Captain’s Update

Good day to you all,

The season continues, in its new format, with competitions being played over three days, and the first round of the RMGC’s first major of the year completed. I thought I would take this opportunity to address a couple of comments that I have heard over the grapevine.

In the September Medal, we asked that you play in flights of no more than three. Some did, some did not, and was extremely difficult to police, and most agreed that it was unnecessary, and flights of four would be acceptable. The Captains Committee listened, and approved flights of four for medal rounds.

There are at the same time, many going out in groups of two or three and the occasional solo player. If this is the case, and all parties are in agreement, join up, and play as a four-ball. This will help pace of play be consistent throughout the field.

Scores entered on completion of your round into the PSI machine, should include as many holes as possible, even if you submit a Nil Return. Failure to do this may affect the PCC calculation (formerly known as CSS or Competition Scratch Score) for the day.

Once scores are entered, they are automatically forwarded, and at the end of the day, a PCC calculation is made on all scores received for that day, regardless of which competition they are for, or if they are Supplementary cards. Therefore, your handicap is fairly reflected by the conditions of the day and adjusted, if necessary, accordingly. 

I remind you that masks are to be worn at all times, unless playing, eating or drinking, throughout the Marsa Sports Club complex.

Good luck to all playing in Round 2 of the Handicap Challenge Trophy next week.

Richard Waterhouse