Sunday 30 October 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 30 October 2022

Tuesday is November and on Friday I was playing in tee shirt!!

We are having a weekend in London next weekend so no newsletter.

Congratulations to Rogie on her Hole in One during a Pearson Match! Fantastic.

Please welcome Gill M who joined the Club last week.

Thursday 10th November. Ladies Section AGM, straight after golf. Please come and support your section. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Club.

Christmas Cards ( yes I know we haven't yet had Halloween, but the shops have had them in since August), created and painted by Mandy. Pack of 5 for minimum donation of £3 per pack. I will have them on display every Tuesday and Thursday and of course at the Winter Invitation. Hurry they are selling quickly.

Sleeveless t shirts which should have been white but are mint/aqua (Very nice colour). There was miscommunication between myself and Barry. If you ordered one please pick them up from the reception for £21

Thursday 3rd November - next Ladies Committee meeting. Please let Olive know ASAP if you have any items for the agenda

Thursday17th November Hattersley Cup. This is match play Captain v Vice Captain Teams. Sign Up before 10th November which gives Hazel and me time to sort out the teams.

Thursday 17th November - cakes after game for players and also for anyone who represented Friendly, Pearson or Scratch Teams this year. Please let Ann K know if you are not staying or coming specially for refreshments.

Thursday 24 November Winter Invitation 84 Ladies already signed up. Hurry to bag a tee time if you haven't already. Lots of visitors, lots of prizes. Don't forget to bring in bottles ( of any description) and chocolates for the tombola stall. £2 per ticket.There will also be the last chance to buy the current stock of used golf clothes and equipment.

Lin needs to know the CDH number of all visitors.

Ann K needs to know of any dietary requirements.

Pay £22 in to Ladies Section Account.

Bring some cash on the day and let your visitors know.

Thursday 15th December - Christmas Greensomes. Dust off the Christmas jumpers and decorate your trollies. Prizes for best golf and jumper and trolley. Take snacks on to the course and enjoy the 9 holes.

In the evening dress to impress at the Chesfield Downs Christmas Party. Ladies Section have reserved 4 tables of 8.

Please let Linda B know if you would like a place. Pay at reception - £31.50 for members. Linda is going to put a notice up in locker room for food options

Pearson Sweaters needed:-

If you own a Pearson sweater and are no longer eligible for the team, Margaret G would love to have them donated to the squad supplies. Please contact Margaret directly.


Tuesday 1 November - Mulligans

Thursday 3 November Daily Mail Foursomes - Good Luck everyone

Saturday 5 November Mixed Winter League

Tuesday 8 November Double Off the Yellows

Thursday 10 November Cup Winners Cup/ Consolation Cup

Sunday 13 November Mixed Winter League


Tuesday 18 October Individual Stableford 1st Pam W 38 Points. Second Sarah 34 Points

Tuesday 25 October Split 3s Winning Team Jan W, Annette B, Paula, and Jacqui Hard 88 Points

Wednesday 26th October Pearson home match v Old Fold Manor

Report from Margaret Team Captain

Sadly we lost the match overall against Old Fold Manor 4 and 3 but there were some great wins by Julie P, Megan and Cheryl. Other games were very hard fought by Olive, Rosie, Jacqui and Rogie and indeed the 9th hole saw Rogie's ball go down in one, a great achievement and her first ever "Hole in one"! Sorry no photo but will try and remember next time.

Good Luck for your next match on Tuesday - The Melbourne away (formerly Brocket Hall)

Thursday 27 October- Faircliff Scratch/Taylor Handicap KO. Well done to the top 8 scorers who enter the Scratch KO and the next 8 who enter the Handicap KO

First Round due to be completed by 6th February. Good Luck everyone.

Sunday 30 October Double off the Evens Winner Jacqui H 50 Points.

Kathy Ladies Captain 2022

Sunday 23 October 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 23 October 2022

Happy Autumn. Beautiful foliage and rain!!!

Many of us attended Marion's funeral on Wednesday - what a beautiful service for a wonderful lady. If you weren't there and would like to contribute to the chosen charity it is Garden House Hospice ( The Order of Service is pinned up in the locker room.

Settle in, there is lots of info in this newsletter

Portugal Trip went very well. 16 ladies enjoyed the sun, the courses, the food and the alcohol

Sunday 25 June - Tuesday 27th June Next away Ladies Away Weekend. Please pay £50 deposit ASAP

MacMillan Coffee Morning hosted by Wendy- over £600 has been raised so far, with a further £130 raised by ladies who entered a draw to win a 4 ball at Letchworth Golf Club The lucky winner was Mandy. Well done Wendy and all the ladies who attended. Not too late to give Wendy a donation

Wednesday 26th October Pearson Team first match of the season at home to Old Fold Manor under the new Captain Margaret G. Good luck ladies

Wednesday 26th October Book Club next meeting. Meet 6.30 for 7 pm. Hope you have read the book and enjoyed it.

Thursday 3 November Next Ladies Committee meeting. If you have any items for the agenda please let Olive know ASAP

Thursday 10th November new date for Cup Winners Cup/Consolation Cup. Money will be refunded from Thursday 20th October. Sign up will open on Thursday 27th October. The alternate Saturday date and results will stand.

Thursday 10th November After golf AGM where prizes will be given for all cups and trophies not yet presented plus all the monthly Medal and Stableford competitions

If you have any item for the agenda please let Olive have it ASAP but at the latest 31 October

There will be snacks available courtesy of Chesfield Golf Club.

Thursday 17th November Beverley Hattersley Cup This is a Match Play Competition Captain's Team v Vice Captain's Team. Sign up will open on 27th October and will close on 10th November. Hazel and I will then allocate players to one or other of our teams. All Players are invited to tea and cake afterwards. If you are not able to stay for refreshments afterwards please let Ann K know.

Thursday 17th November tea/coffee and cakes for those players who have played in Scratch, Pearson or Friendly matches this year. This is a thank you for your commitment to the section. Please let Ann K know if you will/will not be able to attend at by 10th November

Thursday 24th November Winter Invitation. We have had a fantastic response from other clubs who would like to take part - that is because we are such a welcoming club! Sign Up NOW on ig.

Please let Ann K know of any dietary requirements ASAP and at least a week in advance

Please let Lin G have your visitors CDH number so she can put their names on ig. Also please pay into Ladies Section (£22 per person) or let guests have details of Ladies Section Account.

I will have a bottle and chocolate tombola stall at this event. I would appreciate donations of any sort of bottle and any sort of chocolate ( I will try not to eat them!)

Please tell your friends to bring some cash. Tombola tickets will be £2 each

There will be the last chance to purchase items from the used golf clothes and equipment stall

Christmas Cards by our very talented Mandy will be available for purchase at this event but also from now. Pack of 5 for minimum donation of £3

Mandy has very cleverly included tributes to The Queen and Ukraine into this design


Reports from Sarah

Sarah recently took part in the Club Company Champion of Champions held at the Warwickshire. This is by way of the Club Company congratulating all their Club Champions (Men, Ladies, Seniors and Juniors) If you haven’t played there then it is well worth a visit. Three courses, hotel etc etc. The course was in excellent condition with some very difficult flag positions - a shame that my golf was not in the same excellent condition that day! It was fun and good to meet some other Club Champs from around the company.

Kathy D and Sarah F represented Chesfield in the Hertfordshire Senior Ladies Championship held this year at South Herts. Not sure either of us played our best golf that day but it was challenging to put ourselves out there! Also lunch was good!!

Big thank you to Sarah and Kathy D for flying the flag for Chesfield Ladies.

Thursday 13 October Lauren Pitcher Plate Winner Nicola 38 Points

Thursday 13 October Autumn Stableford. Kathy D 39 Points


Thursday 27th October Sarah Faircliff Scratch/Rogie Taylor Handicap KO Q

Sunday 29 October Ladies Double on the Evens

Tuesday 1 November Mulligans

Thursday 3 November Daily Mail Foursomes

I think snorkels and swimsuits may be needed next week - take care

Ladies Captain 2022

Sunday 9 October 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 9 October 2022

Aren't the trees turning a gorgeous colour on the course? Autumn is truly on its way but we are still enjoying some warm weather.

I think we are all still reeling from the loss of our dear friend Marion. It has been so sudden and difficult to take in. We can't imagine what her family are going through. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday 19 October 11 am at North Herts Crematorium, Bedford Road, Holwell. Then afterwards at The Plume and Feathers in Ickleford. Please let me know ASAP if you will be going to The Plume and Feathers as Brian ( Marion's husband ) needs to know numbers for catering. At the moment I have 14 attending crematorium only and 12 attending both. It has been suggested that if possible we wear purple club jumpers with a pink polo shirt

It was good for us to remember her in a celebratory way last week when we wore pink and toasted her in lager and Prosecco

I am afraid more sad news - Brenda Harrington whom some of you may remember fondly has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and is now in a hospice. Megan is going up there tonight (Sunday) and I have given her a card from all the section. If flowers are allowed Megan will give her flowers from us too.

Wednesday 21 October between 10.30- 1.30 Wendy will be holding a MacMillan Coffee morning. Her address is 4 Rectory Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4BY Tel. 0780 3888 162 Please car share when possible

Thursday 10 November after golf Ladies Section AGM. We are trialling this time as last year there was not a good turn out. Please let Olive know if you are attending and also if you need to send apologies.

If you have any questions you wish to raise please let Olive have them ASAP

Thursday 13 October is the next ladies committee meeting - please let Olive know ASAP if you would like anything on the agenda


Tuesday 20 September Three Blind Mice 1st Helen 33 Points 2nd Rosie on count back

Monday 26th September Match v Redbourn Draw - 2 -2

Thursday 29th September Stableford Q Division 1 1st Pat W 36 Points Division 2 1st Jan W 36 points Division 3 Pam W 31 points

Sunday 2nd October Weekend EG/Club Medal Q 1st Clare L Nett 73

Thursday 6th October Kathy Dale Trophy 1st Sarah Faircliff Nett 71

Thursday 6th October Autumn Medal Q Division 1 1st Jackie R Nett 72 Division 2 1st Amanda U Nett 68 Division 3 Susanne M Nett 75

Sunday 9 October Ladies v men Draw 3-3 Well done ladies


Tuesday 11 October Half and Half

Thursday 13 October Lauren Pitcher Plate for those who have won a monthly Stableford competition

Thursday 13 October Autumn Stableford Q Open to everyone else

Friday 14 October - Tuesday 18 October Chesfield Ladies Trip to Portugal!!!

Saturday 15 OctoberAlternative Consolation Cup

Saturday 15 October Cup Winners Cup

Tuesday 18 October Stableford

Thursday 20 October Consolation Cup Q

Thursday 20th October Ladies Cup Winners Cup DO NOT PICK UP

Thursday 24th November 9 hole Winter Invitation. Thank you to those people who have already invited friends/ teams. Much appreciated. This is my last chance to raise funds for my charities

Thursday 15 December Christmas Greensomes. Wear your festive jumpers, decorate your trolley, take snacks on to the course.

Evening of 15 December Christmas Party time at Chesfield Cost £31.50 Save the date

The lock on the changing room door is dodgy - please can you make sure that the door is firmly closed and locked behind you when you leave

Sangeeta owner of Walkwell Ltd in both Stevenage and Letchworth is offering a 10% discount across the stores and podiatry treatments. They have a huge range of footwear and foot care products. They have a beauty clinic in Letchworth and podiatry clinics in both locations.

Sangeeta specialises in biomechanics, fascia manipulation, exercise therapy and custom orthotics.

To get the discount just present your club membership card.

There will be no newsletter next weekend as I will be with the Portugal trip

Ladies Captain 2022