Men’s Captain – Paul Griggs
I was surprised and delighted to be offered the opportunity to be Captain for 2019. I was introduced to Chartridge 13 years ago via my wife (who was herself Ladies Captain in 2016) and enjoy playing regularly throughout the year both here and on tour. To me Chartridge is characterised by the people – friendly banter and camaraderie on the course and in the clubhouse and, in Eric and his team, a staff who do a great job of looking after both us and the course (despite the challenging climatic conditions of 2018!).
This is certainly an interesting and exciting year to take on the Captain’s role with the new course layout leading to new stroke indexes and tee plates / markers, a new flag system on the greens and new scorecards all planned for implementation in the Spring, in turn helping our preparation for introduction of the World Handicap System in 2020.
I look forward to playing golf and / or sharing a beer with many of you during the coming year – and hope to call on your support for the big boarded events – Presidents Day and Captains Drive-In (13thApril), Club Championships (22nd/23rdJune), Captains Day (13thJuly) and Mens’ Open (21stSeptember).
Sandra, the Ladies’ Captain and I are also keen to promote the mixed events, with Presidents Day being the first of several opportunities for us all to share some enjoyable competition across the club.
Here’s a to a great year for Chartridge in 2019
Lady Captain – Sandra Lacey
I took my first lessons at Chartridge 8 years ago and I didn’t for one minute imagine that one day I would be Lady Captain, I am absolutely delighted to find myself here.
I love playing golf and Chartridge offers the perfect balance of a picturesque and challenging course within a fun, friendly environment, we are an exceptionally competitive group of ladies too, building a great reputation in competitions across the county. I believe in the more you put in the more you get out, this has been so true of my time at the club, as I joined in with social events, team matches and away trips.
2019 is an exciting year for the Club as we prepare for the new course layout and the World Handicapping System.
I am looking forward to working with Eric and his team alongside Paul and Peter my fellow Captains, as we ensure a smooth transition through these changes.
Our first mixed boarded competition is the Presidents Day on April 13th, after which will be the Captain’s Drive in, I will encourage all of you on the course and hope we can have a lady’s name on the board!
The Ladies Spring Meet is Thursday 2ndMay, a 2 tee start medal, followed by lunch and a team 9 hole competition in the afternoon, with dinner and prize giving from 7pm.
May 17th we are hosting our Invitation Day, it would be lovely to fill the course for this shot gun start. It is a perfect opportunity to invite your golfing friends to play in, enjoying Chartridge hospitality at its best.
I can highly recommend our ‘Chartridge Ladies On Tour’ trips, all are welcome to join the fun.
In May 20+ ladies are away for 2 days to Staverton Park and in September we head to Spain for our 3 day European tour. I can guarantee laughter in abundance.
The Men’s and Ladies Charity of the year is the Hospice of St Francis. I hope you will be able to support us generously, for this local charity. Even if bunkers are GUR the Captain’s Bunker counts!
Let’s enjoy a happy and successful golfing year together at Chartidge,
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Senior Captain – Peter Squire
A new seasons golf approaches and I am honoured to be your new senior’s golf captain and very pleased to confirm that the seniors section have all your favourite events planned for the coming year, but not necessarily in the same order as last year, the course reconfiguration should come into effect from 1stMay with all this entails (new cards, stroke indexes, lost balls on the 1st, new rules).
Last season the seniors led by Paul Morris have achieved some amazing results winning the Chiltern Winter League and being on target to qualify for the knock out stages of the M4 winter league. The seniors committee have twelve matches planned against local clubs and encourage all eligible players to put their names forward when the sign up sheets appear in the locker room, these matches are intended to promote friendly relations with other clubs and provide members with the opportunity to play courses local to us and host their players at our club, making use of our excellent facilities.
Last year unfortunately our Senior’s Invitation Day had to be cancelled due to bad weather, this year my appeal to the golfing gods has been heard and I am assured the weather will be fine on Wednesday May 22nd, the date of this years event the sign up sheet may all ready be posted and it is our intention to finish with a BBQ and putting competition with a difference, I look forward to seeing as many of your as possible with guests for what I hope will be an excellent day.[/text_output]