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Our PGA Professional Pat Smith offers a low-cost opportunity for those looking to try their hand at our wonderful game:
The County Newsletter (available from the link below) contains information on the forthcoming changes to the CONGU handicapping system effective from January 1st 2018 and also of the Rules Modernisation programme which is due to come into effect from the beginning of 2019. It also contains numerous hyperlinks which the reader can follow to access greater detail.
The changes to the existing CONGU system should be read and understood by everyone who holds or intends to hold a handicap. The changes to the Rules Of Golf are quite fundamental and will also affect everyone who plays competitive golf - although their implementation is still a year away it is advisable to start looking at them now. The good news is that they are all designed to simplify the rules and speed up play.
Click HERE to see the newsletter.
It is a great compliment to both Pat’s skills and our club that Kidderminster has been appointed a county junior development centre.
This facility provides essential top-level tuition for up to 10 boys aged between 10 and 14 years from Kidderminster and golf clubs in the area, with a view to developing them into the next generation of county stars.
Comprising a two hour session every month running April to September, these are primarily skill-related sessions with technique forming a subsidiary element of the tuition. Pupils will be assessed on all areas of achievement and the results sent to the county for them to monitoring.
During periods of weather which are severe enough to cause full or partial course closures, a course inspection takes place every day at first light. This inspection cannot be completed until it is fully light, so the course status on this website and on the information line cannot be updated until approximately 15 minutes after sunrise. Follow THIS LINK to a website which shows sunrise times for Birmingham, from which you can work out when the course status will be published during these periods.
UPDATE - Members who have registered their email address with us now receive course status updates automatically via email as soon as the status is updated.