The extreme weather threatened for Saturday 2nd March has forced the club to postpone the semi finals of the Club Championship. The semi finals will now be held on Saturday 9th March with the finals on Saturday 16th March.
Areas of the 18th green are under stress due to the extreme weather we have been having. It has been decided that this hole will be closed following the Championship finals for approximately 2 weeks to allow it to regenerate. During this time, the temporary 10th hole will be in play. This green will no longer be able to be used a practice green.
The course will be close until 1300 on 7th January 2019 - we are hosting a Veteran's Day.
Most members will be aware that the new Rules of Golf are to commence on January 1st 2019.
There are pamphlets outlining the most significant changes available in the clubhouse as well as new rules of golf booklets. For those with smartphones an app is also available for both Apple and Android phones - just search New Golf Rules or R&A in the appropriate app store.
In addition there are plenty of web sites with details and summaries of the new rules. One of these can be found here.
Congratulations to all our champions and runners up. Some great golf from all players. Final results were:
A Grade Naren Taverna defeated Ben Slack 2 up
B Grade Warren Ryan defeated Richard Mills 9 and 7
C Grade Alan Bailey defeated Neville Jordan 2 and 1
D Grade John Thomas defeated Danny Willgoose 7 and 5
Dates : 24th November, 1st December, 8th December
24th November - Qualification Round
1st December - Quarter Finals and Semi Finals (note possible 36 holes!)
15th December - Final (18 holes)
Note - the December monthly medal falls between the quarter/semi and final
Results from week one of the matchplay for our Club Championships can be found on the Club Championships page along with the matchplay draw for week two.
Players will be booked into the online booking system, please note that this year tee off will be D, C, B then A grades from 8:30 am.
With the match committee looking to change the Club Championships to February / March, in line with our greenstaff preferences and to avoid overlap with our green renovation period and / or a late winter, changes were made to the 2018-19 program to accommodate this.
These changes meant that there would be no Club Championships in October / November this year, rather one in February March 2019. Whilst initially this was seen as acceptable, as there would still be a Championship held during our 2018-19 golf season, the fact that this doesn't align to the calendar year, and subsequently would result in no "2018" Club Champion, it was decided that further alterations were necessary.
As a result the following changes have been made to the 2018-19 season program which is now available on the program webpage. These are summarised as follows:
EGC Match Committee
UPDATED - 28/8/18
With recent dry weather the course is now quite firm under foot and members will be allowed to use carts on the course.
Due to recent rains carts are not allowed on the course as of 20th July 2018. This will continue indefinitely but will be periodically reviewed and updated on the website on our carts page.
Members should note that the reciprocal rights agreement with Murray Bridge has been increased to $12 per round. Having been at $10 per round for a number of years it was time that these costs were reviewed and it has been agreed to increase to $12 per round for club members at each course.
We have a fantastic relationship with Murray Bridge where they welcome us to their club, particularly through the winter months, to enjoy their firm and dry course and pure greens and look forward to continue it in the future. These changes commence from 1st July 2018.