Half Way House

Half Way House

am 08.06.2006 01:46:41 von Me

I hate the half-way house!

It's open for all of the Saturday Medals and Stablefords, holds up play
and breaks concentration during a round of golf which is supposed to be
18 holes, not two sets of 9 - I've lost count the amount of times my
back 9 is worse than the front.

What can be done? I can just see my popularity levels rising as I make a
note in the suggestions book - NOT!

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Grumpy Old Durram

Re: Half Way House

am 08.06.2006 07:39:48 von Paul Schmitz-Josten

Demetri (Durram) in <e67oh2$n9s$2$>:

>I hate the half-way house!
>
>It's open for all of the Saturday Medals and Stablefords, holds up play
>and breaks concentration during a round of golf which is supposed to be
>18 holes, not two sets of 9

I like it... In some occasions you get a soup or something similar - it's a
welcome break rather than an interruption, an opportunity to relieve my
feet. Plus, it minimizes the amount of food and beverage in my bag.
If every flight leaves when the next one arrives, you don't feel the delay
- it's just like another hole on the course.

>I've lost count the amount of times my
>back 9 is worse than the front.

Me too, but I'd rather blame my fading concentration and power after three
hours and more than a nourishing half-way break. Usually my back 9 are only
better if they are a second round on 9-hole courses.

>What can be done?

A major part of your distraction might result from your anger, so:

If you can't avoid it, enjoy it!

Ciao,

Paul

Re: Half Way House

am 08.06.2006 17:31:10 von Malcolm Wadsworth

"Demetri (Durram)" <> wrote in message
news:e67oh2$n9s$2$
>I hate the half-way house!
>
> It's open for all of the Saturday Medals and Stablefords, holds up play
> and breaks concentration during a round of golf which is supposed to be 18
> holes, not two sets of 9 - I've lost count the amount of times my back 9
> is worse than the front.
>
> What can be done? I can just see my popularity levels rising as I make a
> note in the suggestions book - NOT!
>
> --
> Grumpy Old Durram

The halfway house has its place.
Fine for match play; fine for those "friendly" 4-balls/non- competitive
golf; fine for Golfing Societies who are not obliged to play golf to the
Rules. Even fine for Captain's Day.
Definitely Not Fine for a golf club when running a stroke play competition.
A club has a duty as an affiliated club, to see that golf is played to the
Rules of Golf.
The halfway house should be shut on Medal days or during play of qualifying
competitions.
If that poses a problem because it infringes an agreement with the operator
of the halfway house, then it should be made clear in the conditions of
competition for all stroke play qualifying rounds that stopping at the
halfway house, other than to make a purchase will be deemed to be
discontinuance of play without the permission of the Committee and will
result in disqualification under 6-8.
Then stand back for the fireworks!!

Malcolm

Re: Half Way House

am 09.06.2006 07:39:33 von Paul Schmitz-Josten

Paul "Ingrid" Schmitz-Josten in <e68d7d$3sv$02$>:

(half-way house)
>I like it... In some occasions you get a soup or something similar - it's a
>welcome break rather than an interruption, an opportunity to relieve my
>feet. Plus, it minimizes the amount of food and beverage in my bag.
>If every flight leaves when the next one arrives, you don't feel the delay
> - it's just like another hole on the course.

I recognise that I've been speaking of some other half-way than you do.
It's not a kiosk on the course. The half-way which I have in mind is always
organized by the hosting golf clubs and it is frequently mentioned in the
official tournaments' announcement, thus becoming part of the tournament.

It came up to me in several ways:
- hand-out of a fruit and a soda before the start,
- hand-out of a fruit and a soda on the course, when approaching
the 10th tee,
- self-service of food (sandwiches etc.) and beverage on the course,
- self-service of (partly warm) food and beverage in the clubhouse.

The last quoted remark refers to the last description - the only one giving
the opportunity to sit down during the break.

Ciao,

Paul

Re: Half Way House

am 09.06.2006 16:47:47 von PS

Can we have your half-way house :-)

I've spent 10 years at our club bemoaning the fact that we haven't got one.

What I would do for a bacon sarnie and a mug of soup at the 10th on a cold
winters day ...

"Demetri (Durram)" <> wrote in message
news:e67oh2$n9s$2$
>I hate the half-way house!
>
> It's open for all of the Saturday Medals and Stablefords, holds up play
> and breaks concentration during a round of golf which is supposed to be 18
> holes, not two sets of 9 - I've lost count the amount of times my back 9
> is worse than the front.
>
> What can be done? I can just see my popularity levels rising as I make a
> note in the suggestions book - NOT!
>
> --
> Grumpy Old Durram

Re: Half Way House

am 10.06.2006 10:09:11 von I like toys and cake

PS wrote:
>
> "Demetri (Durram)" <> wrote in message
> news:e67oh2$n9s$2$
>
>>I hate the half-way house!
>>
>>It's open for all of the Saturday Medals and Stablefords, holds up play
>>and breaks concentration during a round of golf which is supposed to be 18
>>holes, not two sets of 9 - I've lost count the amount of times my back 9
>>is worse than the front.
>>
>>What can be done? I can just see my popularity levels rising as I make a
>>note in the suggestions book - NOT!
>>
>>--
>>Grumpy Old Durram

> Can we have your half-way house :-)
>
> I've spent 10 years at our club bemoaning the fact that we haven't
got one.
>
> What I would do for a bacon sarnie and a mug of soup at the 10th on a
cold
> winters day ...
>

Ah yes, cold winter's day it's invaluable and no you can't have it -
we're keeping it fo ourselves then. My point was more directed towards
when it interferes and disrupts competitive golf. Sorry!
--
Durram

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Re: Half Way House

am 10.06.2006 17:54:54 von chainbreaker

"PS" <> wrote in message
news:
> Can we have your half-way house :-)
>
> I've spent 10 years at our club bemoaning the fact that we haven't
> got one.
> What I would do for a bacon sarnie and a mug of soup at the 10th on a
> cold winters day ...
>
We used to have one, until vandals burnt it down :(
Now we have a buggy service, but only during the summer.
KenH
--
Ken Hoyle
www.kenhoyle.co.uk



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