Monday, 18 June 2018
Don't worry if you have not entered online, just come along and teams of 3 will be made up on the evening. Please be aware that you may not play on the course you have booked.
A light supper of Salmon & Chive Fishcakes and French Fries will be available after play at £10pp.
Looking forward to seeing to you all for a fun evening of golf.
Friday, 15 June 2018
|Challenging conditions on the 15th green|
Yesterday I was playing a match with Margaret, Katy and June and we were up against 30 mile an hour winds. These conditions create rule queries. What happens if the ball is moved by the wind and what do you do about debris on the greens?
If you are about to putt and the wind moves your ball, then you play the ball from the new position where it has come to rest. If by chance the gust of wind is strong enough to blow your ball into the hole, then lucky you, you don’t have to count it as a stroke! With regard to loose impediments on the green caused by the wind, prior to 2004 the rule stated you could only use your hand to remove debris to clear your line. With the rule change you can now use your hand, putter, towel etc… as long as you do not press down hard on the line of your putt otherwise you could be seen to be testing or improving the surface. Rule 16-1.
Another point to note is when indicating the line of a putt to your partner, you must not touch the putting surface with your finger, putter, flagstick or anything else. This applies to caddies as well. Rule 8-2.b
Penalty for Breach of Rule 16-1and 8-2.b:
Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.
R&A Rules Qualified
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Greetings from Quaker Ridge New York where the Curtis Cup has been taking place. It has been a great three days. It was a shame GB&I had to return the Cup to the USA and sadly the score line does not show how well our girls actually played. The televising of the Curtis Cup meant that the event had to stick to very strict timings. If the first tee off was 1:00 pm then at 12:59 we had a count down on the tee ready for the first game and each game after that stuck rigidly to the designated tee times.
The reason I highlight this fact is that it relates to a rule of golf that is often broken by members at clubs up and down the country:
6-3a. Time of Starting
Now we are told what the penalties are if we are late on the tee, but many players are unaware that there are penalties for starting too early. If you start any earlier than your allotted tee time then you are technically disqualified, except if you have been given permission by the committee. This is covered by Decision 6.3a/5.
Allotted tee times are there for a reason as it helps spread the groups throughout the course and hopefully prevents games becoming backed up. Too often I have witnessed ladies teeing off at the first on Rosemount thinking they will not drive into the group in front without any regard to the actual time they should be starting.There is a real desire to speed golf up, however, it has to start at the right pace in the first place with people sticking to their tee times.
R&A Rules Qualified
Results of the Ladies' Club Championship,
Bronze Championship and
Saturday 9th June 2018
Club Champion Jillian Milne
Runner Up Katy Alexander
Bronze Champion Katie Chapman
Runner Up Gill Tissell
Sophie's Trophy Jane Cameron
Runner Up Kate Musgrave-Brown
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated in the competition, refereed or caddied.
Ladies' Captain 2018
Sunday, 10 June 2018
|Katie, Pauline & Gill with the Bronze Trophy|
|Katie on the tee on the 6th; Gill Tissell, her opponent watching & Katies's caddie Elizabeth, looks into the sunshine for the ball.|
|I love this! Which way are they going?!|
Photos courtesy of Hazel Moore.
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Many thanks to Mary Miller, the Organiser for this event and also to Linda Rice, captain on the day.
Monday, 4 June 2018
Congratulations Sue and well done to you and Ian for winning the scratch prize. Well worth a day out!