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May 16th -Match Vs Mitcham

Six blue hats lead the veterans into battle against our old friends and rivals at Mitcham Common. The battleground was one of the oldest golf courses in the metropolis with its undulating fairways and tricky greens. The visitors battled on relentlessly to achieve a draw at close of play. 

Following a much needed large glass of refreshment, we all dined on the famous local double pie extravaganza of chicken followed by apple. Many thanks to the organisers for all the arrangements.

Final score Mitcham 3 Vets 3.

April 29th - Match v CCLGC (Pairs Competition)

The Friday morning gathering of the Ladies verses the Vets was under a cold leaden sky of expectations. The match was held in good spirits, with many par scores and some accurate shots, an achievement with the present state of the tees, fairways and greens.

Following a reviving drink in the bar we retreated to the Blenheim for a tasty chilli con carne potato and salad. Many thanks to Linda for organising the day.

All the world’s a golf course and all the men and women merely players in a quest to achieve their minutes of glory. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, and here's our captain receiving that much converted trophy. Followed by the exciting prospect of the awaiting trinity of the Neapolitan iced treats.

All the world’s a golf course and all the men and women merely players in a quest to achieve their minutes of glory. They have their exits and their en

April 25th - Match v Addington (Home)

Waiting a report and photos.

April 22nd - The Hector Fudge Trophy

The Hector Fudge Competition is an annual event between the four Coulsdon Clubs - Men, Ladies, Artisans and Veterans - held in memory of Hector who had a more than 50 year association with the club. Four members of each club - Captain, Vice Captain, Secretary and Treasurer (although substitutes are allowed) - compete in a Stableford Competition. 

This year, the competition was held on April 22nd and was well organised by the Ladies. The day was dry but, as the greens had been hollow tined recently, there was a 'sporting' element to the competition. Nevertheless, the competition was fierce and the result was surprisingly close. Even more surprising was that the Veterans won for the first time for many years. The winning margin was just one point and the full results were:

Veterans     126 pts

Ladies          125pts

Artisans       120pts

Men             110pts.

So very well done to John Gill, Bruce Blackhall, Ron Wellbrook and Rogers Wells

Hector Fudge as a starter in 2010

Hector Fudge

April 13th - The John Ling Trophy

Thanks to Bruce Blackhall for this observant rhyme.

April 13th’s trip across the Hogs Back

Delivered a result; Bruce’s surely for the sack!

At least the John Ling’s 1st round bye

Set us up at Farnham to give it a try.

With 11th hour changes to our Coulsdon team

Returning triumphant was consigned to a post match dream.

So now condemned to the loser’s Salver

Will White Lodge’s match be another palaver?

Much thanks goes out to the victor’s hospitality

A second ‘Trophy’ win can clearly become a reality!

April 11th - TheCaptain's Drive In/Club Championship Round 1

Thanks to John Gill for this report

The Captain's Drive In was held on April 10th. As hollow tining was being done on the front 9 holes, only the back 9 were available and therefore only a social event could be run. However, this did ensure that the Captain's drive-in shot couldn't land on the 18th green! The Captain arranged coffee and hot and cold snacks by the 10th tee to keep everyone going. The main event was to guess how far the Captain could drive off the tee and guesses ranged from 80yards to 200 yards with the majority in the 150-160 yard range. The Captain obliged by hitting his drive 156yards - and straight down the middle! Well done to Tony Brown for precisely guessing this distance. And well done to all for raising a total of £110 for the Captain's Charity.

February 7th 2022 - Medal and Trophy Presentation

Division 1
Roy Misra, 91 - 24 = 67

Les Ropke, 78 - 10 = 68

Division 2
Bob Lyndon, 95 - 30 = 65

Roger Wells, 97 - 26 = 71

Thanks to Ron Wellbrook for this report

2021 Trophy Presentation

As we were unable to do a presentation at the AGM,  your 2022 Captain kindly allowed me to do a presentation after the January Monthly Medal.

On the day presentations were made to Roger Wells and Les Ropke. There are more to come for trophy winners that were unable to be there.

Roger is a relatively new club member and manged to walk off with the Kelly Shield. Well done Roger. 

Les, has managed to achieve something we all strive for, that is playing consistent good quality golf throughout the year, resulting in a good haul of trophies. I shan't list all them here but they include the Club Championship and the Christmas Competition, well done Les. 

Into 2022 with the Veterans

A new heart for a New Year, always. Ring out the old, ring in the new. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old golfing ways.

From your Match Secretary
Attached is the program of home and away matches for 2022. Please remember that the format on Master Scoreboard has changed. 6 low handicaps and 6 high handicaps will be paired for each match and names will be alternated giving everyone a chance to play.
A few points to remember.
Costs for the day are usually about £18 which includes the after match meal. 
We all represent our club at the after match meal 
At home matches team member buy their opponents the first drink at the bar.
Wear club attire at all matches. (This is now available to order via Ed Collins)
Please help to make these changes work and let me know if and what we can do to make them work better.
Click here for the full fixture list