Captain's Blog July 2019
So another month that's gone quicker than I don't know what, where does it go, It was a month when we held the tripartite event and our 125th year anniversary over a couple of weeks.
Our 125 day was great and well supported by our members and visitors from surrounding clubs, who have since contacted me and thanked Atherstone GC for their warm welcome and course condition, the day started with an Am Am four ball competition with most tee times being allocated from 7.30 through to 2.30 in the afternoon, followed by a presentation which the Mayor and Mayoress of Atherstone attended followed by live music into the night.
A big thank you to Phil Challis who put in a lot of time making sure everything was in place for the day before jetting off on his holidays thanks to Richard Thomas and Jo Trouve' for their time during the day.
We also set up a barbecue and drinks stop alongside the 9th green which proved to be very popular especially with my Vice Captain Gary King who was its best customer! It sounded like the place to be on the day with a lot of banter going on and also proved to be a nice little earner for our captain's project with £148 profit made.
Again a big thank you too Nigel & Chris Aucott, my wife Karen and daughter Jenny for working the stop and Gary for helping me set it all up early in the morning, it wouldn't have happened without you guy's and it is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to Robbie Hancock, Ellie, Mark and Steve Walker who were the winners on the day with a very credible 107 points, overall it was another great day.
July Competition Winners
Alayne Norris - Ladies Stableford 34pts
Adam Chapman - Val Walton Trophy 47pts
Sue Lord - Lady Captains Day 43pts
Vincent Shanahan - Terry Smith Claret Jug 40pts
Simon Dillon - Hunt Salver 43pts
Jo Trouve - EWGA Medal net 72
Dave Brotherhood - Ron Hiatt Trophy net 66
Jo Trouve - Stafford Salver net 73
Stuart Butler - Charity Cup net 62
Congratulations and well done to you all, again some impressive scoring played on a difficult course.
Tuesday night members draw was last won by Martin Hughes, well done Martin, with the prize fund currently standing at £75 for next draw. This prize increases weekly by £25 and is free to members, come along and see if your name comes out, remember you have to be in the clubhouse to win.
Coming up in August we have Bob and Joy's leaving party on the evening of Friday 9th, live music from the popular "let's 80s" all members are welcome to come along and give them a good send off, enjoy your retirement both of you.
On Saturday 17th is "Captain's Day" the day kicks off with a "Shambles" golf comp 1pm shotgun start followed by hot food when you complete your round and live music starting at 6pm till 8pm. Cost is £50 for a team of four, team sheet is located on clubhouse stage with a max of 22 teams. Non-members are welcome to play with AGC members so come along for a fun format and a great evening.
After a great win away at Stratford Oaks our Avon League team has a good chance of securing the league should they win their next match away at Oakridge on Saturday 31st, best of luck gents keep that good form going into your last game.
Our ladies team are also still flying with another massive win away at Nuneaton in the quarter finals of the inter club foursomes, Best of luck in the semi-final ladies.
Our scratch team just failed in promotion this year, with both matches away at Kenilworth and Stratford needing to be won to secure a division one place, unfortunately this couldn’t be achieved.
Congratulations to Gareth Leyshon who won the averages and to young Finley Stokes who completed his first season in AGC scratch league. A great effort again this year gents, you did your club proud on and off the course.
Our A&B team are also proving difficult to beat again this year having won all but one game so far this season. Losing by only a half a point away at Kenilworth ended a fine run of form, keep it going gents.
A shout out to Mick Withers who had his hair shaved off for charity in clubhouse raising over £300 for prostate cancer, well done Mick top man.
As most members are aware of our club president Geoff Freeman underwent a major operation only a couple of weeks ago, I would like to pass on Atherstone Golf Club's best wishes, we all wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the golf course soon, take care Geoff.
Just leaves me to say enjoy your golf and play well you all.