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