Club Magazine

January 2019

Hello everyone – and welcome to 2019! I hope you all had a wonderful, stress-free
Christmas with your loved ones and that the New Year celebrations did not leave
too much of a headache the next day.

Not unnaturally, playing golf on our course has extra challenges at this time of
year – but speaking personally I think Bill Davis and his team have done a
remarkable job – particularly considering the sun and heat damage done in last
years amazing summer. Thank you, Bill and your team. 

I promised in the last edition of this magazine that I would provide more analysis of the 2018 men’s competition scores. There are 3 analysis to look at. The Course
Analysis shows the gross scores in aggregate from all the club competitions
from The Captains Drive-in through to the Quaffers trophy – 3,718 rounds! Of
particular note is the number of Gross eagles or better – 18 in total.

There is also an analysis of Best Gross scores on each hole, by each player, over the competitions entered. These are known as “Eclectic” scores. Nearly 200 players broke par with their best scores. The best individual eclectic gross score goes to Mark Ostrom, with a gross 55. 

The same analysis based on Best Handicap net scores is provided in another report and
shows Alan McDougal as the “winner” with a net 45. Have a look at your own personal record – and take heart!

Of course, we now have a new set of golf rules to get to grips with. There have been plenty of articles published in the Golfing publications and in online videos etc. Our Secretary Manager, Keith Fisher, will also make a presentation in the clubhouse on Wednesday 16th January at 18.30  and you are all welcome to attend. No doubt there will be many questions!! There is also published in this edition of the club magazine the R and A’s “20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019”. Please feel free to download and print this. 

We have reports from most of the sections of the club, but news is always light at this time of the year. 

I can highly recommend a fascinating article by Jimmy Klepacz, who spent many hours researching the Professionals who have played at our club. Thanks for doing this Jimmy – it will jog memories for some and be new news to many.

Happy New Year everyone 

Jim Thatcher


Course Status
Currently open
21.01.2019 06:54
View Status
Monday 21st January Course fully open. Temporary holes and no buggies until the frost clears
Loading the Calendar...
  • 2019-01-22
  • 2019-01-23
  • 2019-01-24
  • 2019-01-25
  • 2019-01-26
Need to know more weather details? Click here to see the weather for the next 5 days.
  • Rules Changes Summary Video
  • RCGC Win County 7's
  • McKenzie Wins The Spanish Amateur