General Information For 18 Hole Players

 

Introduction

Welcome to the Feilding Golf Club

Tournament & General Play

Opening Day (mid February) and Closing Day (mid November) mark the Season in which most Club cups, matches, etc. are undertaken. An Automatic Draw for men is available at the start of each Season allowing you to be automatically drawn in a foursome each week. The draw is made up by the Club Captain and can be joined at any stage of the Season by approaching either the Professional or the Secretary. Automatic Draw for men is Saturday. The draw is finalized Monday’s and placed on the Club’s website.

Competition play for ladies is Wednesday morning, and Saturday morning for working ladies as mentioned in the handbook.

A Mixed Nine Holer’s group play on Thursday mornings at 9.30am. Casual play on Tuesday mornings.

Summer Golf is a more relaxed affair with groups teeing off as they make up a foursome, or using the Start Sheet provided. Available from 1st September to end of February. Please refer to the Subscription pages accompanying this. On joining the Club, you will receive the following:

  • A membership swipe card
  • A membership bag tag
  • A club handbook and booklet
  • A score card cover
  • An introduction programme to introduce you to the Club, members and Club facilities

The Programme booklet is provided with dates and events during the year. To enter a specific event, a starting sheet is placed in the locker room, or in the downstairs foyer. Place your name on the entry sheet to enable you to participate. If completion of rounds is not undertaken by set dates the match will be forfeited. If you are unsure about any aspect of Golfing at the Feilding Golf Club, please feel very welcome to contact the Secretary, or The Pro Shop, or any member of the Club

The Game

Our Club has a resident Professional golfer performing multiple functions. The Pro can give correct advice on all aspects of the game including the correct gear. If you wish to improve your game or are uncertain as to which clubs, etc. to purchase, the Pro will put you on the right track. You will receive much advice from many members as to how to hit the ball better, but for correct and instant results the Pro is the only person qualified to show you how. Teaching Clinics are run periodically or private lessons are available at your request. Despite what a lot of golfers think, you will only get better by receiving professional tuition and practicing as well as playing. Always remember that the best players in golf had lessons and worked very hard at their game. No one has ever become a Ëœworld beater” overnight.

Etiquette

Etiquette on the course is very important to learn. Finer points will be picked up as you play more golf but a basic list is as follows:

  • Never tee off if players are on the fairway within reach
  • Replace all divots (clumps of grass)
  • Do not put golf carts/trundlers between bunkers and greens
  • Rake bunkers after use
  • Play in turn on tees and greens
  • Repair all pitch marks on greens

Practice Fairway

Members only or by arrangement with the Professional. Please obey the signage.

Rule 1 You may only hit the balls one way (from the carpark down towards the fence)

Rule 2 Replace Divots

Rule 3 No Parking

Rule 4 Balls must stay within the boundary of the Club.

Dress

A reasonable standard of dress is required both on the course and in the Club House. A shirt with sleeves, dress shorts, trousers or skirt/slacks are expected. NO ALLOWANCE is made for the following:

  • Rugby shorts or rugby jerseys
  • Singlets
  • Touch rugby shoes
  • Jandals or sandals, etc

either on the course or in the Club House. Please respect this set of rules.

Right Of Way

The Green keeper always has the right of way over members. Please respect this when the Green keeper or his staff are on the course.

Handicapping

The Slope Handicapping system is designed to enable all players to play each other on a Ëœlevel playing field” allowing for differing abilities. Learning how to fill in the card, score points, shot holes, handicap indices and tables work will be explained by Club Captains, members of introduction groups, players that you have rounds with.

Remember to enjoy your golf. If you have concerns regarding any points of your game, or wish to play a round of golf, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Men’s or Ladies Committee members (found in the front pages of the Programme booklet). The Programme booklet will be available from Mid February.