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We have a great group of ladies at Westfield and a variety of golfing options, whether you are a beginner or low handicap golfer, whether you want to golf competitively or are just interested in having fun. Take some time to explore the links on our website and the bulletin boards in the Ladies Locker Room.   

MATCH COMMITEE
The Ladies Match Committee is responsible for coordinating all Ladies golf activities including tournaments, field days, match play and weekly draws.
Match Captain                      Ruth Ross
Treasurer                              Twila Hitchcock
Members                              Joan Hurst, Carol Maber, Mary Hogan


LADIES ASSOCIATION
Members of the Executive are elected to their respective offices at the Ladies Association Annual Meeting held in September each year.  The Ladies Association looks after the social activities. It is their responsibility to ensure that all members are made to feel welcome and are encouraged to participate in Club activities.  The Executive meet on a regular basis with the purpose of ensuring the exchange of information relative to the various programs and to be kept advised of any relative Club matters.
 
President                              Nancy Steele           
Vice President                      Karen Walsh
Past President                      Cathy Hutchinson
Secretary                              Pat Loughery
Ladies Match Captain          Ruth Ross
House Committee                Cindy Donaldson, Trudy Comeau-Roper
 
 

HANDICAP ESTABLISHMENT
An 18 hole handicap is required to participate in most of the club tournaments and in-house competitions. Five scores are required to establish a handicap and your handicap is based on the best 10 scores of your last 20 rounds. Enter all your rounds into the computer in the front hallway or from your home computer on the Golf Canada website to ensure that you are playing with a fair and accurate handicap.  In either case, please use the Westfield Golf & Country Club screen on the Golf Canada website, using your Westfield ID and password.  If you are not sure what that is, see a staff member in the Pro shop, or ask a member or playing partner to help you set up. 
PLEASE NOTE:  In order to qualify for a Ringer prize at season-end (see Page 5), enter your score hole by hole, and if you wish, you may record your putts for each round at this time too. 
 

 LADIES’ LOCKER ROOM
Your membership at Westfield Golf and Country Club entitles you to the use of a locker throughout the season at no additional charge; please see Susan in the office for an assigned number and a combination lock.  This is where you will find the sign-up sheets for weekly draws, ladies club events and tournaments, posters for tournaments at other clubs, the Ringer Board, Match Play Grids, Birdie and Chip-in sheets.


WEEKLY DRAWS
All ladies are welcome to sign up to play on either Wednesday morning or Saturday morning following the crossover; however, if you wish to compete for prizes at season-end, you should establish an 18 hole handicap (see above).  At the beginning of the season, you choose whether you want to "count" on Wednesday or Saturday to compete, but should you be unable to play on a “chosen” day, you may play on the other.  Ladies should sign up by Sunday for the Wednesday draw and by Wednesday for the Saturday Draw.  If you do not make these deadlines, see the draw sheet for further instructions.  Ladies who play 9 holes follow the 18’ers, and simply add their names to the list each week. 

 
 
COMPETITIONS FOR PRIZES AND TROPHIES
Throughout the golfing season, we compete for the following titles, trophies, and cash prizes.
  1.  Golf Canada Points Rounds (Net Competition)
Eight days are designated as Golf Canada/Points days during the golf season.   Prizes are awarded based on your best 4 low net scores of the 8 rounds.  Your signed score card must be turned in following play for your net score to be determined and recorded, and a spreadsheet will be posted downstairs on the pink bulletin board.  Prizes are awarded at the season closing event.
                  Winner                      $40.00 Gift Card for Pro Shop                          
                  1st Runner Up           $25.00 Gift Card for Pro Shop                          
                  2nd Runner Up          $15.00 Gift Card for Pro Shop  
                       
  1.  Harrigan Insurance & Molson Canadian Stableford Competition
Four dates are scheduled for the Harrigan Insurance & Molson Canadian Stableford Competition, either a Wednesday or Saturday (see the Fixture Card or the monthly calendar section on the WGCC website).  This is a net competition as well, and the best 3 rounds are used to determine winners. Your score is determined by assigning points to your hole by hole score, with a low score on each hole earning more points.  Be certain to turn in your signed scorecard, with your current handicap noted, and your results will be tabulated on the Stableford system by a member of the Match Committee.  The results for this competition will then be posted so that you can track the results.
                  Winner                      $50 Gift Card for Pro Shop
                  1st Runner Up           $30 Gift Card for Pro Shop
                  2nd Runner Up         $20 Gift Card for Pro Shop,


C.  Ringer Board
The Ringer Board is a hole-by-hole record of your personal game improvements (stroke for stroke) throughout the season.  Sign up at the start of the season, and you are responsible for entering your own scores on the Ringer Board in the Ladies Locker Room.  Golfers will be divided into divisions according to handicap, their scores verified off their Golf Canada handicap entries, and prizes awarded at the end of the season for lowest scores. There are four handicap divisions, and the prize is $25.00 gift card from the Pro Shop for each winner.
NB:  The Ringer Sheet in the locker room is there for information purpose only.  Winning scores will be determined from the records on the Golf Canada website. 
 
D.  Birdies and Chip-ins
Birdies and/or Chip-ins made on the day you "count" may be recorded on the sheet in the Ladies Locker Room.  Each winner will be determined by a draw at the end of the season, and she will be awarded a $25 gift card from the Pro Shop.
 
E.  Most Improved Golfer
The Marilyn Evans Memorial Trophy is awarded annually as special recognition to that lady member who has reduced her 18-hole factor by the most points throughout the golfing season.  This is determined by recording your scores on the Golf Canada/WGCC website.  The winner’s name will be inscribed on the trophy, and she will receive a $50 gift card from the Pro Shop. 
 
F.  In House Tournaments or "Fun" Days are scheduled for the remaining days each month.   Refer to the Schedule of Events and the Ladies Club Events link for details of these field days.  Also check the monthly Calendar portion of the club’s website to determine how Men’s, Juniors’ play and outside tournaments could affect your golfing plans each week.

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Proposed Dates for 2018 Fixture Card:  Ladies 18 Hole Play

Wednesdays
May 23          Golf Canada Points Round
May 30          Golf Canada Points & Qualifying for Memorial Match Trophy
June 6            Golf Canada Points Round
June 13          1st Round Harrigan Insurance & Molson Stableford Competition
June 20          Mystery Golf Fun Day – Format to be determined
June 27          Tim Horton Westfield Ladies Invitational  9:00 am Shotgun
July 4             2nd Round Harrigan Insurance & Molson Stableford Competition
July 11           Golf Canada Points Round
July 18           Golf Canada Points Round
July 25           Mystery Golf Fun Day – Format to be determined
Aug. 1            3rd Round Harrigan Insurance & Molson Stableford Competition
Aug. 8            Scotch Ball -- open to all Lady Golfers
Aug. 15          Golf Canada Points Round
Aug. 22          4th Round Harrigan Insurance & Molson Stableford Competition
Aug.  29         Mystery Golf Fun Day – Format to be determined
Sept. 5            Golf Canada Points Round
Sept. 12          Golf Canada Points Round
Sept. 19          9-Hole Scramble and Closing Luncheon with Prize Presentations
Sept 24           Ladies Annual General Meeting and Closing Celebration
 
 
 
Saturdays
May 19          Opening Brunch and Fun Day--open to all lady golfers
May 26          Golf Canada Points Round
June 2            Golf Canada Points & Qualifying for Memorial Match Trophy
June 9            Golf Canada Points Round
June 16          1st Round Harrigan & Molson Stableford Competition
June 23          Mystery Fun Golf Day—Format to Be Determined
June 30          Golf Canada Points Round
July 7             2nd Round Harrigan & Molson Stableford Competition
July 14           Diana Brenan Memorial Tournament
July 21           Golf Canada Points Round
July 28           Golf Canada Points Round
Aug. 4            3rd Round Harrigan & Molson Stableford competition
Aug. 11           Men’s Molson Tournament
Aug 18/19      Ladies Club Championship -- Sat/Sun 2 day event
Aug 25           4th Round Harrigan & Molson Stableford Competition
Sept. 1            Golf Canada Points Round
Sept. 8            Spencer Joyce Memorial Tournament
Sept. 15          Golf Canada Points Round
Sept. 22          Mystery Fun Golf Day—Format to Be Determined
Sept. 24          AGM and closing celebration


Special Events – 2018
 
May 19          Ladies Opening Brunch and 9-Hole Scramble –All Lady Members
June 5            Women’s Golf Day – Women Golfing Around the World
June 10          NB Ladies Four Ball Competition, Gowan Brae Golf & CC
June 27          Tim Horton’s Westfield Ladies Open Invitational Event:
                              Player of the Year (Singles) and Two Person Scramble
July 8-10        NB Ladies Provincial Championship – Miramichi Golf & CC
July 14           Diana Brenan Memorial Trophy – Net Competition
Aug 8             Scotch Ball Competition – Two person Teams
Aug 13           NB Family Classic and Adult Junior – Riverside Country Club
Aug 18-20      Ladies Club Championship
Aug 26           Mixed Club Championship
Sept. 8            Spencer Joyce Memorial Tournament
Sept. 19          9 Hole Scramble and Closing Luncheon with Prize Presentations
Sept. 24          Annual General Meeting & Closing Celebration
 
 
 
To find out about other events outside our Club, check the Golf NB 2018 Events website or the bulletin board in the Ladies Locker Room.
 
 

 
 
MATCH PLAY
This is a form of competition in which you compete hole by hole against one individual or a partnership. This is different than competing against the entire field of players for the overall lowest score.  In match play, the player with the lowest score on each hole wins that hole, playing either level or off their handicap.  The player who wins the most holes wins the match.  It is important to remember that different rules may apply in match play than in stroke play.  You need to know the rules (see the summary following this Section), and use them to your advantage.

 
  1.  Memorial Match Trophy—Singles, Sponsored by Heather Shuve
The Memorial Match Play Trophy is open to any lady member with an 18 hole handicap, and is a net match play competition.  Wednesday and Saturday Ladies both have a qualifying day (refer to Event Schedule) and if unable to play on one day, may play on the other. The players are then seeded according to their net scores, and the schedule for the year is posted downstairs and on-line. Please check the bulletin board or the website and ensure that your matches are played on time.  Remember, you are responsible for contacting your “Match Opponent” and arranging a mutually convenient time to play.
PLAY:  The players will use 80% of their handicap.  Player A (low handicap) gives Player B (high handicap) strokes equalling 80% of the difference between the two.  You mark the stroke holes on your cards and go out and play.  There are specific rules for match play which may be different from your regular game, so be sure to check the website or your rule book for instructions.   If players are tied at the end of 18 holes, play is continued with strokes originally given until a winner is determined.
Winner                                               $100  
Runner Up                                          $75  
Low Qualifying Round Winner         $25   

 
                                                                                                                 
  1.  Sonja Taylor Match Play—Doubles, Sponsored by Sonja Taylor
The Doubles Match Play is open to any lady member with an 18 hole handicap.  You find a partner and sign up on a designated sheet on the bulletin board in the Ladies Locker Room.   If you don't have a partner, sign up as a single as there are often other players looking for a partner. Please check the bulletin board or the website and ensure that your matches are played on time.  Again, each team is responsible for contacting their “Match Opponent” to arrange mutually convenient times to play, and you can double up on Wednesday play if that works best for everybody.

PLAY:  The players will use 80% of their handicap and strokes are given off the low handicap player.  80% of the difference between players’ handicaps will determine how many strokes are given to each of the players (including partner) with the higher handicap.  You mark the Stroke holes on your cards and go out and play.  If players are tied at the end of 18 holes, play is continued with strokes as originally given until a winner is determined.  Remember, there are specific rules for match play which may be different from your regular game, so be sure to check the website or your rule book for instructions. 
                  Winners                      $60 Gift Card from Pro Shop each  
                  Runner Up                  $40 Gift Card from Pro Shop each    

 
 
LADIES CLUB EVENTS

 Ladies Brunch & Fun  Day -- 19 May 2018
This early season Saturday event is open to all lady members with or without a handicap. There is a charge, which includes breakfast and prizes.  Following introductions and breakfast, we play a 9-hole scramble after the morning crossover. Teams will be made up in advance according to handicaps.  This event is held annually and is a great opportunity to meet new members, re-connect with your golf buddies, and discover how well your game has wintered.

 Tim Hortons Westfield Ladies Invitational – 27 June 2018
This tournament is open to ladies with an 18 hole handicap. Players from other clubs are invited to this event, so it is our ‘once a year’ opportunity to showcase our course and restaurant. This tournament offers a choice of format:   you may register as a ‘Single’ (this is a Player of the Year event) or you may choose to find a partner for the scramble format. There is an entrance fee for all players which includes a meal and prizes.  Golf carts must be booked separately through the Pro Shop.  Registration is done through the Club’s Administration Office.  Book early if you require a motorized cart as there are a limited number.

Diana Brenan Memorial Tournament –14 July 2018
The Diana Brenan Memorial Tournament is held on a Saturday in July, and is open to all ladies with an 18 hole handicap.  It is a friendly net score competition in memory of Diana Brenan who was a long-time member of Westfield. The family of Diana Brenan provide the prizes for the winner and runner-up and there are also numerous smaller prizes. Registration for this event is $10/team.

 
Ladies Scotch Ball –  8 August 2018
This field day is held on a Wednesday in early August and is open to all lady members with an established handicap, either 9 or 18 holes.  This your opportunity to play with our Niner members, and is a “fun” event.  Find a partner and remember the format is modified Scotch Ball.   This means both players on the team hit their drive from the tee, then hit each other's ball for the second shot.   You then determine the best ball and that ball is played alternate shot until it is holed out.  There is a $5/player registration fee to cover the cost of prizes.  The laughs are all free.

The Likely Ladies Club Championship – 18-19 August 2018
The Ladies Club Championship is a two day event, played on Saturday and Sunday, and is open to all ladies with an 18 hole handicap. The winner will have the best (the lowest) total gross score for those two consecutive days. As well, the tournament is divided into two divisions with gross and net prizes in both divisions.  The Likely Family sponsors the Ladies Club Championship, and the winner’s name is inscribed on the Likely Championship Trophy.  Cash prizes are as follows:  
                              Winner                                   $175   Gift Card from Pro Shop
                              Runner Up                             $100   Gift Card from Pro Shop
                              Low Net of Field                   $ 75    Gift Card from Pro Shop
                              Various Division Prizes         $150   Gift Card from Pro Shop

 
 
Tuesday Night Ladies
Tuesday Night Ladies is a fun evening of golf for members and non-members of all skill levels.  It is a great way to introduce a friend who is a casual golfer to our club; it also gives occasional golfers a chance to participate.  There is a different format for the competition each week and we emphasize the fun portion of the evening.   The cost is $10.00 for members and $25.00 for green fee players. This price includes nine holes of golf, a glass of wine or beer and allegedly fabulous prizes. We tee off on the front nine in a 5:30 shotgun start and then come in for a social gathering/meal while the prizes are awarded. You can call the pro shop to sign up with your own group or ask to be added to a group.  We recommend you pre-order your meal for after play upon registration.


GOLF RULES & ETIQUETTE
The rules of golf are updated every four years.  The rules and revisions for 2018 can be referenced through the following links:  
Rules of Golf - Click HERE



The NBGA Rules Quick Reference Guide may be useful to print and carry in your bag.
CLICK HERE


Local Rules
Please refer to the “Local Rules” and “Out of Bounds” section on the scorecard.

 
 
Rules, Hints and Etiquette of Match Play
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN MATCH PLAY, SO NEVER GIVE UP!!
MATCHES SHOULD NOT TAKE ANY LONGER TO PLAY THAN A REGULAR GAME OF GOLF.

 


The Difference between Match and Stroke Play


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Etiquette (from Golf Canada Website)
The Spirit of the Game Golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the individual to show consideration for other players and to play by the Rules. All players should show courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, no matter how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.
1. If you’re playing with people you don’t know, introduce yourself on the first tee.
2. After finishing play and leaving the last green, thank them for their company and shake their hand.

Safety
1. Make sure no one is near you when you swing your club.
2. Make sure no one is in front of you and make sure the group in front is clearly out of range before you make a shot.
3. Always shout “Fore” when your ball is in danger of hitting someone.
4. Do not stand directly behind the player, the ball or the hole when a player is making a stroke.

Consideration of Others
1. Make sure you follow the dress code of the golf course.
2. Try to avoid using your phone on the course as it can be distracting.
3. Stand still and don’t talk when another player is playing.
4. Do not stand directly behind the ball or on the opposite side of the hole when a player is making a stroke.

Putting Green
1. Do not stand on another player’s line of putt.
2. Stay on or around the putting green until everyone in your group has holed out.
3. Mark your scorecard on the next tee, not on the putting green.
4. Replace the flagstick carefully when your group has finished playing the hole.
5. Do not stand directly behind the player, the ball or the hole when a player is making a stroke.

Pace of Play
1. Be ready to play when it is your turn.
2. One practice swing is normally enough.
 3. Keep up with the group in front of you. If you are slow, try to catch up or let the group behind play through.
4. Watch the shots of everyone in your group.
5. Play ready golf if your group is falling behind.
6. Line up your putt while others are putting and be ready to play when it’s your turn.
7. Don’t replay missed putts.
8. Record scores on the next tee, not on the putting green.
9. When playing from a cart: place your bag or park your cart between the green and next tee.

Care of the Course
1. Always wear golf, tennis shoes or sneakers.
2. Replace your divots.
3. Rake bunkers after you play from them. Leave them in the condition you would like to play from.
4. Fix your ball marks on the putting green and fix any others you see.
5. Keep your golf bag off the putting green. Remove and replace the flagstick carefully to avoid damaging the hole.
 6. Keep pull carts and power carts away from greens.
 
Reciprocal Golf Clubs  --(once per season)

Cedar Brae Golf & Country Club
Sussex Golf & Curling Club Moncton Golf Club Outside Tournaments
Playing in an Invitational at another Club is a great opportunity to play a different course, enjoy a meal and make some new friends. Check the bulletin board in the Ladies Locker Room for posters or visit the Golf NB website: http://www.golfnb.ca/tournaments-a-events/club-championships-invites-and-other-events

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