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Match & Handicap Report 2019

Match & Handicap Report 2019

For all members who were unable to attend this year’s AGM. I have posted this M&H report for the 2019 season.

Competitions 2019
Once again, we will have a very busy schedule this year. Starting with the January Medal on Sat 16th March continuing through until the end of October. Please note although mats are to be used until end of March and possibly the beginning of April, they will not be used for Sat competitions.

Every Saturday is booked with Team events one per month.

New change for 2019 is on line booking tee times for Saturday competitions.
You will now be able to book online with your phone, tablet, home computer anywhere. This can be done through HowdidIdo. (and through the links on the club website)
Please ensure you have registered to HDID. Once logged in you will see a “Booking” on top column. Click on and you will be able to book all Saturday competitions, excluding team events, with entry fee being deducted from your card. You can also amend at any time and you will still be able to book as per usual in the clubhouse.
Each competition will be “LIVE” as per usual 10 days before each competition date. You will not be able to book or cancel on competition date. This can only be done by our starter Konal Lee.

We have decided to cancel the Sunday Medals due to lack of support.
We will continue with the Wednesday medals taken place every 2nd Wednesday starting on Wed 27th March through to Wed 23rd Oct.
Wednesday Medals are optional medals and can only be booked through BRS.

Proposing a new competition this year the Scottish Golf R&A 9-hole Challenge.
This is run by the R&A and will be a 9-Hole Pairs Stableford, open to all members.
9 holes will be 1,2,3,4,14,15,16,17 & 18 and will take place on Sun 21st April. Winning Pairs will qualify for Scottish final and the top 4 pairs will qualify to play at The Open venue Royal Portrush on the same week as the Open in July. Details to follow.

Dumbarton Golf Club have the honour of hosting the DGU Spring Meeting. (Scratch & Handicap competition) Won last year by our very own Lee Milligan. This will take place on Sat 4th May. The competition is open to members and non-members. Entry is £10.00 with all prize money being paid out. Details to follow how to enter.
Gordon Shield will be played on the second Saturday in June 8th.
We are increasing the entry from £10 to £12 to fall in line with all other Open Competitions in the county. We will also be increasing the prize money accordingly. Delighted to inform that Vance Engineering have agreed again to be the main Sponsor for 2019

Texas Scrambles
With Texas Scrambles we will continue with D. Muir Texas Scramble, Sat 13th July. The Lions Club Texas Scramble Sat 10th August and our 2-man Texas Scramble “125 Texas” will be changed from a Sunday to Sat 19th Oct.

Club Championship qualifiers
Club Championship qualifiers will begin from Sat 25th May and conclude at the June Medal on the 15th June. 4 consecutive strokeplay competitions with best 2 scratch score qualifying. (Top 15 plus holder)

All competition entries fees will remain Status Quo.

Facilities as per last year are now available to enter Shanghai Singles, 2 & 4 Ball through the Club Systems. Details how to enter are on the notice board. You can also still pay through envelope in the box if you require.
Closing Date for all entries Sunday 30th March
We are now introducing Full Handicap allowance for all Knockout competitions. Full allowance for singles, 9/10th Fourball & œ combined for 2 ball. Previously we had a maximum of 18 shots.

Also, please ensure before entering all these competitions you are available to play in Finals Day Sun 1st Sept.

New Rules of golf Jan 2019
You will all be aware of the important changes taking place this year. We have highlighted the most of these changes on the notice board. The changes are mainly to help with the pace of play. We will also be introducing “Ready Golf” to Dumbarton Golf Club. This is basically meaning if you are ready to play and its safe play. Ready Golf only applies to Stroke Play only and not Match Play. Copy of the new rule book are available in the office to all members.

Team Matches
Dumbarton Golf Club will be taking part in the following Team Events.
McIntyre Scratch League
McIntyre 5 – 8 Knockout League (Handicap limit from 5 – 8)
McIntyre Seniors League
Thomson McCrone League. (Handicap limit from 9 – 20)

We also have the following representation in the Dumbartonshire Golf Union events and other National Competitions.

DGU Champion Of Champions Andy Campbell, Club Champion
DGU Handicap Championship Brian Campbell, Shanghai winner
DGU Junior Champion Of Champions Lorna McClymont, Junior Champion.
DGU Inter Club Knockout Team of 4, 1 player from H/cap (1-6, 7-12, 13-20 & 21-28)
DGU Fourball Championship Brian McColl Jnr & Paul McGroarty 4 ball winners
Daily Mail Foursomes Todd Smith & Mark Williamson, 2 ball winners

The draw for all of the above will take place in the next few weeks and we will keep you up to date with any progress. Good luck to all taking part.

Should you have any questions, queries or recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Finally, I hope the weather will be kind to us this year as it was last year and all the best for the season.

John Stirling
Match & Handicap Secretary
Johnd.stirling@ntlworld.com
07816 291662

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Dumbarton Golf Club
Overburn Avenue,
Broadmeadow G82 2BQ

Secretary : Tel: +44 (0)1389 765 995
Clubhouse/Catering Manager :
Tel: +44 (0)1389 732 830