The closing date for entry to the Club Cup competitions is Thursday 3rd April. The draw will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 4th April.
Friday Open Competitions
The entry fee for Friday Opens is going up from £5 to £6. The extra £1 will be donated to the machinery fund.
Captain's Day at Home
Friday 13th June. £17.50 including two course meal.
Morning friendly 9 hole fourball with afternoon 18 hole 'Powerplay' competition. See notice in locker room for names, menu choice and explanation of 'Powerplay' format.
A Junior Open is being held on Tuesday 5th August. The tee will be reserved between 10.30am and 2pm. Sponsorship for the event would be greatly appreciated, £25 is all we ask so please dig deep. Speak to Dennis Jackson for further info.
Junior Organiser, Dennis Jackson, has arranged a Juniors meeting for 11am on Tuesday 15th April. All junior members, potential members and parents are cordially invited.
Winter rules will remain in force until the second week in April.
The fencing along the side of the third hole has been replaced.
All greens have been hollow-tyned and top dressed which should mean that only small amounts of top dressing will be needed during the season.
The greenkeeper is indebted to, and Council offer worthy thanks to, Dennis Jackson for his work on the course in the last couple of months.
The next fun quiz is on Wednesday 16th April. Food provided.
The snooker table cushions have been refurbished but the cloth, having been previously stretched, will be replaced later in the year.
A Perspex display cabinet for Centenary memorabilia such as Centenary plates, photographs, etc. is to be placed in the recess above the current position of the Captain's chair.
Many thanks to House Chairman - Michael Bottomley, who, with a lot of help from Brendan Butterworth and Kim, re-decorated the clubhouse. Of course we mustn't forget the splendid intentions of 'JH' the 'Masking Tape Maestro'.
Beer prices are being examined to realign with current trends. The 1p per pint reduction sanctioned in the recent Government budget will influence any necessary price increase.
Captain's Away Trip 2014
Monday, 23 September 2013 10:50 | | |
R&A Centenary Letter
Monday, 18 March 2013 12:00 | | |
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.