INFORMATION ON COMPETITIONS AND HANDICAPS, THE CLUB CONSTITUTION, SAFEGUARDING, THE CLUB COMMITTEE AND THE CLUB’S CODE OF CONDUCT CAN ALL BE FOUND ON THE CLUB INFORMATION TAB ON THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE.
RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB NEWS NOVEMBER 2020
Regrettably, the course is currently closed. It is hoped that it will reopen on December 2, and we will keep you updated.
During the 2019-2020 season, Rodway Hill Mens and Ladies Captains worked together to raise funds for the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) society and recently received the following letter from their Finance Volunteer: ‘I write on behalf of the MS Society – Gloucester & Forest of Dean Group, to extend our many thanks for the £3034.00 which I understand was raised by Rodway Hill Golf Club members during the 2019-2020 season as the Captain’s Charity. This money will be used by local people suffering from MS and their families.’
ALL CHANGE FOR HANDICAPS
For golfers across the world, the most important change/s to the Handicap system has now happened. From November 2, golfers can access the WHS (World Handicap System) website and, using their CDH number + e-mail address + date of birth, will be able to find their Handicap Index.
We have done a lot of work in the past few weeks to ensure we have the right information, so fingers are crossed that it all transfers electronically in the next week or two.
Everyone will need to know their Handicap Index, so that they can then refer to the course slope chart to establish their Playing Handicap before starting their round at any course.
We are sure that everyone will get the hang of the new system pretty quickly, and Committee members will do their best to help, but there are a few key points.
Your Handicap Index
Your Handicap Index is calculated as an average of the best 8 of the last 20 scores in your Scoring Record, going back to January 2018. Your Handicap Index will be continue to be recalculated every time a new score is added whether you already have 20 scores there or not.
The more scores you return, the more accurately your Handicap Index will reflect your current form.
England Golf and CONGU have decreed that all individual scores in a stroke play format (includes Stableford, Par/Bogey and Maximum Score) achieved during an organised event must be returned.
Roll-ups, swindles and society events are considered to be organised events, and the return of scores from an acceptable format of play is mandatory, both home and away.
For roll-ups etc., pre-registration of intent to submit a score is not required. Entry into a roll-up etc., in itself is accepted as pre-registering.
Members are encouraged to submit scores from individual friendly rounds in an acceptable format (match play not acceptable). These must however be pre-registered, preferably using the How Did I Do phone App. If you cannot access this, you can sign in in the folder in the Clubhouse (above the competitions box) and place your signed card in the competitions box when you have completed your round.
BUT – it is likely that scores achieved over the next few months – off winter tees with players picking and placing at all points on the course – will NOT be regarded as qualifying scores. We will keep you informed about this.
COMPETITION AND MATCH RESULTS
The annual match between a Mens team and a Seniors team this year resulted in a convincing 4.5 to 1.5 win for the Seniors.
The Seniors Winter League (2019-20) was won by Julian Brand and John Lewis who narrowly defeated Hamish McLean and Don White.
The Seniors Knock-out Spring Trophy was won by Gerry Payton, who beat Jon Cockerill in the final. The Plate competition was won by Hamish McLean, with Brian Phillips runner-up. The Seniors Knock-out Summer Trophy was won by Chris Nicks, who also beat Jon Cockerill in the final. The Plate was won by Gerry Payton, with Pete Jackson runner-up.
The Veterans championship was won by Richard Safe with Gerry Payton runner-up
Sefton Hooton came 3rd in the County Kit Kat cup at Lansdown Golf Course
Congratulations to all of these winners and runners-up!
TROPHIES AND PRESENTATION EVENING
The Committee has reluctantly agreed that there is no possibility of a Club Presentation Evening this year, and has recently contacted all those who have won a trophy or other prize this season to make arrangements for them to get their prize/s. Below is a list of all those who have been winners or runners-up this year:
|MENS MEMORIAL TROPHY||1st Bob Preston & Gary Brown |
2nd Dave Brown & Bob Clancy
|LADIES MEMORIAL TROPHY||Amanda Chong and Sefton Hooton|
|MENS WINTER LEAGUE SHIELD||1st Simon Berry & Ben Grieve |
2nd Bob Preston & Gary Brown
|SENIORS WINTER LEAGUE TROPHY||1st John Lewis and Julian Brand |
2nd Don White and Hamish McLean
|SENIORS CAPTAIN’S DAY||Richard Safe|
|NIMAR TROPHY||Div 1 & overall winner – Dave Brown 2nd Harry Ogden |
Div 2 – Alan Price; 2nd Steve Yemm
Div 3 – Nick Scanlon; 2nd Richard Safe
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS||1st Phil Gardner 2nd Martin Lewis |
3rd Leo Lucas
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (NET)||1st Simon Berry 2nd Chris Nicholas|
|CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS (SENIORS)||1st Hanif Bhula 2nd Quentin Haslam|
|JIM BRADY PAIRS||1st Victor Fisk and Alan Price|
2nd Paul Callard and Michael Ogden
3rd Phil Gardner and Dave Brown
|MENS PRESIDENTS CUP||Div 1 Martin Lewis; Harry Ogden |
Div 2 Alan Price (Overall winner); Quentin Haslam
Div 3 John Moore; Rodney Haggett
|LADIES PRESIDENTS CUP||1st Marilyn Alberts |
2nd Barbara Forward
|LILE MORGAN PUTTER||John Lewis (awarded to winner of Seniors’ Away Day)|
|SHEILA PRESS CUP||Dave Brown (awarded to winner of August medal)|
|LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (GROSS)||1st Jackie Fenn 2nd Mandy Chong|
|LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (NET)||1st Jill Keates 2nd Barbara Forward|
|SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (GROSS)||1st Phil Gardner 2nd Bob Wolfson|
|SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (NET – LOW HANDICAP)||1st John Lewis 2nd John Summers|
|SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP (NET – HIGH HANDICAP)||1st Roy Hutchinson 2nd Larry Valeiras|
|SENIORS SUMMER KNOCK-OUT TROPHY||1st Chris Nicks 2nd Jon Cockerill|
|SENIORS SUMMER KNOCK-OUT PLATE||1st Gerry Payton 2nd Peter Jackson|
|SENIORS SPRING KNOCK-OUT TROPHY||1st Gerry Payton 2nd Jon Cockerill|
|SENIORS SPRING KNOCK-OUT PLATE||1st Hamish McLean 2nd Brian Phillips|
|MENS AGGREGATE SHIELD||Phil Gardner|
|LADIES 9 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP||Maureen Paul|
|LADIES SUMMER LEAGUE||1st Barbara Forward 2nd Julie Ogden|
|VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP||1st Richard Safe 2nd Gerry Payton|
|SENIORS MONDAY CUP||Quentin Haslam|
|SIOUX HATCHER TROPHY||1st Phil Gardner, Dave Brown, Jill Keates|
2nd Simon Berry, Rob Clancy, Roy Hutchinson
|MENS MEDAL WINNERS THROUGH THE YEAR||Gary Brown, Paul Callard, Dave Brown (2), Michael Ogden, Steve Evans, Mark Ryder, Phil Gardner|
|CLARKE BOWL (BIGGEST REDUCTION IN HANDICAP)||Gerry Payton|
Safe Golf is England Golf’s important initiative to ensure that players of all ages are safe and protected. Our Club Safeguarding Officer, Rob Clancy, and his Deputy, Bob Preston, have done sterling work to ensure that our processes and procedures on these matters are up to date, and we hope to be able to achieve formal recognition from England Golf in the next few months.