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