From Dave Datson, Club Captain: Well, what a fantastic month July was for me, with my Captain’s Day, The Committee Cup, presenting the prizes to the Ladies on their Club Championship, playing in and presenting prizes in the Midweek Club Championship. The weather has been lovely and the course is benefitting from the sun and some rain.
I am impressed with the work that has been done on the front nine and looking forward to later in the year when it will have all settled down. August should be just as good for all of us playing the course.
I have my Captain’s Charity Day coming up on Friday, August 20th. The format is ham, egg and chips at midday, 18 holes, then prizegiving. Grateful thanks to my very good friend Andy Jackson of AJ Scaffolding Ltd, who has sponsored the prizes, so if you fancy playing, please let me know when you see me or email at [email protected].
From Liz Brown, Ladies’ Captain: We are now in the full swing of summer golf and we are still playing in county matches, invitation days and opens at other clubs and generally enjoying golf in the sun. The course renovations are looking exciting for when we come off temporaries.
The Ladies’ Club Championship was a huge success, Kim Sparks was the worthy winner and Karen Powell was the handicap winner of the Van Blerkom. It would of course be lovely if we had more entries next year. All attending enjoyed a glass of fizz afterwards to celebrate the winners.
We had a great turn out for the Fun Team Competition, the winners were Jeanie Hughes, Sue Allen, Karen Powell and Mary Skinner — it was great to see her back from a broken wrist.
Our Ping winners were Kim Sparks and Brenda Chisholm, congratulations and hopefully they will progress to an area qualifier.
Some of the girls entered the Silver County Open meeting at Chigwell and I am delighted to report that Warley Park Ladies won the team prize, well done to Delray Bussey, Chris Wilkins and Maryann Hansen. Delray also came second in the singles competition.
On the same day, Tina Waldon and myself were at the Coronation Foursomes area final at The Wilderness Club in Kent. Unfortunately, we did not win with 35 points, the winners came from Stock Brook Manor with an amazing 42 points. However, we had a wonderful day.
From Steve Abbott, Seniors’ Captain: Another busy month, with two matches, two Golfer of the Year Competitions, and my Guest Day.
The two matches were away and, unsurprisingly, we lost both, although the Warren was only by one point. The first of the competitions was won by one of our low handicappers, Colin Brown (12) and the second by one of new members, Kevin Sanford (29). It is good to see a variety of winners, playing off very different handicaps.
My Guest Day was a big success with a field of 80 (plus one coach!), playing in teams of four. We were blessed with very good weather and, thanks to the generosity of many, Roger Tallentire in particular, we raised a magnificent £606 for my charity, Brentwood Theatre Trust.
Congratulations to all the winners, particularly Martin and Stan, who cleverly invited two recently departed Warley members as their guests!