Christmas Party and New Rules
There was no competition last Thursday, 6th December due to lack of numbers and in any event the weather was not conducive to an enjoyable game of golf. Please remember that the Christmas do will be on next Thursday 13th. There will be mass at 2.00 p.m. and the meal will be at 3.00 p.m. with the presentation of the hamper prizes after the meal. For your information, there will be major changes to the rules of golf from the 1st January, 2019 and there are some 20 changes in all. Here is a note of some of the main changes:- Ball Drop – changed from shoulder height to knee height; Ball Search – changed from 5 minutes to 3 minutes; Flagstick – does not need to be attended or removed when putting and no penalty for hitting the flagstick; Double Hit – no penalty; Hazard – the club may be grounded.