December
22nd 2009
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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To all my friends who gave me the encouragement to do the “Penny Challenge” and members of the clubs that supported it, I would like to say a big thank you for your kindness and generosity that you gave me during my challenge. It was an experience that one could not put a price on. It is one which I will cherish for the rest of my life, meeting so many wonderful people.           
Unfortunately, during the challenge, there have been a number of children in those hospices who have passed away, and that fills me with sadness. The hospices do a fantastic job, and their worth is not realized to the full by many, as they are under funded by the government.To the staff, carers, and voluntary workers who diligently support these children 24/7. I raise my hat off to you, as do all the friends and associates whom I met along the way. To date the challenge has raised over £ 4,500 with more funds to come in. An update will be posted during the coming weeks. So,

THANK YOU   for putting a smile on those children’s faces.

 Here’s something I will leave you with that will make you smile, as it relates to off days on the golf course for which many of us can aspire too, as….Golf, ain’t Easy

I cleaned and washed my balls last night,
I hope and pray for accurate flight,
My bag is spotless, my clubs are clean,
Today I’m going to realise a dream.

 At the crack of dawn I raise my head,
Checking to see the Missus ain’t dead,
Sparrows atwitter and taking the Mick,
Today, that golf course I’m going to lick.

 On the first tee I step up with pride,
I know it all, there’s no need to hide,
I’ve got it this time that’s for sure,
Right arm close to get some draw.

 A quick look around to see they’re all here,
Today’s the day I’ll make that all clear,
Just swing away and let it flow,
Zing ball zing, like an arrow from the bow,

 When I look down, the ball’s still there,
My club head met with nothing but air,
The boys stay straight faced, eyes aglow,
Well, Well, Well, the Lord Mayors show.

 This clubs bent, I swear for sure!
I ain’t buying a Ping no more,
You carry on lads it’s going to rain,
My old backaches started again.

 MERRY CHRISTMAS

 Stan Humphreys

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October
1st 2009
A Snippit of my video

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Click on this link for a snippit of my CD due to be released soon.

Click here

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July
20th 2009
POSTPONEMENT of PENNY CHALLENGE FINALE… NEW DATE T.B.A.

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To all those who have put their names down to play the “Penny” challenge finale at Rhos on Sea this Monday 20th July please take note: It is NOW POSTPONED   date to be arranged 

The day has been put back until September / early October due a number of teams withdrawing due to club commitments and holidays.

As soon as a new date has been agreed it will be posted on the website, and all those with contact e mail addresses will be notified.

Thank you for your support and I hope to see you on the new date.

Regards,

Stan Humphreys

Penny Challenge

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June
4th 2009
The “Penny” Challenge Charity Golf Day

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The Penny Challenge Charity Day

at

Rhos – on – Sea   Golf Club

 On Monday 20th July 2009

4 Ball Open any combination

(Gents, Ladies, Mixed, Junior Boys & Girls.)

£80 per team inc. meal

¾ Individual Handicap. Best 2 scores to count

1st  tee off 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

All proceeds of the finale “Penny Challenge”  will go towards Hope House, Ty Gobaith and Ty Hafan Children’s Care and Respite Centres

The only 3 Children’s Hospices in Wales

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February
17th 2009
Dear friends & Supporters

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Over the past few weeks the challenge has had to be put on hold due to illness and more recently bad weather, causing the courses to be closed.

I have still over 50 courses yet to play and with the re-scheduling of those that I was unable to play during the last few weeks has put pressure on me to complete before the finale on the 10th April 2009 at the Vale Hotel Resort.

Therefore, I will contact those clubs to see if courtesy will still be granted so that I can complete my challenge after the finale.

Emails have been sent out to all clubs with regard to the finale at the Vale.
Those of you wishing to play on the Wales National course, and stay for the evening dinner, if you could contact your secretary or captain, if your club has participated in the challenge so that the names and tee times can be arranged via them, or, email direct to: stan@thepennychallenge.org with your requirements if your club did not participate and you would like to attend the finale.

Accommodation is available through the hotel directly, quote: The Penny Challenge when booking or, alternatively accommodation is available locally, smaller hotels, bed and breakfast etc. if you so wish.

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December
17th 2008
Week 38, Denbigh Golf Club

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Conditions:     Sunny and cold with slight winds.

Results:                       Loss to the course
Out:     42
In:        42
Gross:  84
H/cap:  13
Net:     71
Par:      69
Putts:   17/19= 36
Stb pts:            16/18= 34pts.

0 Birdies; 6 Pars; 9 Bogeys; 3 D/Bogeys

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December
16th 2008
Week 38, Mold Golf Club

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Conditions:     Course in excellent condition, visually very well maintained, the greens are in excellent condition for the time of the year

Result:             Win against the course

Out:     35
In:        40
Gross:  75
H/cap:  13
Net:     62
Par:      69
Putts:   14/17= 31
Stb pts:            23/20= 43pts.

1 Birdie; 10 Pars; 7 Bogeys

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December
15th 2008
Week 38, Flint Golf Club

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Conditions:     Overcast with sunny periods, cold with variable winds.

Result:             Loss to course
Out:     43
In:        41
Gross:  84
H/cap:  13
Net:     71
Par:      70
Putts:   16/17= 33
Stb pts:            16/18= 34pts.

0 Birdies; 5 Pars; 11 Bogeys; 1 D/Bogey; 1 other

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December
14th 2008
Week 38, Royal St. David’s Golf Club

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Conditions:     Course closed until 12 noon, frost. Sunny, but cold with slight breeze.

Result:           Lost against the course

Out:     44
In:        43
Gross:  87
H/cap:  13
Net:     74
Par:      69
Putts:   20/14= 34
Stb pts:            16/18= 34pts.

1 Birdie; 4 Pars; 11 Bogeys; 2 D/Bogeys; 1 other

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December
10th 2008
Week 37, Caephilly Golf Club

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Conditions:     Cold with variable winds, fairways wet with no run.

Results:                       Loss to the course

Out:     46
In:        40
Gross:  86
H/cap:  13
Net:     73
Par:      71
Putts:   17/18= 35
Stb pts:            14/20= 34pts.

1 Birdie; 6 Pars; 8 Bogeys; 3 D/Bogeys

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