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.
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:
|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.
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)
|2020 INCOME||2019 INCOME||EXPENDITURE|
|CLOTHING ETC||330||CLOTHING ETC||0||786|
|ADMIN COSTS||1068 (2)||810|
|SENIORS||378 (1)||339||SENIORS||380 (3)||200|
|OTHER||69||PRESENTATION NIGHT||0 (4)||559|
|SUB TOTAL||8098||12344||SUB TOTAL||7539||12560|
|SENIORS ACTIVITIES||50||2364||SENIORS ACTIVITIES||50||2364|
|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
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:
- Income from subscriptions and other sources and spending against that income – chiefly affiliation fees.
- Income from competition entries and spending on prizes and related items, such as signwriting for the honours boards.
- Charity income
- 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