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
We had a new venue at Frilford Heath’s green course. It was a very sunny and pleasant day with only the occasional blustery shower. With the course in excellent conditions and a Par and SSS of 69 most pairs were hopeful of achieving 36 points. Many did but the average over the 36 pairs was 35! Best score was 44 points by Gary Middleton and Alan Risby from Chingford. The pace of play was excellent with pairs coming in one after another with no gaps – well done all.
The results could not have been better I they had been script written with Ruislip 11 points ahead of Basildon after two pairs. Basildon chipped away at the deficit and after 5 pairs their team was a point ahead and with last pairing containing the sixth pairs from Ruislip and Basildon we were set for a cliff hanger finish. Basildon held their nerve to win with 222 points with Ruislip winning the Ellis Cup with 217 points.
Thanks to referee, Tony Zendle and starter, Colin Ballantyne. Admin back up was provided by Kathy Maloney and my wife Jane thus ensuring the day ran so smoothly.
Ed Mitchell, NAPGC Secretary
Clapham Common Organiser
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
Despite the weather trying it’s hardest to dampen the CGC spirits the support yet again was in adbundance for my home day and a great day it turned out to be.
A change of format this year allowed me as Captain to play at least two holes with each of the eight groups, giving me the opportunity to personally thank each and everyone of you for turning out on my special day.
We had no less than nineteen previous CGC Captains playing on the day which was fantastic and shows the respect amongst our members for the current Club Captain.
The prize giving afterwards gave me the chance to take the mickey out of a few of our members who took the ribbing well.
The days winner was Peter Steward with a very creditable 39 points bearing in mind Peter “blobbed” one of the holes I played with him!
Next up is our away day at Brook- mans Park so I look forward to seeing you there.
Winners as follows:
Nearest the pin winners were Charlie Durman, Simon Bell and Greg Harper.
Nearest the 12th in two was Gary Knight.
Longest drive down 14 was Simon Bell.
Winning team – Paul Wilson, Peter Steward, Simon Bell and Dick Rawles.
Furthest from the winner was Andy Rodgers.
Third place was Don Johnson, second place was Major Sundhu and first place went to Peter Steward.
Here are the snaps:
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
A cold north wind buffeted the course on Friday the thirteenth but it proved not to be an ill-wind for Chinford Seniors. A convincing 7-4 victory sees the Wrinklies through to the last sixteen of the competition. Continue reading Chingford through to last sixteen of Essex Seniors
Congratulations to the Chingford Seniors team which beat Epping G.C. 9-2 on 30 March. Continue reading Essex Senior Team Knock Out 2016
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