Rules Modernisation

In September last year we posted some information about the new rules for golf in 2019.  There is now much more comprehensive information available from the R&A which can be accessed from this website – just go to the Members dropdown on the homepage and select 2019 Rule Changes.  This provides access to 20 ‘must know’ changes, related videos, the player’s edition of the R&A rules and links to get the Rules of Golf app for Android and iPhone.

In addition, the committee will organise a change of rules presentation at the Captain v Chairman event (6th April), as proposed at the recent AGM.

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


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