Well, a Happy New Year to everyone!
Unfortunately the beginning of 2021 started very much how 2020 finished, and it’s taken us nearly three months to get back on track…………..as long as the weather stays kind to us this coming week.
As you’ll all be aware, we have been given the go ahead to start golf from next Monday, 29th March. With clubs sparkling clean and newly unwrapped golfing Christmas presents all waiting to be given an outing everyone is champing at the bit. As your 2021 Captain I hope we can all get involved in enjoying the golf and craic that I’m sure we have all missed.
We mustn’t forget it’s still March and although it’s a while since the snow left us the course has had little chance of drying out with constant rain over the last couple of weeks. I’m hopeful that it won’t be too long before we have improved playing conditions, especially if we can get some warmth into the ground.
The first competition of the new season will be a Captains Charity event. Members only, singles stableford format, with prizes on offer. Please book in on HDID and let’s hope for a good entry and a warm’ish sunny day.
Finally, on a sad note, Consett Golf Club saw the passing of three of its members, John Russell, Owen Lee and John Clark. John, as a past Captain, always had a few words of wisdom for me in my early days as Captain. He also had a wicked sense of humour. Our thoughts are with Chris and family. Owen didn’t play much golf in his latter years, but supported the club by marshalling, starting and helping to organize the Seniors, Ladies and Mixed competitions. Often in and around the club he offered a warm welcome to guests and visitors. Our thoughts are with Owen’s family. ‘Big’ John was also a member for many years and a show of his popularity is shown in the number of supporters for his memorial golf day in June. Our condolences to John’s family.
Unfortunately, although numbers effected are decreasing the pandemic is still with us. Please follow all guidelines from the Government and the Golf Club to keep us all safe.
Looking forward to seeing everyone one the course.