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 jason@littlechannels.co.uk

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

All the best

Julie Everard

useful links:

www.masterscoreboard.co.uk

www.channelsestate.co.uk

www.regimentway.org

Captain’s Newsletter – April 2017

So, the big announcements first…..

Grandchild no. 2 arrived six weeks ago – Max Thwaites made his arrival into the world in Buckingham on Tuesday 21st February weighing 5lb 11ozs – a little tiny bundle but just beautiful. Mum, Dad and Max are all doing fine. Nana is delighted and will now spend a lot of her time on the M25 and M1 between both families!

So, to sum up my year……..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SXWX6qg0y4

My Captaincy in my year of office has also been a significant highlight in my life. I value your friendship and the support of you all towards my charity Farleigh Hospice – a very local and worthy charity which many of us have personal connections with – has been just amazing. It’s been fun, it’s been hard work but it’s been so worth it! I have thoroughly enjoyed my year of office and I have endeavoured to have a game of golf with every section of the club who have all made me feel very welcome and supported all my fundraising events and activities. The charity fund has now exceeded my original £5,000 target beyond anything I could have expected or hoped for.   I’m waiting the final figures from our Treasurer as we prepare our accounts for the AGM but it’s now in the region of £9,400!

As we move into a new golfing year, a year of change is ahead of us. I am thankful for the support of the Committee for their hard work and ongoing commitment to serving their Club, and you, the members. Thanks to Lorraine Doy for her help, support and advice as Club Secretary and we wish her well in her new job. We welcome Jason Levermore, as the new club professional, and Club Secretary.   Special thanks to Mandy Gladding for all the support she’s given me behind the scenes.   241 Tuesdays won’t be the same without preparing goody bags, folding serviettes into dinner jackets and ball gowns (to which Lawrence Crossman is also an ace at doing!), making banners or planning the next fundraising event.   I wish the incoming Captain, Julie Everard, a very successful year.

I introduced some new events / activities this year.   With the hard work and support of Merryn Eves and Roy Webb the first ever Regiment Way Recipe Book made its way into your homes and relieved you of £5 – whether you wanted one or not!   They also returned a profit over expenditure of approximately £250 which was immediately added to the charity fund.

Supper evenings were revamped and became Nine and Dine.   I’ve handed over the reins for these to Julie as having been the main organiser now for over 5 years it’s time for a break.

We held a hugely successful Ladies Ascot Day Afternoon Tea with a fiercely competitive betting on the runners of the day and the Ladies all looking beautiful in their Ascot finery including hats.

Sparkler Saturday was an enjoyable nine holes followed by hot dogs, hot chocolate and sparklers just as it was getting dusk.

The highly popular Christmas hampers, previously raffled just amongst the Ladies section, were expanded upon thanks to your generosity in providing donations of Christmas goodies and resulted in six hampers being raffled at different events across the Club over the festive period raising over £500 in total.

The Valentine’s Scramble had a slight twist with Valentine’s goodies for all rather than just the traditional red roses for the Ladies – presents for the men all seemed a little inappropriate and I really didn’t want all your wives contacting me! Thanks to a late substitute, my team won – despite me not playing due to injury!   This was also the case in the annual Ladies v Men match – I think we can well and truly say the Ladies pulled it off again this year (for the third year running I hasten to add!) with the Town Crier getting the proceedings underway, the Melbourne Majorettes and more blue and pink raffle prizes and drinks and snacks than you knew existed!

Rock and Roll Bingo was our third social event of the calendar (in addition to the now almost traditional quiz night and race evening) thanks to our resident social organisers Allan and Hilary Taylor. For those of you who couldn’t make it you missed a fun evening with some big prize funds.

And then we had the end of year party – and what a night that was! Team Jill pulled out all the stops.   The Courtyard Suite looked amazing all decked out in black and gold and the tables were beautifully laid out with the dinner jacket and ball gown serviettes which only took about 3 hours earlier in the week to fold all 88 into shape! For those who haven’t seen the photos, please visit the RW Facebook page or look on Instagram.   The dance floor was packed all night so I’m assuming you all enjoyed the band – my friends – The Beaten Track – who entertained you all evening.

And just to remind those of you who were there on the evening, I’ve attached a link below as a thank you to you all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkyqRP8S93Y

The support of local businesses in providing donations of prizes for the raffle was huge, and greatly appreciated, and resulted in over £950 being raised on the evening.

There are a few 100 Club prizes which I still need to pass on to their owners. I will bring these to the AGM on Monday 10 April and if not distributed then I will leave the envelopes in the till in the range and will advise those individuals accordingly.

So in summary, I thank you all for a great year, a club record fundraising amount, and a lot of fun.

You can now all rest easy that when I walk into the club house – whilst I will always welcome a cup of tea – I will not be asking you for money!

So here’s to seeing you all out on the course as and when my knee and back are strong enough!

Kind regards and thank you for a great 2016/2017 year of office.

Jill Thwaites

Captain

Miscellaneous information:-

Club Shirts & Jumpers

See posters in the cloakrooms and range for full details of the selection of clothing, colours and sizes.

Facebook

We have a very active Facebook page with regular updates on what is happening in and around the Club.

The RWGC Group page can be found at Regiment Way GC @ Little Channels, so why not submit a ‘Friends Request’ to keep up to date with what’s happening within the Club.

MasterScoreboard

Competition results, draws, handicaps and much, much more:

Smartphone APP: http://www.masterscoreboard.co.uk/mobile/ClubIndex.php?CWID=2311

Desktop: http://www.masterscoreboard.co.uk/ClubIndex.php?CWID=2311

If you are unable to access MasterScoreBoard, or have an invalid/forgotten password then please contact the Handicap Secretary on rwgchandsec@gmail.comwho will be pleased to advise you / reset password if need be.

Contact details

If you change any of your contact details (email or phone) please let the Competition Secretary rwgc_compsec@yahoo.co.uk and Jason Levermore the Club Secretary, or Michelle Webber in the driving range, know so we can ensure that you are kept up to date with what’s happening at the Club.

For the coming year, committee meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. If you have anything to ask or raise then please email Julie or Jason.   All the Committee Members contact details are in the cloakrooms and in the range.