Views of the Vale

Views of The Vale February 2017


The Club frontage is looking good and improvements to road down to Greens Shed progressing well. Once again I must thank Roy Ankers and Mike Davies for their vision and hard work on this project.


Sometime ago I invited sections to contribute to Views of The Vale and I’m grateful to Andy James of The Seniors Section for the following supplement.


Our first inter club Seniors Match is away to Rhuddlan on Tuesday 20th February. A friendly club with a great carvery, only the weather could be a problem!


Now the transfer deadline is over, Andy James is pleased to present our new signings. From Carden Park; George and Mildred (aka Russ) in addition there is our very own Karl The Diver Livingstone and our Banker, Bill Dudgeon. Good to see these new additions adding a touch of glamour to our Senior Section!


Andy provides a scoop item by revealing that during the Captain’s Drive in, whilst the crowd were enjoying the aroma from the kitchen, a cry of, “Beef” was heard as three great drives were launched down the fifth fairway. It can now be revealed, yes you read it here first, Captain Dave is now attempting to lose two stones in a sponsored weight loss act for his charity. Bravo and good luck to Mr Captain and we hope his weight watching is as good as his driving. Whoever cried, “Beef” will be served up with potatoes and two veg if he is identified.


Thanks Andy.


House and Social


Thanks to Sheila Walsh for organising the successful Candlelit Dinner


St. David’s Day Dinner

Diolch to everyone who has booked their attendance for the evening. The menu looks tasty and the choir is booked. This is the one event that the President organises for the House and Social Committee so your support will be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday 15th March sees the last of our Winter Quiz Nights so sign up your team on the sheet in the foyer. Six teams so far.


Election for one director.


The postal vote is organised and it is sometime since we had to hold an election, the last time being when Clwyd Roberts and myself were elected. We are a progressive group of directors and we aim to continue developing the course and clubhouse facilities for members. Please make your vote count.



I have just joined a cast of thousands on the Greens Committee and it is good to see the interest of members in the course developments. I can assure you that the committee is now full and making excellent progress, being in year two of the plan for three years.

It was clear that the committee have noticed an increase in divots not replaced and unrepaired pitch marks in abundance. One green had in the region of twenty-five pitch marks unattended last weekend. No comment.


For all you lovers of conifers ( that mainly belong in Kronospan not in The Dee Vale) please be patient as the trees that have been felled will be replaced by new features.


Looks like a weekend for wearing thermals is ahead.


Swing well.


Ken Williams