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GENTS WELCOME BACK TO GOLF STABLEFORD SUNDAY 28TH JUNE

Gents,

Only 3 more sleeps until our first competition of 2020; a nice easy Stableford, off the Yellow Tee's and split into 2 divisions.

Entry fee will be £3 with an optional 2's pot.

Div handicaps are +2 - 14 and 15 - 28. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each division.

Please remember:

Card Payments for entry fee only.

You are to collect your card at registration and fill your own card as neatly as possible with
your name in capitals, correct handicap, date, tee used (yellow), time off and name of competition –
BACK TO GOLF STABLEFORD.

You are to mark your own card throughout your round in column A with your stableford score
in column B.

You are to allocate a playing partner as a check scorer in your group and record his scores
in the marker’s column on the left of the card, as if you had swapped cards. You are to print
your allocated playing partners name on the markers signature line so I can cross reference.

Once you have completed your round, players are to check their cards against their
allocated check scorer.
Once the scores have been verified as correct the player is to sign
his own card and enter the stableford score in the box provided on the bottom left of the
card.

Your card is to be put in the foot bin at the entrance of the clubhouse in the correct lid. This
has 3 lids; one for gents, one for ladies and one for seniors.
Have a great day on Sunday and keep an eye on the updates regarding competitions.
The Londesborough Cup on the 5th July & Wilson Trophy on the 12th July are to be booked via the pro shop.  Thereafter, all comps entries are to be done on HOWDIDIDO.
Yours Aye
John Williams
BGC COMPS SEC

 

COMPETITIONS UPDATE - LONDESBOROUGH CUP 5th JULY

Dear Gents,
The first Major Competition of the year will be the Londesborough Cup.  Bookings for this competition will still be made via the Graham in the pro shop as will the Wilson Cup on the 12th July.
 
Thereafter, all Gents Sunday Competitions will be booked via HOWDIDIDO.  A review on this booking system will be made when the Club Secretary returns to work.  
                   
A link to downloading the App / using it on a PC is:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=howdidido+app&adlt=strict%2cstrict&view=detail&mid=41B24B4A9525D54FA3F741B24B4A9525D54FA3F7&&FORM=VDRVRV
www.HowDidiDo.com
The Londesborough Cup was donated to the club in 1932 by former owner of Blankney Golf Club "Lord Londesborough".
  • This is a medal competition played from the white tee's
  • Qualify for club knockout
  • Handicap allowance is 28 (Full Handicap)
  • Entry Fee is £4 with an optional 2's pot (prize split 60% for qualifier & 40% for knockout)
  • Prizes 1st(winner qualifies for EGU Medal), 2nd & 3rd
  • Knockout:
    • Previous years winner.- Mr D Keene
    • Best 8 Gross Scores
    • Best 23 Net Scores
Yours Aye,
John Williams
BGC COMPS SEC

GENTS COMPETITIONS RE-START BOOKING

Gents,

Please be aware that bookings for the competition on the 28th are being taken via Graham in the Pro Shop.

On the previous news alert I did say that it was to be booked via BRS. But as not all members have been able to book via BRS due to not having log on details or just having trouble in general, it has been decided that bookings can be made direct through Graham.

If the same problem occurs for the competition on the 5th July then again bookings are to be made via the Pro Shop. An alert will be publish to let you know.

Aye

John Williams

BGC COMPS SEC

GENTS COMPETITIONS RE-START

Dear Gents,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I have now been given the go-ahead to start
competitions.

The first one will be a warmer in the bank on the 28 th June, stableford format, off the yellow
tees. Online booking for the competition will be done via BRS, 3 balls (pick your own playing
partners) with 8-minute intervals between each flight.

Time slots that have been allocated for this competition are:

0700hrs – 0932hrs
1156hrs – 1340hrs

Registration and payment will still be done in the pro shop. The cost of the competition will
be £3 with an optional two’s pot. All payments must be by card no cash.

You are to collect your card at registration and fill your own card as neatly as possible with
your name, correct handicap, date, tee used (yellow), time off and name of competition –
BACK TO GOLF STABLEFORD.

You are to mark your own card throughout your round in column A with your stableford score
in column B.

You are to allocate a playing partner as a check scorer in your group and record his scores
in the marker’s column on the left of the card, as if you had swapped cards. You are to print
your allocated playing partners name on the markers signature line so I can cross reference.
Once you have completed your round, players are to check their cards against their
allocated check scorer.
Once the scores have been verified as correct the player is to sign
his own card and enter the stableford score in the box provided on the bottom left of the
card.

Your card is to be put in the foot bin at the entrance of the clubhouse in the correct lid. This
has 3 lids; one for gents, one for ladies and one for seniors.

Results will be published on the club website by the following Friday.
I am also in the process of putting together the gent’s competitions on the club diary so
please keep an eye on this. All dates that that are on there now are to be ignored, the new
fixture dates will be on in the next week or 2.

Flagsticks/Holes: If clubs have made the decision to modify the depth of the hole to allow
players to remove the ball without touching the flagstick, scores will be acceptable for either
competition or supplementary score purposes. In such cases, the ball is considered holed if
any part of the ball is below the surface of the putting green, even if not lodged against the
flagstick.

Bunkers: As we know, the rakes have been removed. Preferred lies within bunkers
is permissible for competition or supplementary score purposes (Congu ruling). Please note
the distance for preferred lies in the bunker is limited to 6 inches and the area cannot be
smoothed before placing.
If I may encourage you to smooth the sand using your foot, club or personnel rake if you
have one once the shot has been played.

Are the competitions qualifying? - Yes. I do accept that not being able to remove the pin
whilst on the green is alien for some, but this is not seen as an overall disadvantage, and
remains within the Rules of Golf as does the preferred lie within the bunker. As you would
expect, you must complete the hole by ‘putting out’. 

Marking your own card is not normal practice, but these are extraordinary times and we must
make some change to help mitigate against the potential of Covid 19 transmission.

Being in the open, in the fresh air, enjoying the exercise and in the company of your friends
is an important tonic during these restrictions to normal life. We still have to be mindful of the
risk, but these measures should help minimise any potential spread.

Aye
John Williams
BGC COMPS SEC

COMPETITIONS UPDATE

Dear All,

Now that we are back on the course and getting back into the swing of things, literally.  I'm sure that you are all wondering when the competitions will be starting?

As of yet, a decision on when the Gents Club Competitions will re-start has not been decided by myself, The Chairman and The Manager.

There are still several restrictions in place that will have a direct impact on the running of competitions.  Myself and Graham are in close liaison with other golf clubs and the EGU on trying to work out how competitions can commence in line with the current government guidelines on COVID-19.

Realistically, I cannot envisage any competitions being held in June with the middle of July being a more probable scenario.  It may be the case of holding some Roll-Up Stableford comps to start off with before the Major Board Comps start.

The R&A have stated that qualifying competitions can take place with certain rule changes; one being preferred lies in bunkers within 6".  A work around concerning the pins and the positioning of the cups is being discussed.  

As you are all aware, the situation on golf and other sports is changing weekly if not daily in some cases.  As soon as I get more information I will let you know.  

Please just remember that safety is paramount whilst we are in this pandemic.  Just enjoy being on the fairways, soaking up the sun and hitting a few good shots.

Aye

John Williams

BGC Comps Sec 

 

 

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