We should all feel delighted to have been associated with Randolph and Jackie Berry’s charity work in their successful Captains year, as they hand over a cheque for £14,000.
Their chosen charity was the Royal United Hospital Forever Friends Cancer Care Campaign, whose representative, Zoe Tainton, described the hospital’s ambitious £5.5 million challenge. The initial phase of £650K is for a scanner. The second phase is for a dedicated cancer centre to replace the existing facility built in 1942.
The entire project will establish a new environment, taking an holistic approach to cancer care. There will be a support centre, private en-suite rooms and cutting edge equipment for diagnosis and treatment for 2000 new cancer sufferers each year.
The presentation evening, hosted by Randolph & Jackie, left us all with mixed emotions being both proud and humble.
Wednesday 6th March 2013
The date of the next quiz is posted above ... unfortunately there was a typo advertising it incorrectly in the last news item.
This quiz is being run by Ian Hughes and Clive Rushton and is being planned as a short sharp rummage around your brains!!
Maximum number of 6 per team at £1.50 a head for the quiz and £6 a head for the curry.
The list is on the notice board in the foyer ... get your name entered quickly.
The 2013 Club Captain, Dave Jefferies, drove into office on Saturday.
Under strict instructions from his son Craig, Dave drove the ball 149 yards - a distance that no-one correctly guessed, thus ensuring that the 'guess money' (£165) was all donated to his charities - Prostate Cancer and Dave's own ' Build a Better Range for CSGC'!
The Christmas(!) Bowmaker and dinner raised an incredible £2250 for the charities - and Dave wishes to publicly thank the Brickbats (and all the other members and guests who contributed) for an incredible start to his year and for their generosity with raffle prizes and donations.
Our Club’s AGM on Thursday 21st February 2013 was conducted in a cordial and professional manner. A number of important changes are taking place which will affect all members. These include the appointment of a new General Manager, Robin Goodey; a new House Manager, Ian Hughes; a new Captain, Dave Jefferies and, importantly, a new Competition Secretary, Clive Reynolds.
George West, the immediate past Competition Secretary, has been a member since 1982 and has served the club in a range of important areas. His commitment to the club, his love of all things golf, his knowledge of both the rules and competition organisation has proved absolutely invaluable. The time that he has given, so freely to the club, in pursuit of his duties has been extraordinary.
The image above shows George and his successor, Clive, we wish him success in this often difficult role and trust that he receives the help and support, from everyone, that he deserves.
It was pleasing to hear the committee’s remarks at the AGM, being particularly upbeat, as we leave behind a prolonged spell of miserable golfing weather. The appointments made, and the general focus of optimism certainly should make us proud to be members of CSGC.
Our new Captain, Dave Jefferies, will take us to a new era. His proposals for a covered practice area is a domestic target well worth supporting and I’m sure that he will create other innovations and develop in this role during the next year.
Captain’s drive-in will take place on the 17th tee around lunch time on Saturday 23rd February and I hope as many as possible will turn up, to witness this traditional event.
Good luck Dave, we will all support you.
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