New functionality is coming to the 'My England Golf' app, which will allow golfers to post scores from general play rounds to count towards their handicap indexes.
Players will be required to pre-register their 9-hole or 18-hole round on the app. Geo-location will ensure this can only be done within close proximity to the course.
Score integrity will be maintained by an enforced time-lag between the registering of intent to the time when a score can be inputted. A golfer’s final score must also be verified by a playing partner who has witnessed the round and holds a WHS handicap index.
Lockdown restrictions will be eased across the country this coming Monday (12 April), meaning golf clubs and venues can open further facilities and serve food and drink, including alcohol.
Facilities and activities available from Monday include:
Indoor practice facilities for one-to-one coaching and individual use
Outdoor social and hospitality areas
Ensure you are familiar with the latest restrictions by reading our Play Safe, Stay Safe framework.
Captain Sir Tom Moore (pictured right with his golf-loving family) captured the hearts of the nation last year when he celebrated his 100th birthday by walking 100 laps of his garden, raising £38.9 million for NHS charities in the process.
Twelve months on, The Captain Tom Foundation is marking what would have been his 101st birthday with a fundraiser – the Captain Tom 100.
The event takes place on the weekend of 30 April – 3 May, and we’re calling on clubs and members to get involved with the event, which will receive publicity on a national scale.
Anyone and everyone can join in the challenge - simply dream up a challenge around the number 100 and raise money or donate to The Captain Tom Foundation or a charity of your own choice.
In golfing terms, it could be holing 100 putts, trying to reach 100 keepy-uppies or chipping 100 balls into a basket.
Make sure your senior women are aware there are still opportunities to compete on the national stage this season.
This year’s English Senior Women’s Stroke Play and English Senior Women’s Amateur Championships both feature scratch and handicap competitions, opening the event up to golfers with handicaps of 15.4 or better.
The Senior Women’s Stroke Play (15-17 June) takes place on the Hampshire coast on a must-play course for fans of links golf, Hayling Golf Club.
The Senior Women’s Amateur Championships (27 June – 2 July) takes place in Lincolnshire, on the picturesque heathland track at Market Rasen Golf Club.
Find out more and share the competition entry using the links below.
Nominations are now open for the England Golf Awards; your chance to celebrate and champion the people, clubs and counties who make English golf great.
There are seven different awards, including a new category for 2021: Sustainability Project of the Year.
Entries close at midnight on Sunday 2 May, while the winners will be announced at a special virtual ceremony on Thursday 3 June.
Second women in golf webinar announced: A second webinar has been announced for club staff and volunteers interested in finding out more about improving their golf offer for women. Share registration now
Jon Dry talks about SafeGolf experience: Fulford Golf Club general manager Jon Dry talked us through his experience achieving SafeGolf accrediation. Read the article
Seven Englishmen named in 2021 Walker Cup squad: Players from five counties have been represented in the GB&I team for this year's match against USA. Read more
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