4th July 2019
Practise on the Course
Members are requested not to practise on the Course, where practising chipping and putting close to the greens is particularly damaging.
Please use the Practise Area, and for chipping practise please use the area around the putting green on the bay side of the Clubhouse.
Your cooperation will be appreciated – especially by our greenkeepers!
In order to clarify the situation with reference to playing 18 holes while competing in 9-hole competitions, the Captain’s Committee has approved the following to be included in the Local Rules.
‘Players playing in 9-hole competitions may play the full 18 holes. Holes 6 to 14 are not part of the 9-hole competition course and therefore such players are not in breach of Rule 5.2b. Such players are also deemed not to be unreasonably delaying play of the competition, and are therefore deemed not to be in breach of Rule 5.6.’
The Local Rules have been updated and the change took place with effect from 28th June 2019.
The club is updating its First Aid facilities. New First Aid boxes have been placed in the Ladies Locker room, the Gents locker room, behind the bar and in the Greenkeepers Hut. A new eye bath is also available in the Greenkeepers Hut. The Defibrillator in the Gents locker room has been serviced and is now regularly inspected and records kept.
2 first aid courses have been booked the first for Simon the head greenkeeper who will become the Club’s designated First Aider and a second for club members which will take place on Monday 12th August at 630pm in the clubhouse.
Volunteers are requested for this course. It is hoped to have 2 representatives from Seniors, 2 from the Ladies, 2 from the Junior Organisers and 2 from the Work Party.
Could members wishing to volunteer contact Brian Hewett on 407238 or email@example.com who is coordinating this activity.
Weekend Golf Report
By Marc Morley
Last Saturday saw the Port Erin Commissioners sponsored Port Erin Town Cup being played for. With a near record entry of 154 players across all categories, a special score would have to be recorded to win this competition. Stepping up to the plate and beating all the home players to victory was Bob Clague from Peel Golf Club with a fine nett 63. His score included a 10 on the par 5 5th hole. Victory could have therefore been more comprehensive with a lower score on that hole. Finishing as runner-up was Tom Doyle from Mount Murray who beat home player Kevin Roberts on a countback. Both players recorded nett 64s. Best Lady of the day went to Gail Corrin from King Edward Bay with a nett 70. Best Junior was won by Tom Cain from Mount Murray with a nett 70. Best gross of the day went to Rob Noon from Douglas with a round of 67 beating his nearest rival, Peter Glover of Douglas Golf Club, on a countback.
Sunday saw 28 players taking to the course for round 7 of the Tower Insurance sponsored stableford series. Winning with a fine score of 41 points was George Quayle ahead of visiting player Paddy Milton of The Worcestershire Golf Club with 38 points.
A reminder to members that first round matches of the Falcon Cup need to be concluded by the end of this coming Sunday as well.
Week of Golf
Normally online booking for competitions closes at 4pm the day prior to the competition. For the Week of Golf, it has been decided to close the online booking system for all of the competitions on Saturday 20th July at 4pm. The Entry / Start sheets will then be posted in the Clubhouse, and entries can then be made manually.
Greenkeepers Benefit Stableford
This weekend sees the much-deserved Greenkeepers Benefit being played for on Saturday with the Tower Insurance Sponsored July Medal taking place on Sunday.
The entry fee for the Greenkeepers’ Benefit is £3 but members may show their appreciation of the greenkeepers’ efforts by putting more in the envelope.
MIXED SOCIAL GOLF
The dates for Mixed Socials are July 25th and August 29th. These are all Thursday evening games beginning at 4.30pm. Sign-up sheets will be placed on locker rooms notice boards; if you haven’t played before, why not give it a try!
The Entry Sheet for the Gent’s Summer Eclectic has been posted on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room.
Initially coaching will be available at the Club on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. I also have an indoor golf studio at home, so if you want a session that is not weather dependant it’s available.
My website, where you will be able to book lessons etc, is currently under construction and will be up and running very soon. You can also get golfing advice on my Facebook page, Tee It Up.
If you want to contact me my details are: Telephone. 452262: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation of Prizes
The next Presentation of Prizes will be on Wednesday 17th July immediately after the Presentation of Prizes for Club Night – i.e. approximately 8.30pm.
LADIES GET INTO GOLF SESSIONS
The Sunday morning sessions continue, with John Tinsley offering coaching. All are very welcome to come and join in the fun. We meet at 10.30.
The Junior Club Nights are held each Tuesday through to September, starting at 4.30pm. The sessions last about an hour. We are looking for some additional volunteers to help marshal the younger juniors and provide some simple tuition. If you would like to help out, or find out more, please contact Fred Gray – 408115 / email@example.com.
Every Wednesday. Tee reserved from 4pm to 6pm. Come along and join in – sign up on the night.
If you would like to sponsor a Club Night competition, please see Bill Denard or Chick Kneen.
The Tee Caddy
The Tee Caddy is open from 10am each day, and 9.30am Saturdays.