The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 16th December commencing at 7.30pm.
9-hole Mixed Open Stableford Competitions
On 9-hole competitions, with the high numbers entering, the Competition & Handicap Committee (C&HC) has decided to award prizes for Handicap Indexes up to 20, and from 21 to 54.
The 8-round 9-hole Winter Eclectic started on Tuesday 1st December and will run until Sunday 28th February. The Entry Sheet is on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room. Prizes are awarded for two divisions, namely Division 1, for Handicap Indexes up to 20, and Division 2 from 21 to 54. Players are reminded that the Entry Fee is £5, which must be paid in advance of playing the first round.
Also, players must enter their names in the Eclectic book prior to playing a round.
Submitting Social or Recreational Scores
Formerly called Supplementary Scores, such scores may be submitted at any time for both the 9- and 18-hole courses. Players must pre-register their intent to play such a round by putting their names in the Social Scores book. The cards must be deposited in the box to the right of the Touch Screen – marked cards for computer entry. Members of the C&HC will enter the scores into the system.
Boxing Day Cross Country
The competition format will be teams of 4, stroke play, with two scores to count, and will be played over 12 ‘holes’. Shotgun Start at 09.30. The Entry Sheet is on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room. The closing date for entries is Saturday 19th December, and the draw for teams and tees will be made on Sunday 20th December.
Given the difficulty of recent years of running the Rum Run as a shotgun start, due to weather and course issues, the sponsors, Robin Humphreys-Jones and Fred Gray proposed to the Competition & Handicap Committee to change the format to a 9-hole competition. It was agreed that it would be run as an AmAm stroke play, teams of 4, with 3 scores to count per hole. Tee-time bookings can me made online.
It is recommended that, over the winter months, players use fairway mats when playing casual rounds of golf. This to protect the fairways during the period. Mats are obtainable online. They may not be used in competitions.
World Handicap System (WHS)
The glitches in the systems appear to have been rectified and, as such, Club competitions will count towards players’ Handicap Indexes. Players are requested to use the Touch Screen to input their scores.
Online Booking System App
The APP by which scores can be entered via Howdidido is now working.
To arrange a coaching session, contact John Tinsley on 452262. Especially valuable for members new to golf to learn the basics.
Casual Tee Bookings
While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended, given the number of players using the course on non-competition days at the moment, that members continue to book casual golf tee times online. This to ensure that members can play on the day and time they wish to. It also helps with the booking of visitors and societies.
The Tee Caddy
Our Winter Hours as of 1st October are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10-00am – 2-30pm
Saturday 9-30pm – Late
Sunday 10-00am – 4-00pm
The ‘Management’ reserve the right to increase or reduce these opening hours at their discretion!
Peter & Maria