Last Saturday saw a very close competition at East Horton.
Three players returned cards scoring 38 points. Trevor was judged to be the winner, beating Bob Palmer on countback on the back 6. Both had 21 points on the back 9. Sam Fraser was 3rd, with 19 each half. But then…
Andy Banting got the cards and entered the results into the computer. There were 5 mistakes in calculating the stableford scores.
One of those was Derek Hall’s. John Nash (marker) had incorrectly scored 2 points for Derek’s 5 on the 18th. The hole is now a par 5, so Derek received a stroke. The score should therefore have been 3 points for a net birdie.
Which meant Derek’s total score was ALSO 38. And with 22 points on the back 9 he was determined to be the winner.
The rules of golf are clear.
- It is the committee’s responsibility to determine the result of the competition. (Rule 33-5)
- The player is responsible for signing for the number of strokes he took.
- Write too low a number and you get disqualified.
- Recording higher than the number of strokes taken is just foolish – but the committee will accept it.
Trevor is now Runner up, Bob Palmer Third and Sam 4th.
On the back cover of The Rules of Golf you will find the following:
Play the ball as it lies. Play the course as you find it. And if you can’t do either
DO WHAT IS FAIR.
BUT TO DO WHAT IS FAIR,
YOU NEED TO KNOW THE RULES OF GOLF.
We have done what is fair. The prize money awarded on the day will stand. Derek will also receive prize money for winning…
AND the coveted Cartmell Cup at the presentation evening.
Well done to all of you