If you have any questions or apprehensions please feel free to contact me:
07393 351 211
*If you have entered a competition, your exact tee time will be sent out via email the day before play. Please make sure to check your junk box should you not have received this. A reminder that this is the time you will be due to start play and we recommend you arrive no later than 10 minutes before this time.
Welcome to our monthly 6-hole friendly competition!
This event is designed to give new/high-handicap golfers a chance to experience the golf course and test their skills in a fun and beginner-friendly environment.
We have split the competition into 2 categories dependent on level of experience. The more experienced golfers (BetterGolf category) will complete against eachother over 6 holes (19-24 at Oulton Hall) with the best 5 scores to be taken as the result (highest score will be removed). The less experienced golfers (StartGolf category) will simply play for fun with some assistance from a coach to guide them along the way
All players will get to participate in the 'Longest Drive' and 'Nearest the Pin in 2 shots' bonus challenges
Men to play from the yellow tees
Ladies to play from the red tees
Max. 10 strokes on each hole
Bunkers are in play
Lost ball… for a penalty of 1 stroke you can play a new ball adjacent to where you believe the ball to be lost
There will be prizes for the top 3 players in this category according to the handicap system (see below)
*Card Playoff (CPO):
Should 2 or more players be tied on the same score, the winner will be determined by their respective scores on the final hole. If still a tie then the previous hole will be taken until a winner is determined
All players will play from the short white flag tees (look in the fairway to find them)
Max. 10 strokes on each hole
Bunkers are not in play (simply drop to the side)
Lost ball… simply play a new ball adjacent to where you believe the ball to be lost and continue with no penalty
This is a 'just for fun' category where a coach will be helping you along the way answering any questions
BetterGolf Handicap system:
In order to level the playing field and get you used to the concept of golf handicaps; we have created a simplified version of the system. For those that are interested, here is how it works...
A PAR of 32 has been allocated for the 5 best scores from the 6 holes. This means that we feel a good score for beginner/intermediate level golfers would be a total of 32 shots for 5 holes
Each new player is allocated a handicap of 0. Once they have played an event, their handicap will be adjusted in accordance with their result. The exact method for those interested is detailed below:
Every net score (score after handicap adjustment) of 2 or more below the PAR of 32 will be multiplied by 0.5 and taken away from their handicap. Conversely, every net score of 2 or more above the PAR of 32 will be multiplied by 0.5 and added to their handicap. The handicaps will be limited to a maximum of 10 shots either giving or receiving.
See below for an example:
Player A (HCP 0) shoots a score of 30 – this is a net score of 30 or 2 under PAR (2 x 0.5 = 1). New HCP is +1. Next competition 1 stroke will be added to their final score
Player B (HCP 4) shoots a score of 36 – this is a net score of 32 or level PAR. Any score of PAR or 1 either side will not affect a change in HCP. Next competition 4 strokes will again be taken away from their final score
Player C (HCP +2) shoots a score of 38 – this is a net score of 40 or 8 over PAR (8 x 0.5 = 4). New HCP is 2. Next competition 2 strokes will be taken away from their final score