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 are short of green fees after the event. In addition, some members had not paid at all before the event.
In future, players who have not sent through their payment advice to the treasurer (in future Dave Collins) and the match secretary (myself) before 6pm the evening before the match, will not be eligible to win prizes at the competition and will not be awarded OOM points.
We are looking at ways to further simplify the process for everybody, even though it is currently not difficult at all. Many members have stored the account number in their payee list and the two email addresses in their contact list. Screenshot and email takes about 30 seconds.
Attached match form now shows in red where I had to make corrections to scorecards. The most common problems are:
1. No overall gross score: You need this yourself for registering in GHIN!
2. Gross Scores not adjusted for WHS: Every time I send out notes to players before the comps, I specify clearly that in stableford competitions you need to adjust your score to a net double bogey on each hole. Do it correctly as you walk off the green and you are fine. Most members know how this works and there is a ton of material on the internet in case you have questions. Carel also posted a note in the LSW WhatsApp chatgroup today.
3. Correct stableford points for each hole. Do note the playing handicaps of the player you are marking. A simple way to help you is if you circle the holes where your player gets a shot.
As of the next event, incomplete scorecards will not be accepted after the match, and this also goes for illegible scorecards of which we had a couple this time.
Lorenz Zimmermann (Match Secretary)