Malcolm’s Presidents Journal 2022
Now that the dust has settled and we have all had time to inwardly digested the events of the past couple of weeks, I am writing to remind you all We are still here, and we all need to keep supporting our great golf club.
The Course and The Club continue to work in tandem to promote everything Bishopswood, and we are planning for the future.
Friday night is club night, is proving very popular, so if you haven’t attended on a Friday evening, you won’t really know what you have been missing. From meeting up with fellow members, through to weekly meal specials, and later on in the evening, we have the highly successful meat raffle draw, so why not come along, and be entertained, all are welcome.
Did you know, every time we go out and play, we are walking over four and a half miles, with a heavy bag, full of metal sticks, balls, tees, towels, and other associated equipment. Your body would see this as a good cardio workout for the day.
Another bit of useless information for you,
The golf swing takes in total seventeen muscle groups in a coordinated movement of hands, wrists, arms, abdomen and legs and the ability to hit the ball long and straight with consistency, this is still a work in progress for a majority of us.
Once we have mastered the fundamentals of playing golf, we are all governed by the rules and etiquette of golf, whether written or unwritten.
I hear many people complaining about how long their round of golf has taken, this could be down to several different factors, the condition of the course, the age demographic and health of those members playing, and beginners wishing to take up the sport.
Yet slow play on the golf course is usually a habit that a golfer acquires over time, it is the result of the golfer never having been taught proper golf etiquette. This means a slow golfer can usually be “cured” of his or her slow play.
Of course, that golfer has to be made aware that he or she is slow, and that is when a polite word maybe needed. The bottom line is, we are all out on the course to enjoy ourselves, so as soon as it is our turn to play, we should be ready to step up and make our stroke and move on.
If we find yourselves in a group that is relatively slow, it is our responsibility to encourage the pace of play or alternatively call through the faster group.
Your committee and I will be organising one or two seminars in relation to golf etiquette, so why not register your interest to come along. Kindly email the Club Secretary who will add your name to the growing list.