R&A have allowed Clubs to use digital scoring during Covid-19 relaxed restrictions – here is the statement from R&A:
“….. The principles in the Rules that apply to paper scorecards need to apply equally to digital methods of scoring. These principles include the requirement for each player to have an independent marker who is responsible for his or her scorecard during the round. This is covered in Rule 3.3b, which requires that the player’s score is kept on his or her scorecard by the marker and that after each hole during the round, the marker should confirm with the player the number of stokes on that hole (including strokes made and penalty strokes) and enter that gross score on the scorecard.
Provided the criteria stated in the Rules is met there should be no issue with national organisations accepting digital scores, however it would be advisable to contact the national organisations to check their handicap systems.“
To reduce Covid-19 transmission risk, it is unlikely that Club score entry terminals will be available any time soon and if Gourock Golf Club members would like to play in qualifying competitions, they need to learn how to pay their entry fee, enter competitions and mark another players score digitally. Here are some tutorials members may find useful:
Tutorial 1: How to Enter a competition
Tutorial 2: How to Top-Up your account for cashless competition entry
Matchplay competitions are now open for entry. The entry fee is £6.00 per. player. Your name / names, relevant competition / competitions should be clearly marked on a sealed brown envelope, and deposited in the box in back lounge.
Entries will close at midnight on the 12th of April.
There are minor amendments to the rules and regulations for making and accepting challenges ( see inside cover of any challenge book ) we suggest you read these before entering.
M & H committee
Q) A ball is embedded in the penalty area. What is the ruling?
A) The ball must be played as it lies OR take penalty relief under rule 17.1d for a penalty of one stroke. There is NO option to take relief by dropping in the penalty area.
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