After a review of the year's activities and the perspectives for 2020 Sue Hall, outgoing Section Head, announced that, after some 20 years of service to the Section, including several years as Chair, she would be standing down from the committee and not seeking reelection.
The remaining members of the committee, John Greenwood (Treasurer), Joan Cosgrove (Hon Sec), Claude Jacques (Competitions), James Moore, and Frédéric Thiriet all stood for re-election and were duly voted in. John McCallum was voted in as a new member of the committee.
Frédéric Thiriet was nominated Chairman to replace Sue and promises to carry on her good work in the future. Most weeks he's up at the Club for Sunday Brunch and would be delighted to talk to anyone who is interested in finding out more about Villarceaux or the Golf Section.
This evening, Friday 17 January, is the Section's AGM at 730, followed by prizegiving & dinner. Please also note that Section subs are now due.
The 2019 Autumn Vase was played in beautiful weather, with the unfortunate side effect of leaving the course very dry and quite difficult to play in places. Overall Winner (Best Stableford score) was Jérome Chaplin, 42 points (from Men's 2nd Series). Best SAC scorer was John MacCallum, 38 points, 3rd in Men's 2nd Series, followed closely by Jenny Pratt, 1st in Ladies' 2nd series with 36 points.. See the FFG Results page
President's Cup winner (Best net): John Goodhardt - 68
Nou-Yai Cup winner (Best Ladies' Gross): Sue Hall - 88
President's Putter winner: Peter Hall - 31 putts
Forthcoming events: Centenary Cup match against Villarceaux on 26/10.
The Section had a Patsome Competition on Saturday 19th October, won by Sue Hall and John McCallum. The Centenary Cup match against Villarceaux is CANCELLED for this year.
Results Mixed Stableford Competition: 1st - David Colson (38 points); 2nd - Emile Freiha (38), 3rd - Sue Hall (33).
First please note that the Centenary Cup against Villarceaux has been postponed until the 19th October. A section competition will be held on the 22nd of June instead. The 2019 Mixed Matchplay is on its way (see current state here). (First round matches should be finished by the end of June.
The scores (gross and net) of the 54 players in yesterday's Spring Cup copied from the FFG may be seen in the main article. Congratulations to Louis Anceaux, overall winner of the Castrol Cup, with a gross score of 34 points and to Spring Cup (Best Net) winner: Bernard Mazadier (40); Financial Times Cup (Best Ladies' Gross): Prudence Jones (19) and Best Ladies' Net: Caroline Bahin (41). The best SAC scorer was Emile Freiha with 36 net / 21 gross.
The Golf Section held its AGM last Friday 10th May, during which the 6 stalwart committee members were confirmed. This Saturday is the 39th Spring Cup at Villarceaux; the Section's next major event will be the President's Cup on the 6th of July. The Autumn Weekend, organised by James Moore, will be at the Golf de Touraine over the weekend of the 26/28th September. Read on to see some photos taken at the recent Golf Weekend outing to Dieppe.
The Spring Golf Weekend featured a visit to Dieppe last weekend, 26th-28th April. The Saturday competitions, the Kiwi Cup and Dean Trophy featured a win for the course and the weather over the 18 participants - the competitions were reduced to 9 holes although some brave souls did complete 18! Sunday's scramble was played under better conditions and the sun even appeared occasionally!
Golfers are about to spring into action now the fine weather's here! First, there's Spring Outing to Dieppe the last weekend of April, then the Section AGM (followed by dinner) is on Friday 10th May, and, rounding off the Spring events is the annual Spring Cup competition at Villarceaux on Saturday 18th May.
Results: Men's WInner - David Colson, 35 points; Ladies' Winner - Joan Cosgrove, 32 points.
John McCallum pips John Goodhardt on last hole to taked the Trophy!
Scramble "à la française" results: the team of Sue Hall, Bertrand Delacroix and Claude Jacques came out ahead in a very close contest, the first 3 teams within one point of each other.
The Section played a "3 Clubs and a Putter" Stableford competition on Saturday, 9th February at Villarceaux in fine weather for the season! Sue Hall won the Ladies' and Frédérick Thiriet the Men's, both with 32 points, very commendable for the formula. Read on for full (revised) results.