Friday, 11 March 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 11 March 2022

I thought I was going to be able to start this newsletter with a cheery Spring Has Sprung - but as I write this it is raining again!

The weather has once again dictated our golf with some rearranging necessary - thank you Lin

Megan Bonner comp now 31 March Open to all lady members

Kay O'Sullivan comp now 30 June

Results:-

Sunday 27th February Weekend Mixed Winter League. Top Ladies Jacqui H with -1 against the course Caroline K -2 against the course

Saturday 5th March Weekend Winter League. Top Ladies Lyn C and Jacqui S

Tuesday 1st March Double the Evens. 1st Ann K

Thursday 10 March Medal Div 1 Linda B nett 77, Div 2 Mary H nett 77, Div 3 Anne K nett 77

Pearson Match 28 February Great Hadden Away - result 5-2 In spite of our ladies fighting very hard it wasn't their day

Daily Mail Helen and Hazel had an enjoyable home match against 2 very nice ladies from Letchworth, however again it wasn't their day

12 March - alternate day for Price Vase - qualifier

17 March Price Vase - qualifier

24 March Maria Moore Millenium Bowl pairs . Entrants must have completed 3 qualifiers. Karen will let you know if you haven't

Tuesday 12 April Kay baker memorial Bowl 9 Hole Comp Presentation afterwards by Kay's brother

Thursday 14 April Jubilee Jug. Have you got your easter theme sorted yet?

Sunday 3rd April 8 am Shotgun Start. Captains Drive In. This is the annual start of the golf season. The day will start with a Mixed Alliance team competition with the best 2 scores to count. Entry Fee will be £3. Five day members can have the courtesy of the course - ie no extra charge. Sign up Sheet is already up in the Clubhouse. Please support myself and the other Captains on this opening of the season. Following the competition, there will be an opportunity to buy a small flag for £1 each. You put your name on the flag and place it where you think any of the Captains drives will land. (mine will probably be in the bunker!). If you can't play in the competition then come up to the club to plant a flag - probably about 1.15 pm

Driving Range Bay Reservations available for members:- Members can book up to a week in advance for 2 bays between the following times. Just call the club.

Monday and Wednesday 4-8pm

Saturday and Sunday 8 am - Midday

Bays will be released to general public should they not be booked.



Removal of 7th Bunkers explained - These bunkers were very problematic with holding rainwater even with drainage installed. In consultation with the Group Course manager for the Club Company and the architect who originally designed Chesfield Downs it was agreed to remove the bunkers. It wasn't in the 5 year plan purely because it was decided during the process of work being carried out. When the spring arrives and the growth starts, the hole will be shaped and defined with how it is mown. Thank you to JohnJo for this explanation.

Hazel has put up a sign up sheet for the first friendly match of the season which is Pavenham away on Friday 22 April. The format is pairs. Please support the ladies section by signing up. It is an excellent way of gaining match practice while playing with a more experienced partner. It also gives you the opportunity to play some different courses for free!

Hertfordshire Golf have asked to share the following survey which should take about 10 minutes. It can be found at:-

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C6LQSXG

You may need to type this in to your search engine



Apologies for lack of colour and photos in this edition - however I lost the whole lot first time around! The air was blue!

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