Sunday mornings and Wednesday mornings are the Club’s main competition days and the vast majority of the events are handicap qualifying. The Club also hosts Friday morning competitions where the scores are not specifically added to the handicap record, but under the new World Handicapping System (WHS) rules it is possible for players to opt for their Friday rounds to be added to their handicap records. All Club members can play in our competitions on all three days.
Glendale Golf is the manager and administrator of the public golf facility at the Park. The Club as an arrangement with Glendale Golf for a fixed allocation of tee times each week on the three competition days. The Club’s internal on-line booking system confirms the number of players for each competition and the allocation from Glendale Golf is adjusted according to the number of games that are required.
Sundays are traditionally the Club’s busiest day. The start time for our first game is typically close to 8:15am. In both the summer and winter seasons we find that we normally field in the order of 15-20 games.
For our Wednesday fixtures we have two pre-booked blocks of tee times arranged with Glendale Golf. The ‘early block’, which comprises 6 games, tees off around 7.20am in the summer (and slightly later in the winter season), and the ‘main block’, which generally comprises 15 games, is from 9:30am until around 11.00am.
The Friday competitions are played in a relaxed atmosphere, with a start time close to 10:00am.
One of the major attributes of the Club is the manner by which our booking sheet system encourages players to mix. For a new joiner it takes just a couple of weeks to get to know the regular players and to be able to meet up and play with familiar faces. For members who want to play in the Club’s competitions, every effort is made to enable them to do so, even if this means playing at times outside of the Club’s allocated tee blocks.