AGC Captains Blog May 2019
So another month has gone by and to be honest I don't know where!!
We started May's social events with a karaoke evening and what a Night that was, we killed everything but laughed all night, Luke Evans and his mates (who think they are Atherstone's answer to the Backstreet Boys) where great fun on the evening,
Mr David Draper showed us all he's still got it but star of the night has to go to Mr Roger Mellor who came along and blown us away with his Frank Sinatra tribute act, truly brilliant.
Thanks to everyone who supported that evening and I'm sure those nights in our clubhouse will get bigger and better.
Our next night out in our clubhouse we were entertained by a very talented Barni Scott,
I have to say turn out could have been better, especially for a night that was put on free to members and friends of AGC.
Barni took it in her stride and sang till late and I have to say put on two quality set's for us, again though everyone who made the effort had a good night and I would like to thank them all for coming along.
This month sees the ever popular Atherstone Golf Club family fun day.
For anyone who has never played in it before, format is nine holes of golf, with experienced golfer playing to green and then your non golfing partner putting out, you really must give it a try at £6.00 a pair for family and friends of AGC members, it's an experience not to be missed.
There will also be a bouncy castle for little ones amongst other things to be doing,
Phil Challis & Gary King will also be making sure we are fed when they bring their "FLAMES" barbecue.
Make a date in your calendar for Saturday 22nd June, first tee time at 2.00pm.
We have our summer quiz night on Friday 28th June, teams are a max of 8 and only £1 a person.
Ian Jacob will be quiz master for evening and he does a great job of mixing up questions for all abilities "good job really"
So start getting your team together now and we'll see you there for a drink and a lot of head scratching.
This week we will start putting up the sheets for anyone that would like to be considered for the much anticipated tripartite week coming up in July, these will be situated in both men's and ladies locker rooms, so if you feel you’re playing well please put your name down for a chance to be chosen for what is a cracking week of golf.
Hosts for “Norman Hodge and Rose Bowl" are Hinckley GC on 3rd July.
Hosts for "Chaddaway and Jarvis" are Nuneaton GC on 4th July and hosts for
"The Observer Trophy" are Atherstone GC on 5th July, all start times are 3pm. Please feel free to come along to all above venues and show your support for our players, I'm sure they will appreciate it.
On the course all our teams are making quite a name for themselves amongst the local golf scene with some very impressive results. Just this week Nik Sweatman guided his Avon League team to a 6-0 home win against West Midlands.
Jo Trouve guided her ladies team to another impressive 4.5 to 2.5 win against Moor hall to top their ladies league and Graham Lee once again showing his seniors section are a force to be reckoned with, getting a convincing 5-1 home win against Nuneaton.
Rich Evans and his scratch team shared the points at home to Stratford with their opening game of the campaign in what was a tough fixture, just shows what quality of golfer we have throughout all our sections, keep it going all and I wish you all a very successful season.
For all junior golfer our President Mr Geoff Freeman and Vice-Captain Mr Gary King are running coaching sessions for any youngster who wants to try golf.
The first session was such a success they are running another session on Saturday June 8th at 1.00pm, you don't even need any clubs as these will be provided for use on the day. So why not bring your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter for a free bit of coaching. Just let Geoff or Gary know you'll be attending.
May 2019 Competition Winners.
EWGA Medal Eleanor Walker 93 Net
Gavin Milne Zac Evans & Stuart Taylor 64 Net
Terry Smith Claret Jug Terry Chipman 34 Pts
Victory Cup George Bartlam 64 Net
Grendon Cup John Broadhurst 67 Net
Charles Healey Joy Pointer 39 Pts
NSPCC Ian Smith 44 Pts
Challenge Cup Ann Farmer 73 Net
Trowel Karl Hartley 44 pts
Grandma’s Trophy Joy Pointer 40 Pts
Congratulations one and all, again some impressive rounds of golf played on a tough course, you can all be very proud of yourselves.
I've been asked to remind golfers of some simple but important golfing etiquette. Please repair your pitch mark on greens, I'm sure we've all seen and repaired several quite blatant marks on greens over the past few weeks, if you’re playing with someone who doesn't seem to be looking for their pitch mark give them a nudge and remind them that they need to be repaired.
Please replace all divots on fairways, leave bunkers how you would like to find them by making sure your footprints are raked away after you have played your shot and please don't take your trolley between bunker and green, our greenkeepers work hard to prepare your course to the highest standards for our enjoyment, these are just a few little things that can help our course stay the way we like it. I thank you in advance for adhering to these simple steps.
Just leaves me to say play well and hopefully we'll see you at all events we have lined up this month.