Here is a note on how to enter competitions. Members should receive it on both the Comms and the new Competition Only groups. Please let me know if not received on both.
Steve Reed Secretary
As previously stated our competitions kick off next Sunday July 5th
As the booking system is still in place the committee will need to book 6 four ball slots from 4pm on Sundays which we will then populate with members names after a draw has been made by Steve.
To ensure your entry into the competition we need to know if you intend to compete and request you indicate this on the BAGC Competition Only WhatsApp group by midday Friday. You will then be placed in the draw and added to the relevant tee group which can then be seen on the Beaconsfield GC website.
Please note that the WhatsApp group is to be solely used for competition entries only.
To those not on WhatsApp you will need to text Steve Reed direct before midday Friday.
Letter from the parent club to Beaconsfield Golf Club members
I must pay tribute to the Golf and Competitions Committee for the way that golf has been safely re-introduced. The committee is now focusing its attention on reviewing the golf programme for the summer. The main areas of consideration are: trying to maintain some club competitions (including a number that have already passed us by); the feasibility of retaining some internal and inter club matches; the possibility of allowing members’ guests and some society bookings.
We are very mindful of the understandable high demand for tee times and the likelihood of this continuing to be the case for the ensuing months.
News on all of this will follow shortly.
Happily the WC’s and hand basins will re-open on Monday 8th June and continue to be open 7 days a week from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. The lockers, showers and communal areas will remain closed and taped off. Golfers must sanitise their hands before entry and after exiting the locker rooms. Social distancing must be respected at all times and there should be no more than 2 members in these areas at any one time. Only paper hand towels will be available. The areas will be cleaned once daily. Spikes are not permitted in the tiled floor areas of both locker rooms.
Bar and food
A number of members have asked when these services might become available. Whilst plans are being made for the introduction of bar drinks, food etc. we continue to follow government guidance and await the next major announcement due on the 18th June. Hopefully some brighter news in the not too distant future.
WC ON THE 11th
This facility will continue to be open 7 days a week from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. In the last couple of weeks there have been reports of unwelcome visitors who clearly know the door code. This has given rise to the need to change the door code. With effect Monday 8th June the new code will be 5200 (yards on the green course).
As already reported Chris re-opens on the 15th June when buggies and lessons will once more be available.
Members must take personal responsibility and be mindful of the health and safety of other members and staff. We have sought to minimise the risks to members using the course and facilities. If you are in a vulnerable category, as defined by the UK government, you must make your own risk assessment before using any facility. Steve Lynch(Beaconsfield Golf Club)
Returning to 4-ball golf
Summary of what is happening from Friday 5 June
We are pleased to announce that 4-ball 18-hole golf will recommence on Friday 5 June. In short:
We know that the course is fully booked all day every day at the moment, so we are conscious to maximise the amount of golf available and give everyone a fair chance to play a number of times per week, while providing opportunities for those who have COVID concerns to be able to play in a way that they feel safe to do so. This necessarily means having to have rules and restrictions and again asking all members to ensure that they abide by the letter and the spirit of the rules even if they can find some holes in the systems!
At the moment, the course is fully booked and the capacity of the course, as currently set up for 2-balls, is 284 half rounds. We are able to see from the booking system that approximately 250-260 half rounds are being played daily and that around 220 different members are playing each day, with 30-40 members playing at least 18 holes. This means that there are only a modest number of tee times where members have played on their own or the second player’s name has not been captured properly, thanks to the great work of the marshals.
From 5 June, we will initially allocate the first 90 minutes of starting (7.30-8.50am tee times) to 2-ball golf, starting only from the 1st tee. We will then set up bookings for (up to) 4-balls until 8.00pm, recognising that anyone playing in the evening will not be able to play a full round.
If we assume that those playing until 5.50 can get 18 holes and all later groups can only play 10 holes, our capacity under these arrangements is 234 full rounds and 52 half rounds (the equivalent of 520 half rounds). This means that these arrangements will significantly increase the amount of golf that can be played and that the number of members who can play each day could also rise slightly. The ultimate number of members who can play each day will be impacted by the number of slots that are restricted by those needing to shield themselves for COVID reasons.
All golf from the 1st tee and holes to be played in numbered order
The course will return to its regular layout on 5 June. Given the current requirement for us to keep records of play, you must play the holes in numbered order and must not cut across to a hole out of sequence or start at the 11th hole.
With 2-balls starting at the 1st tee at 7.30, and therefore reaching the 11th at about 9.00, and with the greenkeeping staff needing to allocate staff to watering given the lack of rain (see May Niblick) and still have adequate time to prepare the whole of the course each day, it is not feasible to have any early morning tee times from the 11th tee.
The tee booking system will be set up to allow a member to book, or have booked for them, three tee times in the next 7 days. The system will not count any bookings for the current day, whether they have been booked previously or are booked on the day. You are therefore able to have four bookings in the system if one is for today. [NB Each booking in the system between 2nd and 4th June for ‘9 hole’ rounds will be counted as a booking by the computer, so we will not reduce the future booking limit from 4 to 3 until 9am on Tuesday 2 June.]
From 5 June, in addition to the booking restriction, you may only play once each day and not more than five times in a rolling seven-day period. These rules are being introduced to ensure that every member has a chance to play a reasonable amount of golf. The system will not enforce these two limits at the point of booking, but by having a marshal on the 1st tee and being able to run reports from the system, we do intend to enforce these particularly important sharing rules. Please do not break either rule.
Booking arrangements, COVID and making up 4-balls
Provision for 2-ball golf
We are setting up the early 1/2-ball slots primarily for those who have COVID reasons for not playing in a larger group, rather than for those who want to play early and quickly. If you fall into this category, please try to use one of these tee times and as early in the day as possible. These early tee times will be the only time in the day when 2-balls will be able to go at 2-ball pace. You may book a later time, but you will then have to play at 4-ball pace and will obviously be reducing the course capacity if you book a 4-ball slot and play alone. We want to avoid 2 balls playing through 4 balls as this is disruptive and slows the remainder of the field down.
Please do not book a 2-ball slot on the day that it is released unless you have COVID reasons for booking it. This will enable us to prioritise the shielding group, gauge the demand of those that need to have 2-ball slots and keep the number of 2-ball slots under review.
Anyone may book a free 2-ball slot from 9am the day after it has gone on general release. The system will not prevent you from booking earlier, but we ask you not to do so, so that anyone shielding can have priority to book and play in a small group without using a 4-ball tee time.
When booking 4-ball slots from 9am to 8pm, the booker of the tee time will be the only person able to book and amend playing partners and the way that you book will give some indication of whether you are open to others joining you. When making a booking, you will be asked to book for 1-4 players. If you select less than 4 players, vacant tabs will show as blank and indicate you do not wish to be joined by others. If you select for 4 players and know who you will be playing with, please enter their names at the time of booking. If you are waiting for friends to confirm their availability or you are open to being joined by other members and therefore do not add all the names at the time of booking (press Home to exit and save the booking), vacant tabs will show as Anonymous up to the limit of the number of players you have selected. You, and only you or the office, will be able to amend the names or replace “Anonymous” subsequently.
We encourage everyone to book 4-ball slots and opt for 4-ball golf, whether you have a complete set of playing partners or not, and allow others to join you, to maximise the amount of golf available. However, if for COVID reasons or otherwise, you need to restrict the number of players to less than 4, do select accordingly and the system will show the other slots as blank (unavailable).
Do not use Anonymous or any other method just to hold a booking slot for anyone who already has their maximum number of bookings. This is against the spirit of the rules.
Any booking that is three or less days into the future and against which Anonymous is shown, should be regarded as available for another member to join the booker and you should contact the lead name if you wish to join them.
We will also create two WhatsApp groups for anyone looking for playing partners to join their tee time and anyone who would like to get such messages to play with others. To join these, please contact Nick for the men’s and Sue for the ladies’ groups (by email please).
The volunteer marshal position will move to become a starter on the 1st tee from 5 June, where they will pick up and correct any inconsistencies in the tee sheet.
A reminder that you must maintain social distancing and comply with the Terms and Conditions of Play, which can be found here.....
We realise that this is all rather complex, but as we said above, we are seeking to maximise the amount of golf available while giving everyone a fair chance to play a number of times per week and provide opportunities for those who have COVID concerns to be able to play. If the extra capacity means that the course is not full all day, we will start to reduce the restrictions and hopefully simplify things as we continue on the journey to restoring normality. In the meantime, if you have any queries, or are having any difficulties, please contact the office or either of us.
Nick Cray and Sue Schmidt
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Sunday 17th Poppy Cup
Great scores in today. A net 66 only earned 3rd place. Our Captain Glenn handed over a cheque for £500 to the Beaconsfield branch of the British Legion. It was gratefully received . The remainder raised on the Harvest Festival goes to the Captains Charity which this year is the Alexander Jansons Fund
Sunday 10th of November was the Harvest Festival. We had an amazing response. Over £1200 was raised for our charities, including the local British Legion's good works. There was almost £100 in pickled onion/shallot sales alone. Arsenal tickets went for a premium as did other restaurant vouchers and almost new breadmakers. We even managed to sell a Perry Groves book
The AGM passed smoothly. The new Captain is Glenn Toudup. Vice Captain is Andy Prickett. Steve Reed continues as Secretary. Billy Eyers has left the comittee after many years of committment. Danny Tucker has filled the vacant seat. Other comittee members are Glen Douglas, Danny Saia, John Harris, Frank Wood, Stuart Smith and Dave Wright who is now the new bar steward, .
January 5th 2020 Qual Stab
1st Tony Beale 43
2nd Kevin Tucker 42
3rd Jarzy Shah 40
December 29th Qual Stab
1st Mick Dancer 40
2nd Gary Hobbs 40
3rd Danny Sytreet 39
December 15th Bring and Win
1st Danny Tucker 41
2nd Nathan Graham 41
3rd Mark Reeve 40
December 8th Turkey Shoot
1st Danny Tucker 42
2nd Frank Wood 39
3rd Kevin Ledgar 39
Dec 1st Qualifying Stableford
1st Steve Reed 41
2nd Tony Beale 40
3rd Franco Grieco 38
November 24th Dougie Gant , Qualifying Stableford
1st Danny Tucker
2nd Frank Wood
3rd Glenn Toudup
Poppy Cup Qualifying Medal 17th November
1st Glenn Toudup 77-12=65
2nd Franco Grieco 82-17=65
3rd Steve Reed 79-13=66
Harvest Festival Stableford 10th November
1st Bob Lomas 41 points
2nd Steve Reed 39
3rd Mick Dancer 39
Bob Baker Trophy 3rd November
1st Danny Tucker 68-4=64
2nd Kevin Tucker 78-12=66
3rd Dan Taylor 83-14=69
1st Mick Dancer
Abset Friends 14th October
1st Paul Woodbridge37
2nd Mick Monaghan 36
3rd Franco Grieco 36
4th August Val Doonican Scratch Salver
WINNER- Danny Tucker 76
2nd Bobo Lomas 80
3rd Dave Gibson 82
28th July Montrose Cleote
1st Danny Tucker 39
2nd Franco Grieco 39
3rd Mick Dancer 38
14th July Professionals Prize rd 2 QM
1st Franco Grieco 86-18=68
2nd Nathan Graham 79-8=71
Nathan also wins the Pros Prize for the 2 rounds
3rd Frank Wood 92-20=72
7th July Professionals Prize rd1 QM
1st David Gibson 87-11=76
2nd Danny Tucker 80-4=76
3rd Pete Grey 90-12 = 78
30th June Nancy Mitchell Bogey
23rd June Ladies Cup
1st Glenn Toudup 39
2nd Ijaz Shah 37
3rd Steve Reed 35
16th June 2019
Frank Batting Trophy
1st Neil Spicer 85-16=69
2nd Jo Reed 100-28=72
3rd Glenn Toudup 84-12=72
9th June 2019
1st Rob Salczynski 85-17 =68
2nd Gary Hobbs 84-14=70
3rd Richard Lewis 78-8=70
2nd June Du Pre Cup
1st Franco Griecco 88-19=69
2nd Ciro Castaldo 91-20=71
3rd Danny Tucker 79-4=75
League Match Versus Harewood(h)
League Match Versus Denham
BAGC won 4 1/2 -1/2
CV Rafferty Week 2 26th May 2019
1st Phil Strawa 84-20=64
2ndDanny Saia 83-14=69
3rd Bob Lomas 80-11=69
CV Rafferty Week 1 19th May 2019
Obrion Taylor Cup May 12th 2019
1st Danny Street 84-19=65
2ndRobert Salczynski 89-17=72
3rd Tony Mayhook 90-18=72
Jardine Eclectic Rd 2 May 5th 2019
1st Tony Beale 69
2nd Mick Dancer 6
3rd Andy Martin 72
Jardine Eclectic Cup Winner
Danny Tucker 70
Jardine Eclectic Medal (1st of 2 rounds) Apr 28th 2019
1st Nathan Graham 79-8=71
2nd Pete Grey 84-12=72
3rd Kevin Tucker 85-11= 74
Eddie Bovingdon Qual Medal 21st April 2019
1st Gary Hobbs 88-14=74
2nd Tony Beale 82- 8= 74
3rd Pte Grey 86-12= 74
Lifeboats Greensomes April Winners- Dave Wright and Glenn Toudup
Final Qualifying Stablefored March 24th
1st Tony Beale 40 points
2nd Glenn Toudup 39
3rd Dave wright 38
Qualifying Stablefored March 17th
1st Pete Grey 38 points
2nd Gary Hobbs 37
3rd Phil Strawa 36
Wally Weston March 10th
1st Jim Smith 35
2nd Stuart Smith 33
3rd Danny Tucker 32
R.W Bishop March 3rd
1st Bob Lomas 34
2nd Danny Saia 33
Medal Comp and Veterans Cup Feb 17
1st Wayne Shuhrey 84-13 = 71
2nd Kevin Ledgar 87 - 15 72
3rd Danny Tucker 75- 3 = 72
Mystery Prize 10th Feb