Fore Info November 2020

Management Corner

Covid Restrictions

  • You will be aware that legal restrictions in relation to the Covid pandemic come into force on Thursday 5th November.
  • Current indications are that golf courses will need to close again, and should this be the case our Club will not be open.
  • We are staying alert for all announcements and changes so that the Club remains compliant and ready to react should things change.
  • We will continue to keep you updated.

Malcolm and Jane

The Club held a lovely event on Saturday 31st October to mark Malcolm and Jane’s retirement, and their exceptional contribution to our Club over 40 years. Malcolm was joined by some former Alresford Assistant Professionals, members and guests to play the course in fairly unpleasant conditions. Presentations followed with speeches from Malcolm, Brian Young and John Goodacre reflecting on a remarkable career spanning four decades. Becky added a final speech reflecting on having parents dedicated to both their family and golf business; much credit to her for managing to deliver such an emotional and personal message. It was a highly emotional day all-round!

Presentations were made of flowers, an inscribed Champagne bucket and a cheque for £5,000 from members contributions which Malcolm and Jane will use to fund a ski holiday to Canada.

It was further announced, that; once alterations are completed to the 1st tee area this winter, as part of the First Impressions Project, the 1st hole will be renamed ‘Scotts’ in recognition of their many contributions to our Club and course. We will be inviting Malcolm to ‘drive-in’ the new layout as part of a renaming event in the Spring.

We wish Malcolm and Jane a much deserved and happy retirement, and look forward to seeing them at the Club enjoying life as fellow members.

Mark Wood

Our new Head Professional started on November 1st, and of course faces closure almost immediately on the 5th November, which must be awful. Mark and his wife Mandy have been busy making arrangements for the Pro Shop and all other aspects of becoming our new Professional Team which will continue to include Terry Gosden.

Mark wasted no time in providing the first golf lesson to Polly Chuch at 11-00am on his first day, as Polly was the recipient of a free lesson resultant from Mark’s recent member’s survey.

We wish Mark and Mandy much success and happy days with us all at Alresford.


This month’s AGM will go ahead, but in a format that meets with Covid Restrictions. As you know, further lockdown restrictions are to be imposed starting from the 5th November, following announcements on October 31st. We will also need to hold a separate SGM to consider proposals for the Clubhouse Development project. Both the AGM and SGM will be planned to provide opportunities for members to cast their votes as required, in a format that supports our Club rules and is compliant with Covid restrictions.

It does look as if we are in for a difficult month, but let’s hope that we can get back to golf and our Club before the end of the year.

Robert White

Chairman of the Management Committee

From the Club Captain

In common with, no doubt, all correspondents this month I must start with reference to the seismic change striking Alresford Golf Club.  As I’m writing this we are rapidly approaching the end of an era and indeed by the time you read this the new era will have started.  On Saturday 31 October we formally said farewell to Malcolm Scott after 40 years as our Club Professional.  Sadly Covid-19 meant we were unable to mark Malcolm’s Retirement as we, the members, and I am sure he would have wished.  However, thanks to Les Thorne and a number of other like-minded souls, we did manage to achieve a ‘pretty memorable’ and socially distanced farewell.  

Enjoy the next chapter Malcolm.  A mega thank you for everything on behalf of all members and a special personal thank you from me.  It’s all Malcolm’s fault that you have me as Captain as 25 years ago he taught me (or tried to!).    

The new era has begun in several ways:

  • Firstly, we welcome Mark, our new Professional, and his wife Mandy – who will be ‘front of house’ in the Pro shop.   
  • Secondly, the ‘world’, or at least the golf world, changes on 2 November with the introduction of World Handicapping.  What fun!!  
  • Thirdly, as a knock-on of the covid situation, on Friday 6 November we say farewell to Chris and Kelly Pullinger.    

As ever much golf has been played although the weather has affected some competitions this last month.  Lots of good scores and inevitably

lots of not so good ones – but that’s why we are amateurs.

This is my last Fore Info post before handing over.   Thank you for putting up with me during this particularly strange year.  Let’s hope the world is able to sort itself out sooner rather than later so that Mark and the other incoming Captains have a more normal Alresford Golf Club year.

Finally from me a little something that my Canadian sister sent from over the pond.

Six Little Stories With Lots of Meanings

  1. Once all the villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of prayer, all the people gathered but only 1 boy came with an umbrella.  That is faith.
  2. When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them. That is trust.
  3. Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive in the morning, but we still set the alarms to wake us up.  That is hope.
  4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. That is confidence.
  5. We see the world suffering, but still we get married and have children.  That is love.
  6. On an old man’s shirt was written “I am not 80 years old, I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience”.  That is attitude.

Have a happy day and live your life like these stories.  Remember – Good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace!!

Mary Rook

Ladies Section

I can’t write about October without mentioning the weather, unfortunately the most changeable month so far. It started with Storm Alex and the Competition on Saturday 3rd the Centenary Salver was cancelled. Unsurprising as it was the wettest day ever on record, enough rain fell across the country to fill Loch Ness. The following Tuesday dawned bright but swiftly turned into another ‘wash out’, flooding the greens. I won’t go into it here, but it will be the subject of debate for many a day. The Competition continued and Congratulations go to:

  • 1st Gloria Harrison
  • 2nd Sarah Worthington
  • 3rd Pat Palmer

with Sarah Farthing best gross with 82.

We managed to play the Breast Cancer Medal on the 10/13th, two lovely days with lunch outside.

  • Polly Church 1st in Div1
  • Caroline Warne 1st in Div 2
  • Carol Exton 1st in Div 3.

We made £325 for the Charity.

October Stableford was won by Mandy Overton Div 1, Gill Pratt Div 2, Carol Exton Div 3

Congratulations to all of you who played so well.

Our Committee have been very mindful of our new members who haven’t been able to meet other members so easily.

Polly Church who looks after our newbies organised an event at the end of the month which miraculously stayed fine and despite the Booking Sheet showing 9 holes, they all managed to play 18 holes! 9 teams of 3 took part, with 18 newbies playing.

Gill Pratt, Sigi Hill and Helen Johnson’s team won .

Polly organised it beautifully and once again I’m sure some new friendships were forged.

One of the few County Competitions we’ve been able to play this year has been the Hull Shield which also happens to be the oldest. It was postponed, but eventually took place on the 8th Oct. Jane Scott and Sarah Farthing represented AGC each playing a medal round at Rowlands Castle. 40 Clubs participated from Hampshire in a gruelling format. The weather was challenging, but their combined scores put them in 5th place only 1 shot from 2nd place. Sarah achieved a gross 84 – the best single score. Well played to both!

I would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t yet done a stint at the Starting Hut, to give it a go. Its a good way to meet people and see how the booking system works as well as doing something to help the Club.

The Chairman held a fun day for Key Workers on Sunday 11th with Jane McCrae in the winning team. Richard Lane won the individual prize the Chairman’s Cup with 41 points, I mention it because the next time he was seen was with a dislocated shoulder in a sling helping ‘the Starting’ for our New Members afternoon.

We will be sending Malcolm and Jane off in style at the end of the month, it has been sad seeing the Pros shop slowly depleting and to realise that after 40 years they will no longer be there, where they’ve always been. They will be sorely missed although happily we won’t be losing Jane from our ranks. Chris & Kelly will also be leaving at the beginning of November, they have been a double tower of strength in the kitchen providing excellent meals with a smile. We wish them well for life in Cheriton at The Pots.

Little Jo will also vanish from our midsts, she has worked tirelessly, and quietly, and we are going to miss her too!

The new international World Handicapping System comes into effect on Monday 2nd November. Your new handicap can already be seen on the England Golf website, though I understand it may yet change. I hope you all understand it!


Mal H-M 

Match Committee Report                         *** With essential reading on WHS for All Members *** 

World Handicapping System (WHS)

As I write this, the transition to the World Handicapping System is rapidly approaching. Your playing records and other handicap information has been transferred from Club Systems to the new England Golf WHS Platform.

To access the England Golf WHS Platform ( you will first have to register; the member id you require is your CDH number.

Once registered, you will be able to view your Handicap Index and your playing record.

After 2nd November, when you go out to play, you should use the Course & Slope Rating Table on display at the 1st tee to determine your Course Handicap …

  1. Tee: Find the table for the tee you are going to use; Men-White, Men-Yellow, Ladies-Red (The Ladies-Yellow is for use in the future).
  2. Handicap Index: In that table, find the range which includes your Handicap Index.
  3. Course Handicap: Read off the Course Handicap next to that range.

Course Handicap: Your Course Handicap is the handicap you use when playing your round and your score relative to your Course Handicap is what will be used for any handicap adjustments. 

Competitions Handicap: If you play in a competition, however, you receive a handicap allowance to give you a Playing Handicap for that competition. 

Format of PlayType of RoundHandicap Allowance
Stroke PlaySingles Medal95%
Singles Stableford95%
Singles Par/Bogey95%
Four-Ball Medal85%
Four Ball Stableford85%
Four-Ball Par/Bogey90%


Match Play 










50% of combined course handicaps

Greensomes60% low course hcap + 40% high course hcap

When you sign-in for a singles stroke-play competition the system will tell you what your Playing Handicap will be. In a mixed competition, ladies will still receive additional strokes to their playing handicaps to compensate for the difference in Course Rating or ‘play to handicap’ differences in Stableford competitions.

It is recommended that you play with your Course Handicap in mind, at all times, rather than your Playing Handicap, as your Playing Handicap is for competition purposes only.

Note: Supplementary Scores are replaced by pre-registered scores from General Play. The important thing here is that you must pre-register your intent to submit a score for handicap purposes before you start your round as it is essential that all members are able to sign-in and enter their scores electronically on the day of play.

The PSI Terminal
The PSI terminal in the foyer will be brought back into operation. Please use the hand sanitiser before and after using the terminal. I suggest you ‘login’ to the terminal by swiping your bar card. The touch screen display will work well with a gloved hand/finger or a soft stylus. Please do not queue at the terminal.

Mobile sign-in:
Mobile sign-in and score entry will continue to be available using the Members App and the HowDidiDo App.

Important points: –

  • You may only sign-in for competitions on the day of the competition – from 06:00. Sign-in the evening before is no longer allowed. We will probably bring this time forward in the summer months.
  • You must put your Course Handicap on your scorecard.
  • For a Competition, you may put your Playing Handicap in the “Strokes Rec’d” box on your scorecard.
  • You must enter your score into the system by 23:00 on the day of the Competition, so that there is time for the data to be shipped to England Golf for processing.
  • Scorecards:
    • for Men’s and Mixed Competitions, scorecards should now be left in the Brown Box only.
    • for Ladies’ Competitions, scorecards should be left in the box in the Ladies Changing Room.

Your updated Handicap Index will be available on the day after you played, whether or not the competition has been closed, and the results published.

The Sheep are Coming Back – ‘Ewe’ have been warned!

A reminder that the sheep enclosure is a no-play zone and you should not enter the enclosure to retrieve your ball as the fence is electrified. The enclosure, wherever it might be, is defined as an abnormal course condition – no play zone.

You may claim free relief if your ball is known or virtually certain to be in the enclosure. For the purposes of finding the nearest point of complete relief, if the ball can be seen and identified, the reference point for the relief area will be the spot outside the enclosure, not nearer the hole which gives complete relief from the condition; if the ball cannot be seen and identified then the reference point is the spot outside the enclosure from the estimated point where the ball crossed the edge of the enclosure

Winter Leagues

The Winter Leagues have been, for the first time in living memory, over subscribed by some way. Unfortunately some of those who were later in signing-in will be a bit disappointed. I’ll keep those who just missed out on a reserve list as drop-outs do occur. In the first week of November, everyone will be notified by email of the group they are in or their position on the reserve list.

George Clelland

A Look at the Rules


A players ball lies on the green with a downhill putt. He notices a rake left between the green and a bunker by a previous playing group and thinking it may stop his ball from going in the bunker, he leaves the rake. He putts and his ball is stopped by the rake just off the green.


Is the player subject to penalty?

Vets Section

And so to my final Fore Info piece as Vets Captain. 

What a year it has been. Torrential rain early in the year followed by a sunny Spring and, of course, COVID and the restrictions this has imposed upon us all since March. 

I have to begin though with an apology to Tony Brooking who won the Over 80’s Championship last month, as I reported his winning score as 37 points when in fact he scored an even more impressive 40 points.

Tony and I remain friends though as the attached photo demonstrates.

Over the last few weeks we have managed to organise and run a few more traditional Vets competitions viz. the two round Joe Kitchen Trophy which Peter Armitage won, and the Bagman Trophy, won by John Birnie (shown below)

Congratulations to both Peter and John on their success.

We begin the defence of our Wessex Seniors Winter League title on 2nd November with a home fixture against Corhampton, coincidentally the same day that the new World Handicap System kicks in. Hopefully, the introduction of the new system and any handicap adjustments necessary will pass off smoothly. Keith Turner, the new AGC Coordinator for the Winter League, will be the first person at AGC to have to deal with the new handicaps. Good luck Keith.

As I write, we are of course still subject to COVID restrictions and are close to seeing a major change in the Pro shop as well as in the kitchen. Reflecting on this, I would like to thank a number of people for their help, advice and friendly service to the Vets section during my year as Vets Captain.

Firstly, a huge thank you to David Maskery for his help, guidance and professionalism in overseeing and administering the Club’s activities during a unique and challenging year. David’s efforts in keeping members up to date with the constantly changing COVID rules and restrictions as they affected golf has been crucial in allowing us all to continue playing since March.

Thanks also to Malcolm Scott for his help, advice and support over the last 12 months. My best wishes to Malcolm and to Jane for a long and happy retirement. After 40 years you’ve earned it. I hope to see Malcolm playing in a few Vets events next year!

I would also like to say a big thank you to Chris and Kelly Pullinger, the Club caterers, who will shortly be moving on. Thanks to you both for your friendly service and delicious food eaten during numerous Vets matches and events over the last 5 years. Good luck at the Pots.

And finally, a massive thanks to my Vice Captain this year, Gareth Rees. In what has undoubtedly been a difficult year for golf and golfers, Gareth has always been there to offer advice and guidance, to organise key Vets events and to generally support my captaincy. So, Gareth, thank you for your invaluable support and friendship. I am just sorry we were not able to do more together in a golfing sense over the last year.

I have no doubt Gareth will be a terrific Vets Captain in 2021 and wish him every success in this. The Vets future could not be in better hands.

Enjoy your golf and continue to stay safe.

Ed Tinley

…from the Secretary

Welcome A huge welcome to all the following new members who have joined us in October: 

Matthew Hill, Greg ArdingJonathan Darlow and Peter Edwards (Introductory),
Steve Alcock (Country),
Evan MartinAlex Lambourne and Shafeda Mohammed (Academy),
Harvey Nash and Harry Robson (Student),
James Murray and Chris Fry ( Social Extra).

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all participating in all the golfing events and opportunities we have at the club – whenever they are able to resume. We hope you will all enjoy your time with us for many years to come.

It is now incumbent upon us all to welcome new members and make them feel part of the club as quickly as possible.

Please ‘sign up’ with people you may not be familiar with and similarly welcome any ‘newbies’ who may ‘sign up’ with you. 

If any member is willing to pair up with a new member(s) for a game – please let me know and I will facilitate. Similarly if any new member is having difficulty getting a game and doesn’t want to play on their own – please let the office know.

Club AGM
The AGM will take place on Friday 27th November at 7.45pm. Due to the unusual situation we find ourselves in and the restrictions on large gatherings, it is likely that the meeting will be a combination of a virtual meeting and emailing of reports. We will advise members of the exact format shortly. 

The draft minutes of the 2019 AGM can be viewed on the club website or we can provide copies via the Office.

Please note that your calling notice and meeting agenda / accounts booklet will be sent via email. There will be a small number of printed booklets available prior to the meeting and for those for whom we do not have email addresses. These should be collected in advance.

Fourballs are back
As of Thursday 1st October:

  • Bookings can be made for a maximum of 3 players until 9.00am or 9.30am, and 4 players thereafter.
  • Tee times are at 9-minute intervals:
    1. It is therefore imperative that we all maintain a good pace of play, and
    2. ‘Call Thru’ any groups that are being held up behind (1, 2 or 3 players)
    3. NO EXCUSES.
  • As of Monday 2nd November, members may bring guests after 11.00am. Their name and contact details must be entered onto the booking sheet at the time of booking.
  • Visitor play will remain after 12.00 noon for the moment. All tee times booked a maximum of 2 days in advance via the Pro-Shop.
  • Guest payment must be made to the Pro-Shop before play.

England Golf – WHS

The transition was planned to be seamless! However, please advise us if you are having difficulty logging on to the England Golf Platform and we will try to assist; Their Helpdesk is very busy at present.

Note; Our PSI will be back in use from Monday 2nd November.  Please use the hand sanitiser before use and/or use a pen or gloved finger to enter scores etc.

Competition entry must now be done only on the day by either the PSI or via the Club V1 App/HDID. All scores MUST be entered on the day to allow for the overnight reconciliation of scores and adjustment of handicaps.

When ‘signing in’ to a Competition, you should be advised of your COURSE HANDICAP and PLAYING HANDICAP. You must show your Course Handicap on your scorecard . The Strokes Received is your Playing Handicap.

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MASKS should be worn in all areas of the clubhouse unless you are sat at a table eating or drinking.

Please do not show complacency around the club – abide by the social distancing guidelines, wash your hands frequently and DO NOT come to the club if you have any of the virus symptoms. You must provide your details at the bar or use the new NHS QR contact tracing poster situated in the foyer or pro-shop entrance.

If anyone does end up being tested and has confirmation of the virus – you must inform us for ‘track and trace’.

Please do not show complacency around the club:

  • Abide by the social distancing guidelines,
  • Wash your hands frequently, and
  • DO NOT come to the club if you have any of the virus symptoms.

You must provide your details at the bar or use the new NHS QR contact tracing poster situated in the foyer or pro-shop entrance.

 If anyone does end up being tested and has confirmation of the virus – you must inform us for ‘track and trace’.

Winter is on its way – Be safe on the Golf Course
RAIN / MUD / FROST / ICE = slippery golf course, especially grass banks, wooden sleepers and any untreated areas. 

PLEASE TAKE CARE and keep to the paths whenever possible.

DO NOT walk on slopes.

DO NOT take your trolleys across the sides of slopes and banks

PLEASE adhere to any traffic management signage on the course

KEEP BUGGIES and TROLLEYS away from the edges of greens and tees

If the roads are icy in the morning on your way to the club – it is fair to assume that the car park and the paths around the club will be icy too! We do our best to grit and salt these areas but please take care.

Clubhouse Dress Code
A polite reminder to all that caps and winter hats should be removed when in the bar area. As we are now into the winter period, members are politely reminded that the wearing of golf shoes (with or without spikes) in the bar and dining areas of the clubhouse is NOT permitted. Please continue to change your shoes after golf in the Car Park before entering the clubhouse to use the bar and help us keep the clubhouse clean and tidy.

Bar and Catering Services
Chris & Kelly will be leaving us on 6th November and we wish them both well in their new ventures. Members will appreciate that it is difficult to replace Caterers at this time with the threat of clubhouse closure looming over us and reduced levels of business. However, the club will ensure that a limited catering service remains available for members whilst the clubhouse remains open. This will consist of a range of freshly packaged sandwiches and snacks until such time as we can provide a hot food service. We thank members for their understanding at this difficult time.

Have you put the Club V1 App onto your smartphone?To download the app please visit the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android) and search for ClubV1 Members Hub. The app is completely free. If you wish to download the Club app to your laptop or home computer use the web link below, creating a HDIDO registration as above and saving onto your desktop.

One of the key benefits of the app is that it will provide a secure access to members contact information. However, members must edit / confirm their details and privacy settings to enable other members to be able to access their contact details. Within the Members area you will also be able to view:

  • Course Status
  • Live Competition Leaderboard
  • Club News
  • Competition Results
  • Bar Balance and Receipts
  • Members List
  • Edit your personal details and privacy settings (You must ‘opt in’ for other members to be able to view your contact details)
  • Club Diary

Please inform the club if you wish your name to be not visible to other members. We fully expect changes and guidelines to playing access. It is therefore important that members are able to keep up to date with course availability and any notifications. The App is an easy way for us to send out information. 

David Maskery

Green News

Academy Route to Full Membership?

As mentioned last month the Greens Committee met on the Academy Course and the Minutes are on the Club Website.

  • We are comfortable the Academy Course can be safely extended to 9 holes such that it would start and finish towards the end of the car park.
  • We regard the Academy as a route for full membership as well as a good short game practice area for current members.
  • Perhaps also an easier option for those members recovering from illness.

Hopefully we can create a resource that justifies Green Fees, and, possibly, Junior Academy Membership.

We also identified some trees that are too close together and gaps that will be created when the ash dieback trees are removed. Therefore we will build a case for hiring in a tree spade to move suitable trees around to enhance what we have.

1st Fairway Bunker

Whilst meeting in this area the Committee also agreed where the new bunker will go on the 1st Fairway; look out for the blue cross on the left beyond the hump. 

Mark Time

We also bid farewell to Malcolm from the Greens Committee after a remarkable 40 years of active participation. Words fail me in trying to describe the significant contribution he has made; It started on day one and has continued right up to his very last working day. He will be missed. However, of course, we now look forward, as a Greens Committee, to welcoming and working with Mark in the future.

Communicating Change

Whilst being in a slightly ‘reflective’ mood, having been in my role for 12 months, I took the opportunity to talk to previous ‘Chairs of Greens’ going back to Laurie Clark, who, amazingly, served for 6 years – I’m in awe!

In my discussions, some common threads naturally appeared, but the comment “thankless task” was also mentioned! When I first joined Greens some 4 years ago clearly communication was one of the key issues. Now I’d say it’s about “Communicating Change” since, if things were to stay exactly as they are, you wouldn’t even need a Greens Committee!

But don’t worry I’m not softening you up! This winter will gradually see the completion of the 1st Impressions Project and the much needed tree work.

Safety First

As you are aware, of necessity we will be taking out a significant number of ash trees,

fortunately many of which are relatively small, or in locations that won’t impact the course. Ash Dieback is a “top down” disease, transmitted as an airborne fungus that is likely to affect 80% of the UK’s trees. When Colin Luff recently took out the large one at the back of the 1st Tee he explained that on a previous job the whole of the top canopy broke off as he started to fell it. This is why we need to take action – to both ensure safety and reduce the airborne fungus.

Eye Opener

Many of you won’t have seen inside the Greenkeepers Accommodation, so here are some pictures (worth a thousand words!) of their ‘workplace’:

  • Simons Desk;

  • The Crewroom;

  • The Workshop Area;

  • The New Boiler Room (in a corner of the garage)

Course Treatment

Greens are performing well and will be sprayed with Iron and Turf hardeners through the winter months. A 2nd application of fungicide has been applied to prevent disease.

Weather permitting aeration by solid tining will take place on the greens in the first week of November. Greens height of cut will go up to 5mm in early November.

Tees and Aprons will have a fertiliser application which will provide a ‘trickle feed’ through the winter months.

Fairways are recovering well from the dry summer and the 1st and the 8th fairway have been fertilised with a 5/6 month controlled release fertiliser which will aid recovery on 8th and strengthen the grass on the 1st. Fairways have all been brushed and raked over to remove dead matter and aerate.

Rook damage is ongoing with a local rule in place.

Bird scaring hawk eyes have been placed out on the course along with the scarecrows and rope bangers to try and warn them off.

Turfing areas of rook damage and areas that have lost grass around bunkers is taking place. Smaller areas of damage are being soiled and seeded while we still have some warmth.

Course Changes

  • The Academy Course will be worked on and improved as and when possible.
  • The new ‘practice swale’ has been constructed and turfed this month.
  • 1st Impressions has started:

    • with a chalk base now in situ for the 1st medal tee and
    • the Ash tree being removed to make way for the tee bank and path.
    • 12th Tee chalk base also installed.
  • Irrigation system has been put to bed for the winter with pumps and pipes drained down.
  • New tee plate signs have been put out to show yardage and stroke index changes.We will keep the old ones safe and maybe next year see if we can raise some money for them.
  • Leaf clearing is now regularly being carried out as part of the morning routine and the leaf pile area on 12 has been cleared ready for this year’s stock.

New Greens Committee Member?

We were delighted to have four people showing an interest in joining the Greens Committee and welcome David Marshall (subject to Mancom approval).


Bob Moore
Chair of Greens Committee

A Look at the Rules



As the player did not position the rake there, there is no penalty.

There would be a two shot penalty if the player had placed the rake even if not with the intention of stopping the ball.

See Interpretation 11.2a/1

100 Club

The winners of the 100 Club prize draw for November 2020 were:

£100       Peter Wallis

£50         George Hand

£32         Ian Robinson

£32         Annie Beal

£32         Esme Goodacre

£32         George Clelland

Once again the draw was made remotely this month due to present circumstances so thank you to David for doing so.  Congratulations to all our winners.  Peter has been on a winning streak during 2020, but so too have three of our other winners this month who have each been lucky at some time during the year.  Next month’s draw will take place week beginning 16th November so look out for the results on the Secretary’s board in the entrance hall.

You may have seen in previous editions of FORE Info that the 100 Club has agreed to fund the new Starters Hut which is part of the 1st Impressions Project around the 1st Tee.  This will be a significant contribution and a very visible demonstration of how the 100 Club can provide support to a capital project within our golf club.

So if you would like to be part of the 100 Club and actively contribute towards other such future enhancements to our facilities, and have the chance of winning a cash prize each month, then why not join us.

The monthly draw is for six cash prizes: £100, £50 and four at £32.

Each share cost £1 per month paid for by monthly standing order and there is no limit to the number you can purchase.  Members generally have between 1 and 10 shares with 5 being the most common holding.

For further information about the 100 Club and its history please refer to this section in previous editions of FORE Info.  Application forms can be obtained from the Secretary’s office or from me –  Pat Wallis phone 01420 564417 or email

Pat Wallis


Men’s & Mixed Competitions
25th & 28th September – Joe Kitchen Trophy
1stPeter Armitage70-40=30
2ndBob Archer72-41=31
3rdGerry Collard65-34=31
4thEd Tinley70-37=33
2nd October – Over 60’s Stableford
1stPhillip Cartwright30 points
7th October – Midweek Stableford
1stRichard West45 points
2ndRichard Lane42
3rdFrank Blackmore39
10th October – October Medal
Division 1
1stDavid Fox66 nett
2ndSteve Morgan68
3rdChris Stephens68
4thTom Beecher68
Division 2
1stMario Mohammed63 nett
2ndIan Foden67
3rdTaz Taylor69
11th October – Mixed Stableford
1stPaul Robson37 points
2ndRichard Prescott37
3rdAshley Wright36
16th October – Over 60’s Stableford
Division 1
1stBrian Overton39 points
Division 2
1stStuart Slater39
2ndMike Wooding38
3rdGlenn Phur38
4thRobert Cragg38
17th & 18th October – Jubilee Cup
1stTaz Taylor64+65=129
2ndMario Mohammed64+72=136
3rdDarren Boreham69+68=137
4thJim White67+70=137
Lowest GrossJim White147
Best Round 1Louis Parker66
Best Round 2Bill Ragan67
17th October - Mixed Medal
1stGraham Maycock70 (nett)
2ndRoy Torbett70
3rdBeck Scott71
18th October – Mixed Stableford
1stMatthew Hill41 points
2ndPaul Goodhew37
3rdBailey Riches36
21 October – Midweek Medal
1stPaul Goodhew65 nett
2ndPeter Morgan69
24th & 25th October – Centenary Cup
1stTim O’Connor37+42=79 points
2ndJim White33+36=69
3rdTaz Taylor35+34=69
4thDave Seager35+33=68
Best Round 1Robert Gwilliam36
Best Round 2Neil Dalton37
24th October – Mixed Stableford
1stGrant Thorne37 points
2ndSimon Tillson37
3rdSteve Morgan36
25th October – Mixed Stableford
1stMandy Overton38 points
2ndGay Mugford34
3rdTim Forster34
4thSuzie Batty34
Ladies' Competitions
6th October – Centenary Salver
1st (£25)Gloria Harrison72 nett
2nd (£15)Sarah Worthington73
3rd (£10)Pat Palmer74
Best Gross (£20)Sarah Farthing82
10th & 13th October – Breast Cancer Medal
Div 1Polly Church67 nett
Div 2Caroline Warne72
Div 3Carol Exton74
20th October – One Day Only Stableford
Div 1Mandy Overton36 points
Div 2Gill Pratt32
Div 3Carol Exton34

Editor: Trevor Hodgkinson


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