Sun 7th ...............P.O.T.Y. Any Combination 9 Hole Fun Comp
Fri 12th......................................................Friday Open Singles
Sun 14th...............................................Mixed Team Stableford
Sat 20th..........................................Gents 9 Hole Open Singles
Don’t forget to use your 2’s and Open Competition vouchers before they expire on 31st December 2014.
For £40 you can sponsor a 2015 club competition. Please contact the Competition Secretary, Ant Wood, if you would like to do so or know anybody that would.
Many thanks to our President, Neil Eastwood, and his company sponsorship of our regular Saturday winter 'Ashtray' comp which will now be known as the N.E.L. Services Saturday Competition. It will continue with the same varied format, depending on numbers, with a £1.50 entry fee and draw at 11.30pm in the clubhouse.
Baxenden Inter-Club Challenge
Due to the success of the inter-club challenge between us and Baxenden Cricket Club, which involved both cricket and golf, we have been offered attractive sponsorship by Thwaites for the matches to be staged in 2015.
Ladies’ Annual General Meeting
The Ladies’ AGM will be held in the clubhouse on Monday 8th December 2014.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse at 8pm on Thursday 11th December 2014. Attendance at the meeting and voting rights are shared by all members.
Presidency and Captaincy
Council is delighted to announce that Burt Wood will become President Elect and Stephen Walkden will become Captain Elect at the AGM on 11th December 2014, to serve as President and Captain respectively for 12 months from December 2015.
Work continues on the new competition tee between the current 5th tee and the by-pass. The new tee will add over 35 yards to the hole. It is yet to be decided whether it will be designated as the 5th or 14th. Many thanks to John Martin and Dennis Jackson for their invaluable assistance and hard work during the excavation work.
The clubhouse is to be decorated for Christmas on Thursday 4th December from 7pm. Volunteers to assist would be greatly appreciated. Bar facilities will be available.
Many thanks to Janet Whittaker for making up the hampers given as raffle prizes at the very successful Dinner Dance.
Friday 5th December - Christmas Lunch
Five course Christmas lunch from 1pm. £20 per head.
Sunday 7th December -Annual P.O.T.Y. Awards from 3pm.
Saturday 13th December - Family Day
Thommo's disco and party games with Uncle Garry & Auntie Pauline from 2pm and a visit from Father Christmas at 4pm. Food available.
Sunday 21st December - The BMP Europe Goodshaw Brass Band playing traditional and seasonal music from 3pm. Please arrive in plenty of time. Snacks/sandwiches available.
Wednesday 31st December -New Year’s Eve Party Night
(Reserve list in operation)
NEW MEMBER OFFERS FOR 2015
Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:12 | | |
New members get up to £200 back to spend behind the bar*.
Full membership (7 Day) for only £520 with £200 bar credit*.
See table below for full details of attractive new member offers in all categories.
The proposer of a new member is entitled to £100 bar credit.
* £100 first year of membership with £100 for the second year.
Rules Governing the 'Fred Trotter Bridge' and the Open Drain
Friday, 30 September 2011 15:47 | | |
The entire area of the open drain between the yellow stakes is deemed to be the hazard not just the water so, even if your ball lands on the bank, you may still not ground your club or remove twigs etc. The stakes are movable obstructions so if they interfere with the ball or your stance you can move them without penalty.
If, whilst your ball lies within the hazard, you decide that any part of the bridge is obstructing your stance, swing or potential ball flight and you choose not to play the ball as it lies, you must drop the ball outside the hazard for a one shot penalty, (Rules of Golf 24.2.b states that “except when the ball is in a water hazard, a player may take relief from interference by an immovable obstruction”) i.e. there is no free drop if the bridge is in the way when you are in the water hazard.
If, however, whilst your ball is notwithin the hazard, any part of the bridge interferes with your normal stance or swing, you may drop the ball, as per rule, without penalty. This rule does not entitle you to a free drop if the bridge is merely within the flight path of your intended shot. (In such cases it is suggested that a suitable club be selected to successfully clear the obstacle.)
If your ball lies actually on the bridge (not in the hazard) you are permitted to drop the ball, as per rule, without penalty.
Serving Military Personnel
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 17:31 | | |
On 25th February Council decided that serving military personnel should be afforded complimentary green fees at all times on production of valid identification.