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James's Junior Win
James Wilkinson retained his Junior Club Championship on Sunday with a level-par total of 144 after rounds of 70 and 74. Ollie Read (72 + 74) was second and Harry Shepherd (77 + 83) third.
James is the first person to hold the Club Championship and the Junior Club Championship at the same time and is pictured receiving the trophy from vice-Captain Steve Fox.
Rose 'n Thorns Barbeque
Because the field for the Rose 'n Thorns is so big, with tee times from 9am to 3.10pm, there will not be a presentation to the winners on the day.
However, there will be a BBQ served by the Club from 4pm to 8pm, cost £5.50 per head but with no need to buy a ticket in advance.
Will's Endurance Challenge
In his role as Junior Captain, Will Betts is taking part in a one-day event organised by police officers and the Royal Marines in the Cheviot hills, in Northumberland. He has to complete 30 miles in under nine hours, carrying a 30 pound pack.
Please support Will raise money by donating directly to his fundraising page - https://www.justgiving.com/will-betts1
Walking The Wall
Our Captains' Challenge is fast approaching: on September 11th and 12th we will be walking Hadrian's Wall - two days' trekking with two nights' camping (the camping is a challenge in itself)!
Any support we receive by way of sponsorship will be gratefully received: all proceeds will be going to the Captains' Charity, The Alzheimer's Society. You can sponsor us by visiting our joint Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/Jenney-Hollis
Golfer and Non-Golfer Fun Comp, Friday 22 July
16 pairs signed up to play in the Golfer/Non Golfer on Friday, July 22, and a total £88.50 was raised for the Captains' Charity thanks to the very kind donations of their winnings from the winners Dan and Rachel Jackson, who scored 21 points, and Richard (Tricky) Harper (who played with his son, Harry Harper) coming second with 20 points, just beating Jenney and her partner Sophie on countback.
Tricky also scored a hole in one on the 8th, so well done to him. Thank you to all who played.
Get Thinking About Bowling
It's time to think about the annual 'Golfers have a go at Bowling’ night, again organised brilliantly by Helen Dickerson and Jim Walker. This year it's on Friday, August 26, from 6pm at Derby Co-op Bowls and Social Club (directions in the locker room).
Please look out for the notices soon to be in the locker rooms and sign up for a fun evening of bowling helped along by pie and peas. All age groups (and you don’t have to be Branston members to join us) are welcome. Trainers or flat soled shoes the only requirement along with your company.
Apologies for omitting this from last weeks newsletter. Pictured are the winning Branston ladies of the County Bronze Alliance at Lichfield GCC: congratulations to Penny Small, Sara Allen and Trudie Hanson who won seven shots clear of the field with 93 points, and with Trudie scoring a very impressive 45 points. Very well played ladies.
Steve's Away Day:
There are only eight spaces left for Steve's Captains Away Day on Friday, September 2, at Beau Desert GC.
The day will consist of a total charge of £65.00 all in. This includes:
There are only four buggies available from the course and we have booked the lot, so please let Steve know who definitely NEEDS one and we will arrange the playing partners accordingly to maximise their usage.
We will need to arrive at the club for about 8am and the numbers are limited to a maximum of 60, so be sure to book early. The Notice will be in the gents' locker room by the middle of this week.
Ladies Scratch B team
Congratulations to the Ladies Scratch B team of Mandy Belcher, Desley Smith, Louise Manning, Carol Alford and Cherry Loomes who played on Tuesday, July 19, in very hot conditions against Ingestre Park at home and won convincingly with a win of 3 1/2 to 1 1/2, with one match win of 7 & 6 and another of 8 & 7. One more match to play away at Druids Heath on August 4. Good luck ladies.
Ladies Scratch C team
Congratulations also to the Ladies Scratch C team of Penny Small, Di Horsley, Lynne Woolley, Sue Bateman and Jane Winn who had an excellent win away at Brocton Hall, also on Tuesday, July 19, and with a convincing win of 4 1/2 to 1/2.
The team has now won all of its matches, which is a great achievement for their first season. Fingers crossed that the Division Seven trophy is theirs. Well done to team captain Penny Small and all those who have represented the Club this year.
Jenney's Away Day:
Jenney's Lady Captain's Away Day is on Friday, August 12, at Ingestre Park GC with: tea/coffee and a bacon roll on arrival; 18 holes of golf with spot prizes of nearest the pin and squiggly line; a two-course meal followed by a presentation of prizes.
The first tee time is 11:00 and the draw is on Masterscoreboard so everyone can see their tee time.
There is one space available for another lady out there who would like to join Lady Captain on her away day, total cost £48.50, please contact Jenney on 0781 400 1703 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Captains' Charity Ball – 17 September – James Bond Casino Royale
There will be many different James Bond fun and games going on throughout the evening, including:
Arrive 7pm, carriages at 1am, cost £38.00 per person, ring 01283 528 336 and book your tickets at the Pavilion. Black tie event, dress to impress/thrill!
Rule of the Week: Yellow and Red Stakes
Probably the most common breach of the Rules - even by players who think they know the rules - occurs when players misunderstand the difference between hazards marked with yellow stakes and those marked with red stakes, and end up taking their penalty shots incorrectly.
Water hazards are marked with yellow stakes. If your ball ends up in one you have three choices:
However, lateral water hazards are marked with red stakes and are for situations where dropping a ball behind the hazard is not always practical. In this case, if your ball ends up in a hazard marked with red stakes you can still do any of the three above things but you also get a fourth choice:
So, the important thing to remember is that you ONLY get to take a penatly drop within two club lengths if the hazard is marked with RED stakes - if it's marked with YELLOW stakes you don't get that option.
Thought for the Week
From Bobby Jones (1902-1971), winner of 13 Major Championships and the Grand Slam of all four Majors in 1930:
"Golf is 95% a game to be enjoyed and only 5% a match to be won."
That's All, Folks!
Have a great week, both on the course and off it.
Steve Warner and Jenney Hollis, Captains 2016