The Chase Golf Club
January Medal results.
A field of 18 competitors took on the cold and heavy underfoot conditions for the January Medal over our home course of Seafield. Once again the course came out on top as only our winner broke
par and indeed our best gross score was 9 over par scored by 5 time Club Champion Robert Gilchrist in a round which contained no birdies. The fight for the minor places was tight as both Gordon
Christie and Hugh Mackie tied on nett 69, 1 over par. Hugh made a poor start dropping 5 shots in his opening 4 holes but a double bogey at 8 was followed by a birdie 2 at the ninth as he turned in
nett level par. A bogey at 10, a double at 13 and bogeys at 14/15/17/18 meant Hugh finished nett 1 over for the round. Gordon bogeyed 2/3/4/6 before his birdie at 7 but this was cancelled out by
a double bogey at 8 as he finished the outward half at nett level par. With only 3 pars on his inward nine, Gordon also finished nett 1 over par but managed to pip Hugh on countback over the last
6 holes. Runner-up was Captain Tony Bloor despite dropping 7 shots in his opening 5 holes. Pars at 6/7 steadied the ship but another run of 8 dropped shots in the next 7 holes appeared to take Tony
out of contention. A birdie 2 at 15 smartened up the card but a final bogey at hole 16 ultimately cost Tony the chance of victory. Our winner this week was Eric Borland who also made a poor start
to the round with 3 dropped shots in the opening 2 holes before 5 straight pars put him back on track. The front 9 closed with a double bogey at 8 and a bogey at 9 as Eric finished nett level par
at the turn. Dropped shots at 10/14 and a double bogey at 15 checked Eric's charge for the winning line with dropped shots at 17/18 leading to a tighter finish but eventually a single shot victory
ensued as Eric finished nett 1 under par overall. A further birdie 2 at 15 by Alan Smeeton meant the prize pot was shared between Alan and Tony as Hugh Mackie does not enter this competition. Next
week sees us move to Lochgreen at Troon for our Par Competition - good luck to all taking part.
Chase Inn opening hours.
Following a discussion with Stephen Kelly, the Chase Inn will revert back to it's normal opening hours from Monday 17th January. This means that members now have full access to the entry and
draw sheets for our competitions as normal. The draw for the Winter Stableford on Feb 2/4/5/6 will be made as usual on Jan 24th.
January Stroke Play competitions.
As you should all be aware, the Chase Inn is currently closed due to a positive COVID-19 case. This means players have no access to the entry sheets for our forthcoming events, specifically
the January Medal and the Par Competition due to be held at Lochgreen. Consequently, we shall allow players to contact each other and make up their games rather than conduct any draw. Alan
Smeeton must be contacted before playing so he knows who is playing each day - if Alan is not aware you are playing you will not be in the event. It is hoped the Chase Inn may be open by January
10th, 2022 but we shall allow players to do likewise for the Par Competition at Lochgreen.
Electronic score returns
Please refer to the email instruction sent out on 10/08/20. If members require further assistance in this matter they should
contact Alan Smeeton as per the guidance attached to the email.
Amendment to procedure
Following 2 incidents where a member was left without a game, the following procedure must now be followed by all players who pull out of a game
after the draw has been made. It is now a requirement that the player pulling out contacts EVERYONE PLAYING IN THE GROUP to inform them. This should happen
as a common courtesy but clearly has not been.
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