A huge thank you to all the members and guests who donated prizes, time, and money to make this year’s charity events such a resounding success.
Graham and Kate
The Vice Captain’s Charity week got off to a wet start (I call that an understatement Ed) on Wednesday but there were 21 brave but very wet competitors for the Stableford competition. Bob Coleman led the way with a very good score of 40 points.
The next event is Friday and a Seniors Stableford is in the morning followed by a Texas Scramble which consists of three competitors per team. This is well subscribed at present and the competition will be followed by Gavin’s quiz which will be altered specifically for the occasion. £250 is the amount on offer for the £50 roll up (the figure is mounting!!) to add an extra ingredient to the evening .
On Saturday there is a Stableford event which is open to Men, Ladies and Juniors and this will be followed by a ‘Melvis’ night which is fully subscribed with over 100 people attending. There will be a ball throwing competition early on in the evening and it will be interesting to see how the ladies fare.3 super prizes will be available for auction on the night including a special painting of the ninth-a water colour painted by our member Julian Richards. There will also be the opportunity for holiday accomodation and a 4 ball at Woburn
On Monday there is a singles Stableford in the morning followed by a 4 Ball combination rumble in the afternoon which typically has always been great fun. The evening will see the draw for the charity car parking as well as the raffle which has over 30 prizes on offer for the lucky people. There is also a further auction and superb luxury accomodation for six people in Europe is on offer as well as the opportunity to play free at several clubs (including Berkhamsted).
The presentation of the composite cheque will be made at about 8.20 and the recipients (Hospice at Home Volunteers) are absolutely delighted to be nominated as the Charity this year and Maureen Kerr and Ian Coulter will be there to receive their cheque and no doubt say a few words of appreciation. The members generous contributions will make a ‘big difference’ to them-particularly in these times of austerity. So Kate and I gratefully thank all those contributors for their generous support.
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On Saturday the 28th August (Melvis Night) the vice captain will be holding a ball throwing competition. Starting at 7.00pm through to 7.30pm all you need to do is throw your Golf Balls (we will supply them) from the balcony to see who gets closest to the pin on the 17th.
£5 per 6 Balls and the winner takes 50% of the fund. The remainder goes to the Hospital at Home Volunteers Charity
Just go out on the balcony for the opportunity to win lots of cash.
Open to members and guests
Ladies is this your chance to beat the fellows?
Why not stay and enjoy the opportunity to win £250 in the £50 Friday roll- up. You only have to be in the clubhouse between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm. for the chance to win and there will be 5 draws –so the chances are high that someone will be lucky on the night!!!
You also have the opportunity to win Gavin’s quiz so after your game why not stay, join other teams if you wish, and possibly collect a significant sum which will help you enjoy the Bank Holiday even more.
On a glorious August afternoon, this was a ‘friendly’ with a real competitive edge to it. It is a strange feeling when you actually want your competitors to play better than you but seeing the juniors play up close does auger well for the future of the section. There were some excellent individual performances all around the course as the juniors drew the attention of the handicaps chair, Dave Price with their sub 60 net scores. Imagine what would have happened if they had played off the yellows!
All in all, a good fun day was had by all. Barry Potter, club president, reflected on the days events at the evening meal. “I will be keen to see more teams enter next year’s event and I promise a more traditional junior fare.
Calling All Ladies!!
Ladies Autumn Meeting is fast approaching, closing date for entries is 25th August 2010 .
Need an entry form? Download a form here