HESKETH ARMS NEWSLETTER – january 2019
The Club’s annual Awards Evening will take place on Saturday, 2nd February at the Churchtown Conservative Club, starting at 7.30 pm. As well as presentations to the successful players from the 2018 season, there will be a buffet supper, quiz and raffle.
To order your ticket, priced at £5.00, please contact any club officer or your team captain. All proceeds from the night will go towards club funds.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Members are reminded that the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Churchtown Conservative Club on Monday 18th February, 7.30 pm start.
Any proposals should be with the Secretary before Thursday 17th January.
CLOSE SEASON WORK & MAINTENANCE
Although the green has been closed since the beginning of October, the Autumn and Winter months are still a busy time for the Club’s Committee, with essential works being carried out on and around the green.
Almost as soon as the green closes at the end of the season, Andrew Church and Lancashire Turf Supplies are given to access the green to enable them to carry out the annual maintenance work, with is crucial to us maintaining a good playing surface for our members. This was particularly important at the end of last season given the unprecedented weather conditions we had experienced during the summer. The Club is again indebted to our Honorary Vice-President, Mr. Bernard O’Malley, of Nationwide Produce, for his generous assistance in funding this work. Bernard has been a staunch supporter of our club for a number of years now and without his support we would not be enjoying the facilities we have today.
The Officers of the Club would like to thank Graham Meadow for his hard work in organising and co-ordinating various jobs around the green, including improved access to the club from the carpark, the replacement of boards around the edges of the green and surgery on several trees which were causing damage to the green.
The Club will again run a varied programme of competitions and events during the 2019 season, starting with a Round Robin on Sunday, 31st March, 2.00 pm start.
A few changes to our internal competitions are planned this year, as a result of feedback received from members :-
Firstly, the Championship Cup and Ladies’ Championship have been brought forward to the beginning of June to avoid clashing with holidays and other events.
As we now run four club pairs, the Chairman’s Shield will be non-random this season, meaning that members can enter the competition with a partner of their choice.
The President’s Day will commence at the earlier time of 11.00 am due to the larger number of attendees at this event in recent seasons. This should result in an a more timely finish to the competition.
The dates so far set are as follows :-
Sunday 31st March Round Robin 2.00 pm start
Sunday 14th April Rose Bowl (singles handicap) 12.00 pm start
Saturday 11th May Spring Pairs (random doubles) 12.00 pm start
Sunday 2nd June Championship Cup (men’s singles) 12.00 pm start
& Ladies’ Championship (ladies’ singles)
Saturday 15th June Open Singles 10.00 am start
Sunday 30th June Vice Presidents Trophy (random doubles) 12.00 pm start
Saturday 13th July Chairman’s Shield (non-random doubles) 12.00 pm start
Sunday 21st July President’s Cup (singles handicap) 11.00 am start
August (TBC) Friendly v. Emmanuel B.C. TBC
August (TBC) Coronation Cup (singles handicap) 12.00 pm start
September (TBC) Open Doubles 10.00 am start
September (TBC) Last Chance Cup (random doubles) 12.00 pm start