Thanks to Martyn Huish and Katy McNicoll for running a rules quiz for the squad and committee tonight. The quiz really tested our knowledge of the rules and made everyone realise that it is well worth brushing up on the rules as sometimes it can be to our advantage. Martyn and Katy certainly chose some testing, “advanced” questions for us to answer. Let’s just say some were better, or luckier, than others. You can do a lot of guessing when the questions are multiple choice and true or false.

Who can drop a ball if you are playing a foursomes? Can you lean on your club in a bunker? What is the penalty for a double hit?

After such a long break from competition golf we probably need a quick reminder. The R and A website has an excellent rules section and there is an App that you can download.

https://origin-www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/the-rules-of-golf

On Thursday night we held our first of three Golf Fit Sessions for the Squad with Vharri McMinn.  Vharri put us through our paces incorporating cardio, strengthening and stretching all focused on improving our golf fitness.  The session was suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and a huge success, even Saffy the dog took part!  It was so nice to see everyone and we shall look forward to the next one in February.

Gail McKill

Now that the winter is upon us the squad were due to have their first foursomes practice in December, unfortunately due to current restrictions we have had to postpone this until further notice.  However the squad have their own winter league and it’s well and truly underway.  The Squad League Table can be seen under the County Team section on the website.  We are also planning to have GolfFit on Zoom for the squad, this will take place during the early months of 2021.  All being well we hope to be able to get them together in January at Gullane and have some foursomes practice prior to our first match against the Gullane men in February.

Gail McKill