We look forward to seeing you all at Mannings Heath on Friday details below:-

Established in 1905, the 6683-yard championship 18-hole Waterfall course at Mannings Heath, is known as one of the top golf courses in Sussex. Designed by the legendary architect Harry Colt, the Waterfall holds a proud golfing heritage and remains one of the most famous golf courses in the United Kingdom. The great Seve Ballesteros drew huge crowds to Mannings Heath when he played a Pro-Am here in 1987. And Gary Player named the 11th hole, known as The Valley in his top imaginary 18 holes of the world. The Waterfall is a scenic and challenging course that demands accuracy from the tee and presents a fair test of nerve and skill for every calibre of golfer.

Venue:     Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate,
Hammerpond Road,
Mannings Heath,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
RH13 6PG

Phone: 0871 873 3388
Website: https://www.manningsheath.com

 

Time: Please stagger your arrival to be circa 30 mins before your tee time (10.14 to 10.48)

Format: Tea/coffee + bacon rolls on a rolling basis on arrival. 18 holes of golf followed by a beer or two at the nineteenth and a short presentation to finish off the day.

Local Rules:     

  1. Bunkers will be in play but the ball can be placed in the sand to get a decent lie with raking currently prohibited
  2. For trophy events players are normally asked to putt out, however in line with current guidance gimmies within 18 inches or so (putter grip) should be given.
  3. One team card will be provided and should be completed for each pair – just this card needs to be sent to the Hon Handicap Sec (ideally via a photo sent from a mobile). Please ensure all players are agreed before sending.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please note we must strictly observe the government Covid guidance at all times  as follows:-

1/ To wear face masks in all communal areas whilst at our society meetings for the foreseeable future. Please bring a mask and some hand sanitiser!

2/ The second is the rule of 6. We must not gather in groups larger than 6. This in part can be managed by staying within our fourball groupings wherever we can. Painful for those with Captain James I know but a positive Health & Safety wise

A short presentation is possible once we have finished using the socially distanced tables of 4 that are available at this club that are spaced 2 metres apart.  It is therefore vitally important we do not move furniture in the club’s house and especially on the patio – assuming we can potentially gather outside with hopefully a little afternoon sun on our faces – fingers crossed.

A perfectly even turnout of 20 giving us 10 pairs going out in 5 fourballs – As such please note if we have last minute changes it will be very difficult to accommodate on the day so do shout as early as possible if you have a problem with attending.

GBH Trophy – This is a pairs competition.

Each team will play as a pair and record the best stableford score for that pair on each hole i.e. Player 1 scores 2 stableford points and the other 3 stableford points on a hole- the team score is the highest of the two so 3 stableford points count towards the GBH competition.

In addition, a “joker” is available for each player that can be played on one hole, and one hole only.  Before teeing off the player should inform his playing partners that they will be playing their joker on this hole.  That individual player then scores double points for that one hole. Please mark the card to show where each joker was used.

Individual Stableford Competition

In addition please could the marker/ scorer  record each individual stableford score – which will be entered in to the player of the year competition and may also win a prize as the Best Individual Stableford score for the day (off full society handicaps).

Longest Drive & Nearest the Pin – alas these competitions remain unviable as they involve handling markers etc.                        

Order of play

Tee times start at 10.14am.  Please be at the tee and ready to go 5 mins before your allotted time. So, Friday’s provisional order of play (subject to change) is as follows: –

Tee

Team

HCP

Team

HCP

10.14

Kelvin Paterson & John Collingwood

21 & 27

Micky Mann & Tom Bennett

14 & 25

10.22

Frank Goulding & Alan Bigley

27 & 9

Rob Montague & Andrew Burnett

28 & 15

10.30

James Gallifant & Jerry Watkiss

26 & 16

Chris Buck & Brian Day

20 & 20

10.38

Dereck Coppard & Tim Gorringe

19 & 16

Andy Tippet & Alan Draper

26 & 10

10.48

Mark Hughes & Sandi Hoolahan

18 & 20

Peter Cudmore & Nigel Burnett

26 & 23

 

Weather looks decent for Friday:-