November 14, 2017
Good morning all,
Notice 1 - The Comp Sec advises that the entry deadline for Club Knockout's has been extended until 30 Nov 17. Take up has been quite slow so get your name in the hat and enjoy a bit of Match play competition! Entry forms are available in the Clubhouse, money and forms in the Comp Sec box please.
Notice 2 - For those of you who have embraced the 21st century and are participants in Facebook you should be aware that the Club has a page! Look up Joint Services Golf Club Episkopi and join us... The Captain has updated photos and video's showing the latest work being carried out on the greens (its better than East Enders!)
November 13, 2017
Notice 1 - Today (13 Nov 17) sees work begin on cutting up and replacing the greens. Chappers, Jamie, Bob, Bill & Nigel are all on site today to co-ordinate and assist. This means that the new 9 hole configuration is in use. Start hole is number 4, there is a map showing the route and reminding of holes in play. Please do not cross 2 & 17 fairways, follow the paths...
Rich has produced 9 & 18 hole cards available in the Starters Hut. Also please note that members playing 18 holes have priority over those just starting off. This will be particularly relevant on Tues & Weds for the Ladies, Old & Bold and the WAGA, if possible 'Herring bone' in and be nice to each other, its only for a couple of weeks!
Notice 2 - Congratulations and well done to Sandra & Brian Wilkes for organising the Poppy Appeal Open. A splendid 820 Euros raised! Thanks to all Club members for their participation and to those who helped out on the day.
Swing Easy and be patient people!
November 9, 2017
Notice 1 - A quick reminder from the Comp Sec that entries for the Club Knockouts are now due for submission. Entry forms are available in the Clubhouse, forms and entry fee into the Comp Sec's box if you please.
Notice 2 - Chase the Ace of Spades was drawn after WAGA and the Club Captain's envelope was chosen by Chappers - Unlucky Jamie, the 3 of Clubs is close but not close enough! Get your number chosen and money paid in, the next draw will take place this Saturday after the Poppy Appeal, the jackpot is well in excess of 500 Euros! Nice little bonus just before Christmas...
Notice 3 - Be advised that the Bar staff cannot keep changing notes so that you can get change for Chase the Ace... Please ensure you bring enough coinage with you (only 2 Euros a pop)
November 2, 2017
Good morning all,
Notice 1 - Peter Ephgrave has lost his phone (silver Nokia) believed lost sometime during O&B on Tuesday. Anybody knowing of its whereabouts please contact myself or Peter direct.
Notice 2 - The RBL Poppy Appeal Open is being held at JSGC(E) on Saturday 11 Nov 17. Application forms are available in the Club house or apply on line via the website. Everybody is encouraged to attend this charity event in support of this very worthy cause.
Thanks & regards
November 1, 2017
Good morning all,
Notice 1 - A reminder that the tunnel will be closed this Saturday (04 Nov 17) at 16:00hrs due to Bonfire Night and fireworks at Happy Valley.
Notice 2 - The Autumn Foursomes went ahead last weekend despite the threat of some seriously wet weather! We got away with it with just the final pairings getting a tad damp on the last hole. Congratulations to the winners Cacs Hinds & Chrissie Hammond and Graham Ibbotson & the ever young Pat Craft. A big thank you to all the members who volunteered to help out over the weekend making it a successful and very enjoyable event. Photo's from the weekend have also been added to the website by our roving reporter and all round good guy Clive Clayton...
Notice 3 - Minutes for the last committee meeting have been uploaded to the website along with the Record of Decisions from the Execs meeting (a bit late thought id already passed to the webmaster - its an age thing).
Notice 4 - The Ladies EMWT Open will take place this Sunday (05 Nov 17). The course will be closed for general play until 13:00hs.
May the sun always shine on the righteous!
October 25, 2017
Notice 1 - Last call for entrants for this years Autumn Foursomes, Rich will be doing the draw at lunchtime tomorrow (Thursday 26 Oct). Numbers are down, I know that there are a few groups away in Turkey so try to muster a few more pairs if possible!
Notice 2 - We still require volunteers to help out at the above event. Think we've got Halfway House covered but still need a Starter for both days... First tee won't be until around 08:00hrs so you should be all done and dusted by 10:00hrs! Names to Rich Harris please...
Notice 3 - As you are aware the Captain's Drive In originally planned for 05 Nov has been cancelled until after the new greens have been installed. The closure to the course means that we have had to reschedule; meaning that the Ladies EMWT Open will now be held on 05 Nov 17, short notice but available dates were few and far between... Get the word out there and encourage as many ladies as possible to attend, this is a sponsored event and we wouldn't want to lose out in the future!
Notice 4 - It's raining... Today I shall be mostly writing up the Minutes from the last committee meeting (Deep joy)
October 24, 2017
Notice 1 - Volunteers are still required for this weekend! If you are not playing in the Autumn Foursomes please put your name down for one of the following:
Starter (Sat & Sun)
Breakfast (Sat & Sun) - no cooking involved just kitchen tidy!
Halfway House helper (Sun)
Notice 2 - Chappers has completed work on the reservoir. A big thank you goes out to Dave Norris, David Stevens, Bill Power & Dave O'Neill for their assistance.
Notice 3 - The Captains Drive In has been postponed until after the new greens have been completed. Revised date TBA
Notice 4 - The new greens have arrived and located on site. Work is scheduled to commence on Monday 13 November.
Notice 5 - The 'Honey Wagon' has finally turned up and removed the waste (no more sweet smells around the chipping green and Club house). Workers also started digging out the soak away so with luck there will not be a repeat performance!
Wet weather gear for the weekend? One certainly hopes not...
October 22, 2017
Chappers the Course Member is in desperate need of some assistance with Mark being sidelined. He is in the process of clearing the Reservoir and has asked for some helping hands tomorrow (Monday 23 Oct) at around 09:00hrs. He does have some Wellies and gloves available but it would be easier if you could bring your own...
So, if you have an hour or so to spare and are able assist please make an appearance and help out YOUR Club!
October 20, 2017
Notice 1 - Those members taking part in the Monthly Medal tomorrow (21 Oct 17) should be aware that there will be a Security Guard in place from 07:30 - 16:30hrs for the Cyprus Walk down event. Personnel will require their HV passes to get in!
Notice 2 - The first major competition of the season is the Autumn Foursomes taking place the weekend of 28/29 Oct 17. Take up has been a little slow so grab yourself a partner and enter via the website or through the Comp Sec.
Notice 3 - On the subject of the Autumn Foursomes volunteers are required to help out each day. There is a list situated between the Gents & Ladies notice boards in the Club, so if you are not planning to take part put your name down and give something back to the Club and help out...
Notice 4 - Membership stickers and pocket diaries are available for collection from your mail slot (got there eventually!)
Regards and Swing Easy
October 15, 2017
Good day all,
Notice 1 - There are still a good few members yet to pay joining fees for the upcoming season. Be advised that if you have not paid your membership then you are NOT eligible to enter any Club competitions. Book now to avoid disappointment, the first Medal and Autumn Foursomes are rapidly approaching!
Notice 2 - The Club diaries for the season have finally arrived (Well done Sandra despite the Treasurer's best efforts to scupper your plans). The diaries plus membership stickers for the upcoming season will be made available as soon as the Club Manager finds a window of opportunity and manages to get off his fat arse and do some more admin!
Notice 3 - The Club Captain and Greens Project Team are meeting this weekend with the Contractor. An update of planned works for installation of the new greens will be advised shortly.
Swing Easy baby!
October 6, 2017
Message from Paul (Barry365)...
Within a few days I was surprised that there was €62.00 amassed in the Chase the Ace box.It was only Saturday past that it was drawn out on SSAFA day.
Just goes to show, the pots getting bigger and people now want that Jackpot! How long can it last??
Nigel Key was the 10th person drawn from the bag, but unfortunately for him, it was the 9 of Spades!
Good luck next Wednesday. It'll be Waga Finals day and the estimated Jackpot is €320.00.
So, make sure you've your lottery done. IT COULD BE YOU!
October 6, 2017
Notice 1 - A reminder that there will be a K1 Triathlon race at Happy Valley this Saturday 07 Oct 17. There will be increased security and HV passes will be required, plus a noticeable increase in personnel in the area. Members are requested to take extra care if traveling to and from the Club.
Notice 2 - A calendar of events has been updated on to the website by Willie (diaries will follow in due course once the Treasurer gives Sandra the cheque!). It is planned to hold a Medal on 21 Oct with the Autumn 4Somes scheduled for the weekend 28/29 Oct. Rich Harris will advertise shortly. Members are to note that these dates may change dependant on the new greens material arrival and subsequent replacement program.
Notice 3 - The Captains Drive In has been slipped a day to 05 Nov 17 due to a medical appointment in the UK (beware the injured golfer!)
Notice 4 - I am still awaiting several membership applications and fees. Those not intending to join this season please advise me and preferably pay the 20 Euro CGF membership fee so that the Club does not lose out...
Thanks & regards
September 26, 2017
Notice 1 - Good News from the office... I'm back! (loud applause and joyous shouts across the Island)
Notice 2 - A reminder that membership fees for the new season are now due, to date we have received 89 payments... Given that three reminder emails were sent out in June before the Club paid 20 Euros per head joining fee to the EGF it is hoped that more membership forms will be forthcoming this week!!! Failing that the decent thing to do would be to at least reimburse the Club for their financial outlay!!! Please put forms, money/cheque in the starters hut safe and I will action this week.
Notice 3 - A stamped and signed copy of your membership application has been placed in the mail slot. With luck and a fair wind this plus 2 utility bills should suffice to get you a replacement Happy Valley Pass. If your details have changed since last year you will be required to complete the full security proforma again... (unless they change their mind again!)
Notice 4 - The Greens Project Manager (Chappers) has come up with a cunning plan for the replacement programme, once the Exec Committee has had a chance to peruse and agree the proposal I will notify the membership.
Notice 5 - The Captain extends his thanks to those members who gave up their time to promote the Club at the Epi Fete. Your efforts were much appreciated and have not gone unnoticed.
Swing Easy its cooling down!
September 14, 2017
Notice 1 - Following the end of the Summer League (Congratulations to Chrissie Hammond) the draw for the weekly 'Chase the Ace' will now take place on Wednesday after WAGA, so get your envelopes in quick! Please be advised that the Chase the Ace draw results and the WAGA Pontoon league are now available on the JSGC(E) Homepage.
Notice 2 - Volunteers are still required to assist with running a stall at the Epi Fete to be held in Happy Valley on Saturday 23 Sep 17. Interested personnel should contact the Club Captain in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notice 3 - All those who are still to pay membership fees for the upcoming season are requested to place forms and cash/cheques in the safe located in the Starters Hut.
Notice 4 - No News from the office! I am away from 17-24 Sep 17 wandering around green, green grass courses in Turkey and drinking my own body weight from the 5* cocktail list... I'm looking forward to a well earned rest and will annoy you once more with my regular updates on my return.
September 13, 2017
Please see below update from the Club Captain Jamie Evans:
The manufacture by Vivaturf of 25 rolls of Pro Golf 13 Astro Turf totalling 2024m2 has now been completed. The consignment has been loaded into the ISO container ready for shipping from Shanghai on the 14th Sep.
Shipping time is estimated to be 35 days with the delivery forecast into Limassol New Port of around 20 Oct 17.
The aspiration is to have the new green installed on Hole 1, before the Autumn Foresomes Competition on 28 Oct 17.
It is estimated that work on the course will take place between 16 - 27 Oct (exact dates are subject to confirmation by the Contractor and Course Manager)
September 1, 2017
Notice 1 - A reminder that Club fees are now due. Euro cheque would be preferred but cash is OK too! If paying by cash please deposit in the Green Fee safe located in the Starters Hut, cheques are fine deposited in the Club Manager box in the Club House.
Notice 2 - The Episkopi Fete will be held on Saturday 23 Sep 17 in Happy Valley. Please be advised that the tunnel will be CLOSED all day so there will be no access to the Club available on this day.
Notice 3 - It is the Club's intention to have a stall at the fete (Al McEwan a nice pitch if you please). Volunteers are required to man the stall and try to drum up some more much needed entitled members...
Notice 4 - A big thank you goes out to Chris Gamon who has volunteered to take up the vacant committee post of House Member (Clive said he'd buy you beers all season...well he actually said he buy you a small Keo if cornered, but I know what he really meant!)
Notice 5 - The finale of the Summer League takes place on 09 Sep 17. There will be food and live entertainment all for the princely sum of 10 Euros! You don't have to be a Summer Leaguer to participate, all welcome. Contact Moray Campbell for more details and to book your place.
Notice 6 - We held the first Exec Committee meeting yesterday, a Record of Decisions will be published in due course.
August 24, 2017
Notice 1 - There will be a Half Marathon Triathlon K1 event held at Happy Valley on 07 Oct 17. There will be increased car, bike and personnel activity all day so those members intending to play on this day please be aware and ensure due vigilance when driving and make sure all buildings are secured if not in use.
Notice 2 - We still require a volunteer to fill the vacant committee post of House Member. Personnel with access to Epi camp would be an advantage. Clive Synnuck is currently completing this task and that of Vice Captain... Please stand up and be counted!
Notice 3 - Most of you will be aware that Mark Eaton will be unavailable to carry out grounds man duties for the foreseeable future having to make the daily medical trip to Nicosia. With Chappers back in the UK we will require volunteers to assist George with grounds maintenance. Lets hope we get more than the 4 who helped out last time! A gentle reminder to the Associate members that part of the acceptance as members of JSGC(E) is that you 'Give something back to the Club'.
Notice 4 - You should all be aware by now of the new membership fees and categories for the new season. Payment by cheque is preferred but I will take cash if needed. Feedback is welcomed on the fees and categories introduced by the committee (thus far we have received 6 positive and 1 negative response).