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PRO SHOP NEWS:
10% DISCOUNT CARD now available as usual - pay £100 onto your Shop account (must be in credit) and receive 10% off all purchases until the end of 2019, a free glove of your choice and the £100 is on your account for use at any time. We have 4 of these STILL AVAILABLE.

TaylorMade Demo Day - Tuesday 16th April, from 2pm to 5pm. Book your half hour appointment for a custom fit for the latest ranges of M5, M6 irons and woods, or P790 and P760 irons. Reserve your preferred time in the Pro Shop.

SPECIAL OFFERS:
Big reductions on all shoes in the Shop - both for ladies and men - as we need to make room for new 2019 ranges arriving soon. FootJoy, Ecco, Adidas and G Fore shoes in all colours and sizes have been reduced.

SELL YOUR OLD CLUBS:
If you have any clubs less than 3 years old, we can sell them for you and the proceeds will go on to your Pro Shop account. They must be in good condition and recognised brands.

NEW ARRIVALS:
Demo clubs –
PING, G400 woods, G410, G400, I510 irons
TaylorMade, M5 and M6 woods and irons, P760 and P790 irons
Titleist, AP 1, 2 and 3 irons. TS2 and TS3 woods. Vokey wedges
Shoes – 2019 Ecco range for men and ladies.

JUNIOR GROUP COACHING:
The next groups will be on Saturday 2nd and 16th March at 11am and 12 noon.

Please phone the Pro Shop on 01704 577316 to book a place at least 3 days in advance. Cost is £5 per Junior session. Maximum of 6 Juniors per group.

Junior 9 Hole Competition - each Saturday afternoon, please call the Pro Shop if you intend to play.

LESSON INFORMATION:
Individual 40 minute lessons are available at £30 or a course of 3 for £80. Juniors are priced at £20.

Many players say that ‘inconsistency’ is their main problem. How do you become more consistent? Everyone has good spells in a round, good days in a year, but cannot maintain it for longer. The more comprehensive lesson below allows more time for discussion, full analysis and complete understanding of your own strengths and weaker areas.

Half day (approx. 3 hours) at £80, or £50 each for two players. This is a detailed lesson that is tailored to your main requirements and will include: swing technique, short game, putting, strategy, shot selection, best practice drills for you to maximise your own time, and understanding your own game.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

Entries now being taken for the Club Knockout Competitions including the Easter Tournament (first come first served entry), Summer Foursomes, Captain's Prize and Mixed Foursomes. Enter and pay over the Bar.

Winter comps - the full list for Men and Ladies is on the Noticeboards.

MEN:
Saturday 2nd March - Team, best 2 on each hole, best 3 on last 4 holes
Saturday 9th March - Pairs Betterball

16th and 23rd - February and March Medals - will be played in optional 4 balls so that more players can get onto the course with the limited daylight hours. 4 ball medal, play ready golf, let groups through that are faster than your own. These will not qualify for handicap. The 2nd and 17th holes will hopefully be fully in play.

Wednesdays - we will run Individual Stablefords on a Wednesday. Book your time as normal and sign in for the comp before you tee off. These will not qualify for handicapping.

LADIES:
Thursday 28th and Sunday 3rd March - Team of 3, Texas Scramble
Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th March - Team of 3, Waltz

Thursday comps are 16 or 9 holes option each week. Sundays are over 16 holes.

JUNIORS:
Each Saturday afternoon after the Men's competition, there will be a Junior 9 holes competition. These will be a mix of Individual Stablefords, Greensomes and Texas Scrambles.
You must phone the Shop in advance to book your time so that we know how many players to expect. Please call 01704 577316.

RECENT RESULTS:
Men:
Saturday 23rd February - Best 2 Each Hole Multiplier, 16 holes
Winners - S Gray, C Hartley, C Moir, M Bishop - 116 points
Runners Up - T Turner, M Fazakerley, C Millar, P Stanley - 113 points
3rd - N McAulay, D Hall, J Harrison, C Roughley - 108 points (44)

Wednesday 27th February - Stableford, 16 holes
Winners - J Moorcroft - 38 points
Runner Up - J Gradwell - 37 points
3rd - M Campbell - 37 points

Ladies:
Sunday 21st February - Best 2 Each Hole, Multiplier, 16 holes
Winners - A Ennis, J Seddon, A Byrne - 78 points
Runners Up - J McKeating, S Rich, K Blake - 75 points

Sunday 24th February - Best 2 Each Hole, 16 holes
Winners - N Baseley, B Bond, C Moir - 74 points
Runners Up - K Blake, C Sunderland, J Wright - 74 points

Juniors:
Saturday 23rd February
Winners - I Duck and L McEvilly - nett 34.6

MEMBERS INFORMATION - 2019 RULES of GOLF:
As you will be aware, major changes to the rules were introduced on 1st January.

The unofficial winter comps will allow us a ‘trial period’, but by the time of the official Club competitions from mid March, you will need to be quite clear on the new rules, otherwise you will be caught out by players or opponents who know these rules better than yourself.
There are excellent explanations and video clips on the R&A and England Golf websites. We also have the new Rule Books available from the Pro Shop.

As previously mentioned, here is a summary but it is impossible to condense all things into a few lines so it is your responsibility to gather more information. The main points;
- All areas of the course will fall into one of the following categories. Terminology has now changed and the course will include: Teeing Area (of the hole being played); Putting green (of the hole being played); Bunkers; Penalty Areas; General Area (previously known as Through the Green).
- A player will have 3 minutes to look for their ball (not 5 minutes).
- Dropping procedure – mark your reference point and then drop from knee height. You can stand upright or kneel on other leg but the ball must be dropped from knee height when you would be standing normally.
- Unless there is a Local Rule in place, you are now able to: use distance measuring devices; remove stones, leaves and loose impediments from bunkers; and embedded balls in the general area can be lifted and dropped.
- Unplayable ball in a bunker – if you deem a ball unplayable then you have the usual options but additionally can now drop outside the bunker, keeping the ball and flag in line with where you drop, for a TWO shot penalty.
- READY GOLF – although this is not a rule, there is an active push towards all players being quicker and playing when ready, rather than furthest away from the hole playing first. If safe to do so, then play your shot. You will also be able to leave the flag in the hole when putting and there is no penalty if your ball hits the flagstick.

THE COURSE:
Full list of information is on the Noticeboards.

Please note - 17th tee for men is now on fairway playing as 200 yards. This is to help avoid divots in fairway and pitch marks on the green. In competitions, play as a par 3. The Ladies tee remains as normal.

GUR areas are marked with the main areas left of 3rd, left of 11th, left of 14th greens, and right of the 6th green.

Buggies – please keep to paths and fairways, not in the rough or heather.

Work on 1st and 18th holes - these holes are likely to be closed for most of the winter. Updates when necessary, or check with the Pro Shop.

Practice area – the range will be restricted to maximum 200 yards. Strictly no shots beyond this for safety reasons whilst work is ongoing. Chipping green and driving nets remain open.

Sunday mornings, a member may only sign in one guest, maximum, before 12.30pm.

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The 1st and the 18th holes are closed and the 17th hole is playing to a temporary green.