Internal Club Competitions

I write to confirm that the entry forms for the following internal matchplay competitions are printed and now available in the 19th hole to all Full members, at a cost of £3 per player :-

Demitriardi Cup – Handicap Limit 20
Angora Trophy – Handicaps 16-54
1st Division – Handicap maximum 15
Day Bowls – Foursomes Handicap Limit 20

Please don’t delay in putting your name down for the competitions, as the closing date is set for the night of the AGM which is 8th April 2019.

Good Luck.

Bob Sharp



Congratulations to Outlane’s Irene Battye and Carol Crowther on
winning the latest round of the HHDGA Ladies Winter League held
at Outlane on Wednesday 27th February.

The full results are as follows:
1st.Irene Battye and Carol Crowther
Outlane 34 points

2nd Luba Brierley and Jane Schofield
Lightcliffe 32 points

3rd Carole Hampson and Elaine Mackie
Crow Nest Park 31 points

It was a beautiful warm sunny day and the 72 ladies who took part
all thoroughly enjoyed such amazing ‘winter’ weather.
A big thank you goes to all the Outlane members who helped with
the organisation both before and during the event and of course to
the greens and catering staff who did a splendid job.

This weeks TriCast Result & Bonus Ball result


This is a reminder that you can make pre-paid entries into the draw by submitting sets of 3 numbers between 1 and 15 to the office.

Each set of numbers costs £26 for a year and you have the chance of winning:-

– the jackpot if you predict the 3 numbers in the correct sequence
(this has ranged between £200 and £2000 in the last year)

– the bonus pool if you predict the 3 numbers but in the wrong sequence
(this has been up to £160 in the last year)

Alternatively, you can make an entry any week by filling in the sheet behind the bar.

Best of luck!

Trevor Pickles


Date Number Winner
16/3/2019 38 Brian Moroney
9/3/2019 2 Damien Talbot
2/3/2019 54 rollover
23/2/2019 57 Rollover
16/2/2019 12 Lisa Bower
9/2/2019 12 Lisa Bower
2/2/2019 20 P.Wadsworth
26/1/2019 45 T.O’Brian
19/1/2019 45 T.O’Brian
12/1/2019 26 R.Senior
5/1/2019 6 C.Sharp

Volunteers Required

Volunteers are required for the following jobs

  • Astro Turf Paths – 1st hole. Extend current path and 18th- create new path
  • Plant trees and remove gorse on 12th
  • Remove the bushes around the front of the ladies 17th tee
  • New Bell on 4th and 17th holes
  • 4th tee general clearance of bushes etc
  • Divit Filling – On all appropriate holes

If you can help please contact Roger Patrice or Greenkeepers

Greenkeepers Work Sheet January to March

  • 13th Gates – Establish Trolley access and lock main gates
  • Signage- Winter tees(5th,8th,12th & 16th Yardage), Bell usage on 4th, 6th Tee Direction, Ladies 17th tee direction
  • 10th fairway bunker (general clearance around gorse)
  • Sprinklers to reset
  • Stone Plaques- Resite as required
  • Clear drainage channels on 14th path-ongoing
  • Grate Covers on 9th,1th & 15th paths
  • New steps on 12th green, 13th tee and 18th tee
  • Move tee sign on 8th
  • New bell on 4th hole by tree on left hand side & new bell by bunker on 17th
  • 6th Tee General clearance and improve turning circle

Hole In One

Congratulations to Alan West who had a hole in one today(26/1). West holed out on 12a with a 9 iron.

New Rules starting Jan 2019

Shortened version of new rules starting January 1st


Dropping procedure: When taking relief (from an abnormal course condition or penalty area, for example), golfers will drop from knee height. The ruling bodies say this will ensure consistency and simplicity in the dropping process while also preserving the randomness of the drop.

Measuring in taking relief: The golfer’s relief area will be measured by using the longest club in his/her bag (other than a putter) to measure one club length or two club lengths, depending on the situation, providing a consistent process for golfers to establish his/her relief area.

Removing the penalty for a double hit: The penalty stroke for accidentally striking the ball more than once in the course of a stroke has been removed. Golfers will simply count the one stroke they made to strike the ball.

Balls lost or out of bounds: Alternative to stroke-and-distance penalties: A new local rule will be available in January 2019(Outlane GC are NOT implementing this rule), permitting committees to allow golfers the option to drop the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty. It addresses concerns raised at the club level about the negative impact on pace of play when a player is required to go back under stroke and distance. Note: This is only applicable to “friendly golf and not available in competitions”

Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball, and a player will not be responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so.

Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole, and players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green, and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.

Relaxed rules for “penalty areas” (currently called “water hazards”): Red- and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., in addition to areas of water. Expanded use of red penalty areas where lateral relief is allowed, and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area.

Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand. However, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty.

Relying on player integrity: A player’s “reasonable judgment” when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong, and there is an elimination of announcement procedures when lifting a ball to identify it or to see if it is damaged.

Pace-of-play support: The ruling bodies will reduce the time spent  searching for a lost ball from five minutes to three; there is an affirmative encouragement of “ready golf” in stroke play; the ruling bodies are recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke; and there are other changes intended to help with pace of play.

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