For those aged 60 and above there is an Antiquarian’ section who run their own competitions and take part in matches against veterans’ sections in other clubs.
Handicaps & Competition
The Antiquarian’s Section is open to gentlemen members over the age of 60. Please supply the Director of Greens and your section’s Handicaps and Competitions Secretary with your email address so you can be kept informed on the course status and competition news. Contact details are shown in your diary.
If applicable, a current handicap certificate from a previous club should be given to the appropriate section Handicap Secretary. A handicap certificate of 26 or better from another club will be registered on the computer allowing entry to competitions immediately.
If you do not have a handicap, it is important to establish one as soon as possible.
To obtain your handicap you need to play 54 holes, either three rounds of 18 holes or 6 rounds of 9 holes or a combination of the two, using the yellow tees for men. You must play these rounds with a full 7-day member who will mark, sign and date your cards for you.
The rounds are scored as Stableford cards assuming a handicap of 28. This means a double-shot allowance on holes stroke index 1 to 10 and single shot allowance on the remaining 8. Do not worry if you fail to score on some holes but do complete the card.
Your Shortlands Golf Club handicap certificate will be pinned to the Handicaps and Competitions notice board in the locker room. It is your responsibility to follow up its progress with the Handicap Secretary. Once you have all your cards completed label each one “For Handicap” and place them all together in an envelope clearly marked with your name and “For Handicap”. Post the envelope in the Handicaps and Competitions box in the foyer.
Your handicap will lapse if you do not play in three qualifying competitions or submit three other playing cards in a club year.
Once you have obtained a handicap (26 for men) or better you will be able to compete in the monthly medals and any board competitions, both home and away. However, if your handicap is higher you will still be able to play in the casual matches.
The Antiquarian’s Section run their own competitions and take part in matches against veterans’ sections in other clubs. Wednesday mornings are reserved for the Antiquarians section. Contact the Antiquarian’s Secretary and consult the Section’s notice board for further information.