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RODWAY HILL GOLF CLUB NEWS NOVEMBER 2020

 COURSE CLOSED

Regrettably, the course is currently closed. It is hoped that it will reopen on December 2, and we will keep you updated.

CHARITY FUNDRAISING

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.

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.

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:

 

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.