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Welcome to the "Captains Page"
On this page you will find details for competitions in the future, advice on the game and the latest news from the Captains and the Match and Handicap Committee.
Our thought for the day comes from the rear cover of the rule book.
"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"
- Barham Golf Country Club
- St. Georges Basin Golf Club
- Tanilba Bay Golf Club
- Vincentia Golf Club
Documents to view or download
WGA Red Par 60 AWCR 62 Slope 95
Please ensure that Golf Karts stay at least 10 metres from the edge of greens. Members who ignore this risk a ban on their use of Karts
Booking in for Competitions
Members are asked to abide the club rule regarding booking in. The Match and Handicap Committee will now do random checks on bookings and members who are disregarding the rules may have their bookings cancelled!
Practice on the Course
Members are reminded that practice on the course proper is NOT permitted by council. Practice sessions should be limited to the practice area after reporting your intentions to the Pro Shop.
Nearest Point of Relief- Understanding the Rule
And yet, it concerns an important area that every golfer must get right if they are to play the game properly. It is of course, ‘nearest point of relief’.
The reason that it is so important is that you cannot play many rounds of golf without coming across one of these four circumstances that require dropping at the nearest point of relief:
In the first three situations the Rules state that players may take relief, without penalty, by dropping a ball within one club length of the nearest point of relief, whereas Local Rules usually make it mandatory to take relief from staked trees, and often from ground under repair.
Now let me get to the point that most, yes most, players get wrong.
This is wrong.