Message From Our Lady Captain - Mrs Janet Wood
A BIG THANK YOU FROM LADY CAPTAIN TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED MY CHARITY XMAS RAFFLE
THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY £315 WAS RAISED FOR THE MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE
WINNING TICKET 56 (DRAWN BY Mr CAPTAIN)
THE WINNER OF THE HAMPER WAS DAVE BESTWICK
ONCE AGAIN FROM LADY CAPTAIN JANET THANK YOU AND HAVE
A GREAT XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019
1 - Drop from knee height (NOT shoulder height)
2 - Measure the area to drop in with the longest club in your bag (except a putter)
3 - Drop in and play from the relief area
4 - When dropping back-on-the-line, your ball cannot be played from nearer the hole than your chosen reference point
5 - Time to search – 3 minutes (NOT 5 minutes)
6 - If you accidentally move your ball when searching for it, replace it without penalty
7 - No penalty for a double hit – it only counts as one stroke
8 - No penalty if your ball hits you or your equipment accidentally after a stroke
9 - No penalty if your ball strikes the flagstick when you have chosen to leave it in the hole
10 - Spike mark and other shoe damage on the putting green can be repaired
11 - Ball accidentally moved on putting green – no penalty and replace
12 - Ball marked, lifted and replaced on putting green is moved by wind to another position –replace ball on the original spot
13 - Penalty areas replace water hazards, and you can move loose impediments, ground your club and take practice swings in penalty areas without penalty, just as you can on the fairway or in the rough
14 - You can’t take relief from a penalty area unless you are at least 95% certain your ball is in the penalty area
15 - In bunkers you can move loose impediments
16 - In bunkers you cannot touch the sand with your club in the area right in front of or right behind your ball, during your backswing or in taking practice swings
17 - Free relief is allowed if your ball is embedded on the fairway or in the rough (but “embedded” means that part of your ball is below the level of the ground)
18 - Unplayable ball in bunker – extra option to drop outside the bunker for 2 penalty strokes
19 - You cannot have your caddie or your partner standing behind you once you begin taking your stance
20 - Pace of Play - it is recommended that you take no longer than 40 seconds to make a stroke (and usually you should be able to play more quickly than that) and Ready Golf in stroke play is encouraged
Lady Captains Charity Quiz Night
For the second time this year members and friends joined the Lady Captain for the Charity quiz night.
9 enthusiastic teams took part and once again our very own quiz master Jayne Baxter did not fail to impress in particular in the round of famous catch phrases. The thespian in her took centre stage! Don't give up your day job Jayne. Lol.
A big thank you to everyone who took part and to the staff at Leek Golf Club who helped to raise £130.00.
A special thank you to Jayne and Andrew for all their research and preparation we could not do it without you.
The winners were.....
The Second Breakfast Club 194 points
Playing At Home 192
Four Under Par 187
Barry's Bunch. 185
Spiced Pumkin. 184
The Parkes. 177
Laca Sama. 168
Bar Staff x 2. 166
Wednesday Walkers. 132
Thank you again for all your support
Mixed Friendly Against Stafford Castle - Friday 17th August 2018
Our Lady Captain did an excellent job in arranging the last Mixed Friendly of the season against Stafford Castle on Friday 17th August.
This was the first time the fixture had taken place and it is hoped to make it an annual event with the date for the return match already arranged for next year.
Leek almost managed a white wash but were let down by of all people the team of Mr Captain and Lady Captain. By all accounts they were well and truly thrashed by a lady! Mr Captain did seem to spend more time in the trees than on the fairway and Lady Captain declared that she was saving herself for the Pro's Comp on Sunday.
After the game we were excellently wined and dined by Tony, Adam and Staff. Five Stars chaps!
The final result was Leek 9, Stafford Castle 1.
Lady Vice Captain
Leek Golf Club Plays Host
Staffordshire County Junior Girls travelled to Leek Golf Club to play against Cheshire Junior Girls on Saturday 16th June. Unfortunately, the Staffordshire Juniors lost by 6 matches to 2, but really enjoyed their day at Leek.
Janet Clark, the Staffordshire County Representative said ' Although the girls lost the match, they really enjoyed playing on a challenging course, with beautiful views and scenery. We look forward to coming back again to Leek'.
In 2020, two junior girls' events will be held at Leek GC. In April, the individual County championships will be played, and in August, Leek will be the home of the Midlands and North Regional Finals.
More news on those two major competitions will be posted later.
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