A few weeks ago, on a blog, I talked about celebrating. I hope that you have remembered to do that. No matter how big or small the achievement is – CONGRATULATIONS! Give yourselves a massive pat on the back. Times are hard and sometimes sad, but you are still there striving. Congratulations to all of you for keeping the rules and being part of a very special episode in our Club’s history. Thank you for your support. You could not have done it better.
Can you believe that the blog has reached double figures? I hope that you have had a good week and have been enjoying this lovely weather. If you have played golf, then I hope that you have had a great round. And if you have sprayed the ball everywhere, then welcome to my world. And that is on a good day.
If you are still at home, I hope that you are staying safe, and loving this Mediterranean sunshine. When we all get back together, we will look as though we have been on the Costa del Sol for a month. Not worth going away now, even if we could. We should have been coming back from Mallorca this week. We have rented the same house for a few years and the family who own it are like our family. They have sent us a photo of them sitting on OUR patio drinking tea. Rub it in why don’t you? We hope that we will be there next year, but not sure if we will be able to afford the flights.
Another busy week in the life of Leek Golf Club. Every day on the course is virtually full, and many members are now playing for the second, third and fourth time.
After the weekend, the volunteers will no longer be on the car park. What a wonderful job they have done. Please continue to park prettily and do not take any risks. There will be a table at the top of the car park and a running order will be on it. Please remember to book in with Greg when you arrive. And please, do not arrive until 10 minutes before your tee off time. If you do, then please remain in your car until the allotted time. Do not be tempted to gather on the car park.
Please remember to take your litter home as the bins are still out of action. Thanks to Kev Perkin, we now have a tap on the 11th, so you can fill your water bottles up there. And, last thing on this, please keep reading the safety measures. They will become a habit.
I had a phone call from Hilary Tovell on Monday. She had received my hug and was sending one back over the telephone lines. How lovely is that? Back at you Hilary. She also rang to tell me that Win May has died at the age of 92. Win, who was a member for 35 years, was 80 when I was Lady Captain and I took her a bouquet of flowers from the Ladies’ Section. She was so thrilled, and I was so pleased that we had done it. She remained a house member until just a few years ago.
We are also sad to announce that Brian Louis Smith from Werrington has passed away this week at Tree Tops Nursing Home on May 16th. Brian had been a member at Leek for over 40 years.
Our love goes to their families and friends at this sad time. We are thinking of you.
Andy de Caso and his friends completed their 101mile bike ride for the Dougie Mac in under 5 hours. Great job Andy and friends. The total amount donated is now over £1000, to a wonderful cause, Well done, and proud does not even come close. Have a look on the website for photographs.
Another massive achievement is the hole in one by Bo Robinson this week on the 4th hole. Your timing was impeccable Bo.
I have been watching the news for what feels like forever. And when I am completely Coronavirused out, I enjoy looking at the rooms where people are being interviewed. It is usually their ‘study’. Now that is posh. Have you noticed their bookshelves? Do you think that they are a barometer of the level of intelligence of the owner? Robert Peston’s shelves go on forever, and they are not that tidy. Do you think that he has read every book? There could be a Dandy Annual or Roy of the Rovers in there somewhere. Or do you think that they collect the books from all over the house to fill up what would normally be a blank space? I end up turning sideways and upside down to try and read the titles. Have a look and see what titles you can come up with.
One interviewee had the kettle behind them this week. Now you are talking. A brew is far more important.
As we are now moving into Phase 2 of normality – well I think that we are, I wonder if you still want to receive the Blogs. I am happy to keep writing them, if you keep sending me your news, or if there is something funny that has happened. But I only want to do them for as long as you want them. If you have had enough, that is fine; if you want to continue, that is fine too. Just let me know.
Well, that is about it for this week. So, take good care and look after each other.
NB. Thank you to everyone for complying with the rules at the Club. A number of minor incidents have occurred where members have taken it upon themselves to address issues of non-compliance themselves. Please do not do this. Any issues regarding non-compliance should not be addressed by members and must be reported to the office or the Professional. Thank you for your cooperation.