Your Club and rules
||Mr Ken Williams
||Mr Dave E. T. Griffiths
|2017 Vice Captain
||Mr Kevin Walsh
|2017 Lady Captain
||Miss Steph Evans
|Lady Vice Captain
||Miss Jane Thomas
Board of Directors:
|Mrs Sheila Walsh 2016 - Mar 31st 2019
|Mr George Smith MBE 2014 - Mar 31st 2017
|Mr Huw Jones 2016- Mar 31st 2019
|Mr Roy Ankers 2015 - Mar 31st 2018
Head Greenkeeper : Andrew Gwilliam
Committee: Graham Davies, Tom Blackshaw, Steve Jones, Rod Holt, Graham Pattinson & Matt Davies (pro)
Competition and Handicap Committee
| Mr Dave Griffiths
SUSPENSION OF PLAY AND ABANDONMENT OF COMPETITIONS
SUSPENSION OF PLAY
Competitions will be suspended if conditions are such that golf is unplayable or there is danger to those playing.
Suspension of play will be notified by ONE long blast on a klaxon. Players should mark the position of their ball and retire to safety/shelter (or to the clubhouse depending on proximity).
If play is subsequently continued, notification will be by ONE further long blast on the klaxon; players should replace their ball in the previously marked position and continue play.
ABANDONMENT OF COMPETITION
If conditions are such that the Competitions & Handicap Committee representative(s) decide that a competition has to be abandoned, this will be notified by TWO long blasts on the klaxon.
ALL PLAYERS ON THE COURSE MUST RETURN TO THE CLUBHOUSE.
THE DECISION OF THE COMMITTEEWILL BE FINAL
CLUB KNOCK-OUT COMPETITIONS
. Both players in the draw must make contact with each other within 5 (five) days after the end of the previous round to arrange a mutually acceptable date on which to play the next match.
If a mutually acceptable date cannot be agreed:
one player can concede the match to the other;
a coin can be ‘flipped’ to determine a winner;
if no agreement can be reached it will be for the player wishing to claim the match to present himself on the first tee at 6pm on the day of the deadline, ready to commence play. Should his opponent not turn up, the player should enter his own name in the next round of the competition.
Please do not ask anyone in the club to arbitrate on any matters of dispute regarding fixing the date for matches - players must come to an agreement between themselves following the guidance in the preceding paragraph. This is a members’ competition, run for members, by members. You are responsible for making sure the event runs smoothly.
The deadlines for each round are RIGID. Any match not completed by the deadline for the round will be removed from the draw. Both players will be automatically ELIMINATED. There will be no appeals procedure.
When a match has been decided, please enter the winner’s name in the next column of the draw sheet. If a name is not entered, for any reason, by the deadline, BOTH players will be eliminated
ACTION TO TAKE SHOULD YOU BE WITHDRAWING LATE
Late Withdrawals are defined as anyone withdrawing and crossing off their name from the printed list once placed on the noticeboard AND before 6pm when the Professional Shop closes. Lists are placed on the noticeboard on Friday before a weekend competition, or Tuesday for a midweek competition.
If your Late Withdrawal means one member is left without any marker you MUST make contact and inform the member of your late withdrawal. You MUST also report your late withdrawal to the Professional. If the withdrawal is not reported to the Pro Shop, your withdrawal will be treated as a No Show.
If you are considering late withdrawal from a Pairs competition, you are required to ensure that your playing partner is aware that he/she MUST turn up for your tee time to act as the marker for the other pair. If you can arrange for another pair to replace you, this would be ideal, but the minimum requirement is for your partner to turn up.
Should both partners withdraw late and not provide an alternative pairing or a marker, both will be treated as No Shows.
Group Booking of Tee Times
There are some groups who book a number of players into competitions. It is now vitally important that each member who is booked in by another is made fully aware that the booking has been made and there is a responsibility on them to report for their tee time on competition day.
We have had a number of inconvenienced members complaining about the seeming lack of Club action in regard to Late Withdrawals and No Shows, and the events of the past few weeks have forced the Committee’s hand in trying to ensure that those members who turn up for their tee times have a legitimate expectation that markers will be playing with them.
Slow Play- do what you can to help speed up play
- Players can do more to help. There is too much time wasting by some. Apart from some players seemingly endless posturing to prepare for a shot you should:
Always be ready to take your shot. Get as near as possible to your ball without endangering yourself or being discourteous to your partners.
Clear the green as quickly as possible and leave your bag on the exit side of the green. Do not mark your card until you have a free moment ie not when it is your turn to tee off or on the green after everyone has walked off.
Try your best to keep up with the players in front. If you feel you are dropping behind – bring this to the attention of your group and try to speed up. If the position is hopeless and you continue to lose distance on the people in front, let people behind you through.
The fact remains however that some people are going to take longer than others and some of these feel pressured every week to play faster than their ability or fitness allows. Others have no excuse and should be reminded by their playing partners that they are slow and that they will be frustrating the whole field behind them and that they are putting their playing partners under pressure to play faster to compensate for them.
|| Mrs Jill Medcalf
|| Mrs Chris Worrall
|| Miss Ann Thomas
If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact our office team on 01979 860906.