On the 28th April, we started our season away to Close House and we lost 7- 5.
We then had a local derby with a strong Northumberland side but on the day we were too strong for them and we won 9 – 3.
We then had a trip to Hexham who always have a good junior team and they beat us 8 – 4.
On Sunday 9th June, Morpeth were our visitors and at one stage, it looked like it was going to be 12 nil win, but eventually, it ended with Parklands winning 10 – 2, a great result.
We have 2 games left at home to Bedlington on 16th June, then the last game away to Westerhope on 30th June. We are currently sitting 2nd in the league.
So things are looking good for the team and things were looking good on Tuesday 11th June in the Men’s Summer League competition when young Ethan Searle had a hole in one on the 8th hole.
Can I just remind members that I’m having a fundraising golf day at Parklands Golf Club on Friday, July 12th (see poster published earlier on the website) and the tees are from 12noon to 3.00pm. All money raised will go to Parklands juniors. There are still tees available so come along and support our juniors
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Having a random conversation with a random member of the golf club, we touched on the procedure for dropping from the wrong height. Still easily done in the heat of battle, but you must remember to correct the mistake before playing a stroke. Correct the mistake and there is no penalty, play a stroke at the ball and you incur a penalty shot for both matchplay and strokeplay, (assuming it came to rest in the appropriate relief area).
I wonder how many players are signing for the wrong scores?
Congratulation’s to Ethan Searle a junior member playing in Tuesday’s mid-week summer league competition, he achieved a feat most golfers spend their lifetime hoping for. Unfortunately, in his excitement, he forgot to sign his scorecard but it does not detract from his great shot on the 8th. Well done Ethan this may be your first hole in one and hopefully not your last. I am sure all members join your playing partners in congratulating you. Once again, well done.
management team at Parklands decided to survey its membership via a
questionnaire to establish if the company/committee needed to make any changes
to its existing structure in order to satisfy and protect its current
membership as well as providing opportunities to recruit new members.
questionnaire was sent to 467 members of which 118 replied. This response was
25% of the membership which was an excellent return rate that has provided us
with information to formulate a strategy to support the membership.
Please see the Microsoft Sway presentation of the results.
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There is still some confusion amongst members regarding the R&A
Model Local Rule E5 – “Alternative
to Stroke and Distance”. This is where a ball lost or Out of Bounds can be
dropped under a penalty of 2 strokes.
Parklands Golf Club has decided not to adopt this local rule. Please do not use it.
The decision was taken when CONGU decided that “Under the
CONGU® Unified Handicapping System scores must not be submitted for handicap
adjustment if this local rule is in place.”
Adoption of a local rule which cannot be played in
competition play was therefore considered to be confusing and would lead to
errors and disqualifications in competition play.
If you go to other clubs to play competitions, you must
check their local rules, but I am lead to believe that most clubs have not
adopted this option.
You should therefore
not attempt to play it in any form of competition play at Parklands.
Saturday, the 16th of March 2019, saw the start of the golfing season at Parklands Golf Club with the traditional Captains’ Drive-In. Terry Cooper, the Men’s Captain and Lynda Holt, the Lady Captain were watched by an expectant crowd of Parklands members and friends as they prepared for the nerve testing feat of driving off in front of an audience. The weather was more than a little inclement and the course was officially closed with overnight snow and rain. But neither Captain was about to disappoint, the Drive-In continued as planned with two exceptional drives down the fairway. Good luck to both our Captains for the 2019 season.
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