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RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB    DECEMBER 2019 NEWS

CLUB WELFARE OFFICER

We need to appoint a Club Welfare Officer to ensure that Club members of all ages are safe when they play at our Club.  It is a requirement of England Golf that all Clubs have a trained Club Welfare Officer in place before the end of 2020.

We expect the Club Welfare Officer to be the main point of contact for all considerations of safety and wellbeing for players of all ages.  For example, is the Club friendly and set up for our oldest players? Our Club Welfare Officer will take on the responsibilities in relation to Club members only. While we currently have very few Junior members and any coaching is undertaken through the Course, it is likely that in future we will have more Junior members.  It may be that, in time, we run a junior team and need volunteers to help with this, and therefore we need to have a Club Welfare Officer in place for that eventuality too.

If you are interested in the post, you can find a role description on the Club News section of the website, or you can contact the Club Secretary, Bob Wolfson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01452790831.

COMPETITION NEWS 

Congratulations to recent competition winners:

The Veterans Cup was won by Derek Yates, with Ken Roffey runner-up.

The results of the October and November medals were as follows:

October

Division 1 – Glyn Pyrah (also overall winner) (£15 voucher); runner-up Ben Grieve (£10); third - Dan Hall (£5)

Division 2 – Roy Hutchinson (£15); runner-up Bob Perry (£10); third – Dan Chandler (£5)

Division 3 – Stephen Cable (£10); Steve Day (£5)

November– all entry fees (£114) for the November medal are donated to the British Legion, so the only prizes are Divisional medals from the Legion.

Division 1 – Phil Gardner; runner-up Dave Brown; third – Chris Nicholas

Division 2 – Bob Preston; runner-up Ryan Bevan; third – Simon Berry

Division 3 (and overall winner) – Rob Schmitz

The Men’s Winter League has one more round of Stableford to play, while the Seniors has reached the semi-finals stage – to be played in March. The matches will be Bob Wolfson/Malcolm Gray   v   John Lewis / Julian Brand and Hamish McLean / Don White   v   Quentin Haslam / John Hill

MATCH RESULTS

The Seniors team won their final match against Lydney, and thus ended the season with a record of won 8 drew 1 and lost 9.

OTHER NEWS

The Starters’ Hut has now been delivered – thanks to Captain Paul Stevens for organising this and, with John Bick, for his work in putting it up!

We have made a Christmas gift to Rich Price and his colleagues as a recognition of all our thanks to them for their work on the course this year.

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

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

that Handicap Index will be determined by your best 8 qualifying scores in the last 20 rounds you have played 

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, including a short explanatory video, can be found at the website whs.com

 

RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB

CLUB WELFARE OFFICER 

We need to appoint a Club Welfare Officer to ensure that Club members of all ages are safe when they play at our Club.  It is a requirement of England Golf that all Clubs have a trained Club Welfare Officer in place before the end of 2020.

While the majority of the role description below refers to the safeguarding of children, we would expect the Club Welfare Officer to be the main point of contact for all considerations of safety and wellbeing.  For example, is the Club friendly and set up for our oldest players?

Our Club Welfare Officer will take on the responsibilities below in relation to Club members only.  If there are concerns relating to the employees of any company operating at the course, or to players of any age at the course who are not Club members, it will be the responsibility of the Club Welfare Officer to advise any complainant to raise their concerns with the course or other employer.

While we currently have very few Junior members and any coaching is undertaken through the Course, it is likely that in future we will have more Junior members.  It may be that, in time, we run a junior team and need volunteers to help with this, and therefore we need to have a Club Welfare Officer in place for that eventuality too.

Who makes a good Club Welfare Officer? 

A good CWO is someone who is: 

  • Able to work with a team to ensure that golf is a fun, enjoyable and safe experience for all. 
  • Passionate about creating an environment that enables members of all ages and abilities to thrive at the golf club. 
  • Accessible and approachable for children and adults 

Personal attributes of a good CWO include: 

  • Reliable and committed. 
  • The ability to maintain records.
  • Caring and compassionate. 
  • Good communication and listening skills. 
  • An understanding of safeguarding, poor practice and abuse.

Training will be provided to support the development of any of these attributes that require it.

The Club Welfare Officer can be drawn from any section of the Club.

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Club Welfare Officer 

Whilst everyone is responsible for safeguarding, the Club Welfare Officer is the person within a Golf Club with primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children or adults at risk and for putting in to place safeguarding procedures.

Policy and Procedures 

1. To assist the club to put Safeguarding Policy and Procedures in place (much of this is already in place on our Club section of the website)

2. To assist the club to put implementation plans in place for child safeguarding. 

3. To promote awareness of the Codes of Conduct for volunteers, coaches, members and parents. 

4. To ensure that safe recruitment procedures for volunteers are followed. 

5. To ensure that all appropriate volunteers have an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Disclosure. These should be updated every 3 years. 

Referrals 

1. To be the first point of contact for Club members for any issues concerning child(ren) or adult(s) at risk, poor practice and potential or alleged abuse. 

2. To ensure that all incidents are reported correctly and referred, in accordance with Policy guidelines. 

3. To act independently and in the best interests of a child or adult at the club, putting their needs above that of others and the club itself. 

4.  To ensure confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.

5.  To maintain contact details for the local children’s social care department, the police and the Local Safeguarding Children Board. 

6. To be the first point of contact with the England Golf Lead Safeguarding Officer. 

Education and Training 

1. To advise the club on appropriate training for members who want to be coaches and volunteers based on the England Golf recommended training requirements. 

2. To signpost members with roles and responsibilities for children and young people to appropriate safeguarding training opportunities. 

General 

1. Work with others in the club to ensure a positive child-centred environment 

2. Assist England Golf to fulfil its responsibilities to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk at club level. 

3. To sit on the club management committee to advise on safeguarding issues or be in attendance as necessary. 

Knowledge(it is expected that this will be gained through training)

1.  An awareness of core legislation, government guidance and the national framework for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

2.  An awareness of the roles and responsibilities of statutory agencies (Children’s Social Care, the Police and the NSPCC) and the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

3. An awareness of equality issues, child protection and safeguarding adults at risk. 

4. An understanding of poor practice and abuse – behaviour that is harmful to children or adults at risk. 

5. An understanding of England Golf’s recommended procedures relating to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk. 

Training

1. The following is recommended training: 

a. Attendance at a UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop 

b. Attendance at an NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit ‘Time to Listen’ child safeguarding training for designated persons. 

If you are interested in volunteering for this role, please contact Bob Wolfson for more details: 

Email:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                      Telephone:  01452 790831

Committee Members

Captain Paul Stevens    01452506057 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Captain Rich Grieve      

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Ladies Captain Sefton Hooton

01242680894

07919882471

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Seniors Captain Gerry Payton

01452730861

07895418907

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Handicap & Comps Secretary Steve Yemm

01594368043

07904548301

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Secretary and Treasurer Bob Wolfson

01452 790831

07968126625

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Membership Secretary Sean Bailey

01452 551538

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Committee members Eric Chitty

01452500229

07884447928

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Amanda Chong

  01452 526830

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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

  01452 760668

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Dave Taylor     01452 539977 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Rodway Hill Golf Course,
Newent Road,
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Gloucestershire,
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