Minor Rule Changes wef 1st Jan 2023

The R&A/USGA have released their usual triennial rules review.  There are a few minor changes you should be aware of. Click on this link to go to the USGA site explaining the 5 key changes.   https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/articles/2022/11/key-rules-of-golf-changes-2023.html

Thought for the Day

“One reason golf is such an exasperating game is that a thing we learned is so easily forgotten, and we find ourselves struggling year after year with faults we had discovered and corrected time and again.” – Bobby Jones.

Society Rules

Given the suspension of the 2021 AGM and the creation of the working group to review the Society including the current rules, there seems no reason to propose a change to the current rules at the reconvened AGM.  Instead the necessary changes to the Rules will be swept up with any other rules changes arising from the activities of the working group.Accordingly the proposed rules (to be confirmed at the 2021 AGM) have been removed from the website and replaced by the existing ones.  They can be...

Overseas Clubs with LSW or BSW members

Please find attached a list of clubs around the world where LSW or BSW members have memberships and have indicated a willingness to invite other LSW/BSW members to play there if visiting. If any members wish their clubs to be added to this list, please contact the Communications Officer (or anyone on the Committee) to have yours added.   https://lswgs.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/LSW-and-BSW-Overseas-Clubs-June-2021.pdf

Requirement for payment notification and proper scorecards

Our June 2nd event coincided with the AGM and a committee meeting at which various points were discussed, amongst others relating to matches. At this competition we had a large number of players who had not sent their payment confirmations through to both the match secretary and the treasurer in time before the event, altogether concerning 17 out of 36 players. As our outgoing treasurer pointed out, it is important for all players to do so, as it is rather cumbersome to reconcile this when we...