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New Local Rule introduced by R&A and USGA

  New Local Rule eliminates penalty for a golfer who accidentally causes a ball to move on the putting green. Rule available for committees to use in golf competitions from 1 January 2017.   Use of Local Rule “Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental. Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, … Read entire article »

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2016 – A Season to Remember for Dave Brown

2016 – A Season to Remember for Dave Brown

Ten years ago the CGS was formed and since that time we have travelled far and wide to play this great game.  We have competed against each other in some very difficult conditions from snow at Hatchford Brook to heavy rain at Swindon, we all remember Swindon, and there are pictures on our website to remind us of that day.  … Read entire article »

10th Year Finishes with a Scramble!

10th Year Finishes with a Scramble!

10 years of CGS golf has come and gone.  This year’s finale event took place at an old CGS haunt, Perton Park Golf Club, a club we played several events on in the early days.  The course was in excellent shape compared to the last time we played, a lot of work had gone into improving the course and it … Read entire article »

Ian Higgins closes out the final Major

Ian Higgins closes out the final Major

I knew what I was getting into when I chose golf. Hell, I knew I’d never get rich and famous. All the discrimination, the not being able to play where I deserved and wanted to play – in the end, I didn’t give a damn. I was made for a tough life because I’m a tough man. And in the … Read entire article »

Celebration after Ken wins first Major

Celebration after Ken wins first Major

It’s been a very busy season; the 7th Major has now come and gone but one thing that can be said, 2016 is looking like the most well attended season.  Event attendance has been averaging around 37 mainly due to the number of guests that have been attending our events, it’s a testament to the 10 years of commitment from … Read entire article »