Sat 18th..............................................................October Medal
Sun 19th...........................................Paul McEvoy Golf Singles
Fri 24th.....................................................Friday Open Singles
Sat 25th......................................................................Spare date
Sun 26th.................Ladies Closing Day. Shotgun Start. 12noon
The Closing Day competition is on Saturday 1st November with an early evening presentation. A full menu will be available for those wishing to dine.
BGC v BCC
A return fixture of golf versus Baxenden Cricket Club is planned for Sunday 23rd November.
Although the 'Ashtray Comps' will be held as usual in the close season, a couple of Winter Opens are being held on Saturdays.
Captain's Trip 2015
Captain for 2015, Michael Bottomley, has chosen Wychwood Park, Crewe, for the annual Captain's Trip with golf and an overnight stay on Sunday 19th and another round on Monday 20th July. The cost is £99 pp including prizes. The prize presentation will be held on Friday 24th July at Baxenden.
All the greens have been scarified, verti-drained and top dressed. Please be aware that the normal pace of the greens will not be achieved until the top dressing is fully integrated.
Raffle prize donations for socials would be much appreciated. Please pass them to Social Chairman, Garry Aspinall.
New Year's Eve
The list is open for the New Year's Eve function. It will be another 'All Inclusive' event with a DJ/singer. Get your name down as soon as possible.
We are planning to hold a family bonfire night on Wednesday 5th November. It is subject to us being able to comply with Health & Safety regulations but we are hopeful of a satisfactory outcome.
With effect from Opening Day 2015 the clubhouse opening hours will be as follows:
Monday: 1pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 3pm
Wednesday: 5pm - 9pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 6pm - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm
The new opening hours mean that food and drink provision will be available both during daytime and evening hours at times when common usage patterns indicate they are required. A degree of flexibility will be applied when required.
Many thanks to Dennis Jackson for donating a door for the locker room.
House, Greens & Marketing
During a recent combined committee meeting the following areas of development/improvement were identified which should further enhance our great course:
Using a two tee system on each hole.
Removing debris around the course and clubhouse.
Cleaning and painting course shelters.
Upgrading the internal appearance of the clubhouse.
Identify members to assist in achieving a more dynamic website.
Pave between the locker room and practice putting green.
Renew fund raising efforts - especially for the road.
Pursue sponsorship of tee markers.
All aspects have been tasked to willing volunteers with tight target completion dates. Please feel free to assist in any way possible.
Monday 8th September was the Juniors' Presentation evening when Captain Elect, Michael Bottomley, deputising for the Captain, handed out the trophies.
Junior Organiser, Dennis Jackson, is arranging a similar list of fixtures for 2015.
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.