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Next week's fixtures
Branston Open (Sept 3)
If anyone would like a copy of either the latest draw or the entry form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org asking for them and we'll reply with them.
Steve's Away Day
Anyone who has signed-up for Steve's Away Day on Sept 2 but hasn't paid needs to please: 1) Bank transfer to Barclays Bank sort code 20-15-96 a/c no 40787396 S.D.Warner (please ref with your name); 2) Cash, preferably given to Carole if you don’t want Steve buying alcohol with it; 3) Cheque, payable to S.D.Warner.
Scratch B Finale
Commiserations to the Ladies Scratch B team who unfortuantely lost their final match, 3 to 2, at Druids Heath on August 4. However, they have still had a good season so well done to all who represented the club and to the captain, Carol Alford. Good luck for next year, ladies.
Good luck, Sara
Good luck to Sara Allen in the England Golf National Medal Finals at Frilford Heath on August 10 and 11.
Branston is hosting the Staffordshire Ladies Mactier Cup Final next Monday (August 15), good luck to Louise Manning (Silver Division) and Trudie Hanson (Bronze Division) who qualified to represent Branston .
Rachel Warner and the Great North Run
In aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, Steve's sister Rachel is running the Great North Run on September 11. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/RachaelandLyndseyGNR2016
Off The Wall
Our Captains' Challenge is on September 11 and 12: we will be walking Hadrian's Wall. Any sponsorship will be very gratefully received: www.justgiving.com/Jenney-Hollis
This year's Bowls Night (with pie and peas!) is on Friday, August 26, from 6pm at Derby Co-op Bowls and Social Club. Directions are on the notice boards in the locker rooms along with the sign-up sheet.
Captains' Charity Ball – September 17 – James Bond Casino Royale
There will be many different James Bond fun and games going on throughout the evening, including:
Arrive 7pm, carriages at 1am, cost £38 per person, ring 01283 528 336 and book your tickets at the Pavilion. Black tie event, dress to impress/thrill!
Rule of the Week: Advice from Other PlayersWhen playing in a Qualifying Competition, you are not allowed to ask advice from anyone other than your caddy. If it’s a pairs competition you can ask for advice or receive advice from your partner or either of your caddies. Equally, if you are a player you cannot give advice in a Qualifying Competition to any other player unless they are your partner in a pairs or team competition. If you're playing in a Qualifying Competition but other players in your group are not playing in one then the situation is no different: you cannot ask for advice from them and they must not offer it to you.The penalty is the same for either asking for or giving advice: loss of hole in matchplay or a two stroke penalty in stroke play.Two players can, however, share the same GPS distance measuring device if they wish and can share factual information (for instance, on distances) but not advice on club selection. For instance, you can say to your opponent “it’s 150 yards to the flag” but you couldn’t say “it’s a seven iron to the flag”.You are ALWAYS allowed to ask for or give confirmation on the Rules of Golf.
Thought for the Week
From Robert Lynd (1879-1949), Irish writer, editor of poetry, urbane literary essayist and strong Irish nationalist:
"It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf."
That's All, Folks!
Have a great week, both on the course and off it.
Steve Warner and Jenney Hollis, Captains 2016