The 2019-20 Fixture Book is being prepared by the printer.
Golfers are invited to align their Golf and Club membership renewal dates if they wish. Following is a letter from Twin Towns which explains the detail. Link
Monthly Medal cancelled today and transferred to next Thursday 5/4/2018.
Please book in your correct divisions.
Please come for lunch today at 12 pm followed by the drawing of the Easter Raffles.
Ladies Captain – Pauline
WINNER: L EDWARDS 37PTS
R/UP: P MARTLEW 31PTS
RUNDOWN: B CULPITT 30PTS
NTP 12TH : L EDWARDS
Please note that the Veterans Competition has been cancelled today 27/2/2017 due to inclement weather
2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
To be held in the Island House on Saturday, 18th March 2017 at 2.00pm DST
Registration will be from 1.30pm DST – ballot papers will be handed out after 2.00pm DST
• Consideration and adoption of the Annual Report
• Presentation and Adoption of the Balance Sheet and Financial Statements
• Notices of Motion
• General Business that may be brought forward in accordance with the Constitution and Rules
• Election of Officers for the coming year
Notices of Motion to alter the Constitution by Special Resolution are hereby called for. These Notices must be in writing, duly signed and submitted to the Secretary, Penny Martlew by 12 noon on 14th February, 2017.
Notices of Motion for consideration at the Annual General Meeting are hereby called for. These notices must be in writing, duly signed and submitted to the Secretary, Penny Martlew by 12 noon on Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 or may be placed in the Blue Tin in the Pro Shop.
Nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary are open and will close at 12 noon on 14th February, 2017. All nominations must be in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Secretary, Penny Martlew by the closing date or they may be placed in the Blue Tin in the Pro Shop.
Nomination forms are available from the Secretary, the Golf Club Room and the Club Banora golf Club website www.clubbanoragolfclub.com.au
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ALTERATIONS TO THE DSR (DAILY SCRATCH RATING)AS FROM MONDAY 30TH JANUARY 2017 AT 5.00 AM
20 January 2017
To – All Australian Clubs
Subject: Completion of 2016 Review & Monitoring of GA Handicap System • LOWER LIMIT OF D.S.R. TO BE CHANGED TO 1 BELOW THE SCRATCH RATING (from the current limit of 3 below) – TO TAKE EFFECT AT 5.00AM ON MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2017
The change – LOWER LIMIT OF D.S.R. TO BE CHANGED TO 1 BELOW THE SCRATCH RATING
• From 5.00am on Monday 30 January 2017 the lower limit of the DSR will be one (1) below the Scratch Rating. The upper limit will remain unchanged at four (4) above the Scratch Rating. (Currently a DSR can be calculated by GOLF Link within a range of three (3) below the Scratch Rating and four (4) above the Scratch Rating.)
• This change will be 100% enacted through GOLF Link. There will be no requirement for any change by Tier 3 providers or clubs.
• The change will increase the likelihood of a player’s handicap reducing by a more appropriate amount as a result of a very good score. This is because the lower the DSR is permitted to go, the less the player’s handicap reduces as a result of a good score – and this change will further restrict downward DSR movement.
• As we move into the heart of the period of the year where many Australian golf courses are typically at their easiest, this change will apply some downward pressure to handicaps and consequently to Stableford scores. Whilst this change is not designed to lead to a major adjustment to net scoring patterns, it is intended to better meet the preferences of our constituents.
Golf Australia conducted a body of work in 2016 to review the GA Handicap System. This review was conducted as a health-check on the handicap system following the introduction in January 2014 of Slope, DSR, and Stableford handicapping of Stroke rounds.
The review work included two major analytical pieces:
1. An extensive statistical analysis.
2. A handicapping survey of all Australian clubs.
A summary of the findings of these analytical pieces is available via the 3 August 2016 story on the following GA webpage – www.golf.org.au/newsandcommunication
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Primary considerations for GA in assessing all of the review findings
In deciding whether to make any refinements to Australia’s handicapping procedures, GA has given priority to the following key considerations to emerge from the review:
• That whilst some marginal issues were discussed by the industry, it desired that GA maintain the core elements of the system for the foreseeable future.
• That several themes of clear feedback to arise from the review work all fed into the following single concern – when a player returns a very good score during the ‘easier scoring months’ their handicap has not been adjusting downwards to an appropriate extent. This effect is more notable in the southern states. The various factors feeding into this concern are:
1. A clear frustration with the scores required to win many large-field net events during the ‘good scoring months’.
2. Statistical analysis clearly demonstrates that the competiveness of players with single-figure handicaps decreases during the ‘easier scoring months’.
3. A clear frustration within some clubs that an effect of permitting the DSR to range as low as 3 strokes below the Scratch Rating helps to prevent very good scores from leading to appropriate handicap reductions.
• Any changes to the handicap system should seek to keep disruption to clubs and golfers to an absolute minimum.
• Note: Via the survey, GA received a significant amount of feedback requesting that we try to find a way to use real score data in GOLF Link to aid the process of determining Scratch Ratings and Slope Ratings. Further to this feedback we directed our statisticians to develop some formulae that would achieve this objective. State Associations will soon have access to new GOLF Link functionality for this purpose.
Golf Australia will continue to monitor the GA Handicap System and will periodically survey Australian clubs over the coming years with a view to having the handicap system align as closely as possible to the preferences of our constituents.
We also continue to pay close attention to developments regarding the World Handicap System that is being jointly constructed by the R&A and the United States Golf Association.
Please contact Simon Magdulski in the GA office if you have any questions (email@example.com).
John Hopkins OAM Chairman – Golf Australia
Please note that there will be no Vet’s Competitions on Monday 26th December 2016 and the 2nd January 2017.
Have a very Merry Xmas and a Good Golfing in 2017.
COULD ALL MEMBERS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT WHEN PLACING ENTRIES IN ENVELOPES FOR XMAS PARTIES, THAT THEY SPECIFY WHICH EVENT IT’S FOR EG VETERAN’S, MEN’S, MIXED AND LADIES AND PROVIDE CORRECT NAMES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE PARTICIPATING. LADIES ENTRIES ARE TO BE PLACED IN THE BLUE TIN AND ALL OTHERS IN THE RED TIN. THIS WILL MAKE THE CAPTAINS AND TREASURER’S JOB A LOT EASIER.
MEN’S VETERANS XMAS PARTY ON MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER
EVENT IS A SINGLE STABLEFORD SHOT GUN START AT 8.00AM
COST IS $25.00 PER HEAD WHICH INCLUDES GOLF, BUFFET LUNCH AND SOME REFRESHMENTS IN THE ISLAND HOUSE
PLEASE PLACE MONEY IN ENVELOPE WITH NAME OF PARTNERS IF APPLICABLE.
ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER,2016
MERRY XMAS TO ALL