Captain's Newsletter - 7th June

Jun 07, 2016

Hello Everyone, This week's winners

Next week's fixtures

Wedded Winners

No fewer than three couples tied for the Husband & Wife trophy on Sunday with 40 points: Colin and Sarah Shaw, Jon and Rachel Orme, and Richard and Louise Manning.

In the event, the Shaws took the title on countback 

Captain's Day on Saturday

Everyone's looking forward to Steve's Captain's Day and in order to maximise the numbers of members able to play, groups will be in fourballs at nine-minute intervals but with two marshals out on the course all day to try to keep play moving.

There's a Dinner in the the evening and tickets are still available priced at £20, which including wine on the table as well as entertainment after the presentation (planned for 7pm) and the meal (planned for 8pm).

Get Baking!

June 16th is the Alzheimer's Society's Cupcake Day and this being our nominated Captains' Charity, Jenney will be selling cakes and cupcakes in the clubhouse and Pavilion to raise funds and awareness for the campaign.

Several members have already volunteered their support by offering to dust off their muffin tins but there can never be too much cake!

Any cakes, tarts, traybakes, slices and (naturally) cupcakes that you are able to provide for sale would be gratefully received and may be left at club reception on Weds 15th or Thurs 16th June.

Congratulations, Isaac

Isaac lamb holed a brilliant long putt on the 18th to win the Juniors Mathews Cup at the weekend with 38 points, a point clear of Ollie Read in second and with Adam Doughty taking third on countback with 36 points.

Isaac is pictured receiving the trophy from vice-Captain Steve Fox:

Future Charity Events for Your Diary

  • Saturday 2nd July 2016, Beach Party in the Clubhouse/Patio including food and cocktails (this event follows the Gents and Ladies Charity Shield competition). This is NOT on July 3rd, as stated in the Branston Magazine.
  • Friday 19th August, Band and BBQ night in the Clubhouse/Patio.
  • Saturday 17th September, Charity Ball in the Pavillion.

Updated Draws

Warner's Wonderful World of Old Photgraphs

For some reason Steve's not saying when this picture of him was taken. but his Pringle jumper and the Trimphone (something our younger readers may wish to Google) suggest it might add weight to the argument that 80s fashions were acceptable in the 80s.

Rules Evening

There were more than 40 members, inclusing some very welcome new faces, at the Rules Evening on Friday and a lot of compliments have been received about how informative it was.

Massive thanks go to Paul Allen and Mark Pegg for all the hard work they put into making it such a success.

Rule of the Week: Unplayable

You are the only person who can decide if your ball is in unplayable lie. If you do decide it is unplayable you've got three options, with each one costing you a penalty shot:

  • You can take a penalty drop within two club lengths of the point where the ball has come to rest (NB: it's two club lengths from where the ball lies in its unplayable lie, not two club lengths from the nearest point you could play it from)
  • You can go back to where you played the shot from and play from there
  • You can take a drop as far back as you like on a spot that keeps the place where the ball was in line with the hole

You can't declare a ball unplayable if it's in a hazard: you just take relief under penalty from the hazard as you would do normally.

Thought for the Week

From Arthur Daley, in an episode of Minder:

"Golf is like a love affair. If you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart."

That's All, Folks!

Have a great week, both on the course and off it.

Steve Warner and Jenney Hollis, Captains 2016

Category: Golf