The prize draw for the Wear It Pink Charity fund raiser in support of Breast Cancer Now took place at the clubhouse on Friday 30th October. The draw was witnessed by the Lady Captain Elaine King, the Captain Ben Johnson, Ladies’ President Angela Hurst, and other members – all suitably socially distanced of course!
There were many prizes up for grabs, thanks to the kindness of local businesses, members, and staff. A full list of the prizes and winners are below.
Congratulations to all the winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who donated generously to this worthy cause.
A big thank you to the Proshop for assisting with the collection of donations, and to everyone who helped organise the event.
We raised a grand total of £1,000, a fantastic effort by everyone!
Prizes can be collected from the Lady Captain between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 31st, Sunday 1st, or Wednesday 4th.
Please make every effort to collect on one of these days, however, it you can’t make it, alternative arrangements will be made.
Bar and Catering
To ensure that we operate our bar and catering services in a safe, appropriate and legal way we have worked very closely with our caterer Dave to ensure that some form of service may be provided to the members of Gathurst Golf Club, and bona fide visitors and guests.
In order to purchase alcohol from the bar, any member or guest must first order a meal from the daily menu board. This daily menu will be available up to 17:00 hours only, after 17:00 catering will be limited to the dining menu for that particular evening. The evening dinner options must be booked in advance directly with Dave or Mikey in person or 01257 255235 (Option number 3)
I am sure you will join with me in thanking Dave for working so positively and in collaboration with the club to enable this service to be provided.
The clubhouse furniture has been repositioned to ensure that the government guidelines are followed and furniture must remain as it is set out.
The opening hours for the bar and catering function will be: –
Please help us to help you to enjoy your visit and experience with Gathurst Golf Club by following all the guidelines and by being considerate to not only fellow members and guests but also to the staff who are working hard to serve you.
Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support and consideration.
Please see the Menu Board for Daily Options.
All opening times and service levels will be under constant review.
21 October 2020
When does the new World Handicap System come into place?
Any golfer with a current CONGU handicap will be given a World Handicap System index on Monday, November 2, 2020.
Is the new golf handicap system mandatory?
Yes. In Great Britain & Ireland, the current handicapping system, which is maintained by CONGU, will be replaced by one single, global system. It is designed so golfers will be able to obtain and maintain a handicap index and use this to compete on a fair and equal basis across any format, on any course around the world.
For more information you can download this presentation : WHS_Presentation
Results of the Gathurst Ladies Open Competition 7th August 2020
WINNERS: GATHURST GOLF CLUB with 84 points
TEAM: Liz Price, Tia Leyland, Jayne Tyrer, Marianne Halliwell
2ND PLACE: HINDLEY HALL GOLF CLUB with 83 points
TEAM: Liz Hartley, Linda Bailey, Key Bibby, Barbara Hatton
3RD PLACE: PENWORTHAM GOLF CLUB with 82 points (back nine of 48 )
TEAM: Gill Jolley, Irene Whittam, Janet Moorby, Liz Evans
Congratulations to the winning teams and a big thank you to all who helped organise a great day.
The ladies section took delivery of some lovely new tops last month, they look very smart.
We have member John Stokes to thank for arranging sponsorship, Lookers proudly support the GGC ladies section.
Ladies Handicap Shield Team
Ladies Past Captain, Sue Henshall, and Ladies Captain Elaine King
The results of the Men’s Senior Open, held on Tuesday 7th July, were as follows:
Little did I think that the first 6 months of my year as Captain would be such a unique experience!
It’s been great to get back to playing golf and to be able to get the first Major of the year under our belts.
I’d like to thank the Scratch Cup / Keith Memorial Trophy prize donors. On Saturday this was Tom King and Frank Fanning – sorry Frank I forgot to get a photo of you – unless you were social distancing off screen; on Sunday Brian Coupe and Stephen Haigh provided the prizes.
Congratulations to the winners, Andy Halladay is the Scratch Cup winner with 71+73 = 144 Gross, and Paul Willis won the Keith Haigh Memorial Trophy with 73+66 = 139 Nett. Considering the difficult conditions, these were fantastic scores.
It was great to see the clubhouse reopen, a massive thank you to Keith and his staff, David & Mickey for the catering, the greens staff, Pro shop, all the directors, and helpers. A special thanks you, the members, for sticking to the rules during these difficult times and making the opening of the club house a great success.
This weekend sees us playing for the Club Championship over two days. COVID-19 restrictions will impact on the course, and also in the clubhouse.
As always, local rules of the day are displayed on the noticeboard and in the Proshop, and it is the responsibility of ALL PLAYERS to familiarise themselves with ALL of these rules BEFORE PLAYING.
On completion of your round ALL PLAYERS MUST enter their score electronically, either using the HowDidIDo phone APP, or using the touch screen in the games room. Once you have entered your score electronically please put your signed scorecard in the box provided.
This is a two-day competition and it is vital that you complete the electronic score entry accurately. Scorecards will not be checked until 24 hours after the event as a COVID-19 safety measure. Your playing handicap WILL, however, be adjusted for Sunday using the scores you entered electronically.
Concerning the electronic entry of scores and the marking of scorecards:
- Players must always enter their GROSS score for each hole on the touch screen or APP.
This is the case for both Stoke Play and Stableford. The system automatically calculates your nett score or Stableford points. Failure to enter your GROSS score will log incorrect results and wrong handicap adjustments. These errors cannot be corrected until the cards can be checked manually.
- Under COVID-19 restrictions players are responsible for marking and signing for their own scores.
Players must mark their own score in the PLAYER column on the righthand side of the scorecard, putting down their GROSS score in the column marked A. They can, if they wish, also put down their nett score or Stableford points, but your GROSS score is the only one which counts for the purposes of checking the results.
You should also mark the score of one of your playing partners in the MARKER section of the card so that you are able to cross-check each other’s score.
- Under COVID-19 restrictions, all cards must be signed by the player only.
Do not sign your playing partner’s card.