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Reports on anything going on at the club.

Captain’s log: Another quiet month!

So fresh from the drive-in Captain and Vice are up for their next challenge – bring on Wilson and Lovney.  After a really tight match on the front 9 (not) Captain and Vice only lost 6&5 and to their credit Lovney and Wilson barely mentioned it at all throughout the round or afterwards!  Whilst the hammering was justified Captain and Vice managed to win the back 9 and the birdie count to end up not losing any money!  We might have mentioned that!

Next up was the match of the season so far – Charlton and Risby.  Throughout last year Dickie and me could not beat them so I was determined to do so this time.  What an extraordinary match it was with 3 out of the 4 players featuring in the top 3 of the medal competition overall – net scores of 67, 69 and 70.  Eagles and birdies galore, great banter – the scores went backwards and forwards throughout but Captain and Vice prevailed with a whopping £9 going into the Captain’s charity as a result.

The following week Captain and Vice had a trial separation so Major could attend a 6 day wedding event!

Welcome Event

Next up was the Captain’s welcome event at East Herts golf club – thank you all for coming along to the event and a big thanks to my PA Gary Knight for organising it.  With just one unfortunate drop out on the day 23 players went out into the misty lands of Buntingford to try and claim the day’s glory.  After hitting the first tree off the first tee I did not have high hopes for my round but thankfully I ended up scoring a birdie out of the bunker on the last to ensure my golfing day ended well.  Well done to Lovney and Knight for the best scores on the day and to Hall and Charsley for the NTP awards – all of you kindly donated your winnings to the Captain’s charity to the tune of £95 – thank you!  The food and drink provided was excellent and I look forward to going back there at some point in the spring/summer for a cheeky round if anybody fancies it with me.

Stags

On that very same day – already full of cottage pie and apple crumble Captain and Vice crowbar’d themselves into their best dinner suits to attend the Gentlemen’s Stag Dinner at REFGC to support their new captain Gareth Davis.  5 courses later (and a few glasses of something nice) and we were fit to burst!  The magical entertainment provided was excellent and gives us an option for our Dinner Dance next year – to be discussed at next committee.  Thank you Gareth for your invite and company and to your Vice Ron too.

Something Different

The weekend golf was something a bit different for us all in that we ran a team competition based upon best 2 stableford scores on each hole, aggregate scores on the par 3’s.  With a little bit of re-jigging to accommodate the 3-balls we managed to get the rules clear and this well attended friendly competition was thoroughly enjoyed and by pure coincidence the Captain’s team of Rymer, Risby and Parnell came out victorious with a cracking score of 98 points.  3 other teams (2 3-balls) came in second with 92 points.  We will be running new comps like these in the New Year instead of Dev Stablefords until the full season starts again in April.

Last up for the month for Captain and Vice was Bandit Parnell and Ralgex Smith.  Having got off to a winning start everything looked comfortable for Captain and Vice with some good scoring and the front 9 was taken.  Unfortunately Captain and Vice forgot that Bandit Parnell gets 300 shots and he used every one of them to steal the last 2 holes and take the overall match.  Ralgex Smith came alive on the back 9 too, particularly after the sun came over the yardarm….. well played Gents.

So Captain and Vice have 1 win and 3 defeats to their name so far – work to be done to restore some pride in December starting this weekend!

Other news and Events Update

I have sent out an email regarding needing more names for the Texas Scramble on December 15th so please can anybody else who can play let me know ASAP.  For the quiz on that same day please make sure that Bryan knows that you are coming and what your food order is please.

The next key event is our New Years Party on January 26th – Major will be reaching out to everybody to get provisional numbers – tickets will follow.  We will be having an 80’s theme so a chance to dress like you used to – or still do in some cases!

Thank you for reading!

Captain Margrave

£75 New Members Special Offer

Chingford Golf Club is pleased to offer a new members special deal.

For the first year of membership new members will pay only £75 for their first year of membership.

This will bring all the advantages of club membership including an official handicap, weekly competitions, the chance of representing the club as well as the free option of the Essex Golf Union Inter County Card 2018.

Like all other members, people joining on this scheme will still pay their green fees separately to the Pro Shop on a pay-as-you-play basis.

For further information please email info@chingfordgolfclub.org.uk

Prize Evening: Sundhu Triumphant

Following the postponement due to the “Beast from the East” and despite the reappearance of arctic conditions Prize Evening drew a good crowd on Friday 16th march.

That other “Beast from the East”, Major Sundhu, carried off most prizes this year.  Other frequent appearances beside captain Richard Charsley were the new club champ Gary Middleton and Daniel Greenwood.

The COBs were represented by Steve Hall and Bill McEwan who rolled back the years to snap up individual and pairs prizes.

Here are some photos.  There is only one photo of Major to spare those of a nervous disposition.

Rymer Nabs President’s Day Trophy

With fine weather and a good turn-out President’s Day lived up to expectations.  Terry “Lucky” Rymer made off with the trophy with the second best card.

The President himself made the best score of 39 but with that noble modesty for which he is justly renowned (and his arm twisted up his back) he declined the prize.  Terry was best of the rest with 38.

Jon Margrave took second with 36 on count-back and Bob Whitehall was third.  Bill McEwan won nearest the pin on the third and Kevin O’Donoghue on the seventh.

Greg Anstey claimed nearest the pin on thirteenth but was denied the prize on the grounds that the President forgot to put out the marker.  “My only decent shot of the day,” said the rueful Greg.

Major Aces Thirteenth

Here we see Major Sundhu retrieving this ball from the 13th hole.  This was during the development stableford on Sunday 29th October.

Everyone in the bar was treated to a drink afterward.  “Luckily there was only a dozen people in the club,” said our hero.  The first time he did it was on Captain’s Away Day at a course in Kent.  The bar bill was bigger that time.

This is his third hole-in-one.  Can anyone beat that record?

New Captain Hits the Fairway

New captain Dickie Charsley got his year off to a great start.  He hit a fine drive with the ancient club out of dubious lie.  His friends and fellow members arrived in large numbers to join in the celebrations.  And the speeches, prizes and bangers and mash went down a treat.

Here’s Dickie looking the part on the first tee:

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And the celebrations:

Captain’s Blog

From our captain.

Dear Members and Guests of CGC,

Firstly I must apologise for not updating the Captain’s Blog more frequently. It has been a busy year for me  and  I cannot believe it is August already.

Captain’s Day

Captain’s Home Day in July was well supported. If anyone has any photos of the day I would appreciate if you could send them to me. It was good to see Tiger Burns and Panda Beeson there. And I must congratulate all the winners especially the overall winner Max Lawrence. He had a fantastic round of level par scoring him 45pts. It was good to see ex-captains Dicky Rawles and Alan Miles coming 2nd and 3rd also.  Congrats to Paul Beeson who won the Guest  Comp.

Jimmy Hobley's Captain's Day outfit

Golf

Captain and Vice  have had a reasonably good year  having lost just three matches. We are still in the Shelton at the semi- final stage.

Last year, we reached the final of the NAPGC Clapham Common. Unfortunately, this year, we were beaten before the Regional Final. So back to the drawing board for Dick next year.

The COB’s just have one match left to play at Ilford GC on 30th August. So if you are old enough and want to play please let myself or Greg Harper know. There will be a sheet  on the board in the changing room.  So far we have won all the home fixtures and lost all the aways ones.  Looks like a pattern!

Please make sure you arrange you Knock Out competition matches. We are getting to holiday time and this can mean some dates slip behind time. Steve Durman will not hesitate to DQ you if you haven’t tried to get the match played. So be warned!

Dates

Just a reminder of what is still to come for 2017.

Captains Away Day at Dyrham Park Golf Club on Friday 25th August.  If you haven’t already please put your name on the sheet at the clubhouse

CGC Annual Dinner and Dance is again being hosted by Theydon Bois GC ( October 7th).

That’s it for now Let me know if there’s anything you guys would like included in future blogs. We will try and accommodate all legal requests.

Thank you,

Kevin