Captain's Reports

 

29 APRIL 2017

It’s been good to see so many turning out for Club competitions and for me personally to meet members I didn’t previously know. It’s also great to see the website developing as it is and I would encourage you all to explore the wealth of information held there now. We are pressing on with engaging the Council on course issues and will update soon on these.

 

The main event this month was the Charity Day where the main prize, the JMC&JT Trophy was lifted by Leroy Benta. His first major trophy so well done to Leroy. Thanks to John Conteh for attending the day and Charlz the photographer. A sample of his photos and a link to his website is available in the past events section of the website.

 

Other winners this month were; John Shervill in the Spring Cup, Neil Sherman in the Team Players, Rob Suh in the Spring Shield and Jimmy Cooley in the Rodgers Shield. Well done to all of you.

 

In April the season moved into full tilt with a whole raft of matches which dominate the rest of this report. My thanks to all those who have turned out for the Club the results of which are summarised as follows;

  • Unfortunately, both teams in the NAPGC Siemens Bowl went out in the first round. Both teams in the NAPGC Mitchell Thomson also went out in the first round.
  • We put out the strongest men’s team available for the mixed team in the NAPGC Hawtree and progressed to round two with a big win over Rickmansworth. The mens team comprised Pat Clasby, Jimmy Cooley, Steve Brownsea and me (Paul Dimmer).
  • In the NAPGC team match play all four teams made it through to round two, with three wins and a bye and in the new NAPGC Midweek pairs 6 of the 10 teams went through to round two with three wins, two walkovers and a bye.
  • In the Middlesex event the 6’s Team went out in the first round to Finchley, but the scratch team had a great result beating the defending champions West Middlesex in the Presidents Cup first round (the team comprised: Liam Cella, Steve Brownsea, Jimmy Cooley, Paul Dimmer, Pat Clasby and Tony Sharp).
  • In the Daily Mail Foursomes the team (Steve Brownsea and Liam Cella) has progressed through rounds one and two. We went to round 5 last year so a way to match that still.
  • In the interclub fixtures, we lost away at Stockley Park and Harefield, but players reported thoroughly enjoying the matches.

 

Paul Dimmer

 

18 MARCH 2017

Club Captains Update: Entries have now gone in for all the Middlesex and NAPGC competitions and it’s going to be hectic over the next couple of months getting all the first round matches in. There will be ample opportunity for all those who wish to play to be involved.

 

Only one match has been played so far with Steve Brownsea and liam Cella winning away against Oaklands Park in the Daily Mail Foursomes.

 

Congratulations to the Winter Better Ball winners Dave Whitbread and Fergus Farrelly. And to the greensomes team trial winners Dipesh Patel and Obi NNochiri.

 

Paul Dimmer

 

18 FEBRUARY 2017

The prize-giving & presentation dinner took place on 11th Feb, with the early bird team of Mayur Gor, Cel O’Connor, Sanjay Agarwal, Sudhir Mehta winning with -20, from another early team in Azan Jainudeen, Rajan Shah, Mukesh Vithlani, Chandra Morjaria. This is the first time we have played this format and we will certainly give it another go.

 

Over 30 men and ladies attended the presentation dinner and there was a very good atmosphere. It was really nice to have Emma Acquah and her two children, Gina and Rachel in attendance and Emma presented the Les Acquah Trophy to George Sheriff.

 

The first singles cup of the year, which is contested between the leading players from the previous year. the Jackie Taylor Salver, was won by Stuart Cella.

 

Paul Dimmer

 

14 JANUARY 2017

As I said at the AGM it is a privilege to have been elected Captain of Haste Hill Golf Club. The aim during my captaincy will be inclusiveness respect for all.

 

It was good to see a good turnout for the Captains Drive In Scramble which was won by

Jimmy Cooley, Prashant Sanghani, Diane Wallace and Sian Whitbread with -3. The unlucky runners up on countback were Ziggy Yousaf, Dave Whitbread, Dinesh Bhucher and Paul Collas. It was great to have the ladies involved and they will be invited to other events during the year as we try to bring the mens and ladies sections closer.

 

I look forward to my Captaincy and wish George every encouragement as Vice-Captain for the coming year.

 

Paul Dimmer

 

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