points on count back from Sarah

Thursday 2nd June Ladies Coronation Foursomes  Winners Megan and Cheryl 41 points

Thursday 9th June Ladies EG/Club medal June Q Division 1 Winner Sarah Nett 66  Division 2 Winner Karen nett 72  Division 3 Winner Jenny Billett Nett 72

Saturday 11th June Ladies Weekend EG/Club medal June Q  1st Hazel Nett 74  2nd Olive Nett 78


Message from Marica and Hilary

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

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

Another Event

Pat Ward is a member of a choir Somewhere2sing. Their concert is on Sunday 17th July at Saffron Hall Theatre, Saffron Walden. Two performances 3pm and 7pm.

There will be over 200 members of the choir coming together for a mix of songs from musicals, films, classical and modern. It's going to sound amazing.

Tickets are £18 and can be booked on the Saffron Hall Theatre website or by telephone.

Go along and support Pat and her choir


I have heard differing versions of this scenario - this is from the R and A rule book

 Ball Played on Putting Green in Stroke Play: If the player’s ball in motion hits another ball at rest on the putting green and both balls were on the putting green before the stroke, the player gets the general penalty(two penalty strokes).

This does not include match play

Enjoy your golf week or holiday wherever you may be

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 29 May 2022

Oh my goodness this is the last newsletter in May which means next one is June - almost half the year gone!

Big news of the week has to be that the ladies won the Ken Bird Trophy for the first time since 2011. We are very proud of ourselves. Well done team

Charity Day Thursday 16th June    If you haven't already signed up you have until 9th June to do so.

Main course will be a chicken dish. £25 for members £30 for guests payable into Ladies Section Account please. Please let Ann Kane know if you or any of your guests have dietary requirements

Thank you for all the golf clothes and equipment. That will be a brilliant stall. I bought a lot of clothes last year

Desperately in need of bottles for the bottle tombola - doesn't need to be alcohol or even edible. It's a gamble what you will win, bottle of vinegar, bottles of Prosecco? Who knows?

Sponsor a hole - all holes have at least one sponsor but more than one person can sponsor a hole - again donation (minimum £25) to ladies section referencing sponsor a hole

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to man a stall, be a starter/photographer, helping at  Top Tracer, the half way house and last but not least is playing the competition. I know it is controversial that men are playing- let's see how it goes. It can be reversed next year if we decide it isn't a good idea.

Thursday 2nd June Coronation Foursomes. Let's flood the course with red white and blue. Have you a Union Flag you can put on your trolley/hat? Don't forget to join me in a Prosecco or soft drink after the competition.

Tuesday 7th June  Stableford League Round 4

Wednesday 8th June  Members night Sign up sheet is behind reception. Not sure if there are any places left. Its great value so places go quickly

Thursday 9th June  EG/Club Medal

Saturday 11 June  Ladies Weekend Golf Medal June Q

Next Committee meeting will be on Thursday 9th June. If you have any items for the agenda please send to Olive before 1st June


Tuesday 24th May Team Alliance  Winners Rogie Pauline Lynn T  Lynn C  93 points. Excellent score ladies

Thursday 26th May Ping Pairs Winners Paula and Caroline R 46 points

                                                  2nd Pauline and Rogie  44 points

The wait is now on to see if 46 points qualifies them for a place in the final  Good luck ladies.

Saturday 29th May Weekend Eclectic Round 2 1st Linda B Nett 70

                                                                               2nd Hazel 71

Looking to the future:-

5th and 7th July Club Championship.

Saturday17th September Save the date for Captains' Day. Invite friends and relatives to play. Those who don't play are welcome to the evening where there will be entertainment and a meal. More information nearer the time


Just Giving Page has raised a magnificent £1106 and we haven't yet had our big fund raising events

Thank you so much for your kind support


There may not be a newsletter next week due to all the Jubilee celebrations. I will see how much time I have left!

A golf quote" Golf is a game whose aim is to get a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose"

So don't despair - it's an impossible game!

I hope you all enjoy the 4 day bank Holiday Weekend. Thank you Your Royal Highness



Sunday, 22 May 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 22 May 2022

Weather has been great this week. The ball is rolling and handicaps are tumbling!

16th June Charity Day. Sign up on ig with or without your guests. Please give Lin the CDH number of any guests

Entry to Charity Day will close on 9th June to allow us time to give in food order

Volunteers still needed for:-

Photographer/Starter. Thank you to Tony Leigh who will man one of the starting points

3td Hole balls over the lake - thank you to Stephen Swanson who has offered to do this. Would someone volunteer to partner him?

Donations of used golf clothing and equipment are coming in thick and fast - thank you. Please keep them coming

 Half Way House Thank you to all who have signed up to contribute. A few spaces still left

Sponsor a Hole  A few holes left for sponsorship

Vouchers for services still needed. Please put begging bowl in hand and your best pleading smile

Calling all knitters. There is a pattern on the noticeboard for club/iron covers. These were very popular last year. If you can  help by knitting one of these please do so.

Top Tracer. We will once again be manning this to raise money for the charity.

Sarah has once again offered to oversee this.

We need volunteers to man the bay

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 13,14,15 June 4-7 pm. Full training given. Can you give an hour or two of your time? Please let either myself or Sarah know and also your preferred time

Thursday 2 June Coronation Foursomes. Sign Up now open on ig Join me for a celebratory Prosecco after the game. If you can please wear red white and blue attire

Wednesday 8th June is the next members night. Very good value for money@ £5 for members, £15 for guests. Sign Up behind reception but be quick- tee times are going fast Cost includes meal after 9 holes of golf.

We love our own course but several opportunities to play at new courses listed below:-

Sunday 26th June - Tuesday 28th June Away Weekend at Belton Woods. Please let me or Nikki Brooke know if you would like to go

Thursday 4th August  Awayday at Lakeside Lodge Golf Centre, Pidley, Huntingdon Sign up in locker room

Friday 14 October-Tuesday 18th October Ladies Section Trip to Portugal  See last newsletter for details or contact Diane Chapman or myself.


Thursday 19th May Ladies Spring Meeting. A good day had by all. Some fantastic golf and a light lunch to round off the day

Money donated to charity from the day £220, including a generous donation

Nearest The Pin  Jan in her first competition!

Longest Drive Sarah with an amazing 241 yds

1st Jacqui Harbor 42 points. 2nd Ann Kane 41 points

Ladies Weekend Stableford Spring Silver Salver  Winner Linda Brown 42 points. Well done Linda

Caroline Roadnight continues her masterclass with a very near hole in one on 17th

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 15 May 2022

We enjoyed some good weather this week but looks set to change. Good old British Weather!!

Charity Day Thursday 16th June is closing in on us. Volunteers still needed for :- 

Starter/Photographer on 1st and 10th holes - husbands/partners

3rd Hole balls over the lake - husbands/partners

Please bring donations for raffle/bottle tombola/ nearly new golf clothes and equipment to the locker room. I will put items securely away

Still in need of vouchers from other clubs for 4 balls

Still in need of vouchers for services eg MOT, Hairdresser, waxing, afternoon tea, and anything else you can think of

Lots of ladies have invited guests from other clubs which is great. Please can you get their CDH number and let Lin have it

Club Jumper. There is a medium v neck club jumper from last order still to claim. Is this yours? Please collect and pay at reception

Members Night 8th June First tee time 5pm.

The May members night was very well attended and I was pleased to see 7 ladies playing.

Great value:- We had 9 holes of golf, free Chesfield Downs water bottle, Chilli Con Carne with all the accompaniments, and a free drink at the bar.

Fantastic value for £5   Guests are welcome at a cost of £15


I am told that Debbie Foley is available for chipping lessons.She had some greats shots from off the green - holing 3 of them and gaining a birdie

Well done Debbie


Thursday 19th May Spring Meeting. This is a qualifier playing off  95% handicap. Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive challenges. Please bring some pound coins for a simple game and also for staff collection after the meal. No table plan, please sit with your playing partners. Will raffle off table centrepiece plants at end of meal. Don't expect anything artistic as I have done them I need a sympathy vote!


Tuesday 10th May Split 3s

1st Vicky Lin G Julie R   96 points

2nd Pat Rosie Ann K 89 points

Brilliant scores. Well done

Thursday 12 May Monthly Stableford May:-

Division 1 Hazel 37 points

Division 2 Lynn C 40 Points

Division 3 Pam W 39 points

De Paula Cup:- This is a scratch singles KO. Kathy Dale fought hard against a formidable opponent and lost on the 18th hole. Thank you for representing Chesfield Downs Ladies Kathy. Undeterred Kathy would like to enter again next year


Mount Pleasant Friendly. 8 Chesfield Ladies took on Mount Pleasant for a match which will be the last time we play at Mount Pleasant before it becomes a housing estate. The 5 S's of sports are: stamina, speed, strength and spirit. Chesfield have spirit in abundance.



Team Benton Hall took on the big guns on Thursday. We may not have won the day but we certainly were the best dressed team there. Even the men commented on our club colours. " A trophy carries dust, memories last forever"




As some of you know I intend doing a wing walk to raise money for my charities. I am one step nearer. I have the medical go ahead and have e mailed with my choice of dates. Watch this space

Please continue to give generously to these worthy causes

Monday, 9 May 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 9 May 2022

 Winter rules have ended, all bunkers in play, winter clothes packed away, bare legs, sunscreen out, cups and trophies being played for - the golf season is in full swing!

Competitions which involve food:- these will open 3 weeks before the date but close one week before the competition date. This is to allow us to get the food numbers to the kitchen. Thank you for your understanding on this

Charity Day Thursday 16 Jun 2022.

Pairs Better Ball Competition is now open for signing up, will close a week before the competition date. If you are bringing a guest please let us have her CDH number 

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help on the day.

Reminder - sort out those golf clothes which are in good condition but which no longer fit

                   sort out any items of equipment that you no longer use

                   ask your local pub/hairdresser/beautician etc for vouchers please

                   Sign Up sheet in the locker room for helpers on the day

                   volunteers needed to man the over the lake challenge. Have one husband - need another please!

                   photographers on 1st and 10th tees -again husbands come in handy here

                   volunteers needed to man the stalls eg, selling raffle tickets, tombola stall, etc

                   if you have already signed up for "anything" - could you transfer your name to a specific task on the new sign up sheet which will go up on Tuesday

                  could you sponsor a hole or know a business which is willing to do this. From £25 upwards. Sheet is up in locker room

                 offerings for half way house needed. Sign Up Sheet is in locker room


    This very pretty ball marker was lost on the course 10 days ago. If it is yours please see Julie Price

Jacqui Harbor represented Chesfield Ladies Section in The Club House Champion of Champions on Saturday at The Warwickshire She played well until she encountered a horrible bunker which spoilt her round. She did enjoy the day though. We are very grateful to Jacqui for stepping in at short notice to represent our section.

Kathy D and Sarah represented Chesfield Ladies in the Powell Cup. It was a cold day and they had formidable opponents. They fought valiantly but it wasn't their day. Thank you girls for representing Chesfield Ladies




Thanks to Diane who is organising the Portugal Trip  which has been twice postponed due to you know what!

Portugal 2022  If any ladies would like to join this trip14 October - 18 October . Cost for twin room £445 and for single occupancy £625 This includes transfers to and from Faro airport, and to and from golf courses each day.  Buggies are rentable locally

Flight costs are extra and you need to book these yourself

Easyjet Luton to Faro EZY 2017 14/10/2022 12.10

Faro to Luton EZY 2020 18/10/2022 19.45

Trip details

14/10/2022 Pestan Blue Alvor (4 nights)

3 rounds of golf

15/10/2022 Gramacho 1st tee 11.24

16/10/2022 Silver Golf 1st tee 11.42

17/10/2022 Vale da Pinta 1st tee 11.24

Diane is looking for 2 volunteers to a) organise nice friendly team games on the 3 days

                                                         b) confirm transfers with the hotel when we are there

Please let me know if you are interested in going and/or volunteering to help while we are there

Members Evening returns on Wednesday 11th May. I think the sign up sheet is full and quite a few ladies are on it. Looking forward to it

Reminder re slow play - do not mark your cards unless someone is already teeing off

                                        if you have lost a hole, then let people behind you through even in a competition or a match

Birdies count only in ladies section competitions or matches. Not in a mixed competition or match. Don't forget to sign the book AND put your name on the birdie tree 



Thursday 28 April Ladies 9 hole Stableford April Q 

                                          1st Pam B  15 points   Well done Pam

Sunday 1 May Ladies Weekend EG/Club Medal

                                       1st Lin G Nett 66. 2nd Lind B Nett 72

Thursday 5th May Club Medal May  Division 1 1st Hazel Nett 74  2nd Rogie Nett 74

                                             Division 2 1st Caroline R Nett 69 2nd Jakie S Nett 69

                                             Division 3 1st Julie Pa  Nett 72  2nd Pam W Nett 74

                  Well played everyone. I see some cuts in handicap appearing.

Sunday 8th May. Ladies Weekend Eclectic Round 1   1st Olive Nett 71  2nd Megan Nett 72  Well done ladies

Monday, 25 April 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 25 April 2022

 Slightly later this weekend, and no newsletter next weekend as I will be in Portugal

I made the bold decision to take out my winter hats from my golf bag at the beginning of the week. I was lucky on Friday that I found another one in the bottom of my bag!!!

All of our teams have been busy this week

Wednesday 20th April  Pearson at home to Welwyn Garden City - a win for Chesfield. Well done ladies

Friday 22 April  Friendly match at Pavenham. Always a very tricky course especially the greens. Chesfield fought hard but came second. Good effort ladies

Saturday 23 April  Scratch Team away to Bishop Stortford. A valiant effort but not their day. Well done ladies


Friendly Team- aptly named                           Scratch Team

16th June Charity Day. This may seem a long way off but it will quickly come around. There is a sign up sheet in the locker room for helpers on the day 

Please sign up and if you know where you would like to help then state that, otherwise just sign up and we will allocate you a position.

Also please dig out those golf clothes that no longer fit because of all the weight you have lost as we will have a nearly new stall. I got lots of bargains there last year. Remember items need to be in good condition.

Have you asked your hairdressers/beauticians for a voucher to be auctioned on the day?

Have you invited golfing friends to join in the day ? £30 for visitors

Thank you for all your support.

A few tips:-

We have been asked to let players through if we have lost a hole - even during a competition

Please please please one person mark the card while another tees off. This speeds up the game for everyone


Now for the good points:-

Wednesday11th May  Club night is back. 9 holes of golf followed by food and drink Tee times from 4.56-6.24 Prizes from approx. 8.30pm

Sign up in reception £5 for members and £15 for guests. A bargain night out. I will be there - come and join the fun

Ann K achieved an Eagle on the 7th hole. Excellent Ann- great work

There is a birdie tree behind the locker room door. Please put your name and date on the appropriate leaf as well as in the birdie book

Ann Grist Singles KO and Mary Warmoth  Pairs KO- last chance to sign up for these. First round will be from Monday Monday 2 May

General Play Cards can be submitted for any round of singles golf. The more you put in the less intimidating it becomes. GPC can be put in on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Make sure you sign in for GPC on ig before going out. As Karen is on holiday please notify Lin of your intentions.

5th May Ladies Committee Meeting. Please let Olive have any items for the agenda by 30th April.

Driving Range - top up your membership card at reception for the driving range and get 10% discount on balls. This is a different levy from the bar levy

Course News JonJo was hoping to have GUR removed from Fairway bunkers at the end of this week. Check ig news for updates.

1st May He is hoping to have Winter Rules lifted. Again check ig for update

25th July Seniors Charity Day Round of golf, meal and prizes £25 members £35 non members


Jackie Reid will be taking a break from golf as she has had an operation. We wish her well and I have sent her flowers and a card from the Ladies Section


Ladies Stableford April Qualifier.  Winner of Division 1  Hazel 39 points.

                                                            Winner of Division 2 Nicola   45 Points

                                                             Winner of Division 3 Jacqui Hard  45 Points

Great scores ladies, well done