Annual Handicap Review

Annual Handicap Review is a mandatory requirement of the CONGU (Council of National Golf Unions) Unified Handicapping System.

The purpose of the review is to comprehensively examine whether players’ handicaps are realistic even though they may have been adjusted in competition play. This is important because if players continually return scores that are outside their buffer zone, their scores will skew the CSS for competitions, which in turn will impact on other players’ handicaps.

The Club’s Handicap Committees have now completed the Annual Handicap Reviews for 2017, which has resulted in some adjustments, either up or down, for some members. Those that are affected have all been contacted and informed of their new playing handicaps.

These players’ performances will be closely monitored in the new season’s competitions, and should it be considered necessary, their handicaps will be re-adjusted.

In addition to the Annual Review, CONGU also require continual reviews throughout the playing season and these will be conducted by the Match & Handicap Committees.

Match Secretary
February 2018

Gents Match Play Competitions 2018

The entry sheets for this year’s Gents Singles, Two Ball and Four Ball competitions are now on the notice board in the foyer.

Entry fee is £5 per player and allows play in all or any of the competitions. Envelopes for payment of entry fee are available from the bar and in the foyer.

The entry fee should be placed in the envelope with your name printed on the front and then deposited in the blue Medal box in the foyer.

Please read the Competition rules below regarding organising the ties, as failure to play the tie will result in both sides being eliminated.

Competition rules

You can get contact details for members, either behind the bar, pro shop or the touchscreen terminals.

Match Secretary
January 2018

Open Competitions 2018 – Lenzie Golf Club

Lenzie Golf Club hosts a number of Open Competitions throughout the year and on this page you can find some details.The competition entries are now open online and tee times can be reserved with payment of entry fee.

Lenzie Open
Gents Handicap Open
Saturday 19th May 2018
Classes: handicap 0–11 and 12–28. The competition is open to members of recognised golf clubs holding a CONGU handicap – Maximum allowance 28.

Ladies Open Day
Wednesday 11th July 2018
Players must have a current CONGU handicap – Maximum allowance 36.

Open Texas Scramble
Thursday 26th July 2018
Teams with players over 55 years with a maximum CONGU handicap allowance of 28.

Junior Open Competition
Three competitions: Under-18, Under-14, and Team
Sunday 19th August 2018
Best 3 nett scores from one club wins the Cameron Penman Team Trophy.
Participants should be under 18 on 1st January 2018 and where applicable under 14 on 1st January 2018.

The Alma Rosebowl
Open Mixed Foursomes
Sunday 12th August 2018
The maximum handicap allowance for Gentlemen is 28 and for Ladies it is 36.

Seniors Open
Gents Handicap Open
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Entrants to be over 55 with a maximum CONGU handicap allowance of 28.

Open Texas Scramble
Saturday 22nd September 2018

Open to Members/Guests and Visitors. Teams can consist of Gents, Ladies or any combination of both. Entrants must have a current CONGU handicap – Maximum allowance 28 for Gents and 36 for Ladies.

Ready Golf

‘Ready Golf’ is a term used to indicate that golfers should play when they are ready to do so, rather than strictly adhere to ‘the farthest from the hole plays first’ stipulation in the Rules of Golf.

‘Ready Golf’ is appropriate for stroke play formats and includes a number of actions that separately and collectively improve times for players completing a round.

If you reach your ball and are ready to hit, while other members of your group are not yet prepared, then go ahead and hit – even if you are not away – provided it is safe to do so.

Examples of ‘Ready Golf’ include:

  • Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
  • Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
  • Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
  • Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
  • Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
  • Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
  • When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
  • Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off”

Signing In Procedures for Gents Medals New Arrangements

All members playing in a medal are reminded that they must sign in at the pro shop before commencing play or they may be disqualified from the competition as per the competition rules.

The terminals in the clubhouse are for score entry.

Members log in numbers are listed in the Gents Handicap folder in the foyer.

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Match Sec