Friday November 16th 2018
Golf’s new Rules have been published by The R&A and the USGA ahead of coming into effect on 1 January 2019.
In order to help members understand the new rules the club are having a new rules night plus quiz on Wednesday 13th Feb 2019. Details will be available nearer to the event.
For the first time, a new Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf is being introduced to provide a shorter, more user-friendly version of the Rules for golfers at all levels of the sport. This version, which will serve as the primary publication for all golfers, features:
– A more intuitive organisation with ten simplified topical groupings
– A “Purpose of the Rule” description at the top of each Rule, to better define why the Rule exists
– Easy-to-follow, full-colour diagrams and charts
– A simpler, more direct writing style.
Pick up your complimentary copy from the club.
For more information on the rule changes see the R&A website www.randa.orgTweet  Share on Facebook
Championship qualifiers – Match-play draws
The Newbattle championships are well underway. Here are the match-play draws so far. Best of luck to all who are competing.
Raymond Smart – Gents Open Results
There were over 160 players who lined up to compete in the Raymond Smart. Thanks to all who played, and all who assisted to make the running of the tournament as smooth and efficient as it was. Special thanks to our green staff, who had praise heaped on them from all the visitors. Congratulations to Donald Lessels who won the Raymond Smart trophy. CSS Home 69 CSS Visitors 70
The Greens staff plan to hollow tine and top dress the greens from Monday 25th March, this work is expected to take 3 days and temporary greens will be in operation during this work period.
News from the course
It has been apparent of a general decline in golf etiquette at Newbattle Golf Club in recent years.