How To Play in Competitions…

As a new member of Rickmansworth Golf Club, it’s useful to know how to play in any of our numerous club competitions.

So here is a list of things to do..! As ever, please ask any of our members if anything is unclear and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Getting a tee time: Most of our competitions held at weekends are open for play at any time during the entire weekend, so you can choose whether you want to tee it up on a Saturday or a Sunday. Simply book yourself a time with any of the pro shop staff. For Saturday play, choose a time between 7.36 am and 8.00 am. If you choose to play on a Sunday, then book a slot between 8.00 am and 8.56 am.

Payment of green fees: Either pay your green fee to the pro shop staff or give them your season ticket if you have one. Then pick up a score card, and go into the Men’s changing room where you are required to ‘sign in’ for the relevant competition. Put your name in an available slot on the Competition Entry Form. Most competitions are £2 to enter. By entering your name for the competition, you are then deemed to have entered, so you will need to pay the entry regardless of the score you return.

Arrive in good time: It’s always good to be prepared, so please try to be ready to play at least 5 minutes before your official start time. We have 2 nets where you can hit balls to warm up and also a chipping green. Alternatively, grab a cup of coffee in the Fairway Inn to warm you up on a cold morning! Once on the tee and ready to play, exchange score cards with another player in the group. You will be responsible for marking his score card and vice versa.

Enjoy your golf! After all, that’s what we’re here for right? Ask questions of other members of the group and try to play with a different group each week, that’s the fastest way to get to know people!

Signing Your Card: Once back in the clubhouse, relax with a drink and tot up the scores. Once you’re happy that the score card is correct, sign the card you have ‘marked’ and then sign your own score card that you had ‘marked’. If you fail to sign your own card then unfortunately you’ll be disqualified. Put your signed score card in a plastic bag (available on the notice board in the changing room) together with your entry fee. Seal the bag and post it through the letter box of the blue cupboard in the Men’s changing room. Our competition secretary will then assess all the scores from the competition and issue the result and alter handicaps.

Inclement Weather policy: please click here for details of the Club’s inclement weather policy