The English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association merger
The merger to form England Golf has not & will not affect the BDGL which has always been a men’s league and can continue to be so. No plans are in place to force men & ladies to play in mixed leagues.
The merger at present only affects golf @ NATIONAL level and has not even filtered down to County level yet.
The above is a brief account of my conversation with Ian Watkins the Gloucestershire County Secretary
HOLE in ONE’s See YOUR SAY
The committee have been trying to meet with past league president Bob Harvie but Bob hasn’t been too comfortable about driving so Henbury invited the league committee to their “start of season bash” & invited Bob to join them.
Bob looked well & enjoyed meeting his friends once again. Henburys’ 1st team captain, John Morrison, made a presentation of an attractive engraved jug to Bob in recognition of his long association with the Henbury teams & of course the league.
Representing the league, Alan Shore, Terry Glossop & Mike Downs were kindly invited to join in a meal with the 40 odd team members that took part in a competition for their “bash”
The whole evening was exceptionally enjoyable & it was really good to see Bob in remarkably good spirits.
The Committee plan to hold a committee meeting at Henbury to offer Bob the chance to catch up again.
Bob Harvie with Alan Shore (league President) Gordon Wood (Club Captain of Henbury) John Morrison (1st team Captain of Henbury) League Committee members Alistair Hannan, Terry Glossop & Mike Downs
Here is a memo sent to the league by the Gloucestershire Golf Union...
Amateur Status of Club team members There has been a recent problem with Club teams and the showing of team sponsors logo’s on clothing. To clear this up & before engaging in the fitting of sponsors logo’s for 2007, team captains must make themselves aware of the rules regarding their team members, especially juniors. The leaflet regarding the rules of amateur status can be downloaded for free from the R&A website but it would be more sensible for the club to purchase the decisions on the rules of amateur status for about £8 from the R&A bookshop. It will leave you in no doubt about what you can or cannot do with a sponsor’s logo. To remind you, it is a player’s responsibility himself to know the rules of golf including the rules on amateur status. I am mindful of the fact that not all players particularly juniors, take much notice of this fact. Captains of teams who allow logos on clothing & equipment have a responsibility to make sure they do not put their players at risk of losing their amateur status. There are only 2 penalties that can be applied, one is a warning to the player not to do it again or they will lose their amateur status. The other is automatic loss of amateur status for a period of time resulting in the player only being allowed to play in a professional tournament & removal of their CONGU handicap. These penalties will be applied by the R&A.
The relevant decision that you should read is 6-2/15.3b.
The Chairman Presented retiring President Bob Harvie with a decanter & a bottle of blended whisky Bob now 86 years old has been with the league for over 25 years & President since 1996
Chairman Richard Bennett presents Bob Harvie with a decanter & whisky
Alan Shore was elected as the new President
New & Old. Alan Shore (left) new President with retiring President Bob