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Friday 3 December 2021

Golf News - The SAC in winning form again in November at Villarceaux

After winning at Villarceaux in October (Emile Freiha, winner of the 40th SAC Autumn Vase), the SAC was honoured again in November.  A SAC Team consisting of John MacCallum, James Moore and Emile Freiha won the ‘Coupe du Beaujolais’ last weekend ahead of the entire field with a score of four under (48 Stableford points).  This was the last tournament of 2021 at Villarceaux.

Golf News - 13 November 2021 - 3 Clubs & Putter results

On Saturday, 13 November the Section had a "3 clubs and putter" Net Stableford Competition at Villarceaux.
John McCallum won the Men's with 38 points and Jeanne Delacroix was the best lady with 24 points.
Read on for the full results.

Golf News - 40th edition of the Autumn Vase - Saturday 9 October

The 40th edition of the Autumn Vase, one of the two major events organised by the Golf Section at Villarceaux, which was cancelled last year because of COVID, will finally be played this Saturday 9 October. The competition will be followed by a prizegiving and cocktail at around 6 pm. Read on to see the start times.

Golf News - Saturday 9 October 40th Autumn Vase results

The 40th Autumn Vase was blessed with lovely weather and some good scoring. Overall Autumn Vase Winner (best Net Stableford) and best SAC scorer: Emile Freiha with a whopping 41 points. The Best Ladies' Gross score winner is Sue Hall, and the Best Men's Gross score winner is Dimitri Ansart from Villarceaux, who also went home with the Men's Longest Drive bottle of champagne. Ladies' longest: Sarah Stortz. Nearest the pin: Ladies: Catherine Gauzeran (19m); Men: Paulo de Oliveira (2.90m). More details are in the main article. 

Golf News: Weekend Sablé-Solesmes

Sunday Competition results: 1) Kiwi Cup (Net) - Ian Jones (44!); 2) Dean Trophy (Gross) - Emile Freiha.
Monday: Friendly Scamble à la Française - J. Delacroix + E. Freiha + P. Leroy (37) 

Golf Section News - Autumn Activities

  • Saturday, November 13: 3 Clubs + putter at Villarceaux Golf Club – 95710 Chaussy.
  • Thursday, November 18: Golf Section AGM and dinner.
  • Starting October and running through June 2022 golf programme for beginners, Group size 4-6 students. Series of 25 x 1h30 lessons designed to teach all the necessary golf skills and including the Carte Verte. Saturday mornings at Villarceaux Golf Club – 95710 Chaussy; see the attached prospectus - ECOLE DE GOLF ADULTE.

Read on for more things to do, including a continuation of the offer of a free lesson for prospective Section members.

Golf News - 40th Spring Cup Prizewinners

64 players took part In the 40th Spring Cup and enjoyed wonderful weather. Congratulations to Dimitri Ansart, winner of the Castrol Cup, with a gross score of 33 points and to Financial Times Cup winner Catherine Gauzera with the best Ladies' Gross score (18). The best SAC scorer was Murielle Jones with 39 net.

Golf News - Autumn Weekend change of venue

The original plan was to go to Roncemay for the Autumn golf weekend, however, they were unable to provide sufficient accommodation so the choice is now Sablé Solesmes, halfway between Le Mans and Angers some 250 km from Paris. It has 3 9-hole courses and we've played there before. For a change, we plan to go there from Saturday to Monday instead of the more usual Friday to Sunday. Please fill in the form attached to the main article by the end of June if you intend coming. You will also find the detailed proposal from Sablé Solesmes. 

Golf 40th Spring Cup - 29 May at Villarceaux

The Golf Section is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the first post-Confinement event at Villarceaux, which will be also the 40th edition of the Spring Cup, first played in 1981. (We were unable to play the event last year because of Covid)

If you would like to participate and are not yet a member of the Golf Section, please email us at . (Should you wish to become a section member please see this article.)

Golf News - 2021 Perspectives

Since it has been and is likely to continue to be impossible to hold a Section meeting, please find attached to the main article a review of the situation and perspectives for 2021 by Frédéric Thiriet. Our Villarceaux membership numbers are declining, so if anyone knows anyone who would like to join Villarceaux at the advantageous rates we enjoy, please let the Committee know.

Golf News - Vaugouard Weekend (18-20/9) Results

Golfers had a busy weekend at the Golf de Vaugouard. On Saturday they did battle individually for the Net (Kiwi Cup) and Gross (Dean Trophy) prizes. Muriel Jones won the Kiwi Cup (so it won't leave home!) and Sue Hall won the Dean Trophy. On Sunday, the traditional Scramble was won by the team of Muriel Jones (the on-form player!) with Roland Bouloux and Claude Jacques. Read on for more results. 

Golf News - Summer 2021 Eclectic Results

The final Summer Eclectic scores are now available. For the Ladies, Sue got 71 Gross and Monica G got 56 Net. For the Men, Emile also had a 71 gross, and his 56 was good enough for the best Net too.
See the main article for all the detail. 

Golf News - some dates for the rentrée

The 40th Autumn Vase planned for Saturday 12 September has been cancelled. And this autumn's golf weekend will involve a trip to the Golf de Vaugouard from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September. (Form attached to the main article) 

Golf News: Business is booming!

Three events are planned for the SAC golfers: June Monthly Competition (next Saturday 6th), Summer Eclectic (July/August) and (potentially) Mixed Matchplay (now to October). 

Golf News - Section Competition Saturday 14th

Last Saturday's Section Competition was a Scramble 'à la française' (player of the selected ball doesn't play that shot). The winning team was S. Hall + J. Delacroix+ D. Colson + R. Bouloux with 43 points
Golf courses are closed so golfers will have to go back to those winter activities of carpet putting and chipping into the sofa (preferably with plastic balls!)