The Individual Stableford this week is sponsored by the ‘Living Well Gym’. Prizes as such supplied by the sponsor may only be won by a member over 16 years old. The RMGC will award an alternative prize to a member under 16 years old who is a winner. The next placed over 16 year old, will then be awarded the sponsors prize.
With effect of the February Medal, only 80 places will be made available on a Saturday morning, with the remainder having to play on the Friday. This is due to numbers signing up, (109 this week!) and will reduce the length of time taken to complete the Saturday round. First come first served, and if you are unable to sign up for Saturday, it will because it is full, and you will have to play on Friday.
This weeks competition has been over subscribed, more than 100 players have signed up to play.
I have managed at short notice to secure five slots commencing at 0936 on Friday made available, (which as of next week will be from midday) for those wishing to opt out of playing Saturday, and play Friday.
The first 20 players to contact me wishing to switch, will play on Friday.
As of next week, a sign up sheet for both Friday and Saturday is available, and Saturday competitions will be restricted to a maximum entry of 80 in ten minute intervals. The remainder having to play Friday, it will be a first come, first served basis.
New Local Rule introduced by R&A and USGA
Accidental Movement of a Ball or Marker on a Putting Green
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.
Congratulations to our winners with a super score of 43 points!
First: Sarah Cassar and Geraldine Cranley (43)
Runners Up: Gina Turkington and Jo Iles (39) on a countback from Mia and Michelle Allsopp.