Month: April 2023

29/4 Par

Saturday Event Par

A Grade: R Toyne +1 c/b
T Milne +1, B Smith +1, S Day, R Prince –1, R Dalton, M Watach –2.

B Grade: J Bishop +3,
K Alford –1, D Van Den Bosch –1, L Hines, T Salter, P Lowe –2

1st J Murphy, 10th B Prince, 15th R Dalton, 15th E Jennings, 17th T Milne. Birdie Hole 1st V Drew.

Women: A Pfarrer –1,
J Layton –2

Mid Week: N Moskaljuk 38 pts
B Smith 35, B Moritz 34.

Next Week – Stableford

22/4 Stroke

A Grade: J Murphy 86 17 69
T Milne 74-4-70, B Smith 88-17- 71, A Clarke 72 nett, R Prince 73 nett, C Kitchen 74, 4 four  way  c/b 

B Grade: R Bell 88-20-68
S Day 91-19-72, J Richards 73 nett, J Bishop 73 nett,

Ladies Quarterly Medal: A Pfarrer 76 nett, J Layton 76 nett

Nearest to Pin:
1st jack pot, 6th J Bently, 10th R Mcfarlane, 15th ladies magpie S Moosgrugger, 15th B Milne, 17th mens magpie B Smith, Birdie hole M Doherty,

Midweek: J Murphy 39pts 
J Bishop 32pts T Taylor 31pts J Bishop 31pts R Toyne 30pts H Kersten 30 pts B Smith 30 pts 

Next week par,   ANZAC Day  12 midday shot gun start 4b b b par please enter by 11-30 Mixed or Otherwise

19/4 Womans comp

18 Holes stroke Winner: E. Jennings 112/39/73

R/U: P. Graham 92/18/74

A. Pfarrer 94/17/77 J. Layton 115/37/78 c/b L. Thomson113/35/78

N.T.P 1st P. Graham Magpie 6/15th S. Moosbrugger

Next week 18 Holes Par

REMINDER FOR SATURDAY 22nd April Quarterly Medal 18 Holes Stroke Yellow Markers

15/4 Monthly Medal Stableford

Winner of  Stableford event and monthly medal R Mcfarlane 39 pts

R/U: R Prince 35pts

J Bishop 35pts M Pharrer 33pts D Mohr 32pts A Gubbins 32 pts P Lowe 31pts M Mclaren 30pts 

Ladies  Stableford: J Layton 35pts P Graham 31pts

NTP 1st A Gubbins 6th M Doherty 10th R Mcfarlane 15th R Prince Ladies Magpie S Moosbrugger .

Midweek: G Moosbrugger 35pts B Smith 35pts J Bishop 31pts T Melville 31 pts

Midweek ending 6-4-23: B Smith 35pts P Bowstead 32pts T Taylor 30 pts J Murphy 28 pts

Next Week Stroke Black markers 1st round Eaton Cup

Rule Changes for 2023

The modifications, which take effect on Jan. 1, are part of an ongoing effort by the USGA and the R&A to make the game’s guidelines easier to understand and apply, and more in sync with the way that golf is played today.

These latest tweaks emphasize inclusion and sustainability and include updates to rules for golfers with disabilities. Penalties have been relaxed as well, and language has been clarified to help golfers of all skill levels.

Here’s an overview of the changes.

  1. Modifications for players with disabilities

The current Rules make a number of accommodations for players with disabilities. (A blind player, for example, can have an aide help with marking and alignment). But these are treated as local rules that committees can enact if they wish. As of Jan. 1, the modifications will become part of the Rules, meaning that they will always be in effect for all players with disabilities covered in the guidelines. No need to have a local committee adopt them.

  1. No penalty if you don’t write your handicap on your scorecard

Long gone are the days when scores were kept exclusively with pencil and paper. The rise of scorekeeping apps and other technology has changed all that. In recognition of the new reality, players will no longer be penalized for failing to put their handicap on their scorecard in stroke play. It will be up to the committee overseeing play to ensure the accuracy of handicaps and their application. The committee can oblige players to enter correct handicaps which is our intention as we do not use technology.

  1. Go ahead and replace that damaged club

Crack your driver with your DeChambeau-like swing speed? No problem. As of Jan. 1, you’ll be allowed to replace it, or any other club that you damage during a round. There’s just one caveat. The damage must be inadvertent. If you shatter your driver in anger, or snap your putter across your knee, you’re out of luck. Temper, temper, people. The governing bodies are trying to help you. But you also need to help yourself.

  1. More forgiveness for a ball moved by natural forces

At the 2019 Waste Management Open, Rickie Fowler made a bizarre triple bogey after a ball he’d dropped on a bank by the green rolled back into the water as he was walking up to survey his next shot. Rules are rules. And under the guidelines as they’re currently written, those are the breaks: A ball that moves due to natural forces is played as it lies (except on the green, where it is replaced). If it happens to lie in the water or out of bounds, tough luck. The player’s only option is to take stroke-and-distance relief. Come Jan. 1, that rule will change. Under a new exception, a ball that rolls to another area of the course or comes to rest out of bounds will be put back where it was before natural forces moved it. No penalty.

  1. Taking back-on-the-line relief is now simpler

You’ve all used this when taking relief from a penalty area or an unplayable ball. The procedure has been made a little easier in the 2023 Rule Book. Now, when you drop your ball on the line, the ball must come to rest within a club-length of where it is dropped. That club length can be in any direction (yes, that means forward!).

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