Competition Notes


Provisional Competition results

In order to provide timely competition results and handicap adjustments, the Captains committee will publish Provisional results as soon as possible after the competition has finished. These results will be based upon the scores entered into the computer. When the score cards are processed (normally on the Monday following the weekend competitions) the competition result may be modified to reflect any errors encountered on the score cards.

COMPETITIONS - Players Responsibilities

All players entering a club competition are required to sign in before the event and return a scorecard when the round is finished.

 

The scorecard must be correctly filled in with the competition name, date and players name, the gross scores must be clearly marked and the card must be signed by both the player and the marker. Any amendments on the scorecard to be initialled by the marker.

 

In order to ensure that a correct record of the competition is maintained and an accurate Competition Scratch Score is made, it is necessary that ALL players must record their score on the computer in the clubhouse. This includes all non returns (with scores entered as zeros on the holes in question).

 

Failure to comply with the above will result in disqualification and repeated offenders will have their handicap suspended. Thank you for your co-operation with this.


Open Booking

As the more astute members may have noticed, Open booking is no longer available through the ‘member’s competitions booking’; this change is to simplify the booking process and to obtain visitor details. This means to book you must go through the Open Booking section of BRS. Note: this involves registering and paying up front, however once registered the process is easier the next time.


Handicap Information

How to get a handicap. 

If you have never had a CONGU handicap you must submit 3 scorecards (from any course) to the handicap secretary. These cards must be signed by a person with an active handicap, please mark cards "For Handicap Purposes", attach them together and put them in the card box in the lounge.

 

How to re-activate an inactive handicap

If you handicap is inactive (does not have a 'C' beside the exact handicap on the list) then you must return either 3 scores in qualifying competitions or submit 3 Supplementary scores or a combination of the two.  These Supplementary cards must be signed by a person with an active handicap and marked "Supplementary Score" Please attach them together and put them in the card box in the lounge. 

Notes

  • You may only submit ONE Supplementary Round per week.
  • The maximum number of Supplementary Cards allowed in any given year is TEN.
  • A Qualifying Course at Stocksfield MUST be used for a Supplementary Score Return

Course Notes


New rules for Buggy booking

As of August 12th, Saturday buggies may only be booked up to 10 days in advance (the same as the Tee), unless there is an Open Competition taking place, in which case they will be bookable on the day that that competition becomes available on BRS. Also there will be no buggies booked out to visitors on Saturdays more than 10 days advance in order to give priority to members. All other days will remain bookable at any stage.

 

The reason this rule is being introduced is the increasing popularity of Saturday buggies and to make it fair for all members concerned. All current buggy bookings up to August 12th will remain in place.


Inclement Weather Policy

Darkness, Rain, Fog and Ice

During inclement weather the fact that the course has not been officially closed does not necessarily indicate that it is fit to play. Therefore, members and visitors should themselves determine whether they consider it safe to play. Players have a duty of care to behave in such a way that others may not be injured by their actions. They also have a duty of care to ensure they do not injure themselves. All players play at their own risk and should do nothing to jeopardise the safety of themselves and others. Players should be particularly aware of the additional risks from poor visibility on the course and take appropriate action, including suspending play and leaving the course if deemed necessary.


Lightning

It is the players own responsibility to discontinue play when, in his/her opinion a danger from lightning exists. Players should heed Rule 6-8 {a] [ii] regarding suspension of play.

In the event that a player is out on the golf course when lightning is about then the following safety considerations are advised:

a] Keep away from tall objects such as trees, telegraph poles and also high ground.

b] Keep down as low as possible and ideally crouch in the nearest bunker/hollow.

c] Leave your golf equipment where it is and stand away from it.

d] Do not use a mobile phone and make sure it is switched off.

e] Do not put an umbrella up in any circumstances.


In Competition Play, if it is considered lightning or fog pose a threat of danger the Golf professional or Assistant or a Senior official will sound three blasts on a klaxon to advise that players MUST suspend play immediately. If and when conditions improve, permission to resume play will be authorised by the Golf Professional or Assistant or Senior official and indicated by one blast on a klaxon.