Captain’s Chatter September

CAPTAIN’S CHATTER 

Golf for September

Ladies   

14/9/19:  Ladies Foursomes Championships

11/9/19: Peterborough Charity Day

18/9/19: Monthly Medal

25/9/19 : Stableford

31/9/19: Stableford (Vets in Conj.)

Men’s   

4/9/19: Stableford

7/9/19: Monthly Medal

4/9/19: Stableford (Vets in Conj)

8/9/19: Stroke

21/9/19: 4BBB Stableford (S in Conj)

25/9/19: Stableford

Mixed   

28/9/19: Minnamurra Bowl

29/9/19: Minnamurra Bowl

Veterans        10/9/19: Vets Open Day

Change of Date

Blacks v Whites – Male members please note that the date for this event has been changed to Sunday 1/12/19.

Etiquette

The Match Committee has received complaints from members concerning the use of mobile phones during play. Members are reminded that this practice contravenes the rules on “golf etiquette” and therefore should not occur.

Members are requested to make sure their phones are set on “silent” before hitting off.

At Kiama Golf Club we place consideration for other members as a high priority.

Eric Apperley Shield

One of our Junior members, Eddie Ward, played in the final of this prestigious competition for St Michaels Golf Club. Not only did Eddie win his match but St Michaels won the Shield. Well done Eddie!!

World Handicap System

Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS), which is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world, remains on track for implementation starting in 2020.

While many countries will be ready to transition to the WHS early in 2020, given both the magnitude of the change for some jurisdictions and varying seasonality throughout the world, it is anticipated that some will need more time.

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “There are many ways in which it is important for golf to modernise and become more appealing for people thinking of taking up the sport and handicapping is clearly one of them. The World Handicap System is a major new initiative for the sport which will establish a clearer and more consistent handicapping process for golfers throughout the world.

Widespread support for the WHS was expressed in an international survey of 52,000 golfers with 76% in favour of the new system and a further 22% saying they were willing to consider its benefits. The World Handicap System will unite the golf world under one single set of handicapping rules and will be governed by the USGA and The R&A, with support from the existing six handicap authorities.

Minnamurra Bowl

Members are reminded that entry forms for this event are now available in the lower foyer. The “Bowl” will be played on the 28th and 29th September.

If you wish to play but can’t get a partner or team, please let Bruce Tapp or Annette Worth know as soon as possible. We have members looking for partners and visitors wanting to form a team.

Minnamurra Bowl Entry 2019

Bruce Tapp -Captain