Fenston Players

Good afternoon all,

We look forward to the first round of The Fenston Cup tomorrow. The stage is set for a great tournament with traditional and new sponsors this year.

Thank you all for signing up and supporting your team, a great turnout.

Just to provide some clarity:-

You may mark your own card if you prefer, ensure your team name is on top of card and record the gross score of another player in your flight.

After your round

  1. Enter score in PSI or HDID/ClubV1 App (highly recommended)
  2. Write own score on A3 spreadsheet.
  3. Place card in score box.

All will be positioned at reception.

Updated Handicap Indexes will also be displayed at reception.

Ultimately, have fun and enjoy your golf.

Ladies Committee

Available Tee Times

Ladies & Juniors Competition Guidelines – important notification

We have been advised to follow these guidelines.

In response to the Covid pandemic, the R&A has issued a set of guidelines regarding score entry and card handling. With immediate effect, and until further notice, for stroke-play competitions, ie medal, stableford, & bogey formats:

A player may mark his own card. For safety reasons, and in current pandemic circumstances, this is recommended.
The player is to ensure that his gross score is being recorded by another player in the same flight.
At the end of the round the player is to verify with his marker the gross score of all 18 holes. In case of a NR (no return) for a hole, a “0” may be entered as the gross score.
Immediately after verification, the player enters his own gross scores into the PSI terminal, or the HDID/ClubV1 app, with the marker in attendance (if possible), but keeping a safe distance.
The card does not need to be signed, and it does not need to be deposited in the scorecard box. However, the player is required to keep his card, or an image of it, until the comp result is announced.
Please, for your own safety, and for the safety of all the Club’s members, staff, and visitors, ensure that you abide to all health & safety instructions. Please remember to (a) wear your mask, (b) keep your distance, and (c) sanitize your hands, at all times.

Take care

Ladies Committee

Legal Notice L407 of 2020 – the closing of bars and clubs

Having now had sight of the legal notice pertaining to Government’s decision to further tighten restrictions in respect of the local hospitality industry, it is crystal clear that the serving of alcoholic drinks of any nature is only permitted when served with a substantial knife and fork meal per consumer. How does this affect the RMGC ? Well, we are closed with immediate effect as a bar, but can continue to operate as a restaurant that serves food and alcohol. What this means is that our caterers, Saffron, are able to serve teas, coffees, soft drinks and snacks as before, but anyone can only serve an alcoholic drink to an individual that has ordered and is eating a plated knife and fork meal. The management of these new restrictions will be difficult for Saffron to manage so we ask please that you do not make it any more difficult than it is already for them by ‘testing’ them.

Board of Management

Royal Malta Golf Club

29th October 2020

Ladies Gruesome – Start Sheet – 29th October

To view the start sheet properly please click on the above link

OOM REPORTS

Reports that some have been eagerly waiting for.

Well done to all participants of the Handicap Challenge Cup.

The next comp. Thursday 29th – Saturday 31st is the Cesare Sarai Classic kindly sponsored by our own Alessio Luccarini. An elegant display of the classic range can be viewed just by the reception desk at the club.

Enjoy your round safely, Benjamin Mangion Handicap Sec.

New Men’s Competition Guidelines – please read carefully

In response to the Covid pandemic, the R&A has issued a set of guidelines regarding score entry and card handling. With immediate effect, and until further notice, for stroke-play competitions, ie medal, stableford, & bogey formats:

  1. A player may mark his own card. For safety reasons, and in current pandemic circumstances, this is recommended.
  2. The player is to ensure that his gross score is being recorded by another player in the same flight.
  3. At the end of the round the player is to verify with his marker the gross score of all 18 holes. In case of a NR (no return) for a hole, a “0” may be entered as the gross score.
  4. Immediately after verification, the player enters his own gross scores into the PSI terminal, or the HDID/ClubV1 app, with the marker in attendance (if possible), but keeping a safe distance.
  5. The card does not need to be signed, and it does not need to be deposited in the scorecard box. However, the player is required to keep his card, or an image of it, until the comp result is announced.

Please, for your own safety, and for the safety of all the Club’s members, staff, and visitors, ensure that you abide to all health & safety instructions. Please remember to (a) wear your mask, (b) keep your distance, and (c) sanitize your hands, at all times.

Enjoy your golf,

Victor, CompSec

Catering at the RMGC and other COVID rules

We are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with our Caterers, Saffron, to continue to use the upstairs bar and restaurant throughout the winter months. This decision has been taken purely on safety grounds.

There are a number of ground rules we have agreed with Saffron which are headlined below:-

  • No sign, no service – you are obliged to sign in on each and every occasion you use the catering facilities or you will be refused service         
  • Sanitise – we want to hear loud verses of happy birthday while you wash your hands and a ‘splish splosh’ while you sanitise !         
  • Smoking and non-smoking areas – because the terrace is our sole dining area a dedicated smoking area is being created. All other tables will be strictly non-smoking     
  • Be seated and be served – strictly table service only without exception, no one will be served at the bar     
  • Mask up ! – you are required to wear a mask whilst on the terrace and can only remove it once you are eating and drinking         
  • Read the signs – the signs are there to protect and guide you. Please respect and follow their messages

Saffron have been instructed to refuse service to any individual that fails to comply with any one of these preventative measures.

In general we are seeing members abiding by the mask in all settings laws but there are a few that are still making light of things. We will deal with a ‘no masker’ in a very simple manner. First offence, a yellow card and second offence a red card. A red card means two weeks exclusion from the golf club. You will not need to wear your mask if you are stuck at home.

Buggies. The sharing of buggies, except those from a single household, is strictly prohibited. Straight red card and a week’s exclusion from the golf club if you do.

WE do not wish to be draconian in our management of the pandemic. But, we strongly feel that we have a duty of care to each and every members safety. We implore you therefore to collectively help us keep the RMGC safe and secure. When in doubt, cast your minds back to a few months ago when the golf club was closed down and the only golf available to us was the TV re-runs of old tournaments…….

Paul Stoner

Chairman

Royal Malta Golf Club

26th October 2020

Driving range fencing

Works on the driving range fencing system are proceeding according to schedule. As you will see from the photo below fencing has been installed to 7 meters in some areas and is starting to look the part. Around 45% of the fencing is now completed. The range remains open every afternoon except Saturday, when it is used by the Junior Academy.  

Board of Management

Royal Malta Golf Club

26th October 2020

Gruesomes Rules

For a bit of Haloween fun, we are playing something a bit different this Thursday. Come dressed with cats ears, witches hats, whatever you desire. Sign up in teams of 2 if not done so already.

Similar format to Greensomes


Teams of 2
Strokeplay
50% of combined playing handicap

  1. All players tee off on every hole.
  2. The WORST tee shot is chosen by opposing team.
  3. If the drive selected has gone out of bounds, the player who hit the ball OOB tees off with stroke and distance penalty, 3 off the tee. This is then the ball in play, regardless of location.
  4. The 2nd shot is played by alternate teammate, continue alternating until the ball is holed out on each hole.
  5. To respect Covid guidelines, the ball should only be retrieved from the hole by owner of that ball.

Any queries, please contact Rebecca Howes, 99430432.

Ladies Committee