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Notice Board
Distance Measuring Devices - Update

Please find the updated local rule on distance measuring devices.

For all play at Baberton Golf Club, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used." 

It is a very important proviso that the device must be limited to measuring distance only. 

Features that would render use of the device contrary to the Local Rule include, but are not limited to:

 the gauging or measuring of slope

 the gauging or measuring of other conditions that might affect play such as wind speed or direction or other climate based information such as temperature, humidity and the like

 recommendations that might assist the player in making his stroke such as club selection, type of shot to be played, green reading or any advice related matter

 calculating the effective distance between two points based on slope or other conditions affecting shot distance

Such non-conforming features render the device contrary to the Rules, irrespective of whether or not:

 the features can be switched off or disengaged

 the features are switched off or disengaged

A multi-functional device such as a smartphone or PDA may be used as a distance measuring device provided it contains a distance measuring application that meets all of the above limitations (i.e. it must measure distance only). PLEASE NOTE that if a smartphone or PDA has any application or feature that can supply any non-conforming data such as windspeed, temperature, compass, directions and the like, the device MUST NOT be used to measure distances whether or not the non-conforming application is used. In the light of this and to protect players from the risk of disqualification, it is essential that any player who wishes to use a mobile phone ensures that it meets all the limiting criteria prior to using it in competitions.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 14-3: DISQUALIFICATION

Alan Gammie

Chairman, Golf Committee

February 2012

 
Updated Rule Changes

Changes to handicap rules and updated suspension of play guidance can be found in the members area (login required).  These documents are also available in the clubhouse.

Click here to access Updated Rule Changes

 
Open Competitions 2013

Attached are our open competition forms for 2013.

 

Keith A Nicholson

Club Manager

November 2012

 
Updated Documentation

Please note that there are three updated or additional documents that have been added to the website.  These include:

  • Updated Bye Laws for 2011
  • Ladies Competition Rules
  • Equality Policy

These documents along with other useful information can be found here.

 
Pitch Marks On Greens

Pitch Marks On Greens

 

On Thursday 10th February we had a visit from our Course Agronomist who advises the club on the upkeep of the course.

Generally he was very satisfied with the progress we have made to date despite the very bad weather we have had.

The one thing he did highlight as a concern is the amount of pitch marks on some of the greens. He has suggested we close these greens off and give them time to repair before the start of the season.

The greens committee realise we have a problem with pitch marks and as you may recall we introduced a system last year where every member was not only responsible to repair their own pitch marks but also look after specific greens according to the first initial of their surname. The system proved very successful at the start of the season but then fell away as the season progressed and especially over the winter period when the greens have been very wet and soft. It is not the clubs desire to close any of the greens but if we do not see a vast improvement over the next few weeks then there will be no other option, therefore I have attached to this email a list of the greens and relevant surname letters. Would all members please commence the repairs from this point forward.

It has also been highlighted that some pitch marks are not being repaired correctly therefore I have included the following link below for you to view and hopefully this will be helpful.

 

 

 

 

Russell Philp

Greens Convenor

23/02/11

 

 

As per e-mail, members whose surname beginning with the identified letter will be responsible for repairing pitch marks on the selected greens as follows:

 

Green 1: A + T + Y                  Green 10: H + I + J

Green 2: D + F                        Green 11: P + R

Green 3: C + E                        Green 12: P + R

Green 4: S                              Green 13: G + K

Green 5: S                              Green 14: L + I

Green 6: B                              Green 15: M

Green 7: B + N + O                 Green 16: M

Green 8: T + W                       Green 17: M

Green 9: H +I + J                    Green 18: W

 

 

 


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