From our Captain
This will be my last newsletter report in my term of office. The year seems to have passed quickly with the Seniors Section growing stronger with several new members.
I have enjoyed the inter clubs (all 29) also including a lot of remarks about my handicap. We have had a successful season winning 21 matches.
Competitions have been well supported and hopefully will continue to be so.
Finally, I would to thank all members for their support, especially all committee members without which no captain could function.
I wish Terry every success in his year of office.
A very warm welcome this month to Paul Sheffield who has recently joined SbN from another local course. Paul has already got involved with the section, playing in the Wednesday Swindle. We are sure that you will all make Paul very welcome and hope that he enjoys his golf with both SbN and the Seniors.
Arrangements are well in hand for what will certainly be an excellent day on the 4th October and the opportunity to entertain our friends on Gainsborough. Many thanks to Allen Smith for all of the arrangements to date.
Essex John Day Trophy
Despite the very best endeavours of our team SbN were just shaded out in the final of the John Day Trophy by Burnham on Crouch. It was always going to be tough playing against a team that knew the course far better than we ever could, BOC and Three Rivers GC are about 7 miles apart, but it was a very plucky effort which, like both semi-finals went to playoff holes. In the semi it worked for us, but this was not to be repeated. The team did SbN proud – well done.
The position after the September Stableford is getting nervously closer after an excellent Adrian Cherry result. With just one comp to go the leaders are ……..
1stPaul Sandfield236 points
2ndAdrian Cherry232 points
3rd Allen Smith229 points
All to play for in October.
SbyN National Competition Volunteers
Once again, the Senior Section provided excellent support to the club during the 3 competitions during September. Well done and many thanks. Oh, we dream of hitting a golf ball as well as they do and a round of 61.
Inter Club Matches 2019
What appears to have been a remarkable year of Inter Club matches finished on Friday with yet another home victory against Braintree. That is a clean sweep of home results, a feat which surely hasn’t been achieved before. All achieved using the same team selection process as previous years, so no hand picking of teams. Once again another year of extremely friendly matches, which is what these are all about.
Members Survey 2019
The on-line survey completed a short while ago was far wider in the results obtained then perhaps most of us were expecting. The results now allow the club to benchmark itself against a wide range of clubs, including some of the most prestigious throughout the UK. The results can be seen through HDID (the link was posted on the 16th September) / Club V1 (Club / documents / survey 2019) or on the notice board.
As part of the survey process Karl is holding a meeting on Thursday 17th October at 7pm. This will give Karl the opportunity of presenting the results and also highlighting the changes that will be made as a result of the survey results.
A great chance to hear first-hand what changes will be made to further improve the courses and clubhouse over the coming months. It would be ideal if there were to be good support from Senior members.
After the final September Swindle 67 members have played in at least one Swindle with 28 playing in more than the qualifying 6 comps.
The leaders in the Swindle comp at that time were: -
Tony Denmead243 `points
`Richard Middleton232 points
Dick Lumsden 227 points
Not too many weeks to go!! Can Tony hang on?
Congratulations to Tony Denmead (Div 1) and Steve Stacey (Div 2) both with 43 points. Also to Jimmy Pearl who retained the Senior Veterans Cup, open to all members over the age of 70.
Evening Competitions / Members Events
Captain’s Ball – 5th October
Still not too late to purchase tickets, but you will need to be very quick. Tickets can be purchased from the Sports Bar.
Friday 4th OctoberSeniors Invitation Day
Saturday 5th OctoberCaptain’s Ball - Devora Suite
Wednesday 9th OctoberSt Andrew’s Greensomes - enter on notice board
Wednesday 16th OctoberWednesday Swindle - see web site for times
Thursday 17th OctoberMembers Survey 2019 - results presentation evening - 7pm - see above
Friday 18th OctoberSeniors Past Captain’s Competition -Flempton GC
Monday 21st OctoberWednesday Swindle on a Monday - see web site for times
Wednesday 23rd OctoberMonthly Stableford & Millennium Trophy - enter on HDID
Friday 25th OctoberSenior Past Captain’s Meeting – Flempton GC
Monday 28th OctoberWednesday Swindle on a Monday - see web site for times
Wednesday 30th October4 Ball Better Ball - enter on notice board
Monday 4th November3 Captains Match - enter on HDID
Monday 4th November SbN Seniors Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 6th November Wednesday Swindle - see web site for times
Monday 11th NovemberSenior Captain’s Drive In 7 Monthly Stableford - enter on HDID
Wednesday 13th NovemberWednesday Swindle - see web site for times
Monday 18th NovemberWednesday Swindle on a Monday - see web site for times
Wednesday 20th NovemberHi- Low Greensomes - enter on HDID