Ladies, Below is an explanation from the CLCGA, of the events at the Baron Bowl last week at St Austell that has been sent to the Club Captains for their membership.
As you know, at the Baron Rose Bowl on Thursday, the weather conditions in the afternoon deteriorated badly and a decision was made by the Competition Committee to base the results on the first 18 holes. This has proved to be very controversial and we have therefore looked again at our decision.
Play in the competition was neither suspended nor abandoned because the Committee received advice late in the afternoon that the course was still just playable. All players therefore completed the 36 holes except for two who decided to nil return.Unfortunately, the advice on the condition of the course was reversed after the event and the Committee after much deliberation, decided that the fairest way forward would be to base the competition on the first round only. However, we now accept that, as play had been completed, the competition could have been decided over the 36 holes and we apologise to all those who missed out on prizes as a result of it being based on 18 holes only. However, as the Committee’s decision on the day was final, the results will stand.
We will be reviewing how we deal with major weather incidents in future and hope to avoid a similar situation in the future.
Once again, we apologise,
The Competition Committee
Maybe it should read “should” rather than “could”
This does leave Newquay in the unfortunate position of having been presented with two trophies that if the correct decision was made they would not have won. Not very nice for them and even worse for St Austell pair Tracy Peers and Lucy Lund who should have won the trophy and now haven’t. So well played Tracy and Lucy.