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In last week’s E-News we informed you about the on-line Members Survey that was sent to all Members by email on Friday. If you haven’t yet seen the email, don’t worry, as you can also access the Survey directly by following this link: On-line Survey Link
Your input will directly help us shape our Business Strategy for the next few years and we would appreciate if you take the time to complete it. Following the return of this feedback there will be a Members Forum next month to further discuss your views from the survey. Further details on this will follow later in the month. We look forward to your participation in this important opportunity for the club.
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.
South Edinburgh Seniors League Final Standings
Here is a summary of the season’s results and final standings in the South Edinburgh Seniors League: SEDSGL 2019 Season Summary Sheet
Annual General Meeting 2019
The 112th AGM was held on Wednesday 27th March in the Clubhouse. At the AGM, Willie Steven finished his stint as Club Captain, and Neil Sutherland was installed as the new Club Captain. Marc Cairnie was approved as Vice Captain. Current Directors Stuart Hutchings and Graham Muir were re-elected as Directors, and Dave Clemenson, Monica Boyle and Martin Murray were appointed as new Directors.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubhouse Summer Hours
|25th March 2019 to 27th October 2019|
|Monday||11am – 6pm||11am – 10.30pm||7am – 11pm|
|Tuesday||11am – 6pm||11am – 10.30pm||7am – 11pm|
|Wednesday||11am – 6pm||11am – 10.30pm||7am – 11pm|
|Thursday||11am – 6pm||11am – 10.30pm||7am – 11pm|
|Friday||11am – 7pm||11am – 11pm||7am – 11.30pm|
|Saturday||10am – 7pm||1oam – 9pm||7am – 9.30pm|
|Sunday||10am – 7pm||10am – 10.30pm||7am – 11pm|
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.
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