CAPTAINS COMMUNICATION NUMBER 8
Welcome to my August Captains Communication. July was as usual very busy, but the weather
hasn’t always been the best! Let’s hope the weather improves during August so that we can
continue to enjoy our golf and a number of upcoming matches and planned special events.
CLUB CALENDAR – AUGUST 2023
In particular I would draw your attention to the:
• Club Stableford on 5th August – a copy of the notice is attached and will be posted in the
• The Men’s Summer Pairs on Saturday 12th August – a notice will be separately issued for
• The Mixed Club Stableford on Friday 16th August.
• Club Medal on 19th August
• And last but by no means least – AL’s CAPTAINS DAY on Saturday 26th August. I will be
writing to you all separately about this event.
If you wish to play in any of the competitions, please simply continue to follow the normal process
And an early heads up for Friday 22nd September for a fundraising Charity BINGO night. Please
put this date in your diaries and I will communicate separately with the full details.
SUMMER PAIRS AND SINGLES TOURNAMENTS
Please continue to check your next opponents in the Club and Seniors summer pairs and singles
tournaments and ensure you play your games before the specified deadlines.
JULY COMPETITION RESULTS
Congratulations to the following July winners:
• Club Stableford 8/7/23 – Steve Wagerfield with a great 39 points.
• The Fowler Bowl 14/7/23 – Mark Stinchcombe, with an excellent 42 points in very wet and
• Club Mixed Stableford 14/7/23 – Also Mark Stinchcombe
• Club Medal 29/7/23 – To Be Advised
The Seniors played a match at Weston Turville and were unlucky not to win with some very close
results. And unfortunately, we lost both the CBL matches against Waterstock away and Wycombe
Heights home. Both had some very close results against some really strong teams.
My usual request that if you are interested in playing club matches and have not already let the
organisers know, please contact either me, Steve Sargeant or Dick Pooley.
With regard to our ladies, they had another successful month with 2 wins in the home matches
against Whipsnade and Stowe in the Chiltern League.
CHARITY FUND RAISING
The Race Night, held on Saturday 22nd July for the Captains & Ladies Captains charities (MS
Society & MND Society respectively), was very successful and a BIG THANKS go to all those of
you who were able to support it on the night and who sponsored horses and races. The final figure
is still being checked but the net amount raised is in excess of £1,800. - a magnificent result.
This is in addition to the auction of a Kevin Sinfield picture carrying Rob Burrows over the winning
line at the Leeds Marathon for the ladies MND Charity.
Our course is in good shape, and we all need to support the team working on our behalf.
In this context, we said goodbye to John Harvey on14th July and wish him all the very best in his
new role with Wycombe Wanderers.
Importantly, we have welcomed Jack Martin who has joined us from the Oxfordshire, and he is
already having a positive impact on the course. So, we now have Jack, Chris and Ollie and I would
encourage you all to make sure you thank them for the work they do.
Many thanks again to Sarah, Will, Luke and Alex and the catering team who continue to look after
us and our visitors in an efficient and exemplary manner.
Dick Pooley has sent out a specific note regarding Course Etiquette and reminding us all that
much of it is our hands so please continue to follow course etiquette standards. As a further
reminder there are some credit card sized handouts in the clubhouse for members and guests.
MIXED PAIRS SUMMER ‘ECLECTIC’ 2023 & HUTLEY CUP
The mixed pairs events of the summer eclectic and the Hutley Cup continue to progress, the
results of which will be reported in due course.
We really do need further support particularly for assistance with the Competitions Secretary’s role
and I would ask any of you to consider helping. The role has various elements and is currently
being looked after by me and other committee members. There are areas which need further input
so please get in touch if you are able to volunteer some of your time to help. Please contact either
Steve Sargeant or me for a chat and further information.
BRUCE LOOME – PGA PROFESSIONAL
Your reminder that if you need some help with your golf, we are lucky to have Bruce available.
Please contact him at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support to our club and the various events and competitions. As
usual if you should have any related comments, feedback or queries please feel free to contact me
or any of the Committee Members, and we will do our best to assist you.
31st July 2023