General Play and Competition Instructions


Waterford Golf Club
Competitions from 1st April 2023

 Register for the competition on the computer in the pro-shop and pay the fee prior to
playing . This constitutes entering the competition.

 Ensure the following are on your scorecard (usually on pre-printed label) - Today’s date, your
name, WHS number, name and format of competition, Handicap Index, Course Handicap
and preferably Playing Handicap.

 From April 1st 2022 your Handicap Index must be recorded to avoid a possible
disqualification under the Rules of Golf. Golf Ireland policy recommends that the Course
Handicap and Playing Handicap should also be recorded.

 Complete your card with reference to your COURSE HANDICAP.

 Enter the gross score for each hole.

 In a stableford competition, you can still enter a dash once you have used up your
shots (course handicap shots).

 In a stroke/medal competition, you must enter all strokes taken on your card, but a
maximum of net double bogey will be counted for handicap purposes.

 Your playing handicap will be used on the computer later to calculate your
stableford points or net score for competition purposes depending on the format of
the competition.

 On completion of your round, ensure you agree your gross score for each hole with your
marker and the card is signed by both player and marker. (special rules for the covid-19

 There is no need to agree stableford points as this will be calculated by the computer using
your playing handicap and may be different to those calculated using your course handicap.

 Scores must be entered into the computer either in the hall beside the men’s locker room or
in the ladies locker room terminal. The computer will calculate your total competition points
or net score. Enter this total on the bottom corner of your scorecard put the card into the
relevant card box. Scores must be entered shortly after completing the round.

 Scores will be uploaded to Golf Ireland at 12.00 midnight each night (even if the club
competition has not been closed). A PCC (playing conditions calculation) will be calculated
and applied to all scores submitted that day for handicapping whether in competitions or in
general play cards.

 Handicap indexes will be recalculated each night and will be updated ready for play the next
day. Please check your golf Ireland app as these adjustments will not be posted in the