Message from the handicapper
New member handicaps / continuous review
New members,

For the guys who have just joined and are needing to gain a handicap, below is a description / guide of what needs to be done;

- you must submit 3 x 18 hole cards over either of the Lochgreen, Darley or Belleisle courses (any combination of them is fine)
- ideally the courses should be played from the white tees (if this is not possible please denote which tees were used on the card itself as well as if any winter greens were in use)
- the cards must be marked and signed by a member of the club

Once you have all 3 cards completed, please drop them off in the card box located within the Parkstone hotel. I will then review your cards and calculate your initial handicap accordingly in line with CONGU handicapping system. Once you have your handicap you can compete in any of our club competitions as well as in any open competitions at other clubs.

NB: Remember if you don't manage to get the rounds played before the first comp, you can still play in the comps along with other members to get your cards in.

On the other hand If you already have a handicap please text me it along with your CDH number (central database of handicaps) should you know it. Your previous club or the SGU should be able to provide you with this if you don't know it.

For existing members, I will be conducting a continuous review of everyone's handicaps throughout the year to ensure they are as accurate as possible in order to promote close and fair competition throughout the season.

As always I will try to keep the handicap list on HDID as up-to-date as possible for your convenience but there can sometimes be system delays. I would recommend downloading the SGU handicap app for your smart phone as it is free and very reliable.

If anyone has any handicapping questions / queries please feel free to get in touch with me.

And so finally I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all members new and old the best of luck for the season ahead and I look forward to striding the fairways with you all soon.

Kind regards,

Andy Hogg
Club Handicapper