From April 27th there will be club competitions for Seniors every Wednesday and an Open Senior comp each month.
Club comps - £3. Opens - £5.
There are a couple of places available on the Captain's Trip to Formby Hall on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July 2016. The cost, including prizes, is £115. Please contact Garry Aspinall if you wish to go.
All greens and tees have been verti-drained.
Trees alongside the 4th, 5th & 8th have been pruned.
Stakes have been removed from some trees on the 4th so please take care when claiming relief.
A large hole that had developed at the back of the 9th green has been repaired.
The Greens Committee intend to further enhance the course by planting trees and shrubs in appropriate places, most notably behind the 5th green and by the fence next to the path from the 2nd tee to the fairway.
A most generous donation of £500 has been made by NEL Services to purchase fruit trees etc. and we ask members for donations of cuttings from trees and plants. If you are able to assist please speak to Greens Chairman, Brendan Butterworth, who would also like to hear from anyone willing to help with preparation and planting.
Many thanks to greenkeeper - Nathan, John Martin and Fran DeRosa for their valuable assistance in repairing and replacing work surfaces behind the bar.
The House Committee are re-issuing various 'House Rules'. Notices will be posted where appropriate.
A 'Table Top' sale is to be held in the clubhouse on Sunday 13th March. Please speak to Kim for further information.
St Valentine's Meal - Saturday 13th February
Three course meal plus coffee & mints. Thommo's Disco & St. Valentine's themed quiz. £30 per couple.
Contact Kim 01254 234555, or put name on list on bar.
Opening Day - Sunday 20th March
'Tea Time' Social with entertainment.
Chairmen and Committees for 2016 (The President, Captain and Secretary are ex-officio members of all committees)
Presidency, Captaincy and Membership: President, Captain, Secretary & Directors
Bar Committee: House Chairman, Secretary & Treasurer
Competition Secretary: Anthonryratecey Wood. Assistants: Sandra Ormerod & Stephen Taylor
Greens Chairman: Brendan Butterworth. Committee: Garry Aspinall, Billy O'Neill, Tony Walsh & Anthony Wood
House Chairman: Michael Bottomley. Committee: Phil Berry & Kim Morley.
Social Chairman: Garry Aspinall. Committee:Pauline Aspinall, Brendan Butterworth, Kim Morley, Billy O'Neill, Brenda O'Neill & Wendy Walkden
Marketing Chairman: Jim Eke. Committee :Brendan Butterworth & Kim Morley
Health & Safety Officer: Jim Eke
Junior Organiser: Dennis Jackson
Press Officer: Anthony Wood
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 | | |
Serving military personnel are afforded complimentary green fees at all times on production of valid identification. (25th February 2011)