Captain's Weekend

"We are in the middle of the busiest time of the golfing year. Last week we had the Open Am-Am, followed by my Away Day to Gog Magog, and then on the Sunday, it was the Captain's Day competition. So firstly, may I thank all of you who contributed to running the Am-Am, we had many compliments both about the club and the course, this will ensure a strong entry next year. My away day to Gog Magog was a great day out. Lee Mellors won the individual prize with Jason Gilman, Robbo and Mally getting the team prize. A good boozy day, some of us managed to get a quick nap on the way home, and you may have seen evidence of some misdemeanors by the Cooperman. Many thanks to all who took part, I am now looking forward to Sean's big day at Luffenham Heath.
On Sunday, I was overwhelmed by the goodwill I received from everybody it really made my day. I need to thank my wife Jane and the ladies who looked after the halfway house and for the members generosity in raising £214 for charity. Well done to all of the prize winners and particularly to Ian Doran who won the first prize (and forgot to take it home with him), his words of thanks were well received. I hope Sue Burns has as much enjoyment at her Ladies Captain Day on Tuesday as I did.

The Scratch Team continue to do well, and a win tonight at Radcliffe might just take them to the top of the league. It will be worth the short trip over there to support them.
The over seventies play for the Old boys Bowl on Wednesday, last year's winner was John Hunt who won on countback from Fred Bower; you will notice the new honours board in the clubhouse.
The next general club competition is the Rayner Trophy which will be a Stableford for the first time this year. Don't look in the cabinet for the trophy,the Rayner Trophy is the wooden shafted putter on display above the cabinets with the medals hanging from it.
Next Sunday is the Oldham Cup, which this year is at Skegness. This is an annual match played by Club Officials, Directors and Committee Members against Seacroft Golf Club and is in it's 76th year. The cup was presented by J E Oldham in 1931. The matches are always played in a generous spirit.
The following week is the dreaded Dawn Patrol, it's not easy for most of our members to get to bed early on Friday nights ! Results normally reflect this.
Finally, our Men's Interclub foursomes teams are playing against Notts at Norwood park next Monday 7th at 4pm in the quarter finals."