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