The PGA National Pro-Am Qualifying Medal – 23rd, 24th, 25th April

We have agreed with Bruce Loome to enter this years' PGA National Pro-Am. This event replaces what in the past was the Lombard and then the Virgin Atlantic Pro Am and the format has changed to a mixed event open to gentlemen and ladies. Our April medal to be played over the weekend of Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 will be used as our qualifying competition and the winner will go forward to partner Bruce in the Regional Qualifier at Foxhills on 07 June.  The winners of that will go forward to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey in November. We have had a grand finalist in the past in Neil Terry so it is there for the taking. I attach the detailed notice for your personal information. The £6 entry fee is to, in part, cover the entry fees we have to pay to the PGA

Men’s April Update 1 from Barry…

We have made a couple of changes to the diary for April so please make a note:
April Seniors Stableford Qualifier: due to the inclement (AKA very cold) weather expected next week we have moved this event back one week to Tuesday 13th April. Usual rules apply with a white tee competition for the under 75's and a yellow tee event for the 75's and over
The Spring Stableford: this the first "Board Event" of the year will go ahead as planned on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th April. The detailed notice is attached for your personal information
The PGA National Pro-Am Qualifying Medal: we have agreed with Bruce Loome to enter this years' PGA National Pro-Am. This event replaces what in the past was the Lombard and then the Virgin Atlantic Pro Am and the format has changed to a mixed event open to gentlemen and ladies. Our April medal to be played over the weekend of Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 will be used as our qualifying competition and the winner will go forward to partner Bruce in the Regional Qualifier at Foxhills on 07 June. The winners of that will go forward to the Grand Final in Antalya, Turkey in November. We have had a grand finalist in the past in Neil Terry so it is there for the taking. I attach the detailed notice for your personal information. The £6 entry fee is to, in part, cover the entry fees we have to pay to the PGA
That's it for now. We are back playing golf so fingers crossed we can continue.

Stay safe and best wishes

Barry

THE WAGS ARE BACK!! Wednesday Afternoon Roll-Up, Roll Up!!

WAGS returns on Wednesday 31st, March

For newer members who may be unaware of WAGS (and a simple reminder to those who have played before), it is essentially a roll up played on Wednesday afternoons/evenings mainly for a bit of competition, fun and socialising.

Due to the Covid situation, it cannot initially run "as normal" but with a bit of goodwill from the participants we can have a WAGS season which will gradually migrate back to its usual way of running.

Who can play?

All members are most welcome!

Entrance Fee and Timetable

For the first two weeks, entry will be £5 per player. This will provide cash prizes for the best three stableford scores of the afternoon. No drink at this stage as the bar is closed.

On Wednesday April 14th, the clubhouse will be serving food and drink outside (rule of 6) and the entry fee will move to £7 per player. This provides a free drink and the balance provides the prize fund. There will be cash prizes for the best two stableford scores and third place will get a free entry for the next 9 holes they play.

On Wednesday 19th May, the clubhouse will be serving drinks inside (rule of 6) and outside  (rule of 30)

On Wednesday 23rd June - no limits on numbers inside or outside

Entrance fee payment

From the 19th May,  we should be able to deal with all monies on the day and other than the rule of six that will apply indoors, WAGS should effectively have returned to "normal".  Prior to that, entry fees/prize money will probably have to be dealt with over subsequent weeks, perhaps electronically.

Signing up to Play

For the first two weeks, send a message to the WAGS group on WhatsApp to say you are playing and then send a picture of the scorecard to the group when you have finished playing.

If you would like to play in WAGS, I need your contact details in order to add you to the WhatsApp Group - so you will need to have the App on your phone. Send a text message to me on 07802 871679 telling me your name and I will add you to the group.

At some point we may move back to the sign up sheets in the clubhouse - lets see.

Blocked Times:

Week 1 (March 31st): Remaining times available to booked into... 5.30. 5.40. 5.50pm

Week 2 (April 7th): 4.50. 5.00, 5.10, 5.20, 5.30, 5.40pm

Please provide 7 days notice that you wish to play within one of these times.  Unused slots will be released for e-Player cards.

We will get a better flavour over time for when people want the block and how many people will be playing (ie how big the block needs to be)

The Rules of Play

  • Yellow tees.
  • Strokes allowed is your playing handicap x 95% divided by 2.
    17.1 x 95% = 16.245 / 2 = 8.1225 which in this case rounds down to 8
  • Cards should be submitted on How Did I Do following the required procedure.
  • First place will be deducted 2 strokes from their strokes allowed the next time they play.
  • Second place will be deducted 1 stroke from their strokes allowed the next time they play.
  • Last place will be given 1 extra stroke the next time they play.
  • Strokes deducted or given will last only for the next 9 holes you play.

NB At some point, the use of WhatsApp for entering information will likely decline as the clubhouse will be functional.

If I have missed anything out above, I will make it up as we go along!

Happy WAGS 2021

Dave MacKenzie

Timetable Back to Golf from 29th March…

Key Times Pre-March 29th

From March 4th

All block bookings open for members to fill - contact block leaders

Members can book online

By March 15th

All block bookings closed - remaining tee slots open for members only

From March 29th...