Thank you to everyone who has participated in The Ram Stableford competitions to date. After five events I just wanted to give you a quick update on progress.
RAM 3 was abandoned halfway through due to very heavy rain, flooding and a small field. Entry money was credited back to entrant’s competition account. As Geoff Parker went out early and had a very creditable 38 pts, we decided it only fair to put him through to the final in September …….. Well done Geoff!
RAM 4 – Congratulations (again) to Liam Gallagher on a great 40 points, now a two time winner! As Liam had previously qualified both Jason Woodward and Alan Quinn qualify for the final with commendable 37 and 36 points respectively!
Also great to note that a few ladies participated in this one – thank you Julia, Bella and Janice! We would love to see more of you playing!!
RAM 5 – Congratulations Paul Mason who won with a great 37 points and well done Vice Captain Paul Judge on second place with 34 points! Both qualify for the final.
Thanks to your participation we have already raised almost £100 for the NHS TOGETHER CHARITY !
NEXT RAM QUALIFIERS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 4th & 5th
EventDateResultScoreStatusRAM 16th JuneLiam Gallagher – 1st43ptsQualified Martin Hollands – 2nd38 ptsQualifiedRAM 27th JuneRichard Powley – 1st43ptsQualified Stephen Napper – 2nd37ptsQualifiedRAM 317th JuneGeoff Parker – 1st38ptsQualified Abandoned – rain RAM 4 20th JuneLiam Gallagher – 1st40ptsQualified * Jason Woodward – 2nd37ptsQualified Alan Quinn – 3rd36ptsQualifiedRAM 5 21st JunePaul Mason – 1st37ptsQualified Paul Judge – 2nd34 ptsQualified
|The Return of Competitive Golf|
Following consultation with England Golf, it has been confirmed that clubs may now play some competitive golf but, unsurprisingly, only with the necessary safeguards in place. Consequently, your golf competitions committee has been discussing how best to do this at Ramsey to ensure that these can be conducted simply and safely.
At this point in time we have decided that attempting to reintroduce our normal programme of competitions would present too many challenges in organisation and execution and might risk infringements of some safety guidelines. Without access to our normal facilities (clubhouse, notice boards and Club V1 computer terminals etc.) posting entry sheets, controlling closing dates, conducting a draw and organising starter procedures, would make holding these very difficult.
However, we recognise the appetite for regular competitive golf and have agreed the following:
Completion of the Winter league and Cornthwaite Bowl knockouts can now go ahead.Other match play events (Ryder Cup, Capt v Vice, Whittome Bowl etc) may be possible and details will be circulated of these in the future.A medal or stableford competition will now be held every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) throughout the summer and, additionally, a stableford every other Wednesday.Each stableford will also provide two qualifying spots for The Ram trophy, with a grand final at the end of the season. A proportion of all entry money for these qualifiers will now go to an NHS charity. This competition will run on alternate weekends and alternate Wednesdays until the end of August providing up to 20 opportunities to play with up to 40 final spots on offer! Once qualified, you can still continue to play for the individual weekend or Wednesday prize and the qualifying spot will go to the next best two scores. Medals to be played in two or three balls, stablefords can be up to four balls. Men to play off white tees.
With the simple formats detailed above, members can book their own tee times and playing partners, and both the medals and stablefords are open to all members (Wednesdays provide the opportunity for five day members to participate). Gents and ladies to play off their respective cards with full handicap allowance. Each medal will be one competition played on either the Saturday or Sunday. The Ram will be an individual qualifying event and you can therefore play in it on either or both days.
Payment & Scoring
We are obviously anxious to adopt safest practice in these two areas and keep the procedures simple so are adopting the following method:
Entry & payment
For this weekend’s stablefords ask Scotty to put your name on the entry sheet before going to the tee. To minimise traffic, it would be good if one from your group visits the shop to do this on behalf of your group. Once your name is logged on the entry sheet your Club V1 virtual account will be debited with the £3.50 entry fee and, over coming days we will contact you to explain how to lodge money onto your competitions account and enter future events. Using this method we completely avoid the exchange of cash, observe social distancing best practice, and get you competing as soon as possible!
Accepting that not everyone is comfortable with technology, scores can be captured and submitted with one of two options, both of which will fully respect the social distancing rules:
Using a Smart Phone – iPhone/Android, one of your group is nominated as “scorer” and has downloaded the “Ramsey Golf Club” App. (Simply search the App Store/Play Store on your phone and download this app which is tailored specifically for our club). When opened, the home page invites you to “Start Game”, enter players and handicaps in your group, and record each player’s score after each hole. On completion of your round the app will automatically create a summary card detailing gross and net scores for each player, with an option to email each player his score card. The “scorer” should then forward a copy of these scores to Vice Captain Paul Judge or Glenn Cripps – email@example.com
Using a scorecard, one of your group is nominated as “scorer” and completes one scorecard on behalf of all the group. Make sure the card records the full names of each player, and their gross score on each hole and their handicap. The card should only be handled by the “scorer” although other players may want to record their own score separately for reconciliation purposes at the end of the round! It is absolutely essential that the card is neat and legible, and signed by the marker! Once all scores have been agreed the “scorer” should photograph and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.Alternatively, the scores can be copied onto a virtual scorecard, a copy of which is attached and emailed to the same address. (if you would like a flat email variant of this card please request from Paul /Glenn who can provide this for you).
We would like to launch these competitions this weekend/June 6th & 7th with a stableford (Ram qualifier) and a member of the committee will be on hand outside the Pro Shop to assist and answer any questions on payment and scoring.
It is essential that we still conform to all the government and EGU guidelines, so please arrive 15 minutes max before tee slot, do not form large groups around the clubhouse / car parks, and observe all the social distancing rules that are currently in place.
Please be aware that, until further notice, flags will be yellow on the front nine and red on the back nine. The flag colour will not denote the hole position on the green.
And finally ……… please rest assured that we will be closely monitoring how these competitions are conducted and make adjustments or improvements at any time.
On behalf of your golf committee