A) There are a number of contacts that may be useful for you:
- Clubhouse - Sarah Tietjen 01844 346989 (email@example.com)
- Class A Golf Pro - Bruce Loome 07894 834281 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Captain & Junior Ambassador - Al Bowyer (email@example.com)
- Ladies Committee - Jill Peppett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sue Pomeroy (email@example.com)
- Club Ambassador - Beryl Austin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Competitions Secretary - Temp Steve Sargeant
- Club Vice Captain & CBL Organiser - Steve Sargeant (email@example.com)
- Handicap Secretary - - Steve Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Treasurer - Temp Al Bowyer (email@example.com)
- Seniors Captain - Doug Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Welfare Officer - Gary Tubb (GaryTubb@btinternet.com)
NB for Roll up contacts - scroll further down the FAQ
A) There is a simple 4 step process
- Please introduce yourself to our Captain
- We will be assign you a 10 digit Membership Number (if you have not already provided us with one - it used to be referred to as your CDH number)
- Please use this membership number to create a free account / register with HowDidIDo (please ensure that you use the same email address as you provided us with on your membership form). This APP is essential for entering your scores for handicap purposes.
- Book a tee time online by clicking here (there is a quick 'one time' registration process) or phone the clubhouse on 01844 346989If you want to find people to play with (join a roll up), get a handicap, find out about competitions etc ... simply read on through the FAQ below...
- Familiarise yourself with the course - click here
A) We are operating the normal dress code for progressive Golf Clubs
On the course:
Golfers are required to wear smart clean golf clothing at all times
Shirts are to be worn with collars or turtle necks, and can have short or long sleeves
Golfers must wear golf shoes
Wearing Jeans, trainers, football and T-shirts is a no.
Players must only use their own clubs ie no bag sharing
Using mobile phones on the course is a no.
In the Clubhouse:
Please wear smart casual wear cloths - this includes smart jeans.
PRGC's 10 MOST IMPORTANT GOLF ETIQUETTE POINTS TO FOLLOW
The following are considered to be the important etiquette requirements of all golfers at PRGC and must be complied with
- SAFETY ON THE COURSE. Shouting FORE as necessary and do not play if there is any doubt that anyone on the course is in range.
- BE COURTEOUS. To club staff, green keepers, other players, and all others on the course (including keeping one’s temper).
- CARE OF THE COURSE. Repair pitch marks on greens and fairway divots; Rake bunkers; Comply with winter and local rules as applicable. Use laid paths wherever possible. Don’t drop litter.
- AVOIDANCE OF SLOW PLAY. Keep up with players in front. Don't leave the next tee empty! Let faster groups through.
- AWARENESS OF OTHER GOLFERS. Allow clear line of sight for all shots including putting, keeping still, remaining silent during play.
- COMPLIANCE WITH GOLF RULES – Official and Local. If you are unsure, ask – please don’t just assume.
- POSITIONING OF GOLF EQUIPMENT. No trolleys or buggies on greens, tees, or their surrounds. Ensure equipment is placed towards the exit of the greens.
- PLAY THE COURSE AS SET. Use correct tee boxes.
- DRESS CODE Wear suitable and appropriate golf attire and shoes. No jeans, tracksuits or T-Shirts (polo shirts are fine)
- ORDER OF PLAY. Having the honour where appropriate. Also, where appropriate play when ready.
IMPORTANT NOTE. All members and non-members when playing to not only uphold the etiquette themselves but also to ensure playing partners do likewise.
A) To get a Handicap Index you will need to hand in 3 cards, all marked by an existing member who already holds a handicap. Steve Williams (email@example.com) is in charge of handicaps.
The process of achieving an initial Handicap is very straight forward:
- Complete 3 full rounds of golf (54 holes) and have your cards marked by a fellow PRGC member with an existing HI
- Mark each card as "For Handicap 1", (2 and 3) and place each completed card in the Black WHS Casual Card Box in the Clubhouse (lobby)
- Upload your scores into the HDIDO App marking is as a casual qualifying round (this ensures that it will be uploaded to England Golf)
- 3 correctly completed cards are required for your initial HI and to enter competitions
It is important to develop your handicap by playing in the ongoing monthly medals and Stablefords, as well as submitting additional casual qualifying rounds. A fully developed handicap index is where the system selects your best 8 from 20 cards. The wonder of the new World Handicap System is that it is dynamic - your HI evolves dynamically and quickly with your standard of play.
Some important admin points:
- you must register with the How Did I Do (HDIDO) App and with England Golf
- You will be provided by PRGC with an England Golf WHS Membership Number (CDH)
- Please always use the same email address, as the systems talk to each other and everything needs to match
If you are playing in a competition and need to know how to complete someone's card for them - there is a simple guide here to the various competitions. Please ask another member to help - this is a very friendly club and everyone is keen to help. How to complete a golf competition score card - Princes Risborough Golf Club
A) There are multiple measured course and yes there is a course guide
Two basic rules:
- White Tees are for specified competitions only - under no circumstances should they be used for general / social play
- Blocks are for your first 9 and Logs are your second 9 (alphabetic ie B for L, if that helps)
For social golf we have a number of tee block options for you to play:
- Mens Yellow - all social rounds for men
- Blue - Juniors or Seniors who have lost a little distance
- Ladies Red - the majority of ladies play from these blocks
- Ladies Yellow - opportunity for the ladies to mix in up a little and add some distance to their round
Here is the course guide
Here is the score card
Here is the slope index for the courses (see section 2 in particular)
A) There are 3 key principles to follow here:
- Golfers playing hole 10 have a priority over those playing hole 1
- A group of golfers playing hole 1 need only let one group of players playing hole 10 through - they should alternate
- All golfers should remain polite and courteous - that is the spirit of PRGC and of golf
- Golfers should maintain a good momentum around the course and target hitting the time they have booked for hole 10
A) It is different depending on whether you are late or early
- If you are late, move quickly to the 10th tee and and slot in with golfers teeing off of the 1st
- If you are early, please grab a coffee at the half way house and wait for your back 9 tee time
NB The flow of the course is so important to golfers and no one likes to be held up by avoidably slow play
A) There are a great many but they are easy to find and understand through the R&A website - Rules of Golf
A) This is perfectly natural and please don't be shy, we are a very warm and welcoming club. The best person to speak to in the first instance is our Club Ambassador who will be delighted to point you in the right direction. It is important that you set your own timetable for when you feel it is the right time to play with some new people or enter competitions or get a handicap or get some lessons or just get some re-assurance.
A) We have several members' Roll Ups during the week and the key ones are below. For more information please contact us
- The Friday Stableford is on Friday mornings (please contact John White, firstname.lastname@example.org) - it is wonderfully inclusive, welcoming high and low handicappers and new members of any age, quality or gender.
- Ladies - Official Roll Up on Wednesday Mornings (also unofficial roll ups on Monday and Saturday Mornings)
- the ladies have a wonderfully full calendar which you can dip in and out of - click here for details
- Seniors (55 to 92yrs old)
- The Toffs Roll Up is on Tuesday mornings (Seniors Captain is Doug Taylor, he can be contacted directly at email@example.com)
- Grumpies - Unlike the name suggests, a fun bunch of golfers who Roll Up at 11am ish on a Saturday
- WAGS - largely the same composition as the Grumpies who meet on a Wednesday afternoon
A) Details of the various competitions are in the Competitions section of the website - there is a full calendar of mens, ladies and mixed events. You must have a valid handicap to enter them. If you are an Academy Member or do not have a handicap yet, you are able to play in the competitions for fun and experience but you will not be officially entered ie you will not pay an entry fee and will not be able to win.
A) We have a Class A Pro working at PRGC called Bruce Loome - he uses the latest 'Backward Chaining' coaching technique - proven to deliver over a shot per hole improvement over traditional coaching. Check out the member's discounted pricing click here
A) The day to day Team Leader is Sarah Tietjen (Sarah.PRGC@Gmail.com) and the Designated Premises Supervisor is Lisa Jarvis (click here)
A) There is a 1 stroke penalty for landing in a PRGC pond or lake see R&A Rules on water hazards such as lakes or ponds
- Please do not attempt to play a ball from the lake or pond or remove balls from the lakes or ponds as it ruins the lake bed, causing leaks
Submitting scorecards from away clubs
With restrictions lifted, many of you will be travelling to away courses more than before, whether it be across the border to Wales and Scotland or somewhere more far flung!
Unless you're swinging solo, there's no reason why you can't still record these rounds against your handicap. In fact, to ensure your WHS index remains a true reflection of your current ability, you should be making every effort to submit the scores.