NEWS AND TEE TIMES

The latest news and reminders of upcoming competitions and events

LATEST NEWS

We had a perfect day for the Dorothy Sainsbury Bowl which was our first competition since 'lockdown' began. and it was good to be almost back to normal.  Just to remind you that, as the Committee agreed some time ago, players with over 40 handicap are not able to win a serious competition.  The winner this week was Eileen Thomas on a fantastic 38 points lowering her handicap by two shots with Margaret Williams runner up on 34 points. Very well done ladies! 

Results here  Anne Wilson had a birdie on the 7th so well done too Anne!

Latest handicap list here

The nine hole players held the first round of the Putter's Pot games and the winner of that was Pat Morris on 14 putts.  Well done Pat!

Next week's game with be Four clubs and a Putter on Tuesday 14th July.  Just put 4 clubs and your putter in your bag.

 

Next tee times below, please check again on Monday evening or Tuesday morning to see if there are any changes.  I am still trying to mix people up so that they play with someone different each time so I hope you are all still ok with that. 

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). 

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.

You can check your latest handicap on Masterscoreboard here .

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 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 so may be best if you have a claw type ball gripper on the end of your putter if you have one.  There will be no 'gimmies' allowed in competitions.

MEDAL COMPETITIONS

In future for all Medal competitions the order of play will be determined by handicap with the lowest going out first.  The committee has agreed that if a score of 10 is reached on a hole then the player picks up and enters a 10 on her card for that hole.

ECLECTIC COMPETITION

There will be no charge this year and all scores will be included for full members starting from July and finishing at the end of October.  If you do not wish to enter this competition please let Eileen know.

KNOCKOUT COMPETITION

Unfortunately this will not be run this year.

BIRDIES

These will be counted from last November to March and July to October.

PUTTER'S POT

This is for our regular nine hole players only, either full members or social members and runs until the end of October (dates on the new Fixture list}.  and will be played on the dates of our cups and trophies. 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!  The total of the best four out of six competitions will be the winner of the annual trophy.

THE CLUBHOUSE

The bar/clubhouse should be open from 4th July.  Only one person will be allowed at the bar to place an order and all drinks and food will be served at your table.  Card payments only.  There will still be no toilet facilities and social distancing must be maintained at all times.

AMENDED FIXTURES

The fixture list has been amended up to the end of October and you can download a new version here.

All home and away friendly matches for this year have been cancelled and Angela is in contact with other clubs to rearrange for next year.

PAYMENT FOR NON SUBSCRIBERS TO THE DARENTH 

Non members of The Darenth will still have to pay by card over the phone when they book at present. 

 

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.  

master scoreboard

Don't forget, on the Master Scoreboard site you can check the results of most of our competitions, your handicap status and the status of the Eclectic.  When you log in to www.masterscoreboard.co.uk.  we come under 'The Darenth'  golf club. It is password protected so ask Eileen, Moira or Jean for the password.  See:-

Handicap list here

Past competition results here

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