Update from the Captain

Captains Corner September 2017

Well its been three months since my last epistle and so much has gone on in the Club I’m not really sure where to start. So I’ll just mention a few things beginning with June which was a stunningly hot month in general and everyone wore a smile on their face and bought ice-creams from our Pro shop. We started with our annual Members and Guest competition with 36 participants which was won by my Yoga teacher Jacqui and yours truly and yes she has broad shoulders and no we didn't stand on one leg and chant all the way round, before anyone says anything. But yes she has improved my golf and the special 3 sessions she did for us later under the banner Yoga for Golfers was very well attended and much appreciated. June’s golfing events = 30.

Our Italian restaurant evening was fully booked, the food was amazing and we all had a terrific time finishing with a glass of grappa for those who were brave enough. For those of you who did not imbibe I blame you for my headache the next day. Though it was our last dining event we did also have a charity Ladies cream tea with everyone saying that Neil’s scones were just scrumptiously fantastic and £398 was raised for Breast Cancer Care - many thanks ladies.

The AmAm, the awesomely supported event hosted by Bishopswood Golf Course was in August with Management presenting my charity with a cheque for £1,000 and amazingly Barclays Bank matched this amount, via the auspices of our Treasurer Nick. Many, many thanks to all of you. Now perhaps the most humbling event for me was the great Charity Walk from Henley on Thames to Bishopswood organised by our pro. Steve Ward. It was nearly 29 miles and 18 of us survived the journey who together with stupendous supporters raised over £2,000. What a group of people you all are. Golf events played in July = 28.

August was busy, to say the least, and from a personal viewpoint contained another highlight of the year being the Captain’s weekend. Saturday saw a magnificent turn-out of 96 golfers with the winners being our Ben (behind the bar Ben) and the Boss Kevin Pickett. On Sunday the Captain’s team absolutely thrashed the Past Captains, well that’s the way I’m going to remember it as anyway. Next year I’ve got to be a turncoat, but it’s “the taking part” bit that matters - Yeah right!

On the social side we had a ‘blast from the past’ with our quiz night hosted by Martin Smith and the second of our Golfer v. Non-golfer afternoons which once again managed to make some of us golfers feel somewhat inadequate on the putting front. Golf events played in August = 26.

With the Seniors Invitation and our two major Opens now concluded we have received numerous plaudits for how well they ran and what enjoyable days people had so many thanks again to our wonderful section heads and organisers.

Forth coming events:
30th September Bishopswood hosting County Juniors match

7th October End of season pairs
11th October Quiz night
12th October Seniors v Ladies
18th October Seniors EOS stableford
24th October Ladies EOS stableford
27th & 28th October Club Player of the Year

1st November start of Winter Eclectic
18th November Captains Dinner
30th November AGM
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