WHAT'S ON AT THE CLUB?


The following competitions/events will be held at the club in the near future:

Tuesday 22nd May

-     SSCC Golf Society. 1st Tee reserved from 1100-1130. 

Wednesday 23rd May

-     Ladies Ping 4BBB. 1st Tee reserved from 0830-1030.

Thursday 24th May

-     Ladies Golf Union Cranworth match. 1st Tee reserved from 0845-1030 and 1245-1430.

Saturday 26th May

-     Contact the Club Office or the Pro Shop for advice on tee availability.

Sunday 27th May

-     Ladies EWGA Medal (Alt). No Tee reservation.

-     Various other tee bookings. Contact the Club Office or the Pro Shop for advice on tee availability.

Monday 28th May

-     Ladies and Men's Texas Scramble. Shotgun Start at 0900. Contact the Club Office or the Pro Shop for advice on tee availability.

Tuesday 29th May

-     Seniors v Felixstowe (away). Team to meet at Felixstowe Ferry GC at 0815.

ARCHIE MOORE

Club Captain, Dave Mould and Club Chairman, Roger Greenacre have asked us to post the following joint message on the Club Website thanking Archie Moore for his many years of sterling service to our club:

Archie Moore has decided to step down from his Committee positions at the Club. Archie has been involved with the Committees running the club for some 13 years and was also Captain of the Club in 2012 and 2016. We are most grateful for all the dedication he has given and for continuing to help behind the scenes.

DGC JUNIORS GOLF

COUNTY COMPETITION - SEMI FINALS

Building on their success in the previous round (see report below), our Juniors came away with an exciting victory on count-back over Thorpeness Juniors in a very close and tense match on Sunday 13th May. Captain Charlie Stammers and Spencer Humphrey Moore returned a creditable 32 points each whilst Harrison Groucott came in with the best score of 33.  With both teams being level on 97 points, the outcome of the match was decided on count-back with Diss winning by a single point. Well done to our team - now for the Final against either Ufford Park or Haverhill who play at Diss on Sunday 20th May.

COUNTY COMPETITION - QUARTER-FINALS

Led by Captain Charlie Stammers, our Juniors team were victorious against Bury St Edmunds juniors on 28th April with a score 114 points to 80 points. A return of 43 points by Harrison Groucott was a fantastic performance, whilst Captain-Reliable, Charlie Stammer returned 37 points, with a steady round by Spencer Humphrey-Moore with 34 points, completed the rout. Now onward to the semi-finals at a date and venue to be decided. 


TOLLY COBBOLD CUP 

Not content to sit on his laurels, Harrison also stepped up to the plate as a member of our Men's Tolly Cobbold Cup team on 29th April. With partner Mike Doig, Harrison narrowly lost 1 Down in the morning foursomes but delivered a five hole victory in the afternoon round. These heroics were ultimately in a losing cause as the team lost the overall match to their Hintlesham opponents. After the two teams could not be separated after all eight matches throughout the day, Diss lost on the second extra hole in a hotly contested sudden death play off.  A sad outcome but not through want of effort and some great play by our guys playing in difficult weather conditions.

2018 THURLOW NUNN DISS SENIORS OPEN, 3RD MAY


The Diss Seniors Thurlow Nunn Open took place in glorious sunshine on Thursday 3rd May, attracting a large field of 88 golfers from Diss GC and 28 other clubs from around East Anglia. Enjoying the favourable weather conditions, scoring was generally low throughout the day with a number of pairs recording scores of over 36 points. In the end, however, the winning pair was Diss Member Dennis Miller and his partner Reg Mayhew from nearby Thetford Golf Club with a score of 44 points. Dennis and Reg are pictured here with Runner-Up Brian Bidwell from Rookery Park GC, Stevan Wilson, main sponsor, Thurlow Nunn Diss Sales Manager and Seniors Captain, Graham Ramm.

In his remarks at the post-round prize-giving, Graham Ramm gave fulsome thanks to Thurlow Nunn Diss and a host of other local sponsors for their continued support of our Open. Unfortunately, none of the 88 participants managed to score a hole in one and so win the fantastic prizes offered by Thurlow Nunn, not least a new Vauxhall car for a hole in one at the 4th Hole.  But a great day was had by all! 

HEAD GREENKEEPER'S COURSE UPDATE

WINTER RULES

All members and visitors should please note that the preferred lies rule, in force during the winter, has now been removed with immediate effect.

Our Head Greenkeeper has also advised that there is no longer a ban on the use of buggies, with the course now fully open. Please however avoid driving buggies and trolleys over the wetter and muddier areas of the course for the foreseeable future. Decisions to impose restrictions are never taken lightly and are always in the best interests of maintaining our course in the best possible condition throughout the year but particularly in winter/spring. Please help our greenkeepers by meeting their requests for sensible buggy and trolley use.

Members will be aware of the aeration work Campbell and his team have undertaken recently around the course which is essential in maintaining the high quality of the greens for which Diss GC is rightly renowned. This work can cause a little inconvenience in the short term, as the art of putting becomes that little bit more challenging but we hope that everyone will appreciate why this work is a necessary evil from which we all benefit in the longer term. For more information on aeration and why it is needed, click here to read a (short) article which appeared in Golf Digest in 2016. 

Lastly, Cambell reports that there are still too many unrepaired pitch marks and divot holes around the course. He has asked us to emphasise the importance of ALL course users playing their part in helping maintain our fairways and greens in the best possible condition by repairing pitch marks on greens and replacing fairway divots.  All too often this is not being done - the co-operation of all members and visitors in this regard would be very much appreciated.

"READY GOLF"


As members will know from the recent circular email issued by the Club Office, the General Committee has decided to introduce the R & A's new "Ready Golf" principles for all future Medal and Stableford competitions at our club (NB matchplay competitions are unaffected by this measure).

Taking care to employ common sense to ensure that playing out of turn does not endanger other players, "Ready Golf" for the purposes of our competitions includes the following measures:

-     Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is talking time to assess their options;
-     Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait;
-     Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being able to play;
-     Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball;
-     Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else's line;
-     Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker;
-    When a player's ball has gone over the back of the green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot;
-     Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off

Click here for more information on Pace of Play issues.


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