You should have recived the first e-mail sent from the DDGC office using our new e-mailing software this Friday, the 30th July 2010. The primary purpose is to let you, the members, know what’s happening up at the club alongside the more traditional methods that presently include the web site and the notice boards.
There are no plans to bombard you with e-mails every day. We understand that sending emails too often will run the risk of annoying you so much that you unsubscribe; not often enough and we run the risk that you will forget why you signed up in the first place.
In the forthcoming days we will be sending out notices about The Vice Captains Charity weekend, the Melvis social event & The Pro Am.
If you do not receive these mails; you are probably not on Alan’s list. Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org pop into the office and Alan will ensure that you will receive the next mailing
24 juniors and their parents and grandparents attended the opening of the new academy course. Brandon Black opened the event on his way to a new course record of 13…1 over par. The academy course was Junior Organiser Syd Jasper’s brainchild and he was absolutely delighted with the turn out. As the teams set out in 4′s to compete in the inaugral competition one of the young competitors had a quiet word with me to say, “This is the most nervous game that I have ever played. I just do not want to make a fool of myself”
At the prize giving Phil Delafield, Club Captain added, “It is incredible to see so many juniors and their parents turn out; I never realised that we had so many. I am really pleased and it augers well for the future”
Darren Charlton added, “Thursday evenings will be Juniors night during the 6 week summer holiday starting this Thursday the 29th July and we hope to attract an even greater following with fun events and coaching for all”
Over 55 enter the Senior Mens Invitation 18 holes Tuesday 14 September 2010
Click here for entry form and details
Congratulations to Mike Crowston who in the 2nd qualifying round of The World Champioships, held in Nairn, Scotland, shot a net 74 to win the Kelmsley Cup.
We should not be surprised. Looking at the list of previous winners a certain Mr A L Fossey of DDGC fame presided in 1958 & 1959
Click here for revised start sheet.
While the current dry conditions prevail it has been decided that in order to protect the golf course preferred lies will be in operation until further notice for all forms of golf including competitions.
This decision has been taken in accordance with the rules contained within Clause 15 of the CONGU handicapping system and with the permission of the County Union.
Relief must be taken in accordance with Appendix 1 Part B4c of The Rules of Golf
“A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green (or specify a more restricted area, e.g. at the 6th hole) may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within (specify area, e.g. six inches, one club-length, etc.) of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green. player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4). If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it is placed, Rule 20-3d applies. If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it is placed and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other Rule apply.
Note: “Closely-mown area” means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.
*PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.
The Grims Dyke Centenary Pro Am, part of the East Region Tournament Schedule, took place on Tuesday 6th July. A team consisting of Dave Price, former member at Grims Dyke GC, Phil Sutton, and Rob Sutton joined Darren to take on the other 30 odd teams competing and came out victors with a great score of 19 under par.
David, Phil, and Rob won a Skycaddie GPS Unit for their success.
Darren contributed to the team effort now and again and scored 68 to take home 2nd Prize in the Pro Event.