8th Hole Redevelopment photos
The old hole just before commencement of the work Click to view all 10 images...
Mick turf cutting
Loading of the cut turf to be stored & re-used
Darryl & Stuart removing the perimeter
Removal of the bank sleepers
Sculpting around the green
Darryl re-laying the semi turf between the tee & green
4th March 2017
4th March 2017
Here is how the hole looked a few years ago .....
The redeveloped 8th hole is looking really good and we can't wait to start playing it again!
In case you had forgotten what it looked like before and during the redevelopment, here are a few photos.
New Local Rule: Ball accidentally moved on a putting green
As described in the recent email to members from Stan Simpson, there has been a new Local Rule introduced by the R&A and USGA which has been adopted by Mapperley Golf Club with immediate effect:-
Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.”
Click the this link to see a video which further explains the rule.
Winter Mat Rule
So far this winter we have been very fortunate to have had such a mild spell of weather with very few ground frosts, however on the few occasions we have been affected by slippery conditions underfoot it has been brought to our attention that a number of members have lost their footing on the winter mats.
As you will be aware we are fortunate to have some of the largest and best winter teeing areas in the county, using the latest technology in artificial grass. However these surfaces do get a lot of usage and during a winter they do get very compacted with dirt and mud off golfers shoes which makes traction in frosty conditions much more difficult.
The greenstaff will continue to try and maintain the mats and make them as playable as possible but IN VERY FROSTY CONDITIONS we have introduced a WINTER RULE where a player may tee up anywhere within two club lengths behind the pots if they feel it necessary not to stand on the mat, as of 22 December 2016.
The professional staff are also aware that many of our members may not be wearing golf shoes with the appropriate winter spikes and soles for play at this time of year. They will therefore be offering a free spike check for all members with advice on appropriate spikes so please take advantage and drop your shoes into the pro shop for your free check and stay upright and safe in 2017.
Any tee for casual play
Following on from the introduction of the blue academy tees the use of “any tee for casual play” was trialled for an initial four weeks period, commencing on 1st November 2016. This policy has now been made permanent, subject to confirmation at the next meeting of the Competitions sub-committee.
It is hoped that our members and visitors will enjoy the added flexibility to choose whichever tees they wish to play to best suit their game and time constraints as well as course & weather conditions on the day.
We also plan to utilise the new blue academy tees to trial shorter course competitions for both the men and the ladies in the depth of winter, thus maximising daylight hours and consequently the number of holes available to play.
Winter Rules are in effect as of November 1st.
Click Winter Rules for a full explanation of the main rules - and check the whiteboard outside the Pro Shop for any additional temporary rules that are in place.