John Clark celebrated his 80th birthday by bringing in this stunning golf-themed birthday cake. After the Wednesday swindle he applied the knife to the work of art and shared it out in the clubhouse. Continue reading Happy Birthday, John→
A good crowd gathered at the club on Friday night to cheer this year’s prize winners.
Those frequently called to the front to shake hands with captain Steve Durman were Steve Doherty, along with Terry Rymer and Dick Charsley. Paul Lovney also seemed to pick up lots of prizes as well as lots of admiring comments about his fashionable leisure wear.
Terry won the Scratch and the Grand Prix while Luvvers won the Senior K.O. Major won the Truman and Mark Arkell took the Junior. Charlie Durman accepted the Archie Downs Trophy by video link from 3000-plus miles away. must be a first.
Following the difficulties we had raising a side in 2014 there it was thought likely that the COBs matches against other clubs would end. However, following a poll of members, there was enough support for us to carry on with a reduced fixture list.
The matches arranges will be as follows:
Wed 22 April – Epping – Home
Wed 6 May – Manor of Groves – Away
Tues 26 May – Epping – Away
Wed 17 Jun – Manor of Groves – Home
Wed 5 Aug – Ilford – Home
Wed 2 Sept – Ilford – Away
MAKE A NOTE OF THESE DATES – WE WILL NEED YOUR SUPPORT
COBs Christmas Tournament
Fifteen members were on parade to contest the COBs Trophy on Wednesday 17 December. A number of other members joined us at the clubhouse for refreshments afterwards. The organisers, Bill McEwan and Brian Money, did a great job and were thanked by all present.
After Peter Lawrence putted out with great style and Steve Durman drove in, everyone returned to the clubhouse. The new era was launched by the new vice and captain who reassured members that the club would be safe in their hands. The new era began when the official with responsibility for measuring the captain’s drive pocketed first prize in the sweep.
A dozen or so Chingford members took part in the Charity Golf Day on Friday. £2350 was collected for Sport Aid. No one wore red and David Warren got a special mention as the participant who has worn red at Chingford over most years. Continue reading No More Red→
After heavy rain, the 14th had water pooling all along the back edge of the putting surface. Dick Rawles ball had come to rest on the green but in the water. His nearest point of relief was clearly off the green but this meant he would now have to chip the ball over the water on the green to the hole. So that’s tough right because you don’t get relief from casual water on the green if you are off the green? Well not if you have dropped from the green! You are entitled to a dry area to drop and a dry line to the hole even if your nearest point is off the green! Remember this rule, especially right now it may save you a shot and some grief. TR.