There are a number of opportunities to join the Vets Committee for 2018 and nominations are currently being sought. Please see the forms appearing on the Vets notice board. Like many golf clubs we rely on the volunteer members who are willing to give some of their time by contributing to the administration of the section. Things don’t just happen on their own, we are always looking for help to lighten the burden. Please give it careful consideration and see if you can spare some of your time.
Please see the full AGM notice and wording on the Vets Notices Tab http://www.parklandsgolfclub.co.uk/vets-section/vets-notices/
Our Lady Captain, Chris Nicholson, was delighted to hand over a cheque for £1500 to Parkland’s Members Moira and David Reay who are volunteers with the Daft As a Brush Charity – her chosen charity for 2017. The money raised throughout the year will be used to assist in the transporting of cancer outpatients to and from the Freeman and RVI hospitals, from as far afield as the Scottish Borders, North Yorkshire and across West Cumbria. This year saw over 40,000 such journeys. Chris extends a huge big thank you for everyone’s generosity.
Sunday December 24th Captain’s Bird & Bottle
This competition will be turn up and play, there will not be a start sheet. Enter on the morning.
December 31st New Years Eve No Club competition, if you wish to play golf please make your own arrangements by booking a tee .
A successful night at Parklands on Friday, 24th November, saw a lot of smiling trophy winners collect their silverware and trophies. The trophy winners were announced by the Men’s Chairman Kenny Shepherd, and the trophies presented by the Men’s Captain, Tess Mann. The Junior Manager, Bryan Malone also presented trophies to members of the junior team. Assistance was also received from Brian King and Geoff Brown snapped away to record the events for the website and Facebook. Well done to all the trophy winners and a big thank you to Kenny Shepherd who has worked very hard to ensure this event went smoothly. For those members who are not on Facebook, the photographs can be viewed by clicking on the following link …..
Temporary greens, marked with a continuous white line, are currently established on the course for winter conditions. When NOT in play, these temporary greens are to be treated as GUR and relief MUST be taken. There are no exceptions including the use of the putter! The penalty for playing from GUR is 2 strokes. The player MUST lift the ball and drop it without penalty within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this rule.
Conversely, if any of these temporary greens are in play then the main green of the hole in question is out of play and is deemed a Wrong Putting Green and relief MUST be taken as above, and again you must not put off this wrong green. We’re trying to protect the course – It’s all common sense!!
Today was the 5th round of the Winter league and it was also the occasion of the second annual match between a team of players for the Inter League and a team of players from the Rabbits League. The match consisted of a team of 14 nominated players from each side and the result was determined by taking the best 12 stableford scores from each team and adding the points together to determine the winner. The match is keenly contested and brings out the friendly rivalry between Iwan Owen who captains the Inters and Tommy Watson who captains the Rabbits. The overall result was a win for the Inters with a score of 469 vs 456. The photograph shows the Inters Vice Captain Iain McPhillips receiving the trophy from the Club President Geoff Brown. Well done to all who played today and braved the strong wind and biting temperature.
We have been asked if the 15% discount off food for members applies to the Christmas menu or the Afternoon/Cream Teas. To avoid any confusion or disappointment, the Club Secretary has clarified this with the Company and confirmed that the discount only applies to the normal clubhouse menu, not the Christmas menu or Cream Teas.
Looks like a bacon sandwich instead of turkey this year!
Don’t forget to put your clocks back one hour tonight.
You may have a long wait if you turn up on the tee an hour too early in the morning.
Enjoy your extra hour in bed!