The second golf event of the coronavirus delayed fixture list is The Berkshire where we will be playing both the Blue and Red courses on Monday, July 13 for £85.

There cannot be a finer setting for this summer fixture on courses that wind their way through  heathland  and woods in some of the most  stunning Berkshire countryside and you will not find a better test of golf anywhere.

Because of the virus and social distancing restrictions, there will be no carvery lunch although the club are putting on an impressive Snack Bar menu that has to be pre-ordered.  Check out the options on the pre-order snack menu and let me know your selection when you enter.

Your meal will be ready with your group after the morning round.  Drinks will be available at lunch-time but make sure you do not miss your afternoon tee-times as the  Club will be very busy.  They are fully booked and we are lucky to have been able to increase our tee-times.

As at the recent Walton Heath fixture, the locker rooms will be closed although the toilets will be open.  Arrive in the car park 20-minutes before your tee-time, change your shoes in the car park and after both rounds put scorecards in the BOX on the steps outside the main entrance and leave for home.  

There will be no Bacon Rolls or tea/coffee available when you arrive and no sandwiches at end of the day so make sure you bring some drink and snacks to see you through the day.

Included in the £85 cost of the day are both rounds of golf, the Blue in the morning for the singles and then in the afternoon out on the Red for the drawn greensomes.  If you have made arrangements to play with someone in the morning round let me know and I will see what can be arranged.  

Because of the virus there will be no Ball Sweep, Nearest the Pin or 2’s competition but there will be the fund raising “Back the Winner” competition at £5 a selection. 

All flagsticks must be left in the hole and not touched.

There will be no bunker rakes so players should smooth the sand after their shots with their foot or club. If you ball is in disturbed sand then you can replace it within 6 inches.

The Halfway Hut will be open for drinks and light snacks from 8.45 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (Payment by credit card)

Mobile phones only to be used in an emergency or the car park.

  The list of players will be circulated a few days before so have as many goes as you like at £5 each player to “Back the Winner” and  add this to your £85 for the day.

All payments must be made into the Society’s bank account BEFORE the event.

Lloyds Bank, Sort code 30-92-45, Account no. 01571241.

 (Don’t forget, no trainers or jeans)

Order of the Day

• The morning round on the BLUE Course is for The Rothermere Cup.  Holder – David Crump.

•   18 Holes Stableford singles competition off full handicap. Yellow tees in 4 x Balls.

•   Red Course Afternoon:  18 Holes drawn Greensomes stableford from the 1st. Yellow Tees Half combined handicaps.

   Examples of “ready golf” suggested by the R&A

Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot
and is taking time to assess their options.

Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait.

Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play.

Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball.

Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s ball.

Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest
from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker.

When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer
to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the
other player is walking to their ball and assessing their shot.

Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player
to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off.

Penalty drop of Balls “Knee High”.

The next fixture will be Northwood, Monday, August 17

2 rounds of golf and lunch – £55