May Captain’s Blog

The match against St Clements on April 9th turned out to be a very good day for L’Ancresse with a very good result for us  81/2 matches to 51/2 to L’Ancresse. The meal after the Grand National was a great success, and the atmosphere in the club was Electric.

A score of 71/2 to 41/2 will be carried over to St Clements for the match in September.which will be played with 24 a side.

On Sunday the 17th of April the match against Alderney turned into another win for L’Ancresse 5 matches to 2. This was also followed by a meal in the club, this also was a great success

Both meals raised over £200 for my Charities.

We held my Captain’s Monthly draw at the end of April and the winners are:

Steve Ogier  £200
Roy Martel    £  70
Bill Le Huray £  30

Will let you know later in the month how we got on against Walton Heath. Now that is a trip I am really looking forward to. Enjoy your golf. Now I must remember to take some photos!!

Kind Regards.

Brian Le Tissier
Captain L.G.C.

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Latest News from the Captain

Just a few lines to say on what has happened over the last few weeks.
My monthly Charity draw for the first three months the winners are:
    January                       February                        March
Richard Cotran £200.     Paul Allaway £200 .    Tony Blondel          £200.       
Ron Le Page    £ 70.      Mick King     £ 70         Peter Le Sauvage £70
Ian Champion    £30.      Peter Blondel £ 30.     John Casey            £30
John Casey donated his £30 back into my Charity fund.
The Vice Captain’s Parking space draw was won by Daryl Tapp. This draw raised well over
£200 for Cheshire Homes.
Matches
The 7 A-Side match against the Royal did not turn out to be the result I was hoping for, two up in four matches and all square in another with 4 holes to play, and we could only manage to win two of them. The final result Royal 5 L’Ancresse 2.
Prince Edward Cup
Not a lot to say about this match.To go down 11 1/2 to 19 1/2.Must be one of the biggest defeats in the club history.Nothing more to say about that match.
Pro Shop Challenge

Proshop winner 2016 Mark Wilcox with Christopher Douglas

This  was a great success. one of the biggest turn outs ever, with over 150 members taking part. The prize table was excellent and the presentation was very well supported  nea
rly 50 members turned out. Laila and her staff did a great job as usual. The prizes were presented by the Pro Christopher Douglas, who has agreed to sponsor the Competition again next year. He rounded off the evening  by buying everyone a drink. I think that was very nice of him seeing he is a Scotsman :-)
The winners were Handicap, Mark Wilcox. Scratch, Danny Blondel and the Vets Mick King.
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February Captains Blog

I know it is bit late but my drive in was a very wet affair but hugely enjoyable. A belated thank you to everyone who came along and contributed to my Charities. Despite the weather we still managed to raise £420.

My monthly draw is going well. The January winners were:

1st prize £200.  RichardCotran,
2nd prize Ron Le Page £70
3rd Prize, Ian Champion £30.

February draw:

1st £200 Paul Allaway
2nd £70,Mick King
3rd £30 Peter Blondel.

I have just come back from the Walton Heath annual dinner and presentation evening. It was a great day and I could not fault the hospitality from our Friends at Walton Heath members. It was also great meet and enjoy some time with the Captain of Walton Heath, Nicolas Giglio.

The Seven a side match v the Royal Guernsey Golf Club is on the Sat.26th March and we hope you can come along and give the team some support. The team for this match is:

D Blondel, T Carter, M Worthington, C Bourgaize, W Moore, A Le Noury and M Hamon.

We wish them the best of luck.

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Captain’s Blog – Boxing Day 2015

Captain and Vice-Captain with the Prince Edward TrophyWell members of L’Ancresse, you made me the happiest L’Ancresse Captain ever this morning! Every playing member in the Prince Edward team against the Royal was a WINNER in my eyes!

The result was close but 15 to 13 was good enough for me! The Trophy is already back in the cabinet where it belongs and at the end of 2015, the cabinet it’s looking pretty full, so feeling well chuffed.

Felt sorry for Kerry and Chris whose opponents didn’t turn up, which is really disappointing, but we enjoyed some good wins and Brian and I enjoyed a friendly ‘half’ in the Captain’s and Vice Captain’s match. (Best wishes to Brian Le Tiss our Captain for 2016 by the way)

As mentioned in my winners Captain’s speech, the quote of the day came from Mike (The Judge) Vaudin who was playing against his son Ian (L’Ancresse Man) – ‘He talked me out of it’ and as you all know that would take some doing! However as a fairly new member, Ian has already won ‘gob of the year’ trophy, so quite believable!

Looking forward to my single ball ‘Drive Out’ on the Captain’s ‘Drive In’ on the 3rd of Jan – It would be great to see a big crowd of L’Ancresse members in attendance.

This will be my last blog as L’Ancresse Captain and I can only say what a brilliant experience it has been. I fully retired a year early so I could put my heart and soul into it, which I have, and despite the health issues, I think I managed to fulfill 90% of everything I was supposed to and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it

Thanks to you all for the fantastic support you gave me throughout the year.

Captain 2015 / Badger

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Sunday 20th December 2015

News on Captain’s Christmas Team Golf and the Club Christmas Draw.

Firstly for the Christmas Team Golf – Congratulations to Geoff Orme for coming up with the great idea (it’s not often I’d say that!!) of a ‘full english’ breakfast before play. He asked Laila who agreed!! £5 per head pre-booked and pre-paid and it produced a great atmosphere in the club between 7:00 and 8:00am and most of the morning. Not sure if the fully laden stomachs improved the golf, but it sure tasted good!

Thanks also go to Gary Darling and Paul Allaway for adding and organising this team golf to their Winter League schedule. I heard the usual old nonsense about the wind coming up for the afternoon boys…..probably did this time!! but all teams returned their cards with some pretty good scores. We held the prize giving at lunchtime on Sunday with representatives from all winning teams but one, which was pretty good.

Team Golf Winners December 2015The photo shows the overall winning team of close buddies in the form of Paul Tostevin, Kerry Moon, Chris Allen and Eric Legg, all clutching vouchers and bottles of wine!

We then turned to the Club Christmas Draw, single handedly organised by Keith Dye as usual, so many thanks indeed to this stalwart of the club. 80 prizes later, of which I won none…….we came to an extra £100 cash prize, due to a late flurry of ticket sales, which went to Tony Smith – some say well deserved…..others said more like ‘lucky so and so’, or words to that effect.

‘The Horse Racers’ PK, Waldo, Swerve etc did really well in picking up quite a few prizes – certainly looked like a better investment than their old nags

Anyway, it’s nearly time to hand over to Brian Le Tiss our Captain for next year – just a win in The Prince Edward against The Royal on Boxing Day would finish off for me a very enjoyable year as your L’Ancresse Captain.

Happy Christmas To You All.
The Captain

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Annual Dinner and Dance, November 28th

The Annual Dinner & Dance was held on Saturday November 28th at the Peninsula Hotel.

Firstly a big thank you for a full house turn out! With a dozen or more couples staying the night at the hotel and most arriving at about 4:30, it was time for a get together drink…….. 

Ron Le Page and the PresidentAfter the meal and a couple of speeches, The Pres, Tony Crawley stood up to announce that Ron Le Page, past Captain, past President and an absolute L’Ancresse man through and through, has been made an honorary life member of the club.

Technology took over to provide Shirley his wife who was ill at home and unable to come to the dinner, with live video access to watch the presentation.

We also used the D&D as an occasion to present the CI Match Play Championship played between L’Ancresse, la Moye and Royal Jersey and Guernsey. L’Ancresse won overall and the photo shows Jamie Blondel, first team Captain and the 2015  L’Ancresse Captain Alan Collenette.

Many thanks to Garry D for putting me in touch with The Day Trippers who had the dance floor full from start to finish and also Karen Meagher who single handedly organised the raffle. The bar stayed open for residents, so it was a 2am bedtime for some but most still appeared for a ‘full english’ about 9:30!

That’s just about it for me as Captain in 2015….  just the AGM on Tues 8th Dec and it would be nice to get The Prince Edward trophy back from the Royal on Boxing Day. What a fabulous thing to have done throughout the year and I am really grateful for the opportunity.

The Captain

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End of Season – Sunday Lunch Time – October 25th

Firstly a big thank you to all those winners who turned up to receive their prizes for numerous competitions, including 4 of the big ones! Apologies from the Captain for getting somewhat confused! Never have so many prizes been mixed up by so few ie me!

Tony SmithYesterdays competition, the Grande Rue Bowl, settled the outcome of both the Sandy and Don Eker trophies by the smallest of margins. It also produced one of the highest winning scores I’ve ever seen from Tony (Rambo) Smith who produced the round of his life with 47 points playing off h/c 27 soon to be 21 or less. Congratulation to Tony for his 2nd win in 50 years at L’Ancresse and also many thanks for a very generous donation to the Captain’s Charity from his sweep money.

Roy Martel wrapped up the Don Eker trophy, which was presented once again by Lynne Eker. This is for the highest overall aggregate scores by members over 60 years old.

Tim Carter and Roy MartelThe Sandy Trophy for the overall highest aggregate scores by any player in all competitions, was in the end shared for the first time in quite a few years, with 77 points each, by Tim Carter and Roy Martel.

In addition to winning the trophy, Tim also came down to a H/C of 1.3 his lowest ever, or should I say so far!! and Roy was delighted to have won both trophies in the same year!

As for the KO trophies, the Coronation Cup (Pairs) was won by two very steady players in the form of Colin Bourgaize and Paul Hamon.

Richard CotranThe individual KO for the Gosselin trophy was won by Richard Cotran having played in three finals in the last three years!

Lots of thanks were given to Brian Queru for all his work with sponsors and the running of our competitions this year. He was backed up by his team of ‘helpers’ who have worked the competitions rota all season. Last but not least, thanks to Keith Dye for once again arranging the purchase and display of all the prize tables for many years.

 

Captain’s plea….we need some more members to volunteer to help with the running of our competitions next year please. It only involves working once every 4 or 5 competitions and training will be given. Your work will be appreciated and you will find it quite a rewarding experience! Thank you in anticipation!

The Captain

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Captain’s Blog – 18th October 2015

I’m currently somewhat out of circulation, but the results from the Labey Malet, played yesterday as a Medal, have crossed my path! Standing out in the list being poor old Martin Worthington who came 2nd overall again! 2 weeks in a row – what does the boy have to do to win a trophy? Well, be 2 shots lower than one half of that famous duo 118-118 for a start!

Dave GoupillotCongratulation to Dave Goupillot for returning a great 65 with a red hot putter. Giggler, one of Dave’s playing partners, tells me the more they cheered, the more the putts went in! When you’re on a roll, just go with the flow and enjoy it…..found 118 & 118 in the bar this lunch time….both with a glass of red, doing what they normally do….

Tim Carter had best Gross score with a host of other guys on 69 – Melhuish, Rambo, Ex Captain/Pres Martel and part time Frenchman Geoff Orme.

Back to Martin Worthington…I haven’t seen the state of play in The Sandy points, but with his 38 points in the last two weeks, I guess he could well be making a late charge, with it all to play for next week, in the last competition of the year.

DON’T FORGET TO COME ALONG TO THE END OF SEASON PRESENTATIONS NEXT SUNDAY 25th OCT, FROM NOON WITH FREE BUFFET.

Hope to see you there!
The Captain

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Shane de Carteret wins Colonel Randall

On Saturday the 10th October, Shane de Carteret won the Colonel Randall, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, with 39 points in fairly windy and tricky conditions on count back from Mike Worthington who apparently three putted the 18th for a four!!! Ouch!!

A couple of points behind was Andy Walden on 37 and is great to see him fit again and playing well.

Shane very generously donated a £100 of his sweep to the Captains Charity - well played and thank you very much indeed.

The Captain

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Am Am Report for Sunday 4th October

After a very poor entry come closing date, little by little the forms came in and we ended up with a field of about 26 teams. A far cry from the days when teams were balloted out due to the number of entries.

This year it was 18 holes played on a Sunday.

In good weather, albeit a bit windy, the top teams were in order:-

3rd – Chris Dyer, Colin Hargeaves, Terry Crowther and Tony Smith – 91 points

2nd – Brian Queru, John Goodall, Ross Paisley and Roy Angliss, Royal Captain – 92 points

1st – Micky Price, Geoff Riou, Tim Carter and Tony de Sousa with 93 points.

The star of the team was Geoff Riou who on a normal day would have scored a Nett 64. Well done to all who entered and a big thanks to Kesy who organised the event, Keith Dye for the excellent prize table and Laila and her daughters who kept everyone from dehydrating.

The Captain

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