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Captains Drive in draws ever closer………………………………
At the recent General Meeting members agreed the that the Bar Cellar and Bar Kitchen areas were run down and in need of urgent upgrade to improve efficiency and deliver appropriate levels of cleanliness and safety. The aim is for the Club to qualify for Cask Marque’s Award for the quality of our bar and cask ales.
As part of this process we have change our beer supplier to G and G Gallo of Braintree. We anticipate better value for money, more choice, a regular and more efficient dray service, and support in our cellar redevelopment.
Initially the range of beers and ciders remain unchanged apart from Kronenbourg 1664 replacing the Cinque Lager.
To demonstrate the great choice however 2 real ales from the Orkney Islands will available over the weekend.
The beers are Corncrake and Clootie Pudding and the details are below:
Straw gold ale with soft citrus fruits and gentle floral noted. Crisp hops perfectly balance the biscuit malt to provide a thirst quenching ale with apricot and peach flavours. Named after the elusive bird which nests near the brewery.
The Brewery is donating money from Corncrake cask sales to the RSPB to help reverse the plight of the Corncrake. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41919996
A light Tawny beer which has a soft rounded palate flavoured with seasonal spices.
A Clootie Dumpling a traditional Scottish dessert pudding made with flour, breadcrumbs, dried fruit, suet, sugar, and spice with some milk to bind it. Ingredients are mixed well into a dough, then wrapped up in a floured cloth, placed in a large pan of boiling water and simmered for a couple of hours before being lifted out and dried before the fire or in an oven. “Clootie dumpling” has also been used as a nickname for the logo of the Scottish National Party.
The club held an extremely successful summer ball on Saturday evening hosted by Captain Martin Roffe. Following a champagne reception we had a superb three course meal and were entertained by a young close up magician who baffled the senses. This was followed by some fantastic entertainment from ‘The Covered’, a tight eight piece band who had everyone on their feet from the word go. Thanks to the generosity of members and guests alike over £2,000 was raised through an auction and raffle. Proceeds will go to the Captain’s charities – Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cancer Research UK.
Following a decision taken at the EGM last Friday the current club office in Warren Cottage may become available for rental very soon. If anybody would be interested in renting these premises could they please declare their interest to: The Manager, Wanstead Golf Club by close of Business on Friday 30th June 2017.
Partnership Agreement with Local Clubs
I am disappointed to report that Canons Brook Golf Club have pulled out of our partnership agreement with immediate effect. For the time being all full members will still qualify for 3 courtesy rounds per year at Theydon Bois Golf Club
Due to the postponement of the Armitage we have no competition this weekend for the men (gasp) so I have decided to run a qualifying stableford competition this Saturday
All entry fees paid straight back out as prizes (No Steak pud at stake)
Play from white tees
Full allowance, no handicap limit
Enter on computer as normal
Open to Lifestyle members with active handicap, as well as full members
And now here is the mad bit…………
Guaranteed minimum first prize of:
£50 if paid to bar card OR £100 if taken as pro shop vouchers
2nd and 3rd prizes on same basis plus nearest the pin on 9th (amount of prize subject to prize pot)
Plus mystery prizes
Golfers V Bowlers at the easy game –
Bowls and Fish and Chips
Friday 30th is our annual Bowls match against the bowlers of Wanstead. Traditionally the bowlers have triumphed but I am convinced that this will be our year. Please put your name up on the list in the foyer if you would like to play as the fish and chips need to be organised. Currently the Bowlers have 26 on their side so we need to get some names up. If you have not been before, trust me it is a great night. Sport and Fish and Chips for a tenner.
2 trending questions of the week:
The white thing in the corner of the car park belongs to Nana’s International Traders and will be gone tomorrow.
The fallen tree behind the 5th tee; not so simple to answer. It is proving easier to get a golden eagle into our trees than it is to get our tree surgeons, Becker Tree Services, but I am working hard to find a replacement and the fallen branches should be cleared early next week. I need to clear it before Baldev and Feeney spot it and try to start a fire.
It was great to have this man here using our course recently