Wayne's Daily Diary Archive

20 June 2007

28 October 2017
Blimey Mils!

Millie celebrated her first weekend as Girls Junior Captain by winning the Junior Stableford today with her best round to date and a whopping 41 points. Nice one Mils!

PS Unfortunately a young lad playing off 38 had 43 points to pip Millie but Mils was cut from 19.3 to 17.1 so she was pleased with her afternoon’s work!

23 October 2017
Captain's Day Drive-In !

We had a fantastic day at the golf course yesterday as it was the Bramley Golf Club’s Captain’s Drive-In, where this year’s new captains drive-in and last year’s captain’s putt out. The day started with a Florida Scramble with teams of six players and our team consisted of Millie, and her junior friends Daisy (this year’s vice-girls captain) and Sophie (last year’s girls captain), Sophie’s Mum Jo, Daisy’s Dad Steve, and me. We did very well on the day with six birdies and it was relaxed but competitive, and seriously good fun!

During the morning’s event Millie was a little nervous as she thought ahead to her drive-in, where she’d hit two drives in front of about 150 people who were standing on the terrace beside the 16th tee. She has never teed-off in front of that many people before and there was a sweepstake for the distance of the Men’s, Ladies’, and Junior’s drives so poor Millie’s legs were shaking as she stepped up to tee-off. Gill and Katie were there to support her as Millie teed it up, lined up her drive like a real pro and then absolutely thumped it up the middle of the fairway to a loud round of applause! She was incredibly relieved and then belted her second shot down the middle as well and her first and slightly longer drive was measured at 200 yards! Considering the atmospheric conditions at the moment and wet fairways it was a very impressive drive, and the Men’s Captain’s drive was 231 yards to give you an idea.

Jack Sutherland, Millie’s Junior partner in mixed competitions, drove-in as boy’s captain and smoked one 279 yards, which is an incredible strike, and Marianne Plaskett drove-in with 131 yards as the new Ladies Captain.

We then had a nice BBQ lunch in the Clubhouse and my friend Paul Sutherland, who is the new Club Captain, gave a great speech and introduced his charity, which is Kids Kidney Research, and Marianne gave a witty speech as well.

It was a really great day out and I’ve posted some photos.

Stay tuned and keep those bookings rolling in!

PS Check out Henry’s link for times, dates and locations on his UK tour that kick’s off on Saturday.

http://www.henrysavalanchetalk.com/uk-events/events-in-the-uk/

18 October 2017
It's been 25 years!

This season marks the 25th anniversary of Alpine Experience and it is amazing how the season’s have raced by. I just remembered this recently and I should sit down and write something about how the years have passed and some notably Alpine ‘landmarks’ but today isn’t that time as I’ve too much on the go at the moment.

Hopefully we’ll have our new website up to mark our 25th anniversary and we all look forward to skiing with you all soon.

Stay tuned!

PS Henry will be back in the UK doing his avalanche presentations and beeper-search sessions so check his HAT website for further details.

7 October 2017
A long-delayed price hike!

After delaying a price hike for several years we have finally decided that the time has come and we need to raise our morning prices. We had planned on raising our tariffs last year but changed our minds at the last minute due to the shockwaves of the Brexit vote, and although the pound is still suffering we feel we need to go ahead. Our prices have been lower than our competitors for several years now and even with a price hike we are still on par or slightly lower than the other schools and guiding services.

Please check the website for full details and we look forward to seeing you all soon. Stay tuned!

2 October 2017
Gill's weekend cancelled!

Unfortunately Gill’s friend Catherine was ill so Gill needed to postpone her weekend in Toulouse until mid-November. The weather in Toulouse over the weekend was terrible so hopefully both Catherine and Gill will have better luck then!

Meanwhile Millie and I played in the Adult/Junior Greensome’s at Burhill and although we weren’t at our best we did play some good golf and had a great time.

I’m busy at the moment refurbishing furniture for Katie has we’re redoing her room and have created some extra space for her.

Keep those booking rolling in and see you all soon. Stay tuned!

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