Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pahiatua Golf Club will remain closed until we are told via NZ Golf that we can open up again. The gate has been locked and security measures remain in place. Take care, be kind. From the Committee.
COMING UP THIS WEEK:
Saturday, 10th August – Bourke Cup (Stableford) – Round 2 12.15pm. Ladies - 6x6x6 – check with Club Captain about whether you should play in this competition – you need a partner.
Sunday, 11th August – Donald & Williams Salvers Foursomes – Medal Round 3 – if you have one round in, you need to play in this – get your partner. 12 noon tee off, also Stableford competition Tee off 12.15pm
Tuesday, 13th August – 6x6x6, a pairs competition
Thursday, 15th August – Club haggle - Stableford 12.15pm
A REMINDER – Ladies’ American Foursomes will be held on Thursday 22nd August, so the Thursday haggle that week will be brought forward to Wednesday 21st. Thank you, guys for your co-operation.
Tuesday 30th July – Olsen Cup Rd 2
1st T Crispin 35 points
2nd T Cuttance 32 points
3rd= Kay Ball and Colleen Daysh
Drawn Twos: T Crispin and D Power
Accuracy: D Henricksen
Thursday 1st August – Club Haggle, Stableford
1st J Delehanty 33 points
2nd M Galvin 33 points
3rd D Percy 33 points
4th S Huddleston 33 points
Saturday 3rd August – Medal, Round 1 Veteran’s Trophy
1st N Pearson nett 70
2nd R Stewart nett 71
3rd S Huddleston nett 73
4th P Bourke nett 74
Closest to Pin (9) P Bourke, (12) S Huddleston
Twos: No 2s scored
A COUPLE OF RULES SITUATIONS – in recent times, I have encountered or been asked about a couple of things that have happened on the course as far as rules are concerned. Here they are and the relevant rule:
14.2b (1) - Who Must Replace Ball
Your ball must be replaced under the Rules only by you or any other person who lifted your ball or caused it to move.
If you play a ball that was replaced in a wrong way or replaced by someone not allowed to do so, you get one penalty stroke.
15.3 - Ball or Ball-Marker Helping or Interfering with Play (a) Ball on Putting Green Helping Play
Rule 15.3a applies only to a ball at rest on the putting green, not anywhere else on the course.
If a player reasonably believes that a ball on the putting green might help anyone’s play (such as by serving as a possible backstop near the hole), the player may:
- Mark the spot of the ball and lift it under Rule 13.1b if it is his or her own ball, or if the ball belongs to another player, require the other player to mark the spot and lift the ball (see Rule 14.1).
- The lifted ball must be replaced on its original spot (see Rule 14.2).
In stroke play only:
- A player who is required to lift a ball may play first instead, and
- If two or more players agree to leave a ball in place to help any player, and that player then makes a stroke with the helping ball left in place, each player who made the agreement gets the general penalty (two penalty strokes).
Source for both the rules is R&A, USGA Rules of Golf
Posted: Friday 9 August 2019