Captains report

5th March 2018

Hoping that all members had an enjoyable and relaxing festive period with family and friends,golf business commenced as normal in the New Year 2018.
The Club expresses its thanks to those Board Members and Staff for getting out of bed early to continue to inspect the Course and establish suitability for members to play,albeit it sometimes a modified course as opposed to total closure.The wet October has left a very wet legacy and conditions under foot an issue when the rain chose to stop falling.
The Winter League (16 hole format)commenced on January 7th 2018 4BBB won by the father and son pairing of Richard and George James with 36 points.
The Ladies’ Greensomes Friendly on January 10th produced a winning pair of Pat RoblinĀ  and Christine Halpin with 21 points.
Winter League 2 Chapman’s Foursomes on January 14th was won by Rod Mason and Mike Thomas with a very impressive 43 points.
Overall Winner Ladies’ Salver 2 Mary Busby 20 points on 17th January.
HGC hosted the Winter Alliance 19th January with Gelli James Division 1 Winner with 32 points and Division 2 Winner Phil Rugg with an excellent 35 points over 16 holes.
The Winter League was unfortunately postponed to be replayed on Sunday 11th March.
The January Monthly Medal was postponed due to a waterlogged course and rescheduled to Saturday 7th April when male participants can choose a White Tee Medal or a Yellow Tee Stableford.
The month concluded with Ladies’ Friendly 4BBB,top pairing Nicky Reeves and Judith Phillips scoring 23 points.
The Club hosted two very successful Social Events on weekend 12/13th January.A big turn out from Members and Guests for the Quiz Night and the eclectic sound of Honey Fungus,an excellent local band.Big thanks to all those centrally involved in organising and for those in attendance.
The Winter League continued into February and Greensomes Foursomes won by the Watkins Brothers Alan and David with 38 points.
The weather impacted again and the the course deemed unplayable on 11th February with a new date 18th March established.
Winter League 6 4BBB on 18th February produced some exceptional golf scores,and outstanding pairing of Robin Ellis and Ed Roberts with 43 points decisive winners.
Ladies’ Winter Salver 3 Winner Sarah Bevan 32 points.
Ladies’ Winter Salver 4 Winner Judith Phillips 27 points.
Overall Winner February Monthly Medal Robin Ellis Nett 68.Lowest Gross Alex Pile 75.
Ladies’ St. David’s Day Trophy Winner Gwyneth Dunthorne 2up (Bogey).
Congratulations to all Winners of Prizes to date.
Another successful evening was hosted at the Club with Karen Wilson Psychic Evening on Friday 23rd February.
On a more sombre note,we were all greatly saddened by the passing of Steve Myatt on the 30th January.A very popular member of our Club and in the community at large.Thanks to all those who did their best on the day,attended the Funeral and helped with the Funeral Tea back at the Clubhouse.

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