West Middlesex Golf Club
Weekly Newsletter 13/10/2017
Fixtures for Week
Sunday – 10am Shotgun Start
Tuesday – Ladies Medal
Thursday – Midweek Stableford
Congratulations to Eddie McKinnon and Tommy Dunne on winning the Club Foursomes.
Harry Wallis Trophy
The draw has been made, please arrange matches as early as possible as no extensions will be given.
Sunday 15th October
Autumn Meeting Prize Presentation Shotgun Start is at 10am. Sign-up sheet in Pro Shop. After the day’s 4BBB competition(3pm) there will be the prize presentation for Autumn Meeting, Greystoke, Scratch, Hal Ludlow, Junior Club Championship and others.
The Junior Club Championship was a great success with 17 juniors competing well done Will Lambert and a big thank you to George Rohan, Gordon Treadway and Peter Hughes for their time and support on the day.
The Greystoke final is this Saturday 14th October between Simon Kennedy & Peter Reynolds. Tee off is 9am and 1pm, if you see them please call them through.
Tigers v Foxes
This annual battle is coming up on Sunday 29th October. Tony Mleczko and Peter Reynolds are the respective Captains, tee off is 11.30 to 12.30 followed by prizegiving and a two-course meal. Sign-up sheet is on the respective teams notice board.
Sign-up sheet is in Pro Shop, this is the annual Winter singles knockout. This trophy was first presented in 1921.
New Year’s Eve Ball
Tickets are on sale behind the bar @ £45 per head this includes wine, food and dancing. Only 100 tickets available and half have been sold so don’t delay.
The committee has identified a dearth in membership numbers in a few categories, consequently there are a few deals available for a limited time only. For further details please talk to Richard in the office.
Any current member who introduces a new member during this scheme or going forward now gets a £100 voucher on their bar and catering account.
Local Rule on 2nd Hole
Ground under repair (25-1)
The steep bank on the 2nd to the left-hand side of the path which rises to the 2nd green and as far as the 1st tree on the slope is now GUR.
If your ball comes to rest in this area you may treat it as GUR and without penalty drop in the marked "Drop Zone".
C & C Committee 05.10.17
Captain & Professional matches
Steve Stuart and Nico Els are looking forward to playing as many members as possible in the Captain & Professional Competition. They plan to play most Saturdays and one day during the week. Anyone wishing to play in the PLAY OFF, must play a match against the Captain & Professional AND make the cut. The cut will be decided later in 2018 when the numbers are clearer. The cut will be calculated based upon your score against them.
Clearly there are a limited number of dates available and therefore you will need to request your preferred dates as soon as possible. Available dates will be confirmed on a first come first served basis against the first available date. If you wait to book until summer 2018, you may well be disappointed.
Captain will hold a list of those who have requested dates and organise matches in order that he receives them.
To get on the list either:
1. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or
2. Leave a written note in the Pro Shop for Nico (with a date and time on the envelope, so that we know when the note was received). PLEASE book early to avoid disappointment!!!
The Captain’s Charity ‘Bunker’ 2018.
The Captain’s Charity Bunker for 2018 is not just a bunker, or the pond! The ‘bunker’ is a misdemeanour which raises a standard £1 fine. Typical misdemeanours and misadventures might include (you can add to the list):
· Not buying a drink when you win
· Slow play
· Talking when someone is playing
· Being disturbed when a butterfly flaps its wings
· NR in a competition
· Not changing after golf
· Winning a competition
· Wearing shorts in the winter
· Not ever cleaning your golf gear
· Incorrect dress code in the bar
· Walking through in golf shoes, where the sign says ‘No Golf Shoes’
· Chipping into rather than over a bunker
· Playing 5 off the tee
Of course, to make this work we need lots of snitches in the bar to make the offenders confess and pay up…
Put £1 coins into the bottle on the bar please
Anyone putting an old One Pound coin into the bottle gets and extra £1 fine