Monday 28 November 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 28 November 2022

Had a busy weekend so it's a Monday morning newsletter. Can you believe it's December on Thursday? Are you well in to your Christmas shopping or not even thought about it yet like me???

Back to Golf

What a great day we had on Thursday at the Winter Invitation (I'm not mentioning the lemon posset!!) The weather was so kind to us and the rain stayed away until we were having lunch.

Thursday 24th November Member winners;-NP Front Kathy C, NP Back Rosie, LD Front Sarah. LD Back Dead Heat Helen and Jenny B. Winner On Front 9 Julie Pr 20 points, Winner on back 9 Paula Moore 20 Points

A massive £721 was made from the 2 stalls. Thank you to everyone involved.

There is a thank you letter in the locker room from Lister Hospital. Between Pauline and myself we have raised £21,000

After the lunch on Thursday there was a locker left open with drink and biscuits in it. These were not prizes from the day. Anyone know anything about these? I have them in my locker now.

Don't forget we have a little recycling area at the back of the locker room - corks, used batteries, used blister packs, dud pens, felt tips etc.


Thursday 1st December- Ladies Section Committee Meeting. Please let Olive know byTuesday 29th November if you have any items for the agenda.

Thursday 8th December - notice has been given for an EGM after golf. We need to vote in next year's committee and there is some wording which needs amending in the constitution. We need 10 ladies to attend not counting committee members. It will be a brief meeting.

Thursday 8th December - Hattersley Cup. This is on ig at the moment as a Stableford Qualifier. Apologies for the mix up. Lin will change this but if you were originally down for Hattersley Cup and can no longer play or if you weren't originally down but can play can you let me know please.

Thursday 15th December Christmas Greensomes This is a 9 hole competition. Prizes for Christmas Jumpers, best decorated trolley (can anyone beat Amanda?) and of course for winners of golf. Mince pies and mulled wine after golf, courtesy of the Club.

Thursday 15th December Christmas Party A few spaces left and these will be given back on Wednesday 30th November Cost £30 payable directly to Club at reception NOT to Ladies Section Please pay ASAP.

General Play Cards England Golf have changed the way we submit the score. No need to photograph your card. You need to sign it on your phone (as you would when accepting some deliveries). You and the marker must both have the latest update of ig to do this.


Tuesday 22 November Double the Odds. Sangeeta 55 Points 2nd Lynn Craig 49 Points

Happy Golfing in this unseasonably mild weather


Sunday 20 November 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 20 November 2022

How many more times can rain interfere with play??? I think this week is looking good so far so please keep everything crossed for a fine day on Thursday for our Winter Invitation. We have 52 visitors joining us for the golf and the lunch, our great hospitality is now known far and wide. It's shaping up to be a good day.

Bottles and chocolates still being accepted. Thank you for all the donations so far. Please let your guests know that there will be a tombola, £2 per ticket, and also a table of second hand golf clothing and equipment. Bring some cash although card payment will also be accepted

I said in the newsletter last week I would think long and hard before spending any of the money you donated to me. Well the wind and rain made a decision for me - it thoroughly ruined my umbrella so that will be the first purchase!!!!

For those of you who haven't heard, there are going to be some refurbishments in the club in 2023, and the great news is that the ladies toilets will be part of these works. Also new electric buggies will be bought. Things are looking up.

Thank you to those ladies who attended the Club AGM and supported the section. Always good to see ladies there.

Thursday 15th December - Christmas Party. Christina is giving us a good discount on this - £30. 24 ladies have signed up already so it should be a good night.

There are 8 places left. Will return any unused places to the club by 30 November. Get in quick.

Thursday 1st December - last committee meeting of my Captaincy. If you have an item for the agenda please notify Olive in writing.

Recycling - there are already recycling boxes in the locker room courtesy of Jackie R (corks and used batteries) Amanda's church collects used blister packs. She is going to put a box in the locker room for these too. Rosie is collecting used pens, felt tips, markers, crayons, highlighters, plus correction tape and bottles. Please help to save our environment and support this recycling rather than putting items in landfill. The boxes will be at the back of the locker room near the hand basin.

Wednesday 16th November

Report from Margaret G re Pearson Match v Old Fold Manor

We may have lost again today but we were happy with how we played. Everyone giving away several shots made the challenge difficult! At least it stayed dry for us and the ladies of Old Fold were lovely. Mxxx

We appreciate all your efforts ladies and we know you always do your very best. Thank you

Sunday 13th November Mixed Weekend Winter League, Round 2. Julie Pr smashed the field with her 43 Points. Fantastic Result Julie.

No Tuesday and Thursday results as rain stopped play!!!

Stay warm and dry everyone

Anyone started/finished their Christmas Shopping?????


Sunday 13 November 2022

Captain's Newsletter - 13 November 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM. Sorry about the unconstitutional occurrence. We are working very hard to rectify this

A huge thank you to you ladies for my presents. I love the photo book, the flowers, the card and the chocolates - have made a dent in them already! Also thank you for your very generous cheque, I will think long and hard before spending any of it.

It has been a great privilege to represent Chesfield Downs Ladies Section for 2022 There have been many mistakes or should I call them evolutionary opportunities?

But I hope I leave the section in a good place for Hazel to enjoy 2023.

Pearson Team fought valiantly at The Melbourne but the home team won the day. They had to contend with horrendous rain and thunder and lightning. matches were suspended but resumed dripping wet and soaked through when the sun came out. Well done ladies - very proud of you all.

Message from Karen re submitting General Play cards on to ig

The Ladies need to update their IG version to 2.4.1 and when submitting a General Play card both the Player and the Marker need to be on the same version of the software. Lin and Megan have tried it and it worked ok

IG have removed the need for scorecard photographs for general play rounds. The scorecard attestation process for general play cards has been significantly improved with the use of signatures for both the player and the marker.

Members can now sign their card in the app, search for another member, then send their playing partner a request to mark their card. The marker will receive a push notification and a banner in their app which tells them a score is waiting to be verified. The marker can then approve or reject this score which will notify the player that the card can now be finalised. If the card is rejected a reason must be provided which will also be sent to the player.

Although this process is very straightforward, England Golf have produced a short video which can be shared

There is a video on You Tube - igmember App Score Attestation Demo


Tuesday 8th November Double on Yellows. 1st Julie Price 48 Points 2nd Hazel 43 Points

Saturday 15th October/ Thursday 10th November Cup Winners Cup Winner Sarah Faircliff Nett 74

Consolation Cup Winner Mary Harrison Nett 75


Tuesday 15 November Gruesomes. Weather is looking gruesome!

Tuesday 15th November 7 pm Club AGM

Thursday 17th November Hattersley Cup Hazel and I are looking forward to our battle on Thursday - Captain v Vice Captain. Teams are on ig. First Pair are on Captain's Team, second pair are on Vice Captain's team We did the draw on Friday picking blindly from a high handicap envelope and then a low handicap envelope. Good luck everyone - weather looks good at the moment. I hope you have let Ann Kane know if you are staying for tea and cakes.

If you have represented a team this year but are not playing but can still come for refreshments please let Ann K know.

Saturday 19th November Mixed Winter league

Tuesday 22 November Double the Odds

Thursday 24th November 9 hole Winter Invitation. We have 87 players entered for this comp. It is going to be a great day

Thank you to everyone who has donated bottles and chocolates - there is room for just a few more of these.

The weather is still quite mild for November - let's make the most of this. get those General Play Cards in.