With growth comes change and the Committee has recognised that there was a difference in competitions that has been in play for a number of years.
From the 12th March all competitions will be graded depending on the number of players.
If there is a field of 5-49 players there will be 1 grade, 50 - 99 will be 2 grades & 100+ 3 grades.
Different grades might apply for special events, eg Opens, Club Championships an Fourball events.
Pace of Play
It has been brought to the attention of the Match Committee that there have been issues in regard to ‘Pace of Play’. This is not a deliberate act, but you need to be aware of others on the course.
Players should play at a good pace. The lowest handicapper in the group is the Captain of the Group and should encourage the group to keep in touch with the group in front.
If a group loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, it should invite the faster moving group to play through.
Players are encouraged to play “Ready Golf” where it is safe to do so. You should also be ready to play as soon as it is your turn to play.
When playing on or near the putting green, you should leave bags or carts in such a position as will enable quick movement off the green and towards the next tee. When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.
Holing Out - No ‘Gimmies'
To complete a hole you must finish the hole with the ball ending up in the cup, or resting against the flag with any part of the ball below the surface of the putting green.
There are no ‘gimmes’ in competition club play. ‘Gimmes’ can only be awarded in Match-play competition formats.
In competition stroke play all holes must be completed with a ball holed out in the cup. Failure to do so would result in a maximum score of 10 or ‘No Card Recorded’ disqualification.
In competition stableford not holing out would result in a zero being recorded for the hole, in Par it is a loss of hole.
If World Number One, Jon Rahm can miss a putt from inside a foot (like he did at the Player’s Championship a couple of weeks ago), then sooner or later so might you!
Failing to hole out is failing to comply with the Rules of Golf and will be treated as such. Please comply.
The Committee has moved back to ‘One Tee’ times. The two tees starts have not been supported while implemented and meant many green fee opportunities (and revenue) were missed.
As the days get shorter, two tee starts may be used on high demand days, such as Saturday monthly medals during winter.
The Committee will continue to monitor when ‘Two Tee Starts’ may be to the advantage of most members.
Wednesday 4th April - Manheim (new sponsor) 4 person Ambrose
This event is an opportunity to bring out those friends who like a hit but don't have a handicap and form your group of 4.
There will be prizes for groups with handicaps (1st & 2nd) and those that may have one or two without a handicap (1st) with place getter prizes for all (3rd, 4th & 5th), plus Nearest the Pins.
Competition fee is $10 for everyone.
Anzac Day Tough Tees 2 person Ambrose - Shotgun start 1pm
After a successful initial event last year, it is back again this year.
Out of Respect for our Servicemen and Women and in compliance with trading laws in relation to Anzac Day, the clubhouse will be open from 12noon.
If in a cart and when booking please choose a tee away from the clubhouse.
Competition fee is $10 members & $20 visitors (GA Handicap required).