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Hi All, 

Following the big build up of it being McIlroyV's Speith it was Rickie Fowler that came out ontop in Abu Dhabi. The tournament had its fairshare of talking points from Jordan Speith beingpulled up by European Tour officials on the newslow play policy to Rickie Fowler's interestingnew fashion style. Rickie was sporting high topboots and 'jogger' trousers - will these takeoff? 

Maybe not one for the traditionalists but fairplay to him and not for the first time he ismore than happy to move golf fashion along - ifit encourages more youngsters into the game thenthis can only be good! 

The youngsters as we all know are the future ofthe game, here at the club on Sunday we have ourfirst Girls OLGCA Play Day of 2016 on the 9 HoleBlenheim Course - more details can be found here.

The other talking point from Abu Dhabi wasJordan Speith being given a "monitoring" penaltyfor taking too long over a putt on day one. Itmight not sound much but it is good to see theEuropean Tour Officials flagging this up andmaking an example of the World Number 1 - let'shope they continue to do this throughout theseason and also on the US Tour as well -anything to improve pace of play can only begood for the game. 

Later in the newsletter we cover pace of play inthe rules and how we can improve this.

Club news


Diaries are out now and availible in the ProShop. 

Make sure you have got yours. 

Berks Bucks & Oxon Union of GolfClubs County Card Scheme 

Did you know that for a bargain of only £15 you canplay at over 1300 clubs in England at specialrates! 

This is available to men & ladies. Countycards are valid from 1st April 2016 to 31stMarch 2017. Application forms are available fromthe Pro Shop. 

For further details go to:

Competition news

Gents Pairs winter league 

Below is the draw for the next round of theknockout Winter Pairs league - to be played bySunday,14 February 2016.

1 Ellis, Mark & Graham, Trevor v Proffitt,Colin & Thompson, Mike 
2 Jordon, Marc & Stevens, Tom v Quainton,Gary & Humphry, Nick 
3 Green, Stan & Mills, Peter v Enser, Andy& Willoughby, Gary 
4 Mills, Ged & Butler, Richard v Kennedy,Leo & McEachran, John 
5 Howe, Alan & Walters, Colin v Perella,Tony & Slade, Paul 
6 Parker-Hunt, Todd & Edgar, Mark v Edwards,Jon & Kip, Chris 
7 Knight, Paul D & Hall, Martin v Haines,Andy & Clark, Peter 
8 Smailes, Geoff & Gordon, Ian v Thomas,Derek Victor & Birney, Eddie

Kirtlington Winter Open 2016 

We have around 40 players signed up for ourWinter Open this Saturday. 

Tee Times can be viewed here.

Coffee and Tea which are included in your entry,will be available from 9.00am. The format is an18 Hole Stableford, Full Handicap Competition.The hot buffet will be served on a rolling basisas you come in after your game and the dresscode is smart/casual. The menu for the meal isas follows:- Chicken Curry Or Homemade LasagneServed with Chips or Rice Freshly Brewed Coffeeor Tea. 

We expect to hold the Prize Giving atapproximately 3.30pm.

Rule of the week 

Pace of play 

Very few golfers would admit to beingslow players but we can all do our bit to play alittle bit faster. Here are some tips from theR&A site: 

- Be ready to play
- Play promptly when it is your turn
- Keep up with the group in front
- Invite the group behind to play through if youare delaying them
- Play a provisional ball if you think your ballis lost 

On the Putting Green DO:  

- Assess your line, repair pitch-marks on thegreen and remove loose impediments while othersare playing.
- Move off the green as soon as all players inyour group have holed out.
- Mark score cards on the way to or at the nexttee. 
- Leave the putting green quickly when play hasbeen completed
- Speed up your exit from the green bypositioning your bags on the way to the nexttee 

On the Putting Green DON'T:

- It is not necessary to look at your line fromevery angle.
- You do not need to have an alignment mark onyour golf ball and ensure that it is perfectlyaligned to the hole before every putt. 

Click here to learn more about this on the R&ASite

Senior section 

Seniors Roll-up 

On Thursday, 21 January a total of 27 Seniorstook part in the monthly roll-up. The winnerwith Rob Bruce with 40 pointsand the runner up was Ian Taylorwith 37 points. 

February Roll Up - please sign for this event -February 18th. 

Annual Dinner - the sign-up sheet along withcopies of the menu are now on the SeniorsBoard. 
Date Friday, 11 March - cost £20.

Shop news 


In preparation for the spring we have afantastic new Motocaddy Promotion

2016 Free Bag Offer withMotocaddy

Order an S-series electric trolley and get acart bag for free.

-Buy an S1 with lead-acid batteryand get a Club Series bag free.
- Buy an S1 trolley with lithium battery and geta Pro Series bag free.
- Buy an S1 Pro/ S3 Pro (anybattery option) and get a Pro Series bagfree

Clickhere to find out more about Motocaddy'selectric trolley line up.

- S7 Remote is excluded from this offer
- Free bagcolour at the discretion of Motocaddy
- Availible while stocks last
- Multiple orders allowed

TheKirtlington Winter Open

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter and have agreat weekend. The Golf Team.
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