In order to obtain a handicap you will have to submit three strokeplay scores. Each scorecard must be signed by a member who already holds a full handicap. Supplementary Scores, booked in beforehand to the Professionals shop, can also count as medal rounds for this purpose.
You cannot compete in any competition in which a Congu handicap is required, but you may play during the competition and return a card.
The player must sign in with the Pro. The cards should be marked and signed by a responsible person (someone who holds or has held a handicap). These shall be from the yellow Box tees (for Gents). The format will be Stroke play only. The cards are required to have your name, date and "FOR HANDICAP" printed clearly, signed by you and your marker, placed in the box in the Lounge. The handicap committee will then allocate you a handicap. You will then be allowed to compete in competitions.
In order to retain your handicap it is necessary to return a minimum of three scores each year. The cards may be strokeplay or stableford, either during Competition or by returning a Supplementary score.
In order to re-activate a lapsed handicap, you may play during a competition and submit a score. A Tee Time must be booked with the Pro, not with HowDidIDo or BRS. Please do not sign-in for any competition, pay 2's or sweep, or attempt to enter your score into the computer. The Pro will give you your card; Make sure 'LAPSED' is printed at the top. Deposit your signed card into the box in the Hall.
Alternatively, supplementary cards can be submitted on a non-competition day provided you register the fact that you are entering a supplementary score with the Pro Shop before you play. This card must be signed and deposited into the box in the Hall.
All members can check their handicaps and competition results on the 'HowDidIdo' system by clicking the button below and logging in to the 'HowDidIdo' website. If you have not done so already you need to register with 'HowDidIdo' before being able to access the site.
Click here for a downloadable general information sheet for members.
Most Mondays, weather permitting, there is an informal “roll up” group (Manic Monday) that meet in the lounge at around 10: – 10:30am. A draw is made for playing partners before battle commences on the course with some “friendly”, but competitive, golf. New and long standing members are welcome to come along. It’s a great way for new members to meet people and for “old” members to meet new players.
The club run a monthly draw for members. You can join by standing order so you never need to miss a chance to win. It is only £5 per month so if you wish to be in with a chance to win (every Christmas we have a jackpot of £750) please complete a standing order form (click here) and return it to the office. There is, of course, a monthly draw with 1 x £75 prize, 1 x £50 prize and 2 x £25 prizes. You have to be in it to win it!
If you would like to have club fixtures appearing on your own web calendar, be it Google, Outlook or whatever, then you can do so.
The Club maintains the following Google Calendars, with associated ical addresses, that can be added to personal calendars.
Club Comps https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/e5r5qafn44rd2afe8m7ci01900%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
Open Comps https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/aiio84hhikovo00a7gud3q1n7k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
Team Matches https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/glteir5j6a70akti8tc0cdlu68%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
To load any of the above Calendars, open your own Google/Outlook calendar in a web browser. In a Google calendar you would then choose "Add by URL" from the "Other Calendars" menu and paste in the ical URL in the box. On your mobile device you may have to refresh your calendar app and make sure that the newly added calendars are synced. In the Google App this is via the menu/settings option.
The Club operates a Direct Debit facility for the payment of subscriptions and all other fees. The scheme runs for 12 months each year though, for new members, it can be joined at any point during the year. There is a small additional charge, set by committee, for use of the DD facility. Click here for a DD Mandate.
Rules for paying by DD are as follows:
1.By agreeing to pay your subscription by direct debit, you accept that you are paying in arrears for the subscription due on January 1st each year.
2.Membership can only be cancelled at each subscription year-end. i.e. in December each year.
3.If a member cancels their direct debit instruction at any point during a subscription year, they will be held liable for the remainder of the monies due.
4.The Club reserves the right to pursue any monies outstanding inclusive of entry fees through our debt recovery agent and through the small claims court if necessary.
5.Any member missing two consecutive months direct debits will be deleted from the direct debit scheme and held liable for the remainder of the monies due.
Payment can be made in cash, by cheque, card (in person or by phone) or bank transfer. If by bank transfer please use your initials and Record Number as shown on your bill as reference, eg "AB1234".
The club runs a variety of social events to suit all tastes and details are advertised on the clubhouse noticeboards and by email. Members are encouraged to support these events and booking should be made at the bar.
To help with its fund raising efforts, the Club also runs "The Monthly Draw". The monthly subscription for this is £5, with one monthly prize of £75, one of £50 and two of £25. There is an additional prize of £750 in December. Full details are in the Fixtures and Events booklet (p13) or please contact the Secretary if you wish to join.
Members (including juniors) are allowed to sign in up to three playing guests at a time. Bookings should be made through the Professional and the appropriate Member/Guest fee paid (£10 for 1st guest and £5 each for 2nd & 3rd guest). No guest is allowed to play the course on more than six occasions in any calendar year. Members must play with their guest(s).
The club runs a large number and variety of competitions throughout the year, details of which are included in the Fixtures and Events booklet and, provided you have a handicap, you are encouraged to participate in these.
Entry to the annual knockout competitions is made at the beginning of the year by adding your name on the entry sheets pinned up on the clubhouse competitions noticeboard.
Full details of all competitions and the rules of entry are included in the folder to the left of the competitions noticeboard in the main corridor.
Full membership: Age > 30yrs: £400
Full membership: Age 22yrs – 30yrs: £200
Full membership: Age < 22yrs: £0
Full memberships: 1 Jan – 31 Dec
Lifestyle memberships: 1 Mar – 28/29 Feb
(For Full adult members)
** Arrangements MUST be made through the office and are not guaranteed.
COURTESY (ANY DAY) **
Starnberg (near Munich)
COURTESY (When Largs is closed for Open Competitions) **
Association of Clyde Golf Clubs
Port Bannatyne: £7.50
Blairmore & Strone: £7.50
Crieff Golf Club**: ½ Normal Green Fee
Helensburgh Golf Club**: ½ Normal Green Fee
Machrihanish Dunes**: Reduced Green Fee of £50 / Overnight B&B £99
West Scotland Golf Network
Pick up your vouchers from the office at subscription renewal time for a free
round at participating courses.
Steps for use:
1. Phone the course you want to play to book a tee time.
2. Have your voucher stamped and signed by LGC pro or Office staff.
3. Take your voucher with you and enjoy your courtesy round.
Participating Courses (2018):
• Douglas Park
Members may use their Pre-Payment cards for the purchase of drinks and catering. Drinks purchased by this method attract a 5% discount on the published cash price. Member accounts can be topped up at any time at the bar either with cash or using the debit/credit card (the 3% charge applies for all transactions by credit card). The minimum top up amount is £10.
At the end of the subscription year any unused balance of the initial pre-payment charge is automatically forfeited, but unused amounts from top ups remain credited for the following year.
The following storage is available for members to rent:
On-line tee bookings are made using the "BRS" system. The username required for BRS is your membership Record ID and first time you try to log in you should select the "Forgot Password" option on the Login page to set up a password. (NOTE: Please don't select "Click Here to Register" at any time otherwise your account will be disabled. All members are registered automatically via our club membership management system). The BRS system will send you an email with instructions on how to set a new password for your BRS account.
The login screen can be reached in 2 ways:
1. via the club web site - The Course | Book a Tee Time | Member On-Line Booking | Book a Tee time
2. by browsing directly to https://www.brsgolf.com/largs/member/login
Members may book tee times up to 8 days in advance.
Once you have set up a password the BRSGolf mobile app can be used on any android or Apple mobile device (free download from your App Store)