14th June 2022

Walmer Golf Club
Walmer Golf Club

5D Global takes Walmer Golf Club into the Virtual World:


We are excited to announce that Walmer Golf Club has taken the leap into Virtual Reality, recently 5D Global VR captured our Course in 360 degrees. Having a Virtual Tour of the club will enable players to have a fully immersive experience of the Course prior to game day. Moving into this space will keep us current and up to date in today's world.

Click to view a Virtual Tour and find out how you can get involved.

Benefits for Golfers:
Drone fly over's and 360 photography creates a fully immersive experience for the player pre-game day. Viewing pin placements, marking off yardages, and receiving advice from the course pro voice-over contributes to effective strategizing.


Benefits to Sponsors:
Logo Feature on landing page and /or tee box
Link out to sponsor website
5D Global offers Virtual Tour discounts to sponsors
International brand awareness on BirdieVR Platform


To view our available sponsorship opportunities, please visit the virtual tour and click on become a sponsor.




We have decided to start a new monthly series called Beyond the Shot. This series serves to keep our members informed as to what is happening in and around the Clubhouse and on the Golf Course.

We hope that this will be of interest to everyone receiving our newsletters.
Please share your thoughts and suggestions with us on what you would like to see in this series.

Please click on this link to take you to the first of many “Beyond the Shot”.




To All our Members


Walmer Golf Club Committee together with Home Owners Association has decided to increase our level of security at the entrance of the Golf Club. From 1 June 2022 you will be required to scan in your driver’s licence as well as your car licence upon arrival at the golf club entrance. G4S security has guaranteed that they will make the process as less time consummating and efficient as possible.




Golf's New Rules: Major Changes
New Rule: Rule 5.6 encourages prompt pace of play by recommending that:

· Players should recognize that their pace of play affects others and they should play promptly throughout the round (such as by preparing in advance for each stroke and moving promptly between strokes and in going to the next tee),

· A player should make a stroke in no more than 40 seconds (and usually in less time) after the player is able to play without interference or distraction, and

· Committees should adopt a Pace of Play Policy (rather than only say they may do so).
· When Ball is Lost. Your ball is lost if not found in three minutes after you or your caddie begin to search for it.

In addition, Rule 6.4 expressly allows playing out of turn in match play by agreement, and for stroke play, affirmatively allows and encourages players to play out of turn in a safe and responsible way to save time or for convenience (also known as “ready golf”).


Reasons for Change:
By giving players affirmative guidance, support and encouragement on prompt play, these Rule changes help in:

· Setting expectations for both beginners and experienced players on what types of behaviour are considered prompt play, including the maximum amount of time it should normally take to make a stroke, and

· Encouraging players to play faster by confirming that it is proper to play out of turn in stroke play when it is safe and responsible to do so (that is, to play “ready golf”).


Enforcing pace of play continues to be primarily up to each Committee, as there are limits to what the Rules themselves can do to insist that players play promptly.


These changes enable Committees to point to specific expectations set by the Rules when using their authority to enforce prompt play and encourage every Committee to adopt a pace of play policy so that all players on the course, whatever the type or level of play, know what is expected of them.


At Walmer Golf Club the following time allowances have been implemented to ensure an enjoyable round of golf for everyone:

Front 9 Holes: 2 hours to complete from time of tee off.

Halfway House: 15 minutes (Maximum). Players should order their halfway house meal from the 9th tee box.

Back 9 Holes: 2 Hours

Total time to complete 18 holes including halfway: 4 hours and 15 minutes.


Please note that should players take longer than the allotted 2 hours to complete their 1st 9 holes, then their halfway house stop will be reduced by the equivalent time.




4. OUT OF BOUNDS

The 2nd and 11th Fairway and beyond, ending at the bottom edge of the fairway, whilst playing the 1st and 10th hole.




Please be sure to look at the back of the scorecard for our local rules. If a player is unsure of the right call on the golf course, their 1st point of call is to verify with their marker.




With only 5 qualifiers left for the final, and a MINIMUM of 6 games needed, if you have not yet played an event, I'm afraid it's too late.


Remember for next year, in order to get to the final of the ECM Monthly IPS, you need to be IN IT TO WIN IT!

Walmer Golf Club
Walmer Golf Club
Walmer Golf Club
Walmer Golf Club