Update from the Captain

June 2017

My gosh doesn’t time fly! It’s already month 7 of my Captaincy and it literally only seemed a few weeks ago when I took on this terrific post. I’ve not had one attempted suicide from the committee, yet, although I think Mr Secretary has thought about it a couple of times. The entire committee, section heads and Kevin team have been really helpful and hard working, so a huge thanks to them all.

I’ve tried lots of new ideas this year with the bi monthly quizzes and themed dining evenings playing to a full house. Please note that if you have some friends who you think would enjoy any of these they will be more than welcome. Even the line dancing evening went brilliantly (I can’t line dance) with lots of laughs with the men showing the ladies on how it should be done. NOT.

For those who missed out on the golfer & non-golfer afternoon, there’s another chance on the 27th August. Hopefully, if the introductory free ‘Yoga for golfers’ session goes well on 1st June, I can turn this into more regular sessions over the summer, so keep your eyes peeled on the TV and notice boards.

Our Ladies section is running like clockwork having played 3 friendlies to date, all away with only one loss and then one good win against Sandford Springs in their Stoneham Cup. The Ladies also ran an amazingly successful Coffee morning on the 23rd May involving 53 players from other Clubs who enjoyed our lovely course and our Bishopswood hospitality. The morning included a stupendous raffle with loads of prizes, and a variety of home crafted goods on sale at the various stalls resulting in a very generous donation of £250 of the money raised raised being given to my charity, Breast Cancer Care. Absolutely brilliant, many, many thanks you lovely Bishopswood Ladies.

The Seniors too are having a great start to the season in only loosing 3 matches out of the staggering 10 matches they have already played. Obviously there’s life in the old dogs yet! It doesn’t end there, in June alone they have another 5 inter-club matches, the Veterans’ Championship and round 2 of the Seniors National Classic. Rock on guys.

The gents section has played nearly as many games the seniors with only loosing 2 out of the 7 played. Also, we are the current holders of the Maplelwood Trophy (think about it) which is the combined scores over our two matches with MApledurham Golf Club.

On a sad note our Lenka has now left us and is flying back to Czech this Saturday. What a lovely lady and I think we will all miss her welcoming smile and soft nature. No longer will we see her tripping gayly across the course so she wouldn’t be late for her shift. Incidentally, she kindly gave me a farewell card addressed to us all thanking us for our kindness to her and offering if ever you are in Czech go look her up, and she meant it.

Finally, many many thanks to all of you for your support, I truly hope you are enjoying your golf and all that this fantastic Golf Club with its associated facilities and social events is providing you with in 2017.

So in the following days in addition to the various inter-club matches, medals and stableford competitions we have:
1st June Free Yoga for Golfers taster session
2nd June - Members & Guests
7th June Quiz night
17th & 18th Championship Weekend
23rd June Italian themed dining
25th June 9 Hole cross country

5th July Seniors Open/Invitation
7th July AM-AM
16th Penson Family Pairs
29th Ladies afternoon cream tea

9th August Quiz
19th August Captains Day
20th August Captains V past Captains
27th August Golfer-Non golfer
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