July 2nd, 2020: 4th July Competition & Other Updates

Hi ladies,

I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to getting back to competitions this Saturday, 4th July.   To celebrate this milestone there will be 3 prizes in each category!

I have made some good progress in getting the 2020 Events calendar back up and running.   It is not quite ready to be circulated yet but I do have a few of the more significant dates confirmed and you might like to pencil them into your diary, as follows:

Captains Day – 22nd August 2020
Away Day – 12th September 2020
Charity Day – 19th September 2020
President’s Day –  10th October 2020

With regard to Captain’s Day I would like to remind you of a few rules in respect of prizes.   In order to be eligible to win the Captain’s Prize each member MUST have submitted 3 cards from the 6 weeks of competitive golf immediately prior to Captain’s Day.  Because there is no golf on the 11th July the six weeks commences this coming Saturday 4th July and ends on Saturday, 15th August.   New members are not entitled to win the Captains Prize but, in the company of all other members, you can compete for an array of fantastic prizes on the day.

A lot of our social events will not be the same as before.   Everything that we do will be done with your health and safety in mind.  Before each event takes place I will give you a detailed update on the logistics around the event.

I am delighted to say that 11 out of the 12 new members this year have been awarded handicaps.   I would like to thank everyone who assisted them in completing their cards over the past few weeks.

Because of a change in procedures around marking cards, for the foreseeable future the results will not be posted to the web-site until early the following week.

Many of you will know one of our long term members Ger Duignan, who is a tourist guide and whose work has completely ceased due to Covid-19.   She has offered to take interested members of the Strollers on a ‘walking tour’ of central Dublin in small groups of 5-6 people where social distancing can be observed.   She would be delighted to impart her knowledge on a leisurely stroll around the city centre.  If you are interested her email is gerduignan22@gmail.com and her mobile 086 3837318.

As a reminder, there is no golf on Saturday, 11th July so there will be no timesheet opening tonight.

I am really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.  Fingers crossed for a nice day.

Best regards,

Lady Captain 2020