I am greatly honoured to be Captain of this great Club for 2023. My predecessors have been instrumental & central to many advances & improvements to our Club, & I am determined to continue this progress. I invite all our Members, old & new to support our Club Competitions/Social Events during the year ahead.
It is great pride that I take on the role as Lady Captain for 2023. I am fortunate to have a great Committee behind me diligently working away on your behalf. On behalf of Cathal & Myself we wish everyone associated with the Club & their Families the very best for 2023
We are delighted to be part of the Team at Newbridge Golf Club, and are looking forward to some good golf, and relaxing times in the Clubhouse with Members old & new
Significant updates to the WHS include:
Inclusion of Shorter-Length Golf Courses Within the Course Rating System: The overall length requirements for Course Rating in the WHS will be significantly reduced. A set of tees on an 18-hole course may be as short as 1,500 yards [1,370 meters] to be eligible for a Course Rating and Slope Rating®, and a set of tees on a 9-hole course may be as short as 750 yards [685 meters]. This change is intended to expand the WHS to thousands of shorter length courses, including par-3 courses, and enable more golfers to obtain and use a Handicap Index
Use of an Expected Score for a Hole Not Played: Improvements have been made to the method used to handle holes not played, which will now be based on a player’s expected score rather than a score of net par. This new method will produce a 9-hole or 18-hole Score Differential that more accurately reflects a player’s ability. As golfers across the world are playing more 9-hole rounds, an expected score can also be used to convert a 9-hole round into an 18- hole Score Differential. For some countries, this means that 9-hole scores will be considered in the calculation of a player’s Handicap Index immediately after the day of play, rather than waiting to combine with another 9-hole score.
Playing Conditions Calculation Adjustments Made More Frequent: The Playing Conditions Calculation (PCC) has been modified to increase the likelihood of an adjustment for abnormal playing conditions. National associations were given discretion, beginning in July 2022, to introduce this revision within their computation platforms, which will be complete by April 1, 2024.
Enhanced Guidance on Conducting a Handicap Review: The role of the Handicap Committee is vital to the success of the WHS and the Rules recommend that a Handicap Review is conducted regularly, or at least once a year to ensure a Handicap Index® remains reflective of a player’s ability. New reporting tools have been developed that national associations can incorporate into their handicapping software to assist Committees in conducting the review process effectively and consistently.
Well Done to all the Lads who played against Cill Dara GC yesterday.
The purpose of the outing was not about Winners or Losers, but more about giving our Juniors over the Winter the opportunity of playing different Courses, and playing against different players.
A BIG Thank You to Cill Dara GC for hosting the Event, and the Food after the Match.👏👏⛳️⛳️