NEWS AND TEE TIMES
The latest news and reminders of upcoming competitions and events
Moira finally managed to have her Lady Captain's Day although it wasn't quite the same as usual due to the Coronavirus restrictions. However the sun shone, although a bit too hot for some and Moira did a good job organising the very welcome refreshments half way round (with the help of her mum and daughter), a fun game of driving with a walking stick for her charity and presenting prizes for nearest the line and nearest the pin.
The overall winner of the Magpie Trophy was Anne Wilson on 35 points on countback from Alison Adams. Alison was the winner of Category A (up to 27 h/cap), Anne was the winner of Category B (28 to 35 h/cap) and Joung Edgar was the winner of Category C (36 and over h/cap) on 32 points.
So awards to be presented later will be:-
Magpie Trophy (overall winner & Cat B) - Anne Wilson
Runner up Crystal - Alison Adams (Cat A)
Runner up Crystal - Joung Edgar (Cat C)
The winner of the 9 hole stableford was Sue Davy with Barbara Pantlin as runner-up. Nearest the Pin was won by Gill King, nearest the line was Barbara Pantlin and most accurate drive with the walking stick was Kay Stevens.
Well played everyone!
We all finished with a nice glass of wine courtesy of The Darenth Ladies. Many thanks to Moira for organising the day!
We have just heard the sad news that Doris Wheeler's husband Jack has passed away. Most of you will remember Jack on our visits to their lovely Japanese garden. He was very knowledgable and made those visits so interesting. Our thoughts are with you Doris and send our condolences to you and all your family.
We are now able to use our newly renovated Ladies toilet facilities but not the changing area and we can also use the Ladies at the front of the building by the ballroom.
Next week we have the Artois Trophy on Tuesday 22nd September which is a qualifying stableford. competition.
Please sign your intention to play on our TDL weekly sign up WhatsApp group and follow all the rules below.
Tee times below shortly.
THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY DURING THE PANDEMIC:-
PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANCED AND READ CAREFULLY ONCE AGAIN THE FOLLOWING RULES!
Please sign your intention of playing in qualifying games with your full name and date of the game on our 'WhatsApp' group TDL WEEKLY SIGN UP' (or email Eileen if this is not possible).
You must mark a card for one of your playing partners (do not swap cards) and record both scores as usual very clearly in pen if possible with your Partner's name as the Player and yours as the Marker and put their score in column A with points in column B and your score in the Markers column. If you make a mistake please cross out and re-write at the side of it. Just the marker to sign the card.
Thoroughly check your scores with each other and please don't forget to put the date. You will be disqualified if you don't follow these rules!
When you have finished please take a photo of your card on your phone, or get someone else to if you are unable to, and send it to Eileen's personal 'WhatsApp' or email.
You can check your latest handicap on Masterscoreboard here .
Until the rakes are back in use, if your ball lands in a deep footprint in a bunker you may move it within 6 inches of the original spot for no penalty (do not smooth the surface before placing the ball) or you can drop back out for a penalty of two strokes.
The flag sticks must remain in the hole at all times and you must not touch them so may be best if you have a claw type ball gripper on the end of your putter if you have one. There will be no 'gimmies' allowed in competitions.
There will be no charge this year and all scores will be included for full members starting from July and finishing at the end of October. If you do not wish to enter this competition please let Eileen know.
Unfortunately this will not be run this year.
These will be counted from last November to March and July to October.
This is for our regular nine hole players only, either full members or social members and runs until the end of October (dates on the new Fixture list) and will be played on the dates of our cups and trophies. Pat Morris will take charge of the competition and will keep a tally of the putts for each competition so please phone her with your total putts after each competition. Obviously it will have to be a matter of trust! The total of the best four out of six competitions will be the winner of the annual trophy.
The clubhouse bar is now open. Only one person will be allowed at the bar to place an order and all drinks and food will be served at your table. Card payments only. Social distancing must be maintained at all times. We are able to use the toilet facilities now but there are men still working in there sometimes.
The fixture list has been amended up to the end of October and you can download a new version here.
All home and away friendly matches for this year have been cancelled and Angela is in contact with other clubs to rearrange for next year.
PAYMENT FOR NON SUBSCRIBERS TO THE DARENTH
Non members of The Darenth will still have to pay by card over the phone when they book at present.
LADY CAPTAIN'S CHARITY
Due to the unusual circumstances this year we haven't been able to hold any fund raising events for our Captain's charity, Colitis UK, so Moira has set up a 'Just Giving' page for them and here is the link so I hope you will support this. As she is not able to make her collections for landing in a bunker (penalty of 50p maximum for charity, however many you land in) you could tot up how much you owe her and make a lump sum donation! If you have any other ideas for making money for the charity any suggestions will be welcome. She has been losing out on her collections as we have not been able to hold our social events as we normally would.
Don't forget, on the Master Scoreboard site you can check the results of most of our competitions, your handicap status and the status of the Eclectic. When you log in to www.masterscoreboard.co.uk. we come under 'The Darenth' golf club. It is password protected so ask Eileen, Moira or Jean for the password. See:-