May Blog

Hello golfers

I’ve had the best weekend of my Captains year so far hosting Walton Heath. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t that great and on a soggy Saturday we played 20 matches and came out victorious with a score of 12.5 to 7.5.

We have not lost at home since 1998 long may this continue.

On Sunday we hosted La Grande Mare’s Golf Club in the Hampshire 7′s. We fielded a very strong side of Danny Bisson, Tim Carter, Steve Mahy, Tom  Pattimore, Wayne Moore, Danny Blondel, and team Captain Jamie Blondel.

The Grande Mare have a good reputation in this competition so we did very well to win by 5 to 2. In the next round we will face either Alderney or Royal Guernsey.

I am very proud to say that we have raised the funds needed for the club defibrillator and it has been fitted to the wall alongside the main entrance to our club.

So a very big thank you to all of you for finding the funds for this valuable asset to our club.

A demonstration will take place on Sunday 28th May after the presentation and my monthly draw at about 1.00pm if you have any interest in saving somebody’s life please find the time and please come along.

I would like to personally welcome new members therefore if you see me about please introduce yourselves to me.

The picture shows myself holding the famous Muriel H Paul trophy which was handed over from Andy Voss, Walton Heath Captain.

Regards
The Captain

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April Post

It seems to have been a long time coming but the season is on its way. Last Saturday we had the Pro Shop Challenge with good weather and an impressive field of 152 members.

Mark Bourgaize wins the Pro Shop Challenge 2017Congratulations to Mark Bourgaize for winning the trophy with an impressive 42 points. I must say a really big thanks to Chris Douglas for his sponsorship and for putting up £600 worth of clubs which were won by Dave Collenette. Not only did Chris do all that but he also paid into my charity box.

My monthly draw took place on 24th March. 1st prize went to Robin Barnes who donated his prize to my Captains charity box. 2nd prize was won by Geoff Ballay and 3rd prize Paul Allaway.

I would also like to thank Bill Le Huray for looking after our juniors and also for holding two social functions in our club house which were both a great success. Funds raised will go towards funding The Island Games.

I have had a good response to the snooker competition with 32 players taking part the line up is in the snooker room many thanks to Paul Tostevin for setting up the whole competition. Good luck to you all.

The sheet for Walton Heath competition has gone up on the board so please get your name up as soon as you can.

The sheet is also up for our next competition the Heritage Cup on the 20th May. There is always plenty going on at our club now with the lighter nights so come down to support your club and enjoy your golf.

Regards
The Captain

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Latest Draw Results.

Congratulations to Karen Meager for winning my January Captains Draw .

Second prize went to Mark Creber with third prize going to Kerry Moon.

I would like to thank those fifty-four people who have signed up for my monthly draw. There is still time for people to take part as the February draw will take place on the 10th March and the March draw will take place on 24th March. The first prize will be £220.00 with the second prize being £100.00. The third prize will be £70.00. Any new entries will be immediately entered for the draw and could lift the prize money.

Finally, a quick reminder to say that the golf season starts on the 11th March so get practicing. I will see you all at the first prize giving.

Safe golfing

Regards, The Captain

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Message from the Captain – January 2017

Welcome

Luckily the weather was very good for me last Sunday.  Sadly, the pink balls kindly given to me by my Vice Captain, Keith Dye, had no intention of going on the 18 th green.  For me that was the only downside to my day. I thank you all for supporting me and for all my lovely cards and presents.

My aim is to keep you, the members, healthy both in body and mind. In case you couldn’t make it, my charities are firstly a Defibrillator which we will keep at our club for anybody to use.  I hope to raise enough money to pay for it by my Captains day on the 3rd of June.  My next charity which I regularly use, is the Chest and Heart.  If you haven’t been along recently please go along to be checked out, it’s a free service.  For more information, please ask, I can point you in the right direction.  Last but not least, Guernsey Mind. One in three people suffer with mental health problems and while it has been taboo in the past there are people who can help.

I have had a few more of you come forward for my Captain’s draw which I thank you.  It would be great to get fifty people for a good return on your money.

Last Sunday we managed to raise £650.00 for our charities.  Selling pegs raised £500.00 and auctioning my parking space for the first six months of the year to John Le Noury raised another £150.00.

I think we have had a fantastic start to the year and I once again thank you all for supporting me.

I would also like to thank Jamie Blondel for selecting my first and second team along with the Hampshire Sevens. I would also like to thank Alan Mahy for selecting our Senior teams. I thank you both for giving up your valuable time.

Kind regards

Peter Le Sauvage

Captain

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Message from our New Captain

Pete Le SauvageFirstly, I would like to start my year with a big warm thank you to Tony Crawley (our past president) for keeping our club on the straight and narrow for the past three years. I hope with his continued support it will stay that way. I aim to do as good a job as Brian Le Tissier has done this year but hopefully with a few more trophies in our cabinet.

I would like to give a big thank you to Tony Brassell, Tony Blondel, and Geoff Meager for nominating me to be in this position. I would also like to welcome Keith Dye as my Vice Captain. Having worked alongside Keith I know that we will work well together. I am also pleased that an agreement was reached with Commons Council which allows us to carry on playing golf at L’Ancresse. I am very much looking forward to this year and I will enjoy meeting more of our members during the next twelve months. I am confident that with all the members support, I will do the best job I can as Captain.

We have a very good committee which is run very efficiently by our new President, Tony Blondel. Tony is very supportive of our club and together we make a good team.  I don’t foresee any changes in the way in which our  club is run this year.

I would also like to invite you all to the Captains Drive In on Sunday 8th January at 12.30 pm. I have three great charities which I have carefully chosen with you the members in mind. I hope to carry on our Monthly Captains charity draw but we do need more members to take part to make it even more successful. I have decided to auction off my parking space. I would welcome any of you to come to along and make a bid.

Finally, I wish you all the best for the coming year I’m hoping 2017 will be very successful for all members of the L’Ancresse Golf Club,

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Last Competition and Draw Results

Here are the results of my monthly draw for August, September and October.

August                  Roy Martel       £200        Pam Le Tissier  £ 70            Joe Gillen          £ 30.

September           Alan Collenette  £200.    Geoff Meagher    £ 70        Peter Le Sauvage £ 30

October              Tony Crawley       £200     Peter Le Sauvage  £ 70       Gary King            £ 30

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Here are some of end of year competition results.

The last competition of the year the Labet Malet was won by Jon Young. Tim Carter won the scratch and order of merit for the Sandy Trophy. Plus getting his handicap down to scratch . Well done Tim.

Veterans order of merit for the Don Eker Trophy was won by Dave Collenette.

Grand Rue Bowl was won by Graham Crabb.

Col. Randall Cup was won by Dave Mapley

Gosselin Cup . was won by Ross Wheeler

Coronation Cup was won by Henry Davey & Nick Bowditch.

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An update from the Captain

Match report for May 2016

The match v Walton Heath was a poor result for L’Ancresse going down by 17 matches to 3. We were going to play the match off scratch. But when Walton Heath did see how many low handicap players we in the party coming over, they decided to play the match off handicap. Off scratch the score line would have been better for L’Ancresse but the result would still have been a win for Walton Heath.

The whole trip was a great success all be it 45 members in the party.

The hospitality from The Walton Heath members is second to none. The welcome evening put on by the members on the Thursday was great, maybe too much falling down liquid was consumed by the L’Ancresse players on the Thursday night my self-included.  That may have contributed to the match result.

The presentation dinner was very well attended with a full restaurant in the parent Club. (for those of you who have not been to Walton Heath before, the restaurant is quite large)

The meal was excellent Ken Carre thought it was the best ever, the bar staff were very good to staying open quite late.

The Pro was very helpful throughout the whole week end even supplying some free trolleys on the Sunday for us.

I have sent e-mails to Walton Heath Artisan club. Thanking them for a wonderful weekend also to the parent Club and the club Pro

CAPTAIN’S   DAY.

The day was the best I could of  hoped for. From the first ball being struck to the last the sun was shining and no wind.

140 players and the weather perfect I thought the scores would be low , I was not disappointed 43 points by Ashley Dye.

The gifts I received on the day were very much appreciated.

The dinner in the evening was also very well attended by 86 members and guests. The food was very good, and the money raised from the raffle and donation’s by members and guests amounted to over £800.

Piccadilly Cup

Team Captain Colin Bourgaize had a difficult job in picking the team for the match.

The Foursomes match in the morning went very well for L’Ancresse . Winning by 3 matches to 1.

The singles was not so easy with L’Ancresse going down by 4 ½ matches to 3 ½. But this left the L’Ancresse with a victory by 6 ½. To 5 ½.

Well done B team.

DE LA RUE SHIELD

Team Captain Jamie Blondel.

He to had a difficult time picking the first team , but he came out with a good one.

The morning foursomes was the same as the B team a win by 3 matches to 1. a notable win Tim Carter& Andy Harte over Bobby and Andy Eggo by 7/6.

Afternoon singles was a different story, with some very tight matches. But the Royal coming out  the better in the singles by 5 matches to 3.

Making the over all score 6 matches each, therefore the L’Ancresse retaining the Shield.

That is two more trophies to go back in the cabinet.

I  Was very disappointed  by the lack of support by some L’Ancresse  and Royal members for not attending the dinner after the match.

Never the less a good result for L’Ancresse.

July Report.

Veterans Match V RJGC Monday 18th July 2016.

The match on the Monday foursomes was played in very good sprite, with a good result for L’Ancrese, winning by 3 matches to 2.

This was followed a two-course dinner after the match, and was appreciated by all.

Wednesday 20th.  The singles match was a much tighter affair. Again it was played in very good sprit resulting in 5 matches each.

This gave us a winning match result by 8 matches to 7. Another trophy to go back in the cabinet.

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Challenge Trophy Sunday 24th  of July

L.G.C Seniors RJGC Seniors.

Jersey were late in arriving being delayed by one hour because of fog at the airport.

So it was decided to play the match by four. 4 ball better ball games, instead of 8 singles to allow time for lunch and presentation after the match.

The result of the 4 ball match went very well for us with a win by 3 ½  matches to ½ .

This also another trophy to go in the cabinet, making a total of 4 trophies going in the cabinet This year.

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The Henderson match play final was played in June. This was won by Garry Wade beating Mark Bertrand 3/2, the presentation was made up at the Royal Golf Club.

July/August Report 2016

C. I. Interclub Weekend at Grouville.

This was not a very good weekend for the L’Ancresse team, with some players not performing as well as expected, and with absence of Steve Mahy and Danny Blondel, the team was always going to struggle. In the end we lost 7 ½ to 4 ½  to La Moye.

The match with Royal Jersey was always going to be a hard match, this was the case again with some players not performing as well as they can. Once again we didn’t have a full team, one player was not match fit and one senior team player played 72 holes in two days, which proved too much. He did apologize for his poor showing and said never again will I play 72 holes in two days. Therefore we lost 9 ½ to 2 ½  to Royal Jersey.

But I must take my hat off  to Wayne Moore  and Tom Pattimore for their efforts in playing in both matches, well done to both of them. Their efforts were rewarded by being picked for the Island Team.

 

The fixture with the Ladies was not very well supported by the men of L’Ancresse, never the less the fixture still went ahead.

A good day was had by one and all, good weather good company and a good meal provided by Laila, with the ladies saying how good it was. Once again Sponsored by Dave Sheppard. The Lady Captain , Dave Sheppard and myself agreed to hold the fixture at L’Ancresse again next year.

The fixture being won by Pete Le Sauvage and Mary Holier-Hill.

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The Roy Martel Trophy with the Juniors was well supported by L’Ancresse men providing a team of ten players.

The match was played over ten singles off handicap, some of the very young juniors if they continue to play as they get older they will become very good players in two or three years’ time, making the junior club quite strong .They proved to be too strong for L’Ancresse with their high handicaps taking the honours by 6 ½ to 3 ½ .

Inter Island Match September 2016

The Island Match v Jersey was very well organized by the G.G.U. The whole team were very well behaved, on Saturday, the4 ball and foursomes did not go well for Guernsey the team played well but lacked a little fight in their determination they did their best but Jersey were too strong in depth for Guernsey.

The Sunday singles matches were no better, Guernsey played well tee to green, but on the putting green we were no match for Jersey.

After the match and Presentation, the dinner was very good and the team well behaved all though some did drink a little too much beer and wine.

Speeches were good, and the one by Daniel Griggs was very good and well received. All went well albeit a bit noisy by the end of the day.

Match v St Clements September 2016

The match over all was played in good spirit, as  always, and very enjoyable.

Match result did not go our way, losing over the two legs by 13  games to 15.

Going over on the Thursday evening and coming back on the Sunday lunch time in my opinion was too long, too much hanging around time, going over on the Friday morning by air and coming back by air the Saturday evening would have been better, and probably  no more expensive.

Playing a game at Royal Jersey on Friday morning was very good indeed.

Triangular Match v R.G.G.C. La Moye G.C. & L’Ancresse G.C. September 2016

Again this turned out to be a good social event as most are. Hosted by the L’Ancresse with all three clubs mixing well in good humour and spirit.

The result was not very good for L’Ancresse, the match being won by Royal Guernsey with a total of 265pt La Moye 242pt and L’Ancresse 241pt.

If Tony Blondel and Mike Owen had pulled their finger out we would have come a good second.

Match with St Pierre Park August 2016

Eventually got under way on the 28th of August with everything going well, even the match result was good for L’Ancresse, winning by 5 matches to 3. The lunch after the match was very good and well received by St Pierre Park.

Match v Alderney October 2016.

The trip to Alderney on the Saturday went very well for L’Ancresse. Flights departing on time. Coach transfers to and from the golf club went very well.

Host Alderney G.C.  were very accommodating and their hospitality was excellent. The meal was something different, Bangers and Mash with wine on the table what could go wrong.

Match result L’Ancresse winning over all 8 ½ to 6 ½

 

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L’Ancresse Open Blog

The weather was very good, with all 66 teams enjoying a great day’s golf on average taking about 4 hours to go around. After each game came in, a Buffet was available for each team player, consisting of burgers, sausages, steak, chips and salad, followed by cheese and biscuits.

At 9.30 pm the presentation was made, which was well attended, albeit very noisy. A bit too much to drink by a few, never the less all in good spirits.

The Sponsors ” Appleby” had a great time and were very pleased with the whole day.

Team Jesus, from Jersey, were the best of the day with a score of 82 points. In second place was Mick Marley’s team, also on 82 points followed another team from Jersey in third.

On Saturday, 6th of August, the Individual Open was played. Weather on Friday was good, Saturday was even better with sunshine and no wind all day.

With a full field, low scores were expected and we were not disappointed. We had a fantastic winning score of 61 nett by Russell Torode who took the handicap trophy and a brilliant 68 gross by Mick Marley took the scratch prize, followed by Mick Hamon taking the Vet’s prize with a score of 70 nett. The overall nearest the pin was won by Rob Teed.

The presentation in the evening was quite well attended and once again our sponsors, “Appleby” were very pleased with the whole event.

Thanks once again to “Appleby” for all their support.

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Senior Team Matches Update

Here are some results from recent matches.

Veterans Match v R.G.G.C Monday 18th July 2016.

The foursomes on the Monday evening was played in very good spirits, with a good result for L’Ancresse, winning by 3 matches to 2. This was followed by a two course dinner at the L’Ancresse which was appreciated by all.

On Wednesday 20th, the singles matches were a much tighter affair. Again it was played in very good spirits and ending up in a draw, 5 matches each.

The result therefore was a win for L’Ancresse by 8 matches to 7.

This match was followed by dinner and presentation of the trophy at the Royal Guernsey Golf Club. Another trophy to go back in the cabinet.

Challenge Trophy Sunday 24th July 2016

The L’Ancresse Seniors v R.J.G.C Seniors match was played on the 24th July. Jersey were late in arriving being delayed by one hour because of fog at the airport.

Therefore it was decided to play the match over four, 4 ball better ball matches, instead of 8 singles. This allowed time for lunch and the presentation after the match. Jersey brought over a strong side with some notable names ( Cap’t Rob Leader, Robbie Messervy, Mick Le Feuvre, Micky Burne, Terry Smith, Vic Bougoise, Steve Rafferty and Stuart  Crossan.)

The result of the four 4 ball better ball matches went very well for L’Ancresse with a win by 3 1/2 matches to 1/2.

This was also another trophy to go back in the cabinet this year.

The Henderson match play final was played in June. This was won by Garry Wade beating Mark Bertrand 3 and 2, the presentation was made at the Royal Golf Club.

The results of my monthly Charity draw for July were as follows:

  • Richard Cotran £200.
  • Dave Mapley    £  70
  • Andy Walden   £  30
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July Captain’s Report

The results of the monthly Charity draw for June was:

  • Alun Jenkins  £200.
  • Geoff Balley   £70
  • Joe Gillen       £30

G Wade Henderson Winner 2016The Henderson Presentation was held at the Royal on the 30th of June.The winner was Garry wade by 3/2 win over Mark Bertrand.

St Clements Dinner and Dance was on the 2nd of July at the Ambassader Hotel in Jersey.

It was a very enjoyable evening, well attended by L’Ancresse members who travelled over for the week end.

 

 

The Club Championship was held over 36 holes on Saturday the 2nd and 9th of July with the presentation of prizes to the winners in the evening of the 9th of July.

  • Winner of the scratch and club Champion was Steve Mahy.
  • Winner of the handicap was Paul Hamon.
  • Winner of the Plate was Peter Kenney.

Captains Past and Present on The 8th of July

This was a great day by all who took part. A 12 hole stableford competition at 4.30.pm. Then followed by dinner in the club house.

The day was not as well attended as previous years with the absence of:

  • Roger Chauvel due to illness.
  • Eric Legg Injured.
  • Alan Collenette on holiday.
  • Tony Brassell on holiday.
  • Maurice Duquemin illness.
  • Roy Corbet refused.
  • Dooney Russell refused.
  • Mick Brassell illness.
  • Brian Lucas injured.
  • Peter Mudge band practice.

The dinner was very good and the chat among all the other Past & Present Captains was entertaining and amusing, with a little too much wine being drunk.

Bob Ozanne was the winner of the 12 hole comp with a total of 29 points.

Second was Tony Blondel with 27.

Third was Joe Gillen with 23.

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