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On Thu January 21 2021, by Jackie Sayers

Stroke Index Changes

As part of the new WHS, the R&A and USGA advise using the stroke indices (SI) provided, which is based off the information used to calculate the courses slope rating.

Following discussion and approval from both the Ladies committee and the Gents Handicap committee your Golf and Social committee has decided to adopt these for both sections to ensure that both the WHS handicap calculations and our own club competitions use the same Stroke Index.

The new yardages and stroke indices have been uploaded on to the SG App. Tee signage has been ordered and the current tee signs will be updated and repositioned by March. Score cards are in the process of being ordered and will be with us shortly. 

Match-play competitions having started under the old SI will continue with those through to completion. 

General Play Scores and qualifying competitions for handicap are now under the new SI. 

For anyone looking to do a general play score (GPS) without using the App, you can get a scorecard from the pro shop with adjusted SI on them. Please remember that anyone doing a GPS without the App must register in the pro shop before going out or your score will not count. GPS are permitted with the use of mats but you may not move your ball to the side.

Stroke Index Changes

On Mon January 18 2021, by Jackie Sayers

Causing a stir in The Scotsman

Following the article in The Scotsman last week regarding the appointment of Megan Briggs as our Club Vice Captain, Martin Dempster has published a follow up article regarding high profile golfers taking up roles within Golf Clubs.
It's been good to be part of some lively debate.

Martin Dempster: "Why more Scottish golf clubs should appoint high-profile captains"

"It’s always pleasing to generate a debate on golfing matters and that was certainly the case with a news story last week about Megan Briggs, a former Scottish Women’s champion, having been lined up to become Kilmacolm’s club captain next year."

By Martin Dempster
Monday, 18th January 2021, 12:30 pm

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On Mon January 18 2021, by Jackie Sayers

Kilmacolm Golf Club making headlines in The Scotsman

Kilmacolm line up former Scottish Women's champion Megan Briggs as club captain
Former Scottish Women’s Amateur champion Megan Briggs is set to become just the second lady captain of Kilmacolm in the Renfrewshire club’s 130-year history.


By Martin Dempster
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 3:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th January 2021, 4:20 pm

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On Mon January 4 2021, by Jackie Sayers

Welcome to new Deputy Course Manager Jonny Caldwell

An exciting day at the club with our new Deputy Course Manager Jonny Caldwell starting with us today.

Please give him a warm Kilmacolm welcome over the next few weeks as you see him and the team working through the winter programme.

Meet Jonny as he introduces himself to members! Click here to watch his video

On Mon October 19 2020, by Jackie Sayers

A unique Hammond double in this year’s singles knockout finals.

On Saturday 10 October, Alfie H managed to edge out Matthew on the last hole in the final of the junior knockout matchplay.  Alfie had established an early lead of 3 up. Matthew battled back and took the lead by winning five holes in a row.  An excellent up and down by Alfie at the 16th put him one up.  However, his tee shot at the 17th ended up on Houston Road and Matthew had a solid par to make it all square going up the last.  Alfie’s net 4 was enough to give him victory. 

The next morning, his dad, Roddy Hammond was playing Charles Smith in the final of the Gents’ singles knockout matchplay to win the Captain’s Prize.  They had finished all square the previous month and had agreed to battle again over another 18 holes.  Charles took an early lead but Roddy kept his season’s strong matchplay form going by getting 2 holes ahead by the turn. Charles clawed the lead back will some solid par golf.  Roddy found an extra gear and closed out the final with a fine birdie 3 at 16th hole, for a 3&2 win. He had waited 37 years since he was last in the final, proving that if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

This was probably unique in the club’s history – the first time a father and son won the Gents and Junior knockout in the same year. A great excuse for some serious family celebrations!

        

 

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