Twin Towns are working on a plan of when the gates will be open for access, currently open to midday Friday and possibly set times and days after that. Rodger will come back to you with details.
Stewart’s Funeral Service will be held at
Melaleuca Station Memorial Gardens
9394 Tweed Valley Way, Chinderah NSW
at 1.00pm DST on Tuesday,17th March, 2020.
Refreshments will be provided after the Service on site.
On behalf of Denise,Troy and Scott
Just a reminder that the AGM is on Saturday,14th March in the Island House commencing at 2.00 pm DST.
Come along and support the Club.
2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
ISLAND HOUSE ON SATURDAY 14th MARCH AT 2.00PM. DST.
REGISTRATION FROM 1.30PM DST.
• Consideration and adoption of the Annual Report including President and Captains Reports
• 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.
Nomination of Officers for the coming year 2020/2021
Men’s Captain- Nominee: Kevin Haddrick 54302
Nominated by: David Harrod 25558
Seconded by: Derryk Russell 41824
Ladies Captain: Nominee: Pauline Ryan 18800
Nominated by: Myra Biggar 26621
Seconded by Kaye Mills 23406
Veterans Captain:Nominee: David Harrod 25558
Nominated by: William McClatchey 39869
Seconded by Wayne Martlew 16177
Men’s representative: Nominee: No nominations
Ladies Representative: Nominee:Kaye Mills 23406
Nominated by: Ross Telfer 23386
Seconded by Penelope Martlew 16268
Please note that nominations for the following positions close on Wednesday,12th February.
LADIES REPRESENTATIVE ,
MENS REPRESENTATIVE ,
NOMINATION FORMS AVAILABLE FROM PRO SHOP NEAR COMPUTERS.
PLACE IN ENVELOPE MARKED TO SECRETARY IN BLUE TIN OPPOSITE COMPUTERS IN PRO SHOP.
Dear Club Captains,
I am writing to provide you with the latest updates on the implementation of the World Handicap System (WHS).
1. WHS now live in Australia •The WHS is now live in Australia.
•All handicaps displayed on www.golf.org.au, as well as all handicaps being provided to you through your competition management software system, have been calculated under the new WHS rules. (Note: Your ‘competition management software system’ means either the GOLF Link Tier 1 system or your third party software system.)
•From today onwards, it is the WHS-calculated handicap that should be used for all play in Australia.
•Where a club is processing scores from a competition played around the GOLF Link offline period of 27-30 January, the number that should be listed in the ‘Played Off’ box on the score entry screen is the handicap the player ACTUALLY played off in that competition. This process should be followed even though this may not be the Daily Handicap that would have been calculated for the player under the WHS – GOLF Link will then calculate everything correctly using the inputted numbers.
•The best source of information on the WHS is www.golf.org.au/whs
2. Results of Multi-Tee & Mixed-Gender Competitions | STROKE COMPETITIONS: NEW DISPLAY & RESULTS-DETERMINATION PROCESS IN YOUR SOFTWARE
As you will know, the WHS calculation for a Daily Handicap includes an adjustment for the difference between the Scratch Rating and the Par of the set of tees being played. This makes playing to par the universal measure of whether a player has played to their handicap, regardless of the course or set of tees. •As a result, in a handicap competition played from two or more sets of tees (such as in mixed-gender or mixed-ability events), the appropriate comparison of two players who have played from different sets of tees is their net scores in relation to par.
•It is not appropriate to use any other comparison (such as just their net scores).
•Your competition management software has been configured to automatically determine the finishing positions of players in a competition by using this new process, together with what is described below.
STROKE. Under the WHS in Australia, all results should be determined by using a player’s net score relative to par. •Within your competition management software, a column is included in the WHS display of Stroke competition results which lists each player’s net score versus par. It is this column that your software now uses to determine the finishing positions in a competition.
•Each player’s net status versus par for the round is compared directly against that of every other player – no adjustment applies when par is different between tees.
•For example in a handicap medal competition, a course is par 74 for women and par 72 for men. Michelle has net 76 which is 2 over par, and David has net 75 which is 3 over par. 2 over is better than 3 over so Michelle finishes ahead of David.
STABLEFORD. Each player’s total number of Stableford points for the round is compared directly against that of every other player – no adjustment applies when the par is different between tees.
PAR. Each player’s Par result for the round is compared directly against that of every other player – no adjustment applies when the par is different between tees.
3. WHS Official Reference Guide for Australian Administrators – OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE & SUPPORTING REGULATIONS
As a part of the move to the WHS, we’ve posted a new resource on the GA website titled: WHS Official Reference Guide for Australian Administrators – OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE & SUPPORTING REGULATIONS. •This resource is available for download from Item 20 on www.golf.org.au/whs.
•It provides guidance on the operational elements of the WHS. It also includes all of the Rules of Handicapping that now apply in Australia.
We hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any queries on the World Handicap System.
Manager – Game Development, Rules & Handicapping
Ph: 9505 9105
2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
To be held in the Island House on Saturday, 14th March 2020 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 12th February, 2020. or may be placed in the Blue Tin in the Pro Shop.
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 12th February, 2020 or may be placed in the Blue Tin in the Pro Shop.
Nominations for the positions of Ladies Captain, Men’s Captain, Veterans Captain, Men’s Representative and Ladies Representative are open and will close at 12 noon on 12th February, 2020. 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.
The positions of Secretary and Treasurer will be vacant from the 14th March. These positions can not be approved at the AGM. If you are interested in either of these please contact Brent McLennan or Liz Edwards.
Please find below email from Golf Australia re new Handicap System which comes into effect on 30.1.2020
World Handicap System (WHS) is now just two weeks away and will take effect in Australia on Thursday 30 January 2020. www.golf.org.au remains the only authorised website where you can view your handicap record.
The WHS is a joint initiative of golf’s two international governing bodies, The R&A and the United States Golf Association. These two bodies have worked together with the world’s major handicapping authorities to develop a single handicap system for the game. Golf Australia is one of the organisations that has been closely involved.
The WHS involves less change for Australia than it does for any other country. But whilst your handicapping experience will remain largely the same, we will see a few changes in Australia.
Here are the main ones that might impact you or your friends:
A. NEW REGULATION
Bonus Reduction for Exceptional Net Score
GOLF Link will apply an automated extra reduction to your GA Handicap for any net score that is at least 7 strokes better than it (go to your handicap record on www.golf.org.au and compare your ‘Sloped Played To’ result for the round with what your GA Handicap was before that round was played).
B. NEW REGULATION
In addition to the existing Hard Cap of 5 strokes, a Soft Cap is being introduced. The Soft Cap will take effect if your GA Handicap increases to 3 strokes above its best point for the previous 12 months. Once in the Soft Cap zone, your GA Handicap will only be allowed to increase by 50% of the calculated amount.
C. CHANGED REGULATION
Adjustment made to Daily Handicap if Scratch Rating is different to Par
Examples of the adjustment:
If Scratch Rating 73 & Par 70; 3 is added to the Daily Handicap calculation
(ie 73 – 70 = +3).
If Scratch Rating 68 & Par 70; 2 is subtracted from the Daily Handicap calculation
(ie 68 – 70 = -2).
We’re making this change to create some key benefits for golfers and clubs.
Firstly, it simplifies handicapping by making 36 Stableford points (or net par) the universal measure of a golfer playing to their handicap, regardless of the tees or course.
Secondly, it makes mixed-gender or multi-tee competitions simpler to run which enables clubs to provide members with a more diverse range of playing options – this will also make it easier for clubs to ensure compliance with gender equality laws (www.golf.org.au/equality-guidelines).
D. CHANGED REGULATION
Transfer of 0.93 Multiplier
the 0.93 Multiplier will be transferred out of the GA Handicap calculation and into the Daily Handicap calculation. Our statisticians confirm this change will have no overall impact on the handicaps players actually play off (ie Daily Handicaps). This is because the slight increase it will cause to GA Handicaps (by being removed from the GA Handicap formula), will be exactly the same as the decrease it will cause to Daily Handicaps (by being transferred into the Daily Handicap formula). As a result there will be no overall impact.
E. CHANGED REGULATION
Maximum GA Handicap under the WHS is 54.0 for both men and women
Note: Many clubs will operate Daily Handicap limits lower than 54 (for example 36 for men and 45 for women for any/all competitions).
As a part of the transition to the WHS, your GA Handicap will be recalculated using the WHS regulations. During 30 January your new GA Handicap will then be released for your viewing on www.golf.org.au. But how much will it change by?
There are several new regulations that could impact you.
For the vast majority of golfers, the only change that will have any effect on GA Handicaps is the shift in the position of the Multiplier (see change D), which will cause an increase of about 7%.
But if you’re trying to work out what your new GA Handicap will be, you should also consider the impact of some of the other new WHS regulations (where applicable to you).
One example is the new maximum GA Handicap limit (change E).
Another example of something to check is whether you have any ‘exceptional scores’ amongst your most recent 20 rounds (change A).
More information on the WHS is available from www.golf.org.au/whs.
On behalf of everyone at Golf Australia, we hope you will enjoy the handicapping upgrades that the WHS will deliver, together with the additional improvements to fairness that will flow through to the results of Australian competitions.
Please note that the date for the Golf AGM has been changed from Saturday 21st March to Saturday, 14th March, 2020.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MEMBERS
Eight members travelled to Kew for the Veterans week of golf. Although the conditions for playing were not the best, with bush fires,smoke and wind all around, the Banora members did very well.
Kevin Haddrick winner AGrade Monday
Penny Martlew winner B Grade Thursday
Janet Haddrick R/up C Grade Thursday
Kevin Haddrick,Stewart Melling and Denise Melling x 2 NTP’S
Kevin,Janet and Wayne Muir rundown Friday Ambrose Event.
Well done all