All our officials are volunteers and should not have to face members who have lost control of their temper.
Golf is still a game for gentlemen and at Parklands Golf Club we will continue that tradition, Any member abusing an official will be liable to disciplinary action.
Members of the Ladies Section and Academy Ladies joined forces on Thursday September 12th, for a fun Pitch and Putt game, followed by refreshments in the Bar. Many thanks to all who helped and took part so willingly, even in the rain!! It was a most enjoyable and informative event, the first of many, to be sure. Thanks also to David Ord for his help and contribution on the night.
The Rabbits played their final match of the season today, Sunday 10th September, at Ravensworth Golf Club. Billy Parker was again the top scorer for the Parklands Rabbits Team at the last event of the season and confirmed his place at the NERGA Finals day at Woodham on 30/9/17. Well done and good luck at Woodham. The full result and final placings can be viewed on the Rabbits tab.
Sunday 10th September 2017 was the second round of the Parklands Mixed Greensomes trophy, the first round having been played on the 1st May. There was a reasonable entry on what was forecast to be a rain threatened afternoon, but most of the players stayed dry and there were some good scores recorded. The winners on the day were Sarah Howson and Gavin Jobe with an impressive 41 points. However, the winners of the trophy came second on the day, but had the best overall combined Stableford score over both rounds; well done Audrey Ashforth and Bryan Malone. Thanks to all who played.
The Northumberland Ladies County Golf Association held their Autumn Categories competition at Alnmouth Golf Club on Thursday, 7th September 2017. Parklands were well represented and 8 ladies entering the competition and there were also trophies and prizes for their efforts on the day. Candy Brown won the Brimms Cigarette Box with the lowest gross score on the day of 81. Elaine Milor came third in the best net categories 1/2/3 and Parklands won the Coronation Medal (Silver) for the 4 best gross scores from one club in Cat 1/2/3 with scores from Candy Brown, Elaine Milor, Lillian Allison and Vicky Corner. Well done ladies!
Please note that new score cards currently available in the Parklands shop have new stroke indices for the white/yellow tees. Whilst these cards can be used for social golf and sweeps, they should not be used in the Men’s and Vet’s competitions until after the end of the current golf season. Cards issued for official club competitions and the computer scoring will continue to be against the old card and indices.
Hint; the cards look identical but the old card has hole 3 with an index of 17 and the new card shows 15.
The Men’s Committee is currently considering a proposal to amend the qualifying conditions for members of Parklands to win the Men’s Club Championship.
Currently, the Championship can only be won by players whose home club is Parklands Golf Club.
The proposal being considered is that the Championship would be open to members who are defined as ‘away’ players at Parklands (ie they are members of another club which they have designated as their home club). The proviso is that to be eligible to win the Championship, they must also have played in at least 3 Sunday qualifying competitions prior to the Championship qualifiers.
If you have strong opinions on this proposal, please make them known to Kenny Shepherd, the Men’s Chairman or Tommy Watson, the Men’s Secretary, before the end of September.
Congratulations to Ian Thompson who scored an impressive 37 points at a windy Stocksfield in the last event of the season for the Parklands Inter team. The 37 points scored was enough to overtake Stu Parker as Parklands best player and thus its Ian that will represent Parklands at the NERGA Inter Finals day at Woodham on Sat 23/9/17. Best wishes for the Final and we hope you bring home a trophy.
The team finished in 6th position in the event and in 6th position in the league, a bit of a disappointment, but the team will now focus all their efforts on the “big one” – the annual challenge match against the Parklands Rabbits team on Sunday 12th Nov.
A big thanks to the 14 players who played for the Parklands Inter Team during the season, they all gave their best and were a credit to themselves, the team and the club.