August Newsletter (well nearly)

Sorry for the delay but there are a few gremlins in the system that prevented this from being circulated via email last month.

Well, it’s been a very busy few months since my last newsletter in June. The matches for both the Jubilee Cup and the Harris Bowl have now finished. Well done for all those who took part and flew the flag for Regiment Way. Also, many thanks to the organisers, Richard Smith and Marina MacDonald for all their time and effort on our behalf.

The Ladies Ascot Day Afternoon Tea went well with many of the Monday & Wednesday ladies getting together in their posh frocks and sipping a glass of bubbly whilst watching the races. With the help and support of friends we raised money for my charity, Essex Air Ambulance whilst also enjoying a lovely afternoon. The winner of the best hat was Marian Ballard, who since moving across from Channels has been a great supporter of our competitions.

We were incredibly lucky with the weather at the Captain’s BBQ which turned out to be a lovely social event that also raised lots of money for the charity. Tom Morgan very kindly entertained us throughout the afternoon whilst also providing the majority of the chairs and tables for which I’m very grateful. The Morganettes (Mandy Gladding & Jill Thwaites) ended the afternoon’s musical entertainment.

The President’s Cup was won this year for the men by Josh Cardy with Michael Shrimpton as runner up. Sandra Moss came 1st for the ladies closely followed by Lorraine Doy. The President’s handicap Cup was won for the men by Peter Crabtree with Conrad Green as runner up and Hillary Taylor won in the Ladies competition followed by me as runner up.

The President’s Cup was closely followed by The Greenkeeper’s Putter which was arranged by the head greenkeeper, Ray who organised a BBQ and musical entertainment. Trevor Woolman won followed by Foley. I’m assured by Ray that next year this competition will be even bigger and better, so that’s something to look forward to!

From all the feedback I’ve received Captain’s Day was enjoyed by all who played. We organised a blindfolded putting competition won by Paul Kinsella who didn’t just get near the pin, he got his ball in the hole! The chipping competition was won by Lawrence Crossman with 2 points and the morning 18 hole stableford competition was won by Sandy Grant with 40 points. Runner up was Mary Allison with 38 points.

The Bistro did us proud with suckling pig, crackling, rolls and salads for lunch after which all 50 players set off again for a shotgun start playing Texas Scramble in their teams. The winning team with 25 points was Roy Webb, Foley Bakare, Mary Allison & Peter Crabtree.

With the help of my husband, Alan, and friends we set up refreshment stations at the side of the 5th and the 8th tees which were thoroughly enjoyed by the players as they made their way around the course. Photographs were taken of all the teams taking part, which have been emailed out to all as a reminder of the day.

For those who didn’t attend, Regiment Way embroidered baseball caps are available for sale at £5.00. Please email me if you are interested.

Many thanks to all who came and supported me and I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did. With your help and my sponsors of the event, Krafft Jewellers and Watson & Co accountants we raised £1,269.00 for Essex Air Ambulance.

A few days after my Captain’s Day, we had 50 ladies playing in the Ladies Guest Day with home made cakes and Pimms at half time followed by lunch after 18 holes. My grateful thanks to Jacqui Carlton, Chris George, Vicky Weavers and Mandy Gladding who very kindly made the cakes enjoyed by all the ladies.

The winning pair over 18 holes was Jo Hanneman and her guest Judy Dunbar with 44 points. The pair winning the best front 9 was Young Ha Bennett and guest Amanda Dearing. On count back the pair winning the back 9 was Joan Charlton and her guest Diana Reeve.

The Ladies Rosebowl was won this year by Mandy Gladding with 39 points. Runner up was Hilary Taylor and the men’s Claret Cup winner was Gordon Alexander with 44 points closely followed by Lee Worwood with 43 points.

100 Club

Congratulation to the winners in July

Marina MacDonald     £25

Anchallee Minns         £15

Ian Dunn                      £10

Going forward, we have a slight issue due to the fact that the list of names for the 100 Club went walkabouts after or during Ladies Guest Day. Hopefully this is only temporary and I do have a back up list, however I would appreciate all members who didn’t have a pre allocated number from previous years(ie those who joined us from Channels) confirming to me that they are a member of the 100 Club. It would also help to let me know your number (if you remember it) so that I can check this against my list. Any remaining numbers will have to be reallocated to the paid members. I look forward to hearing from you and can advise that some of the numbers drawn for August will need to be redrawn once all have been reconfirmed.

Dates for your Diary

 Saturday 2nd September – Four Club Challenge at Gosfield

Wednesday 6th September – Seniors Friendly away at Rivenhall

Saturday/Sunday 9th & 10th September – Monthly Medal Weekend

Monday 18th September – 9 & Dine Supper evening

Wednesday 20th September – Ladies Friendly home to Rivenhall

Saturday 23rd September – Autumn Trophy

Monday 25th September – Seniors Friendly home to Braxted

Monday 25th September – Ladies Friendly away at Braxted

Saturday 7th October – Ladies v Men

Wednesday/Thursday 11th & 12th October – Midweek Medal Days

Saturday/Sunday 14th & 15th October – Monthly Medal Weekend

Saturday 28th October – Halloween Scramble

The sign up sheets are up in the range for the Gosfield & Rivenhall competitions. Please pop into the range and, if you can make it, please put your name up and support your club.

I won’t be able to attend the forthcoming four club challenge held at Gosfield, so if you have any queries concerning this, please do not hesitate to contact our Vice Captain, Foley Bakare who is co ordinating this event. Details can be found at the range.

Should your contact details change, please advise our secretary and Director of golf, Jason Levermore on

I look forward to seeing you out on the course and whatever else, enjoy your golf !

All the best

Julie Everard

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