Captain's Newsletter July / August 2018

This has been a summer to remember so far with sunny days and record temperatures, the warmest June since 2015, July the hottest since 1976 and despite a day or two of welcome rain, temperatures creeping back up again as we enter August.

Some of the scores on the golfing front have been excellent during July with the Mackintosh Cup the Presidents Vets Prize and the Presidents Prize being held and a brilliant weekend away for our internal societies the Ramblers and BOGS at Tudor Park seeing scores up to and over 40 points for the winners in all the competitions. The 21 Trophy was held on the one of the only days it rained and saw an excellent score of net 60 for Enzo but many not able to cope with the rain, seeing a glut of NR's being recorded and many well below par.

The VETS league is hotting up again, One game to go with Bexleyheath finding themselves in First place only 1 point ahead of the field after a great win at Sidcup coming away with 6 points on Tuesday 7th August. Shooters Hill play here on Friday 10th August in our last game. If we win by 10 points the title will be ours again, otherwise a win with fewer points will leave us in the lap of the Gods as Shooters Hill have a game in hand against Sidcup and Dartford also with a game in hand play Lullingstone.

Almost all of the Golf Clubs in Kent now have a smoking ban as the dry weather continues. A fire on our own course on Monday morning 6th August was a stark reminder to us all of how risky it is to smoke on the course at the moment and how dry the grass and surrounding shrubs and trees are. Our own smoking ban continues and will only be lifted once we have substantial rainfall and the committee decides it is safe enough.

My Charity Day was a day Linda and I will never forget especially the generosity you the members have in your raffle, auction and money donations you gave in aid of Evergreen Care. A very special thanks to James Bishop for his generosity in supplying some great golfing auction items and staying out on the second tee all day in the heat raising £345 with “beat the pro challenge” The support we had from Julie and the ladies in organising the day and the raffle, the catering and the bar staff was more than appreciated,. Liam entertained us with his fantastic brand of comedy and also ran the auction. We ended the day dancing and singing along with Andy Robertson. A great day and a great night with 100 people attending for the evenings festivities. Thank you all for your wonderful support.

Captains Week is nearly upon us as it starts on Tuesday14th August with the Veterans Captains prize. If you are over 60 please enter, the list is up in the Lobby and this year in line with the Presidents week we had recently, the winner of the VETS Prize can also win the Men's prize.

Wednesday afternoon/Evening will be Captain v Vice Captains team, play with whoever you want and treat it like a normal Wednesday paying your £2 when handing in your card, just enter your name on the sheet of which team you want to play for before you go out (no entry charge for this bit) and we will add up the stableford scores to see which team wins. The losing team will be requested to donate to my charity. The winning team will receive a pro V1 golf ball each.
Thursday is a Ramblers Day playing for the Smith Cup & Tankard at Parkwood and I will be there as Rajinder's guest and add some additional prizes for the winners.
Saturday is the Ladies Captains Prize and Linda and I look forward to treating the Ladies to tea and Cakes and presenting the Prizes.

Sunday 19th August is the Captains Prize where there will be a stop halfway for a bacon, egg or sausage bap, a coffee and a nip of whiskey or brandy. Finer details on the sheets in the lobby.

Happy Golfing
Captain Tony
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28.08.2018 09:17
The Smoking Ban has been lifted, we would as that you take great care when discarding