Like last year, the Winter Quaich was much delayed as Covid ravaged the Country once again. Throw in one of the wettest Springs ever and it was no surprise the final took until the middle of May to be played.
Yesterday, 20th May, David Bell and Mike Kidd met up to play. A see-saw game with David being five up at one time before Mike clawing it back to one. With the game being a final this pressure led to, what was admitted, some school boy errors mixed in with good shots. David was victorious and managed to win 3&2. More importantly the game was played in good spirit and the relaxation of Covid levels allowed the participants to reflect on the game over suitable beverages in the Club house afterwards.
Congratulations to David and commiserations to Mike who, like Paul Ennis last year, had to wait an age before losing in the final. Fingers crossed that the 2021/22 Winter Quaich can be completed before March and not May.
It is great news that Four-ball play is now permitted from Friday,please note however that all players must live within Fife boundary.
* There are no longer any restrictions on the number of rounds that you can book.
* Members guests - providing the guest is from Fife - are now allowed as normal and can be booked when the booking sheet opens. it is the members responsibility to make sure all the guests details are given to the starter in the pro-Shop before play for track and trace purposes.
* Members and members guests who are traveling up to five miles across a local authority boundary, will be required to adhere to informal exercise guidance which is subject to 2 households only, and as such can only book 3 days in advance for Fri-Sun, which should be done via the Pro-Shop as last 2 name slots will require to be blocked off.
* Members who have to travel more than 5 miles out-with their local boundary are still unable to play at this time.
Further to the recent Government announcement of Tier 4, the Clubhouse, locker rooms, portacabins will be closing on Thursday 24th December until Monday 18th January 2021.
Could all golfers please make sure they have their clubs and trollies out of the locker and trolley storage by 4.30pm on the 24th December (the Clubhouse is open 7.30am-4.30pm). Anyone unable to collect their clubs by the 24th will have a further opportunity to collect their clubs between 9am and 10am on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December. Outwith this it would be by appointment only and we cannot guarantee there won’t be a delay in getting your clubs.
The handicapping system is changing this year and will take effect from the 2nd of November.
In very simple terms your existing handicap will be reviewed by the system and re-calculated by taking the average of your top 8 scores from the last 20 scores that you have submitted, going back to 2017.
There is a lot more to it than that, but a lot of it will be calculated for you by the system. We plan to send out a specific document next week explaining the changes in more detail and to help answer any concerns that you may have.
There is a lot of information on the Scottish Golf website- SGL ⛳
I am delighted to inform you all that Barry Hynd has agreed to take on the role as Vice Captain, with immediate effect.
Barry was born in 1974, has been a Member since 1984, was our Assistant Pro from 1991 for 6 year and was Club Champion in 1992 – 2010 – 2012.
He regained his amateur status in 2004.
With Barry’s golfing and business background, I am sure Barry will certainly be a huge asset to our team. I hope you will join me in wishing him well in his new role at our Club and I am confident he can count on your support now and in the future.