Men’s Golf Blog

Welcome back everybody! It’s just great to get back on the golf course after so long, and to find it in such excellent condition. It took just four days to receive news of the first hole-in-one of 2021, by Miles Otway, on the 13th. Many congratulations Miles, and thank you for ensuring that I couldn’t possibly have writer’s block for this blog! 

Congratulations also to Master’s winner Hideki Matsuyama for his fine golf, especially over the back 9 on Saturday, and for holding his nerve on Sunday to win. Justin Rose’s round on the opening day was also truly memorable. 

Our season gets underway this Saturday with the Centenary Putter (Medal), the first ‘board’ competition of the year. It’s fully subscribed with 120 entries, and currently six players on the reserve list. If you are unable to play, please withdraw in good time and inform Tristan or Louis. 

Also, if on the day you find you are unable to play please notify the Club as soon as possible and also notify your playing partners. Players not making their tee time without prior notice will receive a letter from the Captain advising they will not be permitted to enter the next signup competition, which is the Spring Meeting on 15th/16th May.

On a more positive note, I’m looking forward to seeing excellent scores on Saturday with the course in such immaculate condition. The weather forecast is just about perfect too, and I can’t imagine 4 putting the 9th again like I did on Monday last!

Sign-up is open for the 2021 Four Ball Better Ball knockout, via the IntelligentGolf web-site. To be eligible to enter, both players must be Seven Day Members with Full Playing golf rights. Note also that the Maximum Individual Handicap Index allowed is 22.3. Those with a Handicap Index higher than 22.3 may enter but MUST play off 22.3. Those players still in the 2020 knockout will also continue their matches to take that competition to its conclusion. Good luck to all still involved.

Finally, the customary plea to repair pitch marks; the greens are in superb condition right now, and it can sometimes take a little searching to find your pitch-mark, but please, please make that effort. Click here for a handy reminder on how to do it in this week’s Grass Clippings

Gerry Dennigan | Men’s Golf Captain