NEWS AND TEE TIMES

The latest news and reminders of upcoming competitions and events

GOLF AFTER LOCKDOWN

Our next club game will be Four clubs and a Putter on Tuesday 8th December.  Please sign up on The TDL WhatsApp group. Let us hope the weather will be better by then.  Just take your four chosen clubs and a putter.   

As Kent is in tier 3 we won't be able to go into the clubhouse but Jason has fitted heaters and canopies outside so we can enjoy takeaway refreshments outside in comfort. Watch this space for further news! 

 

Please note that England Golf have now brought out an app called MyEG which you can download to your phone either from Google Play for android or Apple for IPhone which makes it easier to check your handicap index.  Just login with your CDH number and the password you created if you have already registered with England Golf online.  It is quite a useful tool as you can also see what your course handicap is for different courses.

Qualifying competitions are now worked out on 95% of handicap so you have a Handicap index, a Course handicap and a Playing handicap which is worked out by the computer system on the day when results are entered at 95% of Course handicap.  Non-qualifying games such as team games will be played off full handicap.  Apparently all clubs were sent the following information (WHS TOOLKIT) before the new system started but it wasn't passed on to us (surprise, surprise!) and it is more informative than the previous links we added.  Click here to view WHS TOOLKIT ->

MASTERSCOREBOARD

We seem to be having a few problems with the login to The Darenth on Masterscoreboard.  We originally had one password for everyone, then we were told to create our own password and then it reverted back to the original.  Now it seems to have gone back to the personal password we created!  The administrators for this are The Darenth so we are not able to change anything.  When you login to The Darenth on the Master Scoreboard site here .you can check the results of most of our competitions, your handicap status and the status of the Eclectic.

LAST COMPETITION

Anne Wilson was the winner of the Gordon Planner Salver on 26 points with Mary Winters as runner up on 25 points. (Some players' handicap index changed just before the game because another competition was uploaded to the WHS platform on that day as they hadn't completed updating it}. Results here  or you can view on Masterscoreboard. 

NOTES

You should have all received the information following our virtual AGM and know Moira has kindly agreed to stay on as Lady Captain until March as her year has been rather disrupted.  Please help to support her charity either by donating to her 'Just Giving' page or to Moira herself.

LADY CAPTAIN'S CHARITY

Due to the unusual circumstances this year we haven't been able to hold any fund raising events for our Captain's charity, Colitis UK, so Moira has set up a 'Just Giving' page for them and here is the link so I hope you will support this.  As she is not able to make her collections for landing in a bunker (penalty of 50p maximum for charity, however many you land in) you could tot up how much you owe her and make a lump sum donation! If you have any other ideas for making money for the charity any suggestions will be welcome.  She has been losing out on her collections as we have not been able to hold our social events as we normally would.  

Please note that any full member can put in a 9 or 18 hole supplementary card for handicap purposes at any time as long as they advise Eileen beforehand on the day and have the card signed by another member.

THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY DURING THE PANDEMIC: {WHEN NOT IN LOCKDOWN) -

PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANCED AND READ CAREFULLY ONCE AGAIN THE FOLLOWING RULES!

 

ENTERING COMPETITIONS

Please sign your intention of playing in qualifying games with your full name and date of the game on our 'WhatsApp' group TDL WEEKLY SIGN UP'  (or email Eileen if this is not possible).

We have a block booking of tee times on Tuesday mornings for lady subscribers of The Darenth.  Non-subscribers must book their own tee times unless playing with a subscriber.

SCORE CARDS

You must mark a card for one of your playing partners (do not swap cards) and record both scores as usual very clearly in pen if possible with your Partner's name as the Player and yours as the Marker and put their score in column A with points in column B and your score in the Markers column.  If you make a mistake please cross out and re-write at the side of it. Just the marker to sign the card.

Thoroughly check your scores with each other and please don't forget to put the date. You will be disqualified if you don't follow these rules! 

When you have finished please take a photo of your card on your phone, or get someone else to if you are unable to, and send it to Eileen's personal 'WhatsApp' or email.

BUNKERS

Until the rakes are back in use, if your ball lands in a deep footprint in a bunker you may move it within 6 inches of the original spot for no penalty (do not smooth the surface before placing the ball) or you can drop back out for a penalty of two strokes.

FLAG STICKS

The flag sticks must remain in the hole at all times and you must not touch them.  There will be no 'gimmies' allowed in competitions.

PUTTER'S POT

This is for our regular nine hole players only, either full members or social members and runs monthly from March until the end of October (dates on the 2021 fixture list)  The total of the best five out of eight competitions will be the winner of the annual trophy.  Pat Morris will take charge of the competition and will keep a tally of the putts for each competition so please phone her with your total putts after each competition. Obviously it will have to be a matter of trust! 

NON SUBSCRIBERS TO THE DARENTH 

Non members of The Darenth will have to book their own tee times and pay by card over the phone.  We have a tee time block booking on Tuesdays for members only. 

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