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RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB    OCTOBER 2019 NEWS

PRESENTATION EVENING: FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2019

TIf you have won a trophy this year, but were unable to attend Presentation Evening, you should find it (or them) behind the desk at the Club.  Please collect anything as soon as possible.

COMPETITION WINNERS 2018-19

This is the list of members who have won competitions in 2018-19 - congratulations to you all!

MONTH CATEGORY TROPHY WINNER/S
MAR MENS MEMORIAL TROPHY

1ST ALLAN PRICE & BRIAN WEBB

2ND JOHN CLEMENTS & CHRIS NICHOLAS

  LADIES MEMORIAL TROPHY DI HAWKINS
MAR MENS WINTER LEAGUE SHIELD

1ST  RICHARD GRIEVE & DAVE TAYLOR

2ND GARY POWELL & STEVE YEMM

MAR SENIORS WINTER LEAGUE TROPHY

1ST JOHN LEWIS & CHRIS NICKS

2ND IAN DICKIE CLARK & JOHN HILL

MAR LADIES WINTER LEAGUE TROPHY SEFTON HOOTON
  LADIES WINTER STABLEFORD SEFTON HOOTON
MAR MENS SPRING FOURSOMES

1ST RYAN BEVAN & ROBERT HAMILTON

2ND DAVE BROWN & PHIL GARDNER

MAR LADIES WINTER ECLECTIC AMANDA CHONG
JUNE SENIORS SENIORS CAPTAIN’S DAY PETER JACKSON & BOB PERRY
JUNE MENS LONGEST DAY

1ST PHIL GARDNER, KEVIN THOMAS, PHILIP WARDEN

2ND ALAN PRICE, VICTOR FISK, NORMAN PRICE

JUNE LADIES LONGEST DAY 1ST JILL KEATES, MARILYN ALBERTS, BARBARA FORWARD
JUNE MENS NIMAR TROPHY

1ST  MICHAEL OGDEN

DIVISIONAL WINNERS – PHIL GARDNER, ROBERT SCHMITZ

RUNNERS-UP DAVE BROWN, SAM OGDEN, LARRY VALEIRAS

JULY MENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (GROSS)

1ST  DAN HALL

2ND LEO LUCAS

3RD DAVE TAYLOR

JULY MENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (NET AND RABBITS)

1ST  MARK FARNWORTH

2ND BOB PERRY

JULY MENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (SENIORS)

1ST CHRIS NICKS

2ND QUENTIN HASLAM

JULY MENS JIM BRADY

1ST BOB PERRY & WILLIAM RUSSELL

2ND VICTOR FISK & ALAN PRICE

JULY LADIES JIM BRADY SEFTON HOOTON & AMANDA CHONG
JULY LADIES LADIES CAPTAIN’S DAY

WINNING LADY AWARD SUE MOORE

TEAM 

AUGUST MENS PRESIDENTS CUP

1ST SIMON BERRY

DIVISIONAL WINNER  STEPHEN CLAYSON

RUNNERS-UP DAVE BROWN, ROY HUTCHINSON

AUGUST LADIES PRESIDENTS CUP

1ST ROSE HOOK

2ND SEFTON HOOTON

AUGUST SENIORS LILE MORGAN PUTTER BOB PERRY
AUGUST MENS SHEILA PRESS CUP WINNER – HANIF BHULA
AUGUST ALL MENS CAPTAIN’S DAY PRIZES PRESENTED ON THE DAY
SEPT LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (GROSS)

1ST JACKIE FENN

2ND AMANDA CHONG

SEPT LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (NET)

1ST DI HAWKINS

2ND JENNIE FIELD

SEPT SENIORS SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (GROSS)

1ST  JOHN LEWIS

2ND  MIKE THOMPSON

SEPT SENIORS SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (NET – HIGH HANDICAP))

1ST GARY O’CONNELL

SEPT SENIORS SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (NET – LOW HANDICAP))

1ST QUENTIN HASLAM

SEPT MENS FOUNDERS TROPHY

1ST CHRIS NICHOLAS

2ND ROB HAMILTON

SEPT MENS FOUNDERS PLATE

1ST QUESTIN HASLAM

2ND TREVOR WARREN

SEPT LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

1ST JILL KEATES

2ND SUE MOORE

SEPT LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP PLATE

1ST MELINDA SPRAKE

2ND HAZEL BLANDFORD

SEPT SENIORS KNOCK-OUT TROPHY

1ST GERRY PAYTON

2ND RICHARD CARMICHAEL

SEPT SENIORS KNOCK-OUT PLATE

1ST MALCOLM GRAY

2ND DAVE MATTHEWS

SEPT MENS SUMMER PAIRS KNOCK-OUT

1ST SEAN BAILEY & PAUL STEVENS

2ND WILLIAM SLIM & DAN CHANDLER

SEPT LADIES SUMMER STABLEFORD  DI HAWKINS
SEPT LADIES MEDAL SHOOTOUT JACKIE FENN
SEPT LADIES BEST NET RUTH ONIONS
SEPT MENS BEST NET: AGGREGATE SHIELD SAM OGDEN
SEPT LADIES NAPGC NATIONAL COMPETITION TOPROCK BOWL SEFTON HOOTON AND AMANDA CHONG
SEPT LADIES HANDICAP TROPHY DI HAWKINS
SEPT LADIES SUMMER ECLECTIC DI HAWKINS
SEPT LADIES BIRDIE TREE RUTH ONIONS
SEPT MENS 9 HOLE QUALIFIER PHILIP WARDEN
SEPT LADIES 9 HOLE QUALIFIER DI HAWKINS
OCT MENS MEDAL SHOOTOUT HARRY OGDEN
OCT SENIORS VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP

1ST DEREK YATES

2ND KEN ROFFEY

OCT ALL SIOUX HATCHER TROPHY

1ST SEFTON HOOTON, RICH GRIEVE, PARS GHADIALI

2ND  RUTH ONIONS, BEN GRIEVE, MICHAEL OGDEN

OCT MENS/SENIORS MEDAL WINNERS THROUGH THE YEAR PARS GHADIALI, TED STOKES, HARRY OGDEN, MATTHEW LOY, JOHN BICK, NORMAN PRICE, ALLAN PRICE, HANIF BHULA, WILLIAM SLIM, GLYN PYRAH
OCT MENS BEST RECORD IN G4L LEO LUCAS
OCT MENS CLARKE BOWL (BIGGEST REDUCTION IN HANDICAP) CHRIS NICKS
OCT LADIES PARTICIPATION AWARD JAN FRENCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM

England Golf have announced that the changeover date to the new system will be at the beginning of November 2020 – just over a year away.  It represents a significant change and we will be providing more details as time goes on.  The headlines are:

  1. instead of a fixed handicap, players will have a ‘Handicap Index’ which will be adjusted depending on the level of difficulty (called the ‘slope’) of the course and the tees that you are playing off on any particular day
  2. that Handicap Index will be determined by your best 8 qualifying scores in the last 20 rounds you have played 
  3. it is expected that all stroke play (medal, stableford, medalford) rounds you play individually, whether in a formal competition or a roll-up or social play, will be recorded and will contribute to the calculation of your Handicap Index

The most recent outline from England Golf is reproduced below and more details, including a short explanatory video, can be found at the website whs.com

   

ENGLAND GOLF'S BRIEFING ON THE WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM AUTUMN 2019

 

There are currently six different handicapping systems used around the world. Golf is played to a unified set of Rules so a World Handicapping System (WHS) is just the next logical step. Accessible technology allows for the implementation of a World Handicap System. The adjustment of a player’s handicap will be calculated by WHS and not the player’s club. Changes will be made overnight and ready for the player the next day. Player’s will be able to access their handicap information using various technical solutions, including club websites, WHS websites and mobile phone apps. 

Countries will be able to switch over to WHS as from 1st January 2020. England and the other CONGU nations will not switch over until November 2020. At some stage between 1st January and November 2020, England will be running two systems simultaneously to aid with a seamless transfer between systems. 

The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) will administer the WHS in England as they currently do with the existing system. 

The USGA course rating system will be used. There is currently a proactive programme of rating within all counties of England to ensure that all courses are USGA rated before the introduction of the new handicapping system. Courses that haven’t been rated by the transfer date will be given a temporary rating.   Once a course is USGA rated, it will be provided with a Course Rating (similar to Standard Scratch Score) and a Slope Rating. Course rating reflects the difficulty for a Scratch golfer and is shown to one decimal place and the Slope Rating is a whole number that represents the relative difficulty of how a Bogey golfer will play the course compared to a Scratch Player. Both Course Rating and Slope Rating will appear on the score card. 

The WHS system is based on an average of the best 8 of the last 20 scores recorded in a player’s record regardless of the age of the score. As players submit scores, the oldest disappears from the handicap calculation. Players will submit competition scores for handicap purposes as they do now, i.e. monthly medal/Stableford with the opportunity to return scores from recreational or social golf, should they wish to. Players will also be able to submit an acceptable score at any club they are playing at by registering their intent before play. They do not need to be a member of that club. 

Handicap Committees will be able to use scores from unofficial social competitions (such as Roll ups or Swindles) to adjust a player’s handicap even if the player hasn’t registered his or her intent to submit an acceptable score before play. 

CONGU® categories 1-6 will not be used but there may be a system in place to differentiate the elite player. The competition status of a handicap is abolished and, providing the player is a member of an Affiliated Club, they will have a Handicap Index.

A Playing Conditions Calculation will be made daily. This is similar to the current Competition Scratch Score (CSS) but uses all scores submitted by players with a Handicap Index of 36.0 or lower on the day and not just those in a competition.

Various safeguards are in place to ensure that a player’s Handicap Index cannot move either up or down too drastically – these are known as caps. WHS will also apply Exceptional Scoring Reductions as used in CONGU. 

Handicap Committees should review handicaps of all their home players annually. The Handicap Committee may initiate a review of any player who is consistently returning scores that do not reflect their demonstrated ability. 

To transfer a CONGU handicap to a World Handicap, there needs to be 20 score differentials in the player’s record so that the average of the best 8 can be used to determine player’s the Handicap Index. For players with less than 20 scores in their record, a different score differential calculation will be made until the required number is achieved. 

Clubs should encourage their players to submit as many scores as they can, including returning Supplementary Scores. 

To obtain an initial Handicap Index, a player must submit acceptable scores from a minimum of 54 holes, again, as required by CONGU. For a player submitting their first scores to obtain an initial Handicap Index, the maximum score for each hole played is limited to par + 5 strokes. 

When playing a round of golf, players will look up their Handicap Index the club’s Slope Table to find their Course Handicap. When playing in an Organized Competition, such as Monthly Medal, or a Four-ball stroke play, a Handicap Allowance is applied to find the Playing Handicap. 

After play, the score is submitted and processed by WHS and handicaps recalculated overnight ready for the player the next day.

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Committee Members

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Vice-Captain Rich Grieve      

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Ladies Captain Sefton Hooton

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Seniors Captain Gerry Payton

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Handicap & Comps Secretary Steve Yemm

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Secretary and Treasurer Bob Wolfson

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Membership Secretary Sean Bailey

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Committee members Eric Chitty

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Amanda Chong

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Leo Lucas   01452418068 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bob Perry 0145250618207484 206230 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bob Preston

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