Captains Newsletter: June

Wow, flaming June has come and gone, along with the summer solstice. The warmer weather was a welcome change from the wet month of May. The slightly cooler weather late in June has assisted the green staff in keeping the golf course, especially the greens, in excellent condition. Keep up the good work.

The warm weather has resulted in some hot scores in competitions. If you cannot score more than forty odd points, yes, that many, then your chances of winning are limited. Hopefully, the WHS will eventually catch up with the players returning these fantastic scores, if not, the handicap committee will! In the meantime, well done to all the recent winners of the respective board competitions.

More congratulations go to our team in the WG Team Handicap Championship who won the regional final held at Holywell Golf Club. The team comprising: Jon Falcus, Justin Bull, Stephen Jones and Aled Bonds will now go forward to the final to be held at Celtic Manor in August.

A special mention must go to Andi Jones and Justin Bull for their four rounds of golf in a day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. I did pass them on the 7th tee during their final round, not surprisingly, they were flagging a little. What a great effort to complete the four rounds. If any member would like to make a contribution to their charity collection, then please leave your donation at golf reception.

Thank you to all members who supported the Captains Drive-In. A small band of members managed to witness the captain’s drive with a dodgy driver provided by your Vice-Captain. Luckily, my actual drive off did miss the fairway but stayed inbounds, what a relief.

Looking forward, July is another busy month in the club calendar that includes Captains Day, Senior Two-day Challenge and Club Championship. There are still a few tees available for the Captains Day competition that will be a shot gun start. Why not join us on one of the big days in the club calendar? The entry fee includes food and a drink. There will be prizes for Ladies, Seniors and Men, nearest to pin and straightest drive along with optional 2’s and beat the pro competitions. Please sign up for the golf on the sheet provided on the club notice board in the foyer of the clubhouse. I look forward to seeing as many members as possible on what will be a great day of golf, food, drink and of course banter.

On Captains’ Day, there will also be a raffle in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. A gentle reminder that should you wish to donate a prize for the raffle then please leave it at golf reception or bring it on the day. Many thanks for supporting this worthy cause.

Until next time, take care and enjoy your golf.

Dave Palferman

Club Captain 2021

dpalferman@gmail.com

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