Thank you all
20th November 2014
With only one more day to go, my year as Captain has certainly flown by. I will be giving a report of the year at the Club AGM tomorrow, but if you cannot attend, can I give you all my heartfelt thanks for your support and kindness this year.
I have been overwhelmed by your generosity to my charity, raising over £4750. I will distribute this to Cancer Reaearch UK (Prostate Cancer), Beaumond House (hospice and respite) and Sue’s Place (childrens bereavement councilling).
There are so many positive aspects to this club and equally there are parts that we need to work on and improve; we can only do that with the help and goodwill of you, the members. We must also remember that we are a club, and we will only thrive through the participation of members, we all need to keep volunteering our services for the good of the club.
We have some challenging years ahead and it is essential that we stay united and continue to build this great club of ours. We are seen as a high quality members club and I know that other clubs envy the vibrancy of our clubhouse and the quality of our course. Next year we will be the County Course, this is a good chance to sell ourselves and to make sure we keep attracting new members and visitors.
Finally, I know that in Sean, we have a very popular and capable captain next year, I hope you can give him and his Vice Captain the support and encouragement that you gave me.
Thank you all
Captain Versus Vice Captain
Thanks to all who took part in the Captain v Vice Captain on Saturday, we had a very close match with Sean's team narrowly winning. This meant that I received the wooden spoon which is becoming a bit of a tradition for the Captains. Great food afterwards.
Also congratulations to Sean for winning the Halliday Tankard in difficult conditions, not many drives made the fairway.
This week sees the finals of the last two knockouts, today with Steve Brotherhood taking on Charlie Bentley and on Wednesday he plays Phil Warriner. Spectators most welcome at both finals.
My apologies to John wade and Jason Robinson for my no show on Sunday. I hold my head in shame, I was convinced I had a Sunday off. I have DQ'd myself and I take my 2 match ban on the chin. What a way to end my year !
Well done to Matt Newcombe for winning the first Turkey Trot with 40 points on count back from the unlucky Carol McLachlan.
My last newsletter will be in a couple of weeks
Mixed Exchange Day 9/9/14
Thanks to all who attended, great golf and great company on some very tricky greens.
A very pleasant meal followed by a presentation by the Ladies Captain and prize giving by the Captain.
1st Kevin Ferguson & Jo Jallands 41pts
2nd Derek & Margaret Lewis 40 pts
3rd David & Dorothy Britton 39pts
4th Russell Woodcock & Rina Ozolins 34pts c/b
Best front 9 Tony & Eva Glasby 19pts c/b
Best back 9 Tony & Margaret Stark 20pts
NP 3rd Shelley Pritchard 5.56m
NP 18th Sue Birkett 3.77m
Scratch Team cemented their place at the top 2/9/14
The scratch team cemented their place at the top of the table with a fine 3-2 win at Beeston fields on Monday night.
We complete the season with just one defeat and seven victories, which is remarkable considering we only got promoted last year. It’s bringing back memories of Forest winning Division 1 at the first attempt; well it will for some of us.
Anyway, well done to the team who were helped by Anthony Wagstaff returning and Danny Yates’ first appearance. Danny was last off and came in with a 4&3 win to secure the match.
Alex Clarricoates and Charlie Lager both won their matches, Charlie Bentley, played below par, but came up against a storm of birdies and eagles. There was much merriment later at Hooters Bar in Nottingham, official sponsors of Charlie Lager’s brollie.”
Thanks to the caddies and supporters once again.
Tom Bean Sets the Course Record
I hope the 61 members who played in the Black Monday competition this week enjoyed the new challenge. There were more risk and reward shots and the trees and bunkers were more challenging on certain holes. The CSS was the same as the SSS of 66, and only 5 players played below par. Most notable was Tom Bean's Gross 62, Net 63 which sets the course record. Best Net on countback was John Barcas with 63 playing off 22, showing that the Black Tees are scorable for players at both ends of the Handicap range.
I may have been a bit ambitious making the 12th a par 3, but whatever it is, it doesn't alter a medal score or handicaps. We'll have to review that one over a few rounds. There were no birdies, 4 pars and 31 bogeys and it was the toughest hole. If it had been a par 4 it would have been about stroke 12.
Holes 9, 10 and 18 produced the most birdies, but it was interesting that there were no eagles recorded on any hole.
If incoming Captain Sean is in agreement, we shall play the course once a quarter