22 August, 2019
2nd August 2019. Many may think the Golf rules are too pedantic, their opinion may be correct, however rules are rules.
Across fairways many penalty shots fail to be applied by the player and / or their markers; a common offending breach of the rules is a player touching their own, or another player’s ball in play to identify it without first marking it as required within the rules.
The penalty for touching your ball with your club in preparing to make a stroke, under the previous rules was an exception and permitted your club touching your ball at address. However the current rules specifically include touching your ball with your club in the preparation of making a stroke is a 1 shot penalty.
Taking relief is another part of the game causing breaches within the rules because playing from the wrong place often arises in taking relief.
When relief is permitted some players in deciding their nearest point of relief incorrectly consider other features which may interfere with their next stroke and not relevant for the situation from which relief is permitted, consequently select a point which is not the nearest position and the player plays from the wrong place.
Relief is the nearest place the ball would lay to avoid interference with your stance or swing path, from the situation giving you your relief option. Note this position need not be identical for both a right hand and left hand player.
A similar argument is true when taking a penalty drop, except in this case the relief area is two Club lengths measured from the ball position
First and recipient of the Larry Birch Trophy - Martin Povey 39 points
Below Martin receiving the trophy from Don Wraight Seniors Captain
Below Martin receiving the trophy from Don Wraight Seniors Captain
Second - Dave Palferman 37 points
Third - Mike Hollings 35 points
Fourth - Nigel Davies 34 points (count back)
Fifth - Mike Healey 34 points (count back)
Sixth - Richard Key 33 points (count back)
Seventh - Keith Jones 33 points (count back)
In the 2's competition there were 2 winners
Mick Carnell and Colin Brown....both on the 12th
Below Nigel Davies can be seen driving off the 11th tee
21 August, 2019
Only the first ten places are published below.The full results can be found on Clays website.
- Damian "that man again" Atkin 5 plus
- George Hughes 1 plus
- Alan Bottomley - 1
- Ralph Howard -1
- Roy Jordan -1
- Andrew Mitchell -1
- Tony Hafcombe -2
- Alan Barnsdale -2
- Martin Povey -3
- Tom McGrady -3
20 August, 2019
August the 8th was the Seniors Open were we had 112 players, 53 home and 59 visitors.
Clubs from Malkins Bank, Shrewsbury, Henlle, Old Padeswood, Padeswood and Buckley, Moss, Wallesey, Warren,Hoylake and 4 visitors from Southerness in Scotland, their 2nd visit to our club.
All of whom gave great feed back to what a great day and fantastic course Clays has become.
Hayley presented a variety of food options and many used the catering and bar making the day very successful.
Clubs that participated have been emailed and thanked for their support and invited to the 2020 event, when it’s published.
Winners Stewart Poole/ Damien Atkin (Clays) 46pts
2nd Terry Dodd / Gary Owen ( Henlle) 41pts
3rd Nigel Harris / Bob Jarvis ( Clays) 41pts
Np 5th hole Peter Watkins ( Shrewsbury)
Nearest the line 10th Alan Barnsdale (Clays )
Np in 2 on the 18th Duncan Lowndes ( Shrewsbury)
A big thanks to Russ Adamson who was on the 1st tee seeing players off and to the Seniors committee for presenting the day
46 players - 2 x three ball and 10 x four ball. The scoring was tight at the top for the three first prizes with all three teams scoring gross 66, therefore it went down to handicap reductions and the winning teams were:
First: Keith Hawthorn, Mike Griffiths, Peter Fraser, Mike Kalka 66 - 7.9 = 58.1 points
Second: Martin Povey, Ernie Williams, Dave F Jones, Joe White 66 - 7.3 = 58.7 points
Third: Russ Adamson, Mick Carnell, Mike Parks, Dave Palferman 66 - 6.6 = 59.4 points
Lovely day for golf and 36 Seniors took part in a pairs Stableford competition - both scores to count:
First - John Kelty, Richard Key 68 points
Second - Don Wraight, Chris Jacques 63 points
Third - Alan Barnsdale, Tom Pierce 62 points
04 August, 2019
SENIORS COMPETITIONS – AUGUST 2019
Thursday Aug 1st
AUGUST MEDAL (Strokeplay, Men White Tees; Ladies Red)
plus 9-HOLE COMPETITION
(Stableford, Yellow Tees)
Book in advance on Seniors Notice Board.Also qualifies for Eclectic Comp. See Don for late entries
Tuesday Aug 6th
CLAYS SENIORS OPEN
PAIRS BETTERBALL 90% H’CAP
Prizes: 1st - £100 each; 2nd £60 each; 3rd - £40 each, plus other prizes and raffle
Enter in advance asap, in pairs, via Reception or online. £8 - members and £10 - guests
Tuesday Aug 13th
Thursday Aug 15th
PAIRS, BOTH SCORES COUNT
Tuesday Aug 20th
Format = Bogey, full handicap, yellow tees
Book in advance on Seniors Notice Board.
Thursday Aug 22nd
THE ‘LARRY BIRCH’
Individual Stableford Kitty Competition
Saturday Aug 24th
Sign-up sheet reception
Tuesday Aug 27th
Individual Stableford QUALIFIER
Tuesday Sept 3rd
Match v Holywell (Away)
Home Players TBD
Weds Sept 4th
Thursday Sept 5th
SEPT. MEDAL (Strokeplay, Men White Tees; Ladies Red)
plus 9-HOLE COMPETITION (Stableford, Yellow Tees)
Book in advance on Seniors Notice Board. Also qualifies for Eclectic Comp. See Don for late entries
02 August, 2019
- Malcolm Williams 87-17-70
- Martin Povey 82-11-71
- Dave Palferman 84-12-72
- Alan Barnsdale 89-15-74
- Alan Bottomley 93-18-75
- Harold Hughes 96-22-74
- Keith Hawthorn 93-19- 74
- Barry Dare 99-24-75
- Stuart Leyland 97-22-75
- Mike Drake 104-27-77
9 Hole stableford qualifier
- Erwin Elkin 14 points
- Michael Parks 13 points
- Bill Hughes 11 points
30 July, 2019
Thank you to Mike Healey for providing the following results:-
A lovely morning for the 38 participants who ventured out despite weather warnings. A few stragglers met with a few drops of rain but nobody sustained the forewarned soaking. Today's competition was Best Two Scores on each hole - two groups - Three Ball and Four Ball.
Three Ball Winners: Stuart Poole, Mike Drake, Ray Jones (69 points)
Three Ball Runners Up: Mike Healey, Graham Bryne, Joe White (68 points)
Four Ball Winners: Dilly Jones, Peter Taylor, Fred Court, Harold Hughes (84 points)
Four Ball Runners Up: Jon Falcus, Alan Bottomley, Maelor Davies, Ralph Howard (79 points) after count back
Mick Carnell had to hire Securicor protection to get home with all of his winnings from the Two's competition being the only player to score a two on the second!!
Derek comments that the heavens opened after the match finished.
28 July, 2019
28th July 2019. Red Penalty Areas vs GUR.
Recently advising a player his options after his ball entered a Red Penalty Area; he correctly observed the point of entry and proceeded to drop his ball clear of the tree overhang. His error is pointed out and he dropped within two club lengths of the boundary remaining below the overhang.
The new rules have introduced Red Penalty areas, which in many ways are similar to areas marked GUR, but is there a difference.
The answer is yes, GUR is the ground within the boundary marked as GUR, but includes any plantation rooted within the boundary, if the overhang of such plantation interferes with your stance or swing; relief is available from the overhang, even outside the marked boundary.
The definition for both Red and Yellow Penalty Areas states they extend both upward and downward from the Boundary. Therefore any plantation rooted within the Red Penalty Area does not include the overhang of the plantation and relief is not available from the overhang; hence the relief option of two club lengths shall be measured from the boundary regardless of any difficulties presented by plantation overhang. Sheriff.Jump to Toolbar
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