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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Golf Section Summer Eclectic Competition 2021

July has arrived, and that can only mean one thing. The Golf Section's summer Eclectic competition has started! As usual, it runs from dawn on 1 July to midnight on the 31st of August. The rules are quite simple but are worth repeating, so read on. (The entry fee is 5€.)

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 - 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!)

Golf Clubs Open

Yes, golfers are now free to chase that little ball around the countryside. Villarceaux in particular for our Section Members, but also other local courses such as Feucherolles, Noisy, Haras Lupin, and Jardy are also opening shortly if not today. 

Golf News - Sue Hall Cup

The Golf Section is pleased to announce a new trophy, the Sue Hall Cup. The cumulative score of all the results of each of your section competitions will be taken into account for the new Sue Hall Cup. This cup will reward the best achiever as well as the commitment to participation in the competitions.

Golf News - AGM Friday 17 January 2020

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.

Golf at the Club - Clinic and Initiation - 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 16 June

Golf is one of the oldest and most enjoyed games around. People who love golf are of all ages, from toddlers to 90-year-olds. You get to feel the sunshine on your shoulders while completing a challenge and enjoying a day with friends, or at least others who love the game as much as you do. Golf is just plain fun. Come and try it at the club on the playing field! You'll be surprised! (Did we mention it's free?)

Golf at the Club - Clinic and Initiation on Wednesday 16 June

The Golf Section's Clinic and Initiation session with Villarceaux teaching pro Frank Aumonier attracted some 15 adults and 8 children, not to mention a large number of golf section members. Frank is amazing in his ability to put absolute beginners, whether adult or child, on the right path as well as his ability to deal with experienced players. See the main article for some pictures of the event.