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KenL

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Each to their own but I have no desire to play club competitions with upturned cups, preferred lies in bunkers etc. That's not proper golf as per the normal rules and therefore there should be no handicap qualifiers until the rules are back to normal IMO.
Join my club, we are not having any for the foreseeable future.
 

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If it’s the pro shop that runs it and they’re closed, they cannot run it, can they?
Tell my instead why it cannot be run with the given solution from pokerjoke for those that have their proshops open.
Right now we don’t even have cards out there for people to use to ensure there is no cross contamination, pro shops may not want to start to handle score card etc

Why such a demand to play competitions ? Are people unable to just play social golf in these strange times. Why not wait until the course and clubs are ready to run comps for all
 

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Right now we don’t even have cards out there for people to use to ensure there is no cross contamination, pro shops may not want to start to handle score card etc

Why such a demand to play competitions ? Are people unable to just play social golf in these strange times. Why not wait until the course and clubs are ready to run comps for all
This’ll be my last reply on this as you clearly, for whatever unknown reason, don’t want competitions.
You’re once again coming up with a hypothetical issue.

To run comps would of course be under the premesis that a; rules of golf can be met. b; the organiser is open for business and c; that they’re willing to run it in the current climate.
If a, b and c is met, then you CAN hold competitions - if you WANT to.
 

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Seems weird to be worried about comps now, tho theoretically nothing that should mean they can't be played. Juts some weird rules, rusty swings and 2 balls.

I would have a big issue if comps gained priority to the tee slots however.
 

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Right now we don’t even have cards out there for people to use to ensure there is no cross contamination, pro shops may not want to start to handle score card etc

Why such a demand to play competitions ? Are people unable to just play social golf in these strange times. Why not wait until the course and clubs are ready to run comps for all
It’s interesting when you talk of contamination from cards when Government guidelines actually say you can’t catch Covid from post.
Is a card not paper?
 

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Each to their own but I have no desire to play club competitions with upturned cups, preferred lies in bunkers etc. That's not proper golf as per the normal rules and therefore there should be no handicap qualifiers until the rules are back to normal IMO.
If the handicapping authorities are happy with it why not have handicap games. After all, they are the ones that determine the rules that apply in 'normal times'.
If a player doesn't like like it, they don't have to enter.
 

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Right now we don’t even have cards out there for people to use to ensure there is no cross contamination, pro shops may not want to start to handle score card etc
Why use a printed card from the club? Just bring a piece of paper together with your pencil.
 

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Why use a printed card from the club? Just bring a piece of paper together with your pencil.
😂 are people that desperate to play competitions?

Why can’t people just look at the situation we are in right now and just take in the fact we are very lucky to be able to play golf at all instead of trying to find a way to play a competition.

Right now our members are enjoying the relaxed social game with no stresses and are appreciating the game and course a lot more.
 

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😂 are people that desperate to play competitions?

Why can’t people just look at the situation we are in right now and just take in the fact we are very lucky to be able to play golf at all instead of trying to find a way to play a competition.

Right now our members are enjoying the relaxed social game with no stresses and are appreciating the game and course a lot more.
To some people, including myself, there is no such thing as 'relaxed social golf'. Competitive golf is the only form of the game I find enjoyable. I've played 4 times so far, each one matchplay against different friends. No substitute for card and pencil golf though.

I appreciate that some people enjoy shuffling it forwards without counting. They can carry on doing that of course, but if competitions are viable, why can't we have them as well?
 

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Nobody is forced to run or enter competitions so I don’t see why people take it to extremes.

The ruling bodies have put procedures in place for Clubs IF they wish to run qualifying comps.

If Clubs are satisfied they can meet all that is required then good luck to them. Members then have a choice.

Our competitions raise over £5,000 pa for the Club and £15,000 for the Captain, which he uses for weekly prizes, end of season trophies and other official expenses with the balance at the end of his term going to his designated Charity.

Add in the 2’s pot and how that helps the Pro, there is a lot of good that comes from getting comps going again.
 

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To some people, including myself, there is no such thing as 'relaxed social golf'. Competitive golf is the only form of the game I find enjoyable. I've played 4 times so far, each one matchplay against different friends. No substitute for card and pencil golf though.

I appreciate that some people enjoy shuffling it forwards without counting. They can carry on doing that of course, but if competitions are viable, why can't we have them as well?
Then just carry on having friendly matchplays with mates etc Which is what I suspect most people are doing

There seems to be an expectation that we are now back to normal in regards golf, far from it , clubs and courses are not operating as normal . Pro shops closed , clubhouses closed , staff still on furlough , club volunteers focusing efforts elsewhere.

Competitions are important for a club but we are only back under restrictions and only be back for 10 days , it’s going to take a month or so to get back up to close to normal operation and that will include people focusing on arranging organised club competitions.

It’s great that we as a sport were allowed back to get back before any other sport and it just appears like we have seen with our ladies that they expect things to be as they were.
 

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Then just carry on having friendly matchplays with mates etc Which is what I suspect most people are doing

There seems to be an expectation that we are now back to normal in regards golf, far from it , clubs and courses are not operating as normal . Pro shops closed , clubhouses closed , staff still on furlough , club volunteers focusing efforts elsewhere.

Competitions are important for a club but we are only back under restrictions and only be back for 10 days , it’s going to take a month or so to get back up to close to normal operation and that will include people focusing on arranging organised club competitions.

It’s great that we as a sport were allowed back to get back before any other sport and it just appears like we have seen with our ladies that they expect things to be as they were.
Again though, each Club is different,

Our Pro Shop is open.
Our Staff are no longer furloughed.
Club Volunteers are available.

The only thing we haven’t got is the Clubhouse open.

All we are offering is 2Ball Ind Comps at the weekend and they are not compulsory, it’s not been rushed and has been requested by members.

Not one person I’ve talked to thinks we are in anyway back to normal.
 
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If people want some form of comp then it can be done. The ladies section at my mum's club are doing an isolation open at the moment. You fill in your card, check it with your playing partner, if she is happy with it, you photograph it and send it to the lady captain via whatsapp and correlates the scores. OK, that is more a fun approach and really is not going to meet the requirements to make it qualifying (plus a lot of work for one person to correlate scores if you have big numbers of entries) but they have something with a bit of a competitive edge, they have worked out a way of doing it whilst being fully compliant and so all credit to them. And for those saying there is an issue with technology, a lot of this group are in their 70s who had no experience at this at all before lockdown. They are all now on social media, whatsapp, zoom, the lot. the hurdle of technology is an excuse from people not willing to learn.
 
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Paul S, I don’t understand why you keep trying to shut down the debate from people that enjoy playing competition golf, and want to enjoy competitive golf SAFELY.

Poker joke and Lilyhawk have both explained the scenario how it can happen.

I’m pleased for you that you are enjoying social golf. You need to have more awareness though that not everyone wants the same things from life as you do.

If competition golf can be played safely, surely everyone is happy, as everyone will have a choice. It won’t be compulsory. 👍
 

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Each to their own but I have no desire to play club competitions with upturned cups, preferred lies in bunkers etc. That's not proper golf as per the normal rules and therefore there should be no handicap qualifiers until the rules are back to normal IMO.
Our guys have made a gadget like 2 metal rings connected round the pin, you simply lift the top ring with you putter and it lifts the ball out.
 
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Paul S, I don’t understand why you keep trying to shut down the debate from people that enjoy playing competition golf, and want to enjoy competitive golf SAFELY.

Poker joke and Lilyhawk have both explained the scenario how it can happen.

I’m pleased for you that you are enjoying social golf. You need to have more awareness though that not everyone wants the same things from life as you do.

If competition golf can be played safely, surely everyone is happy, as everyone will have a choice. It won’t be compulsory. 👍

But that would require a level of understanding of other people's views and accepting them for being different. Something he has proven time and time again that he unfortunately cannot do.
 

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But that would require a level of understanding of other people's views and accepting them for being different. Something he has proven time and time again that he unfortunately cannot do.
Which is why he has moved away from the subject to instead question WHY some people wants to have competitions.
I’m sure the why bit may be interesting, but would suggest that that is a topic for another thread in the case someone would like to discuss it further.
 
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