Covid-19 Info & Diversions

Here you will find various links to Covid-19 information and also some entertainment diversions to keep you amused or thinking during the current period of course closure and isolation.


Covid-19 Information

Carefully protect yourself and others from the impacts of Coronavirus. What You Need To Do Public Information Social Distancing & Vulnerable People

NHS Advice

Community Support
Community Support around Easingwold
This document provides a list of support by Shops, Deliveries, Health, Help Groups and a Digital Library relevant to the Easingwold area. The list is produced by a local third party (EDCCA) and Easingwold Golf Club cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. If there are lists for other areas that members might benefit from, please send to:

Coronavirus Scams
Latest Corona based scam information can be found at:
North Yorkshire Police Advice

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Captain's Corner

Work on the Course
While the Kyle authority clear the ditches, clearly the greens staff are being quite inventive with the mowing, and the 7th and 17th shown below are looking great! A few views of the 3rd, 10th and 13th tees too, before and after work. The Management Board continue to prepare a resumption plan, for when restrictions permit, and we have had a good response to the request for volunteer help in the recent management communication, but there's still room for more and will be greatly appreciated.

Clearing Ditches Loading Trailer 7th 17th 3rd Tee 3rd Tee 3rd Tee 10th Tee 13th Tee 10th Tee 13th Tee 13th Tee

Test Your Golf Knowledge
The Ultimate Golf Quiz? - produced by OnlineGolf.
Check your answers as you go along.

R&A Rules Quiz
1. Is a caddie always permitted to give their player advice?
Yes. There are no issues under the Rules of Golf with a caddie giving advice to a player.

2. If it is 75% certain that a ball that has not been found is in a penalty area, the player may take back-on-the-line relief from the penalty area, under a penalty of one stroke. True or False?
A player must have 95% certainty to take back-on-line relief under rule 17.1d. Without that knowledge the player must proceed under stroke and distance if the ball is not found within 3 minutes, playing a ball from where the last shot was played. Rule 18.2.

3. In a match between A and B, A has played 3 strokes and B has holed out for 4. A putts and their ball comes to rest, but is overhanging the hole. After 5 seconds, B picks up A's ball to return it to her. What is the ruling?
If a player's ball is overhanging, they have a reasonable time to get to the hole plus a further 10 secs to see if it drops into the hole. If an opponent lifts or moves the ball before the waiting time has ended, the ball is treated as being holed with the previous stroke. There is no penalty to the opponent for lifting or moving the ball. Rule 13.3.

4. In stroke play, a player waiting to play to the putting green dropped the ball on the fairway and hit two putts with their putter. What is the ruling?
A player is not allowed to make any practice strokes during the play of a hole. By dropping a ball on the fairway and taking two strokes with a putter the player gets a general penalty (2 strokes in stroke play. Rule 5.5.

5. In stroke play, a player's ball lies on the putting green. Before playing their next stroke, they tap down spike marks in the vicinity of the hole. What is the ruling?
There is no penalty for tapping down or repairing spike marks on the putting green. A player can repair any damage on the putting green (other than general maintenance marks) without penalty providing they take reasonable action to restore the green to the state prior to damage occurring.

Bad Joke
Husband and wife were playing in a mixed foursomes. He hit a great drive down the middle – she sliced the second shot into a copse of trees. Unfazed, he played a brilliant recovery shot, which went onto the green a foot from the pin. She poked at the putt and sent it ten feet beyond the pin. He lined up the long putt and sank it. He turned to his wife and said, “We’ll have to do better - that was a bogey five.” “Don’t blame me,” she snapped, “I only took two shots, you took three!”

19th Hole Lottery
The final winter draw for March 2020 has been undertaken, witnessed by the Management Board. Winners are Heather Anderson (£60), Roger Tildesley (£30) and Dot Howell (£10). Winter Lottery Results

A number of members opted to pay for 12 months worth of lottery tickets along with their membership renewal, and a list of those members is held on record. For other members who wish to purchase lottery tickets covering the 6 summer months, these will go on sale once the Clubhouse re-opens. All the outstanding months' draws (from April onwards) will follow thereafter at some point.

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Entertainment Diversions

Slideshow Review of 2019

A look back over Gina and David's year in slideshow form.

David & Gina - 'Our Way'
A karaoke video reflecting David and Gina's year as Captains.

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Course Status
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Course open for Members and Guests only. A pre-booked tee time is required. No visitors currently accepted (other than Societies pre-booked prior to lock-down). Driving Range and Practice Ground open under strict usage protocol. Pro Shop Retail & Clubhouse (other than toilet facilities) are still closed. Thank you.