News page for 2013 Season.
Please see Archives for previous years (2010-2012)
It has been agreed by the Committee that Thursdays will be a designated Assoc.Club Day apart from days allocatedd for Hoop Setting and Competitions.These days are listed on the calendar,on the Website.
There must always be 1 lawn available for any Golf Players. Please check that you have a key or access to one.
e.g Mary Coombs / David Maddocks/Terrey Sparks.
100 Club winners.:
January- 1st June Chritcher 2nd George Noble 3rd Jenny Waterhouse
February - 1st Ruth Cole 2nd Chris Ward 3rd Pat Dawson
March - 1st Chris Ward 2nd George Noble 3rd Helen Pearson
April - 1st Barrie Joyce 2nd George Noble 3rd Margaret Toll
May - 1st Derek Cole 2nd George Noble 3rd Eric Miller
Newsletter February 1st
Hello everyone. Only a couple of months to go before the new season. It’s a long Winter.
No doubt you are looking forward to seeing old friends again and hopefully some new faces. I f anyone can bring someone along it would be excellent. The Come and Try Day has been brought forward to April 6th so hopefully it won’t be too cold. It can’t be any worse than it was last year, can it ? And last year’s was in May. I’m glad the recent cold snap has ended. A friend of mine was a bit confused; he was trying to find a shop which would sell him one glove because the weatherman said that on one hand it could be cold but on the other hand it could be warmer.
Not much happening at the Club ; no Social events. The Club house stands cold and deserted although there is some decorating to be arranged. Probably with an outside contractor.
Behind the scenes though, quite a bit is happening. We are already studying literature and instructions for the GB v USA Tournament in August and entries are coming in for other events, so don’t miss out.
100 Club. Why not have a go? As you will see from the following , I have won twice and if I can win, then anyone can. I never usually win anything , If I had been a triplet, I would have been the one on the bottle!.
Winners for November and December. Nov 1st Prize £25 John Williams 2nd £15 Derek Cole 3rd Colin Baillie. Dec 1st George Noble 2nd Derek Cole 3rd Pat Gray.
Contact Joyce on firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrey Sparks, our Tournament Sec would like to see more of us play Inter-Club matches this season so please put your names down . Don’t be shy, you are good enough. email@example.com
See you at the end of March so make sure your mallets are sharpened.
Derek Cole HCC Club Sec.
Our apologies for the delay in getting the Website News updated, but we have almost an entirely new Committee since the AGM and we have had to do quite a bit of re-organisation and it is taking some time to familiarise ourselves with the various systems expertly done by our predecessors.
We have unfortunately had to defer Club matters in the past few weeks due to the unexpected passing away of one of our new Committee members, Teresa Kendal, wife of our new Chairman Terry. This has, of course, brought great sadness to her family and to those who played with her every week during the season. We had hardly taken that in when we heard that Roy Hedges, husband of Janet, had also succumbed to a relatively short illness, he will also be missed at the Club . Roy was a previous Committee member. We have been informed that a previous member , Douglas McKenzie, husband of Fiona, has also recently passed away. Our thoughts are with all these families.
We have also heard that Mary Coombes has fallen over and broken her femur. She has now had a total hip replacement and is recovering at home. Bryan Montgomery goes into hospital on Weds, this week , the 5th for a hip replacement and we have heard today that Ruth Cole goes in for her second knee next week, the 13th. We hope both operations are totally successful. Good time of the year to get them done.
This is a quiet time of the year; some of you may be playing indoors , but of course it isn’t quite the same. Before we look forward to next season, the Committee, on behalf of you all, would like to thank the outgoing Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Committee members for all the effort they have put in over the past few years. Under their management we have had a very successful period with the main highlight being the Under 21 World Championship but there were many other superb events too. We will miss their expertise and knowledge but they have offered to give a hand at some events and will always give help and guidance to a relatively inexperienced Committee. We would also like to thank their respective partners for their long suffering backing which is essential to all serving Officers. An outstanding effort by all. However, we have been extremely fortunate, Terry Kendal is our new Chairman, Barrie Joyce is the new Vice Chairman. John Toll, has now taken over as Treasurer and Terrey Sparks is taking on the new position of Tournament Secretary. All have many year’s experience and will be invaluable to the Club. More about various new positions in the Club a little later.
The Club finances are in good order , also thanks to our predecessors but our rent has been increased dramatically and there may be other unwelcome surprises in the pipe line. However our Membership Fees are remaining the same for this year, so count your blessings
Terry Kendal, presided at the first Committee meeting of the new financial year and he has organised the Committee into several Sub Committees as follows. Welcome to our new Treasurer ,John Toll, thank you for taking up this position. His SC comprises Derek Cole, Noelene Wood-Davies and Terry Kendall. My SC , as Club Secretary, is Myfanwy Dunford, Pat Gray and Terry. We have a Grounds SC under Barrie Joyce assisted by Eric Miller, Richard Moores, Ruth Cole and myself; an Internal Competition SC with Barrie and Eric; a Housekeeping SC under Joyce Robins which consists of Noelene and Pat Gray, and a Press and Publicity SC of Myfanwy and Richard.
We also have a new accounts scrutineer who is Veronica Moores and a new Tournament Secretary .As I said earlier, Terrey Sparks has volunteered his services to this new position. We also have Pat Dawson as Child Safety Officer and Chris Ward is our Website Manager. These positions are non-Committee. Terrey’s and my address and Email addresses are in the Contacts column on the Website.
We have several prestigious events next season ; the most notable will be the Solomon Cup; England v USA but there are several others [all on the Calendar on the Website] so we will need plenty of help. Remember, these events help to keep our Memberships down by a considerable amount. We must all make a great effort to welcome and look after all our guest players. Let’s be the most friendly Club in the CA.
We are a bit short of members and could do with another 10 or so , so if you have any friends or acquaintances you could bring along they would be welcome. The Come and Try Day has been brought forward to April 6th next year to try to get some new members early in the season and our Press SC are to advertise , I believe.
A Membership Renewal form is now on the Website and will also be with the January Newsletter. Our year runs from January 1st each year so Memberships are due on that date. Please note that Membership forms and remittance are to be sent to Myfanwy Dunford at the address on the Form.
Joyce Robins has been running a very successful 100 Club and a renewal form will be with the January Newsletter.
Internal Competitions will no longer be ‘Enter in Advance’ but Barrie will put up Entry Forms about a month in advance and will take the fees on the day.
So don’t forget; our new Chairman’s slogan is WELCOME, SMILE, LAUGH and ENJOY . in remembrance of Teresa who never did anything but that.
A variation of this letter will be sent out on January 1st so don’t worry if you can’t download the forms.
Have a very happy Christmas and a successful New Year and I will see you in the new season.
Regards Derek Cole.