Legacy week began on Saturday the 30th and runs through to Sept 6th. Legacy is the main charity that the club supports and badges will be on sale throughout the district
Did the ball move?
Normally if the player causes the ball to move there is a penalty, however there are some exceptions. When marking or replacing a ball on the green. If the ball moves during a stroke and the stroke is completed, then no penalty occurs. The rules are the best place to look up the exceptions, page 75 rule 18. It should also be remembered that players are not permitted to touch the ball, e.g. when removing a loose impediment if the player holds the ball with one finger and removes the loose impediment with the other, there is a one stroke penalty – once again rule 18 should be referenced.
NEW MEMBERS NIGHT
The new members night was very successful with well over 60 people attending. Below are some photos.
We have a bell on the 10th at about the 180m mark. The bell is used to indicate to the players on the tee that the group in front has reached that point on the course. We will be adding a couple of signs to the 10th – one by the bell and one by the tee – indicating the protocol for use of the bell. Page 18 of the Rules which covers Etiquette and Behaviour on the course, there is a special section on Safety. It is the player’s responsibility to play in a safe manner. A court case in Queensland a few years ago, to do with a person who was hit on the golf course by another player’s ball, quoted this section of the Rules which resulted in the conviction of the player.
NEAREST THE PIN & PRO PIN ON THE 14TH At the recent Match & Greens Meeting it was decided to revert to the old system. Now the pro pin and the nearest the pin markers will be placed at the current nearest the pin location (i.e. where the player’s ball that is claiming the nearest the pin or pro pin was. ) It was suggested that the pro-pin be tried on another hole. The reason it is on the 14th is that the 14th green is 'within range' for more players rather than the 4th, 6th or 11th. That means that more people can compete in the pro-pin.
New Flags are out on the course now.
Our new carts arrive on Monday afternoon and they have an identical logo - BGC 1901
A Golfer welcomes the sun
RAIN – Over the period we’ve had quite a bit of rain which resulted in the course being closed for several days. The Department of Meteorology puts the total received at the Bowral measuring station for August at 235 mm. Now the course is open but the ground is too soggy for motorised carts. Each morning the course is inspected and a recommendation is made to the captain. The course status is then posted immediately on the website – the update occurs before 7:30 in the morning. The criteria used to close the course are many, however usually water lying across a green so that it is not possible to take relief means that play is impossible. Our 17th green area has a problem – the hazard running along the Links Road boundary fills with water and, if the rain is very heavy, overflows. The overflow goes across the green and the water in the hazard saturates the ground, further compounding the problem. We have some thoughts as to how to rectify this. It is not possible to design for all extraordinary storms that we get – under some conditions the hazard will always overflow, but it should be possible to drain the hazard by the use of an additional drain.
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Kylie leaves us in two weeks – if everything goes to schedule! I have placed a collection box in the Pro Shop and members may contribute here for a cash gift for Kylie. I have already bought a baby’s gift and a card – the card I will leave in the Pro Shop for people to add their good wishes to.
The GURs at the back of the 4th, 10th, 11th and 17th greens are compulsory (we have run out of compulsory GUR signs, more to be ordered). In the middle of each of the GURs there is a white stake.
If the player’s ball is the compulsory GUR they must use the drop zone on that side of the stake. For example, if their ball is on the right-hand side of the stake then they use the drop zone on that side of the stake.
The Lady Captains lunch was held on Thursday with good attendance. Winner of the Trivia Prizes were won by Barbara Westwood, Trish Boyd and Rosemary Downing. The Lucky Door prize was won by Jill Scott.