Round 3 Winter league 13 Hole stableford Jan 7th – Jan 13th
Cat 1.(0-9) Andy Hickey (7) 30 pts, 2nd. Ken Fenton (7) 29pts
Cat 2.(10-14) Des Cleary (14) 31pts, 2nd. Mark Reynolds (12) 30pts
Cat 3.(15-18) Liam Leahy (17) 34pts, 2nd. Richie Hurley (15) 27pts b7
Cat 4.(19+) Peter Hayes (19) 32pts, 2nd. Pat Power (22) 28pts.
13 Hole CSS (domestic) 28
Monday 14th to Sunday 20th January – Round 3 Comeragh Oil Winter League.
13 Hole Stableford
Comeragh Oil Winter League Leaderboard after Round 2
Ballyguiry 253, Kinsalebeg 252, Ballyduff 252, Ballymacoda 251, Helvick 250, Mount Odell 249, Tivoli 248, Glenbeg 246, Old Boro 238, Carriglea 237, Old Parish 233, Cappagh 226.
Comeragh Oil Winter League Update.
Yet another record entry last week as we reach the half-way stage in our Comeragh Oil Winter league qualifying section. Liam Leahy Glenbeg 34 points, and Peter Hayes Glenbeg 32 pts have given their teams a nice boost and put the pressure on their teammates to further improve the team score. Andy Hickey (7) scooped the top prize in category one with a brilliant 30 points which should help keep Ballymacoda in the top five. With just seven points separating the top 8 teams, the chasing 4 are waiting their chance to dethrone one of them and leap into one of the qualifying spots. Round 3 continues all this week and at the moment we are looking good to progress to round 4 on Monday 21st January. To date we have had a great spread of weekly prizewinners and the domestic handicap system helps keep the serial winners under control. The domestic handicap sheet is posted on the men’s notice board. Again we thank you for your continued support and remember, you don’t have to be in the winter league to play in the weekly competitions.
New Wednesday Competition for Seniors.
Commencing on Wednesday 13th February The Midweek Medley is a 9 hole seniors competition for ladies and gents. The emphasis is on enjoyment and a bit of banter followed by a cup of tea/coffe and a chat. Be there at 11 am for draw for playing partners and 11.30 start.
On Friday 25th January we will have a rules night in the clubhouse at 7.30. Phil Byrne from the ILGU has kindly agreed to come along and inform members on the rules with special emphasis on the New Rules that came into effect on Jan 1 2019.
All members male and female are welcome to attend.
New Rules of Golf 2019.
The new rules came into effect on January 1st 2019. A summary of the new rules is posted on the notice board and booklets on the changes are available at the sign-in desk. Listed below are the top 20 most important changes.
1. Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height)
2. Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)
3. Drop in and play from the relief area
4. When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point
5. Time to search – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes)
6. If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without penalty
7. No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke
8. No penalty if your ball hits you or your equipment accidentally after a stroke
9. No penalty if your ball strikes the flagstick when you have chosen to leave it in the hole
10. Spike mark and other shoe damage on the putting green can be repaired
11. Ball accidentally moved on putting green – no penalty and replace
12. Ball marked, lifted and replaced on putting green is moved by wind to another position –replace ball on the original spot
13. Penalty areas replace water hazards, and you can move loose impediments, ground your club and take practice swings in penalty areas without penalty, just as you can on the fairway or in the rough
14. You can’t take relief from a penalty area unless you are at least 95% certain your ball is in the penalty area
15. In bunkers you can move loose impediments
16. In bunkers you cannot touch the sand with your club in the area right in front of or right behind your ball, during your backswing or in taking practice swings
17. Free relief is allowed if your ball is embedded on the fairway or in the rough (but “embedded” means that part of your ball is below the level of the ground)
18. Unplayable ball in bunker – extra option to drop outside the bunker for 2 penalty strokes
19. You cannot have your caddie or your partner standing behind you once you begin taking your stance
20. Pace of Play – it is recommended that you take no longer than 40 seconds to make a stroke (and usually you should be able to play more quickly than that) and Ready Golf in stroke play is encouraged