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News, Notices & Diary Dates
Updated: 27th November 2020
Eclectic Stableford Cup 2nd round results 29th October 2020

In the winners enclosure for the HWM Money:

1st   Martin Robert Brown    39 pts
2nd  Ross Ford                 
  31 pts cb
3rd   David Whale                31 pts

Their respective HWM Handicaps
will be cut by 3,2,1

In the winners enclosure for the Glory:

1st   Martin Robert Brown  39 pts
2nd  Ross Ford                  35 pts
3rd   Gary Egleton    
        33 pts cb
4th   David Whale              33 pts

The full detailed results are available here

WGC Rating & Slope Rating Table 2020

Here is the Course Rating & Slope rating Table for WGC

2020/21 Winter Pairs

Here is the draw for the 20/21 Winter Pairs

1st Round matches to be played by 31st December 2020

Buggy & Electric trolley restrictions

* Dec 2019 Changes * Introducing Carry Only *

Over the winter, if the course is wet, then there may be restrictions on buggy or electric trolley use.
See the twitter feed at the bottom left to check the 'status' of the course
(Green / Amber /  Red / Blue).
Check this new table for any restrictions that might apply.

What are HWM Handicaps & when do you use them?

Click here to find out more

Senior Open Events

The process for entering senior open golf events has now been streamlined and most clubs are using a central online location for entry forms. You can find them at this Internet address:
http://www.golfempire.co.uk/category/senior.htm

Captain's Newsletter

20th November 2020

Dear Highwaymen    *** Captain's Corner ***

For someone who tries to have a light hearted approach to life , I find this first report quite hard to write in tone and content.

We have all lived with this unprecedented control of our lives by force of COVID. The golfing press write that Parliament is due, on 23rd November, to have a debate on "...exempting golf courses from the list of venues required to close during lockdown". This follows  the submission of a petition by 257,000 golfers.

Having witnessed the plethora of "normal" Saturday walkers along the "Long Walk" at Windsor, the juxtaposition with golf's exemption is hard to understand. The scuttlebutt in the press surrounding a free-for-all over Christmas is also hard to comprehend given the arduous living conditions since March. Whatever one's views there are still 500 COVID deaths per week and an almighty threat to the NHS just around the corner. We love our sport but we cherish our children, grandchildren and loved ones more. Over to Boris.....

Hopefully we will return to our own "green and pleasant" golf course in early December. I am pleased to report that Bill McIntosh has been placing much forethought into the return to golf with whatever restrictions may come along. With the capable aid from Keith Doran and the pro-shop I'm sure we will all be ready to "click" on those booking slots at the earliest opportunity.

Finally, the law of "Unintended consequences" came into play as the AGM was starting on Webex I felt quite an emotional tug as I saw the ever growing mosaic of friendly Highwaymen faces appear on the screen. Some of these faces I hadn't seen for a very long time but I perceived that all were smiling. Well done Keith and fellow Highwaymen for a first-rate professional presentation.

Let's hope in my next report I can return to the nagging on "slow play" & "pitch mark repairs" as we resume our treasured pastime.

Stay Safe!

Phillip Harrison
Highwaymen's Captain
November 2020 - October 2021

 

 
 
 
 
Diary Dates for November 2020
05/11 Team Stableford 4 Ball
12/11 Eclectic Stableford 3rd Round
19/11 Captain's Team Prize
19/11 AGM
26/11 Eclectic Stableford 4th Round
Thursday Rollup Results
No Rollups played so far this year
Interclub Match Results
No Matches played so far this year
Useful/Helpful Documents
HWM Information
What are HWM Handicaps ?
HWM idiots guide to WHS
HWM Handicaps 31-10-20
How to guide - Competitions
HWM Competition Notes
Minutes of HWM Committe Meeting Nov 2nd
Minutes of HWM AGM November 2020
Highwaymen's 2020 General Rules v2
Highwaymen's 2019 Constitution (PDF)
HWM 2020 Trophy & Prize WInners