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  1. NearHull

    Incorrect score submission in an AmAm.

    Played in an AMAM Open today at Worksop ( really good course), best two out of four to count, Stableford. The competition Secretary noticed that our marker had recorded a gross 4 for 1 point against my name on a par 3 shot hole. He asked me if I had taken 4, no I replied, I had played 5, the...
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    Opens and Independent Golfers

    Has any clubs limited their Opens to affiliated club members as yet?
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    Trollies and Competitions

    The recent downpours brought an issue to our weekly medal. The HKG declared no Trollies except for those holding Medical Certs - no issue with that decision. Communication of the decision was reasonable but some members were probably caught out, as we are some way from winter, and some members...
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    Mandatory Allowances

    I’ve just been contacted by a member to check whether the 4BBB allowance is 85%. I was able to reassure him that 85% is the mandatory allowance. He is booked into Hollinwell 4BBB Stableford Open tomorrow and they are insisting on 75%. I had a similar experience at Fulford 4BBB Stableford...
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    Reluctance to download the EG App

    I have been checking and trying to resolve our Unsatisfied Score Returns and I am finding that there are a good number of returns because the ‘guilty’ player registers a GP round and then discovers his pp do not have the EG App. Ok, they perhaps should’ve checked before registering but they...
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    HowDidIDo App

    Does anyone know whether the app is being considered to be developed to create a robust ‘marker confirmation of scores’? The MyEG App seems to be robust for General Play scores in this area. Without a more robust system, HowDidIDo is never going to have the potential to replace score cards...
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    Tee booking

    i‘m assuming that the vast majority of golf clubs currently have a 100% tee booking system to satisfy Test & Trace as my club employs. At some time in the future, we think the Test & Trace requirements will diminish and 100% tee bookings will not be necessary. Some clubs will keep it going, it...
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    Scratch Prizes in Handicap Opens

    I have been asked by a member (scratch player) to consider having a Scratch Prize in our Pairs Opens. He believes it would attract more entrants. I understand that scratch or very low HI players have to play out of their socks to win a prize in an Handicap Open, particularly when some very...
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    Handicap Divisions

    I am helping to rewrite our Terms of Competition. Within the document there is a reference to Handicap Divisions. I am aware of the WHS impact to handicaps and the demise of divisions for handicap purposes but we will continue to use Divisions to award prizes and also to set a handicap terms...
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    Running Handicap Committees

    I am expecting to Chair our Handicap Committee next year. I have been playing for over 25 years and have been a member at four clubs where I have been involved in various levels of organising groups/committees. However, until now, I have not been directly involved in Handicap management. I...
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    Waterproof Shoes

    I have worn Footjoys for twenty odd years. Dryjoys in the winter and other shoes in the summer. I understand Dryjoys come with a years guarantee. Mine seem to last three years before letting water in. I apply dubbin most weeks. A few questions for the forum. 1. Am I perhaps not maintaining...
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    Ball fell off tee during downswing

    Today my pp played a tee shot where the ball fell of the tee as he was into his down swing. He somehow adjusted and hit the ball, albeit not very well. The ball flew about 150 yds down the right hand side of the fairway. i don’t know the rule in this case ( we were playing match play) but we...
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    Driver Loft

    So, a few months ago I had a lesson to check out that my driver was still a good ‘fit‘. My pro put me with various settings/shafts/clubs and whilst there was some improvement with newer clubs (5 yds for £435) we settled back on my original club with the standard settings. But then, this week...
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    Taking shelter from rain

    A bit of help please. Played today in a medal comp. At times the rain was extremely heavy - at times it was stair rods. The group behind were stood on the tee of a short par 3 under umbrellas as the heavens had opened up (again). We had cleared that green and all started to play our tee...
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    What do I play off in tomorrow’s Medal

    I’m currently on 12.5. Yesterday I shot 38pts in a small field (less than 20players) in a qualifying completion (Seniors Eclectic). I submitted my score using HowDidIDo directly into Club V1 system. Some Seniors wrote a card and some may have done both. The comp is administered by the...
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    Open Comp Prizes

    Played in a Seniors Open this week, 4BB . 38 pairs entered and paid £60 per pair. Total receipts £2280. Bacon bap and coffee included. Total prize money in voucher to spend in their Pro Shop £420. Good course. Our own Seniors Open is £36 per pair with prize money around £800, again to...
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    Playing second shot from a tee box

    PP yesterday miss hit his tee shot and the ball rolled forward a couple of yards but stayed on the tee box. I couldn’t quite recall the rule but I thought he might be able to place it on a tee, but that didn’t feel logical. I read 6.2b(6) this morning which I have understood to agree with my...
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    Playing to Handicap

    I have searched for this topic on the forums but didn’t locate anything that matches. I thought the subject would have been well discussed, apologies if it is repetition. A common topic of conversation during our rounds is how often should we expect to play to handicap. I suppose that as the...
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    Interpretation of Swearing

    I have a post deleted for using a common word meaning bowel evacuation. I accept that the rules state no swearing even using asterisks. Can you therefore explain why a four letter word commencing with t and ending with t that refers to the female genitalia is allowed to be posted three times ...
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    Four Putts!

    Tiger’s four putt last week brought back some memories. When I first started playing many years ago on a small nine hole course squeezed in on a RAF base in Germany, a friend and I hit the green on the opening par 3. Very unusual for either of us. As we were both playing off high twenties...
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