Men’s competition golf is back! On Saturday 2nd January the Men’s section will return to competition golf after another lockdown and a period where it was felt all members should have an equal opportunity to play.
The competition is a Winter Monthly Stableford and will be the first competition to be played under the new World Handicapping System (WHS). With this in mind l would like to inform you of what is now required.
You can still enter using the V1 App and that will be available at the same time as the tee booking went live at 6pm today. You will also be able to enter on the day using the App or the terminal that is now located in the entrance to the clubhouse. Please ensure you use the hand sanitiser when using the terminal.
You will be able to enter your scores using the App but unfortunately, until the COVID regulations change you won’t be able to enter scores via the terminal. Whichever way you do this please ensure that you return your card either into the competition box in the lobby or, if the clubhouse is closed, the black post box adjacent to the clubhouse entry door.
When filling out your card please follow the same procedures as before. You keep your own card and record your own scores and one of your playing partners scores in Markers column. Remember to sign the card and record the name of the person marking your scores under ‘Markers Signature’.
If you do not know your new WHS Handicap Index (HI) before arriving, this can be accessed either using the touchscreen or the paper copy posted in the foyer.
Please put the name of the competition, date and your name in the relevant boxes at the top of the card. You will also see three boxes for handicap. Being a singles stroke play competition Handicap Allowances restrict your Playing Handicap to 95% of your Course Handicap.
To avoid disqualification your Course Handicap MUST be entered on the card and you are advised to complete all three boxes i.e. your Handicap Index, your Course Handicap for the white tees and your Playing Handicap which is 95% of your Course Handicap.
In addition to the Conversion Chart on the outside wall, additional conversion charts incorporating the 95% adjustment are in the Foyer, on the noticeboard to the left of the Pro Shop door and near the touchscreen.
We are fortunate that the course is not qualifying as this gives us all some time to get used to the new regulations before our scores effect our HI.
I would emphasise we are learning at the same time as you so please be patient.
Finally I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.