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In preparation for the introduction of the world handicapping system planned for 2020 a team of Derbyshire officials visited the club last year and carried out a course rating exercise.Prior to the course rating exercise the club also had the Blue Course officially measured so that it could also be included in the work undertaken.The course rating exercise determines the slope rating and the course rating (SSS) for each of our 4 courses (White, Yellow, Red and Blue).Although slope rating won’t be used until the world handicapping system is in use, the course rating (SSS) becomes active at once. The course rating values (SSS) of the white, yellow and red courses all changed so there was an immediate need to amend the scorecards for these courses and introduce a new scorecard for the blue course. The course rating exercise also produced ratings that we didn’t have before in that men now have ratings for playing the red and blue course and ladies have ratings for playing the yellow and blue courses but not white because this course is too long for a ladies rating.The Course Rating (SSS) changes and Slope values are shown in the table below:
The course rating changes have forced the club into amending the scorecard artwork. The Competitions Committee agreed that this was therefore an ideal opportunity to carry out a long overdue review of the hole stroke indexes and make recommendations for adjustment where necessary. The starting point was to review competition history for the last 2 years which in total amounted to around 6,000 rounds of golf. The data was analysed, recommendations were made, and the proposed changes were confirmed against CONGU guidelines for setting stroke indexes. This process resulted in the Competitions Committee agreeing on several hole index changes that are shown in the tables to the right:
A Out of Bounds:-
1. On or over the road to the left of the 1st and right of the 6th holes.2. Beyond the white posts to the left of the 3rd hole.3. In or over the stream at the 12th hole, beyond the white posts to the left of the green.4. In or over the ditch on the left of the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th hole.5. In or over the ditch behind the 16th hole.6. Over any hedge or fence bounding the course7. In or over the ditch to the rear and right of the 14th green8. Car park to right of 7th hole.
B. Penalty Areas:-Penalty areas are identified by either red or yellow markers
C. Staked Trees:-If a staked tree or a tree smaller than a driver interferes with a player's stance or area of intended swing the player MUST take relief under Rule 16.For ground anchor transplanted trees - the same relief applies as to staked trees, however the area is extended to cover any ground within the vicinity of the tree which has been disturbed by planting, which is designated GUR.
E. Relief may be obtained from the following from the following in line with Rule 14 (Lifting and Returning a Ball to Play:-1. On or within one club's length of any road or surfaced footpath unless the road or footpath is out of bounds.2. In tractor rut in the General Area.3. On or near any pop up sprinkler or any water stop tap cover, where the sprinkler or cover also interferes with a player's stance or within one club's length of a sprinkler where the sprinkler is on line to the hole.4. On or within one club's length of the drain covers to the right of the 8th green and in front of the 9th tee.5. On a drain upon which the turf has not been fully reinstated on the fairway.6. Road crossing the 9th fairway: If a ball, having been hit on its intended line i.e. between the white posts marking the edges of the fairway, actually finishes on the road, but subsequently rolls down past the line marked on the road, the player may take relief from the point where the ball first crossed the road line.
E. Immovable Obstructions:-
1. The pylons to the left of the 13th and 14th are immovable obstructions rule 16 applies (relief from Abnormal Course Conditions including Immovable Obstructions) . 2. Any ball striking the pylons or wires must be abandoned and another ball played without penalty in line with Rule 14(Lifting and Returning a Ball to Play).3. The Halfway House and all internal walls.
F. Players must not start at the 7th or 10th holes if the previous holes are in play
Penalty for breach of any local rule:-
Match Play-Loss of Hole Stroke Play - Two Shot Penalty
Health and Safety:-
Clubhouse telephone number: 01246 279256Clubhouse PostCode: S42 7LA
Our flags are colour coded according to pin positions:
Red = Front of Green
Yellow = Middle of Green
White = Rear of Green
Distances shown on the card are to the middle of the green (Yellow Flag) position.
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Blue Course Scorecard