Month: October 2018

Captains “roll-up” (swindle) on Saturday 1st December

Friday 26 October 2018

Club Calendar
This Sunday 28 October, we have the GOLD MEDAL event  and a regular monthly medal for people that didn’t qualify for the GOLD MEDAL. All events from next weeks Club Calendar can be viewed here.

Captains Roll-up
As an experiment, we will be having Captains “roll-up” (swindle) on Saturday 1st December. The 1st tee will be reserved  between 8:00 – 9:30 am.
To cater for people that like to play at different times, there will be 3 draws as follows:- 

  • Tee off 8:00 – 8:30 am (draw to be made at 7:40 am) 
  • Tee off 8:30 – 9:00 am (draw to be made at 8:10 am) 
  • Tee off 9:00 – 9:30 am (draw to be made at 8:40 am) 

Format will be Individual and Pairs stableford (with a twist). No need to book, just turn up on the day!

New Mobile App
Great news! We will soon be releasing a new Members app for your iPhone and Android devices. You will be receiving details of how to install and register within the next week. This will allow you to :-

  • Check your handicap and handicap record 
  • Check competition results and history 
  • View your catering card account details and top up your account from your phone 
  • View members details and create “friends” lists 
  • View Club news 

In the near future, we will also be implementing a new modernised club website, but more about that later!

Ladies London League
Great news! Our ladies section finished top of the London League this season – which is a fantastic achievement considering the size of our ladies section. 

Past Captains v Chigwell
On Thursday a team of Abridge Past Captains (and some future past captains!) was victorious against a Past Captains team from Chigwell Golf club by 3 – 1. 

Members Guests
I am asked to remind members that  the same guest can only play at Abridge six times a year in total.  A record of such is kept in the Pro Shop. 

Car Park
Please note that when areas of the car park are roped off, this has been done for a reason and you are kindly requested not to park in roped off areas.

Correction
A prize for the person who spotted the deliberate mistake in last weeks bulletin! The Festive Lunch for members and guests will be  Sunday 16th December (not the 15th) !

That’s all for this week’s bulletin.

Best wishes and happy golfing!

Gary Bronziet
Captain

How do I book a tee time?

Click on the Members Online Booking button in the Book Now part of the website. you will be presented with a page similar to the one shown below.

A dedicated app is also available to members:

To go to the login screen click on Book a Tee Time

Enter your username and password and click Login to proceed. If you do not know your username and password please contact the office club at [email protected] 

Displayed on this screen are the rules for Casual Booking and Competitions that are available to book online. Competitions in Green are live and available to book online. Competitions in red are not live yet.

  • To book casual golf click Book at Tee Time
  • For a competition, click on the name of the competition you wish to enter

You will now see a table which gives an overview of availability for the current month. To select a day that you want to book, click on the date on the left hand column.

You will then be presented with the timesheet for that day. Adjacent to the time you wish to play, click the Book Now button to book a tee time.

Enter your booking details (player’s names) by clicking the dropdowns.  Please note that the player making the booking must be Player 1. A ‘Buddy List’ of the players you book regularly will appear at the top of the list of members.

Click on Confirm Booking.  If you have registered an email address, you will be sent a confirmation email after confirming your booking.


How do I Edit or Delete a Tee Time Booking?

You can edit any part of a tee time booking you made. If your tee time was booked by another member you can only edit your own name.  Click on Book a Tee Time and navigate to the timesheet for the day of your booking.  Your booking is highlighted in green with an Edit button to the right.

Click Edit. A screen appears allowing you to change the booking you made but only the players you booked in (in this case Player 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Use the dropdown to select another member or guest.  To remove a player simply tick the check box.  To delete an entire booking, tick the check box beside each name. Click on Confirm Booking.


How do I Change Personal Information?

If you wish to update any of your account information, such as your password or email address, simply click My Account. This button will only be shown once you are logged in.

Change your details and click to save and return to the previous screen. If you have forgotten your password, go to the Login screen and click Forgot Password.

Enter your registered email address, click Send Password and you will receive an email with a password reminder. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the club office.


Always look on the bright side of Golf!

Gary Bronziet Abridge Captain 2018/2019
Gary Bronziet Abridge Captain 2018/2019

Welcome to my first captain’s bulletin. I included my mugshot in case anyone has difficulty differentiating me from our past captain. I know for some people that’s a problem. Firstly, I am sure you will all join me in thanking past captainStuart Disdale for being such a great Captain and setting such a fine example. As I said at the “Drive in” on Sunday, he will be a hard act to follow, but I will do my best!

Thanks to all who attended my “Drive-in” and sharing the day with me. It was a great experience and hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. And thanks to everyone who helped make it such a great day, in particular to Lol Green for organising the competition and Brian Allsuch for taking the “official” pictures.

You can see the photos by clicking on the link below.

If you are a glutton for punishment, there is also a video – which includes the “song” in its entirety, complete with mistakes! Make sure you learn the words,  as you are all expected to sing it, especially when dunking a ball in the pond on the second!

My Captain’s Away Day is booked for Wednesday, 15th May 2019 at West Herts Golf course. More details to follow, but please save the date in your diaries.

Well, that’s about all for my first bulletin. This weekend we have the Jack Stone Qualifiers. You can enter Saturday or Sunday (not both!). It’s a stableford competition off the white tees.

Gary Bronziet
Captain

Click below for the Video!

And don’t forget to, “Always look on the bright side of Golf!”

Jack Winer Winer Chicken Dinner!

GRANTHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jack Winer of Abridge Golf & Country Club celebrates sinking his putt on the second play off hole to win the Golfbreaks.com PGA Fourball Championship during the final round of the Golfbreaks.com PGA Fourball Championship at Belton Woods – Lakes on August 31, 2018 in Grantham, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Winer, from Abridge Golf and Country Club in the village of Stapleford Tawney in Epping Forest, fought off the likes of Jason Levermore and Brett Taylor to claim the victory thanks to a fantastic putt on the first extra hole.

The win is the Essex golfer’s second victory in the space of a week after he triumphed at the PGA Fourball Championship at Belton Woods alongside partner James Watts days earlier.

The 30-year-old had to do it the hard way at the East Region Championship, though, as the tournament went to a play off after Levermore, Taylor and Winer all finished with a five-under par score of 137 after 36 holes.

But unlike his counterparts, the Essex golfer was the only one to find the green on the first extra hole, thanks to a 140-yard effort which flew to within 18 feet.

Taylor didn’t enjoy such good fortunes down the left but Levermore looked like extending the play-off with a deft chip from behind the back of the green.

However, Winer held his nerve to birdie the first extra hole, pulling off a tricky left to right putt to claim the win.

The 30-year-old believes his victory alongside Watts days earlier played an integral role in his performance at Bishop’s Stortford and also paid tribute to Gary McGrath, who was his playing partner in the alliance event that ran alongside the tournament last week.

Winer said: “I’ve been playing well for a good few weeks and then to go away with Wattsy (James Watts) and have the week that we did just spurred me on.

“One thing that I kept from that was when we were under the gun he had my back as in, ‘Stay calm, we’ve got this.’ Then I put that same mentality into playing out here through the second day.

“And it was great to have my partner Gary, an old friend of my dad’s, next to me. Gary has caddied for me before at Tour School and is such a laugh. I think that when you are under pressure you need that – it keeps you relaxed.

“I was unfortunate to miss a five, six-foot putt down the last hole to win it in main time. But to win it in a play-off – and win two play-offs in two weeks – is a dream come true. It’s really good.”

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