Other benefits of forming your own Golf Society include:
Starting a Golf Society does not mean you have to follow a long list of rules and regulations.
By forming your own Society, you are not bound by England Golf or R&A rules.
However, the downside to being a golf society organiser is you’ll sometimes find your opportunities to play a good course with good facilities limited.
When working with the golf club Society Manager, try to be flexible on the times and dates you are requesting.
In addition, while handicaps can be obtained in a number of different ways now, there are no rules and regulations to say you members MUST only use official Club Handicaps.
In fact, you don’t have to use handicaps at all, if you would prefer not to make your days competitive.
However, Society Golfers who hold a handicap with online golf clubs like The Social Golfer, are at an advantage, as you have a good idea of your societies playing abilities from the start.
Furthermore, never forget that golf societies are a lifeline for golf clubs. Many rely on the funds that societies and ‘Nomadic Golfers’ generate throughout the year – these are much-needed funds for the club’s annual profits.
If you do your research, Golf Societies have proven to be great for beginners, giving them the chance to learn rules and ettiquette, without having the expense of joining a club with annual subscriptions.
Another benefit is that players get to enjoy the camaraderie of a lads’ or lassies’ day out with good friends!
By Kevin Booth