Men’s Results & News – Jan 24th
Club Singles – 14h S’ford (24th Jan)
1st – Peter Ryan (12) – 31 pts
2nd – M J Cullen (17) – 30 pts
3rd – Paul Harrington (8) – 29 pts (last 9)
Gross – Andrew Ryan – 25 pts
Cat 1 – Tommy Liston (7) – 25 pts
Cat 2 – Cyril Stafford (13) – 27 pts
Cat 3 – Leo Booth (18) – 28 pts
Sun 31st – Winter League Round 3
Sun 7th Feb – Winter League Round 4
Sat 13th to Sat 20th – Valentine’s Classic (Open 4 Person Team event)
Sun 21st – Winter League Round 5
The draws have been completed for the national interclub team events and are available to view on the Golfnet website:
All members are invited and encouraged to get involved in the teams in whatever capacity they can. If you would like to get involved please contact the relevant team manager (there is a list of team managers on the noticeboard and on the website). Here’s a rundown of the draws:
– Barton Cup (3 home, 2 Away) vs Waterford on or before March 28th
– All Ireland Fourball (2 home, 3 Away) vs Wexford on or before April 3rd
– Irish Mixed (2 home, 3 Away) vs Borris on or before April 10th
– Provincial Towns (4 home, 5 Away) vs Waterford on or before April 24th
– Junior Cup: Regional Qualifying in Wexford on May 14th
– Barton Shield: Regional Qualifying in Baltinglass on May 21st
– Pierce Purcell: Regional Qualifying in St Helen’s Bay on June 11th
– Jimmy Bruen: Regional Qualifying in Borris on June 18th
– Senior Cup: Regional Qualifying in Enniscorthy on June 25th
Paying your subscription – Incentives for early payment
2016 Subscriptions are being sent out to members at the moment. It is in the interests of the club financially that members pay their subscriptions as early as possible, and particularly since the club has lost income over the recent spell of bad weather. In order to encourage members to pay early, the Management Committee have put the following incentive in place:
– Any full member who pays their subscription in full before the February 2nd will receive two Green Fee Tickets for New Ross Golf Club.
– All other categories of adult member who pay their subscription in full before February 2nd will receive one Green Fee Ticket.
All green fee tickets will expire on October 31st 2016.
Hopefully you will be able to pay early and take advantage of the above incentives.
Use of Buggies
Due to the continuing poor weather, the use of buggies is not currently permitted on the golf course. As soon as the situation improves, buggies will be allowed back on to the course. We will keep you up to date via email. In the meantime, we thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Handicap System Changes for 2016
A number of handicap changes have been announced by The Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) and will take effect on 01/01/2016. The most significant changes are as follows:
– The maximum handicap increase is restricted to a 1.0 stroke increase in the calendar year
– Handicap Committees have been recommended to review the performance of players with 7 consecutive 0.1 increases, and apply an immediate handicap increase where appropriate.
– The Exceptional Scoring Reduction (ESR) has been modified so that reductions will not be as severe
– The Four Ball Handicap Allowance in both stroke play and match play, handicap adjustment will be based on 90% (changed from 75% or 3/4s previously)
For more information, please see the News section on the Golfnet site.
Quick Guide to the Rules
Lifting, Dropping & Placing the Ball (Rule 20)
Prior to lifting a ball that has to be replaced (e.g. when you lift a ball on the putting green to clean it), the position of the ball must be marked (Rule 20-1).
When the ball is being lifted in order to drop or place it in another position (e.g. dropping within two club-lengths under the unplayable ball Rule), it is not mandatory to mark its position although it is recommended that you do so.
When dropping, stand erect, hold the ball at shoulder height and arm’s length and drop it.
The most common situations where a dropped ball must be re-dropped are when the ball:
– rolls to a position where there is interference from the condition from which free relief is being taken (e.g. an immovable obstruction)
– comes to rest more than two club-lengths from where it was dropped, or
– comes to rest nearer the hole than its original position, the nearest point of relief or where the ball has last crossed the margin of a water hazard.
There are nine situations in total when a dropped ball must be re-dropped and they are covered inRule 20-2c. If a ball dropped for a second time rolls into any of these positions, you place it where it first struck the course when re-dropped.
More next week!