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Guidelines on Issuing, Marking and Checking Score Cards

To help speed up the process of applying the scores at the end of competition and to quash any issues that may have arose due to confusion of the rules of this game we’ve decided to issue these guidelines on marking and checking scorecards. This will allow all members to follow the same process rather than some signing and others not signing their scorecard these guidelines which are part of the rules of golf will remove any grey areas that may have been introduced over the time of the CGS.   The responsibilities of the Committee, the marker (who is normally a fellow-competitor) and the competitor in relation to score cards are as follows:   1. Responsibilities of Committee (a) To publish a Handicap Stroke Table indicating the order of holes at which handicap strokes … Read entire article »

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CGS Presentation & End of Year Review

CGS Presentation & End of Year Review

With the golfing season finally over all that was left were our annual presentation dinner and dance a chance to build up some golfing credit for 2016 with the other half! This year’s event was held again at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport; a venue that as previously held our event. The entertainment was provided by comedienne Annette Fagan, Take Two … Read entire article »

Changes to the Rules of Golf for 2016

On Monday 26th October, the R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that takes effect on January 1, 2016. There are four significant changes, including the ban on anchoring, which we have known about for some time. Here is a summary of the main changes to the Rules effective 1st January 2016 from the official press release. Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address – Rule 18-2b This means that if a ball at rest moves after the player addresses it, the player is no longer automatically deemed to have caused the ball to move. A one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 … Read entire article »

Season Ending Scramble!

Season Ending Scramble!

Thirty members turned out for our end of season Texas scramble fun day, the teams were randomly selected at our two day event held on the previous weekend. The weather was kind to us once again, although very overcast, the first group teed off at 11.30 in positive mood with Denny Senior strutting his stuff after out driving a teammate … Read entire article »

Its a Open and Shut Season for Howard

Its a Open and Shut Season for Howard

The final CGS was held at the Breadsall Priory Hotel & Country Club in the Derbyshire countryside. The event was played over the Championship Priory and Moorland courses. With the Order of Merit pretty much wrapped up all that remained on offer was a chance for a season major win for all those in attendance. The CGS Open as in previous years … Read entire article »