From Dave Datson, Club Captain: Ladies and Gentlemen are you unhappy with your game at the moment (and honestly who is happy with their swing)? Then may I recommend our teaching professional, Russell Killington to you. I recently had a lesson with him, then played 9 holes, and for the first time in ages managed to score 18 points on the front nine. If things are not going right don’t just keep repeating your mistakes — have a lesson with Russell!
Insurance cover: My thanks also go to Chris Vander, who has delved into the insurance position at the Club. Get Golfing is pleased to confirm that Warley Park Golf Club’s Public Liability Insurance now includes Personal Public Liability Insurance for Warley Park Members, their guests and fee-paying visitors while playing golf at the course.
In addition, all active Warley Park Members are affiliated members of Golf England and are also covered for Personal Public Liability Insurance, details of cover provided can be found on the Members’ website www.englandgolf.org.
Q&A with the boss: I hope you have seen that Get Golfing CEO Ed Richardson is coming to the Club for a question-and-answer evening on Friday, July 9th at 6.30pm. If you have anything you want asked, then your Captains — myself, Liz Brown and Steve Abbott — would be happy to collate the questions ready for the evening. Please feel free to send them through to us. Speaking for myself I think the ideal way to let me have your question is over a large glass of Zinfandel rosé in the clubhouse now that it is open!
Finally, this month may I try to promote a newish competition for Warley Park, the Ping Mixed 4- Ball, Better Ball being played on Thursday, June 10th. Details are on the app or in the Club. Let me or Lady Captain Liz know if you are interested but do not have a partner — we can pair you up very easily.
From Steve Abbott, Seniors’ Captain: I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to have a second year as Seniors’ Captain, and particularly grateful to Colin Brown, my Vice Captain, for his continued support. I intend to uphold the section’s tradition of providing fun, social golf with a healthy element of competition, and to ensure that all new Members receive an open and warm welcome.
We have a very full programme of friendly matches, numerous individual (including 10 Golfer-of-the-year) and team competitions, as well as regular swindles on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
We have already had five competitions and two matches, as well as a very enjoyable Ladies and Seniors event with 56 players and lunch on the patio.
I would like to wish Dave Datson, Club Captain, Liz Brown, Ladies Captain and Charlie Wiles, Colts Captain, a highly successful and, hopefully, uninterrupted year.
I would like to thank the Seniors’ Committee for their guidance and support, Keith Regan for facilitating our competitions, and Paul Fileman for his help — particularly for ensuring our regular swindles have continued in an efficient manner.
The course is looking better every day, the bar is open, all we need now is for the warm weather to arrive.
From Liz Brown, Ladies Captain: We have started our interclub Essex County matches, mainly away, except for an extremely windy match against Chelmsford last Friday. I think the players were just relieved to get round and get back to the clubhouse in one piece. We did have a good win away at Upminster in the Annodata competition.
The Captains’ Drive-In went extremely well on Sunday, unfortunately numbers were hugely reduced by Covid but Dave entered the spirit of the occasion by wearing full ski kit and kept warm in his salopettes.
At the time of writing, many of our ladies have been at Ballards Gore in the Bronze County Open and I hope they had a good day and avoided the rain.
Some of us have been taking advantage of the free lesson Russell Killington is giving on a Monday afternoon (alternative weeks for men and ladies, book your place via the booking office).
I am looking forward to the Lady Captain’s Day on Saturday, June 5th — if you have not entered yet, please do so.