Following the past few competition committee meetings, we have been deliberating over the best way in taking forward the competition program, and utilising other media in which to promote them. By using the website, the app and "how did I do", it will enable us to increase participation and get results and handicaps finalised almost immediately. From these discussions, it has been mutually decided to dissolve the current committee operation, and replace it with a club management led working group. I thought it best, for the ease of transition, to ask the existing committee members if they'd like to take part, along with representation from the shop. Should a position become available thereafter, then I willpromote it to all members. The existing funds built up will be transferred and used in exactly the same way as in the past, for competition pay out, donations to sections, trophies etc, and will beitemised monthly along with competition income reports. The working group will also look after handicap affairs. More detail will follow in due course, but you can be rest assured that any changes are for the betterment of, and playablity of the competition program, making them ultimately much more streamlined for everyone.
We are also looking at renewing our trophy stock. If you currently have possession of a trophy would you please drop into the club so we can see if it needs replacing.
Happy new year, and great to see so many out on the course over the holiday period.
As you may be aware, we are integrating the competition management through our booking system and "how did I do" for the coming season. The first part of this process is now live, with the introduction of the How did I do app. This is a free download to your smart phone from your relevant app store. From here you will see the results as they happen, handicap changes and news.
The step over the next couple of weeks is to have this integrated into a new "members" section on our existing website.
If you download the app in readiness, which also includes the winter comp results etc, then I will inform you of the going live date for the website members section.
“Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced."