B(log) no.5 – May 2013
Captaincy starts now!
Hello May sunshine. Goodbye April Showers. The golfing calendar is well underway now with President's Putter and Miles Trophy Qualifiers taking place and neither threatened by the weather. Michael and I have played our first Capt/Pro challenge match we we unfortunately lost (well done Phil and Scott) , but we're hopeful of more success as the season progresses. We won our first two club matches, 4-3 v Bedfordshire and 4½-3½ in the home leg of our Royston double. Thanks to all the players from both sides for excellent matches. I'm looking forward to more matches as the summer rolls on. The club open day was a great success and I'm very pleased to be busy interviewing new members most weeks.
I'm sure you've all see many of our new members around the club. Please make every effort to welcome them into your playing groups and give them the opportunity to buy you a drink! We've had one new member leave after receiving a less than friendly welcome on the course and we want to keep that as an isolated incident. I've also received a couple of complaints about slow play recently. If you lose touch with the group in front, please let the group behind play through. This is common golf courtesy which I'm sure is practised by the majority, but it only takes one group to slow the speed of play for the whole course.
Captain’s Weekend 22nd/23rd June 2013
Stableford competition played in 3s from White tees for men and juniors. Red tees for Ladies. Men may play on Saturday or Sunday or both days. The Captain’s prize is awarded for the best stableford score over two days. Medal scores must be recorded to be eligible for the scratch prize.
Eligible juniors (=<9 Handicap) may play on Saturday only. There is a competition for all juniors on the Warden course on Sunday.
Ladies may play on Sunday – a block of times is reserved on Sunday for the Ladies.
Warden Course members will have a Captain’s Weekend competition on Saturday (subject to numbers with handicaps). This is open to men and ladies.
Start sheets will be available in the bar on Friday 17th May from 7:00pm-9:00pm and in the office on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Any remaining spaces may be secured from the office, and all changes must be notified to the office, preferably by email.
You will only be allowed to enter a single 3ball group onto the start sheet.
As well as writing occassional posts here, I'm also documenting my year as Captain in a blog at captain.southbedsgolfclub.co.uk Please have a look and comment.
May 1st 2013
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Members can play free of charge at the following clubs, subject to terms and conditions. Dunstable Downs is also in the reciprocal golf scheme, although they charge reciprocal visitors £15 each. The other Clubs are:
BEDFORD & COUNTY
THE BEDFORDSHIRE (£10 charge)
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