The Rules. Jim Dickson gave me a copy of the Rules of Golf 1927, which was among his father’s things. Mr J.T. Dickson was a member of our club but these rules came from his time at Bega Golf Club between 1933 and 1936. The 1927 rule book has some 64 pages in it, whereas our current rules book has some 208 pages in it. We have 34 rules now compared with 16 then. Of course the rules of golf have evolved over the years and I have reproduced below a rule dealing with handicapping – it makes interesting reading.
should be discontinued
Course Safety. It was brought to my attention about a near miss recently. This happened when a player was approaching the 17th green and a player waiting to tee off on the 18th was standing between the green and the tee. It was a 'near miss'
In order to increase the margin of safety, please wait up on the tee, towards the back. The onus is always on the player hitting the ball to ensure the way is clear to do so. This is in the Rules of Golf book, page 18. (There has been a court case in Australia where a person was hit by a ball, where a judge found against the person striking the ball citing this section of the rule book.) We should never assume that a person can see a ball coming or is looking to see if a ball is coming – the onus is on a player to ensure that the players in front of them are out of range before hitting.
Marion's and Inigo's Schedule
Jan 22 2015 - Jan 23 2015
Moss Vale Classic
Moss Vale Golf Club, Moss Vale NSW Australia
Jan 29 2015 - Jan 29 2015
Renault Ladies Pro Am
Castle Hill Country Club, Baulkham Hills NSW
Jan 30 2015 - Jan 30 2015
Pennant Hills ALPG Pro Am
Pennant Hills Golf Club
Feb 12 2015 - Feb 15 2015
RACV Ladies Masters
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa QLD Australia
Feb 27 2015 - Mar 1 2015
ISPS Handa New Zealand Women´s Open
Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch, New Zealand
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 8 2015
Bing Lee Fujitsu NSW Women´s Open
Oatlands Golf Club, Oatlands NSW Australia
Mar 12 2015 - Mar 15 2015
WORLD LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
MISSION HILLS, BLACKSTONE COURSE - HAINAN CHINA
Mar 26 2015 - Mar 29 2015
LALLA MERYEM CUP
GOLF DE L'OCEAN - AGADIRMOROCCO
Received in the mail
Attn: Club Captains and Past Participants:
Golf NSW is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the:
2015 Golf NSW Men’s Vardon Trophy
The Golf NSW Vardon Trophy is open to amateur male golfers, who are members of an affiliated Sydney metropolitan club, or a club affiliated with a NSW DGA, who have paid the relevant entry fee to Golf NSW and who have played in a minimum of 25 Vardon Trophy rounds, and hold a Golf Australia handicap of four (4) or less at the time of entering each event.
Once a player has played 25 rounds, he may discard his worst round, and two rounds can be discarded after 30 rounds, three discarded after 35 rounds etc. A player must play a minimum of 25 rounds in NSW to be eligible.
In order to encourage greater participation in the Vardon Trophy competition, the decision has been made to remove the $10 registration fee. As a result, entry into the 2015 Vardon Trophy will be free of charge. Entries can be made online via the quick link below. Alternatively, complete the attached form and mail / fax to our office. Entrants into the Men’s NSW Amateur Championship will receive automatic entry into the Golf NSW Vardon Trophy.
*NOTE* Entries received prior to the 31 March will have results from all 2015 events included. Entries received after this date will only have points awarded from events played after the receipt of entry.
Vardon Trophy Fixtures
>Click here to view the 2015 schedule of Vardon Trophy events.
For all enquiries regarding this event, please contact Tom James or call the Golf NSW office on 9505 9105.
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Our computer booking system troubles.
We continue to have troubles with the club's computer booking system. This problem started in the middle of December and manifests itself by a users computer screen 'freezing' when they try to make a booking on the system with the address http://18.104.22.168/ifacts/gcsbook.dll/login shown in the address bar. To recover from this problem the computer server in the office must be restarted and now the pro-shop staff can do this when they come into work in the morning. The problem usually becomes apparent in the early evening.
What is happening to resolve the problem ? Unfortunately during the Christmas/New year period not too much as the company that we use for advanced operating system support is not available. The computer uses an operating system called Windows Small Business Server 2011 and the setup of the computer application is complex and bears little resemblance to the Windows computers that we all have at home. Over the period of this problem we have systematically tried to eliminate potential causes of the server computer crashing but so far have had no success.
What can be done in the meantime ? The booking system is normally operational during the period from 07:30 pm until around 5pm - bookings can be made in this period.
Update Monday 5th Jan
The server for the last couple of days, has been performing faultlessly, so it is hoped that the last remedy has worked. Watch this space.
Update Tuesday 6th at 6am
So the fault remains with the system stopping sometime overnight. The company that provides operating system support is now back at work and is looking at other possibilities .