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World Handicapping System is Coming
The way handicaps are calculated and applied is changing in 2020. There is a considerable amount of information to be taken on board with this, and as a result we are going to divide the information into smaller segments and release these in coming editions of the E-News. This week there is a brief introduction and in upcoming weeks we will provide Useful Terms; Additional Factors to Consider; and an illustration of how the new system is applied. The whole summary will also be put on Intelligent Golf so that you can see all the information together. You can see the full introduction including what the Kingsknowe Course Rating will be here: World Handicap System Segments 1 2 and 3
Join our Lottery to Help the Club
Its easy to join our lottery to build up funds for improving our facilities and services
The golf club has signed up with Sports Club Lottery, to give all Kingsknowe Golf Club members, families, colleagues and friends, the opportunity to be part of a lottery that will bring benefits directly to the golf club. The Lottery goes live on the 1st of February and we hope that many members sign up for the chance to win cash prizes. For all the details see here: Kingsknowe Lottery Details
You can download your Joining/Direct Debit Form from this page below.
Book a Members Outing to Receive a £1 Discount and Free Bacon Roll Each
As an added benefit of being a member at Kingsknowe, the club has introduced an initiative to encourage members to bring an outing of friends, family, colleagues etc, to Kingsknowe. This will allow members to arrange an outing for people they are friendly with, socialise with, or work with, on an organised group basis as opposed to signing them on as guests. These outings will mainly consist of non-members but can include more than one member joining up with another member (or members) to jointly organise their outing. This is however not intended to be a substitute for a bona fide outing of an existing golf club, society or business organisation that Kingsknowe members would be part of. For more information have a look at our Members Outings Booking Form. The booking form can be downloaded from the bottom left of this page. Full information and policy available here: Member’s Outings Policy. For every player in an outing booked for 2019, each player will receive a free bacon roll if food is booked as part of the package.
Annual General Meeting 2020
The 113th AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th March in the Clubhouse.
Important Course Notices: Golf Buggies
Following an independent Risk Assessment of the Golf Course regarding the use of ride-on buggies all members are asked to familiarise themselves with the guidelines. Members will be issued with the guidelines safety card when they first use a buggy – either hire or their own – in 2017, and will be asked to retain it for future reference. The safety cards will also now be issued to visitors each time they hire a buggy or bring their own ride-on buggy. To view and/or download the guide. To view and/or download the guidelines, click here: Golf Cart Safety Booklet
Who Does What on The Ladies Committee
Here are some pen pictures of who will be doing what on the Ladies Committee in 2017 2017 Ladies Committee
The Match Sub Committee would like to take this opportunity to remind all golfers regardless of age, sex or ability that they should play “READY GOLF” at all times. Great improvements have been made over recent times in keeping the average time in Medals and Majors to around 3 hours 30-40 minutes, and it is important that the pace of play does not start to increase towards 4 hours again. Please therefore read and follow the ‘Ready Golf’ tips below, as these can help improve our pace of play around the course: Ready Golf Notice
Championship Finals Winners 2019
Results of this year’s Championship Finals:
Gents Club Champion: Nathan McCulloch
Ladies Club Champion: Louise Fraser
Seniors Club Champion: Willie Drysdale
Junior Club Champion: Robbie Sanderson
Gents B Champion: Craig Sheppard
Gents C Champion: Alex Rowe
Ladies Bronze Championship: Liz Towns
Junior B Championship: Liam Brown
5 Day Champion: George Howat
Away Scores Advice Note
We are now noticing that the vast majority of Away Scores are submitted automatically via the CDH system. To that end, we are going to do away with players submitting their scores manually apart from the following circumstances:-
1. The score has not been registered on your individual handicap record within 10 days of playing the event. It is likely that the away club has not submitted the score. In this circumstance please write with details of the date, course, score, par, SSS, CSS and any adjustments to firstname.lastname@example.org
2.The player recognises that their handicap will be going up and wants this adjustment made at short notice (All golf systems (including Intelligent Golf) do not allow players to adjust their handicap upwards at the time of entering their card. This is a recent change by CONGU). In this circumstance please write with details of the date, course, score, par, SSS, CSS and any adjustments to email@example.com and make contact with the Competition Convenors in person or by phone.
We thank you for your support with this change and we will monitor the situation closely until we are confident it is working well. Feedback, when required, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gents Competition On-line Sign Up
A new on-line sign up for Gents major Competitions was introduced in 2017. All the details are here Online sign up 2017
“Match” email address
Gents Members in the Full, Seniors and Youth Categories who have any general queries regarding away scores, handicap or competitions, should now send these directly to email@example.com
Clubhouse Winter Hours
|28th October 2019 to 29th March 2020|
|Monday||11am – 3pm||11am – 4.30pm||7am – 5pm|
|Tuesday||11am – 3pm||11am – 4.30pm||7am – 5pm|
|Wednesday||11am – 5.30pm||11am – 10.30pm||7am – 11pm|
|Thursday||11am – 3pm||11am – 4.30pm||7am – 5pm|
|Friday||11am – 7pm||11am – 10pm||7am – 10.30pm|
|Saturday||10am – 7pm||1oam – 9pm||7am – 9.30pm|
|Sunday||10am – 5.30pm||10am – 6pm||7am – 6.30pm|
MEMBERS NOTICE RE ‘MAJORS’ TEE TIME BOOKINGS
The Board Members have discussed the process whereby a member can request a tee time in advance of a “major” draw sheet being posted and will operate this under the following criteria: –
Tee times may only be requested by members when they are on holiday or where they believe they have exceptional circumstances. Requests must be made in writing and the Committee’s decision will be final.
Competition Draws: On-Line Information
Members should note that a tee time in a specific draw can now be viewed in the members area of the website. If a member logs in using their log in credentials and click on competitions tab, search for the competition in the list and then click on “draws”, this will show all members’ tee times in that specific competition. Members are reminded to notify the Pro Shop of any late withdrawls / entries as the published draw is now laminated.
Hailes Golf Club
Hailes Golf Club is the “Club within a Club” at Kingsknowe. Hailes Golf Club provides Full Gents Members of Kingsknowe Golf Club the opportunity to enjoy other social and golfing opportunities. See here for full details: Hailes Golf Club Information
Please ensure that you repair any pitch marks on the greens caused by your ball, or any other ball landing on the green. This area has proved problematic over recent seasons and something all members need to pay special attention too. This greatly helps the green staff improving the putting surface you play on. The greens staff and greens committee hope that all the hard work put in over the winter will provide members with a course in great condition for the coming season.
5 Ball Policy
The Club’s 5 Ball policy is relevant to Members only: 5 Ball Policy