From the Captain

 

Dear Members,

What’s coming up ? New Year, New Rules, New Quiz !

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Christmas celebrations and are looking forward to the New Year?

First and foremost we all have to remember that as of 1st January the new rules of golf will be effective. If you haven’t picked up free copy of the new rule book please ask for one in the pro-shop. Also available in the pro-shop will be printed single sheet pocket guides for quick reference on the course.

Golf events coming up in January are as follows:

5th/6th – Eclectic Round 5

12th/13th – January Winter Stableford

N.B. The 2 events above are listed the opposite way round in the printed diary. The actual dates are as stated here.

19th/20th – Eclectic Round 6

Sunday 27th – Mixed Texas Scramble ( Tee Times going fast but some are still available – please write your name up soon  if you would like to play. Enter as a team or as individuals and we will form a team for you )

Social Events coming up soon

Monday 31st December – New  Years Eve Dinner & Party – SOLD OUT

Friday 25th January – Burns Night ( with Rod Stewart Tribute) These are excellent evenings and are usually sold out, with only 20 tickets left please contact the office to book your place.

Friday 8th February – QUIZ NIGHT – we are refreshing the Quiz and the Food will be Fish and Chips from Churchill’s of Hazlemere – so please come and join what will be a fun evening.

Further into 2019

All the usual major golfing events will be coming up and I hope to encourage a high level of participation this year.

Similarly there will be a series of social events to come along to and enjoy.

One early warning is to diarise Saturday 11th May when we will be arranging a social evening for all with food and a very popular singing duo with a repertoire that should suit all tastes.

More details of all these events will be sent out in due course.

Slightly in advance of the day but I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Best Wishes to all

Ian Roberts – Captain

 

Dear Members,

Late last week I held my inaugural Golf Committee meeting. I expect to set up a liaison committee in due course once the sale of the club has gone through. Following meetings I will keep you all updated with the main discussion points.
The matter most prominent in all our minds is doubtless the sale of the club. Jerry Young sent out an update last week. Until the sale goes through there is little that can be discussed in terms of getting things done. It is very pleasing to see the difference being made at the moment in regards to the tidying up of the teeing areas, and the patio and shoe cleaning areas. I am hearing various ‘rumours’ about what might or might not be done on or to the course. I wrote to Jerry Young and have assurance that nothing of any real substance will be done without first having set up and run the liaison committee for consultation.
Of particular interest that could be discussed last week was the following:
All local rules will need changing. In part because the rule number references are changing with the new rules coming into force in January, and some descriptions are changing such as ‘water hazard’ becoming ‘penalty areas’. The new rules also allow for some new or altered local rules to be employed. Jane Doyle, our current Director of Greens, ran through some of these changes. She will now go through these in more detail with Bob Scott and make some recommendations to the committee. Some decisions will not be possible until we know what long term intentions Cornerstone have in regards changes to the course.
Champion of Champions 2019; to be played on 13th October. Congratulations to our first qualifiers, James Jeken, Trevor Hails and Martin Vanstone who won Divisions 1, 2 and 3 of the December Medal respectively.
Midweek Medals. These will be run on the first Tuesday and Thursday after the Monthly Medal each month between April and September. There will be an option to play either of a 9 or 18 hole format. NB Supplementary cards can also be submitted for 9 holes over either of the front or back nine.
Handicap Review. Every year a ‘CONGU’ report is run that recommends various handicap changes based on cards submitted over the last 12 months. Our Handicap Secretary, Bob Scott will be chairing a committee on Thursday 13th where we will discuss the report and effect all or some of the changes recommended. If any member feels that they should be considered for an increase in handicap due to changes to their health or playing ability, which may not be reflected in the report generated from the system, please contact Bob, Karen Scott or myself before Thursday evening. All members will be notified of revisions to their handicap promptly after the meeting.
I hope you find this bulletin informative. Any feedback you are willing to give me, will be gratefully received and will help me shape communications to you all to make them most useful.

Best wishes to all
Ian Roberts – Captain.