Captain’s Blog – November 2018
Well, what can I say…… The end of the year is fast approaching, where a busy festive period and New Year will soon be upon us. Before the December chaos begins, here’s a round-up of what’s been happening at Atherstone golf club and what we’ve got coming up.
October and November Round-Up
October seen the ‘Champion of Champions’ day won by Neil Carver, which was then followed by the presentation night and gala dinner. Congratulations to all those that won a competition throughout the golfing season and a special pat on the back goes to Gareth Leyshorn for coming top of the golfer of the year order of merit.
Whilst I’m on the theme of congratulations…… Congratulations to the ladies section on a fantastic season, where the ladies followed up their Rose Bowl victory by winning their Scratch League division and gaining promotion!! Well done Lady Captain Ann and all the ladies involved.
The popular autumn quiz took place with approximately 60 people taking part and was once again won by Gareth and Edward Leyshorn’s team of ringers!! After numerous previous attempts by our renowned quizmaster, we successfully held a music round….. Big thank you to Ian Jacob for his efforts in hosting the event.
With the winter leagues now in full flow, Bob Waters deserves a special mention for improving the infrastructure behind the scenes and the way the fixtures, results and tables are displayed. Bob has certainly proved that old dogs can be taught new tricks and is now showcasing his new found IT skills!!
Coming up in December
One event remains for November, the Race Night on Friday 30th starting at 7:30pm……. Please come along and support this popular event, which is a free night to enter with hotdogs and burgers available to purchase on the night. The event is open to members, guests, family, friends, children and grandchildren, so it should be a great family occasion for all to enjoy.
Saturday 8th December is the kids Xmas party afternoon, running between 2pm and 4pm. Alakazam will keep the children entertained until the arrival of Santa Claus to hand out the presents…… All children need to be booked in for this event by the closing date of Monday 3rd December and can be entered onto the sheet behind the bar along with a £5 ticket price.
Saturday 15th December, I have the great pleasure of introducing an 80’s night into the social calendar, where we will be entertained by the popular ‘Lets Eighties’ band. This is a fun night with optional fancy dress, so please look into the back of the wardrobe for those Miami Vice jackets or luminous socks and gloves!! Tickets are on sale behind the bar or by giving me a call.
The member’s party and Xmas lunch will be held on Sunday 16th December, where the entertainment will be provided by the hilarious comedian Nipper Thomas. This event is open to ALL members, please see Joy to enter your names onto the guest list and choose your lunch requirements from the menu. Tickets are £20 for the lunch & entertainment and the closing date to put your names down for this event will be Sunday 9th December. The free members draw will also take place after the Xmas lunch.
Club Captain 2018