Golf news – 7 Jan 2021

Golf news – 7 Jan 2021


Once more, we are adapting to restrictions put in place to slow the spread of Covid 19.

Putting a positive gloss on things, two-ball play will give everyone a chance to enjoy quicker rounds and keep us moving to stay warm in this lockdown period.

We can count ourselves lucky as elsewhere in the UK, all courses in England, Ireland and Wales are closed.

So far in lockdown, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays are looking very busy so if you want to move from the hustle and bustle of the tee, then others days will be quieter.

Booking or cancellation can be done by calling the pro shop, or by booking 48 hours in advance in the usual way with BRS.

Unfortunately, the new restrictions mean the third event in our Winter Swing series – our planned Stableford pairs event on 24 January – has been cancelled.

Course safety

Please remember when you are enjoying the courses this winter that areas will be slippy so please take care, especially on all tees, slopes and pathways.

The best place to find course weather updates is on our Facebook page.

First hole in one for ‘21

It only took three days but despite the winter conditions we have had the first hole in one of 2021.

Huge congratulations to Stephen Pirie, pictured above, who holed his tee shot at the third hole on the 1562 course. It is a pity that lockdown meant the club was closed, so his group will have to delay the celebration.

Winter fun facts

Keep your golf balls warm…

Cold air is denser than warm air and creates additional drag on a ball.

According to Trackman, the difference is approximately one yard of carry for every 10-degree change in temperature. So theoretically, you’re looking at a loss of four yards if you’re playing in 40 degrees as opposed to 80 degrees.

Trackman is the No1 radar and used by many of the worlds’ best #knowyournumbers

Just for fun – Ryder Cup trivia quiz

2021 is Ryder Cup Year. How much do you know about the competition?…

  1. Who will captain the European Team this year?
  2. Who is the record point scorer for the European Team?
  3. Where did Colin Montgomerie captain the winning European Team in 2010?

Answers in the next update in a fortnight…


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