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RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB

DECEMBER 2018 NEWS

To access the handicap list and competition results, use this link https://www.howdidido.com/club/Details/2598

How to use How Did I Do? and what can you find on it.

Several members have asked for guidance on how to make best use of the new scores and handicaps website, How Did I Do?  So here is a simple guide!

  1. Go to the How Did I Do? website - https://www.howdidido.com
  2. If you have not already done so, click on the ‘Register’ button and provide your e-mail address and a password. We’d suggest you save the password and make the website one of your ‘favourites’
  3. Once you have done this, you will come to the main home page where you can go to ‘Home Club’ and on that page click on ‘Competition’ to find results and the dates of upcoming competitions. If you click on your own name – or anyone else’s – you can find a hole by hole score.
  4. If you click on ‘Stats’ at the top of the page, you’ll find all kinds of interesting things about your own golf – which your best and worst holes are, what your average score is on par 3, par 4 and par 5 holes are etc etc.
  5. If you click on the little figure on the top right of the screen, you will find your own profile and can access a handicap certificate that you can print off.
  6. Then just explore the other features along the top of the home page

CHANGES TO THE RULES OF GOLF

WE ARE NOW JUST A MONTH AWAY FROM THE BIGGEST SET OFCHANGES TO THE RULES OF GOLF FOR MANY YEARS.

There are Players’ versions of the new Rules, which come into effect on 1 January 2019, available at the Clubhouse.  You can also access and download the official App by going to www.randa.orgor through the normal app stores. Once you have this, you will be able to impress your playing colleagues by answering all their questions on the course.  There is also a helpful video on Youtube, which you can find at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chPOtfLUHC0https

 

THE R AND A’s TOP TWENTY RULE CHANGES

  1. Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height)
  2. Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)
  3. Drop in and play from the relief area
  4. When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point
  5. Time to search – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes)
  6. If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without penalty
  7. No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke
  8. No penalty if your ball hits you or your equipment accidentally after a stroke
  9. No penalty if your ball strikes the flagstick when you have chosen to leave it in the hole
  10. Spike mark and other shoe damage on the putting green can be repaired
  11. Ball accidentally moved on putting green – no penalty and replace
  12. Ball marked, lifted and replaced on putting green is moved by wind to another position –replace ball on the original spot
  13. Penalty areas replace water hazards, and you can move loose impediments, ground your club and take practice swings in penalty areas without penalty, just as you can on the fairway or in the rough
  14. You can’t take relief from a penalty area unless you are at least 95% certain your ball is in the penalty area
  15. In bunkers you can move loose impediments
  16. In bunkers you cannot touch the sand with your club in the area right in front of or right behind your ball, during your backswing or in taking practice swings
  17. Free relief is allowed if your ball is embedded on the fairway or in the rough (but “embedded” means that part of your ball is below the level of the ground)
  18. Unplayable ball in bunker – extra option to drop outside the bunker for 2 penalty strokes
  19. You cannot have your caddie or your partner standing behind you once you begin taking your stance
  20. Pace of Play - it is recommended that you take no longer than 40 seconds to make a stroke (and usually you should be able to play more quickly than that) and Ready Golf in stroke play is encourageD

 

COMPETITION RESULT

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE DECEMBER MEDAL:

Division 1:  1st Dave Brown (£15); 2nd Victor Fisk (£10); 3rd Simon Glastonbury (£5)

Division 2:  1st (and overall winner) Pars Ghadiali (£15); 2nd Bob Preston (£10); 3rd Bob Clancy (£5)

Division 3: 1st John Bick (£10)

The amount in brackets shows the value of the voucher you have won - this amount will be credited to your membership card for use at the Club shop by December 15: just in time to buy yourself a Christmas present!

CHANGE TO MEN’S STROKE INDEX

Following consultation with members and the Course owners, and following analysis of competition scores, from 1 January 2019 the stroke indices for holes 6 and 7 will be swapped, so that hole 6 is S.I. 8 and hole 7 is S.I.12.

CHANGES TO THE CLUB AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

You should have received an individual letter or e-mail about your membership of the Club.  It would be really helpful to us if you could reply to this as soon as possible.  If you haven’t received one, please contact Bob Wolfson on 01452 790831 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CALENDAR FOR 2019-2020

As we are moving the membership year to coincide with the playing year, we will be providing you with a Club calendar when you renew your subscription in March 2019.  To fill the gap, pleaseuse the calendar on the website, or those posted in the Clubhouse.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting each March, following nominations that are invited from January onwards.  The Mens’ Club Captain chairs the Committee during his year of office.

Mens’ Captain Leo Lucas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mens’ Vice-Captain  Paul Stevens This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ladies’ Captain Carol Lane This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Seniors’ Captain John Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Secretary Sean Bailey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Club Secretary Bob Wolfson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer Hanif Bhula This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Handicap & Competitions Secretary Steve Yemm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Committee members Eric Chitty This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Richard Grieve This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
  Sefton Hooton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offers

 

Winter two ball offer with buggies

£40.00

WINTER TWILIGHT OFFER
Nov 1st - March 31st

from 12 noon £10.00 per person

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How to find us

  

Rodway Hill Golf Course,
Newent Road,
Highnam,
Gloucestershire,
GL2 8DR

01452 384222