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For those of you who haven't yet seen our President's excellent Quarterly Newsletter, you can access a copy here.
We've talked about it for literally years but, thanks mainly to the driving force of member Mick Hoare, on-line acess to bookings and much more is now up and running. A guide to the new facility was Emailed out to members recently but if you haven't yet seen it, either click this link or download a hard copy here.
The rules of golf, after consultation between R&A and USGA, have gone through significant changes. These changes come into effect from 1 January 2019. The clubhouse scrolling presentation has been providing information about some of these changes over the past few months and if you would like to examine the featured videos at your leisure, click this link.
Detailed information regarding the 2019 rules can be found at the Golf Australia website
The positioning of Tees and Pins is a regular hot-button topic in the Clubhouse post-game. The Rules of Golf have remarkably little to say on the subject, other than to stipulate the size of the hole (108mm dia and at least 101.6mm deep) and positioning of any liner within it (sunk at least 25.4mm below the surface). Various international and State bodies, however, issue 'recommendations' and although these are not strictly speaking mandatory they detail standards that the authority would expect to be met if a competition is to meet with their endorsement. In the case of Golf Australia, it adopts recommendations issue by the venerable 'Royal and Ancient'. These recommendations are readily accessible with a quick internet search '(Golf Course Set Up)' or can be downloaded here.