Lindsay Fair Gates:Once again the Lindsay Curling Club will be working the gates at the Lindsay Exhibition. The dates we are looking for volunteers are from Wednesday, September 21st to Sunday, September 25th. If you are available to help us out and would like to volunteer at a specific time please contact Cathy Terry (705-878-4034). In the near future a telephone committee will be calling asking if you are able to help fill the 190 spots required to operate the gates during the Fair. Please consider helping out as this is a major undertaking and a major fundraiser for the club.
Around the Club:There is always something to do around the club whether it be minor repairs, painting or just upgrading our facility. There has been a small painting crew organized by Jeff Wiltshire to come in during July to freshen up the front foyer and the downstairs lounge. If time permits, the painting will continue with the upstairs lounge as well. You may have also heard or read in a previous newsletter that the Lindsay Curling Club was successful in our application to the Lindsay Legacy Grant Fund which will now allow us to install a new steel roof over our playing surface. We anticipate that this project will be completed near the end of the summer in preparation for the coming curling season.
Reminders for your Calendar:Wednesday, September 7 - Registration for the 2016/17 curling season - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 21 - Sunday, September 25 - Lindsay Fair - LCC works the gates
For Your Information:During the curling off season many of us take part in the game of golf. It is a way to get out in the great outdoors and get some exercise as well. The game of golf can also be enjoyed by watching PGA tournaments on television and the pros do make the game look so easy. As any one knows, who has played the game of golf, it can prove to be a very challenging and difficult game. A LCC member, whose initials are Bruce Rogers, sent me an email updating PGA Rule Changes for Seniors. Have a look at these rule changes and hopefully your golf scores will improve.
PGA Rule Changes for SeniorsRule 1.a.5
A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and placed on the fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into the Rough with no penalty. The senior should not be penalized for tall grass which ground keepers failed to mow. Rule 2.d.6 (B)
A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. The Senior Player must estimate the distance the ball would have traveled if it had Not hit the tree and play the ball from there. Rule 3.B.3(G)
There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, making it a stolen ball. The player is not to compound the felony by charging himself or herself with a penalty. Rule 4.c.7(h)
If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have dropped. The law of gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf. Rule 5.
Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game. Rule 6.a.9(k)
There is no penalty for so-called "out of bounds." If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur. The senior golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty. Rule 7..G.15(z)
There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should float. Senior golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers' shortcomings. Rule 8.k.9( S)
Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new golf equipment. Since this is financially impractical for many senior golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment. **************************
Please advise all your senior friends of these important rule changes... That's all for now, enjoy the summer!!!!! Dave Nigh