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You can now find the Club diary for the year on this website – there is a tab at the top of this page that will take you to it.  We hope you find it useful.



Congratulations to the new Club Champion, Will Slim, who won the two-round gross competition with rounds of 79 and 73, beating Victor Fisk by a single shot, with Phil Gardner third.  Congratulations too to the winner of the net competition, Gary Powell, who shot a gross 75 (net 59!) in his second round, and runner up Steve Day.  The Seniors section of the competition was equally closely contested with four players finishing with a net 142 – on countback, Larry Valeiras was the winner, Quentin Haslam the runner-up and the unlucky two to miss out this time were Nick Scanlon and Steve Cable.  With many thanks to Steve Yemm and Ian Dickie Clark for their work in setting up and scoring the competition, and congratulations to everyone who took part.


The 14 week Seniors’ Monday Cup has also finished.  Scores are determined by the best six Stableford scores out of a possible 14, and the winner, for the second year running, was Quentin Haslam – many congratulations to him.  Winner of Division 1 was Jon Cockerill and of Division 3 Richard Safe, with Gerry Payton winning the eclectic competition. Thanks too to Gerry for all his work in setting the competition up and recording the many scores!


Congratulations to the winners of the July medal, played in glorious sunshine. The winners were:

Division 1 – 1st Alan Price  2nd Victor Fisk

Division 2 – 1st  Bob Clancy (overall winner) 2nd Norman Price 3rd Ryan Bevan

Division 3 – 1st Martin Charles 2nd Stephen Cable 3rd Larry Valeiras

As it is a while since we published this, the table below shows the value of the winners’ vouchers, and how they are related to the number of entries.

Overall total entry
 45 or more players30-44








Prizes for EACH division if 10 or more in the division£20









Prizes for each division for 6-9 entries only£15






£10No divisions – just £10


Remember that if you want to enter any Club competitions, you can do so through the ‘Bookings’ tab on How Did I Do? or contact the Competitions Secretary, Steve Yemm – [email protected]


As we start the playing season in earnest, it will be helpful for you to have a reminder of the Club’s Local Rules. These fall into two categories – those that are always in place and those that are in place under particular conditions (normally of weather).


  1. Out of Bounds (A-1)

         1.1     The boundaries of the course, defined by the course-side points at ground level of white stakes and or fence posts.

         1.2     The internal boundaries, to the left of the 6th, to the right of the 9th and to the left of the 14th holes are defined by the course-side points at ground level of white stakes.

         1.3     The internal boundary to the left of the 10th hole is defined by the course-side edge of the drainage ditch. (That is in the ditch is out of bounds)

         1.4     The internal boundary to the left of the 17th hole is defined by the course-side edge of the hedge.

         1.5     The white stakes on the 10th and 17th holes indicate the out of bounds.

  1. Stakes Defining Out of Bounds & Internal Out of Bounds (A-4)

         During play of the 6th, 9th and 14th holes, the white stakes are used to define Out of Bounds, are treated as boundary objects. For all other holes they are immovable obstructions. 

  1. Stakes Indicating Internal Out of Bounds (A-5)

         The white stakes indicating Out of Bounds on the 10th and 17th holes are immovable obstructions.

  1. Movable Obstructions (Rule 15.2)

         Stakes that define penalty areas and yardage markers may be moved without penalty.

  1. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16.1b)

5.1    All artificial constructions, benches, wooden railings and steps, ball cleaners, bins, fixed sprinkler heads and control boxes and artificially surfaced paths.

5.2    The sand/ stone filled drainage ditch between the 12th and 14th holes.

  1. Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Greens (F-5)

         Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1

         The player also has these extra options to take relief when such immovable obstructions are close to the putting green and on the line of play:

         Ball in General Area The Player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is on the line of play, and is:

            Within two club-lengths of the putting green, and

            Within two club-lengths of the ball.

         Exception – No Relief If Line of Play Clearly Unreasonable. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.

         Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.



  1. Preferred Lies (E-3)

         When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

         Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

         Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:

         Limits on Location of Relief Area:

       Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and

       Must be in the general area.

         In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the Ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

         Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a

Note. From time to time, this Local Rule may be expanded to cover a ball lying in any part of the general area. Please consult notice boards or confirm with a committee member before commencement of play.

  1. Mushrooms on Putting Green (F-15)

         Mushrooms that are attached on the putting green are ground under repair from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1d.

         Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a

  1. Bunker Filled with Temporary Water (F-16)

         The flooded bunker on ………………….is ground under repair in the general area. It is not treated as a bunker during the round.

         If the player’s ball lies in or touches this ground under repair or the ground under repair interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.

         All other bunkers on the course, whether they contain temporary water or not, are still bunkers for all purposes under the Rules.

         Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a