Do you know any ladies who might like to take up golf this summer?
Mike Watts is running a course of ladies beginners group lessons starting on 25th May - please see poster below.
For further details or to book a place, please speak to Mike or to Ladies Captain, Denise Eland.
Wonderful news to report the return to the course, after a bout of ill health, of our 1997 Captain and current President, Derek Febry. Pictured above we see him, competitive as ever, with his untrustworthy chariot ready for action.
As many of you will know Derek was, during his time as a major transport contractor in the area, instrumental in the construction of our course and his support enabled the many contours and more testing elements to be fashioned to the Architects’ wishes.
“Feb” wishes you all the best for the new season and we hope that he climbs from strength to strength.
Last week, I was privileged to present a cheque for £4,630.00 to Helen Mackie from The Jessie May Trust, on behalf of Chipping Sodbury Golf Club Ladies Section.
The Jessie May Trust, my chosen charity during my Lady Captain's year 2016/17, provide palliative care for children with terminal illness and respite care to their families.
The whole experience was very humbling for me and the ladies section, and Chipping Sodbury Golf Club should be extremely proud of its support to this local charity.
Ladies Captain 2016-17
Chipping Sodbury Golf Club has donated £10,000 to local charity St Peter’s Hospice following a year of fundraising activities.
Led by 2016 Captain Jim Cushley, the club raised funds and awareness for Bristol’s only adult hospice, which they chose as their charity of the year for 2016, through a series of activities including golf days, raffles and race nights.
The funds will go towards caring for those with life-limiting illnesses in Bristol and surrounding areas, as well as providing vital support to their families.
Jim Cushley said: “I have personal experience of the care and support St Peter’s Hospice offers to families. My mum received Hospice at Home care in her final weeks before passing away. The support was wonderful and made a real difference to my mum and the rest of the family.
“I was delighted to be able to raise funds for the charity with the help of everyone at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club. The whole club really got behind the activities and we’re thrilled to have raised an amazing £10,000.”
As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.
All services are provided free of charge for patients and their families and this care costs around £19,000 a day. In order to continue providing vital care for the people of Bristol, St Peter’s Hospice relies on donations from fundraising and money generated by the 50 hospice charity shops in Bristol and surrounding districts.
St Peter’s Hospice community fundraiser, Esther Hall, said: “A huge thank you to everyone at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club who helped raise an incredible £10,000 for the hospice!
“This donation will help to fund medical and emotional care for patients both at the hospice and in the community. Without the generous support of local organisations like this, we wouldn’t be able to continue providing our services.”
We recently enjoyed some wonderful golf from the best players in the area who contested the 36 hole scratch competition, The Cotswold Trophy, this is the final event for the CGU Duchess Salver.
The day’s weather conditions were tough with variable, strong swirling winds and number of sharp downpours all of which tested the players’ concentration and skill. Our Course was in great condition thanks to JK and his team, a view echoed by many of the competitors.
The winner was Henbury’s Nick Day, Gloucestershire’s Order of Merit winner, with rounds of 71+74.
He led by 2 after the morning round, ahead of Stuart Macdonald (CSGC) and Haider Hussain (Kendleshire), with 7 others within two shots.
While Haider dropped back slightly in the afternoon, former champion Andy Hale (CSGC) fired the equal best score of the afternoon, 72, to take 4th place.
Macdonald repeated his morning round of 73 to finish on 146, and was joined in the runner up position by Mitch Waite (Filton) who shot 72.
However, Nick, despite a wobble at the 14th, safely secured pars for the last 4 holes for a one shot victory, to regain the title he won in 2014.
Captain Jim Cushley presented the Trophy and praised the players and ground staff for providing us with a feast of high quality golf.
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