Members

THE IDEALS OF GOLF MEMBERSHIP

The enjoyment of GOLF depends on a great deal on the co-operation, consideration and courtesy extended by fellow competitors.

What is true of the game also applies to CLUB MEMBERSHIP. The spirit and image of a GOLF CLUB is projected by the way fellow members show respect, courtesy and consideration to one another.

This courtesy and consideration should extend to the choice of dress generally, in the standard of conduct on the course and in the Clubhouse.

The standards of a Golf Club may be judged by the etiquette of its members.

It is always better to give a point than take one.

 

START AND FINISH
Members failing to report to the starter’s box at least fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled time of play may be substituted and/or relegated to a later time.

Members must return all cards for handicap purposes. Failure to comply will lead to re-handicapping at the discretion of the Match Committee.

Cards must be returned within 15 minutes of completion of play.

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

  1. ORDINARY – Male and female, full playing rights
  2. COUNTRY – Residing more than 100km from Bowen and financial member of “Home” golf club where such club exists. Full playing rights.
  3. STUDENT – Under 21 years enrolled as full time student in a recognized educational institution.
  4. SOCIAL – Non-playing member. Clubhouse use only. No voting rights.

Nomination fee $20.00 applies to ordinary and student members.

Fees for ordinary and student members will be based on financial or calendar year.

Fees for country and social members will be based on calendar year.

Membership includes green fees, affiliation fees and insurance.

Fees to be determined by the Committee.

JUNIOR COMPETITIONS
The Bowen Junior Golf Club conducts competitions each Saturday morning at 8.00am. For more information on Junior Golf, contact Club Professional Corinne Dibnah on 4785 1206.

COMPETITIONS

  • All events (except 9hole ‘chook runs’) are Time Sheets unless stated.
  • In shotgun starts, no mechanized carts are permitted on #1 or #5 tees.
  • Unfinancial members can play in club competitions but cannot win trophy of day.
  • All events are subject to change
  • All alcohol consumed on the course must be purchased from the Club.
  • Players cannot ride in buggies to win any championship event unless 55 years or over or have a medical certificate. This includes all match play events.

STROKE – Full Handicap
The score at each hole is entered on the score card, totaled and the player’s handicap deducted.

MATCH – Full handicap
In Match Play, the game is played by holes. A hole is won by the side which holes its ball in the fewer strokes. In Handicap Match Play the lowest handicap goes to zero (0) and the other side plays off the difference. A match is won by the side which is leading by more holes than they are left to play.

PAR/BOGEY – Full Handicap
The score is recorded on the card the same way as stroke play, handicaps are deducted for each hole and the result is indicated as plus(+), minus (-) or square (?) with par.

STABLEFORD – Full Handicap
The score is recorded on the card the same way as stroke play, handicaps are deducted for each hole and points are awarded as follows: 1 for bogey; 2 for par; 3 for birdie; 4 for eagle.

FOUR BALL BEST BALL – Full Handicap
Two players play as partners and the best score is recorded as a result for each hole.

FOURSOMES – Half Handicap
Foursomes may be played under either Stroke or Match Play rules and conditions.

Two players play as partners and use one ball. Players take alternative strokes until the ball is holed. Partners are to alternate teeing order.

NOTE: if either incurs a penalty stroke it does not alter the rotation of play.

MIXED FOURSOMES – Half Handicaps
Men and ladies mix as foursomes and use their respective tees. Men will tee off from the first tee.

CANADIAN FOURSOMES – 3/8 Handicaps
Both players hit off the tee and continue alternative shots with the ball they nominate.

AMERICAN FOURSOMES – 3/8 Handicaps
Both players hit off the tee then cross to their partner’s ball and hit a second shot, and continue alternating shots with the ball they nominate.

AMBROSE – Group of players tee off, and then choose a ball. The other players pick up their balls and play their next shot as near as possible to the chosen ball, proceed until ball is holed.
Ambrose Handicaps – two players’ quarter of combined handicap; three players one-sixth of combined handicap; four players one-eighth of combined handicap

COMPETITION FIELDS
MEN – will consist of 14 players for both Golfer of the Year points and constitute a competition.

INSUFFICIENT NOMINATIONS – When fewer than 14 players nominate for an event, the Match Committee will substitute a sweepstakes (golf balls only) and, if a donor event, postpone the trophy to a later date.

WOMEN – will consist of 10 players to constitute a competition and ten (10) players for Golfer of the Year in single events only.

HANDICAPS
Men’s Open Events – New Handicap Divisions
A Grade – Handicap 0-6
A1 Grade – Handicap 7-12
B Grade – Handicap 13-19
C Grade – Handicap 20-27

GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Events marked with a ? are those to be played for Golfer of the Year points.
Points will be allocated: 1st – 5points; 2nd – 3 points; 3rd – 2 points which includes ties.
Golfer of the Year events as marked may be altered at the Match Committee’s discretion.

 

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

MALE MEMBERS

R.W. CARVOLTH

D.M. FARDON

R. SHEPHERD

LADY MEMBERS

J. MOORE

C. DIBNAH

A. SHEPHERD

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