What do I do when hole 14a is in play?
How do I find out what the current course status is? HP
How do I know when I am playing too slowly? When should I let players through? How do I do this?
How do I get a locker?
Ask Chloe in the main office and she will have a waiting list or as spare one already. There is an annual charge.
Can I bring family/friends to eat at the club
Yes of course - pre booking or pre purchase of tickets is essential for the planned functions, but you can come for breakfast, lunch and dinner at any time. There are some dress rules which mainly apply in the summer ( i.e. no sleeveless vests for men)
Can I bring a guest to play on the course?
Yes you can - it is cheaper than a normal green fee and probably best to pre book with the pro shop. Always check the diary first for any other events going on. Guests have to hold a valid handicap. There are events through the year like the ladies invite, mixed invite, which are a competition in themselves for guests of members.
What competitions am I eligible for as a 5 day member?
You can enter all competitions from Monday to Friday - the main day for ladies is Thursday, but there are some mixed competitions on Mondays sometimes. There are some knock outs which exclude 5 day membership, so check the entry requirements in the locker room.
Can I sign up against a man on a Saturday comp?
Yes, why not! During the summer the club has a joint competition day on Saturdays. In the winter, the ladies alternate day is on Sunday.
What do I need to do when I arrive for a competition?
Sign-in on to the computer to indicate you have arrived.
Fill out a scorecard with the Competition name, Date, Your tee time, Your name, Your handicap, indicate which tees you are playing from (by circling)
Ensure your golf balls are marked so that you can clearly identify them
Check you have no more than 14 clubs in your back
Switch your phone off or to silent
Arrive on the tee 10 mins prior to your tee time
Exchange score cards with your playing partners
Confirm you are playing “READY GOLF” with you playing partners
Can I tee off early if there is a gap in front of me in a Competition?
In a competition who tees off first from the first tee?
What do I have to fill in on my scorecard?
BEFORE YOU START YOUR ROUND: Fill out a scorecard with the Competition name, Date, Your tee time, Your name, Your handicap, indicate which tees
you are playing from (by circling)
You may also want to mark on the card (against the appropriate holes) where both you and the players whos card you are marking ‘get shots’ if you
are playing Stableford or Match Play
DURING YOUR ROUND: Note down the number of shots taken by your opponent and yourself (the marker). In addition, you may also mark Stableford points
or whether the hole was won/halved/lost (+ o – ) depending the format being played.
ON COMPLETION OF THE ROUND: Total the number of strokes (or points for Stableford, or the overall score for holes won/lost in Matchplay). A good method
is to compare Front 9 and Back 9 scores and provided you agree then run quickly thru all 18 holes. Enter the agreed Score at the bottom of the card. Enter
your Finish time. SIGN both the card you marked (MARKER) and your card which has been returned to you (PLAYER).
What is “READY GOLF”?
“Ready golf” is a commonly used term which means players should play when they are ready to do so, rather the traditional “farthest from the hole plays first” stipulation in the Rules of Golf. “Ready golf” is NOT appropriate in match play due to the strategy involved between opponents. However, in stroke play formats it is allowed provided it is not done for the purpose of giving one of the players an advantage. There is strong evidence to suggest that playing “ready golf” DOES improve the pace of play.
What is a 4BBB?
There are four players and they use four balls. All four players play the hole individually and the lowest score from each pair is taken – the better ball. There is no need for a player to complete the hole if your partner has already finished it off in less strokes. If one pair's lowest score beats the other pair's lowest score on a hole they win the hole. If both pairs get the same score the hole is halved.
What is a Texas Scramble?
Texas Scramble is a form of team competition. All members of the team, normally of 3 or 4 players, tee off. Then one of these drives is chosen to be used for the next shot and all members of the team place their balls where the chosen drive ended up, and all the team play a second shot from this spot. From these second shots, one is chosen and all play a third shot for there and so on until the ball is holed. Each team has one score for each hole and the team with the lowest score for the round wins.
What is a Florida Scramble?
Florida Scramble is a form of team competition. All members of the team, normally of 3 or 4 players, tee off. Then one of these drives is chosen to be used for the next shot and all members of the team, apart from the person whose drive is chosen, place their balls where the chosen drive ended up, and play a second shot from this spot. From these second shots, one is chosen and all except the player whose shot is chosen play a third shot from there and so on until the ball is holed. Each team has one score for each hole and the team with the lowest score for the round wins.
What is a Bowmaker?
A Bowmaker is a from of team competition for teams of either 3 or 4 players. On each hole two or more of the scores are combined to create the team's score. Scoring is typically based on Stableford points in a bowmaker.
What is Foursomes?
There are four players in this format, each pair uses just one ball per hole and takes it in turns to play each shot – i.e. alternate shot. The players also take it in turn to tee-off at each hole, irrespective of who played the last shot on the previous hole. The pair with the lowest score on a hole wins the hole, if both pairs finish the hole in the same number of shots it is halved.
What is Greensomes?
The only real difference between greensomes and foursomes, is that in greensomes both players tee off and then choose which ball to play from there. The player whose drive or tee shot is not chosen plays the second shot, and they then play alternate shots from there until the ball is holed out. On the next hole, both players again tee off and the process is repeated. There is nothing to stop the same player’s drive being selected all the way round in normal greensomes.
What is Matchplay?
In match play each hole played is a separate competition. The player with the fewest shots on an individual hole wins that hole; the player winning the most holes wins the match. So, it doesn't matter how many shots you take to complete a hole as long as it's less than your opponent.
What is Strokeplay?
In stroke play you should count every shot you take the course of 18 holes (or 9 if it's a 9 hole competition). The golfer with the fewest strokes at the end of the completion of the round wins.