Please find attached our very first Newsletter!
Please find attached our very first Newsletter!
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)
A summary of the recommentadions follows and the full FFT document is attached.
The good news is that while the Club’s indoor facilities remain closed, we are now able to offer members access to most of the club’s outdoor areas on a much less constricted basis, within the limits of the guidelines and recommendations of the authorities and sporting federations - effective immediately. (Don't forget to sign the rules acceptance form...)
Several important changes to the playing of tennis at the SAC. 1) Doubles play is back! 2) Clay court care. 3) Access to Mare Adam all-weather Courts.
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).
The measures announced by the Mairie de Meudon and the Prefecture are extremely strict. Initially the Club will only be open for tennis players with a maximum of 10 persons on the site at one time. Only singles matches will be allowed on the three hard courts according to strict rules of access, circulation and hygiene.
The only entry to the Club will be by the 'cricket' gate which will be manned. Nobody without an ADSL tennis reservation will be admitted. The clubhouse, changing rooms and toilets will remain closed, and all other areas in the grounds apart from those immediately adjacent to the tennis courts will be out of bounds.
Tennis should start as from the morning of Saturday 16 May (see this article).
The clay courts are open!
As of Thursday 28 May the clay courts will be opening. Keep an eye on the ADSL reservation board.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
The MC has decided on Sunday 17 May for holding the 2020 SAC Annual General Meeting. This date is outside the school holiday period and largely avoids the ponts of May. Please mark this date into your diaries and come in numbers to ensure a comfortable quorum. You will be receiving official notification in due course.
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?)
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.