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Next week's fixtures
Good luck, James
Branston member James Bailey is currently playing for the English Schools Golf Association team against Wales at Clyne GC, in Swansea. Good luck, James.
Steve's Away Day
The draw for Friday is:
9.30 Steve Fox, George Cowley, John Brookes and Paul Allen
9.40 Matt Moran, Steve Shepherd, Tony Butlin and Ben Laing
9.50 Gavin Robson, Daz Rayner, Danvider Tamba and Steve Gower
10.00 Richard Earp, Richard Odell, Gurps Mann and Pete Barker
10.10 Charlie Insley, Eldridge Cunningham, Nick Graham and Robert Hardie
10.20 Brian Tierney, Colin Rigby, Dave Thomas and Pete Fisher
10.30 Rob Sanders, Andy Insley, Mac Hussain and Terry Bailey
10.40 Pete Nicolle, Tim Winn, Mick Gaskin and Neil Haywood
10.50 Mark Brookes, Colin Shaw, Mel Dukes and Bobby Cliff
11.00 Richard Zabo, Eric Goddard, Ian Pearsall and Jason Lightfoot
11.10 Paul Marshall, Steve Smith, Richard Manning and Jon Orme
11.20 Craig Dughan, Nigel Hollis, Dan Jackson and Ken Williams
11.30 Steve Warner, Dave Lawrence, Chris Smith and Gary Marler
Dress Code on the course is normal golf attire, meaning shirts must have a collar, no denim wear and golf shoes must be either hard/soft spikes or dimples. In the Clubhouse after golf we need to change into smart casual wear (no denim or trainers) and smart shoes. No headwear is to be worn in the Clubhouse.
The day will be an 18-hole Stableford Competition off full handicap allowance. There will be a prize for nearest the pin prizes on all the par threes and overall prizes for first to fifth inclusive.
The meal will be a two-course sit down dinner with a choice of braised beef or chicken, ham and leek pie with potatoes and seasonal veg, followed by fruit crumble or lemon tart and coffee with mints. Steve will collect meal choices prior to you teeing off, probably over breakfast - which is served from 8 am.
The minibus will pick up from Branston at 7am prompt for those going on the bus, and will drop off at the Branston around 9pmish.
Here’s praying for fine weather!
Well done to the Branston team for winning at Horsley Lodge 4.5 to 1.5. The weather and course were superb and a great day was had by all. Thanks to Lady vice-Captain Charlotte Barker who organised the day along with Mr vice-Captain Graham Wright from Horsley Lodge.
Just a quick note about playing in groups of five or more: only in very exceptional circumstances should play ever be in anything greater than a fourball, for instance the Texas Scramble competitions normally staged to mark the Captains' Drive-in. At all other time, groups larger than four are not permitted.
30 members attended the second rules evening. Thanks to Paul Allen and Mark Pegg for their time and effort in organising the evening.
Rachel Warner and the Great North Run
In aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, Steve's sister Rachel is running the Great North Run on September 11. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RachaelandLyndseyGNR2016
Branston Youngsters to Play at St Andrews
Rachel Emma Alford is taking part in the University Girls Challenge at St Andrews this coming weekend, which is to be played over two days on three courses. Having recently got her handicap cut to 11 she has qualified to play in the scratch to 12 competition. Mum Carol is looking forward to caddying and offering words of advice to keep her focused. Good luck, Rachel.
Also, congratulations to George Johnson, aged just six, who qualified for the grand final of the Wee Wonders which is being played at St Andrews. Good luck, George.
Off The Wall
Our Captains' Challenge is on September 11 and 12: we will be walking Hadrian's Wall. Any sponsorship will be very gratefully received: www.justgiving.com/Jenney-Hollis
Bowls Night a Success Again
18 players enjoyed an evening of bowls, pie and peas, organised by Helen Dickerson, Jim & Glen Walker. Thank you for the contribution to the Captains Charity.
Captains' Charity Ball – September 17 – James Bond Casino Royale
There will be many different James Bond fun and games going on throughout the evening, including:
Arrive 7pm, carriages at 1am, cost £38 per person, ring 01283 528 336 and book your tickets at the Pavilion. Black tie event, dress to impress/thrill!
Rule of the Week: Provisional Balls Q. When does a provisional ball become the ball in play?A. There are two answers to this: 1. When the provisional ball has been played after the original ball has been declared lost (which means that even if you say "that ball's lost, it's not actually lost until you hit the provisional) or 2. When the provisional ball has been hit from a point nearer to the hole than where the "lost" ball is likely to be.
Thought for the Week
From Princess Anne, the Princess Royal (1950-), currently 12th in line to the British Throne:
"Golf seems to me an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dogs out."
That's All, Folks!
Have a great week, both on the course and off it.
Steve Warner and Jenney Hollis, Captains 2016