Golf restart date sweepstake winner
Only one person chose Wednesday 13th May as the restart date for golf, lucky winner of the 40% share equalling £142 is Barry Mitchell, well done Barry who has now very kindly donated a proportion of his winnings to the Club to be used for some beneficial purpose as we see fit, thank you Barry.
Two other major winners also of course are our Captains Charities, a fabulous total of £218 will be split between you both to go towards those charities, St Barnabas & Marie Curie for James, and Diabetes UK for Mags.
Well done everyone, thank you so much for contributing.
Please stay safe and we hope to see you all soon.
Tuesday Winter Series Order of Merit Champion
Sadly the 5th round of our Tuesday Winter Series Open Rollups was cancelled due to COVID-19. Competition was ceratainly tight for the OOM 1st prize of a £200 voucher to be spent in the SRGC Pro Shop.
Under the rules of the competition, as 1 round was cancelled the scoring reverts to the best 3 from 4 rounds, although this didn't influence the final outcome so
Stephen Eaves from Hinckley Golf Club is therefore our 2019-20 OOM Champion.
Photos of Stephen with his OOM prizes will be published as soon as possible.
We look forward to resuming golf at SRGC and across the country in the coming weeks, meanwhile, stay safe, follow the guidelines and keep honing your short game in the back garden.
SRGC Handicap & Competitions Chairman
WHS (World Handicapping System) Website Update
The new WHS is due to launch on November 2nd this year, you can find information about what it is, how it works and how it will affect you by following this link.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Handicap & Competitions Chairman
5* Food Hygiene Rating AGAIN
SRGC & also our Halfway House have just been awarded 5* ratings AGAIN by South Kesteven Environmental Health Inspectors.
Many thanks to Cris, Lis & all their staff, also to Viv (well supported by Lily) for continuing to achieve these exceptional standards.
Stay safe everyone and hopefully we'll be back enjoying their hopsitality very soon.
SRGC House Chairman
PS : Picture is from today but clearly not been updated on their website just yet!!
England Golf Announcement 23.3.20
Golf courses must close
England Golf guidance
Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement tonight (23 March), golf clubs and golf courses in England must now close.
It is England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable, but highly necessary and responsible course of action must be implemented with immediate effect and be maintained until further notice.
The government has identified an urgent need to introduce new restrictions on public life and on non-essential businesses opening their doors.
This has been done to limit the spread of the coronavirus and relieve the growing pressure on our National Health Service.
Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency.
The health and wellbeing of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history.
These are incredibly testing times for the country. The golf industry cannot be shielded from the economic and social ramifications caused by this temporary shutdown of normal life.
We would like to assure the golfing community that England Golf staff will continue to work remotely with all affiliated golfers, clubs and counties to try and minimise the damage caused by this suspension of regular golf club life.
We will continue to signpost clubs and counties to the latest government advice and schemes designed to help the economy cope with the disruption caused by coronavirus.
Rickard Cup Results
COVID-19 didn't keep many players away from the Club over the weekend, on Sunday 59 entered the Rickard Cup, the first competition played under specific rules to protect against the risk of infection, meaning it was played as a non qualifier.
As many new rules and processes were in place for the first time, I made an exceptional allowance when 3 very seasoned and regular competitiors failed to sign their cards, I believe and accept this may have been confusion due to the various changes we made on the day, therefore they have not been disqualified. When we hopefully return to playing golf and regular competitions in a few weeks we may still be under numerous special restrictions and new processes, players with similar minor breaches will also be treated equitably whilst this beds in.
Best score on the day came from Richard Baker with a 77, nett 65, his trophy will be presented some time in the future, all prize winners should note that vouchers for this competition will not be delayed until the next Captain's Presentation Evening, but instead have already been credited to your accounts.
Winning scores :-
- Overall winner : Richard Baker 77 - 12 = 65
- Best gross : Ian Braime 74
- Division #1 (32 players)
- 1st place nett : Richard Baker 77 - 12 = 65
- 2nd place nett : Eddie Oswin 78 - 11 = 67
- 3rd place nett : James Footitt 77 - 8 = 69 (back 9 c/b)
- Division #2 (27 players)
- 1st place nett : Sam Marshall 84 - 15 = 69 (back 3 c/b)
- 2nd place nett : Dale South 85 - 16 = 69
- 3rd place nett : Adrian Stannard 88 - 18 = 70 (back 9 c/b)
The 2s club was shared by 16 players, although Harry Stannard receives a double share for his eagle on 13, value was £3.35 per share.
Obviously it will be some weeks before we get to play again, in the meantime please respect the guidance issued, stay safe and hopefully we can get back to some kind of normality soon.
During these challenging times SRGC still has many fixed costs, please pay subscriptions in good time to ensure financial issues are minimised.
Handicap & Competitions Chairman