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Wednesday January 1-2014 – Stableford

COMPETITION WINNER: David White (8) 40 pts 

R/U  Antony Capewell (8) 39pts c/b

NEAREST THE PINS:

5rd: David White

9th: Mike Leeds

14th: Mike Leeds

16th : Alan Kasjan

Welcome to the New Year

Nine Golfers made their way to the course this morning, one, Mike Torcasio left after 9 holes after his indulging from the night before took its toll.

David White won with 40pts but Antony Capewell, Mike Leeds and Xue Jun Yu all had 39pts to keep the pressure on.

SLOPE RATINGS TAKEN FROM GOLF AUSTRALIA

Is the Slope Rating of a set of tees the true measure of its difficulty?

Slope is an equalising factor for the handicap golfer. A far more accurate measure of the difficulty of a set of tees is its Scratch Rating.

How is a Slope Rating determined?

Your State Association’s expert course raters have determined a Scratch Rating for each set of tees at your course. (A Scratch Rating is the evaluation of the normal playing difficulty of a set of tees for a player with a handicap of zero.) Under the new rating system, the raters have also determined a Bogey Rating for each set of tees at your course. (A Bogey Rating is the evaluation of the normal playing difficulty of a set of tees for a player with a women’s handicap of approximately 24 or a men’s handicap of approximately 20.)

The Slope Rating is the measure of the difference between the Bogey Rating and the Scratch Rating. In effect, the Slope Rating is measuring the rate at which gross scores deteriorate from a set of tees as the ability of the players decreases.

Go to golf.org.au for more info

Note on slow play:

It is common knowledge that slow play detracts from the enjoyment of the game. Whilst players are not expected to ‘run’ around the course, they should be aware that there are others on the course at the same time and therefore, should act with common sense and courtesy towards those players.

~ A group of 4 players should take 3.75 hours to play an 18-hole Stableford round. ~ A group’s position is in relation to the group in front, not the group behind.

Specifically: ~ Walk directly and at good pace to your ball. ~ Keep practice swings and pre-shot routines to a minimum. ~ Be ready to play as soon as it is your turn (ie put a glove on, select a club and calculate yardage while waiting to play). On the putting green, putt out whenever possible. ~ Play a provisional ball if your ball may be lost outside a hazard or out of bounds. ~ If a clear hole is lost and the group behind is being delayed, or if there is no group in front and the group behind is being delayed, invite the group behind to play through. ~ At the green, position your bag on the way to the next tee. ~ Move off the green as soon as all players in the group have holed out. ~ Mark the score card on the next tee while others are teeing off. If you have the honour, enter scores for the previous hole AFTER you have played your tee shot. If you do not have the honour, enter the scores for the previous hole whilst the first player is playing their tee shot. ~ In Par, Stableford, and Four-ball events, pick up when you can no longer score on the hole.

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