The south creek chronicle

September 2019


Keep up to date with everything going on at Dunheved Golf Club and the world of golf


Announcements

Course Renovations

Course renovations will commence on Monday the 9th of September and will conclude on or before Friday the 20th of September. The first stage will include the coring of the greens followed by the scarifying of the fairways and concluding with tee areas. The course will remain open at all times and  competitions will not be affected. It is anticipated there will be minimal disruption to the course and we thank members in advance for their understanding.

Club Championships 

Dates to remember for this years club championships.

Friday 11th Oct

Booking in for all 4 rounds*

Saturday 19th Oct

1st Rnd Club Championships

Saturday 26th Oct

2nd Rnd Club Championships

Sunday 27th Oct

3rd Rnd Club Championships

Saturday 2nd Nov

Final Rnd Club Championships

Normal Friday night booking in procedure applies*

Weekend Bistro

Trial trading extended till the end of October. Members without your support the bistro is not viable to continue weekend trading beyond this period.

Upcoming Events

Sunday 1st September - Family Day

Open Medley Individual Stableford & 2BBB

Tuesday 3rd September 

Wheeler Charity Day

Thursday 5th September

Ladies Buy A Bale Charity Day

Friday 6th September

Craig Cotton Memorial

Saturday 7th September

Monthly Medal Stroke 

Saturday 14th September 

Captains V Presidents (2 Man Ambrose)

Saturday 21st 

Open 4 Person Ambrose (3 Tee Shots Each)

Saturday 28th September

Open Individual Stableford & 2BBB

Sunday 29th September

Open Mixed Individual Stableford & 2BBB


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PGA TOUR SAYS IT’S LOOKING INTO POTENTIAL CHANGES TO PACE-OF-PLAY POLICY

RYAN HERRINGTON AUGUST 12, 2019

If you were curious what it would take for the PGA Tour to look into the matter of slow play more closely, you’ve got your answer. Try some viral videos that helped a long-brewing controversy bubble over once again.

Today, the tour announced that it would explore the idea of expanding its pace-of-play policy to address players whose groups are in position but who take an excessive amount of time to hit a shot.

“We are currently in the process of reviewing this aspect of pace of play and asking ourselves, ‘Is there a better way to do it?’ ” said Tyler Dennis, the PGA Tour’s chief of operations. “We think technology definitely plays a key role in all of this and we are thinking about new and innovative ways to use it to address these situations.”

Specifically, Dennis said, the tour will try to leverage its ShotLink data to help educate players on ways they can improve on the matter.

The issue surfaced this weekend after video of Bryson DeChambeau from Friday’s second round at the Northern Trust was shared on social media showing him taking a seemingly excessive amount of time over two different shots. A torrid of critical comments, including some from fellow tour pros, followed, as well questions asking why the tour wasn’t doing more on the matter.

DeChambeau defended himself on Saturday, saying that there were extenuating circumstances in both instances.

“When people start talking to me about slow play and how I’m killing the game, I’m doing this and that to the game, that is complete and utter you-know-what,” DeChambeau said after his third round Saturday. “That’s not fair.”

DeChambeau went so far as to seek out a meeting with Brooks Koepka, who had previously criticised him for slow play, on Sunday to try to discuss the matter.

“Slow play has been a problem for a while, but it’s definitely not getting any better,” said Justin Thomas, who sits on the PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council. “Until something’s done, it’s very, very hard. We talk about it every meeting – what we can do to make it better. It’s hard to make it better, but fair.”

Currently, the tour’s pace-of-play policy only addresses players whose groups have fallen out of position during their rounds. Players are “on the clock” when their group falls out of position and are given an allotted time between 40 and 50 seconds to hit subsequent shot. If they fail to do that, they can receive a bad time. The first bad time results in a warning, while a second bad time in the same round is a one-stroke penalty. Players are fined for a second bad time in a season, and each bad time thereafter, and for each time they are put “on the clock” after the 10th time.

“We have leveraged our ShotLink technology to provide every player with a pace of play report that they can access which breaks down the varying parts of their game and gives feedback on the amount of time on average that the player takes to hit a particular shot,” Dennis said.

But a handful of players – notably Koepka – have routinely discussed the issue as a problem on tour with the hope that their comments might help bring change.

“I just think guys are being more vocal about it,” Thomas said. “We’ve all talked about it before how slow it is, but now that people are noticing [how much of an issue it is], we’re being asked about it and we’ve been talking about what we’ve been saying to ourselves for awhile.”

Golf Digest Article Available at:

https://www.australiangolfdigest.com.au/pga-tour-says-its-looking-into-potential-changes-to-pace-of-play-policy/?fbclid=IwAR0wevo0mSA18KxMOdAFGplFlU6R4JQ-uBzb8b4ltKKGI-mt3Qe7VUnGdYc