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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.

 


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MEMBERS

Regrettably, the course is currently closed.

 

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.

Acceptable Scores

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.

Unfortunately when the course was assessed for the new slope rating the Winter Tees did not get measured. This means that the club is unable to meet the current requirements. As a result of this no scores maybe accepted for handicapping purposes until play resumes from Summer Tees (White, Yellow, Red)

We know some of you will be disappointed about this but we will be making every effort to get the Winter Tess assessed for next winter. As you will appreciate in the current Covid situation getting a course assessment done quickly is not a realistic possibility.

 

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:

 

TROPHYWINNERS
MENS MEMORIAL TROPHY1st Bob Preston & Gary Brown    

2nd Dave Brown & Bob Clancy

LADIES MEMORIAL TROPHYAmanda Chong and Sefton Hooton
MENS WINTER LEAGUE SHIELD1st Simon Berry & Ben Grieve    

2nd Bob Preston & Gary Brown

SENIORS WINTER LEAGUE TROPHY1st John Lewis and Julian Brand    

2nd Don White and Hamish McLean

SENIORS CAPTAIN’S DAYRichard Safe
NIMAR TROPHYDiv 1 & overall winner – Dave Brown  2nd Harry Ogden

Div 2 – Alan Price; 2nd Steve Yemm

Div 3 – Nick Scanlon; 2nd Richard Safe

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS1st 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 PAIRS1st Victor Fisk and Alan Price

2nd Paul Callard and Michael Ogden

3rd Phil Gardner and Dave Brown

MENS PRESIDENTS CUPDiv 1 Martin Lewis; Harry Ogden

Div 2 Alan Price (Overall winner); Quentin Haslam

Div 3 John Moore; Rodney Haggett

LADIES PRESIDENTS CUP1st Marilyn Alberts

2nd Barbara Forward

LILE MORGAN PUTTERJohn Lewis (awarded to winner of Seniors’ Away Day)
SHEILA PRESS CUPDave 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 SHIELDPhil Gardner
LADIES 9 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIPMaureen Paul
LADIES SUMMER LEAGUE1st Barbara Forward    2nd Julie Ogden
VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP1st Richard Safe    2nd Gerry Payton
SENIORS MONDAY CUPQuentin Haslam
SIOUX HATCHER TROPHY1st Phil Gardner, Dave Brown, Jill Keates

2nd Simon Berry, Rob Clancy, Roy Hutchinson

MENS MEDAL WINNERS THROUGH THE YEARGary Brown, Paul Callard, Dave Brown (2), Michael Ogden, Steve Evans, Mark Ryder, Phil Gardner
CLARKE BOWL (BIGGEST REDUCTION IN HANDICAP)Gerry Payton

 

SAFEGOLF

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.

ANNUAL ACCOUNT 2020

The annual account for 2020, together with explanatory notes, is shown below:

RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB    

 

ANNUAL INCOME AND EXPENDITURE 2020 (1/1/20 – 31/12/20)

 

INCOME

 

2020 INCOME2019 INCOMEEXPENDITURE

 

2020 EXPENDITURE2019

EXPENDITURE

MEMBERSHIP60557525AFFILIATIONS38285215
CLOTHING ETC 330CLOTHING ETC0786
CLUB EVENTS6018INSURANCE105105
   ADMIN COSTS1068 (2)810
   CLUB EVENTS200208
   CLUB CAPTAINS160405
   MEMBER EXPENSES00
   CLUB SOCIALS00
   CLUB REPRESENTATION308396
   DONATIONS00
   CAPITAL EXPENDITURE21720
OTHER INCOME  SUNDRIES00
COMPETITIONS19834471COMPETITIONS18493915
MEDALS (GROSS)7881584MEDALS6001182
TROPHIES7411401TROPHIES719 (3)1151
SENIORS378 (1)339SENIORS380 (3)200
LADIES761078LADIES150 (3)819
OTHER 69PRESENTATION NIGHT0 (4)559
SUB TOTAL809812344SUB TOTAL753912560
CHARITY1655565CHARITY3034 (5)3114
SENIORS ACTIVITIES502364SENIORS ACTIVITIES502364
TOTAL831320273TOTAL1062318038
SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) OF INCOME OVER EXPENDITURE   (2310) (6)2235
BANK BALANCE AT 1 JANUARY 2020    15973 
BANK BALANCE AT 31 DECEMBER 2020    13313 

 

 

 

NOTES ON THE ACCOUNTS FOR 2020

 

Introduction

 

The Treasurer and Committee continue to present the accounts in a way that better demonstrates to members how their money has been spent. This is achieved by showing the accounts in four sections:

  1. Income from subscriptions and other sources and spending against that income – chiefly affiliation fees.
  2. Income from competition entries and spending on prizes and related items, such as signwriting for the honours boards.
  3. Charity income
  4. Seniors activities – the Club account is used as a holding account for these activities (away trip/s and Christmas dinner) so the income and expenditure must balance.

By providing a sub-total below items 1 and 2, members can better see how their subscriptions have been spent.

 

Notes on income

  • This figure includes £72 donated towards the purchase of the Seniors’ Spring Trophy perpetual cup.

 

Notes on expenditure

  • The major item under this heading is the subscription for How Did I Do? to maintain members’ handicaps, analyse competition results: just over £700 in 2020. In addition, spending of £150 for the annual Christmas gift to ground staff is included here.
  • Competition expenditure: the attribution to the different sections is approximate, as the expenditure includes the cost of engraving perpetual trophies across all sections. The Committee also agreed to subsidise Ladies’ costs this year as entry fees were waived.
  • Presentation Night costs normally include complementary refreshments for those attending and the cost of signwriting of the Honours Boards. In 2020 no event was held and the signwriting will be completed in 2021.
  • Charity – £3034 was donated to the Captains’ charity, the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Notes on balances

  • the in-year deficit is explained by the Charity donation, most of which was carried forward from 2019. Excluding this, the in-year expenditure of £7539 was covered by the in-year income of £8098

R.W.Wolfson

Treasurer

January 2021