Sunday 25 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 25 September 2022

This week we are all trying to get our heads around the sudden and quick death of our lovely smiley friend Marion.

On Tuesday 27th September it has been suggested that we flood the course with pink in Marion's memory. If you aren't going to be at Chesfield then honour Marion's memory wherever you may be. We will raise a toast to her in the clubhouse afterwards and those of us who can will toast her in her favourite tipple - lager.

The flags remain at half mast in her memory.

The funeral will be a while yet as there is to be a post mortem and an autopsy

RIP Marion

Wednesday 28th September 6.30 sees the inaugural meeting of the Chesfield Downs Ladies Book Club. Thanks to Pat Ward for organising this. I for one am really looking forward to discussing books with everyone.

Thursday 10th November Ladies AGM after golf in the conservatory. Please let Olive know if you are attending or sending your apologies.

Tuesday 15 November 7 pm Club AGM. All welcome

Hazel would like to let everyone know that due to family commitments Jackie S has reluctantly withdrawn from Vice Captaincy next year. Hazel is pleased to announce that Olive has agreed to be her Vice Captain for 2023.

Reminder that entry into a competition with food afterwards is one price whether or not you stay for the food. Withdrawal from the comp within the week means that we still have to pay for food so payment will not be refunded.

Thursday 22 September Autumn Meeting.Weather was good, food was excellent golf was variable! Special thanks to Amanda for the beautiful autumn table decorations. She really is a star.

Winner of the Chris Leary Chalice was Margaret G with 41 Points. Well done Margaret.

Best Front 9 was Rosie

Best Back 9 was Marica

NP on 9th was Susanne

LD on 15th was Pat W

Lots of birdie badges were presented:- 14 for first birdie: 5 for 10 birdies: 2 for 20 Birdies: 5 Eagles, and 1 hole in one!

I will refresh the photo board with recent winners and events


Tuesday 27th September Stableford League Round 7 Wear Pink for Marion. Ideal opportunity to submit a General Play Card

Thursday 29th September September Stableford Q

Sunday 2 October Weekend EG/Club Medal Q

Tuesday 4 October 4 Ball Betterball. 9 holes only. Back 9 closed for maintenance

Thursday 6 October Kathy Dale Trophy Q ( by invitation) and Autumn Medal Q

Thursday 24 November 9 hole Winter Invitation Invite your female friends. 2 course meal after round and lots of prizes to be won.

Thursday 15 December Christmas Greensomes. Dig out that Christmas Jumper. Decorate your trolley. Take snacks on the course.

Followed that evening by Christmas Party Night Cost £31.50 Save the Date

Is it time to dig out the thermals? the woolly hats? the winter gloves?

No newsletter next week as I will be in York. Enjoy the break from me!


Sunday 18 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 18 September 2022

Happy Autumn

The weather has certainly turned autumnal, crisp mornings, and the ball definitely not running as it was.

Remember winter rules are now in place.

Saturday 17 September saw lots of members taking part in Captains' Day. A chilly shotgun start and a breezy finish. This did not deter the ladies team of Maggi, Paula, Jacqui Hard, and Wendy.

Looking good on the course and winning with a great score of 91 Points

and looking good off the course - that is not Wendy but John D Club captain!!!

Sarah also won Longest Drive for the ladies and it was a stonker! Ann Lawrence won nearest the pin in 2 with an Eagle finish! Hazel won nearest the Pin for ladies. Great work ladies

Please continue to submit General Play Cards. This gives a more accurate handicap as we start to experience winter golf.

Barnham Broom Weekend Away - list is now full but there is a reserve list. Sign Up in Ladies Locker Room

Please can you use ig messages to cancel golf as not everyone is on Golfing Fun. If you haven't used it before, the icon for this is on the top right of the ig home app.

When teeing off please wait until your allocated tee time. This prevents bunching up on later holes.

I have cleared the locker room of used clothes and equipment and will bring them out again at Winter Invitation. I hope I haven't cleared away anything belonging to someone that wasn't meant to be cleared away. Let me know

Thursday 22 September Autumn Meeting - ideal opportunity to submit general Play Cards. Remember to choose between medal and Stableford.

Thursday 22 September Sign Up opens for 2 competitions on 6 October. If you have not received an email to say you are eligible to play in Kathy Dale Trophy then please sign into Autumn meeting

Sunday 25 September Weekend Stableford Alternative Q

Tuesday 27 September Stableford League Round 7

Thursday 29 September Stableford Q

Thursday 10 November Ladies AGM to take place immediately after golf

Tuesday 15 November Club AGM. 7 pm All Welcome

Winter Invitation Thursday 24th November Please invite your friends from other clubs. I know several people have already done this. It is a 9 hole competition with a 2 course meal afterwards Cost £22

Thursday 15th December.Christmas Greensomes . 9 hole competition . Wear Christmas Jumper. Decorate your trolley. Take snacks on the course. Followed by Christmas Party Night Cost £31.50 (members rates). 4 tables have been reserved for the Ladies Section. More details to follow but save the date.

Happy Golfing

Sunday 11 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 11 September 2022

I am sure I speak for everyone when I express our condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Queen Elizabeth 11. Most of us have only known 1 Monarch in our life and I think she has been a great example to us all in her loyalty, her steadfastness, and let's not forget her sense of duty and humour. RIP

What is this green stuff on our fairways? It's a while since we have seen it. We all now need to change our games. Golf is an ever changing sport which keeps us on our toes.

Winter Rules are now in place with immediate effect. This means that -on closely mown areas - the ball can be lifted, cleaned and placed within six inches of where it came to rest, no nearer the hole. This will be especially welcome on the 14th fairway at the moment.

General Play Cards - please continue to submit these but no need to let Karen or Lin know if it is a Tuesday or Thursday. Cards may only be submitted for singles scores. Any team and match play scores are not acceptable even if the golfer completes each hole

Volunteers required for Ladies Rose Bowl Series Event at Brocket Hall from 22-25 September. Roles include starters, on course scoring, ball spotters, marshalling and walking carryboard for Sunday only.

Volunteers will receive the following- one day ticket to the 2023 BMW Championship at Wentworth, One complimentary round of golf at The Melbourne Club, Branded Rose Ladies Cap, Sleeve of balls.

Register your interest at the link below:-

Volunteers also needed for the Butterfly Service which is one of my charities this year. Training will be given to provide companionship for end of life patients. Volunteers would be expected to offer 2x3 hour shifts per month. Let me know if you are interested.

Barnham Broom Away Weekend 25-27 June 2023. Ladies have signed up very quickly for this. There is 1 twin room left. Sign up in Ladies Locker Room. But hurry!

Deposit of £50 required by 31 October 2022. Payable in to the Ladies Section

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 13 September Stableford League Round 6

Thursday 15 September EG/Club Medal Q

Saturday 17 September Captains Day. Shotgun start at 8.15. Evening reception at 7 pm for pre dinner drinks. Seated at table by 7.25 for evening meal. Prize Giving and entertainment . Don't forget cash for heads and tails £5 per person and tips for staff

The Club Committee has suggested that players wear red white and blue on the course in memory of the late Queen Elizabeth 11. Please do so if you can

If you have guests playing please can you notify them.

Carriages at midnight

Sunday 18 September Weekend Eclectic Round 6

Tuesday 20 September Three Blind Mice! Details on ig

Thursday 22 September. Autumn Meeting. Although the start sheet is full if you would like to play please let Lin G know and she can slot you in. Cost is £18 to include 2 course meal (sausage and mash, crumble) and prizes. As this is a singles competition General Play Cards can be submitted.

Sunday 25 September Stableford Q Alternative

Looking ahead

Thursday 24 November 2022 Winter Invitation. This is a 9 hole competition which is always popular with Lady Members and Lady invited guests. Cost will be £22, to include 2 course meal and 8 different prizes. Invite your friends. Team Captains could you please invite the clubs you have played in the past

Thursday 15 December. Christmas Greensomes. Wear a Christmas Jumper, decorate your trolley, bring nibbles and drinks to eat on the course!. Prize for best jumper and golf winner. We won't be finishing our nibbles in the clubhouse as we have done in the past as there is nowhere private for us to go now.

HOWEVER we have reserved 4 tables in the evening (ladies only) for one of the clubs Christmas Party Evenings. These are always good fun and as members we get 10% off the cost. £31.50 for us. Save the date.

Happy Golfing

Sunday 4 September 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 4 September 2022

Wow - here we are in September. 3 Months to go until the end of the year. We have had a fantastic summer, Let's hope this doesn't herald a harsh winter

Sunday 25 - Tuesday 27 June 2023 Sign Up for Away Weekend in locker room now. Cost is £358 with single room supplement of £90. Nonrefundable deposit of £50 by 31 October

We are very sad to be saying farewell to Vicky who is moving to the Cotswolds. This will bring her nearer to her family in Wales. We will miss your lovely smiley face and the Welsh lilt, but we hope that you will come to our ladies events whenever you can. There will always be plenty of people willing to offer you a bed.

I only played once in the Scratch Team and in those days you were given a shoe bag and a cap. My cap has been worn once, the shoe bag is still in its original packaging. If any member of the scratch team would like one or both please let me know. Willing to part with them for a donation to my Charity

The next Ladies Committee meeting is on Thursday 8 August. If you have any items you would like added to the agenda please let Olive know in writing. Do not add Conditions of Competitions re handicap differences as these will be looked at in detail at a separate meeting.

Don't forget to let Pat know if you would like to join the newly formed book club.

Did you know that you can look up your past games on England Golf? My graph would look very worrying if it was recording my blood pressure! You can also look up any other player at home or any other club. Grab a cuppa and have a play.

Did you know that Committee meetings are available on Chesfield Downs Website?

Hit the menu button, then information, committee meeting minutes. All committee meeting minutes are there- Club, Ladies, Men Seniors and Juniors.

Happy Reading


Tuesday 6 September Stableford League Round 5

Thursday 8 September Eclectic Cup Round 2 (last round) DO NOT PICK UP.

Saturday 10 September Weekend EG/Club Medal September

Tuesday 13 September Stableford League Round 6

Thursday 15 September EG/Club Medal September

Saturday17 September Captains Day We have a very good contingent representing the ladies section . Please bring cash on the day £5 for Heads and Tails game and cash for donation to staff tip..There will be a silent auction for a 6 month 7 day membership. Please e mail with your offers

Sunday 18 September Weekend Eclectic Round 6

Please make sure your cards are correctly completed and signed. Example card is in locker room


21 and 25 August Stableford Division 1 Annette G Division 2 Lin G Division 3 No Players

Sunday 4 September Ward Pairs. 28 Ladies took part in this comp. Winners were Anne L and her partner Paul.  2nd place Annette G and her partner Mike. Ladies nearest the pin was Debbie Foley. Ladies longest drive was Annette G. Thank you to Les and Pat for a very enjoyable day.

Pearson Team This is a winter competition played between October and May. It is a fantastic opportunity to play some excellent courses in the county.

Matches are played both home and away. Players must have a handicap index of 12.5 to 34.4 inclusive

Please let Linda B know if you are interested.

White Sleeveless Polo Shirts - please go to Under Armour site and look at their sleeveless polo shirts and let me know your size. At the moment they are on sale for £24.97. Barry can order them for us with Chesfield Logo on them. Will give him final numbers on Tuesday. At the moment I have Lynn C, Annette G, Katy, Jacqui Harb, Clare, Debbie, Jacqui Hard, Julie Pr, Maggie, Kathy C, Jill, Jackie S,Lin G, Rosie

Happy Golfing on the green fairways