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Hello Golfers,

Well there's not a huge amount to report on this week. The clubhouse extension seems to be moving along very nicely. The foundations are down and walls are now being built.

Sadly the ladies competition was cancelled again last Thursday, this time because of a waterlogged course. It seems to have rained more in the last week or so than at any other one week period over this winter so the course is doing very well considering. Keep an eye on the club's website to check out the course conditions before you come to play. Things can change on a daily basis. For example, Russell has been forced on occasion this week to make the course carry only.

Fitting day 

Callaway Impresses

We had the Callaway demo day in the coaching studio on Tuesday. It was a good turn out with nine appointments being booked. Andrew Shaw from Callaway was, as usual, hugely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional. 

The new Epic driver stole the show which added some serious accuracy and distance to a few of the attendees, one of whom simply said "It's amazing!" Below is a photo of Sally Wight who attended, Andrew and myself during a break from fitting!

Course news 

Kmow Your Rules

Finally just a clarification on the use of mats during winter rules. As you know they must be used from the fairway during competitions and members have the option to simply move the ball to the first cut of rough instead when playing social golf. The main grey area seemed to be when using mats and getting within chipping the distance. The Greens Committee have clarified that when you find yourself in this position, you are to use your discretion. So that means if you are close to the green and feel that you are unlikely to take a divot whilst hitting your chip shot then please go ahead. If however you feel that you may well take a divot then greens respectfully asks you to use your mat. Many thanks to adhering to these policies.

Important news 

Modernising Golf's Rules

Last week the R&A proposed some key changes to the Rules of Golf from 2019. Their Rules Modernisation initiative has been underway for a few years now and this is the next stage in that process. The aim is to not only make the Rules easier to understand, but also to address some of the game's current problems, such as speed of play, and ensure they fit the needs of today's game.

Please spare a couple of minutes to complete our survey, which gives you the chance to have your say on the proposed changes.

We've picked out some of the most significant Rules changes for you to digest in this survey, before giving you the chance to say whether you agree or disagree with each of them. It'll be great to know your thoughts.

Have your say here.

Shop news

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Watch our video to learn more

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I hope you enjoyed this week's newsletter. As always, if you have anything that you'd like to contribute please speak to one of the pro shop team. I'll see you at the club over the coming days.
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Richard Booth, Hale Golf Club, Rappax Road
Hale, Altrincham, WA15 0NU

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