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A few weeks ago on a Saturday morning, a group of members on the first tee (group of four) were preparing to hit off when it started to rain. A lot of activity followed as the players pulled out their wet weather gear to protect themselves and their equipment from the rain.
The first player then quickly walked on to the tee and hit off. He was quickly followed by the second player. It was only when the third player bent over to put his tee into the ground that he realised they had both hit off from the white markers and not the blue markers.
The third and fourth members of the foursome hit off from the blue markers and the first two players then went and teed off again, this time from the correct tees, with a 2 stroke penalty of course. What a way to start your round.
My question is, given they made a mistake by teeing off the wrong teeing area, did they do the right thing by then teeing off again from the correct teeing area?
The answer is YES. See Rule 11-4b on Page 61. Well done to those players on doing the right thing.
Let’s move onto the green, where a player is asked to move her marker as it is in the line of another player’s putt. She moves it a putter head away, but when she replaces the ball, forgets she had moved it and proceeds to putt out from the wrong place. After putting out, one of the other players realises that the ball was not replaced in the correct place.
My question is, does she have to replace the ball on the correct spot and putt out, and apply a penalty?
The answer is NO. The putts from the wrong place count and she must add a two shot penalty to her score for that hole. See Rule 20-3a (especially paragraph 4) on Page 84.
This monster has raised it’s head again of late
We all have a responsibility to one another to ensure the pace of play is maintained. There are tips throughout the fixture book to help but being aware is the number one skill.
We all have problems that cause us to lose our place in the field – all that is asked is that the group then make a real effort to make up the lost ground.
PLEASE consider the rest of the field and maintain your place in the field!
SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013
6.18am – 1.00pm Comp Single Stroke – 2nd Round B Grade Championships Handicap 11-18
12.00 Noon Sub Juniors
2.00pm onwards Social Play
SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013
6.30am – 1.00pm Comp Single Stroke – 2nd Round A&C Grade Championships A Handicaps 0-10 & C Handicaps 19-36
Single Stroke for Ladies
1.00pm onwards Social Play
MONDAY 27 MAY 2013
6.30 – 7.30am Social Play
7.30am – 9.30am Vets
9.30am onwards Social Play and Mid Week Comp Open Medley Single Stableford
TUESDAY 28 MAY 2013
NO PLAY ON THE COURSE UNTIL 7.00AM
7.00am – 10.30am Ladies 2nd Round Club Championships
10.30am onwards Social Play and Mid Week Comp Open Single Stableford
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2013
6.18am – 1.00pm Comp Open Single Stableford
1.00pm onwards Social Play
THURSDAY 30 MAY 2013
6.18am – 8.00am Social Play and Thursday Comp Single Stableford
8.00am – 9.30am Ladies 1/4 Final Ladies Club Championships
9.30am onwards Social Play and Thursday Comp Single Stableford
FRIDAY 31ST MAY 2013
6.18am onwards Mid Week Comp – Open Medley Single Stableford and Social Play
FRIDAY NIGHT MEALS IN THE CLUBHOUSE FROM 6.00PM
Notice to Members regarding Trophy Accounts, Ball Rundown and Nearest the Pins please click here
Members asked for an additional weekday comp in the survey last year. Now every Thursday join the Open Medley Single Stableford Competition Fee $10.00 per person + NTP $1.00 (once fields increase) Invite members from other clubs – open to all visitors and men/women.
Have you checked your Trophy Account Balance!!!! Remember this account can be spent either in the BAR or in the pro shop simply by swiping your membership card. There are several members with money on their trophy account. Your can check your balance on the website.
Friday night meals are proving very popular with Members and visitors. Children 10 years and under eat for free with each paying adult (1 child per adult). Please book your table now phone 32845485. Members and non-members welcome.
Want to play unlimited golf any week-day for less than $14.00 per week or 7 days for less than $20.00 per week? Well you can at the Redcliffe Golf Club by becoming a Member. Nomination/Joining fee also applicable.
Ring now on 3284 5485 and speak to Kerry, Claire or Laurelle and obtain full details.