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2019 Fixtures

The 2019 fixtures are now online – 6th item in the Members drop-down menu on the home page.  It should be noted that some dates are still subject to final confirmation.

The next five events also appear in the right-hand sidebar, entitled ‘Upcoming Events‘.  At the bottom left of this list there is the “Add” button which supports export of all events to a variety of personal, external calendars e.g. click on “Add to Google” and it will load your local calendar and provide the option to ‘add calendar’.  Other options include Timely, Outlook, Apple Calendar, other calendars & XML.  It works fine for Google running on a Windows/Android platform – I cannot vouch for anything else.

Let me know if you spot any errors in the event listings.

Robin Down

Website Security

Hopefully, nobody will notice the difference but, with effect from today (12th Jan 2019) we have implemented HTTPS on the website.  The visible effect of this will be to remove the NOT SECURE message from the browser destination address – never reassuring for people expected to pay online, even though the two system are entirely separate.

301 Redirect has also been implemented to ensure that all HTTP requests are forwarded to the HTTPS website in a search engine friendly way. So links with the “old” HTTP address automatically lead to the HTTPS website.

Let me know if you detect any strange behaviour.
Robin Down

 

Views from the Tee

Every golfer knows . . .

. . . that if you are getting bored while waiting for a four-ball to move on, the best course of action is to cast your eye around and enjoy the surrounding panorama.  David Shaw Stewart is an oft-frustrated golfer who has used the time wisely to illustrate some of the most fun, interesting and challenging courses in Britain and Ireland. The resulting thoughts and watercolours are collected here, in a colourful tour round the finest fairways.

David Shaw Stewart is a passionate golfer and artist. He swung his first club at Traigh Golf Course and now has the privilege of jointly owning and maintaining this spectacular nine hole links.

The watercolours include many of the renowned and classic courses to be found across the UK & Ireland, such as Muirfield, Prestwick, St Andrews and Portmarnock.  However, David is a discerning golfer and as owner of Traigh he is equally appreciative of Golf in the Wild – consequently and perhaps unsurprisingly, Views from the Tee includes Allendale.

This nicely produced hardback book is available from Robin Down  (and from the clubhouse next year) at £9.99 with £3.50 of every sale going to the club.

Robin Down
01434 601625
robin@robindown.co.uk