As at July 20th 2018
- Carts allowed on course. Please take extra care.
- Holes 2, 3 and 4 closed until further notice.
Club AGM – Wednesday 19 September, 7.30pm
July 6th 2018 – Winter Golf
NZ Golf recently forwarded a Memo to All Clubs regarding Winter Golf and Handicapping. The appropriate section copied as below:
CONDITIONS SO ADVERSE NORMAL PLAY IS AFFECTED
We are aware that some Club’s adopt local rules to counter the adverse course conditions. The conditions may be so extreme that you cannot set the course up so that it plays near its course rating or the greens, Staff have limited ability to repair course damage, especially bunkers that have been washed out or include large areas of casual water. It is our recommendation that if you adopt one of the below, then don’t enter score cards for handicap purposes;
There is a feeling that our handicaps are often disadvantaged during the winter because of our weather and so:-
The Akaroa Club Match Committee agreed that:
‘When it is decided by the Greenkeeper, that our course has conditions which are so adverse that normal play is affected and ‘placing through the greens’ is implemented, we adopt the NZ Golf ruling and only use cards for competition purposes and not submit cards for handicapping purposes.’
THIS IS EFFECTIVE NOW AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN NORMAL CONDITIONS ARE IN PLACE AGAIN.
The Match Committee
July 6th 2018
June 5th 2018
- Yacht Club Tournament (scheduled for 16th June) postponed until 17th November 2018.
May 22nd 2018 – Effective immediately players are permitted ‘Placing Through The Green‘ until further notice. This is a temporary local rule permitted during wet & winter conditions. The ball must be marked first, lifted, cleaned and placed within 30cm of the marker, no nearer the hole.
The term “Through The Green” means anywhere on the course including fairways & rough, with the exception of Tees, Greens & Hazards.
Placing (or “preferred lie” as its known internationally) “through the green” allows all players the equal opportunity for their next shot to be clean, free of mud, pitch & sucker marks, divots and debris. Equal for everyone = more enjoyment for all.