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  • Greenock Golf Club - Results 2020

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Competition
CSS
Entries
Div 1
Div 2
Div 3
Handicaps
H G McLennan Rd 1 - Sat 9 Aug 20
69
176
Medal - Wed 5 Aug 20
64
64
Club Ch'Ship Sweep - Sat 1 August 2020
70
Stableford - Wed 29 July 20
70
64
Club Ch'Ship Qual Rd 2 - 25 July 20
69
148
Medal - Wed 22 July 2020
69
55
Club Ch'Ship Qual Rd 1 - 18 July 2020
69
Willow Trophy - Wed 15 July 20
69
139
July Medal - Sat 11 July 2020
70
Willow Trophy - Wed 8July 2020
69
126
Charity Salver Reid Rose - Sat 4 July 20
69
163
Medal - Wed 1 July 2020
69
142
Lawrie & Turner - Sat 27 June 20
69
147
Willow Trophy - Wed 24 June 2020
69
Crawford Bogey - Sat 20 June 2020
 
Stableford - Wed 17 June 2020
 
Texas Scramble - Sat 14 March 2020
 

Club Ch'Ship Final - Pics

Yesterday was the Final of our Club Championship and it was contested between 2 previous Club Champions. David McFarlane taking part in his 7th Final, Paul Dorrian in his 4th Final. There was also the added interest of Youth Member vs Senior Member with 36 years between the 2 players and given the fact David has just resumed golf after 20 months away due to having knee operations it would be interesting to see if the physical element would play a part.

It was an enthralling final with David coming out of the blocks early and going to the turn in 33 and 4 up on Paul. David won the 11th to go 5 up so it was interesting to see if Paul would stage a fightback. Paul did manage to pull a couple of holes back however a par at the 18th for David was enough to take a 4 hole lead into the second round.

The expectation in the clubhouse was that Paul would come out fired up for the afternoon round and maybe lack of match golf from David would provide an opening.

This was indeed the case and Paul won 4 holes in a row from 4th to 7th to level the match.
Pauls distance advantage proved crucial at the 9th and he was able to find the green in 2 and 2 putt for par, David played a great 3rd shot from about 60 yards to get within 10 feet but failed to hole the putt. This put Paul ahead for the first time and he was to go further ahead at 10 after a great chip to 3 feet.

At this point the crowd felt that the game was just going to go one way but there was to be a major suprise in store. Walking up 11 David announced to his Caddie that he was going to play the next 4 holes in 4, 3, 2, 3, however after still being 63 yards short of the pin after 2 shots it didn't look like the forecast was on. David played a majestic shot to 3 feet and Paul who was already pin high also chipped to 3ft. Paul missed and David holed, Game was back to 1.

At the 12th Paul outdrove David by at least 70 yards with David having about 160 to the green. David played another great shot from 160 yards to 3 feet and Paul played a wedge to about 10ft. Paul missed and David holed, Game back to All Square.

At 13th David hit his tee shot to about 15 feet and Paul was about 25 feet both players just missed so game continued all square.

At the 14th Paul yet again had a massive distance advantage but David put his second shot on the Green 12 feet away, Pauls shot went to the back of the green and he chipped close, however David made the Putt for 3. David was now 1up, this was a remarkable turn around and the crowd watching were loving the twists and turns in the game.

At the 15th we again seen Paul with his distance advantage manage to get on the green in 2 even against a bit of a breeze. David was unable to reach in two and this time he failed to get up and down so Paul had 2 putts to win the hole ( albeit the 2 putts were almost the full length of the 15th Green ). Paul managed to get the first putt to within 3 feet and holed to square the match.

16 & 17 were halved albeit with David making another brave up and down from about 40 yards short of the green at 17. Tremendous spirit.

Onto the final hole and Paul drove down to the 100 yard mark whereas David was about 50 yards further back and the ball wasn't lying too well. As a result Davids shot came up well short and Paul then played his shot from the perfect place and put the ball into about 4 feet.
David was unable to get up and down this time and conceded the final Putt to Paul.

Congratulations go to both players on a very exciting match and especially to Paul for his 4th Title. It was a match played in great spirit and all those who witnessed it won't forget in a while.


Thanks

Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

Club Ch'Ship Semi Final - Fri 31 July 2020

Tonight was the Semi Finals of the Club Championship.

In usual Greenock weather whilst the rest of the UK were reaching record temperatures we had Thunder, Lightning and downpours !! Despite this we still managed to complete the ties.

Both games went to the wire with Paul Dorrian winning the top match 1up, but only after a brave fightback from Riccardo Di Murro .

In the bottom match David Macfarlane and Graeme McClellan swapped holes over the course of the round and came to the last all square. Both players had a 50 foot putt on the last and both managed to 2 putt in trying circumstances. Down the first extra hole and with the pressure mounting Graeme put the ball in the bunker only for David to follow suit.
While the players were approaching the green a couple of foxes appeared, one went into the bunker and stole Graeme's ball ( if anyone finds a Titleist 2 with teethmarks !! )
After replacing the ball both players played out the hole with David managing to win to set up a replay of the 2015 final with Paul.


Result
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Ricardo Dimurro lost 1down to Paul Dorrian
David Macfarlane won 1up over Graeme Mclellan

The first round of the Final is scheduled for 8AM tomorrow morning and 2nd round at 12:30PM.

If any games look like holding up the final match please stand aside as soon as possible.

TOP UP ACCOUNT REMINDER
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Can I please remind players to ensure their account is topped up otherwise if they have a 2 or a score they will be unable to win any prize money as the system will not recognise them as having entered the sweep or 2s.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

Wed Stableford - 29 July 2020

Please find attached the results for yesterdays Wed Stableford. CSS was 70 with 126 Entries. The Results can also be viewed in the app and a handicap revision file is provided.

Last Night was also the Quarter Finals of the Club Championship.
Results are visible in the app.
Quarter-Finals  
Ricardo Dimurro (3&2) beat Alistair Roy
Stephen Mullan lost (2&1) Paul Dorrian
Simon Middleton   lost (4&3) David Macfarlane
Graeme Mclellan (4&3) beat Kenan Ingram

Semi-Finals Tee Off @ 17:00 on Friday 31st July
Ricardo Dimurro V Paul Dorrian
David Macfarlane V Graeme Mclellan




Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

Club Championship - 1st Round

The first round of the Club Championship was played tonight. There were some close matches and has resulted in some interesting matches for tomorrow night.

The results for tonight were:
1 Ricardo Dimurro Vs Mark Crawford - Ricardo won 2&1
2 Chris Mcaulay Vs Alistair Roy - Al won 1up
3 Stuart Gallacher Vs Stephen Mullan - Stephen won 2up
4 Craig Brown Vs Paul Dorrian - Paul won 2&1
5 Paul Mcfarlane Vs Simon Middleton - Simon won 1up
6 David Macfarlane Vs Crawford Rae - David won 3&2
7 Graeme Mclellan Vs Alistair Robertson - Graeme won 2&1
8 Kenan Ingram Vs Gerry Donnachie - Kenan won 4&3

The following games will Tee off in order on Wednesday night @ 17:00

1 Ricardo Dimurro Vs Alistair Roy
2 Stephen Mullan Vs Paul Dorrian
3 Simon Middleton Vs David Macfarlane
4 Graeme Mclellan Vs Kenan Ingram


Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

 

 

Please find attached the results for the Club Championship Qualifier Round2. CSS was 69 with 148 Entries.

The start of the day was delayed due to some flooding. A few players withdrew, however, there was still a very good field and some great scores. The Results can also be viewed in the app and a handicap revision file is provided.

Murdie Carmichael set the target for the Sid Montford Trophy early on with a 70 to give a 142 total which was matched by last weeks leader Stephen Mullen who had 69 & 73.

However with the new VMS system the guys in the clubhouse were carefully watching Al Roy's progress as he went 2 under after 6. A dropped shot at 13 was repaired with a birdie @ 17 and a solid par at the last gave Al a 66 and a 36 hole total of 140.

This was Al's 3rd Sid Montford trophy, Congratualtions Al.

The qualifying score for the Matchplay was 154 with Al Robertson (Bobo) being the 16th name on the sheet.

The draw for the Matchplay was made as below, with some interesting ties.

The games will Tee off in order on Monday night @ 17:00

1 Ricardo Dimurro Vs Mark Crawford
2 Chris Mcaulay Vs Alistair Roy
3 Stuart Gallacher Vs Stephen Mullan
4 Craig Brown Vs Paul Dorrian
5 Paul Mcfarlane Vs Simon Middleton
6 David Macfarlane Vs Crawford Rae
7 Graeme Mclellan Vs Alistair Robertson
8 Kenan Ingram Vs Gerry Donnachie

Please note Caddies are allowed, however, only in the role of carrying the bag and and providing advice. Caddies should not pass clubs to the player.

Here is SGU guidance..
Caddy services may resume, providing all physical distancing and hygiene measures are adhered to. A caddy can only have contact with up to four households per day and should be limited to carrying of bag, providing advice only and not passing golf clubs to the player.



DUNCANS RAFFLE
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Please note making the raffle optional has resulted in only 33 players in week 1 and 21 players in week 2. Therefore from next Saturday Duncan is going to go back to having the manual sheet and members can enter by giving Duncan £1.
Those players who have already entered via the system will be given a ticket for each £1 they have donated and this will go into the draw next Saturday.

PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK YOUR SCORES ARE IN !!
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REMINDER: Can I just remind players to check their scores are entered into the system at the end of their round.

If this isn't done then M&H need to spend time chasing players to see why their card isn't complete in case it is a system error. This causes delay in creating the results, so please always check your scores are on the system otherwise M&H will assume you have NR'd.

To check your scores go into the app:

Comps - Select the Competition - Click on Scores - Find your name and click on it. This will show your scores for the 18 holes.

If there are any discrepancies or scores missing please contact M&H asap.

Can I also ask players who are entering an NR to still enter a 0 (zero ) for all the holes they don't play.

If you are having trouble entering your scores and Duncan is still in the shop then feel free to ask him to assist you as Duncan has the system access to enter the score for you.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

 

Entries for Wed 29th Jul & Saturday 1st Aug

The entry for the Wednesday Stableford on 29th Opens tonight at usual time ( 19:00 ) but please be aware that there are times reserved for the Quarter Finals of the Club Championship between 16:45 & 17:37.
The 4 Games will tee off @ 17:00, 17:10, 17:20 & 17:30.

Similarly there are times reserved on Saturday 1st August for the Club Championship Final.
Tee times are reserved from 07:37 till 08:07. The morning round of the Club Championship will tee off @ 08:00. Please note that the Tee times between 06:45 & 07:30 are restricted to 2 balls in order to ensure no impact to the Club Championship players.

The 2nd round of the Championship will tee off @ 12:30PM. Tee Times are reserved between 12:07 & 12:37.

Can I please request members to be aware that if they are holding up a Club Championship match that they ensure to let them play through right away.

Please note that the dates for the Club Championship Matchplay are
Rd1 - Monday 27th July - 8 games, first tee off time is 17:00
Rd2 - Wednesday 29th July - 4 games, first tee off time is 17:00
Rd3 - Friday 31st July - 2 games, first tee off time is 17:00
Final - Saturday - First tee off @ 08:00, afternoon round @ 12:30

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

Club Ch'Ships Qual Rd 1 - 18 July 2020

Please find attached the results for Round 1 of the Club Championship Qualifiers. There is also a Gross Score result sheet which shows leading score of 69 from Stephen Mullen and 30 players on 78 or better.

After next Saturdays round the Top 16 Gross Scores qualify for the Matchplay rounds which start on Monday 27th July. The draw will be made on Saturday night once the final rounds are completed, approx 6:30PM. We will also be able to announce the Sid Montford Trophy winner which is won by the leading qualifier.

Can I please remind people to check their scores are entered on to the system at the end of their round. If all their scores aren't entered it means M&H need to chase those folks down to check if they had NR'd or if there was a problem getting scores entered. This causes a delay in getting the results out. If you have a problem getting your scores into the system please let M&H know as soon as you have completed your round.


Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor

Willow Trophy - Wed 15 July 2020

Please find attached the results for yesterdays May Willow Trophy. CSS was 69 with 139 Entries. The Results can also be viewed in the app. There is also a handicap revision file provided.

Can I just remind players to check their scores are entered into the system at the end of their round.
Once you believe your scores have been entered you can check by going into:

Comps - Select the Competition - Click on Scores - Find your name and click on it. This will show your scores for the 18 holes.

If there are any discrepancies or scores missing please contact M&H asap.

Can I also ask players who are entering an NR to still enter a 0 (zero ) for all the holes they don't play.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Bunker Rakes - 8 July 2020

Members are advised that from Wednesday 8th July, 2020, rakes will be available at the shop.
We would ask that each game takes one rake out with their game,not just on competition days,but on every round that they play. As we are still under Covid restrictions we'd ask that each game nominates a player as "Mr Raker" to minimise the need for sanitizing/handling which can be dealt with upon completion of the round.

S Cameron and D Shields have been doing a sterling job in volunteering to rake the bunkers for us ,and their efforts are very much appreciated. But this new arrangement will allow us all the opportunity to help keep the bunkers in the best possible condition for those unfortunate enough to visit them during their round. "

Heather Sinclair
Secretary / Manager
Greenock Golf Club

 

  • Charity Salver & Reid Rose Bowl Qualifier - 4 July 2020

Another Weekend with some good scoring despite some heavy conditions.

The winner of the Charity Salver was Douglas Allan with a Net 62. Runner up was Stephen Connelly with a Net 63.

The Top 16 Net Qualifiers will go through to the Reid Rose Bowl Knockout.

1 62 Douglas Allan
2 63 Stephen Connelly
3 65 Patrick Cavanagh
4 65 Willie Kemp
5 65 Graham Knox
6 66 Stephen I Cameron
7 66 Kevin Murphy
8 66 Hugh Mcgarrigle
9 67 Paul Holleran
10 67 Craig Edward Scott
11 67 Frank Molloy
12 68 Sandy Maclean
13 68 Ian Mcdermid
14 68 Iain Smith
15 68 Paul Mcaulay
16 68 Steven Orr


The Qualifiers for the Matchplay competitions are shown above and the draw will go out to those folks shortly.

The CSS was 69 with 163 Entries. The Results are attached and can also be viewed in the app. There is also a handicap revision file provided.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

Charity Salver Entry
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Tomorrow is the Charity Salver as well as the Reid Rose Bowl Qualifying ( Top 16 Net Scores ).

Normally we would request members to donate a £1 to Charity along with their entry fee. I have just set up the competition to take an additional £1 from entrants. However the system wasn't able to gather the extra £1 from those already entered and only recent entrants have been charged £4.

Therefore I will refund the £1 to the small number of folks who were charged £4. (You may see emails refunding you £4 and it will then take £3 for your entry ). I will set up a later competition to take the charity donation.

DUNCANS SHOP
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As many of you will be aware our Starter Duncan has been putting in a lot of hours in his shop to ensure we are all booked in the system to play golf and meeting our Scottish Golf/Govt Covid Guidelines. However, the current situation has also hit Duncan's ability to provide proper retail services and I'm sure you will all agree we need to provide Duncan with the appropriate support.

Normally Duncan would run a weekly Raffle but because very few people have been entering the shop then this hasn't been run. Therefore Duncan has requested that I set up the system to run the raffle inputs. I can set the system up to make the raffle input Mandatory or to make it optional. I'm initially going to set it to mandatory ie, the £1 raffle will be taken when you enter. We can see how this goes and if everyone is OK we will continue to run it that way going forward.
Please let me know if you don't wish to enter and we will refund you. If the number of people who don't wish to enter is significant and making refunds is driving a big workload then we will revert to it being optional. The Raffle will be run weekly as part of the Saturday competitions and the first Raffle will be on July 18th. There will be at least 3 prizes and depending on numbers may be extended.

I do hope the members will recognise Duncan's contribution and provide support.

Please note that as from 10th July Duncans Shop will be open for business and as with all Shops it will require a face covering to be worn when entering. Numbers will still be restricted to ensure social distancing. Duncan has also requested that we make members aware the he can currently provide goods on order so if you need anything let him know.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Wednesday Medal 1 July 2020

Some remarkable scoring yesterday in the May Wed Medal, with the highlight being Chris Ahlfelds Net 60, which puts him as one of the favourites for the Bennett Cup( best 2 net scores in a Wed Medal ). There was also a Net 61 and a 62 !! and a Gross 68 from Riccardo Di Murro which included 3 twos.

CSS was 69 with 142 Entries. The Results are attached and can also be viewed in the app. There is also a handicap revision file provided.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

Lawrie Trophy & Turner Quaich - Sat 27 June 2020

An Interesting Weekend with some very heavy showers which I'm sure caused a few problems for some.

This weekend was aimed mainly at our Senior Community with both the Lawrie Trophy ( 55+ ) & Turner Quaich (65+ ) up for grabs. We also had our qualifying for the Seniors Championship ( 16 best Gross scores from ages 55+ ) and the Whinhill Trophy ( 16 best Net scores from ages 55+ ).

Congratulations go to Gordon McFarlane who had our first Hole in One of the Season @ 16th. Hopefully the usual companies that provide wee extras for a hole in one are still providing these in the current environment.

CSS was 69 with 147 Entries. The Results are attached and can also be viewed in the app. There is also a handicap revision file provided.

The winner of the Turner Quaich was Michael O'Neill with Net 70 and the Runner Up was Alan Moore with Net 71.

The winner of the Lawrie Trophy was Archie Essler with Net 68 and Runner Up was Michael Bonnar also with a Net 68 but lost out on countback.

The Qualifiers for the Matchplay competitions are shown below. Please note I took the ages of those eligible based on the DoB in the system, if anyone thinks there is anything wrong with age calculations please let me know ASAP and I will resolve.

The Draw for the matchplay will be issued in the next few days.

Qualifiers for the Whinhill Trophy Matchplay ( Handicap ) are:
Net Name
68 Archie Essler
68 Michael Bonnar
69 Paul Mcfarlane
69 Alex Roy
69 Neil Delussey
69 Mitchell Ogilby
70 Paolo Spella
70 Frank Molloy
70 Michael O'neill
70 Peter Gallagher
71 Alan Moore
72 Marco Imponenti
72 Douglas Allan
72 Michael O'brien
72 Cameron Mclellan
72 Edward Spence

Qualifiers for the Seniors Championship ( Gross )are:
Gross Name
74 Paul Mcfarlane
75 Alex Roy
76 Crawford Rae
77 Paolo Spella
77 David Macfarlane
77 Stuart Gallacher
77 Neil Delussey
78 Peter Gallagher
78 Cameron Mclellan
79 Frank Molloy
80 Gordon Cameron
80 Brian Fitzpatrick
81 Hugh Lyden
81 Marco Imponenti
82 Alan Moore
82 Mitchell Ogilby
83 Edward Spence
84 Owen Gallagher
84 Michael Bonnar

Attached is the Draw for the Matchplay for both competitions.

Seniors Championship

Whinhill Seniors Trophy


The rounds require to be completed by the dates below. Please note any extensions for these rounds will be only on an exceptional basis, so please arrange early.
Rd1 - 26th July
Rd2 - 16th Aug
Rd3 - 6th Sept
Rd4 - 27th Sept

In the current environment as we don't have access to the normal challenge book then the normal rules of engagement are different. Therefore, instead of it being the responsibility of the first name in the draw to make contact I am making it a joint responsibility and expecting both parties to be as flexible as they can be in arranging the ties.
There is a WhatsApp type tool within the Scottish Golf app ( GolfsApp), but please be aware that it doesn't always seem to alert people that they have a message so please be wary when using this, however, within that app when you click on someone's name it will also show you their email address and phone number ( top RH corner ). and I suggest a phone call between parties is probably best to allow details to be sorted quickly.

If there are any issues please email me right away and I will do my best to resolve.
Also, please email to let me know the result of the tie as soon as you have completed it.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Update 25 June 2020

CRAWFORD BOGEY
Earlier today Scottish Golf indicated that they had fixed the problem with the Crawford Bogey scoring/results resolution, so we published the results which some of you may have seen. However before we finalised the handicap adjustments I noticed a problem ( CSS was showing as 72 which meant half the field would have had their handicap cut ). Scottish Golf are back on the case trying to fix this CSS calculation, hopefully before tomorrows competition.

CRAWFORD BOGEY RESULT.
We finally have the results of our competition posted and the relevant handicap adjustments made.
Congratulations to Euan Knox who is our first Trophy Winner of the year and is now the proud recipient of the Crawford Bogey Trophy. Thats the good news. The bad news is that the Crawford Bogey Trophy is the old painting that hangs on the stairway between the Secretary's Office and the downstairs hall. Good Luck trying to find somewhere to hang that in the house Euan !!

BUNKERS
As you may know a couple of members have been kindly donating their time on a Tuesday and Friday to rake the bunkers in readiness for the competition, however, I am really disappointed that despite these efforts some members are not making any attempt to flatten out any footprints / divot marks when they are leaving the bunker which is impacting players coming up behind. Can I please request anyone who goes in a bunker should try to leave the bunker in as pristine a condition as they can.

GENERAL ACCOUNT TOP UP
Can I also ask that members ensure their accounts are Topped up so they are able to enter the competitions. Please note, if anyone is in the competition and hasn't paid their sweep/2's money the system will not allocate any winnings if so placed.
If anyone is having any problems topping up their accounts please let me know and I will help to resolve.

GUIDELINES for MARKERS & NON COMPETITORS playing in competition.
Some folks have been asking how the new system should work if their playing partner isn't playing in the competition, for example, someone who is a valid member but for valid reason ( maybe coming back from injury etc..) doesn't wish to play in competition or someone who is playing for handicap.

Process
The player should enter the competition but indicate to the starter or M&H that they do not wish to play in the competition prior to starting. M&H can refund any fees paid at that point.
This will allow the players to use the mobile scoring as normal, either by using Normal Scorecard or if this isn't available select 'Score for All Players'
At the end of the competition the M&H can remove the non-comp players score from the competition and use as a supplementary score for handicap if applicable.

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Update 23 June 2020

As indicated the 3rd slots for this Wednesdays and Saturdays competitions were opened @ 5PM.

A couple of people have reported that they took a 3rd slot and got an email confirmation however shortly after when they checked they were no longer on the draw. If you have taken a 3rd slot please check you still have it. If not, please go in via Comps and select your competition then re-select your tee time via the My Tee Time button.

If you are having a problem with this please let me know which time you are trying to join and if still free I will resolve. You can contact me by replying to this mail. Update on Crawford Bogey results - Scottish Golf are still looking at this.

As mentioned on Saturday there was a problem with the scoring on the Crawford Bogey, however that has now been corrected and the scores now look correct. You can check this in the competition.
Comps - Then Click on Past - Select Crawford Bogey - Scores - Scoreboard. There is currently a bug in the system which isn't resolving the results correctly for a Bogey competition. Scottish Golf are looking into this and the results will be updated once this is fixed. ( I think we must be one of the few clubs in Scotland that still have a Bogey competition, which maybe is why SG haven't seen this issue before ! )

3rd Slots
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The 3rd slots for this Wednesdays competition will be opened around 5PM today, and Saturdays competition will be available shortly after. This is a manual process hence why it won't be an exact time.

Going forward the 3rd slot will be available when the competition opens as this is the only way to ensure it is done at an exact time. This will be in place whilst CoVid restrictions are in place. However once restrictions are lifted this will be looked at by the committee as to whether we revert to our normal process of keeping the 3rd slot as only available on the day via the starter.

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  • Update 21 June 2020

Phase 2 Update

Following the Scottish First Minister’s Covid 19 update today, it is now acceptable for Golf Clubs in Scotland to allow their members and visitors to move from 2 balls to 3 balls whilst maintaining all other Social Distancing Guidelines.

VMS will need to be set up to accommodate this change but as from Friday 19th June as long as a 2 ball is booked on the system, it will be possible for a 3rd name to be added when checking in with the starter for non competition rounds.

M&H are working hard to accommodate a move to 3 balls for Competition and an update on this will follow shortly .

Unfortunately, there has been no change on the regulations to allow us to open the Clubhouse or to sell drink outside but this will be reviewed in 2 weeks time and we are already taking steps to ensure we are ready to respond as soon as the regulations change.

Executive Committee.

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  • Update 19 June 2020

As per previous email confirming 3 balls are acceptable, please note that the 3rd time on Saturdays competition (Crawford Bogey) will be made available on Friday 19th Jun @ 12:00 ( midday ).
As per CoVid guidelines everyone must have a pre-booked time, ie, no one can turn up on Saturday without a time.

To take the 3rd time please enter the competition as usual and when the Tee Time button appears you will be able to select any available times.

If you already have a time and are looking to move, then it is a similar process.
Click on - Comps - Select Crawford Bogey - Then press the Tee Time button - You will then have the option to move to any available slots.

Further details about the 3rd time for future competitions will be made available in the next few days.

Also attached are the results from yesterday's Wednesday Stableford. These can also be viewed on the App.

Please note that due to the way the new system is setup we will be reverting the 2's competition for the 1st division to normal setup. ie, any 2's will be paid out. So there will be no longer be a 2's section for Scr-5 and 6-10, instead it will be a Scr-10.

However, we will continue to look at this to see if there is an easier way to allocate the 2's winnings, and if so, we will try to revert to our usual format for 1st section at some point in the future.


Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Update 16 June 2020

First VMS Competition Results
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As I indicated in my last communication we were going to run the results phase of Fridays 9 Hole competition with Scottish Golf rep.

We went through this today and we have published the results and they are now available via the app and on the website to view and the winners should have had monies added to their Pro Shop accounts.

The members are able to view the scores on their phones by clicking on:

Comps - Club - Past - Welcome Back 9-hole - Result

Please see below a link to a youtube video put together by Gordon Crae from Gourock who is our Scottish Golf rep. This video shows how to see results.

Click on Link: https://youtu.be/usjfkMoqtRg

Lessons Learned from 1st Competition
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As previously mentioned the competition went very well with only a few issues, however, one of the recommendations from Scottish Golf with reference to scoring is that members should select Normal Scorecard instead of Score for All Players.

Score For All Players should only be used when only one player has a phone.

Also as we are starting Qualifying competitions this weekend then we really need to implement the Normal Scorecard method as much as possible. This reduces the M&H workload as well as being more precise in terms of scoring, ie, there should be little or no errors because of the cross verification.

SG have also produced a tutorial for Scoring, please review this as it is very helpful..

Click on Link: https://youtu.be/lM7xi5lKy8w

If anyone is has any issues or questions please let me know via email ( either reply to this email or directly to ar028m8442@ntlworld.com )

Please note there are also a couple of other videos by SG on Topping up your account and Entering competitions, however as most of you have already Topped up your accounts and Entered a competition then you may already be familiar with this.

Links:
Topping up : https://youtu.be/Xr3skbnE4Ew

Entering: https://youtu.be/51RTxYwJI6Q

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Update 13 June 2020

First VMS Competition Held Successfully
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We have now held our first competition using the new VMS system. The competition was very well supported with almost 100 entries. Everyone seemed comfortable with the system on their phones with only 1 entry out of 97 having to be manually input by M&H.

The members are able to view the scores on their phones by clicking on:

Comps - Club - Past - Welcome Back 9-hole - Scores - Scoreboard.

M&H will have a session with Scottish Golf on Monday to ensure that we are adopting the correct procedures when running the results and I expect to get the results out on Monday. Going forward the results should then be communicated in a much more timely period.

As I mentioned in a previous email you can now enter our Wednesday and Saturday competitions in the normal leadtime, ie, 8 days in advance @ 7PM. Please remember that if you want a time on a competition day you must first enter the competition then you will get a button to allow you to select a tee time on the competition draw sheet.

Challenge Cup / Challenge Quaich Entry
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Just to let you know that M&H plan to run the Challenge Cup / Challenge Quaich this year albeit on a very much shortened timescale. Unfortunately due to Government restrictions of 2 households we cannot run the foursomes this year. Anyone knocked out in the Challenge Cup first round will go into a draw for the Challenge Quaich.

If you wish to enter the Challenge Cup please email me before Wednesday 17th June @ 8PM.

For those of you who have already entered on the drawsheet in the clubhouse before lockdown can you please re-iterate again your desire to play otherwise I will assume that you don't.

If you have paid your entry fee already please let me know this on your email.

If you have already paid and no longer wish to play please email me and confirm whether you wish us to add that money to your General account in VMS or if you want the money returned.

In order to complete the competitions in time we will be working to a very strict 2 week turnaround with NO extensions being granted. In order to do this we will need competitors to contact each other as soon as they know who their opponent is. ( note: There is a communications tool within the VMS system which could help on this, albeit I am not sure how effective it will be.
Click on GolfsApp on the bottom of your phone then select the person you want to message and type in your message similar to using the phone message system or whatsapp.

M&H will try to keep the draw information up to date on an almost daily basis probably via the clubs website, but as mentioned above this will be all about full co-operation of the members, and if for example people decide to go on holiday they may need to forfeit their tie, therefore anyone entering should be aware of this.

If anyone is having any issues with VMS or wants to enter Challenge cup please let me know via email ( either reply to this email or directly to ar028m8442@ntlworld.com )

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Update 9 June 2020

I have added a 15 minute video that shows how to enter and score using the app. This is an extract from the education session provided by Scottish Golf last month.

You can view the video on the link: https://youtu.be/TEaZZGoDVcw

The 1st competition is a 9 Hole Stableford competition over the Big course (Holes 1-8 & 14)
This will be held on Friday 12th June and entries will open on Tuesday 9th June ( Tomorrow ) @ 19:00.

The 2nd competition will be on Wed 17th and will be an 18 Hole Stableford - entry for this will open on Thu 11th June @ 19:00

The first two competitions will be non-qualifying. This is for several reasons,

1. Players readiness for competition, 2. Course readiness, and 3. System readiness, ie, we would like to use these first 2 competitions to help iron out any issues we encounter using the new VMS system.

The first qualifying competition will be Sat 20th - Crawford Bogey. This will open up for entry as per our normal leadtime, ie, it will open up the Friday before @ 19:00.

If anyone is having any issues please let me know via email ( either reply to this email or directly to ar028m8442@ntlworld.com )

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.

  • Update 9 June 2020

As you know we are now back playing golf again and all members are booking times via the Scottish Golf VMS app. The next stage in our deployment of this new system is to use the system for competitions.

The system will be used to:

1) Load money into your General Account.
( This will be used to pay entry fees (sweep & 2s) for competitions. Any winnings will then go into your Proshop account (as it always has)).
2) Enter competitions
3) Book a time in the competition
4) Check-In via the app
5) Use for electronic scorecards on the app.

In order to ease both the membership and the M & H into the use of the new system we will start with some smaller competitions and towards the end of the month get back into normal competition mode.

PLEASE NOTE : I will shortly send out further communications including some pdf files and videos (also make them accessible via the website) to show members how to enter competitions and use the scoring facility.

THE FIRST STEP for members is to load their General Account with funds for playing in the competitions. This can be done easily on the app or on the website.

a) Loading on the app: Log into the app and on the Top RH corner of your homepage click on the Top Up button. This will then ask you to select a pre-set amount ( minimum is £15 ). It will then ask you for your debit or credit card details as per any normal web transaction. Once you have completed this your credit amount will show on your home page.

b) Loading on the Web: Click on the Website: https://4102522000.scottish.golf/
Once on the Website Login (Red icon top RH corner ) using your email & your Scottish Golf password.
Click on the Settings Icon ( Red Gear icon on top RH side ), then select Top Up Balance and proceed as above.

This will then ask you to select a pre-set amount ( minimum is £15 ). It will then ask you for your debit or credit card details as per any normal web transaction. Once you have completed this your credit amount will show on your home page.

I plan to run a non qualifying 9 hole stableford competition on Friday in order to kick off our use of the system so it would be good if anyone who plans to play in this could load up their accounts ahead of this.
The competition will open for entries on Tuesday 9th June ( Tomorrow ) @ 19:00.

The planned fixture list for the rest of June is:
Sat 13th - Normal Play
Wed 17th - Stableford
Sat 20th - Crawford Bogey
Wed 24th - Willow Trophy
Sat 27th - Lawrie Trophy & Seniors Qualifying.

If anyone is having any issues with trying to load their account please let me know via email ( either reply to this email or directly to ar028m8442@ntlworld.com )

 

VMS Update May 2020

The Executive Committee have given M&H the authority to proceed with a new system for Booking times and running competitions ( Scottish Golf Venue Management System - VMS ).

When the government and SGU give the OK for golf to resume it is very likely that one of the guidelines will be that NO ONE will be allowed to play without booking a time. ie, Just turning up to play golf will not be allowed. Note: These rules will be in place for normal social golf as well as competition golf.

Therefore M&H will be looking to setup VMS to allow members to book daily slots and this will require members to use VMS to book a time, either through the Mobile APP or via the Website. In terms of impact to the members there should be little or no difference to what is currently used today ie,(BRS). Please note that this also applies to the Nine Hole Course ( Wee course ) and 9 hole members will also need to book a time.

In order to get everyone lined up for the new system the M&H will register each member with Scottish Golf. Each member who hasn't already registered should receive an email from Scottish golf and within the email it will contain a password for registering/logging onto VMS and a link to the APP. If you haven't received the email from Scottish Golf within the next few days please check your spam/junk mail.

We will also set people up as visible to other members so that you can be added to timesheets by another person. In line with Data protection (GDPR) rules, there is the option in the app for members to switch this off, however it does mean you will be invisible to other members.

In order to expedite this rollout we will initially use the VMS app for booking tee times and then when the time is right extend the use of the app for Entering and Scoring in competitions. When we do get the nod to resume golf we expect that initially we will be playing social golf and hopefully within a fairly short period we can restart competition play. This strategy we are adopting ie, initially using the app for bookings, will allow members to familiarise themselves with the app and we can then move forward by using it to run competitions.

Education sessions, videos and instructions docs will be made available. We already held one Zoom session last week with nearly 40 members attending and the feedback was very positive.

We will setup the VMS booking system so that members can book a tee time up to 7 days in advance.

NOTE: Even although we are not currently allowed to play golf we will set up VMS with daily timesheets to allow members to make tee bookings just to familiarise themselves with the app. Please feel free to do this.

To get you started attached is a pdf file with simple instructions on how to make a tee booking.


If you have any concerns or questions on this please contact M&H via email ( either reply to this email or directly to ar028m8442@ntlworld.com )

Thanks
Alex Roy M&H Convenor.


Some useful links are provided below....

Link to mobile apps.
Android SG app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ocs.scottish.golf&hl=en_GB

Apple SG app
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/scottish-golf/id1446466032

Weblink is : https://4102522000.scottish.golf/