I've got good news for all those people, including me, who have to book a tee time at the inconvenient, not to mention unearthly, time of 7.30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Well I can tell you that we are about to change it to 7.30 p.m., still on Thursdays. I am aware that some of you still go to work, so I'm hoping this will be better for you. I'll keep you posted but we hope to get this going at the beginning of March.
13 hardy souls turned up for the four-ball draw last Sunday on what was a cold winter's day. I played with Danny (only another 7 months Danny!) and we came third – out of four! Our President, Nigel Hunnisett, and his team of Ian Lanario and Martin Dunnett came home the winners with 79 points, and the Vice-Captain, Ray Ripsher, ably assisted by Varney Christofi and Dave Krouse, were runners-up, just 1 point adrift.
Saturday was a miserable day so I gave it a miss. Yes, I know, I'm a wimp! Despite the conditions, James Chard scored a magnificent 42 points (how do these people do it?) to win division 1, four points clear of Andy Garrad who scored 38. Andy Gerrard (confusing isn't it) won the 2nd division with 36 points, two points ahead of Richard Paterson. Still no movement at the top of the Winter League so I'm not going to mention who's still leading. As I keep telling you, there's still time, six weeks in fact.
Annual Dinner Dance
I've written to you all about the Annual Dinner Dance on 17th March. It will be a black tie affair and we've kept the price at £50.00, as it was last year.
Dates for your Diary
9th February. Gourmet burgers and bangers evening. Yes, that's this Friday!
11th February. Music Sunday Lunch.
16th February. Mexican themed buffet.
2nd March. Live music, featuring the Protocols, and a curry.
11th March. Mothers Day lunch.
Finally, a reminder about the Captain's lake. If you dunk your ball then please donate £1 to the Captain's charity, Diabetes UK. Having said that, please don't think you have to put a ball in the lake to donate! You really don't need to be walking round with all that loose change in your pocket – stick it in the jar. Oh, and by the way, a message to whoever put the 10 Turkish Lire note in the charity jar, it turns out that it's not even legal tender!
Speak next week