BERNARD MCHALE CLUB CAPTAIN
Dear Members, the year is flashing past very quickly now, as I write the weather is cold, windy, with plenty of showers, it doesn’t seem that long ago when we had the very hot days in early September. My Captains Charity day and Auction Evening was held in such weather and was a very successful day achieving £4400 towards our chosen charities, I cannot thank you as members enough for making it such a success. All those who have helped throughout the year my gratitude abounds to each and everyone of you.
I know as I write that a good few of you are basking in the sun in various parts of the world, golfing, wish I was out there with you.
I was part of a trip in early September, 16 of us enjoying 4 days of golf, I would like to dispel any rumours you may have heard that I was responsible for getting all 16 of us barred from a Harvester Inn, I was in there and upheld my status and responsibilities of an elected Club Captain..... but.... 5 of us did get barred with all the rest being tarred with the same brush?
Probably why I have not been invited to any of the away trips abroad? But joking aside we had a great trip and I wish all those away at this present time, have a very enjoyable holiday abroad in the sun.
My last trip was a Mixed weekend at Linden Hall, again 16 of us descended on Northumberland, a brilliant place for golf and Spa with an overnight stay. A few did stay up a little later than others singing in the bar and playing snooker, those could easily be spotted at breakfast the next morning.. But you know, what goes off on tour stays on tour!
I must make a mention here regarding the fantastic effort put in by our ladies section at the Macmillan Coffee morning, a huge £1800 was raised on the day, well done all and especially to Jane Murry for organising the event and to all the ladies who baked some delicious cakes and buns. Andy Harrison ran the putting comp on the patio with the winner being Chris Fisher winning the bottle of spirit, well done Andy for helping out on the day.
Last Month (September) we had 1 hole in one and that was Peter Wade Junior, well done on this great achievement and thank you for the drink.
On the 12th of September I attended the Junior Club Championship sponsored by Bob Guard and Guard Holdings and very well run by Kevin O’Neil I followed round a number groups and presented the prizes, I can honestly state that we have some exceptional young players and if we are able to keep these talented youngsters at the club then the club is in good hands for the future.
So the young Championship Golfer of the Year goes to Jack Clements with a gross score of 75. The Nett prize goes to Lincoln Lockwood. Well done to all those who took part.
This last Thursday I was invited to play in the Leeds And District Centenary Presidents Challenge at Waterton, John Tordoff and I represented Waterton GC against the LDUG Centenary President, Geoff Mortimer and past President David Johnson, I was presented with a glass trophy on behalf of our club as being Club Captain in the LDUG Centenary year, this is now held in our trophy cabinet. We had a great round and some good fun, we should all be pleased as members of our club at the outstanding comments bestowed on the club, our facilities our course and clubhouse, with compliments throughout our round and from all others taking part in what was a full card attended by all other LDUG Members. I understand that Kev’s pork pies came in for particular credit.
Well that’s about all for September, my events are getting less and less and time for me to start relaxing but please check out our up and coming events page for the Captains Christmas Diner and Dance Party to be held on December the 4th all details are now on the web site page.
Thanks to all who have contributed this month, thank you.
KAREN WOOLVEN LADIES CAPTAIN
September has been a busy time!
Team matches have been concluded for this year and plans are in place for next year following discussion of results of the survey carried out by Jane Wood. Thank you to Jane and the ladies who responded. We are entering A and ADP teams, with Angie Harris and Fiona Storrier continuing to be Captain and Vice of the A team with Anita Lawson and Lynn Perkin taking on the Captain and Vice of the ADP. Thanks again to all these ladies, as without their enthusiasm and support, these competitions would fold within the club.
AnnoData We had a fantastic run of success in this competition which unfortunately came to a close at the away match against Ganton. Take pride ladies as this is the furthest we have got in this National competition.
Congratulations to Michelle Harrison on winning the August Saturday Medal, Penny East on winning the Milner Trophy and Margaret Dugdill on winning the September Saturday Medal.
Club golf social events have a continued to be enjoyed with the golf and auction day, ladies fun day and mixed weekend away. Thank-you to all those who participated and plenty of photos have been circulated!
A few dates to put in your diaries for the months coming up to Christmas - yes I have mentioned that word! Look out for notices and sign-up sheets in the locker room. Briefly, Ladies Suppers provisionally on Wednesdays
These are provisional at this stage depending on the number who are able to attend, but details will follow.
For those of you in the mood for dancing, as well as eating and good company there is also the Christmas Dinner Dance on Saturday 4th December. Bernard will be releasing details of this nearer the time.
Take care everyone and I may see some of you at The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support this Friday in Eddies bar between 11.00 – 13.00
DAVID HUGHES SENIORS CAPTAIN
The second leg of the Waterstone Cup against Silkstone took place on Monday 13th September. We went into the match 30 points down from the first leg so needed a strong performance to claw back the deficit. We had a strong performance with the 6 teams averaging 42 points each but fell short as Silkstone averaged 44 points, need to call the handicap police!!
The final of the Mike O’Donnell Summer Cup took place on Wednesday 15th September and was won by John Locke on 14 under par narrowly beating Messrs. Croucher, Guard and Maxwell. After 10 rounds John was languishing in 10th place on 2 over and some 12 points behind the leader but rounds of 68 and 70 saw him rocket up the leader board. Well played John.
The Richard Doncaster Autumn Salver starts on Wednesday 29th September and will run for 8 consecutive weeks with the final scheduled for 17th November. The competition is free to enter for all Seniors Section members. In addition an extra competition will run alongside it for weekly prizes at a one off cost of £10, please pay in the pro shop before your first round.
After a gap of 18 months Monday 20th September saw the return of the Seniors Section roll up (despite the name it is open to all members). If you want to play in the roll up book a time between 8:10 and 9:00 but be in Eddie’s bar just before 8:00 for a random draw for playing partners. In doing so you will get to play with a wide selection of members of varying handicaps and playing abilities.
On Friday 24th September the roll up entry fees of £69 were donated to the Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by the Ladies Section.
Stop press - Graham Spencer retained his Seniors Knockout title today (28th September) beating Les Wright 6&5. Graham becomes the first player to win the event twice, not only that but doing so in consecutive years. Well done Graham.
LEWIS TAYLOR JUNIORS CAPTAIN
Congratulations to our Juniors, Junior Captain, Team and Kevin O'Neil who won the division 2 championship this year