Captains Newsletter December 2018

As the year comes to an end and we prepare for Christmas I think we can all look back on what has been a very successful year for Bexleyheath Golf Club in more ways than one. Under our Chairman's professional guidance and John Cowey's diligence with his working team and volunteers we have accomplished the refurbishment of our clubhouse on budget, on time and the finished product looks fantastic and one we can all feel very proud about.

We finally agreed on the addition of two par 5's on the 8th and 17th holes making the majority of members and visitors feel they could finally achieve a par or better on what had been two very difficult holes to even get a point on at times. We will soon have correct stroke indices in place at each tee as well if not done so already as we have taken on board the recommendations made to us last year by the Kent Golf Union and our own members.

Major alterations to several holes/tees have also been made to enable a more playable course in cutting back overgrown shrubs/trees and widening the 2nd/11th tees plus the extension of fairways and cutting back the rough and trimming the underside of our conifers. Scores throughout the summer of 40 plus in a lot of the competitions bore this out. The work in improving our course goes on and a massive thank you must go to the Greens staff and Greens Committee members for their endeavours towards this.

All members have in some way worked towards improving our club be it agreeing and paying the levy, donating and buying raffle tickets, but most importantly continuing to be members, playing in our competitions and supporting our social functions.

On the playing front our Vets came runners up in the Vets League just missing out on retaining first place again as they did last year. We have a strong squad and hopefully John Hubbard can lead the team to more success next year.

At last we will have a new Ladies Captain in Sandra Brace in March 2019 to look forward to. Graham Sadler I am sure will also be a successful Captain for the Men and the Club.

We are a very friendly club but now I believe a more professional club with the Academy working along side us and what has turned into a good catering service as well. Our membership has grown and I believe that trend will continue especially with the Marketing and Advertising the Committee are planning in the New Year. Keeping the catering, the Academy and the membership on board will make sure of that.

So for me personally a good year both on and off the golf course. Next year I look forward to playing again sooner rather than later. On the social side Totally Tina and her dancers was beyond my expectations back in October and my Captain's Last Dance in February next year, which I hope you will all enjoy, will be with our own comedian Liam Smith and Andy Robertson playing that mean guitar of his getting us all dancing again a night not to be missed.

Enjoy your Christmas and hopefully Linda and I will see some of you here at Bexleyheath Golf Club for our New Years Eve celebrations on Monday 31st December 2018.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy Golfing

Captain Tony Bonds

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