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Newsletter 21/03/2018 Part 1

Article Published: Wednesday 21st March 2018 14:54:15 pm


Regrettably this is my last Newsletter item as your Captain
It has been a special year for me and it was a shame that the weather came along and hit us in the backside causing us to postpone the Captains Swan Song to Sunday, 29th April. I feel Peter Taggart was very wise in his decision to cancel on the Saturday prior to the match.
Through your support, my Captain’s Charity – ‘Brain Tumour Research’ has progressed steadily and the forthcoming Race Night on Friday, 23rd March will help to top it up to £1,000. Please come along to this great fun night. James’ pre-booked Shepherd’s Pie is available on the evening.
Thank you all for your fantastic support and messages of goodwill throughout the year and I wish Marilyn and Simon all the very best for 2018/19.


As my Captain’s year approaches, I have given thought what to do with my ‘Captain’s space’ in the car park. Obviously I will not need it so I have therefore decided to auction it off for my charity, which is going to be the RNLI
I have had an initial bid of £250 for the YEAR and will welcome any other bids.
Please either leave a bid with the Office or attend the AGM when final bids will be taken from the floor.


Lady members are advised that the Rules Morning being given by Peter Taggart has had to be re-scheduled from 29th March to Thursday 19th April at 10.00 am.


Many thanks go to David Neech, who came along to our Fish and Chip Bistro and shared his knowledge on golfing memorabilia. It was a well supported and interesting evening.
Coming up on the Social Calendar we have The Captains’ Swan Song Race Night – a final push to raise funds for this year’s Captains’ Charities – Cleft Lip and Palate Association and Brain Tumour Research. Please show your support by buying a runner or by coming along and having a flutter on the tote. Chef James is offering a Shepherds Pie supper that night for just £8 and this ensures you have a table.

On 28th April the Club Seniors have organised the ever popular Revival Band to entertain you for the evening. Tickets on sale by 31st March from the bar and the ticket will include food.

We are holding a Club Quiz Night on 11th May with Quizmaster Geoff Taylor. The cost is £8.50 per person which includes a choice of Cottage Pie or a vegetarian option if you would like to dine on the night. Teams of up to 6 people only. Tickets on sale 20th April.

Steve Ritchie joins us on 19th May for an evening of The Voice of Legends, a versatile solo singer with a wide range of styles from easy listening to dance, covering swing, jazz and songs from 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Tickets on sale from 21st April and will include a meal


Friday Nights
23rd March – Captains Swan Song Race Night: Tickets still available from the bar or call 01255 68245. A fun night of racing and betting with proceeds going to Captains’ charities, food available.
30th March – Good Friday Bistro: Bring the family down to start the Easter break off with a bang.
6th April – Soul Food Buffet with The Masters Golf being shown on the Giant Screen.
13th April – Our Wood Fired Pizza Buffet

Sunday Lunch
25th March – British Summertime Brunch available. Food available from 10.00 am to 2 pm. Come and have a change from the normal Sunday lunch or just join us for breakfast.
1st April – Easter Carvery: Book now for our Easter themed carvery with an Egg Hunt for the children.
8th April – Sunday A La Carte (will become a carvery if covers achieve 30)
15th April – Sunday Carvery
22nd April – Sunday Carvery.

Please see website calendar for details of the above menus.
Book a table now on 01255 682455/682454 or book at the bar.

With the success of selling our Ginger Beer and Honey Glazed Hams at Christmas, we are happy to offer them again for the Easter holidays. If anyone would like to order one, please contact James or Wayne on 01255 682454 and we can sort one out for you, what size and for when you require one.

Sports on TV
Friday 23rd March – 7.45 pm Netherlands v England friendly, in the Bar or Trophy Room.
Saturday 31st March – 12.30 pm Crystal Palace v Liverpool in the Bar
Sunday 1st April – 1.30 pm Arsenal v Stoke and 4.00 pm Chelsea v Tottenham in the Bar.
Saturday 6th April – 12.30 pm Everton v Liverpool, in the Bar
Sunday 7th April – 2.215 pm Arsenal v Southampton and 4.30 pm Chelsea v West Ham in the Bar.

Golf: The Masters
We will show the Masters in the Bar, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. It will be shown on the giant screen in the Lounge on the Friday night for diners.
Easter/Spring Afternoon Tea
With some great comments from our first two afternoon teas, why not come and try our Easter spring afternoon tea at the club on Thursday, 12th April from 2 pm until 5 pm. Enjoy an afternoon out with friends, with a great view. Non-members are welcome. Tables can be reserved now. Call the bar on 01255 682454


Owing to the recent severe weather there was no golf played this weekend and sadly the Captains’ Swan Song competition had to be postponed until 29th April. However, there was a good turnout for the ladies 1st Main Day stableford last week. Val Nicholls emerged victorious, garnering 33 pts. Caroline Gard was just behind in second place with 32 pts and Sheran Harding finished in third with 30 pts.

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