Rule changes for New Year

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

The rules of golf of­ten cause some con­tention.

If you thought you knew all the rules, think again! Var­i­ous changes have been in­tro­duced, ef­fec­tive from Jan­uary 1.

If you want full de­tails of the new rules, go to, where you will find in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing ‘10 Es­sen­tial Videos to get you Rules Ready’.

Al­ter­na­tively, get a copy of the 2019 Play­ers Edi­tion from the pro shop, which pro­vides a shorter, more user friendly ver­sion of the rules.

Over com­ing weeks we will also in­clude in­for­ma­tion on the new rules in this col­umn, so stay tuned.

First up, one of the is­sues that has been raised in re­cent weeks has been the age old prob­lem of slow play.

Un­der the new rules the time for search­ing for a lost ball is re­duced to three min­utes.

So there are no more long searches; find it in three min­utes or keep mov­ing. An­other sim­ple one is the ball drop. When tak­ing a drop, the ball must now be dropped from knee height when in a stand­ing po­si­tion. More on the rules in com­ing weeks. On the course, de­spite the hot weather the fields have been okay in the past week, with three grades on Satur­day and an im­pres­sive four grades on Wed­nes­day, with sta­ble­ford played on both days.

Satur­day’s A grade win­ner was David ‘Dig­ger’ Ring with 41 points, from Jarad Som­mer­feld on 40.

In B grade it was Felic­ity McCal­man with 39, a shot clear of Mark Thomas on 38.

In C grade Kirk Thomp­son had a mas­sive 48 points to de­feat Con­nor Thomp­son on 42.

We sus­pect Kirk’s hand­i­cap will not be around the mid 20s for much longer.

On Wed­nes­day two of our top golfers bat­tled it out in A grade, with Chris Thom­son de­feat­ing Vince Kelly on count­back, both with 39.

John Penna con­tin­ued his good form to take out B grade with 40 points, from Wayne Hodg­son 39.

Tony Tonta had 39 points to win C grade from War­ren Bull on 36.

In D grade Mur­ray Nils­son had the best score of the day with 42, one ahead of John Mar­shall.

To­mor­row is the Stubbs Wal­lace Ac- coun­tants Monthly Medal and next Satur­day, Jan­uary 12, is the cov­eted Borella Cup.

In the club­house, book­ings are slow for the In­dian Night, next Fri­day Jan­uary 11.

Please or­gan­ise a ta­ble and book with June, or phone the club­house.

Tonight is a roast night, with a top feed for $20.

Raf­fle tick­ets are on sale from 6pm with meat raf­fle drawn at 7.30 and the Joker’s Wild, now worth more than $4000, at 8pm. Last week’s re­sults: Thurs­day De­cem­ber 27, ladies sta­ble­ford: S Lugs­din 35, c/b J Choice. Ball comp: K Leetham, P Davis, M Radeski. Satur­day De­cem­ber 29, sin­gle sta­ble­ford: A grade D Ring 41, r/u J Som­mer­feld 40; B grade F McCal­man 39, r/u M Thomas 38; C grade K Thomp­son 48, r/u C Thomp­son 42.

Ball comp: J Som­mer­feld, K Thomp­son, C Thomp­son, M Nils­son, F McCal­man, D McLean, I Fuller, M Payne, S Har­ris, I Camp­bell, P Docherty, J Scott, Chris Thom­son, P Seely, M Thomas, S Thomp­son, J Leth­bridge, K Thomp­son, P Grant, T Lugs­din, J Choice, J Ir­win, D Alexan­der, P Hodgkin­son, A Lord, D Ring, P Oddy, A Brunker, c/o 35.

NTP: 2nd P Seely, A Wet­ten­hall; 5th B Bar­low, M Nils­son; 9th P Joice; 11th K Leetham, A Lord; 13th S Bin­don, D Alexan­der. Golden hole B Bar­low. Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 2, sin­gle sta­ble­ford: A grade C Thom­son 39, c/b V Kelly; B grade J Penna 40, r/u W Hodg­son 39; C grade T Tonta 39, r/u W Bull 36; D grade M Nils­son 42, r/u J Mar­shall 41.

Ball comp: M Nils­son, J Mar­shall, J Penna, R Sobolewski, C Thom­son, R Tay­lor, A Tonta, V Kelly, P Seely, W Hodg­son, L Pat­tin­son, R Landy, J Som­mer­feld, G Ri­ley, K Dun­more, D Whe­lan, W Bull, D McQuie, B Bar­low, I Fayle, A Hall, J Whit­tak­ers, J Met­calfe, G Wil­loughby, G Hunt­ing­ton, D John, A Pur­till, c/o 35.

NTP: J Som­mer­feld, T Tonta. Golden hole S Thomas.

It was a game wor­thy of a grand fi­nal in the De­niliquin Sta­dium ladies in­door net­ball com­pe­ti­tion with Camels stand­ing tall against Parts Cen­tral in a one goal thriller.

It looked like it was go­ing to be one way traf­fic early in the con­test, with Parts Cen­tral jump­ing out to a seven goal lead by quar­ter time, 11 to 4.

Camels clawed their way back into the con­test in the se­cond, trail­ing by only one goal by the half time break, 17 to 16 in favour of Parts Cen­tral.

It was an up­hill bat­tle for Camels trail­ing by four goals head­ing into the fi­nal quar­ter, set­ting up a thrilling fin­ish.

A 10 goal to five fi­nal term saw Camels storm home to vic­tory, with a fi­nal mar­gin of 30 to 29.

De­spite play­ing in the los­ing side Parts Cen­tral shooter Amy Rodda was de­clared the grand fi­nal MVP.

The best and fairest for the sea­son was also pre­sented on the night, with Am­ber Far­ley (CWS) de­clared the win­ner.

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