In the season ahead, we will all probably accidentally and unwittingly breach a Rule of Golf. Maybe this will happen during a good round! Be sure you know when you have a rules “situation,” take the appropriate procedure to avoid or minimise any penalty, otherwise you could be faced with disqualification. Try the R&A site for the rules quizzes – easy moderate and difficult. Then consider progressing to the “Rules Academy” on the same site. And look at Rule 3-3 “doubt as to procedure.” It can save you from penalisation in Strokeplay events.
The Secretary has received the info pack on this event for both Boys and Girls. The finals will be held in Quinto Do Lago in Portugal from October 6th to the 11th. Former winners include Andrew Coltart, Justin Rose, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Vicki Laing and Carly Booth. As well as the best gross scores for U18s, for the first time there will be a qualifying competition for the best net scores by players who are Under 15 years of age at January 1, 2014 who will receive a two day trip to the Finals. Our League Championship and all our Junior Opens are opportunities to qualify, provided that Junior Convenors have registered your Junior Opens for 2014. Call 0844 693 1885 to register. The event is in our Calendar – see “Events”
Both Turnhouse and Pumpherston competed in the recent Finals in Spain. Pumpherston lost all 3 of their matches but then won the play off for 7th/8th place. Turnhouse defeated an Irish Team from Mallow, then had another good win against the Welsh Team from Aberdare, but they then suffered a loss against the English Team in their Pool, Wrag Barn. When Mallow won their 3rd game in that Pool by a bigger margin, they progressed to the Championship Match against the other Irish Team Belvoir Park. Mallow had a sensational win by 6 – 0 in the final. Turnhouse narrowly won the 3rd/4th place play off. Well done to them.
The 2014 ELJG League Championships at Longniddry have been changed from Friday the 1st August to Thursday 31st July. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.