Some modifications to the rules (to help simplify and speed up play) are being introduced from 2019. Read about some of them here.
Please note that despite rumours to the contrary there are no plans at present to change the rule on playing out of a divot/pitch mark. You will still have to ‘play it as it lies’ in such situations.
One potential rule change (stroke and distance) will be down to the discretion of each local club. You may be able to drop another ball in the vicinity of where your ball was lost or went out of bounds i.e. rather than playing 3 from the tee, 4 from the same spot as your 2nd etc. This will be at the discretion of each club so check with the match secretary or members of each golf club that you play at. The number of penalty strokes will not change (2 shot penalty) but it may help prevent multiple penalty shots (i.e. 5 off the tee etc)…..
Appointments for club fitting can be reserved in the Pro Shop.
If you do not have an appointment then you can still come along and try the clubs.
Ladies and gents competitions will now be arranged for the second half of September.
Volunteers will be required to help with the hollow coring. Please inform the Pro Shop if you are available.
Forres Golf Club would like to thank all our sponsors for the 2018 Five Day Open
- Grant Cup winner – Matty Wilson (Forres GC)
- Fraser Cup winner – Marcus Mann (Keith GC)
- Capri Tray winner – Neil Cruikshank (Royal Aberdeen GC)
- Forres Cup winner – Jim Thomson (Forres GC)
- Dr Stevenson Trophy winner – Bryan Fotheringham (Forres GC)
The Scratch qualifying score was 161. The Nett qualifying score was 157.