Captain's Announcements - 30/03/18
Captain's Announcements – Week ending 30/03/18
It was nice to get a glimpse of spring at the weekend, even though it was cruelly snatched from us, and the bank holiday weekend looks to be a wash out. Where is global warming when you need it?
I start by announcing a fantastic achievement by our own Jenny Benge, who last weekend ran a half marathon raising around £500 for the Lady Captain's charity, the Alzheimer's society. Jenny ran it in just 2 hours and 5 minutes; I'd struggle to drive it in that time! She has promised to run another later in the year for my charity, Diabetes UK. Don't forget you can give to either charity by going to the Captains' pages – or stick a fiver in the charity boxes on the bar. Well done Jenny.
Graham and I started on the quest to get a new watering system more than seven years ago, so it is satisfying for us to see that at long last it has been installed. There is some snagging still to be done and, as soon as the weather improves and we begin to get some growth, the reinstatement of the disturbed areas will be carried out. The mounds where the pipes have been installed will be rolled flat and the bare patches will be seeded. This should take little more than a week but, as I say, cannot be effectively carried out until we have better weather.
Congratulations to that inimitable quiz team The Boss who last Friday won Mike Clarke's quiz league. The team consists of Norman Carey, Mick Boss and his wife Maggie, Chris Hollins and his wife Freda, David Salt and his wife Barbara, and their guest Alison. I'm told this is the first time they have won, so well done to them all.
While I'm talking about quizzes, you might like to know that the Lady Captain is organising a quiz on 3rd May at 1.00 p.m. Cost is £7.50 per head, the proceeds again going to the Alzheimer's Society. It is open to everyone, even men I'm told.
A pair of Neals won the Holm Oak Trophy on Saturday; Neal Avent and Neil Hurst scored 44 points, beating Ian Lanario and Ethan Cameron on count back. Well done to them in what is our only four-ball better ball stableford competition.
Winter Knock-out results. Varney Christofi and Graham Evans won the Greensome Goblets final beating Martyn Lainchbury and John Hayes. The Edgar Collar has still to be played.
The first mixed foursomes competition of the year will be held on Bank holiday Monday, the 2nd April. This is the Brasted Trophy, presented by Mr and Mrs Doug Brasted in 1968. There's still room if you want to play. If you need a partner please speak to Mark Stevens or Janet Connor. Sign up on the board in the George Low bar.
You are running out of time to get your name down for the summer competitions so please don't dither. Entries can be made up until midnight on the 4th April, that's next Wednesday. Entries can be made on the PSI machines or the V1 Hub. Please see Danny if you are having difficulties.
We have organised an 'alliance' competition for St George's Day on 20th April (yes, I know it's really the 23rd April). The competition requires teams of 4 (though if you only have 3 I'm sure we can accommodate you) in which all scores count on the par 3's, three on the par 4's and two on the par 5's. At £10 a team it sounds a bit of fun. Put you name down in the George Low bar. The evening begins with a buffet in the main bar followed by dancing to The Towers of Swing. Please book online or at the club.
Thanks to all those members who have paid their subs, which most have now done. There are only 60 outstanding but there's still two days to go.
We have two new members this week. Many of you will remember Alan Williams who is rejoining as a Lifestyle member and Ahmet Bozdemir who is also coming on the Lifestyle. A warm welcome to them both.
Now, if like me, you are experiencing problems with the V1 hub you need only see Stewart, Danny or Jenny and they will sort it out it out for you. It is usually something to do with having more than one email addresses.
7th April. Seafood Extravaganza.
20th April. St. George's Evening
27th April. Friday Night Live.
7th May. Charity Day.
Finally a disappointing story. Last Saturday John Guiney left four doughnuts in the fridge at the hut for him and his playing partners. By the time they got round to the 13th, however, the doughnuts had mysteriously disappeared. John is rightfully annoyed by this and I can only assume that whoever ate them thought they were left over from some previous event. Items left in the hut are done so at the owner's risk of course but it cannot be assumed that anything in there is available to all. If anyone would like to admit to the deed, a simple apology and perhaps the purchase of replacement buns would, I'm sure, suffice.
It's a medal on Saturday so I hope you're ready. And don't forget the four-ball draw on Sunday.
Speak next week.