“Bandit!” was the word that echoed around the clubhouse on Sunday. Nick O’Sullivan had grabbed the prize with 47 points. Continue reading Captain’s Day 2018
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Following the postponement due to the “Beast from the East” and despite the reappearance of arctic conditions Prize Evening drew a good crowd on Friday 16th march.
That other “Beast from the East”, Major Sundhu, carried off most prizes this year. Other frequent appearances beside captain Richard Charsley were the new club champ Gary Middleton and Daniel Greenwood.
The COBs were represented by Steve Hall and Bill McEwan who rolled back the years to snap up individual and pairs prizes.
Here are some photos. There is only one photo of Major to spare those of a nervous disposition.
With fine weather and a good turn-out President’s Day lived up to expectations. Terry “Lucky” Rymer made off with the trophy with the second best card.
The President himself made the best score of 39 but with that noble modesty for which he is justly renowned (and his arm twisted up his back) he declined the prize. Terry was best of the rest with 38.
Jon Margrave took second with 36 on count-back and Bob Whitehall was third. Bill McEwan won nearest the pin on the third and Kevin O’Donoghue on the seventh.
Greg Anstey claimed nearest the pin on thirteenth but was denied the prize on the grounds that the President forgot to put out the marker. “My only decent shot of the day,” said the rueful Greg.
Here we see Major Sundhu retrieving this ball from the 13th hole. This was during the development stableford on Sunday 29th October.
Everyone in the bar was treated to a drink afterward. “Luckily there was only a dozen people in the club,” said our hero. The first time he did it was on Captain’s Away Day at a course in Kent. The bar bill was bigger that time.
This is his third hole-in-one. Can anyone beat that record?
New captain Dickie Charsley got his year off to a great start. He hit a fine drive with the ancient club out of dubious lie. His friends and fellow members arrived in large numbers to join in the celebrations. And the speeches, prizes and bangers and mash went down a treat.
Here’s Dickie looking the part on the first tee:
And the celebrations:
From our captain.
Dear Members and Guests of CGC,
Firstly I must apologise for not updating the Captain’s Blog more frequently. It has been a busy year for me and I cannot believe it is August already.
Captain’s Home Day in July was well supported. If anyone has any photos of the day I would appreciate if you could send them to me. It was good to see Tiger Burns and Panda Beeson there. And I must congratulate all the winners especially the overall winner Max Lawrence. He had a fantastic round of level par scoring him 45pts. It was good to see ex-captains Dicky Rawles and Alan Miles coming 2nd and 3rd also. Congrats to Paul Beeson who won the Guest Comp.
Captain and Vice have had a reasonably good year having lost just three matches. We are still in the Shelton at the semi- final stage.
Last year, we reached the final of the NAPGC Clapham Common. Unfortunately, this year, we were beaten before the Regional Final. So back to the drawing board for Dick next year.
The COB’s just have one match left to play at Ilford GC on 30th August. So if you are old enough and want to play please let myself or Greg Harper know. There will be a sheet on the board in the changing room. So far we have won all the home fixtures and lost all the aways ones. Looks like a pattern!
Please make sure you arrange you Knock Out competition matches. We are getting to holiday time and this can mean some dates slip behind time. Steve Durman will not hesitate to DQ you if you haven’t tried to get the match played. So be warned!
Just a reminder of what is still to come for 2017.
Captains Away Day at Dyrham Park Golf Club on Friday 25th August. If you haven’t already please put your name on the sheet at the clubhouse
CGC Annual Dinner and Dance is again being hosted by Theydon Bois GC ( October 7th).
That’s it for now Let me know if there’s anything you guys would like included in future blogs. We will try and accommodate all legal requests.
At the 20117 Prize Evening messrs Rymer and Johnson led the charge with the captain causing confusion with the handshaking arrangements on a number of occasions. Continue reading Prize Night: Burnsie blesses the faithful
Wow, I cannot believe it is January 2017 already, as it only seems to me that last week I was trying to “Drive In” as the new captain from the sand brick that Richard Charsley had built for me and enabling a 26 metre drive!
CHANGES AT THE TOP
Peter Lawrence has stepped down from the Committee after 3 years diligent service and I am sure all the members will agree that Peter was a good Captain and committee member. Thanks very much Peter.
Our immediate past Captain Paul Lovney has moved on to the “House and Bar” committee and will bring a lot of fresh ideas to the role
Thank you to all the past and current Committee members and I look forward to working with you over this coming season.
Captain and Vice have had a three match winning streak and remain unbeaten in 2017 after a shaky start of losing our first two matches.
This year we entered 3 teams into the Gordon Forester but unfortunately have already had 2 teams knocked out. However myself, vice- captain, Paul Wilson and Jimmy Hobley are still flying the flag and we have to play Basildon in the next round in February.
Please let Richard Charsley or I have any pictures you take on or off the course so that we can add them to the home page, ideally we would like to update all the images on a monthly basis, COBS that includes you please.
Just like last year’s Captain and Vice, Richard and I are pretty organised so here are some dates to place in your diary. If I give them to you this early in the season and you can’t make it then you definitely don’t like me.
New Year’s Party is Saturday January 28th, 8 till late, tickets all sold out!!
Friday March 3rd is our presentation night, always a popular night but please try and make the effort for the winners. It’s always nice to pick up a trophy in front of a full house.
Captains Home Day ( Sunday June 25th), and this year’s Dinner and Dance is again being hosted by Theydon Bois GC ( October 7th). Captain’s Away Day to be confirmed
That’s it for now, let me know if there’s anything you guys would like included in future blogs and we will try and accommodate them.