5-club 9-hole and lunch, Mon 28th
Change to handicapping adjustments
Further to a meeting of your organisers which followed our Prize Giving Dinner today, I have been asked to advise you that we have recognised that as our existing system could be interpreted as being relatively unfair when applied to low handicap golfers (a few of whom have declined to take part in our monthly Counters), we should adopt a different system in the future. As a consequence, in all “Counters” (starting from 04/04/22), all cuts emanating from good scores will be made as a percentage of your WHS handicap Index basis. We hope that this move will result in a system which is fairer to all and that the move will encourage members to play in all games which our Monday Seniors group organise for you. To enable this process to be operated, we respectfully request that, prior to Saturday 2nd April, you check what your WHS handicap is and report that figure in writing to one of your organisers. Your WHS handicap can be obtained via the Scottish Golf Union App or How Did I Do.
Kind Regards to all, with many thanks to you from your organisers for your continuing support and help,
Hello again Gentlemen,
Due to quarantine restrictions, I managed to miss playing today but did enjoy the bulk of the day in my back garden, with a paint brush in my hand. Hopefully I will be allowed to enter the company of others tomorrow. The weather today was wonderful for the time of year and as you will see from the undernoted, some of your scores were too.
In 1st place with 87 points - Team 7 – Comprising Ian Burns, Andrew Henderson and Tom Bissett who will each be credited with £ 6.00.
In 2nd place with 80 points - Team 9 – Comprising Norman Forsythe, Ricky Byrne and Dave Byrne who will each be credited with £ 4.00.
In 3rd place with 79 points - Team 10– Comprising Kevin Scott, Eddie Maurer and Franklin Henry who will each be credited with £ 2.00.
As 38 of you took part in this event the remaining £2.00 will be added to the Prize Fund.
Handicaps as at March 2022
Click Hello Gentlemen,
Some of you have asked for a review of handicap cuts to be issued. The attached pdf is the easiest way I can see to demonstrate how your handicap cuts have been calculated. Please note that the Yellow H/Cap column is the information you pass to me /an organiser and is based on your WHS handicap adjusted for Yellow tees at St Nicholas GC. The notification to me re the correct figure is down to yourselves. The other columns show the date and amount of any cuts. It should be noted that the updated Cuts appear on the weekly sheet which I carry every week and which is also used by the Pro Shop for check in purposes.
Hope this helps,
Foursomes, Mon March 14th
Today 34 of us enjoyed our golf in mixed weather, which was both windy and later very wet. It was, I suppose, really quite seasonal weather conditions for our Foursomes event. Being last out, Jim Campbell and I became rather damp by the time we reached the Clubhouse. Only 17 holes were available, our 10th hole being closed for irrigation scheme works. All teams were credited with nett par ( 2 Points) for that hole.
In 1st equal place with 39 points - Team 1B and Team 5A – Comprising George Hunter and Hugh Barclay, plus Willie Leitch and Robert Wardrope respectively who will each be credited with £ 4.00.
In 2nd equal place with 36 Points – Team 3A and Team 4A – Comprising Andrew Henderson and Tom Bissett, plus Houston Fyfe and Jim Morrison respectively who will each be credited with £ 3.00.
In 3rd place with 35 Points – Team 4B – Comprising Chris Knight and Gavin Cochrane who will each be credited with £ 2.00. The remaining £ 2.00 will be added to our Prize Fund.
March Counter, Mon 7th March
Today 39 of us enjoyed weather, which although cold at first was really quite reasonable for our final “Counter” event for this session. Some of our scoring was relatively high, one person, as you will see below had an exceptionally high score.
Our 13th hole was closed today, to allow irrigation scheme works to proceed. A decision which was reached today by your organisers is that where a hole is closed for these works, all players/teams will be credited with a nett Par (normally 2 points). We added 2 points to all scorecards which had recorded no score relative to that hole.
In 1st place with 49 points – was George Shearer who will be credited with £ 8.00.
In 2nd equal place with 43 points - were George Hunter and Sam Hornell who will each be credited with £6.00.
In 3rd equal place with 41 points - were Alex McLeod and Tom Bissett who will each be credited with £ 4.00.
In 4th equal place with 40 points – were Jim Jackson and Ricky Byrne who will each be credited with £ 2.00.
The remaining £7.00 will be added to the prize fund.
Safety during irrigation works
It should be noted that where there are no tee markers in situ or there is a sign stating the hole is closed at any tee, then the hole is “CLOSED” and for Health and Safety reasons the hole should NOT be played. In future events, any persons who play a closed hole or holes will be disqualified from our competition (whether they record the score or not!)
Par/Bogey, Mon 28th February
Today 39 of us enjoyed weather, which was really quite reasonable for the time of year for our Par / Bogey event.
Scoring was fairly high, especially when one considers that only 17 holes were available, our 7th hole being closed for irrigation scheme works, and as you will see it was a closely fought event.
In 1st place with a score of +7 points were Roger Parry, Franklin Henry and Hugh McKail who will each be credited with £ 6.00. In 2nd place with a score of +6 points were Houston Fyfe, Jim Campbell and Jack Quinn who will each be credited with £ 4.00. In 3rd place with a score of +5 points were George Hunter, Willie Leitch and Lester Wilson who will each be credited with £ 2.00. The remaining £3.00 will be added to the prize fund.
Seniors Competition Results will be posted here