Rule 6-7 The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 6-7: Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes. Bogey and par competitions – See Note 2 to Rule 32-1a. Stableford competitions – See Note 2 to Rule 32-1b. For subsequent offence – Disqualification. Note 1: If the player unduly delays play between holes, he is delaying the play of the next hole and, except for bogey, par and Stableford competitions (see Rule 32), the penalty applies to that hole. Note 2: For the purpose of preventing slow play, the Committee may, in the conditions of a competition (Rule 33-1), establish pace of play guidelines including maximum periods of time allowed to complete a stipulated round, a hole or a stroke. In match play, the Committee may, in such a condition, modify the penalty for a breach of this Rule as follows: First offence – Loss of hole; Second offence – Loss of hole; For subsequent offence – Disqualification. In stroke play, the Committee may, in such a condition, modify the penalty for a breach of this Rule as follows: First offence – One stroke; Second offence – Two strokes; For subsequent offence – Disqualification. Christmas Twilight Christmas Twilight 2 Ball Ambrose Tuesday 19 th December, enjoy 9 holes of golf with great Christmas prizes, dinner and fun. Members Christmas Drinks Members will enjoy beverage at “Happy Hour” prices from Monday 18 th to Sunday 24 th December. Christmas Gift Ideas Membership, Dimples Restaurant, Try Golf or Golf Lesson Vouchers are an ideal gift for a family member or friend for Christmas; talk to one of our friendly office team. Christmas Cheers I take this opportunity to wish the members and staff a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
Course Insights Paul Traeger Well – to rip out an old well worn quote - “where the hell has the year gone?” Here we are, well into December with festive celebrations in full swing and our annual turf renovation program at full tilt. As we continue with recognized practices and include new industry researched improvements in turf management, I’m really satisfied with progress and results to date. And as Ivan and his staff continue to work with our turf consultant, I’m sure you will all see further enhancement of course conditions throughout the spring and summer. The effort and input of our boys this year has been excellent. Course development and change should always be on our agenda and not since the inclusion of bunkers on the 14 th hole has there been any significant works. Work such as under surface drainage on 7 th and 17 th fairways, redirecting of cart traffic around greens, [the 3 rd hole will be next] repair work to the carries on 11 th and 18 th fairways, trimming or removal of trees and adding additional irrigation points are all part of necessary course maintenance. So, following a statement of intent to members through the last newsletter and agreement by the Board, the next major project to be planned by the Course Committee will be a rebuild of the 9 th green including changes to the fairway. Recognized course designers will be approached to present a proposal, which would include consideration of a number of our views. Greens Green’s mowing height has recently been lowered to 3mm, following coring and sanding. Whilst there is excellent growth of the bent grass and the day temperatures are mild, this height of cut will remain. The applications of growth regulator(“Shortstop”-Paclobutrazol), which will suppress the Poa Annua, and tank mixing with soluble fertilizer has increased the growth of the bent grass at the expense of the poa. The recent rain events and following humidity were unfortunately perfect conditions for fungal disease to appear. All of the bent grass turf was treated with a fungicide to control “Dollar Spot” the 27th of November. Spraying time with the new boom sprayer was significantly reduced. The application of “Tupersan” (selective herbicide) to control couch grass encroachment in the green’s collars has commenced and will continue throughout December. Greens dusting and rolling program has also now commenced. Greens will be aerated with the 8mm. solid tynes the week commencing December 18th. Fairways The growth of Wintergreen Couch this spring/early summer has been exceptional and has resulted in good recovery from last month’s hollow tyning renovation. The growth needed to be controlled so an application of growth regulator (Trinexapac-Etyl) went out late last month. The rate used reduces the growth by approximately 50% and lasts about 4 weeks. A follow-up application will go out the week before the Christmas break. We also take the opportunity to tank mix with Manganese Sulphate and possibly Ferrous Sulphate.