We have had a further meeting with England Golf regarding the new World Golf Handicapping system due to be introduced in 2020 at Ramside. I would need some 40 pages of text to fully explain how the new system will work however l intend to get Julie to upload the recent training and education text onto the website for you to look at.
The 2019 Diary Draft has been completed some changes are;
Wind policy 45 mph added as maximum speed when play has to be suspended.
Wolviston Quaich reduced to top 8 qualifiers instead of 16 to progress to knockout stages.
Mens Anniversary Cup omitted from schedule.
There is a new division 5 handicaps 29-36 however for 2019 only, due to a very small number of members in this category, our division C will be extended to include these handicap golfers. Should they beat their handicap their handicap reduction will be 0.5 x score below CSS.
The new 2019 Rules of Golf books are now available from Mike Ure and Julie. There is also a file on the shelf below the Comps notice board explaining in picture form some of the changes.
The main change in my opinion is a reduction in the time to find your ball 3 minutes instead of 5 minutes. It is most important to find your own ball before looking for your playing partners ball. Once you have found your own ball then you can help others. Once you are in the vicinity of where you think your ball is, you must start timing allowing yourself only 3 minutes. Obviously the new rules commence from 1/1/19.
The Xmas competitions are filling up nicely however the entry fees must be paid asap. The closing date for Turkey Trot l is Sunday 25/11.
The long awaited Anniversary Board should be available and erected in the next 10 weeks.
The 50 th Anniversary book is now available from Julie at a cost of £5, well worth the money, being a great read.
Finally hope to see you all at the Presentation Night on Friday 23 November one of the best nights of the year.
Regards Stewart Openshaw