Monday, 30 January 2023

New Members Guide 2023

  Rules for beginners - Golf Ireland

 World Golf Handicap Pocket guide

When inputting a card at an away course it will go onto your record automatically (if it's an official competition). If it's just a casual round with another Golfireland member you ( & you choose to submit a round)  will need to sign-in on the Golfireland app pre round, then input that card asap after game.       (You must still be on-site at that club in order for it to work), 

All society cards should be returned on the app too in the same manner as above, if you are having problems with the app send on a photo of your card, but only when you've exhausted the above advice. 

Step 1: Install the howdidido app, When you submit 3 cards a Handicap index will be allocated.

( In addition you can send a photo via email or WhatsApp to speed up the process).

Please put the 3 scorecards in an envelope marked "For Handicap" and leave at the course reception.

  • Cards submitted in the Winter season: a temporary domestic Handicap will be allocated.
  • Cards submitted in the Qualifying period April to end of October: an initial Golfireland handicap will be allocated, you will need 20 qualifying cards thru the season to have a fully developed Handicap (this will allow entry to interclub competitions in 2024).


After Handicap index allocation you will then have access to the HDID tee time booking system for Competitions and casual golf at the course.



Step 2: Install the Golf Ireland app, use this to track your Handicap index.

The pin number for registering is on the back of your Golf Ireland member card.

Step 3: install the BRS booking app for Tee time bookings outside of competition times
For issues relating to BRS contact Amanda at reception.



Step 4: (optional)  You may want to download a GPS Golf app.

To comply with the rules of Competition golf the GPS app can only give advice on Distance, not measure wind speed or direction etc. Try not to let such devices interfere with pace of play.

Example of a free App with the Course mapped on it is below 


Brian Cruise, Handicap Sec 2023

Friday, 20 January 2023

Competition Conditions

From 21/1/23 Following on from the January Committee meeting re: Slow Play

For Saturdays and Wednesdays Only:  Play to the White Temp Flag/Green on the 5th Hole. Use the Forward Tee box on the 11th and then use the New Temp Forward tee box on the 12th Hole.

On Sundays use the normal Full green on 5th.

 Placing everywhere (within 6 inches).except the red & yellow marked penalty areas. Rake & Place in bunkers.

Save the F/ways is an extra option, go to nearest rough and place the ball ( as always, No nearer the hole).

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Sat 5th Champagne Scramble:

  • Use Playing Handicap as per Howdidido label or App.
  • Players drive off. Team chooses which drive to play and marks it (all players can place). All team members play from this spot. and then finish out the hole with their own ball, in the normal Stableford manner.
  • 3 drives MUST be used from each player. Drives must be indicated on the scorecard by putting a circle around the player's score.

The best 2 scores are recorded (Stableford). The same applies to all other holes except the par 3’s.

On par 3’s: all players play their own ball from tee to green and then all 3 scores (stableford) are counted.

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 Scramble Strokeplay, 1/6 combined Playing H/cap 

  •  Deduct domestic minus from Playing Handicap, add up the 3 amended H/Caps and divide by 6.
  • All players Tee off ,select preferred ball, all play their own ball from that position. 
  • 5 Drives/tee shots from each team player must be used
  • For the purposes of this competition all players Place everywhere within 6 inches (except penalty areas).

  • If a team has only 2 players you will not be in the scramble, so sign in and Submit a Singles Scorecard as normal, if in this singles competition Place on the F/Way only. 

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Click for Yellow Peril Rules

It is not recommended to go down the bank to the left of 1st hole, beyond the OOB white line.

  • New Ponds are now staked, use penalty area Rule. Note the scale of Penalty area on 14th/7th in photo below. 
  • Please use a golf ball retriever if possible !
  • ** Think Water safety**  Be extremely careful around pond banks, as they have not bedded in yet.  
  • All Course Works Disturbed ground + surrounds of New trees treat as Gur (interference to stance, or intended line of swing, Free Drop)

                                   




                                              Please leave Rakes back inside Bunkers.

 Any new Competition/Conditions updates will be posted here thru the season

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>>  Sat 14th of May Click here for Yellow Peril advice  <<

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Lucky 7 2's Club winners Nov/Dec

  Results for Nov / Dec 2's Club: €30 added to electronic Wallet.

  • Barry Kelly
  • Hugh Behan
  • Gerry Brady
  • Mick Lawless
  • John Hopkins
  • Jimmy Graham
  • Kevin Behan

Note, any gross 2 (or hole in one) recorded on the Howdidido App in a Saturday or Sunday Competition is included for a bi-monthly draw. In order to spread the potential winners only 1 win per member is allowed. (Wednesday Competitions are not part of the 2's Club).

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Player of The Year 2022

 The Gross Golfer of the Year was won yet again by Eoin Boggans with a 6 X 10pt clean sweep, that's the first time 60pts has been the winning total !

The nett section was won by Brian Cruise with a 34pt total.

Player of the year points are allocated from position 1 to 10, 1st place gets 10 points, 2nd 9pts, etc.

Your best 6 results from the 7 X Medals + Capt's + President's count towards a Gross & Nett winner.


















Tuesday, 27 September 2022

7th & 14th Staking

 

Note a slight change to the penalty area above. If a ball crosses into the penalty area over/between 2 yellow stakes you have the following options.
  • Under penalty, play again from the position you are in. (Option 1 in diagram below)

  • Proceed to penalty area & Play the ball as it lies
  • Under penalty, drop a ball on the line of flag position & the point where you last crossed the margin of hazard. Going back as far as desired > Option2 in diagram below

  • The only difference for crossing over/between 2 red stakes is: you have an extra option of dropping 2 club lengths from where you last crossed the margin (not nearer the flag position), But you cannot drop within or have your stance inside the penalty area.
The penalty area will be reviewed after a site visit from a Golfireland rules official, where extra options e.g. Drop Zones will be considered.

Thursday, 22 September 2022

MatchPlay 2022 & the Winners are >>>

Singles Match Play 2022:

A mammoth 23 Hole & fiercely contested final sees John Reid winning against the ever-present Ray Dunne on the 5th playoff Hole.

Scotch Foursomes Match Play: A battle against the autumn Sundown yielded a 19th hole standoff, with Darren Redmond & Gary Phelan edging out Ray Dunne & Jimmy Graham, in the Scotch Four's final 21/9/22.

Very well done to both teams in the Final and to the 34 Scotch 4's entrants, with all rounds played pre-deadlines it's been another memorable year for the clubs MatchPlay events. 

Matchplay Singles Live Draw Scotch Foursomes Draw.


This years MatchPlay "enforcer" is Bernard O'Callaghan. 0860635954 contact Bernard asap if you're having issues arranging a match.

Singles Matches play off full Course Handicap (laminated CH  sheet is in Changing room and at reception). Blue Tees

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Scotch Foursomes: 

  • Both players in a team tee off Blue Tees ,Choose preffered ball & Play alternate shots until completion of hole.
  • All players in the match will individually calculate a Course Handicap (CH).
  • Each Team takes 60% of the lower CH and 40% of the higher CH and adds them together, this is the pairs playing handicap.
  • The full difference between the 2 teams handicaps will determine the number of shots given/received.

Sunday, 28 August 2022

President's Day winner

 An excellent turnout of 59 Fit & Willing  golfers participated in Hugh Behan's President's Prize. & a Very well done to Kevin Barry who lifted that elusive Trophy aloft .


Winner Kevin Barry (right) Presented by President Hugh Behan



Longest Drive

Front 9 

1st class 3



1st Class 2

3rd Class 3

1st Class 1

Best Gross

Runner Up