An enthusiastic crowd gathered by the eighteenth green on Sunday to see Paul Lovney putt out and Kevin O’Donoghue drive in. Continue reading Captain’s Drive-In
Saturday October 8th saw my finale as your 2016 Club Captain and I’m pleased to say the feedback suggests it was a resounding success. Continue reading Annual Dinner Dance
Here is the text of captain Paul’s speech at the end of the Forest Cup delivered through clenched teeth:
President Brian, Captain Ian, Captain Steve, Vice Captain Kevin, Royal Epping, Woodford, Guild Hall and Chingford teams, welcome to CGC Club and to this year’s Forest Cup Event.
I hope you have enjoyed the food served to us throughout the day and I trust our hospitality here at Chingford will see no written complaints from any of your Club Secretaries in the weeks to come.
Before we announce today’s result could I take this opportunity to thank a few individuals from CGC. Firstly a big thank you to our President Bryan and members of our Golf Committee for all their hard work In putting today’s event together. In particular I would personally like to thank our Secretary Kevin who took on a number of roles which included contacting all the team captains, putting together the scoring system, liaising with our caterers and organising the welcoming pastries, tea and coffee.
A big thank you to our Past President Mr John Clark who took on the thankless task of checking and controlling the scorecards throughout the day and, despite our best attempts to unnerve him with a missing card which threaten to cause havoc on today’s outcome, John took it all in his stride and completed a professional job as he has done on numerous occasions.
Thank you John.
Can I thank the CGC Forest Cup squad for how they have conducted themselves amongst our guests today whilst still giving their all, regardless of just falling short in taking todays spoils. I’m proud of your efforts and so thank you.
Well done to Dan Ashelford from the Epping for scoring a magnificent 44 points playing off a handicap of 17. I will personally be delivering your card to the Epping golf committee tonight and we all look forward to seeing you playing off 5 from next week!
That’s a superb score out there in today’s conditions, so well done Dan.
Finally I’m sure I can speak for everyone in the room when I say good luck to Captain Ian and his Theydon Bois squad when they tee off in tomorrow’s Norman Plum Final. I believe it will be held at Bentley, so best of luck guys.
So to the results and in reverse order:
The Guildhall finished with 222
Woodford with 227
Theydon Bois with 254
Chingford with 255
Which means this years winners are The Royal Epping GC with, I have to say, an excellent combined points total of 276 points. And so it gives me great pleasure as the Captain of CGC to present the winning team’s, Captain Mr Jeff Evans, with the Forest Cup Trophy.
Dear Members, Friends and Guests,
Just a quick thank you to everyone who supported me on my Captains away day at Brookmans Park yesterday.
From the kind emails I’ve have received since, coupled with the many positive comments throughout yesterday, I think we can say the venue choice was a resounding success. Continue reading Captain’s Away Day
Just a quick note to let you know that your fellow CGC members completed their 7k Nuclear Mud Run today in style.
I would like to personally thank Steve Durman, Steve Bundy, Michael Johnson, Jon Margrave, Mark Arkell and two close friends of Mark and Michael (Chris and Luke) for their efforts these past few weeks in preparation for today. Continue reading CGC Mudlarks Triumph
My year as Club Captain is now in full swing and already we are entering its second quarter, time does go fast in this role but I’m really enjoying it.
First up can I introduce Daniel Greenwood as a new member to our Golf Club. Continue reading Captain’s Spring Blog
Happy New Year and here’s to a great season in 2016.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who attended last weekends New Year Party at the Club. The feedback has been extremely positive and personally I was chuffed with how it turned out.
We had over ninety people enjoying themselves with still over fifty of them not wanting to leave by the finish time of 1.00 am. Continue reading Captain’s New Year Blog
Merry Christmas to all members and guests of CGC.
Thank you to all of you who supported our recent Christmas dinner and Christmas Quiz night.
A massive thanks to Nicky and her catering team who as always didn’t disappoint when it came to our three course meal. Continue reading Captain’s Christmas Blog
Dear Members and Guests of CGC,
Firstly a big thank you to all of you who came out and supported Steve as he finished his Captaincy by putting out (eventually) and then having to watch me smash my drive a whopping 101 metres!
By my own high standards of organisation I have got off to a slow start by forgetting the cheese and biscuits for the weekend players twice in the first five weeks but I’m getting into the swing of things now and for the past two weeks there has been a choice of mild or mature cheddar which seems to have gone down well (fussy lot those Sunday boys). Continue reading Captain’s Blog
Ok apologies everyone for the delay in reporting but in my defence I have had the busiest summer in living memory culminating in remarrying my beautiful wife Denise. Anyway enough excuses let’s see what’s been going on….. Continue reading Captain’s Blog: Summer 2015