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