Mayor's Charity Competition
Broxtowe's lady Mayoress, Halimah Khaled MBE, invited Chilwell Manor to host her annual charity day last Friday 22 Sept.
The event was in aid of our Mayor's supported charity Wellbeing of Women.The competition was played in beautiful sunshine and was very well attended by the Mayor's invited guests. Many of those that played here are members of local clubs and all were highly complimentary about the condition of our course and the quality of our catering.
This is the second time CMGC has played host to this event and we are already in discussion with the Mayor's office regarding arrangements for next year.
Our Captain Phil Twells is pictured here with Broxtowe's Mayoress Halimah Khaled MBE
Etiquette has been the subject of several messages from previous Secretary’s over the years and yet it remains one of those areas we either forget or choose to ignore. Whichever it is, the consequential impact a lack of observation has on others enjoyment of the game can be very upsetting.
If I could respectfully remind you that the Rules of Etiquette CMGC observe are those that have been laid down by the R&A and can be found in their Rules of Golf booklet and on the R&A website. Our membership have chosen to fully adopt those rules in their entirety as they are for the benefit of all our members. These rules can be found at Section 10 in our Members Guide booklet.
Play at Good Pace and Keep Up
Players should play at a good pace. The Committee may establish pace of play guidelines that all players should follow.
It is a group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front. If it loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, it should invite the faster moving group to play through.
Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing. Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
Players should always alert greenstaff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them.
If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, he should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such situations is “fore”.
Care of the Course
Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by them and any nearby made by others. If a rake is within reasonable proximity of the bunker, the rake should be used for this purpose.
Repair of Divots, Ball-Marks and Damage by Shoes
Players should carefully repair any divot holes made by them and any damage to the putting green made by the impact of a ball (whether or not made by the player himself). On completion of the hole by all players in the group, damage to the putting green caused by golf shoes should be repaired.
Etiquette covers many aspects of participation in golf. I have specifically selected the points above as they seem to be the issues most consistently raised by your fellow members. A failure to observe any aspect of etiquette can be very damaging to our brand, other people’s perception of our golf club and most importantly people’s perception of you.
Please, let’s make a positive effort to observe good etiquette.
Mayor's Charity Competition Friday 22nd September 1pm
Can I please remind all members that this Friday, 22 September, we have our Mayor's Charity Competition, which is a shotgun start from 1pm.
This means that any members looking to play a full 18 holes on Friday will need to tee off NO LATER than 8am. If you are prepared to play fewer holes then please make sure you have left the course by 12.40am.
This is a very high profile event for Chilwell Manor and it is supporting a very worthy cause so your help would be greatly appreciated.
Captains Challenge charity pledges
Your Captain has asked me to remind you that if you made a charity pledge on his challenge day and have still not paid then would you please do so as soon as possible.