Participating in a Dry Month in 2021, Research Reveals Huge Savings to be Used for your Golf Membership!

Many people were contemplating Dry January, but when the new lockdown restrictions came into place at the start of the month, many decided it was not the right time. However, for those that went the whole month without breaking, Congratulations! Many believe having a whole month alcohol free is not only good for your health but for your bank balance as well.

Study reveals playing sport can increase your chance at landing a job, particularly Golf!

From re-writing your CV to filling out job application forms, looking for a new job can be stressful and time consuming. A recent study by Golf Support reveals which sports listed on your CV helps boost your employment potential and golf features in the top 5.

Training at Home During the Current Lockdown

Many golfers will be disheartened that with the new lockdown, golf courses are shutting to help limit the spread of the virus.

Are These The Worst Golf Presents?

With Christmas fast approaching, many are in full swing when it comes to purchasing Christmas Gifts for under the tree.  If you are a keen golfer you might find a few golf gifts under the Christmas tree this year, especially if family and friends struggle on what to get you!  I know I have been guilty of this.  We asked the staff here at PlayMoreGolf, what have been their worst Christmas golf gifts they received.  Here is our Top 5.

Winter Golf Hacks to make you Enjoy Playing in the Winter Months

We are not going to lie; Golf in Winter can be tough. There are those Golfers who believe that when the clocks go back, their clubs get stored away and do not come back out until the Spring. But the winter months can be a great time to not only enjoy some time on the golf course but also practice your swing, ready for when competitions heat up. For those who are living in England you can prepare for courses reopening from 2nd December while the information below is relevant for those in Wales and Scotland who can continue to play.

The Launch of the New World Handicap System

November 2nd Marks a significant change for many golfers, not just in the United Kingdom but around the world, with the launch of the World Handicap System (WHS).

The WHS is designed to be a fairer method to determine a player’s handicap, establishing a method for more accurately calculating a golfer’s current playing ability.

Before the launch of the WHS there were six different handicap systems, all with slightly different result when calculating a players’ handicap. The new WHS will help unify these systems and create one of the biggest changes to the handicap system since the national handicap was introduced in 1911. With the handicap system being uniformed throughout the world one of the biggest benefits is you will be able to transport and use your ‘Handicap Index’ on any course no matter the location.

With the old CONGU handicap system, every score card you entered previously would affect your handicap, using the new WHS this will not happen as it will be based on an average calculation. The WHS will calculate your Handicap Index by taking your best eight scores from your last 20. The benefit meaning the challenging course conditions with the winter weather will not heavily impact your handicap and when one of your best scores is no longer able to be used as part of your average, it won’t change your handicap too dramatically.

The highest handicap a golfer can have is 54 and if you are new to the sport wanting to obtain a handicap, the handicap calculation will be very similar to how it has been calculated previously, where you are required to enter 54 holes, which can be done playing rounds of 18 holes or 9 if preferable.

For further information we recommend clicking here and reading the further information that Golf England have put together.

National Golfing Associations are being encouraged to communicate information out regarding the new WHS. If you are finding you have any outstanding questions, or require any additional clarification please let us know and we will answer as many as possible. This can be done by submitting any questions via our Facebook Page or leaving a comment below.

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The Flexible Golf Membership – Everything You Need to Know

There is a greater need for flexibility when it comes to golf memberships. Golf is an ever-popular sport, with approximately 4 million golfers in the UK and over 3000 golf courses to play on. In 2019, there were 3.9m golfers in the UK and approx. 1.3m of those belong to a golf club. This means 2.6m people that play the game and either pay green fees or membership discount rates. Unless you can dedicate a large proportion of your time to justify the cost of a full membership, perhaps a full traditional golf membership isn’t an option. Enter the flexible golf membership category. 

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