Local Rule Notice – Winter Rules
Last Sunday the ground condition was pretty mucky and we introduced ‘winter rules’ for the Lissaman Cup. We took an early decision to confirm ‘for the Club playing at Richmond Park’ the adoption of Winter Rules for the foreseeable future and the weather over the last few days has only confirmed the full need for winter rules to be available.
I’m sure that you all have a well read copy of the new ‘Rules of Golf’ book with the revised rules that came into effect on 1st Jan 2008!! Well, just in case you missed the subtlety, the R&A decided to vary ever so slightly the general procedures for ‘winter rules’ and for obtaining ‘relief for an embedded ball’. The following link is an extract of the rules that are now in force – and there is no prize for spotting the difference with former rules.
All credit then to Nick Rogers and a very tidy card 39 out 41 back for net 64, three ahead of contenders Messrs. Eden and Sargeant. Best lady was Michele Mair 71.
Toby Hunt distinguished himself in being the only player to record a 2 – at 16th.
For the men, this was the final event in the Top Dog competition and Paul Doran is confirmed the winner four ahead of Graeme Syme. Congratulations to Paul in this his first year with the club.
Playing to four under her handicap, Susan Smith won her 3rd monthly medal of the year with an excellent net 67. Janet Fox was four shots behind in 2nd and Di Jackett a further shot behind in 3rd place.
The CSS increased by a shot to 72.
The following 8 ladies qualified for the final of the Barton Bowl which was played in conjunction with the October Monthly Medal: Jini Beacham, Lia Donath, Janet Fox, Sheena Harrington, Julie Smith, Susan Smith, Julie Smyth, Louise Williams.
The victor was Susan Smith with 40 stableford points with Janet Fox in 2nd on 37 points.
A fluent 3 over par net 61 deservedly earned Paul Appleton the monthly medal, two ahead of Paul Doran 63 and three ahead of Stuart Nash.
Scoring was good generally with CSS dropping one from SSS 68.
This was the last round of the Grand Medal Trophy with Graeme Syme’s consistency earning him the trophy 3 ahead of Paul Doran.
Michele Mair is declared the Silver Jubilee winner with 62, two ahead of Rowley Barrett in competition where ladies received a shot for competition results purposes.
CSS evaluated to one under SSS @ 69 for the men.
John Morris is confirmed the Anniversary Trophy winner, two ahead of Graeme Syme.
In wet conditions, Rowley Narrett emerged the winner on a count-back back 9 from Jim Fogarty. In third place and first Lady was Michele Mair.
Due to the weather conditions the competition has been declared a Non-Qualifier for handicapping purposes.